Free / Open Source HD Fan Remakes / Sequels / Spin Offs Of Great Classic 90s Games

These days there’s nothing I love more than finding a fan made remake, sequel or spin off of one of my favourite 90s games. Especially the ones that retain the original graphics but allow for modern HD resolutions while adding gameplay improvements we wished the original had. Most of these projects are alive and well but could really use our support! Here are some of my favourites..

OpenRA
An amazing open source multiplayer remake of the 90s Command & Conquer and Red Alert engine. Supports C&C1, Red Alert 1, Dune 2000, C&C2 Tiberian Sun along with Red Alert 2 and Dune 2 Classic via 3rd party addons.
Requirements: Fully playable. Only needs original C&C CDs if you want videos & some special addon content
Home Page

FreeCiv
A brilliant open source spin off of the Civilization series. Most similar to Civ2 but also has a nice top down Civ1 mode too. Can support up to 126 AI or human players and has a huge range of user generated content such as maps, mods and graphics.
Requirements: None!
Home Page

Master of Magic IME
Implodes Multiplayer Edition is the classic Master of Magic remake we’ve all been waiting for. We just need him to finish it lol! HD resolutions, multiplayer (single player is still there too!), ginormous mirror worlds and up to 13 players (all Wizards!!) in one game await you!
Requirements: None! However the AI is unfinished and doesn’t really do much.
Sourceforge Page

OpenIG
An utterly incredible open source remake of the classic 4X space strategy game Imperium Galactica. The original games creators were so impressed they gave them a contract allowing them to legally work on the remake. HD resolutions, better unit controls, sandbox galaxy mode with playable aliens, multiplayer, building upgrades, and a video upscaler are just some of the amazing improvements.
Requirements: None!
GitHub Page
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Master of Magic HD Remake Sequel (Implode’s Multiplayer Edition)

Hi guys, I really want to spread the word on an awesome fan project that’s still going and has utterly blown me away.

Master of Magic – Implode’s Multiplayer Edition is a brilliant MoM engine rebuild that supports larger maps, up to 14 players (either Human or AI), and any modern windows resolution like HD 4K etc. The author Implode intends to expand on the original MoM experience but with minimal changes to the core gameplay and graphics that we all know & love.

Implode the creator of MoM-IME has been working on this project for at least 12yrs now and isn’t getting much support these days so if you’re a huge Master of Magic fan and you’ve dreamed of playing against 13 other wizards in massive slaughterfest over 2 giant worlds in high resolution then get yours butts over to the official MoM-IME forum and try out the latest demo and offer your support! 🙂

I love the improved battle graphics eg how he’s done a LOTR-Weta workshop trick of grabbing a few guys and replicating them into larger groups. Makes you feel like your commanding large armies instead of little squads and big monsters who are upscaled and not replicated look much scarier now as they tower over the little armies! Also like the Civ style territory borders and how the game supports simultaneous turns like AoW which would be great for multiplayer games.

For anyone interested here’s a video I recorded of his game in 1080P (FYI it doesn’t go full screen until the map loads)…

Part 1 covers me exploring the starting an empire (fast forwarding through slow bits):

Part 2 covers me attacking some neighbours and starting a new game in the Myrran dark world:

NOTE: This video was made with the 2015 WIP 0.9.6.3 release. There have been multiple releases since adding things such as treasure rewards and hero items. In late 2016 Implode started work on the much anticipated enemy wizard global AI (AI build cities & armies, casts spells etc) so I can’t wait for that! Battle AI is functional however so you can still have a fun monster/treasure hunting RPG style game in the current build.

MoM-IME forum:
http://mom.pjj.cc/forum/index.php

Download latest demo build from:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/momime/

Join the Master of Magic facebook group here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MasterOfMagicGame/

For more information on this and many other MoM related games & mods check out my MoM Legacy Games page here:
http://blakessanctum.x10.mx/Games/MoM/MoMEnter.html