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The nominees are:

Battle for Wesnoth
Frozen Bubble
GNU Chess
Tux Racer
Frets On Fire
Armagetron Advanced
World of Padman
UFO: Alien Invasion
Open Arena

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Old 01-15-2009, 06:46 PM   #46
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Yeah, I say ioUrbanTerror, why isn't it in the list anyway??
Or Frets on Fire, that's fun simply because I can play my music and still use the GH or RB guitar(s).

Because neither of these are in the list, I choose not to vote on this one.
Old 01-15-2009, 09:06 PM   #47
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Warsow? It's too late now
Old 01-16-2009, 01:47 AM   #48
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Frets on Fire...
I already broke 3 keyboards.
Old 01-16-2009, 09:25 AM   #49
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digitelle, Frets On Fire is in the poll.

Old 01-16-2009, 07:00 PM   #50
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Oops, thought it was alphabetical. I'll have to scan the WHOLE list next time, guess my vote's in now.
Old 01-17-2009, 09:18 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya View Post
Can sauerbraten be added? I play it a lot on my Ubuntu hardy and I like it a lot.
Yeah..this game is fantastic.
Old 01-17-2009, 11:12 AM   #52
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Hey, hey! Where's Sauerbraten (on cube engine) and it's modification - Assault cube. I give 3 of my 5 votes to Assault cube, 1 to Sauerbraten and one to Nexuiz
Old 01-17-2009, 01:20 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by PatrickNew View Post
Please don't bring license zealotry into this. The Zlib license is a well established OSS license. It meets the OSI definition, has passed the DFSG and is FSF approved. Further, it is GPL-compatible if you cared to look it up.

Seriously though, Saurbraten is in the Debian repositories. That means that at least the Debian folks thought it counted.
Can't you read? CONTENT is not open.

If you want to produce new content with the sauerbraten engine, you have to be aware that the source code may be Open Source, but the game and the media it consist of have their individual licenses and copyrights.
Therefore it's open the same way as Quake or any other ID game with GPL'ed engine. The question is not the OPEN SOURCE ENGINE OF THE YEAR (and that probably would be irrlicht), but OPEN SOURCE GAME OF THE YEAR (having open content). You can't play game with only the engine.

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Old 01-17-2009, 03:41 PM   #54
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Wesnoth. Highly addictive. Should probably be banned to save people such as myself who utterly lack in character and free will.
Old 01-17-2009, 08:50 PM   #55
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FreeCiv is not the most impressive game of the world, but gives us endless hours of fun.
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the mana world (mmorpg)
danger from the deep (sub sim)
super mario war? does that count? they provide source
Old 01-19-2009, 12:22 AM   #57
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Alien Hominid:
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CONTENT is not open.
Wow. Upon a second look, I find that you are right. I guess I kinda made an arse of myself there. My apologies.
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nethack still one of the best
Old 01-22-2009, 08:11 PM   #59
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Freecol ( )could be listed.
Old 01-26-2009, 02:28 PM   #60
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Voting Wesnoth for my kids - they love the strategy and medevial setting.


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