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Old 07-28-2005, 01:37 AM   #1
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Linux Games Suitable for kids age 7 thru 16


I'm about to roll out 30 Linux desktops at school, but before I do, I want to ensure that I have a full complement of Linux games.

I already have all the games which come with SUSE 9.3, if you are aware of additional Linux games / educational products which would be suitable for school kids grades 3 through to grade 12 please let me know. - Thanks Roly
 
Old 07-28-2005, 02:43 AM   #2
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Three games I consider great fun (and quite suitable):

Supertux (Super Mario'ish)
Power Manga (2d scrolling space shoot-'em-up)
FreeCiv (Civilization clone)

I don't know if they're in the default installation of SuSE x.x, so check yourself.

You may also want to have a look at blobwars--great fun, but may be inappropriate.

hth --Jonas
 
Old 07-28-2005, 02:47 AM   #3
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Freeciv, possibly America's Army

I don't know of many educational games. Freeciv is mildly educational.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 05:32 AM   #4
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Battle for wesnoth. Not educational though
 
Old 07-28-2005, 05:35 PM   #5
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Games
http://www.linux-games.com/ (non-commercial; linux-games)
http://www.linux-gamers.net/ (non-commercial; linux-gamer)
http://www.itworld.com/Comp/2362/lw-12-tengames/ (non-commercial; linux world)
http://www.opengl.org/applications/linux/games/ (non-commercial; OpenGL)

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 07-28-2005, 05:45 PM   #6
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I agree on Supertux, there is also frozen-bubble and of course the KDE games are already on there. Maelstrom is a kind of enhanced Asteroids clone and Chromium B.S.U. is a fast paced space shooter. Look at the games on www.libsdl.org.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 05:45 PM   #7
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TuxRacer
 
Old 07-28-2005, 05:47 PM   #8
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Ah yes forgot about Tuxracer. There is also tuxkart.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 05:48 PM   #9
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I'm 20 and love tuxracer. As does my girlfriend, which is the limit of her linux-related experience, sadly.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 01:20 PM   #10
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Planet Penguin Racer, it's an updated version of TuxRacer since TuxRacer isn't free anymore
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:02 PM   #11
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kball supertux, tuxmath, tuxtyping,Ur-quan masters,penguin command, gcompris, childsplay, lbreakout, lletters,mathwar, lmemory, komi, gravitywars, cuyo, armagetron, adonthell, and many many more. Then there is the education-desktop apps.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:04 PM   #12
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remember to turn of the voice effects in lbreakout.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 03:45 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Anders1
Planet Penguin Racer, it's an updated version of TuxRacer since TuxRacer isn't free anymore
Huh? tuxracer v..061.......is free and open sourced.............

http://tuxracer.sourceforge.net/game_info.html
http://tuxracer.fubaby.com/

the commercial version of tux racer IS not free tho, but it died a slow and painfull death due to non-support by the Linux Community.........

http://www.tuxracer.com

as far as games for kids...........

neverball/neverputt............

http://icculus.org/neverball/

njam.............

http://njam.sourceforge.net/

Last edited by freakyg; 08-05-2005 at 03:56 PM.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 04:43 PM   #14
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http://pathological.sourceforge.net/downloads.php

you'll need to install python and pygame, there are also windows binaries too........you only need a mouse and it's perfect for kids and/or adults!!
be careful it's very addictive........
 
  


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