Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization.

Project news

  • 24th Mar 2018 - Freeciv 2.5.11 fixes a regression in 2.5.10: a crash in the Windows build when resizing a dialog.
  • 3rd Mar 2018 - The web version of Freeciv,, has been shut down. The sole volunteer who was running the service is no longer willing to continue doing so.

    We haven't identified anyone else on the (very small) Freeciv team who has the skills and time to run this service hosted on, so you should expect it to be down for the foreseeable future.

  • 20th Jan 2018 - Two new releases: Freeciv 2.5.10 (a bugfix release) and 2.6.0-beta2.
  • 16th Sep 2017 - The first beta of Freeciv 2.6.0 has been released. Download it and report any bugs you spot.
  • 19th Aug 2017 - Freeciv 2.5.9 fixes a regression in 'scorelog' in the last release.
  • 12th Aug 2017 - Freeciv 2.5.8 is a minor bugfix release in the stable 2.5 series.
  • 16th July 2017 - The migration of project infrastructure from (which closed down on May 24) is now mostly complete. Source code is hosted on Github, bugs are tracked at Hostedredmine, and mailing lists are hosted at There are still rough edges; please bear with us.

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