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Widelands is an open source (GPLed) real-time strategy game. It is built upon the SDL and other open source libraries and still under heavy development. If you knew Settlers I & II (© Bluebyte), then you already have a rough idea what Widelands is all about. Yes, it is where the inspiration for Widelands came from. ¶
## Status ¶

As stated before, Widelands is a work-in-progress game and, it seems, that it will ever be one. New features are added in each release. So, if you miss a feature, let us know. The current version has got at least these features: ¶

* Four Worlds (Tile Sets) (Greenland, Winterland, Blackland and Desert) ¶
* F
ourive Tribes (Barbarians, Empire, Atlanteans, Frisians, Amazons) ¶
* Several playable single player (tutorial) missions ¶
* Maps for single and multiplayer mode ¶
* Save and load of single and multiplayer games ¶
* Ability to build a settlement from scratch ¶
* Military and warfare (Attacking, Training, defending, conquering of military buildings) ¶
* Seafaring (peaceful colonization) ¶
* A map editor, to build your own maps and campaigns ¶
* An add-on system

The first stable release of
Widelands was published in June 2021. Before that, we released 21 beta versions ("builds"). New stable releases are published approfximately annually, so that you can keep up with the state of the art all the time. Simply head over to the [[ Download | download section ]], and you'll find the newest release there. ¶

buireldeases are announced on the mailing list widelands-announce at, on our launchpad site and on the front page of our homepage. Please visit [this page]( to subscribe to the list. ¶

If you are impatient and brave enough you can check out the source code from our repository directly and build on your own or download compiled versions. For more informations read [[ Building Widelands | BuildingWidelands ]] or visit [[ Download | DownloadPage ]] and [our forum for technical help]( The changelog can be found [here]( ¶

* [[ DownloadPage | Downloads ]] - Where can you get Widelands? ¶
* [[ WidelandsFaqPlaying | Widelands' Playing FAQ ]] - Often asked questions and answers about playing the game ¶
* [[ WidelandsFaqTechnical | Widelands' Technical FAQ ]] - Often asked questions and answers about technical issues ¶
* [[ ReportingBugs | Reporting Bugs ]] - You found a bug? Tell us about! ¶
* [[ Contribute | Contribute ]] - Do you want to help us? ¶
* [Donate]( - Help us to pay our server :-) ¶
* [[ DevelopersPage | Developers ]] - Who is developing Widelands? What is the "Widelands Development Team"? ¶
* [[ ContactPage | Contacts ]] - How to contact us and stay up-to-date. ¶
* [[ LinksPage | Links ]] - Related links: bug trackers, mailing lists... ¶
* [Changelog]( /changelog) - What's the difference between our last releases? ¶
* [[ RoadMap | Roadmap ]] - What is left to do until our next release?