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A Survey of Linux Games

Linux includes several popular games. In addition, many Linux games are available on the Web. Table 9.1 lists some of the most popular sites offering Linux games and Table 9.2 describes some of the most popular Linux games.

Table 9-1. Popular Linux Game Web Sites

Table 9-2. Some Popular Linux Games

Game

Type

Description

BZFlag

Action

Multi-player tank battle game.

Civilization: Call To Power

Strategy

A commercial Linux version of the sequel to Micropose’s Civilization. Supports network play.

CrossFire

Role Playing

Resembles Rogue. Supports multi-player network play.

DOOM

Action

Classic action game. Requires doom.wad file from licensed copy of game.

Freeciv

Strategy

Resembles Microprose’s Civilization. Supports network play.

Illust Logic

Puzzle

A paint-by-numbers puzzle, wherein you strive to paint cells of a canvas.

Koules

Arcade

Multi-player action game. Supports console or X11 play.

NetHack

Role Playing

A quest game resembling Rogue. Supports console or X11 play.

Netrek

Arcade

Multi-player 2-D battle simulation with a Star Trek theme.

PySol

Card

Twenty different versions of solitaire.

Quake

Action

A Linux ...

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