Travian is a massively multiplayer online persistent browser-based strategy game developed by the German software company Travian Games. The game's developers drew roughly from classical antiquity and particularly from the Roman Empire to create a predominantly militaristic real-time strategy. It has been suggested that Travian's creators may have drawn from an earlier German board game, The Settlers of Catan, for layout; there are similarities in resource development and theme as well. Along with three English versions, and the original German version, Travian has been translated into over 40 other languages, and has over 5 million players and over 300 servers worldwide. In 2006, it won the Superbrowsergame Award, in the large games category. Travian is programmed in PHP and runs in most modern browsers. Travian was also the first game of its type to be playable on mobile phones. When played on a mobile phone, it used Java.However, the Java application is no longer developed or supported.