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Widelands is a free, open source real-time strategy game with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode. The game was inspired by Settlers II™ (© Bluebyte) but has significantly more variety and depth to it. Still, it is easy to get started through playable tutorials.

For more information read the full description and look at some screenshots. Or you can download the latest release and just try it out for yourself.

This website is the home of the Widelands community. You are invited to visit the forums: discuss strategies, find partners for multiplayer games, help with translations, voice your opinion on graphics, music and much more.

Widelands is currently (and will always be) under development - you can get a feel for what is worked on by looking at the changelog. Everybody is invited to help out too - we need 2D and 3D artists, sound effect creators, composers, map makers, translators, test players, web programmers and C++ coders. All skill levels are welcome - just start working on something or ask in the forums for pointers.



Naval Tournament 2023

the tournament is over and our land based champion proved to be the master of the seas as well.

The winner is once again:


Many congratulations to our suprising second place "_Elefantenrennen" and our Chieftain "Nordfriese" for being third.

We hope you might consider participating in our next tournament, starting shortly after the release of Version 1.2

For details see the Tournament thread

0 comments Posted by hessenfarmer on 2023-06-27, 22:48

Changed Users Profile Page

We did a rework on your users profile. Some old entries were removed and some new entries are added. It is recommended to set your operating system and currently used version of widelands. Both will be displayed in the forum below your avatar, so developers don't need to ask for this information in case of questions or bug reports.

If you had filled out the "Website" field, there is now a generic field called "Webservice/Nick" which you can use for this.

You may have to reload the website by hitting CTRL+F5 to force your browser to fetch all new changes of css and images.

Edit your profile page

2 comments Posted by kaputtnik on 2022-12-04, 09:57

Widelands 1.1 Released

The Widelands Development Team is proud to announce the immediate availability of the stable release Widelands 1.1.

Windows installer 64 bit · 32 bit
Mac packages (64 bit) MacOS ≥ 11 · M1 Arm MacOS ≥ 121
Linux (64 bit) AppImage · Flatpak · PPA
Source code as .zip · .tar.gz
List of all downloads

Since the release of version 1.0, we implemented several hundreds of new features and bugfixes; for example, to name just a few of the highlights:

  • Three new scenarios: One each for the Atlantean and Frisian campaigns, and a new standalone singleplayer mission
  • An add-ons webserver allows efficient down- and uploading of add-ons as well as interactions such as voting and commenting on add-ons
  • High-resolution images for many units
  • Multithreading provides smoother performance
  • Multiple enhancements to the in-game encyclopedia
  • Diplomacy: Manage your alliances during the game
  • Fastplace: Assign custom shortcuts to buildings to place them with one keystroke
  • In-game loading and restarting of games and scenarios
  • Save and load in-game windows
  • Editor tool history dialog
  • Various AI enhancements

Widelands 1.1 is translated completely into Catalan, German, Hungarian, and Low German, and the translations for 10 other languages are more than ⅔ complete.

Widelands is distributed for Windows (64-bit and 32-bit), Mac OS X >= 11.0 (Intel 64-bit and M1 Arm), Linux (AppImage, 64 bit), and in source code. For Linux users, we also provide a Flatpak package and a Ubuntu PPA and try to make compiling as easy as possible, and most distributions will pick up Widelands 1.1 into their repositories very quickly. Both binary and source packages are available under the links below and from our Download page.

If you like what you see, have a look around this site. You may also want to check the forums and our IRC channel, #widelands on LiberaChat, to arrange multiplayer games with other players.

We especially welcome every helping hand: Help us find bugs, translate the game, add new scenarios or features! If you want to get even more involved in the further development of Widelands, you can meet us on the forum at or subscribe to on Releases are also announced to (

  1. For the MacOS ARM builds, please see the note on the Download page

13 comments Posted by Nordfriese on 2022-10-23, 11:30