FreeCol is a turn-based strategy game based on the old game Colonization, and similar to Civilization. The objective of the game is to create an independent nation. You start with only a few colonists defying the stormy seas in their search for new land. Will you guide them on the Colonization of a New World?
The last stable version release can be found here: Sourceforge.net
The latest test release of the next version can be found here: Github.com
If you want to contribute to Freecol please visit our welcome information thread to see how here: Sourceforge.net
Programmer & Project Lead:
Stian G and Mike P
Sebastian Z (Wintertime)
Daniel B (Blake00)
The big moment has arrived guys! After all these years FreeCol has just delivered it's big version 1.0.0 release!
Here's what lead dev Stian had to say about it:
"On this very day, 20 years ago, we made the first public release of FreeCol. Our releases have until now been marked as alpha/beta even though the number of downloads for our game has long been counted in the millions. We are extremely proud to finally announce FreeCol 1.0.0!"
There's been a huge amount of changes since the last stable release which people can check out a list of on the FreeCol Sourceforge page here:
And of course people can download the new release from here:
If you would like to contribute to the FreeCol project please visit our forums for more information:
Or by our subchannel on the Col Fans Discord:
If you've never seen or played FreeCol then a year ago I released a HD video tour of the game showing off most of it's coolest features. Many changes have been made since and the latest game actually looks and feels quite a bit different now due to all the new music, animating oceans, new terrain, and GUI!
FreeCol 0.12.0 is the first official stable release since good old 0.11.6 back 2015!
The latest nightly test pre-release of FreeCol 0.12.0 for Windows - Released 17-Feb-2022
The latest nightly test pre-release of FreeCol 0.12.0 for Windows - Released 27-June-2020