Allegiance was original developed by Microsoft and released March 2000. The game received great reviews, but was too far ahead of its time (before high speed internet). Still the unique, highly strategic gameplay allowed Allegiance to maintain a loyal following. In 2004, Microsoft released the source code to Allegiance under a shared source license. In 2017 Microsoft updated the licensing to MIT.
The community had already made a lot of progress without the source code, but with the source code development really took off. Many bugs have been fixed and countless new features added. If you are interested in helping develop an online multiplayer PC game, this is a great opportunity to get involved.
Most Requested Features
Got some free time and know how to code? Some of the most requested features include combat AI, new game modes, and spectator mode.
Download the Source
For information on downloading source code, compiling, and committing changes, check out the Wiki’s Development section. The current build requires Visual C++ 2008 or newer and the latest DirectX SDK.