Ikariam is a game that revolves around players acquiring resources and managing them so that they can advance their own town and expand their territory borders to form a sprawling empire.
Players are able to construct a variety of different buildings within their towns, each giving improvements to their populous’ way of life or access to new features, build up an army to defend their territory or just as likely to use them to attack rival players.
The game primarily focuses on PVP conflict players creating alliances, trading with each other or going to war over resources and territory.
A civilisation can only improve if it has the resources to do so. Everything in the game requires resources to advance, from buildings to units they are all require one or more specific resources to construct.