Colobot: Gold Edition – real-time strategy

Colobot: Gold Edition is a real-time strategy game, where you can program your units (bots) in a language called CBOT, which is similar to C++ and Java.

You play as an astronaut on a journey with robot helpers to find a planet for colonization. The game has received endorsements and awards for its educational capabilities.

Unlike most RTS games, Colobot does not require tactics, but it does require thinking. An another difference would be the fact, that we do not control the game from a ‘god’ camera, seeing everything from up top, but instead, we are actually controlling each unit we make, or find. This could potentially cause the problem, of not being able to control 2 units at once, yet this is when an another twist comes in.

Your mission is to find a new planet to live and survive. You can save the humanity and get programming skills!

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Programming aspects but it’s possible to play the game without programming the robots.
  • Programmed robots function at a level similar to the brutality of writing an actual program, which does mean it requires the right amount of accuracy, with the right mix of imagination.
  • Pit bots against aliens, each other, or a friend using scripts.
  • Custom levels.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Website: colobot.info
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Epsitec and TerranovaTeam
License: GNU General Public License version 3.0

Colobot
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Colobot: Gold Edition is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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