Free Empires
Original logo basis created by David Fuchs.

"Because Empires Should Be Free"

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What is Free Empires?

Free Empires is a free software (GPL 3) historical real time strategy game based on Ensembles Studios and Microsoft's: Age of Empires (AoE) and Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (AoK). The project aims towards GNU/Linux and other Unix-like systems compatibility. We are currently working on the engine we will be using in a separate project but are also still envisioning the design for the first in our proposed series: Chiefs and Warriors which takes place in Paleolithic Europe focusing on the Neanderthal people. This project is a Piga Software project and it is the organization that develops and provides support for the Free Empires project.

The engine being developed behind Free Empires is called Gambas Genie.

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Free Empires: Chiefs and Warriors for GNU/Linux,*BSD, Illumous and other Unix-like systems.

Bluecurve Download IconSource Release 1.0: CLICK HERE!
Released June 21, 2007. Tested on Fedora "Core" 4-7-onward, and Ubuntu 7.04. Under the GPL 2.

Bluecurve Download IconSource Release 2.0: CLICK HERE!
Released November 9, 2007. Tested on Fedora 7 onward. Under the GPL 3.

Bluecurve Download IconLamp Refugee Engine Technical Demo, Source Release 1.0: CLICK HERE!
Released October 26, 2009. Tested on Fedora 8. Under the GPL 3.

Bluecurve Download IconLamp Refugee Engine Technical Demo, Source Release 2.0: CLICK HERE!
Released May 8, 2011. Tested on Fedora 12. Under the GPL 3.

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Development Shots

Here are some screenshots of Free Empires: Chiefs and Warriors during different stages of development, including random engine experimentation.
The screenshots are pictures of GNU General Public License software and thus are under the same license.
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Artwork Gallery

Hint: Place your cursor over an image and it will tell you what it is.
All of the site's graphics are under the GFDL and CC BY-SA.
House Town Centre Market
Male Villager Villager Chief Archer Priest Scout Tradesman Spearman Slinger
Villager Icon Female Villager Icon House Icon Town Centre Icon Market Icon
Food Button Wood Button Stone Button Stop Button Unselect Button
Age I Button Age II Button Age III Button Age IV Button
Bear Gazelle
Bear Icon Gazelle Icon

Do you have some graphics that you think might help us? Well present them on our forum (see links).

External Links

  1. Piga Software: Free Empire's mother organization.
  2. FreeCiv: like Free Empires but for Civilization.
  3. FreeCol: like Free Empires but for Colonization.
  4. AoE Clone: a page proposing to create a Java AoE-like game project.
  5. 0 A.D.: a free software AoE-like RTS game project for GNU/Linux and other platforms featuring stunning graphics.
  6. The Dawn of Man: a large scale fan made expansion pack project for AoE.
  7. Free Empires forum section
  8. Free Empires on PigaLore, the Piga Software Wiki

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