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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.


Detailed Description

  • The spin is based off the live 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 Scrolling, platform-jumping, ancient pyramid exploring game
alex4 Alex the Allegator 4 - Platform game
alienblaster Action-loaded 2D arcade shooter game
amoebax Action-Puzzle Game
armacycles-ad A lightcycle game in 3D
asc Advanced Strategic Command
astromenace Hardcore 3D space shooter with spaceship upgrade possibilities
auriferous Game inspired by the classic Loderunner
ballbuster Move the paddle to bounce the ball and break all the bricks
ballz Platform game with some puzzle elements
beneath-a-steel-sky-cd Beneath a Steel Sky - Adventure Game - CD version
blobwars Mission and Objective based 2D Platform Game
bombardier The GNU Bombing utility
boswars Bos Wars is a futuristic real-time strategy game
btanks Funny battle on your desk
bygfoot Bygfoot Football Manager
bzflag 3D multi-player tank battle game
cdogs-sdl C-Dogs is an arcade shoot-em-up
celestia OpenGL real-time visual space simulation
childsplay Suite of educational games for young children
clanbomber Lay bombs and Blast the other players of the field game using ClanLib
colossus Allows people to play Titan against each other or AIs
crack-attack Puzzle action game
CriticalMass SDL/OpenGL space shoot'em up game also known as critter
crossfire-client Client for connecting to crossfire servers
crystal-stacker Falling blocks, match 3 or more of the same color crystals
dd2 Dodgin' Diamond 2 - Shoot'em up arcade game
duel3 One on one spaceship duel in a 2D arena
enigma Clone of the ATARI game Oxyd
escape Extensible block-pushing puzzle game
extremetuxracer 3D racing game featuring Tux
fbg Falling Block Game
fillets-ng Fish Fillets Next Generation, a puzzle game with 70 levels
flight-of-the-amazon-queen-cd Flight of the Amazon Queen - Adventure Game - CD version
foobillard OpenGL billard game
freeciv A multi-player strategy game
freecol Turn-based multi-player strategy game
freedoom Replacement game files for doom game engines
freedroidrpg Role playing game with Freedroid theme and Tux as the hero
frozen-bubble Frozen Bubble arcade game
gcompris Educational suite for kids 2-10 years old
gemdropx Falling blocks puzzlegame
gl-117 Action flight simulator
glaxium An OpenGL space shooter
glob2 An innovative RTS game
gnubg A backgammon game and analyser
gnugo Text based go program
gweled Swapping gem game
haxima A full-featured role-playing game for the Nazghul engine (was previously nazghul-haxima)
hedgewars 2D tankbattle game with the tanks replaced by hedgehogs
kcheckers Checkers board game
KoboDeluxe 3'rd person scrolling 2D shooter
knights A chess board for KDE
lacewing Arcade-style shoot-em-up
lbrickbuster2 Brickbuster arcade game
lincity-ng City Simulation Game
liquidwar Multiplayer wargame with liquid armies
lmarbles Atomix clone where you create figures out of marbles
londonlaw Online multiplayer version of a well known detective boardgame
lordsawar Turn-based strategy game in a fantasy setting
lure Lure of the Temptress - Adventure Game
machineball A futuristic ball game with simple rules
Maelstrom Space combat game
magicor Push ice blocks around to extenguish all fires
manaworld 2D MMORPG world
maniadrive 3D stunt driving game
methane Super Methane Brothers
megaglest Open Source 3d real time strategy game
mirrormagic Puzzle game where you steer a beam of light using mirrors
nethack A rogue-like single player dungeon exploration game
nethack-vultures NetHack - Vulture's Eye and Vulture's Claw
netpanzer An Online Multiplayer Tactical Warfare Game
neverball Roll a ball through an obstacle course
njam Maze-game, eat all the cookies while avoiding the badguys
nogravity Space shooter in 3D
openlierox Addictive realtime multiplayer 2D shoot-em-up
pachi Pachi El Marciano - Platform Game
pinball Emilia arcade game
pingus Guide the penguins safely home before they drop of the cliff
pioneers Turnbased board strategy game (colonize an island)
pipenightdreams Connect the waterpipes to create a proper pipeline
pipepanic A pipe connecting game
planets A celestial simulator
powermanga Arcade 2D shoot-them-up game
pychess Chess game for GNOME
PySolFC A collection of solitare card games
quarry A multi-purpose board game GUI
raidem 2d top-down shoot'em up
Ri-li Arcade game where you drive a toy wood engine
rocksndiamonds Underground digging game
rogue The original graphical adventure game
scorched3d Game based loosely on the classic DOS game Scorched Earth
scorchwentbonkers Realtime remake of Scorched Earth
seahorse-adventures Help barbie the seahorse float on bubbles to the moon
shippy Space invaders / Galaxians like game with powerups
solarwolf A Python port of SolarFox
sopwith SDL port of the sopwith game
stellarium Photo-realistic nightsky renderer
stormbaancoureur Simulated obstacle course for automobiles
supertux Jump'n run like game
supertuxkart Kids 3D go-kart racing game featuring Tux
taxipilot Game where you pilot a taxi in space
tecnoballz A Brick Busting game
torcs The Open Racing Car Simulator
trackballs Steer a marble ball through a labyrinth
tuxpaint Drawing program designed for young children
tuxpaint-stamps Extra stamp files for tuxpaint
tuxtype2 Tux Typing, an educational typing tutor for children
ularn Simple roguelike game
ultimatestunts Remake of the famous DOS-game Stunts
vodovod A pipe connecting game
warzone2100 Innovative 3D real-time strategy
wesnoth Turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme
widelands Open source realtime-strategy game
wordwarvi Side-scrolling shoot 'em up '80s style arcade game
worminator Sidescrolling platform and shoot'em up action-game
warmux 2D convivial mass murder game
xblast Lay bombs and Blast the other players of the field (SDL version)
xgalaxy Arcade game: shoot down the space ships attacking the planet
xmoto Challenging 2D Motocross Platform Game
zasx 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.

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  • 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.

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.

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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.

Support tab

For discussions relating to the included games, is a good starting point.

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