[News] Introduction to Lesser-known GNU/Linux Games, New Games

[News] Introduction to Lesser-known GNU/Linux Games, New Games

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 10 Jul 2010 19:20:34

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4 Linux Games You Probably Have Not Played

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| Most of the Linux sites that list games
| tend to highlight the same bunch; however,
| there are a few hidden gems that you may
| have missed but are still worth playing.
| In no particular order, here are four you
| might want to try.


Chromium BSU is a shining 2-D shooter

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| July is when the summer doldrums start to
| threaten. If you feel your hammock
| calling, resist the temptation, and turn
| instead to Chromium B.S.U., an adrenaline-
| pumping 2-D vertical shooter.
| The game has been around for about 10
| years. Creator Mark B. Allan came up with
| it after trying out a Linux port of a DOS
| shooter called Raptor. began to wonder
| how hard it would be to write a similar
| type of game using OpenGL. I had been
| wanting to experiment with SDL and OpenAL
| for a while, and this seemed like a good
| opportunity. `----


Sake Visual Indie Visual Novel Studio

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| There are several nknowngame companies
| which are very friendly towards GNU/Linux,
| yet because of the poor publicity none
| heard about them.
| One of those GNU/Linux friendly gaming
| companies is Sake Visual.
| They released 3 games so far and all of
| them have a native GNU/Linux client, 2 of
| the games where released as freeware.


Planet Stronghold Alpha Available !

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| Winter Wolves which I posted about earlier, is a very friendly
| company towards GNU/Linux users and released many games for our
| beloved platform (and many are yet to come).
| They are now working on a Japanese style Sci-Fi RPG game which
| resembles the old (2d) Final Fantasy games a little (at least
| in turn based battle mode gameplay).



LettersFall 2.0

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| A new game has been brought to our attention
| called LettersFall which is a cross between
| between Scabble(R) and Tetris(R). This game
| offers the following items to the Linux
| community.


MegaGlest 3.3.5 Pre-release special!

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| A new version of MegaGlest will be released
| sometime today! Once it is head over here to
| download it! A short changelog can be found
| here.
| MegaGlest is a relatively recent fork of the
| quite well known FOSS Game Glest, which ceased
| development some time back. Now that Megaglest
| has taken up the development, things have
| advanced quite quickly (in contrast to the
| other promising Glest fork GAE) and Glest now
| finally has the long deserved cross platform
| multiplayer and a proper master-server with a
| games lobby! Furthermore Megaglest includes all
| the factions known from the Megapack before,
| bumping the total number up to 5.


Red Eclipse

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| Red Eclipse was pointed out to us here at
| LinuxGames. It is a free/open source game
| that was built from a total conversion from
| the Cube Engine 2 The game is a single-
| player