Economic simulation games

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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
FreeCol FreeCol.jpg 2015-10-17 TBS, Economic simulation
GenreTBS, Economic simulation
Latest release0.11.6  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 17th, 2015
Code licenseGPL
P. languageJava

FreeCol is a TBS clone of Sid Meier's Colonization. It is written in the Java programming language and licensed under the GPL.[1]

In February 2007, it received the Project of the Month award. [2]

FreeRCT FreeRCT.png 2013-08-14 Economic simulation
GenreEconomic simulation
Latest release0.0.0.824
Release dateAugust 14th, 2013
DeveloperAlbert Hofman (Alberth), Richard Wheeler (Zephyris)
Code licenseGPLv2[3]
Media licenseGPLv2[3][4]
P. languageC++, Python

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

Goblin Camp Goblin-Camp.png 2012-07-15 City building game, Roguelike game, Economic simulation game, Real-time strategy game

Goblin Camp
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

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.[5]

OpenTTD OpenTTD.png 2018-04-01 Transport Infrastructure, Online
GenreTransport Infrastructure, Online
Latest release1.8.0  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 1st, 2018
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGraphics: GPLv2 [6]

Sounds: CC Sampling Plus 1.0 [7]

Or proprietary data files from Transport Tycoon deluxe
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL, Allegro

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.[8]

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. [9]

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.[10][11]

Unknown Horizons Anno3.png 2017-02-07 RTS, Economic simulation
Unknown Horizons
GenreRTS, Economic simulation
Latest release2017.2  (Announcement)
Release dateFebruary 7th, 2017
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseCC-BY-SA 3.0
P. languageC++, Python

Unknown Horizons, formerly known as OpenAnno, is a real-time strategy game and economic simulation game loosely based on Sunflower's Anno series.[12] 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[13].

The first public version of Unknown Horizons is version 2008.1 released on October 1st, 2008 when it was called OpenAnno.[14]. This was the last release as OpenAnno before the name was changed to Unknown Horizons[15].

Widelands Widelands - Atlantean early settlement.png 2016-11-11 RTS, Economic simulation, Online
Widelands - Atlantean early settlement.png
A small Atlantean settlement, early in the game
GenreRTS, Economic simulation, Online
Latest releaseBuild19  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 11th, 2016
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++, Lua

Widelands is a real-time strategy game. It uses the Simple DirectMedia Layer and is written in the C++ programming language.[16] The source code and media are licensed under the GNU General Public License.[17] 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 Build19 released on November 11th, 2016.[18]

The game is available in more than twenty languages.