If you do a quick search about strategy games in Ubuntu 11.10‘s Software Center, then you may find a lot of strategy games to try but in this post I’ll introduce you with a turn-based tactical strategy game. It’s The Battle for Wesnoth, one of the most popular strategy games.
The Battle for Wesnoth – A fantasy Turn based strategy game
The Battle for Wesnoth is a free, turn based strategy game. It’s available for Linux distributions such as Ubuntu as well as for Windows and Mac OS. You can play either in single player mode or in multiplayer mode along with your friends (can be virtual or real from over the web). The latest version is 1.8.6, and available for the target platforms.
In past few years, Multiplayer Online Gaming has increased exponentially – some of them play little just for fun!, some of them play a lot because they’re hardcore gamers while some of the players do nothing but gaming – probably they got addicted, so they have to play! Anyway, Battle of Wesnoth is one of the coolest game that is worth trying if you like that kind of strategy games!
- Several multi player options available such as Internet Play
- Building a fighting force from small resources
- Experienced units get new powerful abilities
- Random and custom designed maps
- developers can create their own maps and other things
- supports a lot of other language (35+)
Here is another snapshot of Map Editor in Battle of Wesnoth
How to install Battle Of Wesnoth on Ubuntu 11.10/12.04
Open terminal and execute –
sudo apt-get install wesnoth
Non-Ubuntu users can download it for their platforms. (official website)