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Entering Early Access on Steam back in March, Athena Crisis clearly takes inspiration from the classic Advance Wars and now the code has been made open source.

Like various other open source releases only the code is open under the MIT license but other parts are not like the single-player campaign, artwork, music and so on so you still need a copy of the game to work with it. In the announcement about it being opened up they said:

Athena Crisis is an example of how to build a high-quality video game using only JavaScript, React, and CSS. By open-sourcing Athena Crisis, we are following through on our commitment to open source our core technology and help push the Web forward as a game development platform.

They're also funding around $10,000 of community improvements to it, as they hope to pull in more people.

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Game Highlights:

  • Command 40+ infantry, ground, naval and air units in turn-based battles.
  • Explore seven environments with unique playstyles.
  • Immerse yourself in a single player campaign with funny & memorable characters.
  • Compete online in ranked or casual battles with up to 7 players at once.
  • Create your own maps and campaigns and share them with friends.
  • Available in English, German, French, Spanish, Portugese, Ukrainian and Japanese.
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You can buy it on Steam and see the source on GitHub.

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2 comments

Cyril May 30
Is anybody knows if the purchase on their website is DRM-free?
LoudTechie May 30
Quoting: CyrilIs anybody knows if the purchase on their website is DRM-free?
What I found:
I can find no indication that they do include DRM.
They probably don't have online drm, because in the current technological/legal landscape that would make their legally sound appearing(this matters, because it indicates they at least put in effort) privacy policy illegal(no mention of sharing data with any drm provider and claiming to comply with the GDPR).
The Steam version doesn't indicate drm, which heightens the chance of no drm.
The published source code would make circumventing drm easier, so I suspect they're not doing DRM.


Last edited by LoudTechie on 30 May 2024 at 6:28 pm UTC
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