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jeremy 01-28-2006 02:42 PM

Open Source Game of the Year
Which Open Source game do you prefer?

TuxSurfer 01-28-2006 02:48 PM

I really like FooBillard and I have been known too waste more than my fair share of time playing BZFlag. At least thats what the wife says. :)

Alien_Hominid 01-29-2006 05:59 AM

Battle for Wesnoth

linmix 01-29-2006 12:02 PM

I'm totally hooked on Gnome Sudoku.

What about Nexuiz?

ingvildr 01-29-2006 12:05 PM

i've been addicted to enigma of late, not on the list though

muddywaters 01-29-2006 12:07 PM

Torcs, good car racing :)

bandersnatchy 01-29-2006 01:53 PM

I vote for online text roleplaying games, "MUDs".

If I have to pick one, I pick "AFK".

AFK, Dawn of Time, Circle, Smaug, and several other codebase/servers are all Linux based. They are exciting to play. They make it fun to create worlds for other people to play.

There's about 1800 MUDs listed on

MUDs involve resource management, strategy, expression, quick thinking, exploration, problem solving, competition and cooperation.

These games are run mostly on Linux servers. Most of the codebases (server software) are open source and free. I use programable telnet clients, gmudix and tiny fugue, to connect.

When the codebase tools are improved so that the mechanics of creation can keep up with the creative urges of the administrator/owner/builders, then "world creation" will be among the "favorite games" of many of us.

What am I doing here instead of playing a MUD? Bye!

jeremy 01-29-2006 04:46 PM

GNOME Sudoku has been added.


Chex 01-29-2006 05:54 PM

FreeCiv is like crack ... it's scary! But then, so is Frozen Bubble, so this was a really tough choice for me. I had to go with FreeCiv in the end, just because I end up spending hours playing it, whereas I just open up Frozen Bubble at random when I'm bored and quit after maybe 15 minutes.

NeoAndersn007 01-29-2006 08:51 PM

Please add Cube < awesome fps and map editor. Met some cool people online with that game.

vharishankar 01-29-2006 09:14 PM

Frozen Bubble is so-o-o addictive :)

Veractiy 01-29-2006 09:52 PM


Originally Posted by linmix
I'm totally hooked on Gnome Sudoku.

What about Nexuiz?

I actually prefer K Sudoku over Gnome Sudoku, but Sudoku in general is the best game. I'm addicted.

scuzzman 01-30-2006 12:30 AM

Pingus owns :)

Ruben2 01-30-2006 03:41 AM

Can Warsow be in the list?

Daengbo 01-30-2006 08:04 AM

I never play games on my desktop
But if I do, it's for a quick game of Wesnoth. Reminds me of old Heroes of Might and Magic. None of that RTS wargaming for me.

jaboua 01-30-2006 12:43 PM

I voted TuxRacer, but I don't use it. TuxRacer isn't in development anymore so I use the derivative PlanetPenguin Racer which has lots of new features like support for higher screen resolution.

I also like cube, wesnoth, kspaceduel, kbounce, frozen-bubble and enemy-territory.

anticapitalista 01-30-2006 12:58 PM

Addicted to tuxkart.

MamiyaOtaru 01-30-2006 03:10 PM

Vegastrike gets most of my open source gaming time.

Kensai 01-30-2006 03:14 PM

I haven't played wesnoth but find it very interesting.

Manzabar 01-30-2006 08:55 PM

Of these limited selections, Frozen Bubble. If the choices were a bit broader; then qGo would be my pick.

Alessandro 01-30-2006 10:01 PM

Armagetronad is one of the best. Crafty with either Knights or Eboard is also a winning combination.

croakinglizard 01-31-2006 01:57 AM

Gnome Suduku. I'm all aboard the suduku craze.

red_erik 01-31-2006 04:49 AM

why isn't nethack on the list?

Samoth 01-31-2006 07:27 AM

BZFLAG! This game is awesome and can be played on a 600Mhz comp with limited or no 3D acceleration! Capture the flag, free for all, and rabbit hunt!

GregaS 01-31-2006 09:48 AM

I am really dissapointed that TA spring is not on the list. I voted for Frozen Bubble. Cool game.

raptorman 01-31-2006 01:15 PM

Being a flight sim addict the choice was easy.

sundancekid 01-31-2006 06:14 PM

Nothing compares to the old bsd-games :p

kesara 02-01-2006 06:16 AM

Battle for Wesnoth!!!

peter_89 02-01-2006 07:47 AM

Frozen Bubble and SuperTux I play about equally, but I go with Frozen Bubble, just because it's so addictive and challenging.

Wp2 02-01-2006 09:12 AM

Personally I'm into online chess these days but I have a friend addicted to gtkballs. I'd like to place an out of poll vote for Search and Rescue.

Dino00235 02-01-2006 09:57 AM


New to all of this...

But nexuiz for for sure...

It was a deciding factor in making the jump to linux.

taupist 02-01-2006 10:51 AM

I don't really have enough memory to play the kind of games that I like. I'd have to vote for scorched3D, though. I'm partial to the simulators.

Orkie 02-01-2006 11:24 AM

I don't want to vote for any of those (that doesn't mean that they aren't good, but I wouldn't describe any of them as 'Open Source Game of the Year'). I think PlaneShift should be awarded with this title, but evidently I missed the nomination process entirely somehow.

Toast10101 02-01-2006 12:37 PM

I voted GNOME sudoku because it is the closest thing to ksudoku on the list. I play that at least 5 min./day

cormack 02-01-2006 12:48 PM

Frozen bubble. and now since i can play it on my symbian phone i can always play it:D

kassle 02-01-2006 07:27 PM

oh ... none of the above

my best is xblockout (xbl)
simple, light, and mind


Isle 02-02-2006 08:39 AM


We are not dealing with the best of the games, so the funny one I choosed.

geeman2.0 02-02-2006 09:02 AM

All my ranting about the advantages of OSS fell on deaf ears in convincing my family to switch to linux. All that changed after I showed them frozen-bubble.

Now my mother plays it constantly.
Seriously, I hear the frozen-bubble music non-stop from her room.
So I vote frozen-bubble all the way. It's more than a game, it's a way of life :).

signifer123 02-02-2006 02:15 PM

Globulation 2
Globulation 2, easy to play RTS, jsut for those times when you need to build a colony of pink globby things

peter_89 02-02-2006 02:50 PM

I've just discovered SameGnome, it's a lot like FrozenBubble. I almost like it about equally now.
Anybody running Ubuntu should have it preinstalled.

anti.corp 02-03-2006 11:56 AM

Supertux for sure. I also like pingus & frozen-bubble.

segin 02-04-2006 09:01 AM

xbill. why?



pyrosim 02-06-2006 11:23 PM

Well, I would vote aleph one, but it's modules did not start as F/OSS, so I guess that disqualifies it.

Thetargos 02-07-2006 12:09 PM

I was shocked not to see NetHack, but I voted Battle for Wesnoth, intresting game.

zkillz 02-10-2006 09:37 PM

hey! where is gl117 it prob the sickest opensource game eva. i already voted freeCiv tho

martalli 02-12-2006 08:26 AM

Honestly, my 3 year old and I play powermanga all the time. Not listed, so I went with supertux, one of our also-rans

dns21 02-15-2006 03:21 PM

crap, i'm going blind! I can't see adventure!

Spike2097 02-16-2006 04:35 AM

Supertux = Super addictive

d0g 02-16-2006 04:40 AM

Cube - the best opensource FPS until Quake III engine will be open-sourced. Then ET will take the trone.

GL117 is addictive too.

Pikkot 02-16-2006 04:45 AM


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