Welcome to The Open Source Gamer. This site was created as a resource for all of the Gamers and Coders out there. Games on this page have various installation packages for Linux,*BSD, Mac and Win****. If you have any suggestions or questions feel free to email me (top left side of this page) or drop me a line at the bottom of this page.
Update: Lately I have been contacted by various parties informing me that some of the games I have listed were not completely open source. If you send me a suggestion for listing please make sure your code is as open as the air we breathe outside. Believe me, someone will point it out to me if it is not. I appreciate all of your suggestions and vital input. As far as suggestions for the layout or functions of this site, please do not bother. Thanks... As for the removing of any games from this list, It has been sorely regretted. Keep all the input flowing. It only makes this a better resource for everybody.
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For years I have heard there are no good games in the Open Source scene. Lately I have been browsing the web to see what is available in the FOSS gaming community. I have came across quite a few new games that oddly enough are Open Source. More research has brought me to the conclusion that there are plenty of games in the FOSS scene. Some of these games are just as good as the ones you buy. From your FPS to board games, this scene has gained great momentum. I am here now to share my research. Below is a list of links for the hottest Open Source games out there. All of these games are free to download, and some are demos. There are no product keys, trial times or sign ups. I will be updating this site as new games and information becomes available.
There has been a small update of the games list as of 5-16-2011. I do apologize to anyone I have not got back to via email, I have had some unfortunate circumstances that have diverted my attention from the site. Again, I am sorry. Please try again.
Open Source Games
Tremulous is a free, open source game that blends a team based FPS with elements of an RTS. Players can choose from 2 unique races, aliens and humans. Players on both teams are able to build working structures in-game like an RTS.
Open Arena is a free open-source content package for Quake III Arena licensed under the GPL, effectively creating a free stand-alone game. You do not need Quake III Arena to play this game.
FlightGear is a flight simulator and a free open-source, multi-platform, cooperative flight simulator development project. Source code for the entire project is available and licensed under the GNU General Public License.
Nexuiz is a first-person shooter by Alientrap Software. It is a free game: source code is free software and data is free content. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Foobillard is a free OpenGL-billard game, it was originally implemented for Linux and it was ported to Mac OS X and Win****. It has a realistic physics and an AI-player.
AssultCube , formerly ActionCube, is a free Open Source first-person-shooter based on the game Cube. Set in a realistic looking environment, as far as that is possible with this engine, while gameplay stays fast and arcade. This game is all about team oriented multiplayer fun.
CarWorld is a small driving simulator/demo.It is released with the full source code under the GNU General Public License.
Torcs The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game. TORCS features more than 50 different cars, more than 20 tracks, and 50 opponents to race against.
Frets On Fire is a game of musical skill and fast fingers. The aim of the game is to play guitar with the keyboard as accurately as possible. Similar to "Guitar Hero".
Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game. Since its initial release, Crossfire has grown to encompass over 150 monsters, about 3000 maps to explore, an elaborate magic system, 13 races, 15 character classes, a system of skills, and many artifacts and treasures. Crossfire is based in a medieval fantasy world and is similar to other games of this genre.
DreamChess is an open source chess game. Our primary target platforms are Win****, Mac OS X and Linux. DreamChess features 3D OpenGL graphics and provides various chess board sets, ranging from classic wooden to flat figurines.
X-Moto is a challenging Open Source 2D motocross platform game, where physics plays an all important role in the gameplay. You need to control your bike to its limits, if you want to have a chance to finish the most difficult challenges.
Pokerth is a free Open Source "Texas Holdem" style card game. Stand alone and network play available.
Delta3D is an open-source gaming/simulation engine.
GNU Backgammon (gnubg) is for playing and analysing backgammon positions, games and matches.
Scrabble is an Open Source version of the classic board game.
Yahtzee is another Open Source version of a classic board game.
Paintball2 is an Open Source Paintball shooter game.
Danger from the Deep (known as dangerdeep or DftD) is a free (as in free speech), Open Source World War II german submarine simulator. The program and source code is available under the GPL license and most of the artwork/data is released under a Creative Commons license (Attribution/NonCommercial/Non-Derivative works).
GL-117 is an Open Source action flight simulator for Linux/Unix and Win****. Enter the Eagle Squadron and succeed in several challanging missions leading though different landscapes. Five predefined levels of video quality and an amount of viewing ranges let you perfectly adjust the game to the performance of your system. Joystick, mouse, sound effects, music.
Search and Rescue is an Open Source multi-role air rescue simulator. Fly various aircraft to save victims in distress.
VegaStrike is an Open Source 3D Action-Space-Sim that lets you trade, fight, and explore in a vast universe. Vega Strike is built on top of OpenGL and runs on Win/Lin/Mac platforms. Vega Strike (the game) is currently in a playable state, but both game engine and dataset are under continued development.
Slam Soccer 2006 is freeware and is provided under the General Public License (program code) and the Creative Commons Public License (remaining data). That means, you may copy, modify and redistribute the game for free. Of course the game can also be distributed on CDs or DVDs (e.g. with game magazines) as far as the law of your country allows that.
BZFlag is a free online multiplayer cross-platform open source 3D tank battle game. The name originates from "Battle Zone capture the Flag". It runs on Irix, Linux, *BSD, Win****, Mac OS X, and many other platforms. It's one of the most popular games ever on Silicon Graphics machines and continues to be developed and improved to this day.
Open Mortal is a parody of the once popular coin-up fighting game, Mortal Kombat, for Win**** and Linux. It is currently playable, has 16 playable characters, some more in the making. New characters can be added.
NeverBall is free Open Source game. Object is to 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.
NATOW A 3D (openGL) tank game based loosely on scorched earth (or the newer xscorch), but including a single player element. The goal is to kill the other tanks and as much terrain as possible. A project goal is to add useless objects in that can be additionally destroyed, like buildings, alien artifacts and of course, defenseless baby bunnies.
Enigma is a puzzle game inspired by Oxyd on the Atari ST and Rock'n'Roll on the Amiga. The object of the game is to find uncover pairs of identically colored Oxyd stones.
LinCity is a free and Open Source sim game which puts the player in control of managing every aspect of a city's socio-economy. A unique feature is a choice between two ways for winning.
Freeciv is a free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the stone age to the space age.
Pingus is a free Lemmings-like game covered under the GNU GPL. It features currently 22 playable levels and runs under a wide variety of operating systems (Linux, Win****, etc.)
Heroes is a free and Open Source game similar to the "Tron" and "Nibbles" games of yore, but includes many graphical improvements and new game features. In it, you must maneuver a small vehicle around a world and collect powerups while avoiding obstacles, your opponents' trails, and even your own trail.
Maelstrom is a free and Open Source game where you pilot your ship through the dreaded "Maelstrom" asteroid belt -- suddenly your best friend thrusts towards you and fires, directly at your cockpit. You raise your shields just in time, and the battle is joined.
glTron is a free and Open Source game based on the movie Tron.
Flight of the Amazon Queen (FOTAQ) is a graphical point-and-click adventure game by Interactive Binary Illusions originally released in 1995 for DOS and Amiga and re-released as freeware in 2004 for use with ScummVM. It is very similar in style in many ways to LucasArts' many popular point-and-click adventures of the 1990s, and was inspired by Monkey Island.
OpenFrag is an Open Source, multi-platform game. It plays in a medieval environment where Orcs and Humans fight to the death in a multiplayer session.
UFO 2000 is free and opensource turn based tactical squad simulation multiplayer game. It is heavily inspired by the famous X-COM: UFO Defense game. While UFO2000 engine was specifically designed to be compatible with the graphics resources and maps from X-COM, you don't need any proprietary data files to play as a new fan-made set of graphics exists and is included in UFO2000 distribution by default.
Unit 85 is a first-person shooter, developed as a casual game. It will hopefully become a mission based, 007-style, multiplayer game. The intent is to release this game on a large scale, if it ever gets far enough. It may end up as a simple web-based game.
Groundfire is open source and based on an old Sega Saturn game; 'Death Tank' which was bundled free as a hidden bonus game with the Saturn version of Duke Nukem 3D.
Solarwolf is an action/arcade game written in Python. It is free and open source, created with the Pygame game development library.
Trackballs is a marble game inspired by the 80?s Atari classic Marble Madness.By steering a marble ball through a labyrinth filled with sharp objecs, pools of acid, and other obstacles the player collects points. When the destination is reached you continue on to the next, more difficult level. - unless the time runs out.
Blocktality is a top-down shooter in which the main character 'Sphero' is fighting against the cuboids for the freedom of his people. The game play involves fast-paced combat interspersed with interesting physics puzzles.
Stratego is a board game where one player battle against the computer using his armies of pieces. The object of the game is to capture the enemy flag, by moving pieces towards the enemy and try to capture enemy pieces.
Wormux is a game where you have the mascots of your favorite free softwares battle in the Wormux arena. Using dynamite, grenades, baseball bat and others bazookas,... exterminate your opponent in a 2D toon style scenery and a funny environment.
XRick is a clone of Rick Dangerous, known to run on Linux, Win****, BeOs, Amiga, QNX... download and install the game, learn how to play, and enjoy!
Unmanned Lunar Expedition is a small 3D (OpenGL) game in which you control an unmanned moon vehicle. It is a two-player game that may be played either against the computer or against another player on the internet. There are two game modes: a racing game and a death-match game.
Fish Fillets NG is strictly a puzzle game. 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.
Gem Drop X is a fast-paced puzzle game where it's your job to clear the screen of gems before they squash you! (You're at the bottom, they're at the top, and they keep coming!) Gem Drop X was directly ported from the original GemDrop for the Atari 8-bit, which was based on "Magical Drop III" by SNK.
Dark Oberon is an open source real-time strategy game similar to Warcraft II released under GPL. It has got unique graphics - textures created from shots of real models made out of plasticine!
Glest is a free 3D real time strategy game, available for several operating systems and that can be modified using XML and a set of tools
Globulation 2 is an innovative Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game which reduces micro-management by automatically assigning tasks to units. Take a look at the screenshots or just download and try it right now. Globulation 2 is Free Software, licensed and distributed under the GNU General Public License.
Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy game, developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos-Interactive™. Although comparable to Earth2150™ in many significant aspects, it does contain some that are unique. These include various radar technologies, a greater focus on artillery and counter-battery technologies, as well as a different vehicle design method. It was released in 1999 for PC and Playstation®.
Glaxium is a free open source "Shootem' up" game for Linux and Win****.
Criticalmass (aka Critter) is an SDL/OpenGL space shoot'em up game. It currently runs on Mac OS X, Win****, Linux, and various other Unices. Linux is my main development platform. Other platforms supported by SDL/OpenGL may also work with a bit of work.
Slingshot is a two dimensional, turn based simulation-strategy game set in the gravity fields of several planets. It is a highly addictive game, and never the same from round to round due to its randomly generated playing fields.
Yoda-Soccer is a project which intends to create a new free game for Win**** and Linux with the game play and the style of the well known Sensible World of Soccer (a.k.a. SWOS).
Armagetron Advanced is a multiplayer game in 3d that attempts to emulate and expand on the lightcycle sequence from the movie Tron. It's an old school arcade game slung into the 21st century. Highlights include a customizable playing arena, HUD, unique graphics, and AI bots. For the more advanced player there are new game modes and a wide variety of physics settings to tweak as well.
Critical-Care is an ambulance driving game, written in less than 3 months, for CPSC 585 (Game Programming) at the University of Calgary.
DarkWorld is a space based massively multiplayer realtime strategy game. Each player starts off with their own home planet. From there they can build ships, start exploring the universe, colonize other planets, and attack other players.
FreeOrion is an open-source platform-independent galactic conquest game in the tradition of the Master of Orion games.
Blood Frontier is intended as a modification of the Sauerbraten engine which will replace all content and provide a much deeper single player experience. Multiplayer co-op is hoped for in the future.
FreeDroid is a free isometric RPG game inspired by elements of Diablo and Fallout. Originally based on FreeDroid Classic, this project now has vastly deviated from its parent.
Final Frontier Trader is a 2D single player space strategy, combat, and trading game. You pilot a starship which is upgradable. You can buy, sell, or trade parts and even new starships. You can even join a fleet for experience in missions and combat.
Tennix! is a tennis game written in C using the Simple DirectMedia Layer. The game features a two-player game mode and a single-player mode against the computer.
Powermanga is an arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites.
Warlock is an open source Simutronics game client written in Java , and built on top of the popular Eclipse RCP.
Kraptor is a classic shoot 'em up scroller game, where you must fight against tons of bad dudes. The game offers high speed action, with massive destruction and lots of fun. Kraptor features a powerful engine for 2D shooter scroller games.
Massive destruction, powerful weapons, all that you always wanted in this kind of games!
It is also multi-platform (DOS, Win32, Linux and more!)
Iris 2 is a highly customizable cross-platform open-source 3D client for playing the MMORPG "Ultima Online" (tm) on Freeshards.
Beyond the Red Line The World is over... The Fight has just begun. A total conversion for Freespace 2. Battlestar Galactica clone.
GearHead is the first roguelike to explore the world of "mecha" (giant robots). Lots of futuristic jobs and skills (mecha pilot, medic, etc.) are available, as well as piloting those mechas.
Ultimate Stunts is a remake of the famous DOS-game "stunts". This DOS-game, which was released in the early 1990's, can be downloaded on several abandonware sites, e.g. the XTC site . It is a 3D racing game, with simple CGA/EGA/VGA graphics and no texture or smooth shading, but because of the spectacular stunts (loopings, bridges to jump over, etc.) it was really fun to play. One of the best aspects of this game is that it had a track editor. Because of the tile-based tracks, every gamer was able to make it's own tracks.
DinoHunters is a free game (all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.) Comedy, sex and nasty ol' lizards abound in this free game about hunting dinosaurs. More to the point it's about a hunting show (see), and this guy finds a time machine and goes to the network (see), but they say 'no' so he goes to another network and they say 'no' (right?) and so he ends up at the Total Hunting Channel, which as you know is not exactly the epiphany network. And even THEY make him take along these washed up celebrities and this rather notorious (though very sexy producer) -- and all he ever wanted was to go back in time, blow the crap out of dinosaurs and make a TV show!
Purge Final is a fan site for Purge the Free Online Multiplayer FPS. You can download, install and join the Battle all completely free.
PurgeFinal also offers Free Online Tech Support to Purge players on all of their computer equipment and software.
Stepmania is a free dance and rhythm game for Win****, Mac, and Linux. It features 3D graphics, keyboard and "dance pad" support, and an editor for creating your own steps.
Golly Game of Life is an open source, cross-platform Game of Life simulator currently under development by Andrew Trevorrow and Tomas Rokicki. Our goal is to write a world-class Life simulator, solicit ideas and help from the planet's best Life hackers.
VDrift is a cross-platform, open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind. It's powered by the excellent Vamos physics engine. It is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) v2. It is currently available for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Win**** (Cygwin).
Battle Grounds is a modification for Half-life and Half-life 2 (Source). That means the whole original game got changed, resulting in a so called TC, Total Conversion. It places you in the time period of the revolutionary war in America. American rebels are fighting for their freedom and the troops of the british crown are trying to keep control of the colonies.
Planeshift is a Role Playing Game immersed into a 3D virtual fantasy world.
Aleph One is a game engine currently in development by the Open Source community. It is based on the source code of Marathon 2: Durandal, a game created by Bungie Software in 1995. Since Bungie released the source code, Aleph One has matured to include a variety of new features and improvements.
Siege of Avalon is a real-time "Traditional" medieval fantasy Role-Playing Game distributed as an Episodic Computer Game Novel" by Digital Tome. For Win**** only ( a Linux port is in the pipe line ) . Learn all about this exciting new gaming concept throughout this site.
Quakle is a free crossword game artificial intelligence and analysis tool that rivals the best players in the world!
OpenTTD is a clone of the Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe", a popular game originally written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.
Mars, Land of no Mercy is a turn-based strategy game setting on Mars during the early stages of human colonization. The player embodies the leader of a mercenary team, landed on Mars to take advantage of conqueror battles between the Worldwide Colonizer Corporations. The main purpose is to command his team trying to find them commissions, training and leading them in battle, while still being aware of financial and instrumental resources by administering them.
Spring is a project to create the best RTS ever (no joke). A bunch of non-TA mods are also available, such as; Kernel Panic, Gundam Annihilation, and 1944: Spring.
The Lost Labyrinth is a coffeebreak dungeon crawling game and is a so-called "roguelike" roleplaying computer game. Relatively short gameplay (about 10-20 minutes) very high replayability; nearly everything in the game is randomly generated.
Crown and Cutlass is a 3d pirate action/adventure game in the spirit of the old Pirates! game. It is simultaneously being developed in Linux and Win****, with a strong emphasis on cross-platform compatability. The project is still early on in development, although it is just beginning to look like an actual game.
EgoBoo is a 3d dungeon crawling adventure in the spirit of NetHack. It uses OpenGL and SDL. It should run on any Wintel, Unix, and MacOS X system.
Eternal Lands is a FREE MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game) currently under development. The game is now in Beta stage, but that doesn't mean it's incomplete. It's currently fully playable and we are constantly working on adding more things to do, more items to make, monsters to fight, and also improving the current systems.
Exult is a project to recreate Ultima 7 for modern operating systems, using the game's original plot, data, and graphics files.
NetHack is one of the oldest computer role-playing games still played and developed. The latest version of the game, NetHack 3.4.0, was released in March 2002.
XU4 is a remake of the computer game Ultima IV. The goal is to make it easy and convenient to play this classic on modern operating systems. XU4 is primarily inspired by the much more ambitious project Exult. XU4 is a cross-platform application thanks to SDL; it's available for Win****, MacOS X, Linux and more.
Iter Vehemens ad Necem is a violent road to death. If you choose to travel along it, you will dive into countless exciting adventures to gain items of great magic, attain powerful equipment made of mysterious materials, bathe in the blessings of mighty gods and recruit loyal allies of various shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, along the way you will also often be dangerously injured, poisoned, catch numerous diseases, lose several limbs and transform into manifold different kinds of pitiful creatures in the darkest depths of hostile dungeons.
Umbra is an open-source computer role-playing game written in Python. The world is randomly-generated for new play every time, but there is an eventual goal and storyline. It was heavily influenced by roguelike games, Alternate Reality, console RPGs, and the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith.
Goblin Hack "is the world's first smooth-scrolling ASCII graphics adventure game!"
Chromium is an open soure fast paced, arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter game.
ClanBomber is a free (GPL) Bomberman-like multiplayer game that uses ClanLib, a free multi platform C++ game SDK. First "ClanBomber" was only a working title for a small game started in September 1998, that has only been started to learn how to use ClanLib. But the ClanBomber project has grown into a real game.
LBreakout2 offers you a new challenge in more than 50 levels with loads of new bonuses (goldshower, joker, explosive balls, bonus magnet ...), maluses (chaos, darkness, weak balls, malus magnet ...) and special bricks (growing bricks, explosive bricks, regenerative bricks ...). If you are still hungry for more after that you can create your own levelsets with the integrated level editor.
GNU Go is a free program that plays the game of Go. GNU Go has played thousands of games on the NNGS Go server. GNU Go is now also playing regularly on the Legend Go Server in Taiwan, on the WING server in Japan, and many volunteers run GNU Go clients on KGS. GNU Go has established itself as the leading non-commercial go program in the recent tournaments that it has taken part in.
MegaMek is an unofficial, open source online version of the Classic BattleTech board game.
Hexen II is a cross-platform source port effort: With continued development support for Linux, BSD and Mac OS X people, with continued support for Win**** users as well.
Jump N Bump "You're a cute little bunny and you have to avoid the other bunnies from stomping on you and at the same time try to stomp as many opponents as possible. Jump & bump is multiplayer only with up to four players simultaneously. Gather the local crew and have a blast".
The Battle for Wesnoth is a free, turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures.
Zombies is a turn-based game where the only goal is to outlast and destroy the zombies before they do the same to you. Can you save humanity from being overrun?
Epiar is a space adventure/combat game written in C with SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer). It is absolutely free (released under the General Public License v2). In Epiar, you begin as a shuttle pilot in a galaxy generally ruled by anarchy, with few stable governments and numerous rebel factions. You start your adventure off doing whatever you want, but generally trying to save up money for a new starship, and your adventure takes off from there ...
TuxPuck is a 3D Pong game (a remake of Shufflepuck Cafe (1988 Brøderbund) Easy to play, but difficult to win.
The Ur-Quan Masters is a science fiction computer game that was developed by Toys for Bob and published by Accolade in the early 1990s. Star Control together with Star Control II and Star Control 3 form the Star Control trilogy that still enjoys a cult following.
Allegiance is a free, online, multi-player space simulation game. You pilot spacecraft, flying in a team with other players, defending and attacking sectors in space. Allegiance challenges your tactical ingenuity, your ability to function in a team and your prowess at blowing stuff up. Experienced players take command and lead their teams to victory or defeat.
Angband is a free, single-player dungeon exploration game where you take the role of an adventurer, exploring a deep dungeon, fighting monsters, and acquiring the best weaponry you can, in preparation for a final battle with Morgoth, the Lord of Darkness.
Crack Attack! is a free OpenGL game created by Daniel Nelson based on Tetris Attack for the Super Nintendo. It is available for Linux, Win****, and Mac OS X licensed under the GNU General Public License.
Crimson Fields is a turn-based tactical war game. It can be played against a human opponent in hot-seat mode in front of the same machine, over a network, or via e-mail, or against the computer. The game comes with tools for creating custom maps and campaigns, and a converter for maps from the classic games Battle Isle and History Line. Crimson Fields is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Deliantra is a free software (some people say: open source), cooperative multiplayer RPG and adventure game, much similar in style (and setting) to nethack and moria, but is fully graphical and runs in realtime. It is set in a classical medieval environment with ubiquitious weapons and magic.
Dink Smallwood is a humorous zelda-like isometric adventure/RPG produced and published by Robinson Technologies in 1997. One of the unique features of Dink is its abilities to run Dink Modules (DMOD's) for unlimited adventure. Dink Edit is included with the game so you can make your own.
Hover Race is the FIRST abandon-ware game designed solely for INTERNET multiplayer fun! It is an original, multi-player racing game specially designed to be played over a network. Your goal is to be the first to drive your turbine engine-propelled hovercraft to the finish line. Like in a steeplechase, you will have to leap over rivers and avoid other obstacles. You will also have to make some strategic choices, because HoverRace tracks offer more than one optimal line...
Liquid War 5 is a unique multiplayer wargame. Its rules are truely original and have been invented by Thomas Colcombet. You control an army of liquid and have to try and eat your opponents. A single player mode is available, but the game is definitely designed to be multiplayer, and has network support.
Moria is a roguelike computer game, based heavily on J. R. R. Tolkien's book The Lord of the Rings. The goal is to traverse the Mines of Moria and kill a Balrog, presumably Durin's Bane.
Netrek Nexus is a multi-player battle simulation with a Star Trek theme. As a player, you captain starships to engage enemy vessels, bomb armies and invade planets in order to expand your team's space empire. The ultimate goal is to genocide the enemy race, but the carnage of battles along the way is ruthlessly fast paced and a lot of fun! It's a team-oriented game with realtime dogfighting but involving a lot of ongoing strategy. It costs no money to play, there are no ads, and it's open source.
Stendhal is a fully fledged multiplayer online adventures game (MMORPG) developed using the Arianne game development system.
Abuse is a platform game. You control the movement of your player with the keyboard and you aim your weapon using your mouse. You go around killing mutants who have been infected by some evil gene, which you happen to be immune to, and collecting power ups. A level editor is also included for the more creative out there but for the rest of us we can just stick to the mindless killing.
phpDiplomacy is a popular strategy game in which you battle to control Europe, but this isn't a game of luck; to win you must be diplomatic and strategic, making and breaking alliances and bargains. Official game server: http://phpdiplomacy.sf.net/
TOME (ToME) is a fantasy adventure game, based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. It is a game that emphasizes intricate, challenging, and varied gameplay over graphics. Hundreds of different monsters in randomly-generated, unpredictable dungeons will strive to slay you by various means, and you counter - if you survive - by developing the skills of your choice and wielding mighty artifacts. ToME's races from Hobbit to Troll and classes from Swordmaster to Summoner allow for many different playing styles and a replay value that extends through years.
Triple A is a turn based strategy game engine and axis and allies clone and is released under the GPL.
Othello Game is a classic strategy game, also known as Reversi. Its objective is to finish the game with the greater amount of pieces (circles) of the same color.
World of Padman features full bot support for all game types! All you off-line gamers out there will be happy to play Spray your Colour, Big Balloon and Last Pad Standing with bots. The bots play very well, and most maps have been optimised for good bot play. It is pure fun to see the blue nosed people frag each other in SyC and BB.
XEvil is not for meek, peace-loving, "I love you, you love me..." types of people. The fans of XEvil enjoy it because of its shameless displays of blood and violence, of people getting lit on fire, getting shot, being ripped up by chainsaws, getting high on drugs, and burst open by aliens.
XBill You're a sysadmin, and someone's trying to destroy your computers. The little people running around the screen are trying to infect your computers with Wingdows [TM], a virus cleverly designed to resemble a popular operating system. Additionally, some computers are connected with network cables. When one computer on a network becomes infected, a spark will be sent down the cable, and will infect the computer on the other end when it reaches there.
RoboWar is freeware game where you match your brains in a robot-bashing contest. In this game you program (in an easy laguage!), create cool animations, sounds, and figure out new ways to crush other robots.
Emillia Pinball project is an open source pinball simulator intended for linux machines by Henrik Enqvist. It has been reported to work on other unix variants also. Now a days there is also a win***s version, and a mac version might be on its way. Porting it to other systems should be easy as long as OpenGL and SDL (or Allegro) are working.
The Mars Simulation Project is a free software Java project to create a simulation of future human settlement of Mars. The simulation is a multi-agent artificial society set in a detailed virtual world. XML configuration files allow the user to modify the simulation properties.
Rush 2005 is a BSD-licensed project to create an American football game for Win**** and Linux in the tradition of Tecmo Bowl and NFL Blitz, built using the cross-platform SDL game programming library.
Saurbraten (A.K.A Cube 2) is a free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter, built as a major redesign of the Cube FPS.
RARS is the Robot Auto Racing Simulation, in which the drivers are robot programs. It is intended as a competition among programmers. It consists of a simulation of the physics of cars, a graphic display of the race, and a robot driver for each car.
PrBoom the purest Doom-Port? Aims to be the most stable Doom port with the highest compatibility to the major Doom versions. Highres software and nice OpenGL rendering. Full Boom and most if not all MBF features.
netPanzer is an online multiplayer tactical warfare game designed for FAST ACTION combat. Gameplay concentrates on the core -- no resource management is needed. The game is based on quick tactical action and unit management in real-time. Battles progress quickly and constantly as destroyed players respawn with a set of new units. Players can join or leave multiplayer games at any time.
Huckleberry Finn: the game is a maze-like game. The object of the game is to guide Jim through the maze-like forest. On some levels, there may be a step limit, wild animals, and/or slave traders in his way through the forest. (To be added in later release.)
CoreWars 8086 is a simulation game inspired by A. K. Dewdney's Scientific American article from 1984. Unlike the original game, the 'warriors' in this game are programs written in Intel's 8086 assembly.
Legatus is a Java project to enable networked play of the four main Renegade Legion systems. Interceptor, Centurion, Leviathan and Prefect. Effort is being focused on the games in the following order: Centurion Leviathan Prefect Interceptor. Thanks again D.C.!
Open City is a full 3D city simulator game project. It is written in standard C++ with OpenGL and SDL from scratch. It is not intended to be a clone of any famous city simulator from Max*s.
Pizza Game is a real-time 3d game in which you can manage your own pizza restaurant. It will be supported on multiple platforms including Win**** and Linux and is utilising the OGRE 3D engine.
Open Kick-Off football project aims at programming a free, opensource, GPL'ed soccer game similar to Dino Dini's Kick Off 2. A fun arcade-style 2D football cross platform game written in Java. Game play is designed to be quick, responsive and fun.
Alien Assault Traders is an online, web-based, turn-based strategy space trading game forked off the source of both Black Nova Traders and Nova Game Systems software and inspired by the popular BBS game of TradeWars.
Nomic is a web based game written in PHP. Playing the game means actually creating the rules of the game. This software is easy to install and easy to maintain, as it does not use any external databases.
Underworld Online Game is a massive multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) based on web technologies, so it can be played with any web browser. It is a fantasy game in which the player can be either a human or a monster: combats, spells, buy/sell items
SAPChess is an open source game developed in ABAP. It demonstrates that ABAP is much Stronger and more powerful than it seems. SAPChess was developed using new and old concepts, and this demonstrates that with the arrival of innovations ABAP hasn't lost its identity, it just became better.
Bos Wars is a futuristic real time strategy game (RTS). In a RTS game, the player has to combat his enemies while developing his war economy. Everything runs in real-time, as opposed to turn-based games where the player always has to wait for his turn. The trick is to balance the effort put into building his economy and building an army to defend and attack the enemies.
S.C.O.U.R.G.E. is a roguelike game with a 3D user interface. The game allows a group of four characters to search for treasure, kill enemies, gain levels, etc. The code is C++ using SDL, OpenGL and freetype. The game uses Squirrel for scripting.
Xconq is a general strategy game system. It is a complete system that includes all the components: a portable engine, graphical interfaces for Unix/Linux/X11, Macintosh, and Win****, multiple AIs, networking for multi-player games, and an extensive game library.
Space Plumber is a first-person 3d game, not much different to Doom and Quake. The main goal is to reach the extraction pumps before the water level increases swamping everything. Each of the 30 levels that conform the game have progressive difficulty by adding more pumps and consoles that you must deactivate first, and by making the map bigger. There are no enemies, you fight against time and misorientation, and you only have your skills to move inside the maze.
Rocks'n'Diamonds was created in cooperation with Jürgen Bonhagen, is a special edition of Rocks'n'Diamonds with completely different graphics and sounds and a collection of outstanding level sets specifically designed for those who like to play puzzle and thinking games! Released under the GNU General Public License.
Batalla Naval is a networked, multiplayer battleship game. It has robots, and support for GGZ Gaming Zone and for IPv6. The game has two versions: The old version called 'batnav' includes an ncurses server and clients for ncurses, xview, win31 and gtk. The new version called 'gbatnav' includes a gnome server, client & robot with support for IPv6 and GGZ.
Alien Arena s the latest version of a freeware online deathmatch game that was first introduced to the public in October, 2004. Since that initial release, nearly every aspect of the game has been revamped, in fact, all of the content and code from the November 2005 release of Alien Arena 2006 has been redone as well. It's like an entirely new game.
Solar Empire is an open-source online multiplayer game played through an internet browser. Using both turn-based and real-time systems, Solar Empire is a unique experience that will get you hooked.
GUSANOS is an open-source clone of the DOS game Liero. It currently works on Win**** and Linux.
In the game each player controls a small worm armed to the teeth and fights other worms in a destructible battleground. It can be described as "Real-time Worms" or "2D Quake", or a combination of both.
Open Yahtzee is an open-source (free) version of the classic dice game Yahtzee. Open Yahtzee is built to be OS portable, that means you can run it on many kinds of different operating systems and platforms.
PainTown is a 2d side scrolling beatem-up game based on the source code from Beats of Rage which is based on the Sega Genesis game, Streets of Rage 2. This game is completely written from scratch and uses a modular system for loading new graphics.
irrlamb is an Open Source 3D game that probably involves a lot of physics and frustrating gameplay. Licensed under GNU General Public License 3.0.
Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge v3.0 is a unique scenario based upon the Aleph One (Marathon) engine. It is a first-person action adventure game, featuring an epic and in-depth story line. As a Federation Marine resting after your last mission, you start aboard the exploration class Starship Kronos where you learn that your real mission has yet to begin.
Vampira is a freeware 3D Action RPG. Programmed in C with Allegro. You have come to the lands of the Vampira to slaughter the demon horde. Run around and kill demons with your crossbow. Source code included for game and level editor. It is under the GPL.
UltraStar is a PC conversion of famous karaoke game - Singstar. It allows a computer to evaluate how good you are when you sing by analyzing your voice pitch. Sing your favourite songs and see how you improve. Under GPL.
Tong-Its uses a totally new technology, Adobe® AIR™ and has been totally redone and significantly overhauled for a more enjoyable playing experience. The reasoning behind the shareware move is that it will provide enough motivation and financial support for a continuous development and improvement of the game. A multiplayer upgrade is now being planned. The free and open source version is still available for download and will always be free.
PyChess Philidor 0.8 beta4 has been released! It includes translations in more than 23 languages. Thanks Thomas!
Secret Maryo Chronicles is an Open Source two-dimensional platform game with a style designed similar to classic sidescroller games. It uses the platform independent library SDL and, since version 0.98, the OpenGL accelerated Graphics Renderer. The game is developed in C++.
Stroq is a free Open Source puzzle game. Available for Linux, Mac and Win****.
Tanx/Tunx is game for up to four players. The objective of the game is to kill all opponents. The player which tank still alive at the end of the match is the winner. The player has access to a whole variety of weapons from simple like the bazooka to heavy weapons such as the pin, missile or bang.
Anagramarama is free word game for Linux, Windows and BeOS. This software is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. This means that you can use it, copy it, modify it, sell it, anything you wish as long as you also agree to be bound by the terms of the license. Read the license for exact details.
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.
The map has different traps, such as slides, pushers, jumps, falls, walls, etc. Maps are viewed from top view, and the walls and player's ball are real-time rendered in beautiful 3D.
Henna Project is an Adventure Game for GP2X, a graphic melting-pot of water-colors, photos and drawings. About emigration through the tour of politics, war and society. It'll try to provide an awakening without commiseration and to build something deeper than common games.
Tenes Empanadas Graciela - TEG is a round-based computer board game. The idea for this Open Source program came from 'Plan Táctico y Estratégico de la Guerra'but it differs in many aspects of the rules.
Extreme Tux Racer (ETRacer for short) is a downhill racing game featuring Tux, the Linux Penguin. It is a free, open source game. Available for the Linux, Mac and Win****.
Falling Up Yes, it's another tetris clone. No, He is not trying to make any money off of it or claim it as particularly unique. It is fun. Try it. It's evil. He is told that frequently. People have even praised it. He wrote it as a precursor to other games, a way to learn new technologies (GLUT, OpenGL, OpenAL, NSIS, ...), and to brush up on old ones (c, for that matter).
Detritus is a fast-paced shoot-em-up strongly based on the old classic Asteroids. Replenish your shield with power-ups and gain new weapons. "Cleaners" appear periodically, so watch out! The keyboard controls should be self-explanatory. Currently its only compiled for Windows, but will hopefully make other releases soon--the Code is cross-platform via OpenGL, OpenAL, and SDL.
Battle Tanks is a funny battle on your desk, where you can choose one of three vehicles and eliminate your enemy using the whole arsenal of weapons. It has original cartoon-like graphics and cool music, it’s fun and dynamic, it has several network modes for deathmatch and cooperative —
TUER is a very small first player shooter. You can shoot robots in a museum with your rocket launcher. You can also perform screenshots and snapshots. It is quite quick.
Yo Frankie! is an open video game made by the Blender Institute, part of the Blender Foundation, originally scheduled for release in August 2008. It is based on the universe and characters of the free film produced earlier in 2008 by the Blender Institute, Big Buck Bunny. Like the Blender Institute's previous open film projects, the game is made using free software. Yo Frankie! runs on any platform which runs Blender and Crystal Space, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
Prime Numbers has a few projects of interest, including car driving simulators.
Xonotic is a free (GPL), fast-paced first-person shooter that works on Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Xonotic is a direct successor of the Nexuiz Project.
Mars is a game for two players, flying with ships in a two-dimensional space setting, governed by the laws of gravity.
CarDriving a simple java 3D free-roaming game starting from the
fundamental of the game computer graphics. In particular it displays the use of the Double Buffering,Z-Buffer storage,triangle Edge walking, Perspective correct mapping,Textures,Polygon meshes and Phong shading.