MegaGlest is an open source 3D real time strategy engine and game. Featuring particle effects for units, resources, and tilesets!



While the game is officially supported on Linux and Windows, community contributed builds exist for Mac OS X and FreeBSD. Up to eight players fight in multi-player games (over Internet or LAN) across all supported platforms and against the various difficulty levels of AI players.


MegaGlest is heavily based on the widely known Glest, which it forked from in early 2010. Like its predecessor, MegaGlest is available under liberal licensing terms and can be downloaded free of charge.

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About Annex: Conquer The World with 0 comments by delphadesign on Aug 8th, 2014

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Some Last minute changes to Annex Conquer the World 4.0:

New Shadow Organization Hero: VIXEN

Shadow's top spy and a dangerous saboteur. While not as armed as other the heroes (only armed with a concealed sub-machine gun) her strengths are her ability to confuse and manipulate her enemies.

She has two abilities:


Cost 155 EP (Max 300)

An attack that does not deal damage, but instead charms that unit, and surrounding units with her charisma, bribery, whatever it takes. Thus reducing their will to fight. This lowers all nearby units armor by 100%, Attack by 50%, and speed by 50%.

Hack Production

Cost 155 EP (Max 300)
Needed: Shadow Lab

Well trained in database hacking, this move can be used on a single structure, completely shutting down its systems, halting any unit production for a significant amount of time.  In order for this move to work VIXEN must move close to the structure to work, so be careful of enemy turrets.

New Renegade Hero: Rogue Kestrel

That's right shes a hero in the Alliance Renegades as well, sort of at least. In this alternative reality Kestrel defected from the alliance with the rest of the Renegades, However in doing so she loses her access to nuclear weapons, and powerful air support. Instead gaining these two abilities:


2 Ep per step (300 max)

This move skill, increases her speed by 50% with a cost of 2 ep per step. Any surrounding ally unit will also have their move speed increased by 50%. Great for hit and run tactics, saving your attack forces from annihilation, or just getting forces where the need quickly.

Decoy Squad

155 EP (300 max)

This attack spawns a squad of 3 Decoy Tanks. They have similar armor stats as a Rogue Tank, however they do not do damage when they attack and they loose 15 hp a second. They still look like they are attacking though so it may be difficult for the enemy to tell the difference. This attack works at quite a long range, and it works best when performed outside the enemy's vision, as getting spotted might give the secret away. There may be other ways to tell as well.

PS Original Kestrel is still available in the Alliance Faction!

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Sunspear Jun 2 2011, 5:12am says:

Hell yeah, I remember the original Glest. Gotta try this one out now :)

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bobthedino May 22 2011, 5:04am says:

How is the engine different than glest?

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ultifd May 22 2011, 5:15pm replied:

Well, it supports up to 8 players now...particles for units and tilesets, a masterserver, multiplayer is much more stable (before cross platform wouldn't work), mod download center, map preview, two more CPU modes (Easy and mega)and you can customize their "hardness" too, faction preview, loading screens, observer mode, better selecting, AI and pathfinder is improved, and a lot of other cool stuff. For a better list check the wiki comparison page, but even that list lists only the basic changes.
You'll have to try megaglest yourself to find out :)

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bobthedino May 22 2011, 7:09pm replied:

Sounds great. So is this a split from regular glest?

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ultifd May 22 2011, 7:24pm replied:

Well it is/was actually a fork, so kinda. MegaGlest is going to be merged with Glest Advanced Engine, sometime later though. We'll need a lot of help, since we only have a few developers (around 5ish) and a few testers. So spread the word!

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