This project started in early 2011 is intended to be an unofficial remake of “The Settlers III”® strategy game released by Blue Byte® in 1998. This game and the development work we invest has nothing to do with Blue Byte and Ubisoft®.
We (Andreas Eberle as project maintainer + the many contributors) want to create a complete redevelopment of the game for Android, Mac, Linux and Windows (so for most platforms running a JVM).
With the beginning of 2015, we open-sourced the project on GitHub. Since then many contributions of others helped us to bring the project a big step further. If you’re interested in assisting the development or if you are a 3d / graphics artist, please check out the project README and or get in contact with us!
For our development we are using the original graphical and sound content of “The Settlers III” game. Unfortunately, Ubisoft asked us to remove the screenshots showing our game since they show their graphic assets.
So just for clarity: The individual images and sounds are taken from the original “The Settlers III” game. But we developed our own logic that causes the people to walk around, do their jobs and so on, as well as the graphics engine working with OpenGL and OpenGL ES (on Android) to get the images displayed on the screen.
Working so far
- Construction of buildings like in Settlers III
- The economy is fully working.
- It is already possible to play multiplayer matches across the different platforms and devices.
- “Almost no” limit for the map size. We created a map of size 1200 x 1200 (where the maximum map size of Settlers III was limited to 768 x 768). But you can create much bigger maps (and it’s already possible to play the big map on PC).
Read more in our Project Plan.
Our Game in Action
This is a first video of our game taken after about a year of development. We hope you enjoy the video and post a comment if you like the idea of a Settlers III clone running on multiple platforms.