Warzone 2100

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Warzone 2100
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Warzone 2100 2.0.7
GenreRTS, post-apocalyptic
Latest release3.1.3  (Announcement)
Release dateJanuary 22, 2016
DeveloperPumpkin Studios, Warzone 2100 Resurrection Project
Code licenseGPL, other free[1]
Media licenseGPL, other free[1]
P. languageC++
LibraryOpenAL, SDL, PhysicsFS

Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy game originally written in C as a closed source project by Pumpkin Studios. It was released (excluding the videos) under the GNU General Public License in late 2004 by Eidos Interactive.[2] Now development is in the hands of the Warzone 2100 Resurrection Project.

Story[edit]

Warzone 2100 takes place in a post-apocalyptic future, where earth's satellites equipped with nuclear weapons were manipulated to attack the earth.

Gameplay[edit]

In Warzone 2100 new developed technology is used to design vehicles. The player chooses turret, body and propulsion which affect speed, health points, armor damage and shooting range of the unit.

In campaign mode, the map gradually got larger with each successful mission. Then, it become necessary to transport troops to other maps.

Controls[edit]

The game is primarily controlled using a pointing device; it is graphics tablet-friendly.

Development[edit]

The first step made by the development team was the removal of all proprietary dependencies. Now the game uses the SDL, OpenGL, OpenAL and PhysicsFS.[3]

In 2008, the music video data of the original game has been released under the GPL.[4]

As of December 2014, developers are mostly working on the next major version of the game, which is to succeed the 3.x series. One of the major changes under the hood is to be the switch of the game's scripting language, used in the campaigns, from the application-specific Warzone Script to Javascript.[5]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mostly GPL, some BSD, CC BY-SA, CC0 [1], [2]
  2. Warzone 2100 about page
  3. Old Warzone 2100 homepage
  4. Forum thread about the license changes due to release of the game's music and video data under GPL terms
  5. Forum thread about the release of version 3.1.2

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