The General is a freeware turn-based strategy game developed by Russian team NewGame Software. In this game, you take the lead of a country striving for territory and compete with other countries, developing science, hiring generals and armies and fighting battles. The game has a minimalistic economic system, which is quite suitable for the game concept. It has mainly a text interface, but features a strong AI.Game modes include single player, hot seat and multiplayer. Also, the top scores of the game are collected and stored on an Internet server.The current version of the game is 4.5h.