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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.


Feature Freeze

Widelands 1.2 First Snow Feature Freeze

… is now in place.

The First Snow Feature Freeze for the release of Widelands 1.2 has taken place on the evening of Sunday, the 31st of December, 2023.

What does this mean?
From now on, no further features and bugfixes will be accepted except those that have been decided to be critical for the next release. No changes to translatable strings are desired. There is still a batch of new strings incoming shortly from the new Naval Warfare feature.
When all remaining critical bugs are fixed, we will wait another two weeks and then call the Winter Time Feature Freeze.

And what does that mean for you?
You have only a few more weeks to update the translations for Widelands 1.2. Head over to Transifex (instructions can be found in our wiki) and add the missing translations for your language!
And play the current development version as much as you can and report bugs. Widelands 1.2 should be a rock solid release like all the others before it. Let's make it so.

The v1.2 Screenshots Submission is now open.

0 comments Posted by Nordfriese on 2023-12-10, 15:40

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