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

  • Subject: [News] Introduction to Lesser-known GNU/Linux Games, New Games
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 11:20:34 +0100
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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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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. âI 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.â


Sake Visual â Indie Visual Novel Studio

,----[ Quote ]
| There are several âunknownâ game 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 !

,----[ Quote ]
| 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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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!

,----[ Quote ]
| 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 and multi-player first-person ego-
| shooter wirh a âgeneral theme of agility in
| a variety of environmentsâ.


Linux Games: Chromium B.S.U.

,----[ Quote ]
| Itâs been a long time since I offered up a
| nice Linux game for the Ghacks audience. So
| I thought, today I will introduce them to
| one of my favorite Linux time killers
| Chromium B.S.U. When I first discovered
| this game itâs original title was simply
| Chromium. Obviously this was  a serious
| conflict of interest with Google. I have a
| feeling the name change (adding the B.S.U.)
| was due to release of the now-famous Google
| browser.

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