Alti plays Illyriad (game homepage) with the moniker Alti.
Mature gamers will find that Illyriad supports a deep game that tests many of the rationalist virtues.
It is possible to start the game with an advantage if you are recommended by an existing player. This earns the recommending player 100 prestige upon getting to the population required for a second town, which will indebt that player to you. It is reasonable to ask for a prestige scrap or 20 million in gold in exchange. Alternatively that player can help you grow and owe you a favour.