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10 Top Tools for Novelists
The software featured in this article is designed to meet the specialised needs of a budding novelist. There's the finest open source distraction-free tools, software designed to create visual novels, and tools to help capture and visualise ideas.

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  • A Tack!
    A Tack! is an arce game with 3D graphics where you shoot the pencils and pens before they fill your paper with scribbles.
  • Allenroids
    Allenroids is a freeware Asteroids game written in OpenGL. It is a two player game.
  • Apeiron X
    (commercial) Apeiron X is "Apeiron" given a new lease of life. With updated 16 bit graphics, OS X compatability, and the same fast paced, frantic gameplay.
  • Atomic Cannon
    (commercial) Atomic Cannon is an artillery duel game with 100 weapons of mass destruction and 25 deformable scenic landscapes to wage war on. Additional features include death match and round based game modes, multi-player mode with up to 16 players, real time smoke trails, weather effects, real physics, and five music tracks. Some weapons have radioactive effects that harm your opponents over time. Other weapons create landmasses you can use to your tactical advantage to hide behind as cover.
  • Blixx
    Blixx is a fun and surprisingly challenging game. Bust the blue bubbles with the ball and paddle, or shoot them with a bullet.
  • Brickles Pro
    (shareware) Brickles Pro is an addicting, fully-configurable, exciting, non-violent, ball and paddle, breakout game, fun for the whole family. "Family Software with a Bounce" for both Macintosh and Windows.
  • Bubble Trouble X
    (commercial) Bubble Trouble X is a classic arcade game in which cutthroat fishies are playing hardball in a squabble over some very wet turf. Think of it as splatball for insufferably cute seafaring critters.
  • Bullfrog
    Bugs have invaded your home. Buzzing, flapping, and biting; bugs now plague every corner of your world and irritate you at every turn.
  • Christmas Crisis
    Santa has fallen sick this year, and you must save Christmas by helping deliver all of the presents.
  • Christmas Super Frog
    Santa's sleigh has broken down, scattering his gifts all around the town! Now it is up to you to recover all the missing presents before Christmas arrives.
  • Colibricks
    a brick game for the Macintosh (MacOS 8, 9 or X). As in other similar brick games, the goal is to destroy the bricks on the screen using one or more balls
  • DCSquares
    DCSquares is an addictive, fast-paced game for the Sega Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows, and MacOS X.
  • Dropper
    Cubes drop from the top of the window, and your goal is to stack and line them up. Line them up vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. When you line up the correct amount (4,5 or 6, depending on the level you are on) the cubes vanish and your score increases.
  • Eviltris
    Eviltris is a tetris like game, where the computer actually cheats when selecting the next piece.
  • GooBall
    (commercial) Roll, jump, and slime your GooBall through dozens of fanciful worlds of wonder as you control the cutest little alien around, the Goober. Being trapped in a gooey ball of protoplasm has never been this fun!
  • HextriX
    (commercial) an addictive falling shape puzzle with beautiful tiles and odd angles! There are five different games all within HextriX giving endless hours of fun and puzzle solving
  • Ignazio The Frog
    (commercial) a curious one. He wants to discover 25 beautiful images of flowers and cute animals, avoiding dangers like boulder and yellow stars. As he walks on the map, he reveals pieces of the image behind it, in a sort of pacman clone
  • l1neum
    l1neum is a Qix/Volfied space game. Your task is cutting off parts of the terrain. Hold down the Spacebar and move into the battlefield. As you reach the wall in a different spot you have cut off parts of the terrain. Your aim is to cut off more than 80% of the battlefield. When you enter the enemy's territory, you are susceptive to attacks by the enemy.
  • ManiacMarble3D
    ManiacMarble3D is an OpenGL remake of a well known game concept. The player has to guide a marble from the start to a target point in a 3D environment. The tricky part of the game is the constant fight against the gravity because the marble has to be moved across small platforms in the sky.
  • MarbleX
    (commercial) an all new implementation of one of the most popular NeXTSTEP arcade games. Totally redesigned with a bright new Aqua interface, and sporting all new graphics and new game-play levels
  • Mechanoid
    Mechanoid is an addictive new arcadegame. Binary elements on the loose in your circuits! Control your pod to catch them with the fitting nuts.
  • Mike's Arcade
    (shareware) has several games inspired by classic arcade gaming
  • Nerak Attack
    Nerak Attack is a sort of a clone in the vein of Galaga and Galaxian.
  • Open Mortal
    Open Mortal is a parody of the popular coin-up game, Mortal Kombat. It is currently playable (maybe even enjoyable), although it is still under development. Only two-player game is supported, single-player games against computer opponent is not planned yet. There are currently 8 playable characters, and 6 more in the making.
  • Privateer Remake
    A remake of Privateer using VegaStrike. Privateer is a classic old DOS game in the tradition of Elite, where you start off with a beat up spaceship and a couple credits and you have to trade and work your way up.
  • RoX
    (commercial) a modern implementation of a classic arcade theme. Alien invaders are hurling space rocks at the Earth. Your small fleet of spacecraft and your skill stand between Earth and oblivion. Shoot everything that moves, and dodge the rocks and alien missiles. Beware the alien space mines
  • Snake Quest
    offers a unique challenge to gamers at all levels. Start off with the tutorial levels to get yourself accustomed to various obstacles in Snake Quest or dive right into the action with the single player level set
  • Sporktris
    Sporktris is a clone of Tetris-clones. It is meant to be fun, functional, and pretty, with as little annoyance as possible.
  • Tilt Mania
    Tilt Mania uses the sudden motion sensor (SMS) of modern apple laptops. It's similar to BubbleGym in that it uses the computer itself as an input device, however it is freeware.
  • Tunnel
    A tribute to Tunnel, a arcade game one can play on an hp48 calculator.

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