Fish Fillets - Next Generation
Fish Fillets - Next Generation is a Linux port of the puzzle game Fish Fillets from ALTAR interactive. The goal in every of the seventy levels is always the same: find a safe way out. The fish utter witty remarks about their surroundings, the various inhabitants of their underwater realm quarrel among themselves or comment on the efforts of your fish. The whole game is accompanied by quiet, comforting music. Read more hot
(commercial) Machinarium is an entertaining puzzle / action / adventure game developed by a small team of developers based in the Czech Republic. Read more hot
Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course before time runs out. Neverball is part puzzle game, part action game, and entirely a test of skill. Neverball runs under Linux, Win2K/XP, FreeBSD, OSX, and hopefully anywhere else SDL is supported. Read more hot
(commercial) SpaceChem is an addictive, design-based puzzle game about building machines and fighting monsters in the name of science! Read more hot
World of Goo
(commercial) World of Goo is a physics based puzzle / construction game with a quirky sense of humour. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious. Read more hot
54321 is five games in four-, three-, or two-dimensions for one player. 54321 takes five classic two-dimensional puzzle games and extends them into three and four dimensions.
This is a logic game, lining up 5 balls of like color to get them off a grid, to keep the grid from filling up. Made for 1024x768 or better screen resolution, but also has an 800x600 setting.
7colors is a game for X Windows, for one or two players, the goal is to color the 50% (plus one) of the rhombs on the screen, before the other player does.
affenspiel is a little puzzle game for X11 programmed in a single night.
Amoebax is a free multi-platform Puyo-style puzzle game where the objective is to beat your opponent in a battle by filling their grid up to the top with garbage. Read more
asforza4 is a dockable applet for the desktop manager Afterstep and WindowMaker. Forza 4 is the italian name of the 4-in-a-row (or 4-in-line) game.
Atomix is another little mind game. You have to build molecuels out of single atoms laying around. Of course there is a time limit and the handling is not as easy as you might expect. This game is inspiried by the orignal Amiga game Atomix. It uses the
GNOME libraries and is distributed under the GPL.
A simple logical game with elements of move strategy.
Berusky 2 (Bugs Escape 3D) is a game that challenges your visual/spatial thinking and ability to find a way to resolve a logic task. Read more
Biniax is an unique arcade logic game. Simple and addictive, you can learn in a minute and play for hours. The gaming field is a 5x7 grid filled partially with pairs of elements. Every pair consists of two different elements combined of four possible.
There's a black box. You can shoot in and watch, where the shot leaves the box. In the box, blocks are reflecting the shots. You have to guess which blocks are in the box, by watching your shots.
Bombermaaan is classic Bomberman game with multiplayer support, cloned on original SNES games. This open source game is similar to Dynablaster, a strategic, maze-based video game franchise originally developed by Hudson Soft. Read more
Boolball is a close copy of the game Boloball by Soleau Software. Two players each have a row of balls located at the top of the screen, which can be dropped into a field of obstacles. Players take turns dropping one of their balls. The lower the balls fall, the higher the score.
Burr Tools is a set of programs for solving a certain kind of puzzle, namely puzzles that are made out of square or cube-shaped units and whose solution also contains only rectangular aligned pieces. The program finds assemblies for the puzzle and also animates how you have to assemble it.
(shareware) Are you ready to become the Lord of the Butterflies? An evil ToadWitch has imposed an ancient spell and you lost your wings. To weave the new wings you have to collect a great number of different butterflies.
Catch the Knuddelmonster
Catch the Knuddelmonster is a puzzle/action game. The goal of the game is leading the Knuddelmonster along a small path to "Mimi". The game is based on the "ClanLib" library.
Connect Five is a 3D connect five game which is played on a checkerboard type board (19x19) instead of the Connect Four board.
Construo is a simple 2D construction programm (it is currently not a real game) for objects which consist of rods and springs and let them react on physical forces. You can currently construct buildings and objects like bridges, towers, spaceshuttles, etc. and you let them fall to ground and see seem smash and break.
crosssum is a simple game to play and design cross sum games.
Cube Trains is an open source puzzle game about building tracks through a narrow city. The objective of the game is to build train tracks linking the train depots with their appropriately coloured destinations. Read more
Cubosphere is a tile-based puzzle game similar to the PSX game "Kula World" / "Roll Away". It has a simple level editor and 18 visual/audible styles to choose from.
Deadly Cobra is an SDL-based game similar in gameplay to the classic Nibbles(tm) game. It was originally designed to compete in No Starch Press's game cometition.
Deadly Rooms of Death
Deadly Rooms of Death is a puzzle game for Windows and Linux. You control a sword-swinging character that explores dungeons and fights monsters.
Devet has very simple rules, you can start play in just one minute. The goal of the game is to place as much as possible elements to the gaming board, which is a quad-grid 5x5 (but may vary). Elements are 2, 3 and 4 sided squares in all variations - 11 type of elements.
DROD: Architects' Edition
(commercial) Delve deep into King Dugan's dungeon, solving puzzles and fighting monsters. The game is easy to learn, but difficult to complete. There are hundreds of rooms to explore and each is a handcrafted challenge.
DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold
(commercial) Beethro Budkin's adventures continue in this much-anticipated sequel. The game is packed with new rooms, monsters, obstacles, and other elements. You will push on to see the next tricky room, but also to learn what happens next in the story, which is full of events and characters to keep you entertained.
Dynamite is an isometric puzzle game. The evil potentate is ruining everyone's lives! You can use the power of dynamite to destroy his strongholds. Detonate dynamite by the blue load bearing pillars to bring down the castles.
E.V.E. Paradox (Free Edition) is a game suite consisting of three games. Flick is a turn-based puzzler, Orbit is an arcade puzzler, and Arena is a top-view action game. The Free Edition contains a number of levels and is not otherwise restricted. Enhanced editions are available for purchase with additional levels and features for those who want a little something more.
Hardware 3D acceleration highly recommended.
Einstein puzzle is a free cross-platform open source remake of old DOS game Sherlock which was inspired by Albert Einstein's puzzle. Einstein said that only those with an intelligence quotient of 98 percentile and higher should be able to solve it. The game goal is to open all cards in square of 6x6 cards. For this, a number of hints describing relations between card positions are given. Use them to find the correct layout. Einstein features sound support, full internalization, Russian localization, reengineered resource subsystem to allow custom graphics themes and in-game rules browser.
Ensemblist is a 3D puzzle game in which you have to model a given shape with geometric primitives that you must assemble with boolean operations.
A tile-based puzzle game in the style of "Adventures of Lolo" or "Chip's Challenge." Unlike either of those games, Escape doesn't rely at all on reflexes--it's all about your brain.
(shareware) Figure Fifteen is a game where you try and remove buttons that total fifteen. If you remove all the buttons in the pattern correctly, the underlying picture will show through.
Filler is a graphical game where you occupy coloured hexes by changing colours.
FloboPuyo is a clone of the famous PuyoPuyo that has OpenGL support.
FlowFlowMania is a remake of the classical puzzle game Pipe Mania on Linux with GP2X compliance.
G-Star is a clone of a TI calculator game called D-Star, which are all clones of an HP48 game of the same name. G-Star currently includes 25 levels: 20 from the HP48 version, and 5 from the TI-83 version of the game.
galaxis is a UNIX-hosted, curses-based clone of the nifty little Macintosh freeware game Galaxis.
Gem Drop X
Gem Drop X is a fast-paced puzzle game where it's your job to clear the screen of gems before they squash you! Gem Drop X was directly ported from the original GemDrop for the Atari 8-bit, which was based on "Magical Drop III" by SNK.
Gemz is an SDL implementation of the popular puzzle game "Bejeweled." It is written in C using SDL.
Genuts Cheese Indigestion Puzzle
Genuts Cheese Indigestion Puzzle is a pathfinding puzzle. Help the mouse to eat all the pieces of cheese in each of the 18 puzzle's rooms.
Gewels is a Gnome version of Jewels.
GFingerPoken is a BlackBox-type game for GTK 1.2 or higher. It was heavily inspired by Marble, an old MS Windows shareware game.
glFold is an attempt to make a simplified version of the protein folding problem into a little, fun game.
Glickomania is a simple, but dangerously addictive puzzle. The objective is to clear the board of all tiles by removing groups of identical adjacent tiles. Tiles fall downwards to fill empty gaps, and from right to left to fill empty columns. A slight variation of clickomania is known as "the same game" and it has been implemented in KDE (ksame).
GLightOff is a simple (but not so easy to solve!) puzzle game. The goal is to switch off all the lights on the 5x5 board.
glsnake is an imitation of Rubiks' Snake. The snake is made up of 24 triangular prisms (half-cubes) connected on the square faces by a rotational joint. The snake may be rotated and manipulated into a variety of shapes.
The goal of this game is obviously to collect as many points as possible. The rules are simple. Whenever there are 3 or more tiles of the same color in a row or in a column, they will disappear. New tiles will fall from the top. You can swap two adjacent tiles but only in case this operation would produce a "row" or "column" of tiles of single color.
GNUbik is an interactive, graphical, single player puzzle. This free program renders an image of a cube, like that invented by Erno Rubik. You have to manipulate the cube using the mouse. When each face shows only one colour, the game is solved.
Gnumch is a clone of the "Number Munchers" game for those of us that still experience nostalgia for the good old days of Apple ][e. It teaches simple mathematical concepts such as primes, factors, multiples, and simple arithmetic.
gPlanarity is a simple puzzle game involving untangling planar graphs for fun and prizes. If you tend to get addicted to cute little math puzzles, this one is a doozy.
(commercial) Grappling Hook is an innovative first-person action puzzle / platform game. Read more
The Tangram is a chinese puzzle. The object is to put seven geometric shapes together so as to form a given outline. All the pieces must be used and are laid next to one another. The pieces are five triangles, a square and a parallelogram.
gwanderer is a Gnome version of the old UNIX puzzle game wanderer and xwanderer. The idea for the game came from the games 'Repton', 'Boulderdash'.
In Hexxagon the goal of the game is to get more pieces than your opponent before the board is full. The pieces can clone or jump. All the opponents pieces that lies next to a moved piece will become yours.
House of Mirrors
House Of Mirrors (HoM) is a logic game inspired by Chromatron (from Silver SpaceShip Software). The game consists of a 2D grid in which several types of objects are found, including detectors and mirrors. The goal is simple: light up all the detectors using emitted or reflected rays of light. Usually, you can move and rotate the mirrors but not the detectors. In each level, the choice of available objects is limited. There can be more than one solution for each level.
In HuaRongDao the aim of the game is to move the ten pieces in the board in order to move the largest (yellow) one, CanCao, to the center of the bottom side of the board.
I-Bex is a clone of the old DOS Game StoneAge for Perl/SDL. It requires SDL, Perl, and Perl/SDL installed.
Incredipede is a puzzle game that celebrates the vast diversity of life in the world. The game follows Quozzle, a lone Incredipede on a dire quest to rescue her sisters. Incredipede is a free download for Linux. Read more
Kakurasu Solver is a solver for the puzzle game Kakurasu, as featured on BrainBashers.com.
Kapooka is a logic game. You basically move the red blobby thing around pushing green blobby things out the way, and you try get to the exit to advance to the next level.
KAtomic is a little program for the KDE. You have to recreate the given molecule with atoms . The game has got 67 levels, and is written in C++ using Qt/Kde.
KBall is a game of skill and reflexes, non violent, suitable for all ages. The idea is to move a ball around the map, without falling, without running out of time, and getting the prizes, in order to reach the exit.
KBlackbox is a game of hide and seek played on a grid of boxes where the computer has hidden several balls.
KBoxes is a little mind game you can play against nother human or the computer. The objective is to wipe out boxes in turn from a set of 1, 3, 5 and 7 boxes. You can wipe out as many boxes as you like, as long as they are continious and on the same line.
KBoxes! is a little mind game you can play against nother human or the computer. The objective is to wipe out boxes in turn from a set of 1, 3, 5 and 7 boxes. You can wipe out as many boxes as you like, as long as they are continious and on the same line.
KLines is an implementation game "Color lines" for Linux / KDE.
KLines2 is yet another clone of the well-known Lines game. It should run under any POSIX-compliant system which has Qt installed.
Krenju is a renju game for KDE. Renju is the professional variant of Go-Moku and uses more sophisticated rules.
Krystal Drop is a free clone of an excellent NeoGeo puzzle game, Magical Drop. In Krystal Drop, you play on a field on which lines of gems are being dropped by the top of the screen, at a regular basis, or when your opponent makes a combo.
KSame is a simple, yet challenging color matching game modeled after once famous game. The idea behind KSame is to to completely clear the game board filled with the multicolored marbles.
Kugel is played by moving objects on the board and putting them into rows, columns, and diagonals.
The goal is to create a more or less complex figure out of single marbles within a time limit to reach the next level.
MagicCube4D is a fully functional four-dimensional analog of Rubik's cube.
Mash is a software implementation of the simple pencil and paper game by the same name.
Matchball is a little puzzle game written in C++, using the Simple DirectMedia Layer. You have to click to remove all adjacent balls with the same color and reach as many points as possible.
Monsterz is a little puzzle game, similar to the famous Bejeweled or Zookeeper. The goal of the game is to create rows of similar monsters, either horizontally or vertically. The only allowed move is the swap of two adjacent monsters, on the condition that it creates a row of three or more. When alignments are cleared, pieces fall from the top of the screen to fill the board again. Chain reactions earn you even more points. Read more
Morpyon (also known as "gomoku") is a game where you must align 5 pieces on a board against a computer opponent.
Morris is an implementation of Nine Men's Morris that also supports several rule-variants and different board layouts (including Morabaraba).
Mures is a cross-platform clone of Sega's "Chu Chu Rocket," a multi-player puzzle game. It is written in C using SDL. Multi-player is handled through a client-server design that supports multiple players per client.
The main aim of the game is to link together more than two balls of the same color to remove them from the game.
Nimuh is a project puzzle game destined to improve the knowledge of Andalusia
nonogram is a solver of nonogram puzzles (also known as "griddler puzzles").
Numpty Physics is a drawing puzzle game in the spirit of Crayon Physics. Read more
(commercial) Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax? good things come to those who wait.
Pathological is an enriched clone of the game "Logical" by Rainbow Arts. To solve a level, fill each wheel with four marbles of matching color. Various board elements such as teleporters, switches, filters, etc., make the game interesting and challenging. New levels can be created using your favorite text editor.
Penguzzle is a Tcl/Tk variant of the well known 15-puzzle game. Now it's possible to have 4x4, 5x5 or 6x5 grid for more fun. Also, changing the image is easy.
Penumbra: Black Plague
(commercial) Penumbra: Black Plague is a first person horror adventure focusing on story, immersion and puzzle solving. Unlike Penumbra: Overture, violence and combat are not even an option - the player has to use his/her wits to guide Philip through his final test, and this makes the game unique in offering a truly dangerous and terrifying experience. Read more
(commercial) Penumbra: Requiem is an expansion pack to the game Penumbra: Black Plague. Read more
PipeWalker is a clone of NetWalk. You need to merge all workstations on map to one network and connect server.
Polygon Puzzle is a tessellation puzzle inspired by Beat The Computer. Pieces of connecting regular polygons are arranged to fit into predefined trays. The mathematical names of the shapes are polyhexes, polyominoes, and polyiamonds.
Portable Puzzle Collection
This is a collection of small computer programs which implement one-player puzzle games. Read more
Pushover is a fun puzzle game originally published by Ocean in 1992. In this game you control an ant that can walk along platforms that are connected with ladders.
(commercial) Puzzle Moppet is a serenely peaceful yet devilishly challenging 3D puzzle game.
Pybik is a 3D puzzle game about the cube invented by Ern? Rubik.
A clone of the classic puzzle game Kye to Linux. Kye is an unusual little puzzle game, with a variety of different types of objects. Kye is one of those games like Chess, where a small number of different playing pieces, obeying simple rules, combine to create a game of enormous variety and complexity.
QNetWalk is a Qt-version of the popular NetWalk game for system administrators.
Refrax is a fun four-player game based on the pause mode from Jeff Minter's "Iridis Alpha".
Relokate is a strategy puzzle game for the K Desktop Environment (KDE). The player must reorder the cards to match the original image or order of numbers.
rezerwar is a puzzle game that could be quickly described as the illegitimate child of a known block game and the average pipe game. Read more
SDL Fungus is an addictive, multiplayer puzzle game based on NetFungus. Up to four players can play by trying to surround and capture each others' fungus.
Simp is a turn-based puzzle. Your goal is to turn-off fires by pushing ice on to them, and avoid getting burnt meanwhile.
Somatic is a solver for arbitrary polyomino and polycube puzzles, like the soma puzzle. The soma puzzle is made from a set of 7 pieces, each build from 3 or 4 small cubes. With these pieces one can build a bigger cube made of 3x3x3=27 of the smaller cubes and a lot of other figures.
(commercial) Spandex Force is a puzzle, adventure, RPG game that lets you create your own hero to clean up the crime-infested town of Vigilance Valley. Read more
StroQ is a Polarium/Chokkan Hitofude clone. StroQ is an addictive puzzle game where you have to flip white and black tiles in order to form horizontal lines of the same color with a single stroke of your mouse.
Sushi is a suite of GNOME application that allow people to play
a classic pen-and-paper game across the Internet. Sushi can be freely copied, modified, and distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect is an open source game that uses realistic physics simulations to combine lots of simple mechanical elements to achieve a simple goal in the most complex way possible.
The Penguin Machine
The Penguin Machine is a game loosely based on "The Incredible Machine" (by Sierra), insofar that the aim in each puzzle is to achieve a goal by placing parts about the screen, such
that when the "machine" is set into motion, the goal is achieved.
Tile World is an emulation of the game "Chip's Challenge". "Chip's Challenge" was originally written for the Atari Lynx by Chuck Sommerville, and was later ported to MS Windows by Microsoft (among other ports).
Tkgames is a site for games written using the tcl/tk toolkit. It currently includes the old titles tksol and tkhangman, and the tesselation puzzle polypuzzle.
Twin Distress is a simple puzzle game where you must remove all of the blocks of the same color from the screen before the time runs out. Features include different skill levels, high scores, sound & music.
Ultra Power Rubix Cube Max II
Ultra Power Rubix Cube Max II is a definite Rubick's cube system.
X-pired is an action-puzzle game written in C using SDL, SDL_mixer, SDL_image and SDL_gfx libraries distributed under the terms of GNU GPL. The goal of the game in each level is to reach the exit square, avoiding exploding barrels and other deadly stuff.
XBobble is a Puzzle Bobble/Bust'a'Move clone in 3D.
XLightOff is a little game under X. Easy to get in hands, not so easy to solve.
Xpuzzle is a puzzle bubble clone using OpenGL.
Xye is a puzzle game in which the objective is to get all the gems in each level. The mission is not as easy as it sounds: there are traps, monsters, and very hard puzzles everywhere.
Yiff! a highly addictive puzzle game. The idea of the game is to place foxes on a grid. When you put enough foxes on same square, all of those foxes turn to your color and spread to the adjacent squares. The goal is to turn all of the foxes on the board to your color.
Zaz is an arcade action puzzle game where the objective is to get rid of all incoming balls by rearranging their order. Read more