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post #91 of 137
Destroy the Web firefox add-on game.

Destroy the Web is a game add-on for Firefox, built specifically to take advantage of the new features introduced in Firefox 3.5. A first of its kind, the goal in the game is to destroy each and every Web page, competing for the high score against players around the world!
post #92 of 137
I have a bit of an update on using sdlmane in Ubuntu.

When I run it on my EeePC 900, I have to specify the video driver as "soft":
sdlmame -video soft
I have also installed it on my Zotac SAM102 netbook. There I didn't need to specify the video, But on both systems, sdlmame would not exit, and I had to open another terminal to kill it. I also did not have any sound. It looks like pulseaudio is the culprit (big surprise). Here is what fixes it:

On Ubuntu 9.04 (EEEPC 900):
Uninstalled libsdl1.2debian-alsa
Installed libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio

On Ubuntu 9.10 (Zotac netbook):
Uninstalled lidsdl1.2debian-all
Installed libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio

Not only do I now have sound, sdlmame no longer hangs. Before, I also couldn't switch to my desktop while sdlmame was running. This problem seems to be solved too!

Originally Posted by mythmaster View Post

sdlmame is still being maintained whereas xmame is not. There's a thread around here somewhere that we discussed frontends in -- I'll see if I can find it.

Here it is:

That thread also talks about game controllers/joysticks. I am finding that I need a joystick. Does anyone have any recommendations on Linux compatible joysticks?
post #93 of 137
Originally Posted by waterhead View Post

That thread also talks about game controllers/joysticks. I am finding that I need a joystick. Does anyone have any recommendations on Linux compatible joysticks?

I ended up getting that Logitech wireless, and everything works OOB except for the rumblepad feature which isn't supported in Linux. I haven't used it much lately, but I really like it except the batteries don't last terribly long, so rechargeable ones work best. It even works as a remote control in XBMC, and you can load up the X extension and use it as a mouse on your desktop.
post #94 of 137
Are those two joysticks that I see sticking out of it?
post #95 of 137
Originally Posted by waterhead View Post

Are those two joysticks that I see sticking out of it?

Yeah, they're analog
post #96 of 137
Originally Posted by waterhead View Post

That thread also talks about game controllers/joysticks. I am finding that I need a joystick. Does anyone have any recommendations on Linux compatible joysticks?

These work great


All buttons and both analog sticks and d-pad work fine without anything special.

Joysticks/pads have been standardized for PC hardware for years, at least most USB pads/sticks. Most are OS agnostic.
post #97 of 137


Marko Kaiser has announced the release of linuX-gamers Live 0.9.6, an Arch-based live CD/DVD/USB image containing a large collection of popular Linux games: "We recently released a new version of our games distribution. New features: host system in local network. New games: Osmos demo, LinCityNG, OpenTTD. All other games are based on their most recent versions. You will notice that there are two editions now. Lite ISO: a small CD image (700 MB) containing a limited games selection suitable for children and older computers. Burn it to a blank CD-R/CD-RW using regular Linux or Linux tools like Nero, K3B, Infrarecorder, etc. Alternatively, you can write it to a USB device (at least 1 GB capacity). Big ISO: a big DVD image (4.7 GB) containing the full games selection for adults and more recent computers. Burn it to a blank DVD-R/DVD-RW using any burning tool of your choosing or write it to a USB device (at least 5 GB capacity)."
post #98 of 137
10 of the best free games you should play today

Most are OS agnostic or have Linux clients, and the balance may run in Wine.
post #99 of 137
post #100 of 137
Originally Posted by Rgb View Post

10 of the best free games you should play today

Most are OS agnostic or have Linux clients, and the balance may run in Wine.

I guess this is not a linux specific list? (no linux client for the game listed as #1?) I just don't think of running Wine as part of my linux experience. Sorry, I may have misunderstood the nature of the list.

EDIT: LOL, not my day.. no linux client for #1, and the site for Desktop Tower Defense keeps crashing my Firefox session
EDIT2: Checked DTD from work (on PC).. its a browser-based game? (no client to download for any OS that I can find).. alas, it crashes FF on linux (at home).
EDIT3: on the plus side, I picked up a few new Android games for my phone
post #101 of 137
Parallel Realities has a few games for Linux. They are mostly "retro-style", for us old guys.


Here is a review of the games, thanks to Linux Journal.

post #102 of 137
Mozilla Labs To Promote Open Web Gaming


"Mozilla Labs has started an initiative to promote and develop gaming based on Open Web technologies. They write, 'We are excited to present to you the latest initiative from Mozilla Labs: Gaming. Mozilla Labs Gaming is all about games built, delivered and played on the Open Web and the browser. We want to explore the wider set of technologies which make immersive gaming on the Open Web possible. We invite the wider community to play with cool, new tech and aim to help establish the Open Web as the platform for gaming across all your Internet connected devices.' To that end Mozilla Labs will launch Game On 2010, a game development competition, at the end of September."

post #103 of 137
Originally Posted by Rgb View Post

Mozilla Labs To Promote Open Web Gaming



Yeah, I'm pretty excited about WebGL:

post #104 of 137
Puppy Arcade 9



Plays Amiga (500, 1000, 2000), Apple (68k, 128k, 512k, SE, MacOS, Plus), Atari (ST, 800, 800XL, 130XE, 5200), Amstrad (CPC, Plus, VEB), Arcades, Colecovision, Commodore (64, 128, VIC20, PET), GameBoys (GB, GBC, GBA), GameGear, Genesis/MegaDrive, MasterSystem, MS DOS, MSX, N64, NeoGeo, NeoGeo CD, NES/Famicom, PC Engine/TurboGrafix, PSX, ScummVM, SNES and ZX Spectrum (16k, 48k, 128k, +2, +2A, +3) and more!



A free, retro videogame emulation live CD - simply download, burn and boot!

Puppy Arcade 9 features lots of emulators, custom emulation tools, easy system setup, a BIOS installer and frontend downloaders and a great all-in-one, cabinet-friendly, multi-emulator rom-loader, which supports fullscreen and joypad navigation.

Puppy Arcade works great as a live CD, but can be installed to hard drives, USB sticks, etc. Go to 'Menu->Setup->Puppy Universal Installer'. Or for a Puppy Arcade USB installer in Windows, you can go here: http://*******.com/pa8installer

For more info and feedback, check out the Puppy Arcade 9 forum and a youtube review

System requirements: Pentium 166mhz, 128MB RAM, CD-ROM drive.
Based on TurboPup Xtreme, Puppy 4.2, kernel


Additional Emulators and Files (optional):

Xe emulator - multi-system emulator
AudioOverload - play nearly any videogame music file
MAMEPGUI - lovely frontend for SDLMAME
ZSNES 1.51 - alternative SNES emulator, use this if SNES9x is no good for you..
DesMume - Nintendo DS emulator (needs a fast PC)
iNES - simple, reliable NES emulator
Zinc Emulator - emulator for (mainly) Namco arcade games such as Soul Edge, Rival Schools, Star Gladiator etc..
Yabause - SEGA Saturn emulator
SpectEmu - simple, alternative ZX Spectrum emulator.
MasterGear - simple and fast SEGA MasterSystem and GameGear emulator
Mednafen plus MednafenFE - multi sega emulator. Requires OpenGL.
GnGeo - fast NeoGeo emulator, no frontend
ePSXe - another popular PSX emualtor, requires Sony BIOS but not OpenGL (which is supported)
pSX - very accurate, fast PSX emulator.. Requires both OpenGL and Sony PSX BIOS!
MSX emulators - 2 MSX emulators, and the required MSX BIOS files
Commodore Manual - LOADS of stuff on how to use the commodore
USB Installer for Windows - easily create a bootable USB stick with the Puppy Arcade ISO

More packages and emulators at http://ppm.scottjarvis.com
post #105 of 137
Dated, but a nice compendium of technical info re: gaming on Linux-

The Linux Gamers' HOWTO

post #106 of 137
Heard about this site on the Tekzilla podcast and I don't see it mentioned in this thread, so if you're looking for Linux games, check out

post #107 of 137
Sabayon Linux 5.4+ Xmas Gaming Edition


Features list:

Based on Sabayon Linux 5.4 GNOME (both amd64[64bit] and x86[32bit])
Featuring the Linux Kernel 2.6.36 and all the bells and whistles that are in our repositories as of today
Remastered thanks to the Sabayon's little helper called "molecule" (what an odd name for a dog)
Filled with gazillions of games! The best Free & Open Source (Free Software, yeah Mr. Stallman, who cares about names!) games of the Linux land
Many blah blah (arrogance FTW)

Games included:

Alien Arena 2011
Battle of Wesnoth
Frozen Bubble
M.A.R.S. a ridiculous shooter
Scorched 3D
Warzone 2100

Minimum requirements:
- an i686-compatible Processor (Intel Pentium II/III, Celeron, AMD Athlon)
- 512Mb RAM (GNOME)
- 8.5 GB of free space
- A X.Org supported 2D GPU (for playing 2D games only)
- a DVD reader
Optimal requirements:
- a Dual Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or better, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better)
- 1024Mb RAM
- 10 GB of free space
- A X.Org supported 3D GPU (Intel, AMD, NVIDIA)

Download sources
ISO images (those little .iso files that you have download and burn) are available on our mirrors:
- Sabayon Linux 5.4+ Gaming Edition (x86, 32bit) version:
ee3e2e9f661721057115f6cf692afea7 Sabayon_Linux_5.4_amd64_Gaming.iso
- Sabayon Linux 5.4+ Gaming Edition (amd64, 64bit) version:
17dee74b3320192e53d6a1aa14ab220c Sabayon_Linux_5.4_x86_Gaming.iso

Our Mirrors Page:
- http://www.sabayon.org/download
- http://tracker.sabayon.org/
Packages list files (on mirrors):
- Sabayon_Linux_5.4_amd64_Gaming.iso.pkglist
- Sabayon_Linux_5.4_x86_Gaming.iso.pkglist
post #108 of 137
Cedega Being Replaced By GameTree Linux



"TransGaming Cedega, the software forked from Wine that allows running Windows games under Linux, is being discontinued and replaced by TreeGame Linux. This new software is also free. From the new website: 'TransGaming is pleased to announce the continued development of Cedega Technology under the GameTree Developer Program. This repositioning of the technology that powered the Cedega Gaming Service will allow the entire Linux community to gain free access going forward. Cedega is a cross-platform enablement technology that allows for Windows-native games to be executed on both the Linux desktop and embedded Linux platforms.'"
post #109 of 137
Postal III, Source Engine Still Coming To Linux

post #110 of 137
Install Alien Arena 2011 v7.51 in Ubuntu 10.10 / 10.04




Alien Arena 7.51 features:
1.Extensive rewrite of bsp surface rendering for a massive performance increase
2.Complete rewrite of vertex buffer object code
3.Complete rewrite of post process effects(pain, heat wave distortions, etc)
4.Improvements to light volumes
5.Improvements to shadow mapping for dynamic shadows
6.Massive renderer cleanup and re-org
7.First editions of a developer reference
8.Improvements to vehicle hud rendering
9.Added configure option for Unix/Linux ANSI color console output
10.Integrate ODE library into Unix/Linux build to avoid potential problems
11.Variety of graphical updates
12.Three new/revamped levels
13.Fixed bug with vid_restart on map change, for much faster map loading
14.Added downloading of iqm meshes
In Alien Arena we can play against computer-controlled opponents in single player mode or against other real players in multiplayer mode. Started in 2004 by COR Entertainment, the game combines a 1950s-era sci-fi atmosphere with gameplay. Currently Alien Arena is developed and released by id Software.

To install Alien Arena in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick or 10.04 Lucid follow the instructions:

•Download this package
•After downloading double click on it (playdeb_0.3-1~getdeb1_all.deb)
•Now open a Terminal and type:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install alien-arena
post #111 of 137
Darin VanCoevering has announced the release of SuperGamer Supreme 2.5, the world's first dual-layer Linux live DVD packed with games:


"The Supreme SuperGamer 2.5 is a update to the Supreme SuperGamer 2. This release is a 7.9 GB live DVD and can only run on dual-layer DVD drives or 16 GB Flash drives so please be sure you have a compatible drive. It includes: Firefox 4 beta; Flash 10.2; VLC and all of the additional updated packages; Linux kernel with wireless support; NDISwrapper updated and additional Intel wireless modules; wicked updated; LimeWire removed and FrostWire put in its place, Soldier of Fortune was taken off as it didn't work with the new NVIDIA driver; IconquerU game added along with the updated NVIDIA and ATI drivers, FUSE and NTFS-3G updated; addition of Gogo encoder which is faster than LAME; Java updated to 6u23."




The games (in the order they appear on the launch bar) Include:

Quake Wars
Doom 3
Unreal Tournament
Quake 4
Savage 2 (Updated)
Postal 2
Enemy Territory
Penumbra Black Plague
Urban Terror
Soldier Of Fortune
True Combat
X2: The Threat (new)
America's Army
Drop Team
Frets On Fire (Updated and working on both Nvidia and Ati)
Chromium B.S.U.
Mad Bomber
BZ Flag
Mega Mario
Super Tux
post #112 of 137
Humble Indie Bundle is back- Pay what you want for 5 awesome games: Braid, Machinarium, Cortex Command, Osmos and Revenge of the Titans


"We don't use DRM. When you buy these games, they are yours. Feel free to play them without an internet connection, back them up, and install them on all of your Macs and PCs freely. There is no time-limit on your downloads."


post #113 of 137

EDuke32- A first person shooter game for Linux


Eduke32 is awesome first person shooter game and a cross-platform Duke3D (Duke Nukem 3D) port which provides many new features for mod authors, including an enhanced scripting system and OpenGL renderer. It offers countless platforms on which to build and improve on and with no shortage of Duke Nukem enthusiasts it can only get better, Thanx to Eduke32's creators we are able to match memory and relive our gaming youth with much greater graphics.

As a first-person shooter, the gameplay of Duke Nukem 3D involves moving through levels presented from the protagonist's point of view, shooting enemies on the way.
The environment of Duke Nukem 3D is highly destructible; most props can be destroyed by the player.

post #114 of 137

A Linux Demo is available For Amnesia: The Dark Descent


"Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core."



This game requires a NVIDIA GeForce 6 or ATI Radeon HD 2000 (R600) series graphics card or newer. In terms of the Linux software requirements, Frictional Games states that it needs a "Linux distribution released in 2010." The 155MB demo from the Helsingborg game studio can be found at AmnesiaGame.com. This game is powered by the HPL Engine 2, which they had developed in-house.
post #115 of 137

"Those Funny Funguloids!"- A nice and funny opensource game for Linux


You collect mushrooms, bring them back to your home base and profit! That's the basic idea in a nutshell. It has smooth, appealing 3d graphics and nice atmospheric sound effects.

post #116 of 137
Blob Wars : Blob And Conquer is a game written by Parallel Realities.It is a 3D action-adventure game and a direct sequel to the 2D platform game, Blob Wars: Metal Blob Solid. Again, the name is a play on a popular game franchise, this time Command & Conquer.

post #117 of 137
Install more than 100 games with one command using Djl


Djl is an open-source (GPL licensed) game manager written in Python 2.5 for the GNU/Linux Operating Systems. It is inspired by Valve's Steam software for Windows.

Djl makes it possible (via a repository) to download, install and remove a reasonable number of games placed into a distrobution independent subdirectory (but without dealing with any dependencies). It can also execute ,desktop shortcuts located in another directory.

Actually Djl have more that 105 game in his repository, games like Alien Arena, Blood Frontier........,





List of games on repository
This available game list with djl (122 currently):

A Tale in the Desert IV
Alien Arena
Armagetron Advanced
Assault Cube
Battle Jump
Battle Tanks
Blob Wars - Blob And Conquer
Blood Frontier
CounterStrike 2D
Coup de foot
Dark Horizons
Digital Paint Paintball
Dwarf Fortress
Empty Clip
Endgame: Singularity
F-1 Spirit Remake
Hive Rise
Landes eternelles
Lemming Ball Z
Ma princesse adoree
Machine ball
Mad Skills Motocross
MTP target
Open Sonic
Pang Zero
Postal 2: Share The Pain
Regnum online
Savage 2 : A Tortured Soul
Slime volley
Smokin guns
SuperTux Kart
Tarot Club
Tile Racer
Torus Trooper
Tumiki Fighters
Urban Terror
Virtual Jay Peak
Warzone 2100
Wolfenstein : Enemy Territory
World of Padman
Yo Frankie!
Yoda Soccer
post #118 of 137
19 Awesome Open source games for Linux



19 Awesome Open source games for Linux

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Written by M. Zinoune (Zinovsky) | 07 February 2011
Posted in Linux Gaming - Gaming On Linux

This is a nice collection of 19 open source games for Linux that contains most addictive, fun and refined games. For some of these games, also installation steps are included. tux-gamer Enjoy



AstroMenace is my favorite one, it is a modern 3D scrolling space shooter with ship upgrade possibilities. You can improve your ship configuration by installing new weapons, defensive systems, power stations and much more. To improve your ship, you must earn money by destroying throngs of enemies on every level.

AstroMenace is graphically unique. The quality of animation along with special effects is stunning, and with all its picturesque backgrounds adding brilliance to the visuals, the game is a true eye-candy.

I tried this game and i found it a real addictive game. It took me 3 weeks to reach the final level.

For installation check our previous post.

2- Red Eclipse (The Successor Of Blood Frontier)

Red Eclipse is a Free and Open Source game, using SDL and OpenGL which allows it to be ported to many platforms; grab a development copy from our Subversion repository and live on the bleeding edge.

The game is a single-player and multi-player first-person ego-shooter, built as a total conversion of Cube Engine 2, which lends itself toward a balanced gameplay, completely at the control of map makers, while maintaining a general theme of agility in a variety of environments.

Ubuntu and LinuxMint users can install this game via the following PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:itachi-sama-amaterasu/redeclipse-client
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install redeclipse

3-Go Ollie !

At first sight Go Ollie! looks like a game for kids, but once you play it you realize it can be fun for anyone, no matter what age.

Go Ollie! is an original platform game that stands out for several reasons. First, its main character is a worm, a tiny creature that is not usually regarded as an example of cuteness. Second, the worm is controlled with the mouse instead of cursor keys. And finally, the game scrolls automatically to one side, just like one of those old shoot'em ups.

In Go Ollie! your mission consists on collecting all the coins, fruits and whatever other valuable objects you find on your way. At the same time you'll have to avoid different kinds of enemies. Go Ollie! features two gaming modes: a Story mode that enables you to play over 60 levels with various objectives and an Action mode with unlimited replayable levels and a high score top list.

4- 0 A.D. - A war/economy strategy game


0 A.D. (pronounced "zero ey-dee") is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. In short, it is a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of Western civilizations, focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. The project is highly ambitious, involving state-of-the-art 3D graphics, detailed artwork, sound, and a flexible and powerful custom-built game engine.
The game has been in development by Wildfire Games (WFG), a group of volunteer, hobbyist game developers, since 2001. It is always under heavy developement, the latest release is 0 A.D. Alpha 3 Cerberus, "Now you can play on a round map, garrison units in buildings, watch units shuttle resources to a dropsite, set up games more easily, look at game statistics when they're over and more!"

Check our previous post for installation instructions

5-Danger From the Deep


Danger from the deep is nice open source submarine sumilator game. According to their website "Danger from the Deep (known as dangerdeep or DftD) is a free (as in free speech), Open Source World War II german submarine simulator. The program and source code is available under the GPL license and most of the artwork/data is released under a Creative Commons license (Attribution/NonCommercial/Non-Derivative works).

DftD is currently being developed on Linux (i386 and AMD64) and Windows. There are binarys available for Linux (i386 and amd64), Windows (32bit) and there are some old packages for MacOSX. Danger from the Deep makes use of SDL/OpenGL and thus should be portable to other operating systems or platforms.'"

6- Bos Wars
Bos Wars is a futuristic real time strategy game (RTS). In a RTS game, the player has to combat his enemies while developing his war economy. Everything runs in real-time, as opposed to turn-based games where the player always has to wait for his turn. The trick is to balance the effort put into building his economy and building an army to defend and attack the enemies.

Bos Wars has a dynamic rate based economy. Energy is produced by power plants and magma gets pumped from hot spots. Buildings and mobile units are also built at a continuous rate. Control of larger parts of the map creates the potential to increase your economy throughput. Holding key points like roads and passages allow for different strategies.

It is possible to play against human opponents over LAN, internet, or against the computer. Bos Wars successfully runs under Linux, MS Windows, BSD, and Mac OS X.

Bos Wars aims to create a completely original and fun open source RTS game.
For Ubuntu you can download Bos War from Ubuntu Software Center (See Screenshot bellow) or using PlayDeb (Click here to install).

7- Super TuxKart
SuperTuxKart is a Free 3d kart racing game; we want to make the game fun more than we want to make it realistic. You can play with up to 4 friends on one PC, racing against each other or just try to beat the computer. (a network multiplayer feature is planned)

See the great lighthouse or drive through the sand and visit the pyramids. Race underground or in space, watching the stars passing by. Have some rest under the palms on the beach (watching the other karts overtaking you ). But don't eat the bananas! Watch for bowling balls, plungers, bubble gum and cakes thrown by opponents.

You can do a single race against other karts, compete in one of several Grand Prix, try to beat the high score in time trials on your own, play battle mode against your friends, and more!

8- Secret Maryo Chronicles

A Jump and Run game like Super Mario World with an advanced Editor and highly detailed Graphics based on SDL with a OpenGL accelerated Graphics

Renderer developed in C++.

Secret Maryo Chronicles has been described as a Super Mario Bros. clone by PCtipp. It was listed as the number one

open source video game by APC in January 2008. Stern praised the speed of the game and its puzzle solving. The game was named one of the most promising open source games of 2008 by El Heraldo and praised as a well-made non-violent game for children by heute.

9-Steel Storm

Steel Storm is an old school top down arcade shooter with score oriented competitive gameplay, and is designed for people who like fast paced action and have limited amounts of time to play computer games.

The events of the game take place in an alternative universe where you control an advanced hovertank, packed with the most advanced and sophisticated weapons. Your task is simple, but, nevertheless, is not trivial. In the fight with presumed extraterrestrial invaders, you must prevail!

The game is available for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

10- Maze of Galious

The Maze of Galious (MoG in short) was originally a Konami game for the MSX computer system. Its real name is Knightmare II: The Maze of GaliousKnightmare.

MoG is a very addictive game where you have to kill thousands of enemies, collect items in order to obtain new powers and defeat some really great demons at the end of each level. The gameplay of MoG is not the boring linear one. In MoG you are free to go everywhere you want from the beginning of the game. You have to be very careful of the order in which you visit all the rooms in the HUGE map if you want to keep your character alive. The map is structured in a main map (called the castle) and 10 submaps (called the worlds). Initially you are in the castle and you have to find the keys that open the doors to go to each of the worlds. To complete the game you have to defeat the boss at the end of each one of the 10 worlds. You are free to revisit each world as often as you want in order to see if you have missed something. To defeat all 10 demons you control two characters: Popolon and Aphrodite. Each one has special abilities, i.e. Popolon has a greater ability to jump and Aphrodite is able to dive.

For Ubuntu users you can install it by one click from playdeb

11-Vega Strike

Vega Strike is a 3-D space simulation game that lets you trade, fight, and explore in a vast universe. Both the Vega Strike game engine and Vega Strike Universe game data set are in a playable state, but still under development.

"Vega Strike allows players to explore a vastly dynamic universe where frontiers collide and you're just a pilot trying to make ends meet. How? That's your decision. Vega Strike is designed as a non-linear gaming experience, where you choose what action you want to take.

Vega Strike features a dynamic trading economy, allowing your character to operate as a merchant. Discover what trade routes bring in the most profit, what commodities make you the most money given your ship's cargo space limitations, accept cargo missions and learn to avoid areas of danger (repairs eat into your profits!).

If you are tired of making money on milk runs, or want to try something different, then there are other paths to success. Vega Strike features a mission generator, providing multiple missions to the experienced (and not so experienced) pilots. Engage in bounty hunts, patrols, battles and escort missions. Feel like travelling? Explore the dynamic universe and see the farthest reaches of known space. Want a walk on the wild side? You could always turn pirate! Just be prepared for the consequences." VS Wiki

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12- LinCity

LinCity-NG is a city simulation game. It is a polished and improved version of the classic LinCity game. In the game, you are required to build and maintain a city. You can win the game either by building a sustainable economy or by evacuating all citizens with spaceships.

13- S.C.O.U.R.G.E.

S.C.O.U.R.G.E. is a cross platform, open source rogue-like game in the fine tradition of NetHack and Moria. It sports a graphical front-end, similar to glHack or the Falcon's eye. The design of the 3D UI is an attempt at the best of both worlds from old to new: It lets you rotate the view, zoom in/out, view special effects, etc with the feeling of the old-school isometric games like Exult or Woodward.

For ubuntu users you can install this game by clicking this apt link (Thanks for playdeb.net).

14- ZERO Ballestics- A 3D Tank shooter

Zero Ballistics is a unique blend of multiplayer first person shooter and tank combat game. Beautiful, idyllic level settings meet armed to the teeth and highly detailed tanks.

15- Tuxracer


Extreme Tux Racer is an open-source downhill racing game starring Tux, the Linux mascot. It follows in the path of Tux Racer and its derivatives

16- Opensonic

Open Sonic is a free open-source game based on the "Sonic the Hedgehog" universe. It introduces a different style of gameplay called cooperative play, in which it's possible to control 3 characters simultaneously. Unlike most similar games, Open Sonic provides a greater level of interaction between the player and the levels. It's more than just a jump'n'run; the user must come up with some strategy in order to get through the levels.

17- Optimized Urban Terror

Urban Terror could best be described as a Hollywood tactical shooter; it is realism based to a certain extent (environments/weapons/player models), but also goes by the motto "fun over realism" (fast gameplay and lots of action). This combination of reality and action results in a very unique, enjoyable and addictive game.

For Ubuntu and LinuxMint users install the game via playdeb

18- Xonotic

Xonotic is a free (GPL), fast-paced first-person shooter that works on Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Xonotic is a direct successor of the Nexuiz Project. The game is a fork of Nexuiz (2.5.2) :"The last release of Nexuiz (2.5.2) was on the first of October 2009, and when we decided to fork early March 2010 we continued where we had left off with Nexuiz. Large parts of the code, graphics and music have been redone and have improved immensely. "

Xonotic preview 0.1 is released, this release is still a preview, which means that is not a stable release yet, in this release many things have progressed, both in features and graphics, one of the things that makes the game feel much more smooth is the change from 20 to 60 server frames per second, the entire weapon balance has been rewritten from scratch, and while the game still have the old weapons, some of them have been given entirely new functions, the menu theme has been updated and the options have been tuned to better reflect what values players are likely to change. Xonotic also features several remade and brand new maps.

19-Speed Dreams

Speed Dreams 1.4.0 is finally released. the new version of this game comes with many new features like 3 amazing fine tuned and balanced new car sets, 3 exciting new tracks and many visually improved ones, 2 new TRB first-class robot for the Supercars, 36 GP and TRB1 car sets and more.
post #119 of 137
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Install M.A.R.S two-dimensional space shooting game in Ubuntu from PPA



M.A.R.S. is a native Linux game for two players, flying with ships in a two-dimensional space setting, governed by the laws of gravity. There are several game modes. For instance, when playing SpaceBall, each player aims to destroy the home planet of the other by dropping a huge ball at it. In order to avoid him doing so, there are several weapons, suitable for different situations.

Mars Core team builds a PPA for Ubuntu 10.04,10.10, and 11.04.
Run the commands in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mars-core/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install marsshooterIf you want to surf on cutting edge, you may install marsshooter-svn instead of marsshooter. This will install the latest SVN-build on your computer. But this will be even more buggy, then the stable release.

For those, how want to develop with SFML2, there is a package libsfml2-dev in this ppa, which will install the headers of SFML2 on your system.

For more information on the game, visit its homepage: http://mars-game.sourceforge.net/
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