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This is the 2008 article. As of April 9th, 2010, the total number of events in this article is 137.

See history for an overview of free gaming history.

January[edit]

Date Event Counter
2008-01-03 The first demo of Plee the Bear[1] 1
2008-01-06 Plee the Bear now works on x86_64[1] 2
2008-01-08 Stendhal 0.66 was released.[2] 3
2008-01-12 Scorched 3D 41.2 was released.[3] 4
2008-01-13 An improved demo of Plee the Bear released[1] 5
2008-01-14 Battle for Wesnoth 1.3.14 was released.[4] 6
2008-01-15 OpenTTD 0.6.0-beta3 was released.[5] 7
2008-01-20 Scorched 3D 41.3 was released.[6] 8
2008-01-22 Hedgewars 0.9.2 was released.[7] 9
2008-01-24 Freeciv 2.1.3 was released.[8] 10
2008-01-27 FreeCol 0.7.3 was released.[9] 11
2008-01-27 FreeOrion 0.3.1-RC7 was released.[10] 12
2008-01-29 Battle for Wesnoth 1.3.15 was released.[11] 13
2008-01-29 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.3.4 was released 14

Total: 14

February[edit]

Date Event Counter
2008-02-09 Sixth Floor Labs announced that they shut down their operation[12] 1
2008-02-12 Battle for Wesnoth 1.3.16 was released.[13] 2
2008-02-14 Stendhal 0.67 was released.[2] 3
2008-02-14 Gnome Hearts 0.2.1 was released.[14] 4
2008-02-17 Atanks 2.8 was released.[15] 5
2008-02-19 Battle for Wesnoth 1.3.18 was released.[16] 6
2008-02-19 OpenTTD 0.6.0-beta4 was released.[17] 7
2008-02-21 FreeOrion 0.3.8 was released.[10] 8
2008-02-23 Globulation 2 0.9.2 was released.[18] 9
2008-02-25 Battle for Wesnoth 1.3.19 was released.[19] 10
2008-02-29 Jason Rohrer release the first version of his game, Gravitation. It was version 2.[20] 11

Total: 11

March[edit]

Date Event Counter
2008-03-04 OpenTTD 0.6.0-beta5 was released.[21] 1
2008-03-08 Battle for Wesnoth 1.4 was released.[22] 2
2008-03-26 OpenTTD 0.6.0-RC1 was released.[23] 3
2008-03-26 Atanks 2.9 was released.[15] 4
2008-03-27 Plee the Bear 0.2 was released[1] 5
2008-03-30 -> 2008-04-06 PyWeek 6 took place.[24] 6

Total: 6

April[edit]

Date Event Counter
2008-04-01 OpenTTD 0.6.0 was released.[25] 1
2008-04-03 Widelands Build-12 was released.[26] 2
2008-04-07 Battle for Wesnoth 1.4.1 was released.[27] 3
2008-04-07 The Mana World 0.0.24.1 was released..[28] 4
2008-04-11 Word War vi 0.06 was released.[29] 5
2008-04-10 Foo 1.0 was released. 6
2008-04-12 FreeOrion 0.3.9 was released.[10] 7
2008-04-21 Freeciv 2.1.4 was released.[8] 8
2008-04-24 Globulation 2 0.9.3 was released.[30] 9
2008-04-26 OpenTTD 0.6.1-RC1 was released.[31] 10
2008-04-27 Battle for Wesnoth 1.5.0 was released.[32] 11
2008-04-27 Hedgewars 0.9.3 was released.[33] 12
2008-04-29 Word War vi 0.07 was released.[34] 13

Total: 13

May[edit]

Date Event Counter
2008-05-02 Word War vi 0.08 was released.[35] 1
2008-05-03 Word War vi 0.09 was released.[36] 2
2008-05-06 Battle for Wesnoth 1.4.2 was released.[37] 3
2008-05-08 Crystal Space 1.2.1 was released.[38] 4
2008-05-20 OpenTTD 0.6.1-RC2 was released.[39] 5
2008-05-20 Wormux 0.8.0 was released.[40] 6
2008-05-20 Word War vi 0.11 was released.[41] 7
2008-05-22 GearHead 2 0.503 was released.[42] 8
2008-05-24 Word War vi 0.12 was released.[43] 9
2008-05-29 Stendhal 0.68 was released.[2] 10
2008-05-30 Atanks 3.0 was released.[15] 11

Total: 11

June[edit]

Date Event Counter
2008-06-01 OpenTTD 0.6.1 was released.[44] 1
2008-06-07 Word War vi 0.14 was released.[45] 2
2008-06-13 -> 2008-06-16 The first RubyWeekend game programming contest took place.[46] 3
2008-06-15 Word War vi 0.15 was released.[47] 4
2008-06-16 FreeCol 0.7.4 was released.[48] 5
2008-06-17 Freeciv 2.1.5 was released.[8] 6
2008-06-18 Hedgewars 0.9.4 was released.[49] 7
2008-06-21 Stendhal 0.68.1 was released.[2] 8
2008-06-22 Word War vi 0.16 was released.[50] 9
2008-06-25 BZFlag 2.0.12 was released.[51] 10
2008-06-27 Freedroid RPG 0.11pre-rc was released.[52] 11
2008-06-29 Word War vi 0.17 was released.[53] 12

Total: 12

July[edit]

Date Event Counter
2008-07-06 Word War vi 0.18 was released.[54]
2008-07-07 Freeciv 2.0.10 was released. [55] 1
2008-07-09 Hedgewars 0.9.5 was released.[56] 2
2008-07-10 Plee the Bear 0.3 was released[1] 3
2008-07-11 FreeCol 0.8.0-alpha was released.[57] 4
2008-07-11 FreeOrion 0.3.10 was released.[10] 5
2008-07-14 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.4 was released 6
2008-07-15 Word War vi 0.19 was released.[58] 7
2008-07-20 Word War vi 0.20 was released.[59] 8
2008-07-16 OpenTTD 0.6.2-RC1[60] 9
2008-07-18 LordsAWar 0.1.0 was released.[61] 10
2008-07-18 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.4.1 was released. 11
2008-07-21 Freedroid RPG 0.11rc1 was released.[52] 12
2008-07-24 Gnome Hearts 0.3 was released.[14] 13
2008-07-26 OpenTTD 0.6.2-RC2 was released.[62] 14
2008-07-27 Word War vi 0.21 was released.[63] 15
2008-07-27 The Mana World 0.0.25 was released.[28] 16
2008-07-28 Atanks 3.1 was released.[15] 17
2008-07-29 Hedgewars 0.9.6 was released.[64] 18
2008-07-30 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.4.2 was released. 19

Total: 19

August[edit]

Date Event Counter
2008-08-01 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.4.3 was released. 1
2008-08-02 Word War vi 0.22 was released.[65] 2
2008-08-02 OpenTTD 0.6.2 was released.[66] 3
2008-08-11 Freeciv 2.1.6 was released.[8] 4
2008-08-11 Stendhal 0.69 was released.[2] 5
2008-08-21 GearHead 2 0.504 was released.[67] 6
2008-08-22 Battle for Wesnoth 1.5.3 was released. [68] 7
2008-08-29 The Mana World 0.0.26[28] 8

Total: 8

September[edit]

Date Event Counter
2008-09-01 Freedroid RPG 0.11rc2 was released.[69] 1
2008-09-08 Battle for Wesnoth 1.4.5 was released.[70] 2
2008-09-10 Battle for Wesnoth 1.5.4 was released.[71] 3
2008-09-10 FreeCol 0.8.0-alpha2 was released.[72] 4
2008-09-10 Freedroid RPG 0.11rc3 was released.[69] 5
2008-09-13 Lincity-NG 1.92.beta was released.[73] 6
2008-09-14 Freedroid RPG 0.11 was released.[69] 7
2008-09-17 Wormux 0.8.1 was released.[74] 8
2008-09-18 GearHead 2 0.510 was released.[75] 9
2008-09-22 OpenTTD 0.6.3-RC1 was released.[76] 10
2008-09-22 Hero of Allacrost 0.2.2 was released.[77] 11
2008-09-28 Atanks 3.2 was released.[15] 12

Total: 12

October[edit]

Date Event Counter
2008-10-01 OpenTTD 0.6.3 was released.[78] 1
2008-10-02 GearHead 2 0.511 was released.[79] 2
2008-10-02 Stendhal 0.70 was released.[2] 3
2008-10-06 Battle for Wesnoth 1.5.5 was released.[80] 4
2008-10-07 LordsAWar 0.1.2 was released.[81] 5
2008-10-12 OpenAlchemist 0.3 was released.[82] 6
2008-10-20 Wormux 0.8.2 was released.[83] 7
2008-10-27 LordsAWar 0.1.3 was released.[84] 8
2008-10-30 GearHead 2 0.520 was released.0.520[85] 9
2008-10-31 Hedgewars 0.9.7 was released.[86] 10

Total: 10

November[edit]

Date Event Counter
2008-11-08 FreeCol 0.8.0-alpha3 was released.[87] 1
2008-11-09 Battle for Wesnoth 1.4.6 was released.[88] 2
2008-11-13 Jason Rohrer release the first version of his game, Between. It was version 5. 3
2008-11-14 Yo Frankie! DVDs are delivered to Blender Institute.[89] 4
2008-11-15 Freedroid RPG 0.11.1 was released.[69] 5
2008-11-23 Freeciv 2.1.7 was released.[8] 6
2008-11-23 Battle for Wesnoth 1.5.6 was released.[90] 7
2008-11-24 Widelands Build-13 was released.[26] 8
2008-11-29 Word War vi 0.23 was released.[91] 9
2008-11-29 Stendhal 0.71 was released.[2] 10

Total: 10

December[edit]

Date Event Counter
2008-12-01 Freeciv 2.1.8 was released.[8] 1
2008-12-06 Frozen Bubble 2.2.0 was released.[92] 2
2008-12-07 LordsAWar 0.1.4 was released.[93] 3
2008-12-09 The Mana World 0.0.27 was released.[28] 4
2008-12-09 Yo Frankie! (1.0) was made downloadable and playable online.[94] 5
2008-12-11 Word War vi 0.24 was released.[95] 6
2008-12-16 Battle for Wesnoth 1.4.7 was released.[96] 7
2008-12-20 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.4.4 was released. 8
2008-12-22 FlightGear 1.9.0 was released.[97] 9
2008-12-23 GearHead 2 0.530 was released.[98] 10
2008-12-24 Lincity-NG 1.97.beta was released.[73] 11
2008-12-31 Battle for Wesnoth 1.5.7 was released.[99] 12

Total: 12

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