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Open source RTS game MegaGlest has been released on Steam

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MegaGlest [Steam, Official Site], an open source RTS game that has been going for years is now available on Steam. Great to see this happen!

It's still completely free from the official site, but buying it on Steam helps them continue development.

This could be a good contender for a livestream, would you be interested to see us play this open source strategy game?

About the game
It seems to start slow, but this impression changes very quickly when the first fights start. You have to manage all things at once! While you fight you have to control your workers to build up your city, send scouts to new places and give orders to newly produced units. This way, game play is a mix of fight micromanagement, strategy and general unit management. In some more advanced games you typically have to control more than 100 units and in big games this can go up to more than 300 for each player. This game is meant to be played as an RTS game and has no special focus on storylines.

Will you buy it on Steam to help support their development? Article taken from
Tags: Steam, Strategy | Apps: MegaGlest
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STiAT 3 Apr, 2017
If it works on Mesa I will give it a shot and buy it.
marcelomendes 3 Apr, 2017
My 10yo son play this game a lot. Great opportunity to support the devs, if you haven't done it yet.
Cyril 3 Apr, 2017
I would prefer to donate directly on their website. Better choice IMHO.
zimplex1 3 Apr, 2017
This is a game I've never heard of... So I'll give it a try, and maybe purchase if I like it.
megaglest 4 Apr, 2017
Quoting: STiATIf it works on Mesa I will give it a shot and buy it.
It does, and very well so (assuming your hardware complies with the minimum requirements).

A computer I regularly play the game on reports this:
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV730 (DRM 2.43.0 / 4.4.0-71-generic, LLVM 3.8.0)
OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core Profile) Mesa 12.0.6

Quoting: CyrilI would prefer to donate directly on their website. Better choice IMHO.
You are welcome to do so -
oldrocker99 4 Apr, 2017
I bought it, to support the devs. I've been playing (or trying to play:|) for lo these 9 Linux years.
megaglest 4 Apr, 2017
Thanks for supporting MegaGlest! While there already is a regular player base, we hope it will grow thanks to the exposure Steam provides.
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