Monday, 30 July 2007

Games on Linux - Linux with Games

The games go in no particular order:
  1. Neverball
    Category: Strategy
    Description:
    The main gameplay of Neverball is based on moving a ball to collect coins using gravity by tilting the game world, not directly controlling the ball; similar to Super Monkey Ball.
    Home Page: http://icculus.org/neverball/
  2. Frets on Fire
    Category: Music Oriented
    Description: The gameplay of Frets on Fire is the same as in Guitar Hero - the player emulates playing a guitar. Frets on Fire is meant to be played by picking up the keyboard like a guitar, with one hand pressing the fret buttons and another pressing the pick buttons and hitting the notes as they scroll down the page.
    Home Page: http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/
  3. Second Life
    Category: Simulation / MMORPG
    Description:
    Second Life is an Internet-based virtual world where you can explore, meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, create and trade items and services from one another.
    Home page: http://secondlife.com/
  4. Frozen Bubble
    Category: Strategy
    Description: Frozen Bubble is a Puzzle Bobble style computer game in which you have to shoot the colored frozen bubbles to form groups of the same color. Such groups disappear and the object is to clear the whole screen in this way before a bubble passes a line at the bottom.
    Home Page:
    http://www.frozen-bubble.org/

  5. Nexuiz
    Category: FPS
    Description: Nexuiz is a fast-paced firstperson shooter in which you must kill the other players in an arena with an assortment of weapons maps available.
    Home Page:
    http://alientrap.org/nexuiz/

  6. Stepmania
    Category: Music Oriented
    Description: Stepmania is a Dance Dance Revolution in which you use your fingers to hit the arrows as they come up towards the top of the screen. If you have a DDR pad, you can plug that into your computer and use that if you would please.
    Home Page: http://www.stepmania.com/

  7. Tremulous
    Category: FPS (First Person Shooter)
    Description: Tremulous is a first person shooter featuring opposing humans and alien teams, with some elements of real time strategy (building your base, choosing units, etc.).
    Home Page: http://tremulous.net/

  8. irrlamb
    Category: Strategy
    Description: irrlamb is a 3D game that involves a lot of physics and frustrating gameplay. The idea is to move yourself to certain parts of the map using different strategies and going across obstacles.
    Home Page:
    http://code.google.com/p/irrlamb/

  9. War§ow (Warsow)
    Category: FPS (First Person Shooter)
    Description: The very competitive gameplay of War§ow focuses heavily on movement and trickjumping. It is also a fast paced game and features very unique graphics.
    Home Page: http://www.warsow.net/

  10. Scorched 3D
    Category:
    Strategy
    Description: Scorched 3D is a turn-based artillery game modeled after the classic DOS game Scorched Earth. Players take turns honing in his aim on an opponent’s “tank” by adjusting angle, rotation and power and firing a weapon of choice each and every subsequent turn until he is able to hit/kill his target.
    Home Page: http://www.scorched3d.co.uk/

  11. AssaultCube
    Category:
    FPS (First Person Shooter)
    Description: The game was designed to be slightly more realistic and more focused on team play than Cube while keeping the gameplay fast-paced and simple. In comparison to the gameplay speed of other games, AssaultCube is slower than Quake and Cube but faster than Counter-Strike.
    Home Page: http://assault.cubers.net/

  12. FlightGear
    Category:
    Simulation
    Description: FlightGear is a collaborative project that aims to create a sophisticated free flight simulator framework. This customizability of FlightGear is illustrated by the wide range of aircraft models that are available in FlightGear, from gliders to helicopters, and from airliners to fighter jets.
    Home Page: http://www.flightgear.org/

  13. World of Padman
    Category:
    FPS (First Person Shooter)
    Description: World of Padman is a first person shooter based on the Padman comic strip for the magazine Playstation Games created by the professional cartoon artist Andreas ‘ENTE’ Endres.
    Home Page: http://www.worldofpadman.com/

  14. Neverputt
    Category: Strategy
    Description: Neverputt is a minigame packed with Neverball that features a 3D miniature golf course using the same physics engine as Neverputt.
    Home Page: http://icculus.org/neverball/

  15. TrueCombat: Elite
    Category:
    FPS (First Person Shooter)
    Description: The game is a fast-paced modern tactical shooter with a focus on close-quarters gunfights and objective oriented teamplay. Two teams engage each other using modern weaponry, in the objective game mode there is one defending team.
    Home Page: http://www.truecombatelite.net/

  16. Planeshift
    Category: MMORPG
    Description: PlaneShift is an MMORPG set inside a gigantic stalactite that features 12 playable races that all have their own homelands and characteristics.
    Home Page: http://www.planeshift.it/

  17. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    Category:
    FPS (First Person Shooter)
    Description: Enemy Territory is a class based game. There are two opposing teams; the GDF (Global Defense Force), who are humans, and the Strogg, an alien race that are invading Earth. The date has not been announced for when it is to be released yet.
    Home Page: http://www.enemyterritory.com/

    NOTE:
    All of the screenshots above are all in-game, excluding Enemy Territory: Quake Wars because it is not out yet. You can see a video of the game here among many others
I hope this list makes you more aware of the excellent games that are available for Linux

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