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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Apricots project is a 2D plane dogfighting game.

apricotsApricots for Linux is a game where you fly a little plane around the screen and shoot things and drop bombs on enemy targets, and it's meant to be quick
and fun.

You fly a little plane around and shoot things and drop bombs.

Despite the name, it has nothing to do with apricots. It's a game where you fly a little plane around the screen and shoot things and drop bombs on enemy targets, and it's meant to be quick and fun.

There can be up to 6 planes, at most two human-controlled. All others will be computer-controlled. Network support is in to do list.

You must shoot at another's planes, destroy others' base and try to keep alive. You may return to your base to refill your ammo. The scenery is randomly generated.

This program was written as a configuration front end for the apricots game, found here. The game on its own requires manual editing of the configuration file to change options, there is at present no options screen. This graphical front end takes the hassle out of constantly editing the configuration file manually, as you can set options on the interface and the program will then write the configuration file for you. All you need to do is tell the program where your configuration file is!

This program is free and open source, much like apricots itself. Unlike apricots, it is written in java - this has the advantage that it is almost guaranteed to run on windows, linux or any other platform support by the JRE. For more questions, please visit the FAQ page.

What's New in This Release:


· Sanity check on configuration options now applied
· Configuration from apricots.cfg extended to all options at runtime
· Portability Bugfixes applied to getConfig()
· Mouse pointer now hidden during game
· Major code cleanup in sampleio class. Looks tidier, but BUG1 still present
· BORLAND specific options in apricots.cpp found to be redundant Removed.
· Game speed now properly regulated by TICK_INTERVAL parameter (Fixes BUG2)

Screenshots.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

2Pong this Pong clone is played with two balls. instead of one.

2pong-1.0a2Pong, as the name might indicate, is a pong clone.

However, there is one visible difference from the regular pong - it is played with two balls instead of one.

Network support is available, and as of the latest release, v1.0a.

The game features three modes of play: classic Pong, a time-based mode against an unbeatable AI opponent and a two-on-two mode. Network support is available for one-on-one games.

The game is written in C++, utilizing the SDL library.

Downloads (2Pong v1.0.1a):

  • Linux binary
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    Adamant Armor Affection Adventure action game in 3D environment.

    Adamant Armor Affection Adventure is a stealth / action game in 3D environment.

    You will get an opportunity to explore the space inhabited by hostile creatures, wade through them hiding in the shadows or break through the enemy in fight.

    The quadruple-A block-style story-based, sneaky-action pandora game Adamant Armor Affection Adventure is now GPLed.

    Along with it some other games for that platform by the same author (AAA for one [video]) were open sourced.

    Sources can be downloaded here (AAAA) and here (other games).

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    Sunday, June 23, 2013

    Jet Ducks is a classic arcade-shooter mix inspired by Duck Hunt.

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    Jet Ducks is a classic arcade-shooter mix inspired by Duck Hunt. There's never been a better time to play a brand new old fashioned shooter Jet Ducks on your iOS, because it is FREE now and with a greatly expanded weaponry it has become much more addictive.

    The rules stay the same: your dog helps you to locate ducks and your task is to successfully shoot down the birds. But this time there are no mere ducks, you'll stand against well-equipped birds with high-speed jet packs, paintball machine guns what makes them not an easy mark. And they can fight you back.

    If that isn't enough, Jet Ducks include a number of guns and supplement stuff. Every level gives you a free upgrade to try: radar upgrade, shotgun, rifle and machine gun M16.

    "Every autumn people start hunting us... We are fed up with it!

    From now on we'll be armed to the teeth and have parachutes and jet accelerators... So, dear sirs, we'll do hunting our way!

    These men will regret every single miss because our weapons won't spare them! We'll make the hunt their worst nightmare..." Want to know more? Are you tough enough to stand out against the Jet Ducks? Then download this game and charge your rifle! On Linux now!

    Screenshots.

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    Friday, June 14, 2013

    The most popular games of the month: May 2013.

    1.- GameHouse: Women who play online games have more sex.

    tux american footballA new survey commissioned by GameHouse, the RealNetworks video-game division, finds that women who play online games are more social than those who don’t and also have sex more frequently than their non-gaming counterparts.
    Social scientists may forever debate the question of cause and effect on this one.
    But on a more serious note, the survey also found that 55 percent of people who play online games are women, debunking a traditional stereotype. The survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults by Harris Interactive took into account games played on computers, social networking sites and mobile devices.
    “Maybe if we all watched a little less TV and played more games online, we’d all be having a little more sex,” said Matt Hulett of GameHouse, in a news release announcing the results. “Joking aside, this survey matches up with our internal data that women are widely embracing online games with 63% of GameHouse players being women. It’s nice to know that females who play online games are happy – both in their relationships and even in the bedroom.”

     

    2.- 100 Best Free and High Quality Linux Games, Chapter 8.

    Greedy Car Thieves

    Greedy Car Thieves is an action driving game that takes its cues from the classic top-down GTA games. Multiplayer action is the primary focus, allowing players to free roam around the city in a slew of game modes including Free For All, Bombmatch and Race. A map editor is also available.

    Genre: Action, Driving, Third person
    License: Proprietary/Closed Source
    Cost: Free
    Website: http://gct-game.net/

     

    3.- Top 25 Best and Free Games for Your Android Tablet | 2013

    Android tablets have been around for more than a year, but there still aren’t very many games designed to take advantage of a large screen. These games are not only playable on tablets as well as Android phones (at no extra charge, unlike iOS apps), they are all more fun to play on the big screen. Some of these Games were first available on Apple’s iPad, but as the number of Android tablets increases, we are seeing some companies release games for both formats at the same time.

     

    4.- The most popular games of the month: March 2013.

    XBoard is a very old chess interface, it's not very fancy, or flashy, but it has all the basic features of a modern chess program.

    XBoard is a graphical user interface for chess in all its major forms, including international chess, xiangqi (Chinese chess), shogi (Japanese chess) and Makruk, in addition to many minor variants such as Losers Chess, Crazyhouse, Chess960 and Capablanca Chess.
    It displays a chessboard on the screen, accepts moves made with the mouse, and loads and saves games in Portable Game Notation (PGN). It serves as a front-end for many different chess services, including:
    Chess engines that will run on your machine and play a game against you or help you analyze, such as GNU Chess, Crafty, or many others.
    Chess servers on the Internet, where you can connect to play chess with people from all over the world, watch other users play, or just hang out and chat.
    Correspondence chess played by electronic mail. The CMail program automates the tasks of parsing email from your opponent, playing his moves out on your board, and mailing your reply move after you've chosen it.

     

    5.- 107 Action Games FPS for Linux (Chapter 1).

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    • Alien Arena 2008 Alien Arena 2008 combines some of the very best aspects of such games as Quake III and Unreal Tournament and wraps them up with a retro alien theme, while adding tons of original ideas to make the game quite unique.
    • AssaultCube AssaultCube is based on the game Cube. It is set in a realistic looking environment, with a gameplay that stays fast and arcade like.
    • Doom 3 (commercial) One of the finest games ever released featuring spectacular graphics and gameplay.
    • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game mixing Enemy Territory and Quake 4. It is the follow up to Wolftenstein: Enemy Territory.

    6.- The most popular games of the month: April 2013.

    Obsidian is an open source 3D virtual world for Linux and OpenGL.

    obsidian6Obsidian is an extensible virtual world system with a fullblown multiplayer client-server architecture.
    It is NOT a VRML2 world system (there are fundamental computer graphics reasons why VRML worlds will always be slow), though there are plans to include VRML2 as a world data format.
    Features include: Multiplayer Client-Server architecture, Editable worlds and textures, and projectile weapons.
    Obsidian is now a parked project, and no further work will be done on it. Feel free to use this code and study the thinking behind it, but we do NOT advise using it as the basis for any virtual world projects you may have in mind.
    Obsidian is an extensible virtual world system with a fullblown multiplayer client-server architecture. It is NOT a VRML2 world system (there are fundamental computer graphics reasons why VRML worlds will always be slow), though there are plans to include VRML2 as a world data format.

     

    7.- 3D Chess, 3 dimensional Chess game for X11R6.

    By default, Ubuntu comes with glChess, part of the GNOME game suite. It uses the venerable and solid GNUChess engine, but the 2D graphics, while functional, lack the flash common in modern computer chess games.
    3 dimensional Chess game for X11R6. There are three boards, stacked vertically; 96 pieces of which most are the traditional chess pieces with just a couple of additions; 26 possible directions in which to move. The AI isn't wonderful, but provides a challenging enough game to all but the most highly skilled players.
    3D Chess is an odd, yet interesting game. You have three boards upon which to play, a few new pieces, and no manual to tell me how the new pieces work!!! But this game looks quite cool though, a bit like chess in Star Trek. All it needs is a manual or a link to a website containing documentation. Also, there is no AI to handle this game, so you must have another person to play with. I also like the board names which are x, y, and z.

     

    8.- XBoard is a very old chess interface, it's not very fancy, or flashy, but it has all the basic features of a modern chess program.

    XBoard is a graphical user interface for chess in all its major forms, including international chess, xiangqi (Chinese chess), shogi (Japanese chess) and Makruk, in addition to many minor variants such as Losers Chess, Crazyhouse, Chess960 and Capablanca Chess.
    It displays a chessboard on the screen, accepts moves made with the mouse, and loads and saves games in Portable Game Notation (PGN). It serves as a front-end for many different chess services, including:
    Chess engines that will run on your machine and play a game against you or help you analyze, such as GNU Chess, Crafty, or many others.
    Chess servers on the Internet, where you can connect to play chess with people from all over the world, watch other users play, or just hang out and chat.

     

    9.- 109 More of the Best Free and High Quality Linux Games Adventure.

    tuxgamesSome years ago a friend of mine told me that the Linux based operating systems were like arthouse films Iranians unintelligible, boring and only for freaks. 
    Today, fortunately Iranian cinema has been open to the world and it is not uncommon to find people who have enjoyed the film by Samira Makhmalbaf for example.
    What about the Linux? 
    As has also evolved, and therefore has gone from Iranian cinema pelicua class hero Steven Seagal. 
    I refer to the evidence: adventure games list ded essential open source Linux.

     

    10.- 107 Action Games FPS for Linux (Chaper 2).

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    • Fight Win Prevail Fight Win Prevail (or FWP for short) is a FREE multiplayer first person shooter. The game is set in an imaginary universe where pilots meet in special arenas to fight to the death with their vehicles.
    • Force: Leashed Force: Leashed is a first person gravity fiddler. To advance, you need to guide rockets to their targets using spherical potential fields. And no, it's not like Portal.
    • Freedoom The Freedoom project aims to create a complete Doom-based game which is Free Software. Combined with a Free Source Port, people will also be able to play the back catalog of extensions made to Doom by hobbyists over the last 10 years.

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    Friday, June 7, 2013

    A comparison of the largest mobile Gaming Networks [Infographic].

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