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Arcane Fortune is a game we briefly highlighted at the start of August as one that is inspired by the likes of Civilization, SimCity and Dwarf Fortress and it's getting bigger again.

Quite an interesting experience already, with a lot of features and gameplay already there. You can even play it directly in your terminal - if you wish. However, it does also have a "proper" version that uses SDL2 with mouse support. With a new release that went up on September 27, not only has it pulled in new features, it's also now properly open source. The original release was under a creative commons license but now they've moved the code over to the AGPL.

Here's some release highlights of Cults of Rebellion Edition (v0.2.0):

  • Population happiness -- there are many ways to anger (and please) your residents, including obvious ones like over-taxing, being generally incompetent with running the economy, and not so obvious ones like ruling inconsistently with regards to things like war, technological development, and your empire's prevailing doctrine, if any.
  • Doctrines -- this is the lens through which your citizen's view your rule. While you cannot choose which doctrines your citizens follow, you can heavily influence it by the buildings you build and the doctrines you dedicate them to.
  • Crime -- a factor in angering your citizens.
  • Health/sickness -- similar to the above.
  • Color configuration
  • Public polling and civic advisors -- they can help you navigate the nuanced beliefs your residents may develop and be key to making sure they do not grow increasingly unhappy. However, take their advice with a hint of skepticism -- you are the leader of your empire, after all.
  • Rioting -- if your residents grow too unhappy, they will take matters into their own hands.
  • Linux - support for more terminals with the fallback version including: xterm-256color, xterm, xterm-kitty, xfce, xterm-x11mouse, xterm-xfree86, gnome, gnome-256color, konsole, konsole-256color, putty-256color, putty, xterm-utf8

You can follow it on the official site and GitHub.

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Purple Library Guy Oct 1, 2020
AGPL, huh? Hard core Free, I approve.
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