Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures all of our main content remains free for everyone. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal. You can also buy games using our partner links for GOG and Humble Store.
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. See more here.

The day is finally here after nearly 20 years, Widelands is a strategy game heavily inspired by the classic Settlers II and the big 1.0 release is out now. Widelands is a game for players who like to take things slow like the classics. You start off with nothing, gradually building up resource production and a system of roads to ferry all the resources around. Eventually expanding your borders to meet new tribes and make peace - or war.

In terms of what's changed in Widelands 1.0 the list is massive. There's loads of improvements, bug fixes, big and smalls tweaks and everything in between. Here's the highlights:

  • A new tribe: the Amazons
  • An add-on system
  • A third frisians scenario
  • Dynamic tribe loading to speed up game loading
  • Targeting individual map objects for removal
  • Mute/unmute messages by buildings
  • Fully redesigned main menu
  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts
  • Enhanced keyboard and mousewheel support in the UI
  • Long-term stable Lua API for game content designers

See more on the official site.

Article taken from
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly. Find me on Mastodon.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
1 comment

Zlopez Jun 15, 2021
  • Supporter Plus
I found out about this game here on GOL and I'm glad I did. I was looking for something similar to Settlers 2 for quite some time and was positively surprised that this is even distributed as Flatpak :-)

I even started helping with the translation, because I fell in love with this project.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Reward Tiers: Patreon. Plain Donations: PayPal.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone! Patreon supporters can also remove all adverts and sponsors! Supporting us helps bring good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
The comments on this article are closed.