Spring: 1944

Spring: 1944 is a free, open source WWII themed 3D multiplayer game based on the libre SpringRTS Engine. Our goal is to create a game that is as realistic as possible while still being fun and accessible to play. Games on average take 40 minutes and feature up to 8 factions battling to the last man standing. All factions are complete with several types of infantry, towed and self-propelled guns, normal and rocket artillery, tanks, aircraft and boats. The game supports big matches with thousands of units and double digit player counts.

Version 3.0 "Operation Frühlingserwachen" of the game lets you play either as one of the axis powers (Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary), one of the allies (Great Britain, Soviet Union, United States) or as neutral (Sweden). Of course you can team all of them together as there is no limit to which factions can play in the same in-game alliance. There is also a SpoilsOfWar mode where 1940-era french armor is available at flags. Whoever captures it first, gets it!

Spring: 1944 is hosted on the common spring lobby platform together with other SpringRTS games. To play, grab the latest SpringLobby client (click here)*.
After you are connected to the lobby, join one of our rooms. Their names are:

  • S:1944 Stable! (World War Two game)
  • S:1944 Stable! (World War Two game) [2]
  • S:1944 Stable! (World War Two game) [3]

Be patient as SpringLobby downloads the appropriate engine and game versions and the required map.
While waiting for the downloads to complete (about 300MB), you can check out our old official website at spring1944.net and the in-progress new one at spring1944.github.io.

Spring:1944 is a full featured game with complex in-game mechanics. To learn more about them we have prepared commented replays, which can be watched here.

If you find yourself alone, come into our lobby chat channel (by typing /join #s44 into any chat window) and do not hesitate to ask for a game.
The development team can usually be found in the above rooms every evening (GMT).

Important links:


  • * You can of course use other lobbies like Weblobby or flobby (GNU/Linux only).
  • If you cannot zoom, type /taview into in-game chat or press ctrl+f2.
  • To players using Radeon cards: if you experience crashes, try turning off "forced shaders" in springsettings.
Minimum system requirements: 

Fast x86 (Intel/AMD) 64-bit machine built in this decade. Mid to higher end graphics card for high graphics quality settings.
GNU/Linux, Windows or (depending on your skill level) Mac OS X.