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Open source re-implementation of Caesar III, Augustus v3.1 is out

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Augustus is an open source game engine re-implementation for Caesar III, forked from another called Julius that aims to add in new features.

Version 3.1 is out now adding in plenty of new goodies like: a volume slider, a Hippodrome betting system, roofed garden walls, palisades for cheaper walls, a new difficulty option to adjust the max number of allowed grand temples per city, new hotkeys, resource stockpiling is now an option to production buildings and warehouses, an option to have number separators for larger numbers and many more improvements and bug fixes. It's making it easily one of the best ways to play the classic city-builder.

You do need the original game assets, which you can grab easily with a DRM-free copy of Caesar III on GOG.com or Steam. Find the project on GitHub. You can also play it easily from Steam using Luxtorpeda!

Something else worth keeping an eye on is Ozymandias, which aims to do the same thing for Pharaoh, using the base game engine from Julius and Augustus. I'll be following that one along with great interest!

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Cyril 26 Nov, 2021
Quoting: LiamSomething else worth keeping an eye on is Ozymandias, which aims to do the same thing for Pharaoh, using the base game engine from Julius and Augustus.

Oh my God, it's happening! Thanks!
HazukiLegend 26 Nov, 2021
I've had Julius for a few years now and was always wondering about pharaoh. Look forward for the same thing with Zeus and Poseidon.
Purple Library Guy 26 Nov, 2021
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: LiamSomething else worth keeping an eye on is Ozymandias, which aims to do the same thing for Pharaoh, using the base game engine from Julius and Augustus.

Oh my God, it's happening! Thanks!
Ozymandias? I dunno, that game sounds like it'll just end in despair.
redneckdrow 27 Nov, 2021
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: LiamSomething else worth keeping an eye on is Ozymandias, which aims to do the same thing for Pharaoh, using the base game engine from Julius and Augustus.

Oh my God, it's happening! Thanks!
Ozymandias? I dunno, that game sounds like it'll just end in despair.

Hey, it has works to show ye mighty at least!

Is the dev's wife working on a horror game, or his mother-in-law working on a game advocating for women's rights, perhaps?

Any plans for an Emperor Rise of the Middle Kingdom reimplementation?


Last edited by redneckdrow on 27 November 2021 at 2:02 am UTC
ElectricPrism 29 Nov, 2021
Hmm, it would be cool if I could donate a Pizza and some Beer to them as thanks for doing such cool work, but I know that's not why they do it.

They've really done an amazing job on this.


Last edited by ElectricPrism on 29 November 2021 at 2:55 am UTC
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