Archive for the ‘Review’ Category

MegaGlest Amazing Strategy Game (Overview with Screenshots and Installation in Ubuntu)

Monday, June 13th, 2011

After Warzone 2100, I decided to take a look at MegaGlest too, another 3D open-source strategy game.

MegaGlest is based upon the original Glest engine, but offers a lot of new features and capabilities, extending the original Glest (which is rather poor in options in my opinion) to a whole new game, including support for graphical resolutions, new factions, tech trees, tilesets and maps. It is available for Linux and Windows and it’s licensed under the GPL v3, while the game data is licensed under another permissive license, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported.

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Warzone 2100 Review – A Different Kind of Real-Time Strategy

Monday, June 13th, 2011

I must agree, there aren’t many native strategy games for Linux, especially not those who can usually match the commercial ones for Linux. Actually they are so rare, they could probably be counted on the fingers of one hand. I could include here games such as the very popular Glest, Spring or Tribal Trouble.
Warzone 2100 is a free, open-source, cross-platform 3D real-time strategy game available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, which is distinct because it offers a pretty different gameplay than the usual RTS games.

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12 Paid Games for Linux Totally Worth the Price

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

The response we got for our feature on rarely known commercial applications for Linux was simply overwhelming and some of those who enjoyed the article wanted us to do a similar feature on commercial games available for Linux. So here is it, a very neat collection of paid games for Linux worth exploring.

Read more at Tech Drive-in

18 of the Best Free Up-and-Coming Linux Games (Part 3 of 3)

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Linux has an ever-expanding library of tens of thousands of free games, many of which are released under an open source license. Of course, a significant proportion of these titles are still in an early stage of development. Even relatively simple games can take several years to mature especially if the development is primarily being undertaken by a single person. However, a game should not be discounted simply because it currently lacks some core features, has a limited number of levels, or is laden with bugs. It can still pack great fun.

This article is the final instalment in a three part series, identifying up-and-coming free games that are worth giving a whirl. If you missed the first two parts, they are available to read here: Part 1, Part 2. Continuing the theme of the previous instalments, we have tried to cover a wide selection of game genres. Hopefully there will be something in this article which will be of interest to any type of gamer.

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Top Games for Linux!

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Alien Arena: Awesome graphics and very addictive

Alien Arena is a free first person shooter. It has a 1950′s science fiction atmosphere. You can play online deathmatch or play single player mode against bots. The game engine is open source but other content is proprietary. There are over 50 maps that you can choose from and 9 different weapons. If you are playing online you can choose from deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the flag, deathball, team core assault and cattle prod. There are also powerups to collect. The game features nice graphics and fast gameplay. Check out a video of the game here. To download the game go to their website.

Read more at http://www.idreamoflinux.com/2011/05/top-games-for-linux.html

Click here to find out more! 19 Awesome Open source games for Linux

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

This is a nice collection of 19 open source games for Linux that contains most addictive, fun and refined games. For some of these games, also installation steps are included. tux-gamer Enjoy
1-Astromenace:
AstroMenace is my favorite one, it is a modern 3D scrolling space shooter with ship upgrade possibilities. You can improve your ship configuration by installing new weapons, defensive systems, power stations and much more. To improve your ship, you must earn money by destroying throngs of enemies on every level.

AstroMenace is graphically unique. The quality of animation along with special effects is stunning, and with all its picturesque backgrounds adding brilliance to the visuals, the game is a true eye-candy.

Read more at Unixmen

Try Hexen: Edge of Chaos, A New Game Based on Doom 3

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Hexen: Edge of Chaos is a new game that is based on popular game Doom 3. Developed by fans of the Hexen series the game is a hack ‘n’ slash game inspired the original Hexen game.

From the official website:

“heXen:Edge of Chaos will be a new and free game, based on the original Hexen game which was developed by id Software and Raven Software. Edge of Chaos is being developed by a team of fans who have always loved the original Hexen since it came out. When id Software released Doom3, we immediately saw immense potential in the engine itself; the ‘Hell’ maps gave us the inspiration to make a hack-and-slash game based, primarily, on the original Hexen.”

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Game Preview : Naev 0.5.0 Alpha Gameplay

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The developers of space trading and combat game Naev showed off a new awesome gameplay video of upcoming version 0.5.0 on their blog.

We already reviewed the game few months back. You can read more about it from here. Check out the video and if you want you can download the source from here.

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Wagic

Friday, January 7th, 2011

es I have to admit… I spend why too much money back in the nineties on that crazy trading card game MTG ;) But hey, I am a changed man now and I beat that addiction ;) So I don’t think I should actually touch the game I am about to present to you with anything but a 10 ft pole, but well… it is probably a damn fun game ;)

Anyways…Wagic is obviously an only half-heartily hidden Magic the Gathering implementation on your favorite gaming device (including the neat Linux driven N900, which is actually a FOSS dream compared to all those Android smart phones… no I am not getting paid for mentioning it ;) ). And with that we have already the main problem with Wagic… it’s data and media can obviously not be really free, even if they don’t actually use any copyrighted pictures from that game as far as I can tell.

Read more at Fee Gamer

Hedgewars – Awesome Open-Source Worms-Like Game for Linux

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

A few days ago I reviewd WarMUX, a free and open-source Worms-like game for Linux. Today I’ll take a look to Hedgewars, another free Worms clone with funny characters, good playability and support for online multiplayer.

First of all, Hedgewars resembles the original Worms game more accurately than WarMUX, and I’m not referring to playability, which is great for both, but only to the way weapons and characters look like, and also to the in-game configuration and sounds. Here’s how the last Hedgewars release, 0.9.14.1, looks like:

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