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Postposted on Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:55 am

I know there are tons of free Linux games out there, a few of which are pretty darn good. But what about games that aren't free?

What non-free games are available for Linux right now that are good?

The best that I know of is Heroes of Newerth, which has native versions for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Awesome game, by the way.

If you don't know of any, what about the best of the free games?

Any genre, but preferably something that at least feels like it was made this century.
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:36 pm

Creech wrote:I know there are tons of free Linux games out there, a few of which are pretty darn good. But what about games that aren't free?

What non-free games are available for Linux right now that are good?

The best that I know of is Heroes of Newerth, which has native versions for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Awesome game, by the way.

If you don't know of any, what about the best of the free games?

Any genre, but preferably something that at least feels like it was made this century.


Look at games by ID Software.

There is also Unigine's Oilrush game:

http://phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25867

Not to mention 0 A.D.:

http://www.wildfiregames.com/0ad/
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:42 am

A while ago there was a promotion on where you could download a collection of games for what you thought they were worth, I think it was called "The Honest Bundle". I did that and the games were:
Aquaria
Gish
Lugaru
Penumbra
Samorost 2
World Of Goo
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:43 pm

Even though this thread is 2 years old, it is the only existing thread that deals with Linux Games.

So, if ya'll don't mind, I'd like to revisit this. Has there been any new games in the past 2 years worthy of mention?

Shining Arcanine wrote:There is also Unigine's Oilrush game: http://phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25867

This FINALLY just came out. It's $19.99 at http://oilrush-game.com/

I am WILLING to pay for a linux game, I just am unaware of what they are, how good they are, and how popular/unpopular they are...

I've already looked into the games mentioned here so far, I am looking for good games. Like $49.99 worthy mind-blowing jawsome games. Any?
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:20 pm

thegleek wrote:Even though this thread is 2 years old, it is the only existing thread that deals with Linux Games.

So, if ya'll don't mind, I'd like to revisit this. Has there been any new games in the past 2 years worthy of mention?

Shining Arcanine wrote:There is also Unigine's Oilrush game: http://phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25867

This FINALLY just came out. It's $19.99 at http://oilrush-game.com/

I am WILLING to pay for a linux game, I just am unaware of what they are, how good they are, and how popular/unpopular they are...

I've already looked into the games mentioned here so far, I am looking for good games. Like $49.99 worthy mind-blowing jawsome games. Any?


I played Oil Rush and it's definitely worth the 19.99 they are charging. The graphics can bring even my 460 to it's knees.
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:19 pm

Just been playing around with Project Zombiod. Looks like it'll be a laugh when it's finished.

EDIT:
If you haven't already then have a look on Desura too.
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:33 pm

the upcoming Nexuiz game looks pretty good. so does UrbanTerror HD that's currently under development.
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Re: Linux Games

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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:15 pm

http://www.rq3.com/

That'll work on Linux.
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:56 pm

I found this site a few days ago when I was looking for games to put on my newly assembled spare-parts rig.

http://www.penguspy.com/
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:13 pm

It seems that most great games are Windows games that had Linux executables released later on. Neverwinter Nights is one example. I think UT2k4 had Linux binary?

They still have problems with installers and such. So you basically have to use Wine to install them first. And GOG version is also Windows exclusive...
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:48 pm

To piggy back on this, can anyone help me out.

I took my kids to McDonalds (I know, I know) and in this location, the play area had two table top CRT touch screen system.
One was working, and one was stuck in a boot loop, so I saw that it was booting linux.

The other one was fully booted, and came up to a touch menu with a lot of touch screen kids games.
My kinds fell in love with this snow man game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yTocifQRRE

Trying to find any info I can to duplicate this at home. (already have a old Elo touchscreen)
It doesn't have to be exact, but anyone have a idea front end I could run, or seen one of these running?
Any of these types of games available free or really cheap?
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:50 pm

are you also looking for it to be touchscreen? or just kid-friendly?
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:54 pm

TDIdriver wrote:are you also looking for it to be touchscreen? or just kid-friendly?

Both, but can live with either for now.
Touchscreens are pretty cheap, but its the nice front end that auto loads to a game menu that I like.

My son loved that snow man game. I am betting it is not free, but I am hoping to find something similar.
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:07 pm

doudou linux has a simple graphical frontend and is intended for kids. i'm not sure how old your son is so he may think its childish.

also i think the MythTV and XBMC frontends can be set up with links to games, etc.
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:11 pm

TDIdriver wrote:doudou linux has a simple graphical frontend and is intended for kids. i'm not sure how old your son is so he may think its childish.

How cool. Go Debian!

I'm surprised no one thought of doing this years ago!
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:55 am

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup has a port for Debian based systems. They have ASCII and Tiles versions.

http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:03 am

Trine and Trine 2 (which just came out with a beta Linux client) are 2 fun games with excellent graphics that have Linux clients. The constant parade of Humble Bundle offerings that include cross-platform games are a good way to be introduced to some games you can play on Linux.
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:03 am

TDIdriver wrote:doudou linux has a simple graphical frontend and is intended for kids. i'm not sure how old your son is so he may think its childish.

also i think the MythTV and XBMC frontends can be set up with links to games, etc.


Wow, you are the man. That is a great start.

Also, I gotta give a shout out to LinuxLive USB Creator!
http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/home

This is a awesome tool and this was the first time I used.
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:14 am

notfred wrote:A while ago there was a promotion on where you could download a collection of games for what you thought they were worth, I think it was called "The Honest Bundle". I did that and the games were:
Aquaria
Gish
Lugaru
Penumbra
Samorost 2
World Of Goo



You are talking about the Humble Bundle which can be found http://www.humblebundle.com/

They provide games for multiple platforms and let you pay what you want. Mac, Windows, Linux and now Android. It's well worth checking out when they have one of their bundles on sale.
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:08 pm

Thanks for the help everyone.

I also found these two links.

Top 6 Linux Distributions for Children (Ages 2 and Up)

5 Best Linux Software Packages for Kids


This stuff is gonna be great to use with some older systems I want to set up for the kids.

I'll report back when I can
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Re: Linux Games

Postposted on Mon May 21, 2012 1:33 pm

Just to add to this oldish thread...

Battle for Wesnoth is an epic game. Really.

Also you should download Desura, it's a digital game distro client with a good handfull of Linux games, paid and free.
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