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Latest release1.75.1  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 19th, 2021
DevelopersFrank Tore Johansen, Mark Wedel, and the rest of the Crossfire team
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
Crossfire is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Crossfire is a Massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by Frank Tore Johansen. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License.[1] Mark Wedel is the current maintainer of the project.


There are various clients that can be used to play Crossfire. The screenshot displays crossfire-client-gtk2.

Development history[edit]

Some of the earliest releases can be dated back to June 20 1993 when it started as a Gauntlet clone.[2] However, evidence of development started as early as 1992. In 1994, Mark Wedel started contributing to the project, who eventually become the current maintainer of the Crossfire project.[3] Historically Crossfire has used the CVS tool for version control. However, the project decided to migrated to Subversion, the successor to CVS, on September 16, 2006 for its features. [4]

On May 11, 2021 the project once again migrated from SVN to Git.[5]


Over Crossfire's long history, there has been derivatives that branched out from the project. Examples include:

  • Deliantra
  • Daimonin (code is open-sourced, most of the game content is not)[6]
  • Wograld (code and content is open sourced, completely new 45 degree isometric perspective and new game mechanics)[7]


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