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Freeciv.net
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Freeciv.net web client running in Google Chrome
Developer(s) Andreas R., The Freeciv project
License GNU General Public License
Platform(s) Internet
Release date(s) 2010
Genre(s) Turn-based strategy game
Mode(s) Multiplayer, single-player
Input methods Keyboard, mouse

Freeciv.net is a multiplayer, turn-based strategy game playable online in a web browser. The game is a fork of the Freeciv project, with the goal of redesigning the desktop game into a version which can be played online. Today, Freeciv.net is a separate project from the Freeciv.org project. The game's default settings are closest to Freeciv and Civilization II, both in gameplay and graphics (including the units and the isometric grid). The proposal to create a web-version of Freeciv was made 6 April 2007 on the Freeciv mailing lists, and documented on the Freeciv.org wiki.[1]

Released under the GNU General Public License, Freeciv.net is free and open source software.

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Features

Freeciv.net supports single and multiplayer games. The features are similar to the Freeciv C client, although not all of the user-interface has been ported from the C client yet. Still, all the features required to play a full game of Freeciv are in place, including rendering of an isometric map, technology research, and many dialogs for managing cities, units and other players. The game also supports scenario-games, and includes maps of the world, North America, France, Italy, Japan and the Iberian peninsula.

Freeciv.net supports human-to-human multiplayer gameplay and artificial intelligence (AI) computer players. While the game is turn based, human players move simultaneously. The AI players move separately, partly at the start of a turn, partly at the end.

Compatibility

Freeciv.net can be played in any web browser which supports the HTML5 standards. In particular, the game uses the Canvas element which is part of the HTML 5 standard.[2] Unlike many other browser-based online games, it doesn't depend on the proprietary Flash plug-in. Freeciv.net is supported by Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer. The canvas support in Freeciv.net has been used to benchmark HTML5 canvas performance.[3] The game can also be played using an iPhone. Further, the game has a special Facebook-mode[4], using Facebook-specific features such as Facebook connect, game announcements and other community features. Freeciv.net is also featured in the Facebook application directory.

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