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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.

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View Poll Results: Open Source Game of the Year
Frozen Bubble 206 23.17%
Tux Racer 102 11.47%
BZFlag 56 6.30%
FreeCiv 62 6.97%
gnuchess 29 3.26%
xbill 10 1.12%
TuxKart 11 1.24%
UFO: ALIEN INVASION 31 3.49%
Wesnoth 149 16.76%
SuperTux 115 12.94%
Pingus 26 2.92%
FlightGear 53 5.96%
GNOME Sudoku 39 4.39%
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:43 PM   #91
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You obviously havent played eternal lands. check it out
http//www.eternal-lands.com
 
Old 04-11-2006, 06:23 PM   #92
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forzen bubble roxx
 
Old 04-12-2006, 11:08 PM   #93
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http://www.darkarts.co.za/projects/vultures/
 
Old 05-14-2006, 03:35 AM   #94
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Cross platform (Java) implementation of many Risk versions: Invade Earth. (smileygames.net/invade)

But since I'm part of the team working on Invade Earth, my vote goes to FreeCiv.

Last edited by _Smiley_; 05-14-2006 at 03:36 AM.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 08:49 AM   #95
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It's just wrong to me that Frozen Bubble wins poll after poll like this.

Don't get me wrong, Frozen Bubble is a good game. But it's not that good. There are much better Free Software games available. Battle for Wesnoth and Freeciv are hands down miles better than FB as individual entities - so much more depth and so much more complex. And there are many more examples of better games than Frozen Bubble. To be honest, they should not even be in the same poll - it's like a poll including nano and openoffice.org; they're vastly different in terms of scope.

Also I can't help but think that any poll that still includes xbill is flawed. This whole awards system needs rethinking.
 
Old 06-08-2006, 01:37 PM   #96
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Originally Posted by CharlieG
It's just wrong to me that Frozen Bubble wins poll after poll like this.

Don't get me wrong, Frozen Bubble is a good game. But it's not that good. There are much better Free Software games available. Battle for Wesnoth and Freeciv are hands down miles better than FB as individual entities - so much more depth and so much more complex. And there are many more examples of better games than Frozen Bubble. To be honest, they should not even be in the same poll - it's like a poll including nano and openoffice.org; they're vastly different in terms of scope.

Also I can't help but think that any poll that still includes xbill is flawed. This whole awards system needs rethinking.
I think you are a bit too harsh with FB and XBill. They are great time killers... Especially FB which seems to regardless of how many times you've played it, be fun and different each time. I especially find FB a game to show to little children (~5-7 y/o) who just love these type of game. Simple, challenging and fun. Not to defend it to death here, and would have to say that this title should be considered more like Edutainment than entertainment, though it is quite entertaining.

Of course there are better games, but just like you said about OOo and nano, it not only depends on the scope, but also in the task it is used for. I would have to say that OOo is too combersome for simple text files manipulation, especially configuration files, takes too long to load, and the files are not that complex, nano on the other hand starts almost immediately, allows for quick edit (no Emacs/vim commands turmoil) and save your file. So in a way it can be more efficient than OOo, but OOo can produce rather complex documents much more easily.


I would have to agree than if either XBill or FB are included in a poll-vote award, they should be in the < 10 y/o target category, otherwise known as Edutainment.
 
  


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