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View Poll Results: Open Source Game of the Year
0 A.D. 17 12.98%
AssaultCube 0 0%
Balanced Annihilation 0 0%
Battle for Wesnoth 10 7.63%
BZFlag 1 0.76%
Chromium B.S.U 3 2.29%
FlightGear 7 5.34%
Freeciv 5 3.82%
FreedroidRPG 1 0.76%
FreeOrion 3 2.29%
Frets On Fire 3 2.29%
Frozen Bubble 2 1.53%
GNU Chess 4 3.05%
LBreakout2 1 0.76%
Magarena 0 0%
MegaGlest 0 0%
Minetest 2 1.53%
NetHack 7 5.34%
Neverball 1 0.76%
Open Arena 6 4.58%
OpenTTD 2 1.53%
Red Eclipse 1 0.76%
StepMania 0 0%
SuperTux 7 5.34%
SuperTuxKart 19 14.50%
TORCS 0 0%
Trigger Rally 0 0%
Tux Racer 5 3.82%
UFO: Alien Invasion 2 1.53%
Ur Quan Masters 1 0.76%
Warzone 2100 5 3.82%
World of Padman 0 0%
Xonotic 4 3.05%
Simutrans 1 0.76%
Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup 3 2.29%
Pingus 4 3.05%
Endless Sky 3 2.29%
Ryzom 1 0.76%
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:01 PM   #1
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Open Source Game of the Year


What's your favorite Open Source game?

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Old 12-28-2016, 01:11 PM   #2
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Voted FreeOrion, though this one was a mean one.
There are A LOT of games on that list, I like and play frequently...
 
Old 12-29-2016, 01:11 PM   #3
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I can't decide between Minetest and Simutrans. Probably Simutrans, but unfortunately it's not on the list.
 
Old 12-29-2016, 01:30 PM   #4
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Simutrans has been added.

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Old 12-29-2016, 01:32 PM   #5
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Thanks. Sorry I didn't tell you in the feedback phase. All my other favorites are on the lists.
 
Old 12-29-2016, 01:37 PM   #6
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I hate adding to an already enormous list - but my favorite game that I play nearly EVERY single day is Stone Soup Dungeon Crawler.

https://crawl.develz.org/download.htm

I think anyone interested in playing something a little simpler than nethack with some decent graphic tiles will love it. Please try it before you vote! It's online as well if you can't get to a linux machine. https://crawl.develz.org/play.htm

Very addictive.

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Old 12-29-2016, 01:40 PM   #7
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Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup has been added.

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Old 12-29-2016, 01:59 PM   #8
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Could you please add Pingus?
 
Old 12-29-2016, 02:01 PM   #9
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Pingus has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-02-2017, 01:26 PM   #10
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Most of my favorite Open Source games didn't get listed. Here are some I like: Emilia Pinball, Tuxmath, Drac Klondike, Jooleem, dual n-back lite, hangman, scramble, torrent, concentration, lpairs, yahtzee, starlanes.
 
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:20 PM   #11
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0ad, Freeciv, OpenTTD, UFO:AI, Warzone2100 are some of the ones I liked the most.

I do think Battle for Wesnoth is one of the most complete and rich-in-content of the listed games, where other ones are either simple, or still works-in-progress, or remakes of commercial games. So I would love to give my vote to Battle for Wesnoth. But it's also a game that I don't really like for going too far with the KISS principle. I just can't stand that ranged attacks are just a type of damage, and don't provide any strategic advantage that I would expect from... outranging meelee units. And that's just one of my complaints about KISS in that game.

Also, I wonder if perhaps Planeshift should be listed, just because it's a 3D open source MMO, which makes it stand out amongst the other choices here.
 
Old 01-07-2017, 10:56 AM   #12
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It doesn't look like the content for Planeshift is available under an Open Source license.

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Old 01-07-2017, 11:10 AM   #13
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It doesn't look like the content for Planeshift is available under an Open Source license.

--jeremy
http://www.planeshift.it/License

So the code is under GPL, thus Open Source, while everything else is proprietary, under a license that allows non-commercial modification for personal use or to help the original developers. Thus it could be classified as "open, but not libre license".

In any case it does have a native Linux client.

Now, I'm not saying I'd vote for the game even if it was in the list. Last time I played it was many years ago. But it is a very interesting case that people should at least know about if they are interested in open source games.
 
Old 01-12-2017, 02:34 AM   #14
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I voted Frets on Fire mainly because I've been having a great time playing that lately. Although I still feel that SuperTuxKart is beautifully polished. I also like OpenTTD but haven't played that as much lately, and I've also tried Minetest recently and the game feels unfinished and empty to be honest.
 
Old 01-17-2017, 05:22 PM   #15
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No Endless Sky? Pity, it's an amazing game, fully open source (and on GitHub), and I love the plain text format for everything. Makes it a breeze to mod.
 
  


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