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MegaGlest is a free and open source 3D real-time strategy (RTS) game where you control the armies of one of seven different factions.

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MegaGlest is a free and open source 3D real-time strategy (RTS) game, where you control the armies of one of seven different factions: Tech, Magic, Egyptians, Indians, Norsemen, Persian or Romans.

The game

MegaGlest is a free and open source 3D real-time strategy (RTS) game, where you control the armies of one of seven different factions: Tech, Magic, Egyptians, Indians, Norsemen, Persian or Romans. The game is setup in one of 16 naturally looking settings, which -like the unit models- are crafted with great appreciation for detail. Additional game data can be downloaded from within the game at no cost.


Gameplay
A game of MegaGlest takes place on a map of varying size, such as large plains and fields, with terrain features like rivers, mountains, seas, or cliffs. Players must establish settlements to gain resources, defend against other players, and train units to explore the map and attack enemies. Different resources have to be gathered by every faction. This can be energy, food, gold, housing, stone and wood. Choose a faction and create its different units and buildings while developing your factions unique abilities over the course of the game. But beware: strategy matters, so chose wisely when deciding which units to use when and where if you want a chance to beat the enemy.


Platforms
While the game is officially supported on Linux and Windows, community contributed builds exist for Mac OS X and FreeBSD. Up to eight players fight in multi-player games (over Internet or LAN) across all supported platforms and against the various difficulty levels of AI players.


History
MegaGlest is heavily based on the widely known Glest, which it forked from in early 2010. Like its predecessor, MegaGlest is available under liberal licensing terms and can be downloaded and played free of charge.

Get Started

Tutorials
To get started with MegaGlest play the tutorials. First play basic, then advanced tutorial. And if you are completly new to RTS gaming try the new basic tutorial 2.


Beginner Scenarios
After the tutorials you should really play the three prepared beginner scenarios called Beginner 1 - Beginner 3. You will see they are hard enough to win.


Ready to Fight
Now you are ready to fight! You can either play other scenarios or you can setup your own game. But be careful, the MegaGlest AI is really tough so CPU-easy opponents are really enough in the beginning!


Multi-player
If you can beat a normal CPU you are ready for multi-player! Don't be shy, the community mainly plays coop games vs. CPUs. So it doesn't matter if you are not so good. Multi-player is very good for beginners because they can learn a lot from other players!

And please don't leave the Online-Lobby after 10 seconds. If you stay 15 minutes there will be other players.


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