Status of Freeciv-web LongTurn games 1 and 2

This is a status update on the two first LongTurn games on Freeciv-web. There are currently five LongTurn games running on Freeciv-web, where up to 300 human players can compete at Freeciv playing one turn every day. The two first games were more testing-games, which we can learn from and improve the future games. In […]

The Making of Freeciv WebGL 3D

This is the story of how the 3D WebGL version of Freeciv was created. Some of the most technical challenges of  creating an open source 3D WebGL game will be discussed in this article. Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by history, exploration and mathematics, while Freeciv-web is the browser-based version […]

Freeciv WebGL 3D still improving!

Freeciv WebGL 3D was just updated with a new version on play.freeciv.org today! This is a free and open source strategy game which has been in development since 1996. We are trying hard to improve the new 3D WebGL version of the game. The new release included many improvements to the rendering of the game, such […]

Freeciv WebGL 3D Development Status

Today a new release of Freeciv WebGL 3D was released to play.freeciv.org. The new version contains these improvements: Performance improvements to the 3D rendering and using better materials on the 3D models. Update to the latest build of Three.js and jQuery 3.2.1. Many minor bugfixes, all of them listed on the project page on GitHub.   We […]

Freeciv-web now has hotseat multiplayer mode

Freeciv-web now has a new hotseat multiplayer mode. This is a multiplayer game where two or more players plays on the same device by taking turns playing the game. Wikipedia has some background about the game mode. To start a new hotseat game, go to the main page of Freeciv-web, then click on the hotseat button, and fill […]

Freeciv founded 20 years ago today!

The Freeciv project was founded on November 14 1995, by Peter Joachim Unold, Claus Leth Gregersen and Allan Ove Kjeldbjerg. The three Danish students created this open source strategy game while studying computer science at Aarhus University. Today, 20 years later we have interviewed the founders of the project to find out about the early history of Freeciv. – Why […]