Lincity - A City Simulation Game


Lincity is a city simulation game for SVGALIB, X Windows and Microsoft Windows. The current stable release of lincity is version 1.12.1 (Aug. 13, 2004).

The current development (unstable) release of lincity is version 1.13.1 (July 7, 2003).

Image of lincity splash screen

What is Lincity?

Lincity is a city simulation game. You are required to build and maintain a city. You must feed, house, provide jobs and goods for your residents. You can build a sustainable economy with the help of renewable energy and recycling, or you can go for broke and build rockets to escape from a pollution ridden and resource starved planet, it's up to you.

Supported platforms

As best we know, lincity works well on the following platforms.

Linux, FreeBSD, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, IRIX, OS X, SCO, Tru64 and CYGWIN
Win95, Win98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP

In addition, lincity works on the following platforms through an X Windows emulation layer.

Other Platforms
BeOS, OpenVMS, OS/2, AtheOS


These screenshots are from version 1.12pre48.

Getting help

For information on obtaining, installing and running lincity, please refer to the current README file.

Basic information on how to play the game can be found in the extensive on-line help. Right click almost anywhere to get help.


Please use our forums on the sourceforge site.


Email support is offered through a low-traffic email list.

Or, you can email to Greg or Corey directly. If you do this, please put "lincity" in the subject line to reduce the chance your email will be deleted as SPAM.



Source Code

Win32 Binary Packages

You can also get the windows version as part of Philip White's very nice windows freeware collection. Available as CD or bittorent:

Unix Binary Packages

Here are the binary packages that I know of. Please email for additions and corrections. A special thanks to all of the UNIX binary maintainers out there!

Non-Unix Ports

Lincity also runs on several non-UNIX platforms through X Windows emulation layers. Outstanding!

Note that BeOS version 1.111 and AtheOS version 1.12 are based on lincity 1.11.


Lincity is copyrighted software. You may freely copy, distribute and modify this program in any form, provided you adhere to the conditions specified in the GNU General Public License. A copy of this license is included with the game.

Copyright (c) I J Peters 1995-1997.
Copyright (c) Greg Sharp 1997-2003.
Copyright (c) Corey Keasling 2000-2003.

In addition, thanks to all the many people who have sent in bug reports and patches.