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Arcade games are gaming machines found at public locations and nowadays computer games that imitate them.

List of Arcade games[edit]

This is a list of free arcade games:

Game Screenshot Last Release Genres Description
3D Pong 3D-Pong.png 2004-04-28 Arcade, Online

3D Pong
GenresArcade, Online
Latest release0.5
Release dateApril 4th, 2004
DeveloperNew Breed Software
Code licenseGPL v2

3D Pong is a 3D Arcade game written by New Breed Software. It has a network mode for two players allowing online gaming. The latest version of the game is 0.5.

Apricots Apricots.png August 13th, 2003 Arcade, Side-scroller

Apricots is a 2D arcade side-scroller game in which you fly an airplane, fire missiles, drop bombs, destroy enemy buildings and planes, trying to stay alive.

The latest version of the game was 0.2.6 released on August 13th, 2003.

Battle Tanks Battle Tanks.jpg 3 Sep 2008 Arcade

Arcade games
Battle Tanks.jpg
Latest releaseversion 0.8.7686
Release date3 Sep 2008
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseGPLv2

Battle Tanks is an arcade battle game. The game's source code and media are licensed under the GNU General Public License.[1] The latest version of the game is version 0.8.7686 announced on September 3rd, 2008.[2]

Bloodmasters Bloodmasters - dbimage.jpg 2007-05-02 Top-down shooter, Arcade
Bloodmasters - dbimage.jpg
GenreTop-down shooter, Arcade
Latest release1.2
Release dateMay 2nd, 2007
DeveloperPascal vd Heiden
Code licenseGPL
LibrariesMicrosoft .NET, DirectX

Bloodmasters is a top-down Arcade shooter written by Pascal vd Heiden. The latest version of the game is 1.2 released on May 2nd, 2007.

In February 26th, 2008, the game was released under GPL.

BomberClone Bomberclone.jpg November 12th, 2010 Arcade games

Arcade games
GenreArcade games
Latest release0.11.9 [3]
Release dateNovember 12th, 2010
DeveloperSteffen Pohle
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL

BomberClone is an AtomicBomberMan clone started by Steffen Pohle. Both data and the source are licensed under the GPL.[4][5]

Bweakfwu Bweakfwu.png 2013-10-22
Latest releasealpha1
Release dateOctober 22nd, 2013
Code licenseGNU GPL v3 [6]
Media licenseGNU GPL v3 [6]
P. languageHaskell

bweakfwu is an arcade game by plaimi that mixes Breakout with PONG. It features local multi-player. The current version is alpha-1.

The source code is licensed under the GNU GPL[7].

CAVEZ of PHEAR CAVEZ-of-PHEAR.png 2011-11-30 Arcade game, Action game

GenresArcade game, Action game
Latest release0.5.1  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 30th, 2011
DeveloperTom Rune Flo
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3

CAVEZ of PHEAR is an arcade action game based on ASCII graphics, released under the GPLv3. It is inspired by games like Boulder Dash and Digger.[8]

Chromium B.S.U. Chromium.jpg 2016-09-06 Arcade
Chromium B.S.U.
Screenshot of Chromium B.S.U.
Latest release0.9.16.1  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 6th, 2016
Code licenseClarified Artistic License[9][10]
Media licenseGraphics: Clarified Artistic License, Sound: Expat License[9]
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL, OpenAL

Chromium B.S.U. is a fast paced arcade space shooter. It is written using the SDL and OpenAL libraries. According to the license file in the Debian package, the game is published under the "Clarified Artistic License".

The official homepage contains a license which is somewhere between the too-unclear-to-consider-free-for-FSF Artistic License 1.0 and the Clarified Artistic License.

Donut Quest Donut-Quest.png 2006-10-30 Arcade, Top-down shooter
Donut Quest
Donut Quest
GenreArcade, Top-down shooter
Latest release1.0.0
Release dateOctober 30, 2006
DeveloperPiga Software
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseGPLv2, GFDL
EngineModified "1945" Example
P. languageGame Maker 6.1
LibraryDirect X

Donut Quest is free software game for Microsoft Windows made by Piga Software for the Brogo web comic strip released on October 30th 2006. It features the Brogo character Ed Donut (Michelle the mechanic's lazy, dim-witted, and donut obsessed assistant who is also known to have confrontations with spiders), as he fights his way against spiders in a donut factory.

Emilia Pinball Emiliapinball.png 2003-12-09 Arcade
Emilia Pinball
Emilia Pinball
Latest release0.3.1
Release dateDecember 9th, 2003
DeveloperHenrik Enqvist
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++

Emilia Pinball is a pinball simulator created by Henrik Enqvist[11]. It is licensed under the GPL.[12] An editor for making new tables, Pinedit, is also available. The latest version of the game is 0.3.1 released on December 9, 2003.[13] It was written in the C++ programming language.[14]

FLTK Recycling Game! Regame.png 2003—2008 Arcade

FLTK Recycling Game! is a simple arcade game where you control a guy who is trying to sort the garbage falling from above into three recycling containers. It is written by Yuri D'Elia in the C++ programming language using the FLTK and the libpng library.

Falling Time FallingTime-1.0.png 2015-05-16 Arcade
Falling Time
Falling Time 1.0
Latest release1.0  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 16th, 2015
DeveloperNebuleon, cxong
Code licenseGPL[6]
Media licenseCC-BY-SA[6]
P. languageC
LibrarySDL, Chipmunk 2D

Falling Time is an arcade game where you are a ball who must fall down. If you do not fall down fast enough, you are crushed by the top of the screen.

GPL Arcade Volleyball Gav 0.9.0 jump.png May 25th, 2006 Arcade, Sport
GPL Arcade Volleyball
Gav 0.9.0 jump.png
GAV 0.9.0, “classic” theme
GenresArcade, Sport
Latest release0.9.0
Release dateMay 25th, 2006
Developer^Z bg crew / GAV Team
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++

GAV: GPL Arcade Volleyball is an SDL remake of the DOS game Arcade Volleyball. The latest version of the game is 0.9.0 on May 25th, 2006. It is written in the C++ programming language.[15] It is licensed under the GPL.

HeXon HeXon Screenshot1.png 2016-12-16 Action, Arcade
HeXon Screenshot1.png
Astral Arcade
GenreAction, Arcade
Latest release20161216  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 16th, 2016
DeveloperLucKey Productions
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseCC-BY-SA
P. languageC++

heXon is an arcade twin-stick-shooter created by LucKey Productions using Urho3D and other open source software.

Binaries are available through, source code through GitHub.

Help Hannah's Horse Hannah.png 2008-03-29 Arcade, action, child-oriented
Help Hannah's Horse
Help Hannah's Horse
GenreArcade, action, child-oriented
Latest release1.0
Release dateMarch 29th, 2008
DeveloperStephen Branley
Code licenseGPL v2
Media licenseGPL v2
P. languageC++

Help Hannah's Horse is a child-oriented arcade game, described as „a cross between Pacman and the Dizzy game "Fastfood"“.

I Have No Tomatoes 2008 01 04-800x600-tomatoes.png September 26th, 2004 Arcade game
Arcade games
2008 01 04-800x600-tomatoes.png
I Have No Tomatoes 1.55
GenreArcade game
Latest release1.55
Release dateSeptember 26th, 2004
DevelopersMika Halttunen, Teemu Ruokolainen[16]
Code licensezlib license[17]
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL Mixer

I Have No Tomatoes is a Bomber Man-like arcade game in which the player controls a yellow tomato and has to defeat enemy tomatoes by laying bombs. The latest version of the game is 1.55 released on September 26th, 2004.[18] It is written by Mika Halttunen and Teemu Ruokolainen. The game is licensed under the Zlib/libpng License. It is written in the C++ programming language. The game requires 3D hardware acceleration.

Jump n Bump Jumpnbump.png 2004-09-11 Arcade, Platformer
Jump 'n Bump
Jump 'n Bump
GenresArcade, Platformer
Latest release1.55
Release dateSeptember 11, 2004
DeveloperBrainchild Design
Code license"Do whatever you like with it."[19]
P. languageC

Jump n Bump is a multiplayer platform game in which the players control cute bunnies. The latest version of the game is 1.55 on September 11, 2004.

Luola Luola.png February 05th, 2006 Arcade game

GenresArcade game
Latest release1.3.2
Release dateFebruary 05th, 2006
DeveloperCalle Laakkonen
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL

Luola is an Arcade game of genre "Luolalentely" (Cave-flying) released under the GPL. It is inspired by V-Wing.[20]

Mmpong Ponk.png January 1st, 2009 Arcade,Online

Latest release0.9
Release dateJanuary 1st, 2009
DevelopersKai Hertel, Jan Friederich, others.

mmpong is a multiplayer Pong game written by Kai Hertel, Jan Friederich, and others.

It uses a server-client construct and has an ASCII art client and a GL client.

Nova Pinball NovaPinball.jpg 2015-11-19 Arcade
Nova Pinball
Nova Pinball
Latest release0.2.2  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 19th, 2015
DeveloperWesley Werner
Code licenseGPL v3+ [6]
Media licenseGPL v3+ [6]
P. languageLua

Nova Pinball is a pinball game made with the LÖVE engine. You must perform tasks to get points. The game is space-themed.

OpenMortal OpenMortal.jpg June 15th, 2006 Arcade
Latest release0.7.1
Release dateJune 15th, 2006
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languagesC++,Perl

OpenMortal is a fighting game and is a parody of the proprietary game Mortal Kombat. It is licensed under the GPL.[21] The latest version of the game is 0.7.1 released on June 15th, 2006. It is written in the Perl and C++ programming languages.

Instructions are provided on how to create new, realistic characters, so players and their friends could serve as actors for the game.[22] As of 2008-05-30, there were 24 characters at

The game is not available in Debian, because its would-be maintainer found that it seemed dead since 2006, and thus he would have to deal with all the potential bug reports.[23]

Osgg Osgg.jpg January 01 st, 2009 Arcade

osgg is a Side-scroller/arcade lunar-lander-like game. It is written by Jimmy Christensen and licensed under the GPLv3.[24][25] The latest version of the game is 0.9 released on January 01st, 2009. It is written in the C++ programming language using the SDL library.

Overgod Overgod.png October 1, 2005 Arcade

Screenshot of Overgod
Latest release1.0
Release dateOctober 1, 2005
Code licenseGPL[26]
Media licenseGPL[27]

Overgod is an arcade space game, where the player controls a spaceship and fights against the gods that rule the universe.

Pacman Pacman.png 2016-03-22 Arcade
Latest release0.9
Release dateMarch 22rd, 2016
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++

Pacman is a pacman clone and very close to the original from Namco. One of the main goals of this clone is a SDL Application with very little use of CPU power. It is licensed under the terms of the GPL version 2 (or any later version).

Powermanga Powermanga linux1.png 2015-06-25 Arcade game
Powermanga linux1.png
GenreArcade game
Latest release0.93.1  (Announcement)
Release dateJune 25th, 2015
DevelopersBruno Ethvignot, Emmanuel Founaud, Etienne Sobole, Jean-Michel Martin de Santero, Sam Hocevar
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC99
LibrariesSDL, SDL Mixer

Powermanga is a 2D shooting arcade game. It is licensed under GPLv3.[28] The latest version of the game is 0.93 released on September 20th, 2014. While beginning as a C++ game, Powermanga now uses C99.

PrimeShooter PrimeShooter-more action.png 2010-03-22 Arcade, educational

PrimeShooter is an abstract browser based shooter game licensed under the GPLv2. The player must shoot falling numbers with their divisors and scores points for clearing prime numbers.

Ri-li Ri-li 2.0.1 en.png 2007-11-01 Arcade
Ri-li 2.0.1 en.png
Ri-Li 2.0.1 in English
Latest release2.0.1  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 1st, 2007
DeveloperDominique Roux-Serret
Code licenseGNU GPL (v2.0.1-2 in Debian is under GPLv3)
Media licenseGNU GPL (v2.0.1-2 in Debian is under GPLv3)
P. languageC++

Ri-li is an arcade game in which you drive a toy wood train engine across many levels. It is written by Dominique Roux-Serret. The latest version of the game is 2.0.1 on November 1st, 2007. It is written in the C++ programming language, using the SDL library.

Its UI has 19 languages to choose from: Arabic, Breton, Chinese, Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

SDL-Ball SDL-Ball.jpg October 1st, 2014 puzzle, side-scroller/arcade

SDL-Ball is a puzzle and side-scroller/arcade breakout-like game. It is written by Jimmy Christensen and licensed under the GPLv3.[29][30] The latest version of the game is 1.01 released on January 11th, 2009.[31] It is written in the C++ programming language using the SDL library.

SSTPong SSTPong.png September 5, 2007 Arcade Games
GenreArcade Games
Latest release0.1
Release dateSeptember 5, 2007
DeveloperTom Cort
Code licensesMPL
Media licensesMPL
P. languageJava

SSTPong is a breakout style platformer game used to test both a player's skill and web services. Currently there are two flavors of SSTPong, sstpong-classic and sstpong-plus. The classic edition is just a normal java breakout game. The plus edition provides the same great gameplay that exists in the classic edition, but with a twist. When the bricks are hit, computer generated test data is sent to a web service. The latest version of the Classic version is 0.1 released on September 5th, 2007. It is written in the Java programming language using Java Swing.[32] It is licensed under the MPL. The initial release of the Plus version happened on September 7th, 2007.

Sarah-Maries Eierjagd Sme.jpg Arcade game

Sarah-Maries Eierjagd is an arcade game. The player controls a girl, trying to catch good and golden eggs and avoiding bad eggs.

The game is based on pocket LCD games from the 1980’s, like “Egg” from the Nintendo’s “Game & Watch” series, and was created as a gift for the author’s niece Sarah-Marie.

SolarWolf SolarWolf - shot4.jpg February 16th, 2004 Arcade
SolarWolf - shot4.jpg
SolarWolf version 1.4
Latest release1.5
Release dateFebruary 16th, 2004
DeveloperPete Shinners
Code licenseLGPL 2.1.[34]
P. languagePython

SolarWolf is an arcade game written by Pete Shinners. It was programmed in Python, using Pygame. It is released under the LGPL 2.1.[34] The latest version of the game is 1.5, released on February 16th, 2004.

TecnoballZ Tecnoballz linux2.png September 30th, 2014 Arcade game

TecnoballZ is an exciting Brick Breaker. It is licensed under the GPLv3.[35] The latest version of the game is 0.93.1 released on September 30th, 2014.

Transcend Transcend 0.3 shot small.png 2006-08-30 Arcade/shooter, music
Transcend 0.3 shot small.png
Level 1, in windowed mode.
(more screenshots)
GenresArcade/shooter, music
Latest release0.3  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 30th, 2006
DeveloperJason Rohrer
Code licensesGPL, public domain
Media licenseGPL
P. languagesC++, Dia
LibrariesGLUT PortAudio, X

Transcend is an abstract 2D shooter game created by Jason Rohrer. The game's source is licensed mostly under the GPL, but with some public domain code as well.[36] The latest version is 0.3 released on August 30, 2005.[37] Rohrer was motivated to create the game out of frustration with the game industry's lack of creativity.

Its dynamic graphical engine can smoothly morph from one complex shape to another.

Trip on the Funny Boat Trip-on-the-Funny-Boat.jpg March 27, 2007 side-scrolling arcade shooter
Trip on the Funny Boat
Genresside-scrolling arcade shooter
Latest release1.5
Release dateMarch 27, 2007
DevelopersPuskutraktori (code, graphics and sound effects by Pekka "pekuja" Kujansuu, graphics and code by Olli "Hectigo" Etuaho, music by Joona "JDruid" Karjalainen); Konstantin Yegupov; uses fonts by Bitstream Inc.
Code licensesGPLv2+; the PixelPerfect library is public domain
Media licenseExpat license
P. languagePython.

Trip on the Funny Boat is a side-scrolling arcade shooter game made by the team Puskutraktori. It is written in Python. It was made for PyWeek 2 competition.

Windys Windys-Screenshot.png 2011-08-12 Arcade, Action Platformer
GenresArcade, Action Platformer
Latest release1.5.0  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 12th, 2011
DevelopersPiga Software
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGFDL and GPLv3
EngineGambas Platform Engine
P. languageGambas 1.x, 2.x
LibrariesQt, SDL, and the Gambas Runtime Environment.

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.

Word War vi Wordwarvi snap 007 3.jpg August 9th, 2009 Side-scrolling, Arcade

Word War vi is a 2D side-scrolling arcade game in which the player pilots a vi spacecraft to get rid of the memory hogging emacs. It was written by Stephen M Cameron in the C programming language.[38][39]The sound media are all licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license.[40] The rest of the game is licensed under the GPLv2.[41] The latest version of the game is 0.26 released on August 9th, 2009.[42] The game represents a video game interpretation of the lighthearted editor war, an important element of hacker culture.

XBlast Xblast.jpg June 16th, 2006 Multiplayer,Side-scroller,Arcade
Latest release2.10.4
Release dateJune 16th, 2006
DevelopersXBlast development team
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC

XBlast is a multiplayer only side-scroller, arcade bomberman like game. The latest version of the game is 2.10.4 on June 16th, 2006.[43] It is written in the C programming language.[44] It is licensed under GPLv2.[45]

XInvaders3D XInvaders3D.p1.jpg

XInvaders 3D is a 3D invaders game using wireframe vector graphics, written by Don Llopis and released under the GNU General Public License. The latest version is 1.3.6.

  1. Battle Tanks source's copyright file on Debian packages
  2. Download page for Battle Tanks project on
  4. Bomerclone-data's copyright file at Debian Packages
  5. Bomerclone's copyright file at Debian Packages
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 license file
  8. Project page at Freecode
  9. 9.0 9.1
  10. Official Homepage
  11. Emilia Pinball credits page
  12. Copyright file for Emilia Pinball at Debian packages
  13. Download for Emilia Pinball projects at
  14. Emilia Pinball project page
  15. GAV's project page
  16. See the game's README file
  17. I Have No Tomatoes's about page
  18. download page for the I Have No Tomatoes project
  19. -> Source Download -> source.txt
  20. Introduction at Luola homepage
  21. Copyright license on OpenMortal's CVS
  22. Character Creation HOWTO
  23. Bruno Kleinert on why he dropped the packaging
  24. License is mentioned in the README in osgg's svn repoistory accessed on Feburary 19th, 2009.
  25. Membership list for SDL-ball project on accessed on October 9th, 2009.
  26. Project Page
  27. Project Page
  28. GPLv3 file in Powermanga's Subversion hosted by
  29. License page in SDL-Ball's cvs repoistory accessed on October 9th, 2008.
  30. Membership list for SDL-ball project on accessed on October 9th, 2008.
  31. News post on 1.0 accessed on October 9th, 2008.
  32. SSTPong page
  33. Sarah-Maries Eierjagd's Copying file
  34. 34.0 34.1 Latest solarwolf package copyright in Debian
  35. GPLv3 file in TecnoballZ's CVS hosted by Google Code Project hosting
  36. Copyright file for Transcend at Debian packages
  37. Homepage for Transcend
  38. project member list for Word War vi
  39. Word War vi's project page
  40. Word War vi copyright file for sounds
  41. COPYING file for Word War vi
  42.'s download page for Word War vi
  43. download page for the XBlast project
  44. XBlast page
  45. CVS repoistory's copying page