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(commercial) Vendetta Online is a massively multiplayer game, shipping now, which permits thousands of players to interact as the pilots of spaceships in a vast universe. Users may build their characters in any direction they desire, becoming rich captains of industry, military heroes, or outlaws. A fast-paced, realtime "twitch" style combat model gives intense action, coupled with the backdrop of RPG gameplay in a massive online galaxy. Read more


  • Abuse-SDL
    Abuse-SDL is a port of Abuse to Linux using the Simple DirectMedia Layer library. This allows Abuse to run at screen depths greater than 8bpp as well as fullscreen.
  • Adventures on Planet Zephulor
    Adventures on Planet Zephulor is a simple colorful side scrolling game. The game has unique environments and spans 15 levels.
  • Atom'o'run
    Flee from an exploding nuclear bomb. The shockwave tries to catch you, so run as fast as you can! Atom'o'run uses 3D OpenGL for the graphics, while the gameplay is 2D (just jump and run, left to right.
  • Barbie Seahorse Adventures
    Barbie Seahorse Adventures is a side-scrolling game where Barbie the Seahorse floats on bubbles to the moon. This game won the teams category in pyweek 4. It is a retro side-scroller with original graphics, soundtrack, and 15 levels.
  • BlinkenSisters Jump'n'Run
    Blinkensisters is a Parallax-style 2D scrolling gaming system for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and POSIX-compatible Unix systems (every platform that can run SDL). You can make your own levels with a simple text editor. The game also supports scripting.
  • Blocks
    Blocks is a 3D Jump n' Run game. You play in a small world, that is made completely out of blocks of wood. The goal is to collect marbles and reach the goal.
  • Freenukum
    The Freenukum Jump'n Run game is a clone of the old EGA graphics based 2D game Duke Nukem. It uses the original Duke Nukem level and graphics files.
  • Giana's Return
    Giana's Return aims to be a worthy unofficial sequel of "The Great Giana Sisters". "The Great Giana Sisters" is a classic Jump'N'Run game made in the late eighties mainly by Armin Gessert, Manfred Trenz and Chris Hülsbeck and gained massive attention as "Super Mario" copy, but still had it's very own charm and fanbase. Read more
  • Goonies
    Goonies is a fun jump n' run game. The action takes place in the sleepy seaside town of Cauldron Point, down in an area known as the Goon Docks.
  • Inner Worlds
    (shareware) Inner Worlds is a side-scrolling hack and slay game. In Inner Worlds you play the role of a strong and beautiful woman whose quest-name is Nikita. Nikita has the astonishing ability to turn into a ferocious she-wolf! Nikita's quest is to track down The Claws, the evil creation of a misguided genius. The Claws has plagued the world for generations.
  • Pinch ol' Santa
    Pinch ol' Santa 2 is a small Christmas game made by SwordLord - the coding crew. It is Christmas Eve and the time is nearing 9 o' clock in the evening. There can only be seconds until Santa starts to deliver his parcels to the chimneys of your town.
  • Rats&Spears
    Rats&Spears is a cartoon-like game where rats are going mad about javelin-throwing.
  • Salp Wars
    Salp Wars is an original 2-dimensional multiplayer sidescrolling game. You play it over a Local Area Network (LAN) with other friends on separate computers.
  • Sqrxz 3
    Sqrxz 3 is a Jump?n'Run which will please the hardcore gamer amongst you. You need fast fingers and a fast brain. The original Sqrxz was created by Marcus Vesterlund and John Holmvall. Read more
  • SuperMaze
    SuperMaze is a simple to learn and play humorous non-violent hunt-and-shoot game using Smileys as the main actors in a maze style environment. You don't need more than the cursor keys and the space key to control your Smiley. The aim of the game is simple: Hunt each other and try to reach as first the win score. There are several different mazes supplied with the game in various sizes and styles. SuperMaze is fully networked and multi platform and so playable on a vast amount of computers.
  • Tower Toppler
    Tower Toppler is an almost complete reimplementation of the old game known as Tower Toppler or Nebulus. This game was available for PC, Atari, C64. Read more
  • Ursus
    Ursus is a video game with a bear cub who is seeking for his friend captured by the vile Arzar. So each of the following games is taking place in a rayman-like fantasy world. However, don't think that the game is really easy to finish, the end of the game is often tough.
  • Windstille
    Windstille is going to become an old-school 2D site-scrolling shoot'em up game, similar to Turrican or Metroid (with probally some influence of Another World and Flashback). The game will use OpenGL for fast blitting, alpha effects, light effects, rotation, scaling and probally pseudo 3D effects like the ones in Yoshis Island.
  • Worminator
    Worminator 3 is akin to many Apogee Software and ID Software classic action games such as Duke Nukem and Commander Keen. In it, you play as The Worminator (or as several other optional characters) and fight your way through many levels of madness and mayhem. It features nine unique weapons, visible character damage, multiple supported resolutions, full screen scrolling, sound and music, and more.
  • Zelda2D
    Zelda2D is a classic Jump'n'Run style game featuring Link from Zelda collecting rubins and defending evil opponents. The game itself is a game-engine reading levels from XML-files.

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