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Economy management games.

List of Economic simulation games[edit]

This is a list of free/libre economic simulation games:



Game Screenshot Last Release Genres Description
Widelands Widelands-homepage.jpg 2021-06-15 RTS, Economic simulation, Online
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Widelands
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Four Tribes in Widelands Build 20
GenreRTS, Economic simulation, Online
Latest release1.0  (Announcement)
Release dateJune 15th, 2021
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++, Lua
LibrarySDL
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Widelands 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.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch: widelands

 

Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: widelands 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: widelands  
Gentoo Linux logo matte.svg Gentoo: games-strategy/widelands 
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: widelands 
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: widelands 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: widelands 
Flatpak logo.png Flatpak: org.widelands.Widelands 
24px FreeBSD: widelands 
24px Haiku: games-strategy/widelands


Widelands is a real-time strategy game. It uses the Simple DirectMedia Layer and is written in the C++ programming language.[1] The source code and media are licensed under the GNU General Public License.[2] Widelands has single-player campaigns as well as multi-player. It supports online play via their own meta-server as well as LAN and direct IP connection.

The latest release of Widelands is version 1.0 released on June 15th, 2021.[3]

The game is completely translated in three languages, and for twelve more languages translation is more than ⅔ complete.

FreeCol FreeCol.jpg 2015-10-17 TBS, Economic simulation
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FreeCol
GenreTBS, Economic simulation
Latest release0.11.6  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 17th, 2015
Code licenseGPL
P. languageJava
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FreeCol 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.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch: freecol

FreeCol is a TBS clone of Sid Meier's Colonization. It is written in the Java programming language and licensed under the GPL.[4]

In February 2007, it received the Sourceforge.net Project of the Month award. [5]

Unknown Horizons Anno3.png 2019-01-12 RTS, Economic simulation
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Unknown Horizons
Anno3.png
GenreRTS, Economic simulation
Latest release2019.1  (Announcement)
Release dateJanuary 12, 2019
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseCC-BY-SA 3.0
EngineFIFE
P. languageC++, Python
LibrarySDL
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Unknown Horizons 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.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: unknown-horizons  
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: unknown-horizons

Unknown Horizons, formerly known as OpenAnno, is a real-time strategy game and economic simulation game loosely based on Sunflower's Anno series.[6] The game's source code is licensed under the GPL while its own media is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license and some parts under other DFSG-compatible licenses[7].

The first public version of Unknown Horizons is version 2008.1 released on October 1st, 2008 when it was called OpenAnno.[8]. This was the last release as OpenAnno before the name was changed to Unknown Horizons[9].

FreeRCT FreeRCT.png 2013-08-14 Economic simulation
FreeRCT
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FreeRCT
GenreEconomic simulation
Latest release0.0.0.824
Release dateAugust 14th, 2013
DeveloperAlbert Hofman (Alberth), Richard Wheeler (Zephyris)
Code licenseGPLv2[10]
Media licenseGPLv2[10][11]
P. languageC++, Python
LibrarySDL
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FreeRCT 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.

FreeRCT is an amusement park simulation game in early stages of development. It is inspired by the proprietary game RollerCoaster Tycoon.

OpenTTD OpenTTD.png 2021-11-08 Transport Infrastructure, Online
OpenTTD
OpenTTD.png
GenreTransport Infrastructure, Online
Latest release12.1  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 8th, 2021
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGraphics: GPLv2 [12]

Sounds: CC Sampling Plus 1.0 [13]

Or proprietary data files from Transport Tycoon deluxe
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL, Allegro
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OpenTTD 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.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch: openttd

 

Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: openttd 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: openttd  
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: openttd

OpenTTD is a simulation game for transportation and a clone of the proprietary game Transport Tycoon Deluxe ("TTD"). The game's source code is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.0.[14]

At this time (December, 2010), proprietary data files from the original TTD are not required to play the binary packed game. Nightly/trunk build contains free media files. [15]

OpenTTD has many improvements over its inspiration, TTD, such as larger maps and online multiplayer play.

It was written in the C++ programming language using the SDL or Allegro library.[16][17]

Goblin Camp Goblin-Camp.png 2012-07-15 City building game, Roguelike game, Economic simulation game, Real-time strategy game
Goblin Camp
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GenresCity building game, Roguelike game, Economic simulation game, Real-time strategy game
Latest release0.21  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 15th, 2012
DeveloperIlkka Halila (ihalila)
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3
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Goblin Camp 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.

Goblin Camp is a citybuilder roguelike game with economy and strategy elements released under the GPLv3. It is inspired by various and notorious games like Anno 1404, Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper.[18]