Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Freeciv can be played online in your web-browser for free.

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Quick start video
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Load Game
Play against the Freeciv AI
Start on a scenario map, such as
World map, America, Italy or Japan.
Choose your map from a real earth map.
Real-Earth Map
Start or join a game with multiple human or AI players.
Random Map
Start a play-by-email game where you get an e-mail
when it is your turn to play.
Play by Email
Play multiple human players
on the same computer
Start 2D game
Start 3D game
0 singleplayer games and 0 multiplayer games.
Total number of singleplayer and multiplayer games played for all players globally since 20th February 2016

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Multiplayer games

Game name State Turn Players Actions
development version: beware Running 116 2 players Play Info
New Freeciv-web Multiplayer Game Pregame 0 None Observe Info
New Freeciv-web Multiplayer Game Pregame 0 None Observe Info

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"Freeciv is best 11 of top 50 free PC games!"

"Freeciv available in HTML5 browsers, worldwide productivity plummets" - "a version of the classic turn-based strategy game that we can play in our browsers thanks to the witchcraft of HTML 5. There's an installable version, too"
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Freeciv is open source software released under the GNU General Public License. Developers and 3D Artists are welcome to join development.


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