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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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  • Free Tennis
    Free Tennis is a tennis simulation developed by a former tennis player. Real tactics are useful in the game.
  • Hot Potato Online
    Hot Potato Online is a fast paced arena sport game where players try to explode the opposition using a short-fused potato bomb. Think dodgeball with a grenade!
  • Kolf
    Kolf is a miniature golf game with 2D top-down view. Courses are dynamic, and up to 10 people can play at once in competition. Kolf comes equipped with a variety of playgrounds and tutorial courses.
  • Tennix!
    Tennix! is a SDL port of a simple two-player tennis game. It features simple image loading (with all game graphics being customizable by simply editing them with a graphics editor like The GIMP), sound effects, stadium audience sounds, and ball shadows. Read more
  • TomPong
    TomPong is a very simple implementation of the classic Pong game, using Python and Pygame. It features realistic physics for motion using vectors, not-so-realistic but very fun spin dynamics, and scoring.
  • TuxPuck
    TuxPuck is a shufflepuck game written in C/C++ using SDL.
  • Ye Olde Pong
    Ye Olde Pong is a clone of the Pong game that was released on the Atari 2600 platform during the early 80's. The purpose of this program is primarily to familiarize the authors with working with outside libraries, but the SDL library in particular.

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