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The Battle for Wesnoth is probably one of the all time great open source games. It's been around for a long time, it's well polished and now it's looking to get on Steam.

Help it by voting for it on Steam Greenlight here.

If you have never tried it or heard of it before, you're seriously missing out on a lot of fun:
- Over two hundred unit types, sixteen races, seven major factions, and hundreds of years of history
- Sixteen exciting, full-length campaigns
- Multiplayer and co-op (LAN or hotseat) support
- Support for creating your own exciting scenarios, maps and campaigns
- A large, dedicated community of fans and modders Article taken from
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lvlark 25 July 2016 at 9:04 am UTC
Oh yes! This may be my favourite game ever. It deserves more attention!
Linas 25 July 2016 at 9:05 am UTC
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It's a great game and they could definitely use more expose. Good move.
leillo1975 25 July 2016 at 12:43 pm UTC
Voted! It's a great game. I will be happy if I see this un Steam
codyaj1995 25 July 2016 at 1:17 pm UTC
Cool, a nice way to keep it up to date. The version in the repositories are usually outdated.
Ben D 25 July 2016 at 1:21 pm UTC
Segata Sanshiro 25 July 2016 at 3:30 pm UTC
If this game gets added on Steam officially, it makes me think that a kind of "pay what you want" feature as a way of supporting developers of games like these would be cool. Then again, that would most likely be abused in some way by the pay2win crowd.
oldrocker99 25 July 2016 at 3:33 pm UTC
Yes, it's in the repos, just like Vulture for Nethack. It'll give the devs a little $$$ to help them, and if any game devs deserve it, it's for Battle for Wesnoth.

Last edited by oldrocker99 at 25 July 2016 at 3:33 pm UTC
Purple Library Guy 25 July 2016 at 5:45 pm UTC
I quite like this game. There is one thing that annoys me about it, though. At least when I play it, the chance to hit it tells you is systematically different from what you actually get, which is noticeably lower, to the point where if I calculate roughly what will happen based on expectations from what it claims will happen, I will always find that the results are distinctly off from that, with more enemies surviving than expected, leaving me significantly exposed. If I have a unit with like a 60% chance to hit, I invariably find that in five attacks they will maybe hit twice rather than three times--40% rather than 60%. The only way to get a result approximating what the game tells you should on average be happening is by silly amounts of save-scumming. Otherwise, you have to guesstimate what your real chances are and basically ignore the game's claims except as an idea of who can hit more often.
rustybroomhandle 25 July 2016 at 6:43 pm UTC
Some Wesnoth trivia for you. Tiy, of Chucklefish/Starbound fame, actually did some sprite work for Wesnoth once upon a time.
zimplex1 25 July 2016 at 7:29 pm UTC
I purchased both TOME and ADOM when they released on steam... I'll support this game too. Voted.
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