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FreeOrion

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Anyone have any experience with this game/effort?   My experience with Galciv3 has me dying to crack the hood open and peek in, but that seems to be exactly what FreeOrion is.  An open-source, 100% fan-based, fan-sourced 4X space strategy game.  

Personally, I would do away with the "free" part.  I would rather pay somebody.  But I also want the source code, and for paid moderators to maintain the health of the code's main branch.  It's like I own the product, but I pay them (who also own the product).  As opposed to the traditional model where Stardock owns the product, and you purchase a license.  But you can't have everything.