Linux has an ever-expanding library of tens of thousands of free games, many of which are released under an open source license. Of course, a significant proportion of these titles are still in an early stage of development. Even relatively simple games can take several years to mature especially if the development is primarily being undertaken by a single person. However, a game should not be discounted simply because it currently lacks some core features, has a limited number of levels, or is laden with bugs. It can still pack great fun.
This article is the final instalment in a three part series, identifying up-and-coming free games that are worth giving a whirl.
To be eligible for inclusion in this list each game needed to meet the following requirements:
- Free to play (no download charge, no monthly charge)
- Does not require Wine to run. Wine is a compatibility layer for running Windows software
- Must be playable and great fun
Now, let’s scrutinize the 6 games at hand. For each game we have compiled its own portal page, providing screenshots of the game in action, a full description of the game, with an in-depth analysis of the features of the game, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Up-and-Coming Linux Games (Part 3 of 3)|
|Ascii Sector||Roguelike variant of Wing Commander: Privateer|
|Nikki and the Robots||2D platform game with an embedded Chipmunk physics engine|
|Lips of Suna||Tongue-in-cheek online dungeon crawl|
|MotoGT||Multiplatform 2D top-viewed motorcycle racing game|
|Giana's Return||Unofficial sequel of the all time classic "The Great Giana Sisters"|
|JVGS||Arty, minimalistic platform game|
Read our complete collection of recommended free and open source software. The collection covers all categories of software.
The software collection forms part of our series of informative articles for Linux enthusiasts. There's tons of in-depth reviews, open source alternatives to proprietary software from large corporations like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Corel, and Autodesk. There are also fun things to try, hardware, free programming books and tutorials, and much more.