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You can now vote for your favorite projects/products of 2017. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th.


View Poll Results: Open Source Game of the Year
0 A.D. 18 17.31%
Battle for Wesnoth 8 7.69%
BZFlag 0 0%
Chromium B.S.U 2 1.92%
Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup 1 0.96%
Endless Sky 1 0.96%
FlightGear 4 3.85%
Freeciv 6 5.77%
FreedroidRPG 0 0%
FreeOrion 2 1.92%
Frets On Fire 1 0.96%
Frozen Bubble 4 3.85%
GNU Chess 4 3.85%
LBreakout2 3 2.88%
Minetest 3 2.88%
NetHack 4 3.85%
Neverball 0 0%
Open Arena 5 4.81%
OpenTTD 1 0.96%
Pingus 1 0.96%
Red Eclipse 4 3.85%
Ryzom 1 0.96%
Simutrans 0 0%
SuperTux 7 6.73%
SuperTuxKart 13 12.50%
Tux Racer 3 2.88%
UFO: Alien Invasion 1 0.96%
Ur Quan Masters 2 1.92%
Warzone 2100 2 1.92%
Xonotic 3 2.88%
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:16 AM   #16
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Red Eclipse. The development branch (which will be 2.0 some time in the future) has been ported to the tesseract engine and looks fantastic for a modern open source game.
Old 02-02-2018, 11:08 AM   #17
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Into Maelstrom at the mo.
Old 02-02-2018, 11:15 AM   #18
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I like these, and wrote a detailed post on it but lost it, but here's a list why they are significant. You probably can't add them all, but I'd like to see Moria and/or major forks like *bands like ToME. Two or three those, I've been asking add for 11+ years.
•Rogue (first roguelike, i.e., unlimited-time-turn-based ASCII overhead map game based on Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) 'sword & sorcery' role-playing game, but according to D&D writers, videogames are role assumption. Seems winnable if you save & work on it long enough.)
•Hack ('major classic rogulike'--RogueBasin (RB.) Seems winnable if you save & work on it long enough. Nethack is a fork, you can indicate them both by '(Net)Hack')
•Moria (likely first (major classic) roguelike with larger than 80x25 dungeons that Nethack still has... Moria has about 255x255. It's based on JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth (The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings.) It's almost unwinnable but has the best wizard/cheat mode of any roguelike. Moria was forked so much, its family of roguelikes probably has the largest code base of any roguelike or any game.)
•Omega ('major classic rogulike,' relatively large world for the time... towns, dungeons, wilderness)
•Super Rogue (Rogue fork/additions, but easier. I've been trying, asking a friend, to see if input can be fixed for modern PCs.)
•Larn ('major classic rogulike,' seems winnable save & work on it long enough.)
•Tetris clones (goes without saying, but I don't know which is best.)
•Colour Druid Moria (added colour and druid class. DOS only )
•Angband (the major fork of Moria, as Nethack is to Hack. Added colour, and is like Advanced D&D and another stage of the game, and became its own family of forks, the *bands, largest family of forks (*bands) in roguelike or likely game history... except what it forked from, unless you include '*bands' in 'Angband.')
•UltraLarn (to Larn as Nethack is to Hack, additions sound cool)
•ZAngband (added the area outside town: wilderness, other towns & dungeons, though earlier banned added latter two on simplistic chart map, without wilderness)
•MAngband (first multiplayer roguelike!)
*Sangband (Skills Angband. more like 'BECMI' D&D, and AD&D 2nd ed.)
•Pern(M)Angband (dragon-riding) later a.k.a. Troubles/Tales of Middle-earth (ToME; TomeNET, i.e. multiplayer) through v2. As big improvement on *bands as Angband was on Moria: added the map of Middle-earth!

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Old 02-02-2018, 05:11 PM   #19
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Warzone 2100!! THAT is addictive!!
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Somewhat disappointed Xbill is not in the list. Besides Nethack, is the only game I ever play.
Old 02-03-2018, 12:33 PM   #21
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Actually i love SpeedDreams my favorite racing game.
But not listed, i made a choice for FlightGear, very complete.
Old 02-03-2018, 08:01 PM   #22
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Red Eclipse all the way Though I can't seem to vote.
Old 02-03-2018, 11:04 PM   #23
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If you haven't tries endless sky, please do


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