Category Archives: FreeCol

TechSpot: 30 Years of Civilization – Over 51 Million Units Sold and a Billion Hours Played

By | June 12, 2023

TechSpot has today published an article about the last 30 years of Civilization (which should be 32 years…).In this article, the author goes through the history of the Civilization franchise, how the first people playtested Civ1 for hours, the addition of modding in Civ2, Baba Yetu, and many other things. The author also doesn’t forget all the other… Read More »

PolyCast 414: Nerve Staplers are NOT Still In Vogue

By | May 18, 2023

The four-hundred-and-fourteenth episode of PolyCast, “Nerve Staplers are NOT Still in Vogue“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus. Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and  Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include: Intro– 00h01m47s | What Tech or Wonder Quotes Would You Like to See? News– 00h04m45s |  Leader Pack 3: Rulers of China Announced for Jan 19.– 00h10m45s |  Turn-Based Lovers Posts A New Review for… Read More »

FreeCol v1.1.0 released!

By | May 8, 2023

A new version of FreeCol, the free and open source interpretation of Colonization, has been released! This new version includes new music tracks, new hill and mountain graphics, reduced computation time for the AI, and many more things! Download the new version here, and discuss it with us here!

FreeCol: Release 1.0.0

By | January 4, 2023

After 20 years of working, a big step has been made: The developers of FreeCol have released the version 1.0.0 of their free Colonization remake! The big release includes updated forest graphics, better AI, adjustments to make it closer to the original Colonization, and more! This new release has also been covered by PCGamesN. Discuss with us here.

FreeCol 0.13.0 has been released

By | July 10, 2022

Stian & the team have added lots of new features to FreeCol, the open source version of Colonization, including music, a new interface and animating rivers to go with the recently added animating oceans! The full list of changes and the downloads can be found here, and you can discuss FreeCol in our forum here.