Openage is a project created by volunteers and non-profit, it is free and free. Basically they try to create a clone of the strategy video game engine, the famous Age Of Empires II, a game well known to lovers of strategy who come from the Microsoft Windows platform. The team of developers have bothered to create this title that they have ported to the GNU / Linux platform so that Linux users can also enjoy this entertaining game.
For the creation of Openage, have rewritten a graphics engine in C ++ from scratch and they have released it under the GPLv3 + license. This engine is not bad at all, it includes quite modern technologies, although not entirely cutting-edge, compatible with OPenGL and GLSL. This will be enough to move the graphics of this video game that I encourage you to try. This project is comparable to other as important as OpenMW, OpenRA, OpenTTD and OpenRCT2.
The creators themselves have said that, although it is still in development, they try to create an engine identical to the original Age Of Empires II. A) Yes, can be played natively on GNU / Linux operating systems, with many additional features compared to the original and with a few less bugs, being able to use original resources from the Age Of Empires video game such as sounds, graphics, etc ... If you want to see the code and more information about the project, you can visit the GitHub website of this fantastic project, that I leave you here in the link.
In order to play, you can download this engine and also you need the original AOE II. And so you will relive the mythical battles between peoples of the AOE II that gave you so many good times in the past and if you have not tried it yet, it is a good opportunity to do it now. Extract resources, build your fortress and build an army for when they attack you or when you attack to conquer the land.
I hope this one, my 1000th item for LxA you liked it, like the other 999. As always, I humbly try to give interesting contributions ...