FreeCol, a turn-based strategy game based on Colonization, has been updated to version 0.9.5. This is a maintenance release to fix memory leaks and other bugs. Download: [ freecol.org ]
on 10/13/2010 – Made popular on 10/13/2010
A new release of FreeCol, a popular turn-based strategy game based on the old game Colonization, and similar to Civilization is upon us. This release has several items to reporting including the following: A combat bug that made it possible to capture colonies that still had armed defenders. The handling of keyboard accelerators was improved [...]
After several months of development,a new version of Freecol is upon us. In this turn-based strategy game based on the old game Colonization, the developers focused on the major areas of improvements: incrementally improving the AI, improving stability and updating the GUI. This release has the following improvements:
Version 0.9.1 of FreeCol has been announced. This is purely a bug-fixing release that does not add any new features. The most notable bug squashed is one that prevented the REF from landing in the New World after you declare independence.
Download: [ FreeCol 0.9.1 ]
This post was submitted by burschik.
One game that I rather enjoy on Ubuntu is Freecol. When I upgraded to 11.10 there was also a change in the look and feel, especially in the way turns take much longer as the years go by. I'm not sure what version I had to begin with, but the current version is 0.10.0. Yesterday I went to take a look at the documentation and noticed the current version of the game is 0.10.3.
March of War, an online turn-based strategy game developed by ISOTX, has been released on Steam and it will also feature a Linux version. March of War is still an early release game and will be like that for some time until a final version is available. Until then, you can pay and play the game right now, but you might encounter some serious bugs.
While most of the proprietary games get all the attention on Windows, on Linux it's the other way around. Of course, this is because we're stuck with only few choices for mainly any type of game, from arcade to shooters or strategies. But there are good, if not great, alternatives in Linux.