eRepublik is a massively multiplayer online game, social networking and strategy web browser game developed by eRepublik Labs which launched on October 21, 2008 and is accessible via the Internet. The game is set in a mirror world (called the New World) where players, referred to as citizens, join in local and national politics, set economic policy, start businesses and wage wars with other countries. It was developed by Alexis Bonte and George Lemnaru. eRepublik is programmed in PHP using Symfony framework, and runs in most modern browsers. There are currently 30 members of staff for the website besides the founders.