Freeciv.net - multiplayer strategy game playable online with a HTML5 browser



About The Freeciv.net project:

Freeciv.net is an open-source turn-based strategy game. It’s built entirely in HTML5 and features in-depth game-play and a wide variety of game modes and options. Your goal is to build cities, collect resources, organize your government, and build an army, with the ultimate goal of creating the best civilization. You can play online against other players (multiplayer) or play by yourself against the computer.



Feedback:
Twitter: @freecivnet Twitter: @andreasrosdal or Email: andrearo AT pvv.ntnu.no





  1. Photo post

    Update of the 3D WebGL development: 
Check out Chandler’s blog post on Porting Freeciv.net to WebGL. He has done an impressive job with developing a really impressive 3d engine for Freeciv.net, using Three.js and WebGL.  The demo can be tested directly here. Check it out, and please give us your feedback!

Update 2011-07-24: The source code of this 3D WebGL engine can now be found at Github. Check it out!

    Update of the 3D WebGL development:

    Check out Chandler’s blog post on Porting Freeciv.net to WebGL. He has done an impressive job with developing a really impressive 3d engine for Freeciv.net, using Three.js and WebGL.  The demo can be tested directly here. Check it out, and please give us your feedback!

    Update 2011-07-24: The source code of this 3D WebGL engine can now be found at Github. Check it out!

  2. Some Freeciv.net Updates: Rivers

    Rivers support!

    A new version of Freeciv.net has been released today, with support for rivers. Rivers is a map feature a lot of players have requested. Rivers allows your units to move at 1/3 the movement cost, and it also gives a defense bonus. However, you can’t build roads on tiles with rivers, until you research bridge building.

    Borders!

    The new version also shows national border lines on the map view. Let us know what you think of this new feature.

    BBC History Radio

    Play Freeciv.net while listening to this BBC collection of talks covering ancient to modern topics. I found this great link on Reddit.

  3. Freeciv.net WebGL 3D version now under development!

    It’s now official:  A version of Freeciv.net with a 3D view using WebGL is now under development. This will be implemented using WebGL and Three.js.

    WebGL is a 3D library in the web browser, which allows websites to generate interactive 3D graphics within any compatible web browser. WebGL is supported in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and in development releases of Safari and Opera.

    Three.js is an awesome Javascript 3D engine, which uses WebGL to render the 3D graphics. It also supports rendering using the HTML5 Canvas element.

    This is a very ambitious project for Freeciv.net, and will take a lot of work. If you want to contribute, you can for example create unit models using Blender, based on the existing Freeciv units.

    Question to the readers: What is the most impressive and beautiful landscape renderer that you’ve seen implemented using WebGL or Three.js?

  4. Freeciv.net Forum pages up again!

    A new forum for Freeciv.net has been created, to improve the community of players of the game. You can ask for help about anything there. Hopefully this forum will grow info a vibrant community for active Freeciv players!

    Visit the new Freeciv.net Forum here!

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