The Unknown Horizons strategy game

Beyond the Horizon

Article from Issue 146/2013

Colonizing new territory, processing raw materials, and trading goods are ingredients for popular strategy games. This genre is served on Linux by the free Unknown Horizons project.

The principles behind the Unknown Horizons game are reminiscent of Ubisoft’s popular free “Anno” strategy game series, and that’s no coincidence, because Unknown Horizons is a clone of this popular series. The Anno games have been extremely popular for many years, but because the manufacturer has studiously ignored Linux, a few fans summarily started work on a clone in 2005. Now, thanks to dedicated developers, it is growing into a worthy competitor.

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