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[edit] Games

[edit] Previous Releases

[edit] Summary

The Fedora Games spin offers a perfect show-case of the best games available in Fedora. The included games span several genres, from first person shooters to real-time and turn based strategy games to puzzle games. Not all the games available in Fedora are included on this spin, but trying out this spin will give you a fair impression of Fedora's abilities to run great games.

This is a great spin to hand out events where there will be people interested in test driving Fedora to see what it is like.

This spin includes a number of popular games including Battle for Wesnoth, FreeCiv, Scorched 3D, SuperTuxKart and Nethack.

[edit] Owner(s)

[edit] Detailed Description

  • The spin is based off the XFCE desktop spin (minus wine). There is not room on a DVD for all of the games in Fedora. The intention is to try to include the best games from various genres. Included games should be playable without third party downloads. For some very large games or games that can use downloaded data, just a demo version might be included.
  • Below is a list of games included:
Package Name Web site Summary
abe http://abe.sourceforge.net/ Scrolling, platform-jumping, ancient pyramid exploring game
alex4 http://allegator.sourceforge.net/ Alex the Allegator 4 - Platform game
alienblaster http://www.schwardtnet.de/alienblaster/ Action-loaded 2D arcade shooter game
amoebax http://www.emma-soft.com/games/amoebax/ Action-Puzzle Game
armacycles-ad http://armagetronad.sf.net A lightcycle game in 3D
asc http://www.asc-hq.org/ Advanced Strategic Command
astromenace http://www.viewizard.com/ Hardcore 3D space shooter with spaceship upgrade possibilities
auriferous http://auriferous.sourceforge.net/ Game inspired by the classic Loderunner
ballbuster http://www.patrickavella.com/ballbuster.shtml Move the paddle to bounce the ball and break all the bricks
ballz http://code.google.com/p/db-tins07/ Platform game with some puzzle elements
beneath-a-steel-sky-cd http://www.revolution.co.uk/_display.php?id=16 Beneath a Steel Sky - Adventure Game - CD version
blobwars http://www.parallelrealities.co.uk/blobWars.php Mission and Objective based 2D Platform Game
bombardier http://packages.debian.org/stable/source/bombardier The GNU Bombing utility
boswars http://www.boswars.org/ Bos Wars is a futuristic real-time strategy game
btanks http://btanks.sourceforge.net/ Funny battle on your desk
bygfoot http://www.bygfoot.com Bygfoot Football Manager
bzflag http://bzflag.org 3D multi-player tank battle game
cdogs-sdl http://lumaki.com/code/cdogs/ C-Dogs is an arcade shoot-em-up
celestia http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ OpenGL real-time visual space simulation
childsplay http://childsplay.sourceforge.net/ Suite of educational games for young children
clanbomber http://clanbomber.sourceforge.net/ Lay bombs and Blast the other players of the field game using ClanLib
colossus http://colossus.sourceforge.net/ Allows people to play Titan against each other or AIs
crack-attack http://www.nongnu.org/crack-attack/ Puzzle action game
CriticalMass http://criticalmass.sourceforge.net/critter.php SDL/OpenGL space shoot'em up game also known as critter
crossfire-client http://crossfire.real-time.com Client for connecting to crossfire servers
crystal-stacker http://www.t3-i.com/cstacker.htm Falling blocks, match 3 or more of the same color crystals
dd2 http://www.usebox.net/jjm/dd2/ Dodgin' Diamond 2 - Shoot'em up arcade game
duel3 http://ts-games.com/duel3.php One on one spaceship duel in a 2D arena
enigma http://www.nongnu.org/enigma/ Clone of the ATARI game Oxyd
escape http://escape.spacebar.org/ Extensible block-pushing puzzle game
extremetuxracer http://extremetuxracer.com 3D racing game featuring Tux
fillets-ng http://fillets.sourceforge.net/ Fish Fillets Next Generation, a puzzle game with 70 levels
flight-of-the-amazon-queen-cd http://www.scummvm.org/downloads.php Flight of the Amazon Queen - Adventure Game - CD version
foobillard http://foobillard.sunsite.dk/ OpenGL billard game
freeciv http://freeciv.wikia.com/index.php/Freeciv A multi-player strategy game
freecol http://www.freecol.org/ Turn-based multi-player strategy game
freedoom https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/freedoom/ Replacement game files for doom game engines
freedroidrpg http://freedroid.sourceforge.net/ Role playing game with Freedroid theme and Tux as the hero
frozen-bubble http://www.frozen-bubble.org/ Frozen Bubble arcade game
gcompris http://gcompris.net Educational suite for kids 2-10 years old
gemdropx http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/gemdropx Falling blocks puzzlegame
gl-117 http://www.heptargon.de/gl-117/gl-117.htm Action flight simulator
glaxium http://xhosxe.free.fr/glaxium/ An OpenGL space shooter
glob2 http://globulation2.org/ An innovative RTS game
gnubg http://www.gnubg.org A backgammon game and analyser
gnugo http://www.gnu.org/software/gnugo/gnugo.html Text based go program
gweled http://sebdelestaing.free.fr/gweled/ Swapping gem game
haxima http://myweb.cableone.net/gmcnutt/nazghul.html A full-featured role-playing game for the Nazghul engine (was previously nazghul-haxima)
hedgewars http://www.hedgewars.org/ 2D tankbattle game with the tanks replaced by hedgehogs
kcheckers http://qcheckers.sourceforge.net/ Checkers board game
KoboDeluxe http://olofson.net/kobodl/ 3'rd person scrolling 2D shooter
knights http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Knights?content=122046 A chess board for KDE
lacewing http://users.olis.net.au/zel/ Arcade-style shoot-em-up
lbrickbuster2 http://lgames.sourceforge.net/ Brickbuster arcade game
lincity-ng http://lincity-ng.berlios.de/ City Simulation Game
liquidwar http://www.ufoot.org/liquidwar/v5 Multiplayer wargame with liquid armies
lmarbles http://lgames.sourceforge.net/ Atomix clone where you create figures out of marbles
londonlaw http://pessimization.com/software/londonlaw/ Online multiplayer version of a well known detective boardgame
lordsawar http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/lordsawar Turn-based strategy game in a fantasy setting
lure http://www.revolution.co.uk/_display.php?id=10 Lure of the Temptress - Adventure Game
machineball http://benny.kramekweb.com/machineball/ A futuristic ball game with simple rules
Maelstrom http://www.devolution.com/~slouken/Maelstrom/ Space combat game
magicor http://magicor.sourceforge.net/ Push ice blocks around to extenguish all fires
maniadrive http://maniadrive.raydium.org/ 3D stunt driving game
methane http://methane.sourceforge.net/ Super Methane Brothers
megaglest http://megaglest.org Open Source 3d real time strategy game
mirrormagic http://www.artsoft.org/mirrormagic/ Puzzle game where you steer a beam of light using mirrors
nethack http://nethack.org A rogue-like single player dungeon exploration game
nethack-vultures http://www.darkarts.co.za/projects/vultures/ NetHack - Vulture's Eye and Vulture's Claw
netpanzer http://netpanzer.berlios.de An Online Multiplayer Tactical Warfare Game
neverball http://icculus.org/neverball/ Roll a ball through an obstacle course
njam http://njam.sourceforge.net/ Maze-game, eat all the cookies while avoiding the badguys
nogravity http://www.realtech-vr.com/nogravity/ Space shooter in 3D
pachi http://dragontech.sourceforge.net/index.php?main=pachi&lang=en Pachi El Marciano - Platform Game
pinball http://pinball.sourceforge.net Emilia arcade game
pingus http://pingus.seul.org/ Guide the penguins safely home before they drop of the cliff
pioneers http://pio.sourceforge.net/ Turnbased board strategy game (colonize an island)
pipenightdreams http://www.libsdl.org/projects/pipenightdreams/ Connect the waterpipes to create a proper pipeline
pipepanic http://www.users.waitrose.com/~thunor/pipepanic/ A pipe connecting game
planets http://planets.homedns.org/ A celestial simulator
powermanga http://linux.tlk.fr/games/Powermanga/ Arcade 2D shoot-them-up game
pychess http://pychess.googlepages.com/home Chess game for GNOME
PySolFC http://pysolfc.sourceforge.net A collection of solitare card games
quarry http://home.gna.org/quarry/ A multi-purpose board game GUI
raidem http://home.exetel.com.au/tjaden/raidem/ 2d top-down shoot'em up
Ri-li http://ri-li.sourceforge.net/index.html Arcade game where you drive a toy wood engine
rocksndiamonds http://www.artsoft.org/rocksndiamonds/ Underground digging game
rogue http://rogue.rogueforge.net/ The original graphical adventure game
scorched3d http://www.scorched3d.co.uk/ Game based loosely on the classic DOS game Scorched Earth
scorchwentbonkers http://www.allegro.cc/depot/ScorchWentBonkers Realtime remake of Scorched Earth
seahorse-adventures http://www.imitationpickles.org/barbie/ Help barbie the seahorse float on bubbles to the moon
shippy http://www.shippysite.com/ Space invaders / Galaxians like game with powerups
solarwolf http://pygame.org/shredwheat/solarwolf A Python port of SolarFox
sopwith http://sdl-sopwith.sourceforge.net/ SDL port of the sopwith game
stellarium http://stellarium.free.fr/ Photo-realistic nightsky renderer
stormbaancoureur http://bram.creative4vision.nl/stormbaancoureur/ Simulated obstacle course for automobiles
supertux http://supertux.lethargik.org/ Jump'n run like game
supertuxkart http://supertuxkart.sourceforge.net/ Kids 3D go-kart racing game featuring Tux
taxipilot http://taxipilot.sourceforge.net/ Game where you pilot a taxi in space
tecnoballz http://linux.tlk.fr/games/TecnoballZ/ A Brick Busting game
tmw http://themanaworld.org 2D MMORPG world
trackballs http://trackballs.sourceforge.net/ Steer a marble ball through a labyrinth
tuxpaint http://www.tuxpaint.org/ Drawing program designed for young children
tuxpaint-stamps http://www.tuxpaint.org/ Extra stamp files for tuxpaint
tuxtype2 http://tuxtype.sourceforge.net/ Tux Typing, an educational typing tutor for children
ularn http://www.ularn.org Simple roguelike game
ultimatestunts http://www.ultimatestunts.nl Remake of the famous DOS-game Stunts
vodovod http://home.gna.org/vodovod/ A pipe connecting game
warzone2100 http://wz2100.net/ Innovative 3D real-time strategy
wesnoth http://www.wesnoth.org Turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme
wordwarvi http://wordwarvi.sourceforge.net/ Side-scrolling shoot 'em up '80s style arcade game
worminator http://sourceforge.net/projects/worminator/ Sidescrolling platform and shoot'em up action-game
warmux http://www.wormux.org 2D convivial mass murder game
xblast http://xblast.sourceforge.net Lay bombs and Blast the other players of the field (SDL version)
xgalaxy http://sourceforge.net/projects/xgalaga/ Arcade game: shoot down the space ships attacking the planet
xmoto http://xmoto.sourceforge.net/ Challenging 2D Motocross Platform Game
zasx http://www.bob.allegronetwork.com/zasx/index.html Asteroid like game with powerups

[edit] Benefit to Fedora

I think a games spin is more likely to get people to try it out than most other spins. As such it makes it a nice candidate for being handed out at events focusing on introducing people to Fedora. While the games are not going to be impressive for hard core gamers, there is a nice variety that is likely to have something of interest for most people. A liveusb based on the spin could be even better as that allows people to play their games on other people's computers while keeping their saved games and high score lists with them.

[edit] Kickstart File

https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/spin-kickstarts.git/plain/fedora-livedvd-games.ks?h=master

[edit] ISO Name / FS Label

Fedora-20-Live-Games

[edit] Dependencies

  • Review existing included games for suitability.
  • Start making short test plans for all specifically included games.
    • This will not be complete by release.
    • Most popular 3d games still don't work with the nouveau driver.
  • There isn't much slack space, so game list shouldn't change much.

[edit] Scope / Testing

  • The plan is to pick a good set of showcase games, while still fitting on a DVD and having a reasonable desktop. Due to size constraints, some good games have been left out.
  • All of the listed games need to be tested to make sure they are playable.
  • Test sound and music for games that provide it.
  • Test network play for games that support it.
  • Getting good hardware coverage for testing 3D games may be difficult.

[edit] Spins Page

[edit] Slogan

Play with Fedora today!

[edit] Spin description

The games spin provides a way to showcase Fedora to potential users using games as a hook. The best games in a number of categories are included in the spin. It is also useful for testing how well 3D is supported with the native Fedora drivers on a particular system.

[edit] Support tab

For discussions relating to the included games, games@lists.fedoraproject.org is a good starting point.

[edit] Comments and Discussion