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Chess in a Few Bytes
Linux has a good range of extremely strong chess engines such as Stockfish, Critter, Togo II, Crafty, GNU Chess, and Komodo. The chess engines featured in this article offer no match to a good chess engine, but they show how much can be achieved with a minuscule codebase.

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RealPlayer
RealPlayer supports RealAudio, RealVideo 10, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and Theora, H263, AAC and more. Get ready for accelerated video, full screen playback, and a lot more to play. It comes with a Mozilla-compatible plug-in, and a elegant UI design which is based on GTK technology.

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  • Secret Maryo Chronicles
    Secret Maryo Chronicles is an Open Source two-dimensional platform game with a style designed similar to classic sidescroller games. Read more hot
  • Abe's Amazing Adventure
    Abe's Amazing Adventure is a scrolling, platform-jumping, key-collecting, ancient pyramid exploring game, vaguely in the style of similar games for the Commodore+4.
  • And Yet It Moves
    (commercial) And Yet It Moves is an award-winning single player physics-based platform game in which players rotate the game world at will to solve challenging puzzles. Tilting the world turns walls into floors, slides into platforms, and stacks of rocks into dangerous hazards. Read more
  • Beacon
    Beacon is a platform games created in just 2 days by indie developer randomine that takes us on a memorable 15 minute journey.
  • Beret
    Beret is a 2D puzzle-platformer game about a scientist, astonishingly named Beret, who has gained telekinetic abilities through his research at the Evil Corporation. He decides that the Evil Corporation is a tad too evil for his liking, and begins his solitary quest to overthrow the corporation and punish the evil deeds of his employers.
  • Blob Wars: Metal Blob Solid
    platformer - Since their world was invaded by an alien race, the Blobs have faced a lifetime of war. But now they have a chance to win the war once and for all. In Blob Wars : Metal Blob Solid, you take on the role of a fearless Blob agent, Bob. Bob's mission is to infiltrate the various enemy bases around the Blobs' homeworld and rescue as many MIAs as possible. But standing in his way are many vicious aliens, other Blobs who have been assimilated and the evil alien leader, Galdov.
  • Braid
    (commercial) Braid is a critically acclaimed 2D platform and puzzle video game. Read more
  • Brian
    Brian is a cross-platform jump-and-run platform game. It is a completely indepentent game but it was heavily inspired by Commander Keen.
  • brothersinarms
    brothersinarms is a platform hopping game similar to Super Mario Brothers.
  • Brutalo Deluxe
    Brutalo Deluxe is a 2D singleplayer deathmatch game with flesh and blood.
  • CaveExpress
    (commercial) CaveExpress is a classic 2D platformer with physics-based gameplay and dozens of levels.
  • Ceferino
    Ceferino is a game similar to 'Super Pang'. You are attacked by little green balls which are bouncing around and which you have to destroy with your knife. Your knife however is limited to being thrown upwards, thus you have to get under the balls to destroy them.
  • Chanta Claus
    In the game Chanta Claus, our protagonist must collect dispersed dollars bills to advance to the next level.
  • Chaos Caverns
    Chaos Caverns is a retro tribute to Matthew Smith's Manic Miner. A mix of old and new (with some guests from other platform games of the time).
  • ClanMecha
    ClanMecha is a 2D platform mecha-battler using ClanLib. ClanMecha is also GPLed free software.
  • CloneKeen
    CloneKeen is an open-source clone of ID's classic DOS game Commander Keen. CloneKeen runs under many platforms including Linux & win32. There are some improvements over the original such as 2-player support. Original game data files are required.
  • Dirk Dashing: Secret Agent!
    (commercial) Save the world from the forces of E.V.I.L. in this side-scrolling, action-packed adventure. Battle enemy agents, collect working spy gadgets, and solve baffling puzzles as you make your way through spectacular hand-painted levels.
  • Duke Nukem Forever
    Duke Nukem Forever is part four in a series of PC games featuring Duke Nukem as the hero. Parts one (Duke Nukem) and two (Duke Nukem 2) were sidescrollers/platform games, and part three, Duke Nukem 3D, was an FPS. Duke Nukem 3D became one of the top-selling games of all time, and is a very important part of FPS gaming history.
  • Epiphany
    Epiphany is a multiplatform clone of Boulderdash, an old but still funny game.
  • Feeding Frenzy!
    Feeding Frenzy! is a distributed network game for two to eight players. One instance needs to act as server for syncing player names and the levels.
  • Frogatto
    Frogatto & Friends is a old-school 2D platform game, in the style of old arcade, Sega and Mintendo games. It features a certain quixotic frog. Read more
  • Fuzzy adventure
    Fuzzy adventure is a platform game where a funny bunny is on an adventure.
  • Ghouls'n Ghosts Remix
    Ghouls'n Ghosts Remix is a remake of Ghouls'n Ghosts, a platform action game from Capcom 1988 with some differences from the original game. It's a mix of Ghosts'n Goblins, Ghouls'n Ghosts, and Super Ghouls'n Ghosts.
  • Gish
    (commercial) Gish is a very fun, and very strange, take on the 2D platformer. Read more
  • Go Ollie
    Go Ollie is a great platform game in which you are charge of Ollie the Oligocheata, a worm on a mission. Read more
  • Head Over Heels
    Head Over Heels is a pretty darn faithful remake of the Speccy original except with a few spanking extra bits.
  • Holotz's Castle
    A great mystery is hidden beyond the walls of Holotz's Castle. ŅWill you be able to help Ybelle and Ludar to scape alive from the castle? Test your dexterity with this tremendously exciting platform game! Available languages: english, german and spanish. The game includes a level editor and a scripting language to make dialog cutscenes.
  • jump n bump
    jump n bump is a fun multiplayer game which is both fun and addictive for people of all ages.
  • JVGS
    JVGS is a free, minimalistic platform game. It takes place in a world much like ours, which has started fading away. At a point where nearly everything has gone, a poet finds himself alone in a strange world of danger. He starts a journey along the broken stream of thoughts that?s left. Read more
  • King Arthur's Gold
    King Arthur?s Gold is a team-based, online multiplayer versus platformer. The game features three player classes that you can switch to at your team?s home base. The builder can dig, mine, and build all kinds of structures, including doors and catapults; the knight has a powerful melee attack and uses a shield and bombs; the archer has a long range attack.
  • Manic Miner
    This is the Linux port of an excellent port of an excellent game which first appeared on the ZX Spectrum in 1984. This binary requires a working SVGAlib (plain VGA, nothing fancy), and a sound card if you wish to have sound.
  • Megatux
    Megatux is a platform shooter game with Tux as the hero who vanquishes several levels to save Robotland from the evil Doctor Smiley.
  • Netrok
    Netrok is a GPL open source SDL game for linux and Windows. It`s a platform game like Super Mario, but it is not a clone. It has a new, fast and unique gameplay with some puzzle passages, where you have to think, how to proceed.
  • Oki
    Oki is a small, monochrome platform game.
  • Oldrunner
    Oldrunner is a remake of Broderbund's Loderunner which contains the 150 original game levels.
  • Open Sonic
    Open Sonic is a free open-source game based on the "Sonic the Hedgehog" universe. It introduces a different style of gameplay called cooperative play, in which it is possible to control 3 characters simultaneously. Read more
  • Pachi el marciano
    Pachi el marciano is a platform game inspires in games like Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy from the master Mathew Smith. The goal of the game is to collect all the objects of each level, when this is made, the exit gate to the next stage will appear.
  • Pogo Sticker
    Pogo Sticker is a platform type game where you bounce up and down on a pogo stick. Pogo Sticker contributed in the Assembly'2005 event and placed 3rd in the game development competition. Pogo Sticker also won the MindTrek 2005 casual game competition.
  • Polly-B-Gone
    Polly-B-Gone is a 3D physics platform game that tells the story of a plucky wheeled robot named Polly, who has been imprisoned by the nefarious Dr. Nurbs in his laboratory.
  • Primate Plunge
    Primate Plunge is a game where you help Monkey navigate his way down through treacherous jungles, canyons, towering waterfalls, into the heart of a volcano, and through the driving rain of a cold industrial city. Monkey will find help along the way in the form of powerups, including parachutes and jet packs.
  • Purple Martians
    Purple Martians is a platform type video game like Lode Runner or Bubble Bobble or Mario featuring 100 levels, and a two player mode.
  • Smash Battle
    Smash Battle is a free open source 8-bit style 2D platform game where two, three or four player face off against each other. Read more
  • Snowball
    Snowball is a free (GPL) jump'n'run game inspired by games like "Solomon's Key" or "Spherical". Guide Tux the penguin through the levels and help him to bring the snowball save to the exit. Create iceblocks, collect keys, use transporters and beware of traps and monsters!
  • Super Tux
    Super Tux is a side-scrolling run-and-jump game similar to the original game "Super Mario Bros." from the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • supercow
    supercow is a SVGALIB game where you control a supercow.
  • Tanea's World
    (commercial) Tanea's World is a 2D platformer with an innovative gameplay: you can move the game platforms for your advantage. Your mission : save the kingdom from an evil sorcerer.
  • TaxiPilot
    TaxiPilot is a simple game where the objective is to pick up passengers waiting on a number of platforms and to drop them where they want to go.
  • Teeworlds
    Teeworlds is a freeware online multiplayer game, designed as a crossover between Quake and Worms. Set on platform-based maps, players control a cute little bugger with guns to take out as many opponents as possible. Read more
  • The Goonies
    The Goonies is a remake of the MSX Goonies game. You are Sloth and must rescue each one of the 7 goonies to finish a level, but the Fratelli brothers and the various other enemies do not want you to succeed. Various bonuses will help you along the way.
  • The Legend of Edgar
    The Legend of Edgar is a 2D platform game with a persistent world. When Edgar's father fails to return home after venturing out one dark and stormy night, Edgar fears the worst: he has been captured by the evil sorcerer who lives in a fortress beyond the forbidden swamp.
  • The Squicki Game
    The Squicki Game is an Allegro-based platform game, initially written on the course of learning to use Allegro. It has since then became a game with a highly humoristic potential, employing elements of sarcasm, surrealism, pacifism.
  • Tinyman
    Tinyman is a graphical platform game for Linux. It currently uses svgalib.
  • Trine
    (commercial) Trine is a physics-based action game where three characters allow clever solutions to challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. The gameplay is based on fully interactive physics - each character's different abilities and tactics can be used to invent new ways to overcome obstacles and save the kingdom!
  • TwigMan
    TwigMan is an 80s style platform game. Grab the cable testers before the students make off with them. Avoid the obstacles. Squish the students.
  • Which Way Is Up
    Which Way Is Up is a traditional and challenging 2D platformer game with a slight rotational twist.
  • xrick
    xrick is a complete rewrite of Rick Dangerous, and currently runs under Linux.
  • Zep's Dreamland
    The game consists of navigating Zep throughout a level to reach a certain location which allows him to advance to the next level. This is not such an easy task, however. Many obstacles will be in your path, and it is up to you to determine the best (and sometimes only way) to get around them.
  • Zoid's Quest
    A platform game in the style of old console games such as Super Mario World and Sonic the Hedgehog. You must help Zoid on his Quest by guiding him through many worlds containg tricks, traps and monsters. On the way Zoid can collect special magic runes which enhance his abilities and help defend against the many deadly foes.



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