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Do you love strategy games? You might like to take a look at Liberation Circuit [GitHub], a free software (GPL) RTS that includes optional programming elements.

It's available on, but sadly the Linux version does require compiling. It's easy enough to do though, as the developer included a handy script to do it all for you! I've tested it on Ubuntu 18.04 and it worked without issues, it even displayed perfectly with my dual-monitor setup, something much larger developer teams still have issues with.

Here's how the developer put it in simple terms:

Liberation Circuit is a real-time strategy game with optional programming bits (you can design your own units and either write their AI in a simple programming language or let the autocoder do it for you).

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It's a surprisingly impressive game, complete with music and sound effects. As a huge fan of strategy games, I really do see something in this one, hopefully it continues to be developed. Since it's free software, anyone can jump in and help.

Thanks for the tip, turkuaz!

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razing32 3 May, 2018
Do you just fight ? Or is there some resource-gathering/base-building involved also ?
Liam Dawe 3 May, 2018
Quoting: razing32Do you just fight ? Or is there some resource-gathering/base-building involved also ?
You do need to gather resources to build yes.
voldo83 4 May, 2018
Has anyone tried to save in the game?
I looked in the source code yesterday and found that the save-function
wasn't implemented yet.
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