The Widelands Development Team is proud to announce the immediate
availability of the release candidate for build-12 of Widelands.
Widelands is a Free, cross-platform strategy game in which players control
the fate of a small tribe that can grow into a big empire, in a style of play
that is unique in the open source world, and will remind players of
Settlers II by BlueByte. More information is available on
This release candidate is a preview for the upcoming build-12, which is
scheduled for release on April 12th. We strongly encourage players to help
test this release candidate, in particular by participating in multiplayer
test games, and report any bugs you encounter.
Some of the highlights of build-12 are:
- fully working multiplayer games
- improved animations and graphics
- a first glimpse of the third tribe, the Atlantids
As usual, there have been many more improvements to the usability and
performance, as well as numerous gameplay improvements and bugfixes.
Widelands uses SDL as graphics and input library and is currently available
for Linux/x86, Windows (32-bit), Mac OS X, and in source code. Both binary
and source packages are available from
Simply download the binary package for your operating system and run the
widelands executable! If your operating system is not supported, download a
source package and try to compile it for yourself. See the homepage for the
libraries you need to have installed.
If you like what you see, please visit our homepage,
http://www.widelands.org/ , and shout out somewhere in the forums.
You may also want to check the forums and our IRC channel, #widelands on
Freenode, to arrange multiplayer games with other players.
We especially welcome every helping hand, even if you just want to
contribute by helping us find bugs. If you want to take part even more in the
further development of Widelands, you can subscribe to
http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/widelands-public to keep up
with development on a daily basis.
All releases are announced on the widelands-announce mailing list. Please
visit http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/widelands-announce if you
want to receive email announcements of future releases.
Developer and release manager for build-12