You can never have too many opportunities to create your very own world, because let’s face it, the one we’ve got right now has definitely got a few rough edges. And there’s no shortage of developers trying to help us live out our fantasy, which is good news for narcissists across the globe.
Widelands is a free open source real time strategy game which mimics the kind of all round entertainment that used to be found in Settlers II before it disappeared from store shelves. As with most of these games you start out with nothing except a lone HQ, and from there you must build and care for an ever expanding empire of little people.
Your job is to turn resources into wealth, where have we heard that before, and fight off any aggression from the two other tribes in your universe. There is trading and there are fights, and along the way you get to admire the scenery and delegate lots of hard work to lowly peasants. Such a refreshing change!
The game features multiplayer, single play campaigns and LAN based frolics, so there should be enough for everyone with a Caesar complex to get their teeth into.