The old online playing service was shut down some time ago but they found another host.
Thanks to all developers and anyone helping!
Maybe it's them but the presentation is weird. I'm not sure if the license allows you to re-release as another name, it probably does, but then presenting it as "they found another host" sounds kind of disingenuous.
> Battle for Planet Isotrident is an epic empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Isotrident can be played online in your web-browser for free.
> 9th Jul 2018 - A new Freeciv-web instance has been launched on isotrident.com. This server has working 2D and 3D single and multiplayer games, play-by-email and all other Freeciv-web features enabled.
That's all I know.
> This will be one of the greatest ever multiplayer game of Freeciv with 150 players on 30000 map tiles!
It's right there on the page ...
However, 1-2 weeks a year, I take a game and play. Sometimes it's an old game like Master of Orion 2.
It might be just me, but most games have a terrible "AI" (it's called AI, even though it just means the computer's ability to play against you), where the only way to get a real challenge is to give the computer unfair advantages.
A while ago a team a Google (open.ai) showed a very promising AI able to quickly learn DotA 2 and beat world-class players .
I wish they could do the same for many other strategy games. I would really enjoy playing then.
Perhaps gaming companies could charge a small extra for a "strong" AI, e.g. few cents per hour, and justify the investment.
Or, it could be an open source system, and you could use some extra computing power to let it calculate great strategies.
Please do not give gaming companies further ideas for monetization. It is thinking like that that has already ruined gaming, and is responsible for the recent Red Shell fiasco.
> In a quote from the developer, Chris Park, "'There are a ton of RTS games out there that are fun to play...The key weakness that they almost all share, in my opinion, is AI that falls apart in advanced play."
For a long time it was small enough to fit on a 1.44 floppy!