Game engines play a crucial role in the fast creation and development of computer games. As they offer a collection of visual development tools, and are often presented in an integrated development environment, they vastly accelerate the development of games.Read more
Interactive fiction is a form of computer game which shares many traits with fiction in book form, role-playing games and puzzle-solving. It’s one of the oldest forms of computer games. Here’s our recommendations.
Interactive fiction is a somewhat nebulous phrase. It can refer to text adventures where the player uses text input to control the game, and the game state is relayed with text output. They are known as text adventures.Read more
Pocketsprite Game Console is billed as the open-source tamagotchi of 2018. The device isn’t aimed at a niche, nerdy group, rather, it’s targeting a growing majority of game lovers and capable coders.
The device sports a 240MHz dual-core ESP32 processor and 520KB of RAM, which is sufficient to play 8-bit classic games, and still fit on a keychain.Read more
Roguelike is a sub-genre of role-playing games. It literally means “a game like Rogue”. Rogue is a dungeon crawling video game, first released in 1980 by developers Michel Toy, Glenn Wichman and Ken Arnold. The game stood out from the crowd by being fiendishly addictive. The game’s goal was to retrieve the Amulet of Yendor, hidden deep in the 26th level, and ascend back to the top, all set in a world based on Dungeons & Dragons.Read more
For many individuals, computer gaming is nowadays an essential part of everyday life. This should not be seen as a negative. Whilst violent computer games have sometimes been identified as contributory factors in criminal activity, and undeniably they can be very addictive, it is important to recognise the real benefits that games offer besides simply providing a means of great entertainment.Read more
This article is the second instalment in a three part series, identifying games that are worth giving a whirl. We have again tried to cover a wide range of game genres. Hopefully there will be something in this article which will be of interest to any type of gamer.Read more
Gaming on Linux is alive and kicking. There is a good base of free and commercial games to play with a steady stream being released and enhanced each month, encompassing a wide range of game categories. The purpose of this article is to identify some more remarkable free Linux games which are definitely worth investigating. The article is not restricted to any particular genre, so hopefully there will be something of interest here for any type of gamer.Read more
In this third and final segment, we recommend a further 8 free Linux games that are great fun to play, highly playable and above all have a special addictive quality. We suspect that there will be a few games here that even the ardent Linux gamer will not have tried before.Read more
Even though PCs face increasing competition from dedicated gaming consoles, PC gaming will never die. If Linux is going to dominate the desktop market, it needs a good stream of native games. However, commercial gaming companies are only going to port games to Linux if they can realise a tidy profit from that work, and in the main that requires a significant gaming base. In many ways, open source games represent a solution to the Catch 22 situation, making Linux more attractive from a gamer’s perspective, and increasing the possibility of more commercial games being released on the market.Read more
There are many factors that help to make a game a classic. It could be the storyline, the graphics, the engine, the controls, even the different game modes. The folk at LinuxLinks have been obsessed with playing games over the past few months scouring as many titles as possible to find more great games for your enjoyment. Of course, in the final analysis it is the gamer which decides whether a game is a classic.Read more