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 pre-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

Programming Support
David L
Sebastian Z (Wintertime)
Caleb W
Many more!

Social Media:
Daniel B (Blake00)

Project Links:
Indiedb.com

Sourceforge.net

Freecol.org

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Big news guys! FreeCol 0.12.0 has been released! While there have been many test nightly releases over the last few years this is the first official stable release since good old 0.11.6 back 2015! Mike and the gang were slowly building towards this release and then original FreeCol admin Stian returned along with some new helpers resulting in things really getting busy and before we knew it FreeCol 0.12.0 was here!

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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:
sourceforge.net/p/freecol/wiki/0.12.0 Release Notes/

And of course people can download the new release from here:
www.indiedb.com/games/freecol/downloads/freecol-0120-windows-installer-01-may-2022

FreeCol 0.12.0 Windows Installer (01-May-2022)


Please note that the game requires Java 11 minimum, so the regular Java 8 runtime most people have will not be enough!

If you would like to contribute to the FreeCol project please visit our forums for more information:
sourceforge.net/p/freecol/discussion/719661/thread/2d0063a3bc/

Mazim's Extra New Nations mod (that adds 4 more playable European nations allowing for 12 player games) is not included (I'll see about getting that added) but he's released his final 1.4 version which can be downloaded from the FreeCol forum here and added into your FreeCol/Data/Mods folder:
sourceforge.net/p/freecol/discussion/141200/thread/658935e76f/?page=1#7bac

If you've never seen or played FreeCol I recently released a HD video tour of the game along with some pictures showing off most of it's coolest features. Although even just in the last few months since I posted this content even more changes have been made and the latest game actually looks a bit different now due to all the new animating oceans and 3D art! The way things are going the next 0.13.0 release might look like a different game!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSfj_G4kA9g&list=PLZqnaGtTZxFbq3F5R6lqzyVvYzg9tRBPY



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FreeCol 0.12.0 Windows Installer (01-May-2022)

FreeCol 0.12.0 Windows Installer (01-May-2022)

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The latest full stable release of FreeCol 0.12.0 for Windows - Released 01-May-2022

FreeCol Nightly Test Release Windows Installer (17-Feb-2022)

FreeCol Nightly Test Release Windows Installer (17-Feb-2022)

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The latest nightly test pre-release of FreeCol 0.12.0 for Windows - Released 17-Feb-2022

FreeCol Nightly Test Release Windows Installer (27-June-2020)

FreeCol Nightly Test Release Windows Installer (27-June-2020)

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The latest nightly test pre-release of FreeCol 0.12.0 for Windows - Released 27-June-2020

FreeCol Nightly Test Release Windows Installer (14-Apr-2020)

FreeCol Nightly Test Release Windows Installer (14-Apr-2020)

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The latest nightly test pre-release of FreeCol 0.12.0 for Windows - Released 14-Apr-2020

FreeCol Nightly Test Release Windows Installer (27-Jan-2020)

FreeCol Nightly Test Release Windows Installer (27-Jan-2020)

Full Version 1 comment

The latest nightly test pre-release of FreeCol 0.12.0 for Windows - Released 27-Jan-2020

FreeCol Nightly Test Release Windows Installer (08-Dec-2019)

FreeCol Nightly Test Release Windows Installer (08-Dec-2019)

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The latest nightly test pre-release of FreeCol 0.12.0 for Windows - Released 08-Dec-2019

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Blake00 Creator
Blake00

FreeCol HD video tour:

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CreativeOven
CreativeOven

make video pls

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Blake00 Creator
Blake00

And here it is.. better late than never haha!

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Blake00 Creator
Blake00

Oh it's coming! I've been working on a nice HD gameplay one. Will let you know when it's posted. :)

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CreativeOven
CreativeOven

very cool

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Noremak0
Noremak0

Looks very cool, but not something I'd get into.

Still, it looks good.

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Blake00 Creator
Blake00

Game has come a long way in the decade since 2010. Check out the latest screenshots. :)

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Justin123991
Justin123991

Cool very cool

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Blake00 Creator
Blake00

Game has come a long way in the decade since 2010. Check out the latest screenshots. :)

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