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, Flight Gear, Tremulous, SuperTuxKart and Nethack.
- Name: Bruno Wolff III
- email: <email@example.com>
- The spin is based off the live desktop spin (minus wine and openoffice.org replaced by abiword). 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|
|abuse||http://abuse.zoy.org/||The classic Crack-Dot-Com game|
|alex4||http://allegator.sourceforge.net/||Alex the Allegator 4 - Platform game|
|alienblaster||http://www.schwardtnet.de/alienblaster/||Action-loaded 2D arcade shooter 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|
|egoboo||http://home.no.net/egoboo/||A top down graphical (3D) RPG in the spirit of Nethack|
|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|
|fbg||http://fbg.sourceforge.net/||Falling Block Game|
|fillets-ng||http://fillets.sourceforge.net/||Fish Fillets Next Generation, a puzzle game with 70 levels|
|FlightGear||http://www.flightgear.org/||The FlightGear Flight Simulator|
|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|
|glest||http://glest.org||3D real time strategy game|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|manaworld||http://themanaworld.org||2D MMORPG world|
|maniadrive||http://maniadrive.raydium.org/||3D stunt driving game|
|methane||http://methane.sourceforge.net/||Super Methane Brothers|
|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|
|openlierox||http://openlierox.sourceforge.net/||Addictive realtime multiplayer 2D shoot-em-up|
|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|
|torcs||http://torcs.org/||The Open Racing Car Simulator|
|tremulous||http://tremulous.net||First Person Shooter game based on the Quake 3 engine|
|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|
|vdrift||http://vdrift.net||Driving/drift racing simulation|
|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|
|widelands||http://www.widelands.org||Open source realtime-strategy game|
|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|
|wormux||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|
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.
ISO Name / FS Label
- The LZMA for Live Images proposed feature should allow room for additional games.
- 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.
- Look at adding new games. In particular look at alienarena, nexuiz, TA Spring demo, vdrift, openarena, chess, kcheckers, dungeonhack. If there is time look through all of the games and entertainment group.
- Tremulous has been dropped since it was orphaned. It got picked up again and is getting maintained, but now space is too tight to put it back. The syslinux fix might save enough space, but will seemly come pretty late. Probably this will wait until F15, by which time lzma may be available.
- poker2d got dropped because it was dropped from F14 for being orphaned.
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.
Play with Fedora today!
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.
For discussions relating to the included games, firstname.lastname@example.org is a good starting point.
Comments and Discussion
- See Talk:Games_Spin