Friday, April 27

Open Source RTS Game 'Widelands' Updated


Widelands is an open source real-time strategy game inspired by Settlers II.

In this game, you start out on a small piece of land with nothing more than a few of useful resources. Using those, you can build yourself an empire with many thousands of inhabitants. On your way towards this goal, you will have to build up an economic infrastructure, explore the lands around you and face enemies who are trying to rule the world just like you do.

Game Features
  • Four Worlds (Tile Sets) (Greenland, Winterland, Blackland and Desert)
  • Three Tribes (Barbarians, Imperials and Atlanteans)
  • Several playable single player (tutorial) missions
  • Maps for single and multiplayer mode
  • Save and load of single and multiplayer games
  • Ability to build a settlement from scratch
  • Military and warfare (Attacking, Training, defending, conquering of military buildings)
  • A map editor, to build your own maps and campaigns
A new version (build 17) of Widelands has been released bringing in lots of new features and fixes:
  • Basic sea-faring functionality
  • Improvements to the Editor
  • Multiplayer scenarios
  • Support for dismantling buildings
  • Support to adjust the number of wares in a building
  • A new in-game help system for many buildings (WIP)
  • Improved in-game statistics
  • Improved rendering engine
  • New maps, sounds, music, graphics & animations
  • Improvements to the usability and performance, as well as numerous gameplay improvements and bug-fixes
  • Full changelog here
Widelands for Window, Mac and source package for Linux can be downloaded from here.

You can install latest version on Ubuntu from PPA by running following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:widelands-dev/widelands-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install widelands

Gameplay video:


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