In action games reaction-time and hand–eye coordination are the main challenges.
List of Action games
This is a list of free/libre action games:
Asylum is a 2D platform/shooting game designed and written by Andy Southgate in 1994, originally as a commercial project for the Acorn Archimedes. In 2002 Southgate released the source and media into the public domain, and a C port using SDL is now available. Source code is available for both, so both are free software.
Bitfighter is an outer-space combat action game. There are difference ways of playing such as space exploration for warfare and construction.
|Bullet dodger||Please add the Gameinfo template to the article||Bullet dodger|
|CAVEZ of PHEAR||2011-11-30||Arcade game, Action game|
|Childish Cannoneer||2012-09-15||Artillery and Adventure|
Childish Cannoneer is the first venture of the "Indie Games" project hosted by White Island Software at the Gambas Forum, and participated in by Piga Software through Graham L. Wilson. The aim of the project is to make computer games to show off the Gambas language, with the eventual hope of inclusion in the Humble Indie Bundle for maximum attention. It is to feature a little boy building a makeshift air cannon from spare parts only to terrorize his older sister, and potentially the whole neighbourhood, while evading the wrath of his father. The majority of the game's multimedia are derived from vector graphics taken from OpenClipart and sound effects taken from SoundBible. Contributions to this project, or the creation of other entities for the Indie Games project, are more then welcome.
|Dead Justice||2003-09-22||Adventure, Action|
Dead Justice is an 3rd person action/adventure game prototype featuring running, shooting and sneaking. The game is made for Windows. The source code and much of the media assets were set free when the game development company Cat Mother closed offices.
Eskimo-run is a tutorial game that covers most of the basics for making a game in Pygame/Python. The development team is HoleInTheHeadStudios. The game is licensed under the GNU General Public License. The latest version of the game is 0.1 released on June 2nd, 2006.
Key Runner is a 2D overhead action game where Moschata, the Key Runner must race to retrieve the key and bring it to the lock.
|Liquid War 6||2015-05-07||Action games|
Liquid War is an action game that involves blob of liquids written by Christian Mauduit. Liquid War 6 is a complete rewrite of Liquid War as a part of the GNU Project. It is licensed under the GPLv2. The latest version of the game is 0.0.9beta released in August 2010.
Neverball is a puzzle game in which the player guides a ball through various obstacle courses. The game, including the media, is licensed under the GPL. It was written by Robert Kooima. As of 2010-02-22, the latest version of the game is 1.6.0. There is a game based on Neverball, called Neverputt.
Not Pacman is a pacman-style game with gravity in which the player controls the rotation of the game field.
The player controls a triangle, which tries to evade polygons moving towards the center. The triangle can be rotated in both directions. The games gets more difficult over time and the goal is to survive as long as possible.
Pacewar is a simple fighting game between two teams of ships. A team wins when it defeats the opposing team a certain number of times more than it is defeated by the opposing team. As a team gets closer to winning, it loses ships.
ReTux (stylized as "reTux" in-game) is a 2-D platformer written in Python and utilizing media from SuperTux. It is distributed commercially, but is entirely libre software and libre culture.
Although ReTux re-uses the art assets of SuperTux, no code from SuperTux is used in ReTux. The software portion of ReTux is entirely new, written in Python and based on the SGE Game Engine.
The main game contains 41 levels split into 5 worldmaps. Each level also has a Tux doll which can be found for bonus points and 100% completion.
|Return of Dr. Destructo||2015-04-13||Action|
Return of Dr. Destructo is an action game where you have to shoot down planes and make them crash into a boat to destroy the boat. It is based on the game "Island of Dr. Destructo" that is a ZX Spectrum game from 1987.
Project: Starfighter is a 2D shoot'em up game by Stephen Sweeney and Richard Sweeney of Parallel Realities. It can run on Mac and Linux platforms. It relies on the SDL library. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License.
|Terminal Overload||2015-05-26||First‐person shooter|
Terminal Overload (abbreviated TOL) is an experimental online multiplayer first-person shooter game. It is the free and open-source spiritual successor to Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet and is currently in an early stage of development.
Uebergame is a realistic shooter with modern graphics. It's goal is to provide a modern up to date, libre gaming platform for basic multiplayer shooter gameplay types, like deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the flag etc taking part in different scenarios.
The source code is licensed under the MIT license and the media assets are licensed under CC0 and MIT license license. The MIT licensed assets are derived from open sourced projects from garagegames, so they cannot be relicensed to CC0, but all other assets that get added are strictly under CC0 license.
|Windys||2011-08-12||Arcade, Action Platformer|
Windys is a free software action arcade game by Piga Software, originally released on August 12, 2009. It utilizes the Gambas Platform Engine and is designed in a deliberately retro style, featuring ASCII graphics and simulated PC speaker beeps. It is the second Piga game to be released for GNU/Linux, the first being Alexei: Part IX. A bug release version was sent out on September 1, 2011, and a brand new version was released on August 12, 2011 featuring bug fixes, updates proofreading and proper installers on a new Gambas 2 basis.
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- Project page at Freecode
- Code, Media and Documentation Licensing on Project Homepage.
- kobo-deluxe package copyright in Debian lenny/sid
- Liquidwar code's copyright file at Debian packages
- Liquidwar data's copyright file at Debian packages
- Neverball data's copyright file at Debian Packages
- Neverball source's copyright file at Debian packages
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