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Games released under GNU General Public License. The GPL is one of the free software licenses, probably the most common one.

List of GPL games[edit]

This is a list of free/libre gPL games:



Game Screenshot Last Release Genres Description
Boson Boson.jpg 2006-10-01 RTS
GPL games
Boson.jpg
Screenshot of Boson
GenreRTS
Latest release0.13
Release dateOctober 1st, 2006
DevelopersAndreas Beckermann, Benjamin Adler, Christopher J. Jepson, Felix Seeger, Ludovic Grossard, Nils Trzebin, Rivo Laks, Thomas Capricelli, Timo Huebel
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
LibrariesQT, KDE libraries
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Boson is a 3D RTS game that uses OpenGL, parts of the KDE libraries and the QT library, that has its code and media licensed under the GPL.[1][2] Version 0.13, released on October 1, 2006, is the latest version of the game.[3] Its reliance on KDE-only libraries has caused it to be difficult to install for many users and has limited its audience.

Search for the Red Herring SearchForTheRedHerring-pyweek.jpg October 11, 2006 RTS
Search for the Red Herring
SearchForTheRedHerring-pyweek.jpg
Search for the Red Herring
GenreRTS
Latest release1.3
Release dateOctober 11, 2006
DeveloperHoleInTheHeadStudios
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseFAL
P. languagePython
LibrariesPygame, PygLibs
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Search for the Red Herring is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.


Search for the Red Herring is a search and destroy Real-time strategy game game created for Pyweek 3 by HoleInTheHeadStudios known as ThreeLittlePygs at the time[4]. The game art is licensed under the FAL[5], while the rest of the game is licensed under the GNU GPL v2.[6] It is written in the python programming language and use Pygame and PygLibs. The latest version of the game is 1.3 released on October 11, 2006.[7]

Globulation 2 Glob2.jpeg 2009-05-25 RTS
Globulation 2
Glob2.jpeg
Beginning stage of a typical game in Globulation 2.
GenreRTS
Latest release0.9.4.1 (Beta 4)
Release dateMarch 25th, 2009
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Globulation 2 is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch: glob2

 

Slackware logo.svg Slackware: glob2 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: glob2  
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: glob2 
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: glob2 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: globulation2


Globulation 2 is a RTS game with an unusual gameplay design. The source and media are licensed under the GPL.[8][9] The latest release of the game is 0.9.4.1 released on March 25th, 2009. It is programmed in C++. It uses the SDL[10] and Boost[11] libraries.

Vega Strike Vega Strike - Final Docking Approach.jpg 2021-04-21 Space simulation game
Vega Strike
Vega Strike - Final Docking Approach.jpg
Final docking approach
GenreSpace simulation game
Latest release0.7.0  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 21st, 2021
Code licenseGPL v2[12]
Media licenseGPL v2[13]
P. languageC++, Python, XML
LibraryOpenGL
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Vega Strike is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: vegastrike-git

Vega Strike is an action space simulation game.

FlightGear FlightGear-787.jpg 2021-07-28 Flight simulator
FlightGear
FlightGear-787.jpg
FlightGear
GenreFlight simulator
Latest release2020.3.11  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 28th, 2021
DeveloperWolfram Kuss, Vassilii Khachaturov, Norman Vine, Jon S. Berndt, Cameron Moore,Durk Talsma, Curtis Olson, Bernie Bright, Tony Peden, and Alex Perry
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
EngineOpenSceneGraph
P. languageC++, C
LibraryPLIB
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FlightGear is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Slackware logo.svg Slackware: FlightGear 
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: flightgear 
Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: flightgear 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: FlightGear  
Gentoo Linux logo matte.svg Gentoo: games-simulation/flightgear 
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: flightgear 
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: FlightGear 
Flatpak logo.png Flatpak: org.flightgear.FlightGear 
Snapcraft-logo.svg Snap: flightgear 
24px FreeBSD: flightgear

FlightGear is a 3D flight simulation game. The entire game is licensed under the GNU General Public License.[14][15] It is also sold on 3 DVDs. It is written in the C++ [16] and C [17] programming languages.

The project was started in 1996, with its first release in 1997.

SilverTree no image 2007-11-17 RPG
SilverTree
GenreRPG
Latest release0.2.1
Release date2007-11-17
DeveloperDavid White
Code licenseGPL
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SilverTree is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

SilverTree is a 3D role-playing game game created by David White. The latest version of the game is 0.2.1 released on November 17th, 2007 (this version marks the game as complete, although it still requires polishing).

Snowballz Snowballz-debthumb20080921.png 2007-10-15 RTS
Snowballz
Snowballz-debthumb20080921.png
GenreRTS
Latest release0.9.5.1
Release dateOctober 15th, 2007
DeveloperJoey Marshall
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languagePython
LibrariesRabbyt, PyGlet
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Snowballz is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Snowballz is a RTS game written in Python, PyGlet and Rabbyt by Joey Marshall. The game is entirely licensed under the GNU General Public License.[18] The latest version of the game is 0.9.5.1 released on October 15, 2007.

TunnelWars TunnelWars.jpg 1998-09-09
GPL games
TunnelWars.jpg
Genre
Latest release1.0
Release dateSeptember 9th, 1998
DeveloperGreg Ratajik
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC
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TunnelWars is a 2D side scrolling parallax game written in C by Greg Ratajik. The latest release is on September 9, 1998, and is released under GNU General Public License.[19][20] It was written for the OS/2 operating system.

Balder2D Balder2dv1.0rc1.jpg June 14, 2008
GPL games
Balder2dv1.0rc1.jpg
Balder2D version 1.0 rc1 screenshot
Latest release1.0
Release dateJune 14, 2008
DevelopersBjørn Hansen, Reuben Lord
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
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Balder2D is a game that involves zero-gravity combat. The game is being developed by Bjørn Hansen and Reuben Lord. It is the successor of Balder3D. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License.[21]

Widelands Widelands-homepage.jpg 2021-06-15 RTS, Economic simulation, Online
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Widelands
Widelands-homepage.jpg
Four Tribes in Widelands Build 20
GenreRTS, Economic simulation, Online
Latest release1.0  (Announcement)
Release dateJune 15th, 2021
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++, Lua
LibrarySDL
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Widelands is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch: widelands

 

Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: widelands 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: widelands  
Gentoo Linux logo matte.svg Gentoo: games-strategy/widelands 
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: widelands 
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: widelands 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: widelands 
Flatpak logo.png Flatpak: org.widelands.Widelands 
24px FreeBSD: widelands 
24px Haiku: games-strategy/widelands


Widelands is a real-time strategy game. It uses the Simple DirectMedia Layer and is written in the C++ programming language.[22] The source code and media are licensed under the GNU General Public License.[23] Widelands has single-player campaigns as well as multi-player. It supports online play via their own meta-server as well as LAN and direct IP connection.

The latest release of Widelands is version 1.0 released on June 15th, 2021.[24]

The game is completely translated in three languages, and for twelve more languages translation is more than ⅔ complete.

Thunder&Lightning TnL.jpg 2007-11-10 Flight simulation, RTS
GPL games
TnL.jpg
Thunder&Lightning version 070827
GenreFlight simulation, RTS
Latest release071111
Release dateNovember 10, 2007
DeveloperJonas Eschenburg
Code licenseGPL
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Thunder&Lightning, or short TnL, is a futuristic flight simulation and real-time strategy game inspired by Carrier Command created by Jonas Eschenburg. It is licensed under GPL.[25]

The latest version is 071111, released on November 10, 2007.[26]

Armagetron Advanced Armagetronad02821.jpg 2020-12-01 Arcade games
Armagetron Advanced
Armagetronad02821.jpg
Armagetron Advanced
GenresArcade games
Latest release0.2.9.1  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 1st, 2020
DevelopersManuel Moos, Luke-Jr, Tank Program, and others
Code licenseGPLv2[27]
P. languageC++
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Armagetron Advanced is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch: armagetronad

Armagetron Advanced is a game based on the light cycle scene from the movie Tron. It has extensive multi-player and network support but also supports AI computer players. It is licensed under the GPLv2. The media license is unknown.

The Armagetron Advanced project was registered with SourceForge.net on June 2, 2004,[28]. Although there is a news post of the older Armagetron project dated March 29th, 2000[29]. The project's history goes back to 2000 when it was called 'Walls'.[30]

Transcend Transcend 0.3 shot small.png 2006-08-30 Arcade/shooter, music
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Transcend
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
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Transcend is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.[31] The latest version is 0.3 released on August 30, 2005.[32] 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.

SuperTux Supertux030.jpg 2021-12-23 Platform game
SuperTux
Supertux030.jpg
SuperTux v0.6.0
GenresPlatform game
Latest release0.6.3  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 23rd, 2021
DevelopersBill Kendrick, Ingo Ruhnke, others
Code licenseGPLv3[33]
Media licenseGPL[34], CC BY-SA[35]
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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SuperTux is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch: supertux

 

Slackware logo.svg Slackware: supertux 
Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: supertux 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: supertux  
Gentoo Linux logo matte.svg Gentoo: games-arcade/supertux 
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: supertux 
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: supertux 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: supertux 
Flatpak logo.png Flatpak: org.supertuxproject.SuperTux 
Snapcraft-logo.svg Snap: supertux 
24px FreeBSD: supertux 
24px Haiku: games-arcade/supertux

SuperTux is a 2D side-scrolling platform game featuring Tux the Linux penguin mascot, inspired by the Super Mario series.[36] It is programmed in C++.

SuperTux was originally created by Bill Kendrick. Ingo Ruhnke created many of the levels.

It is licensed under the GPLv3.[33]

Emilia Pinball Emiliapinball.png 2020-12-18 Arcade
Emilia Pinball
Emiliapinball.png
Emilia Pinball
GenreArcade
Latest release0.3.20201218  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 18th, 2020
DeveloperHenrik Enqvist
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++
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Emilia Pinball is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Emilia Pinball is a pinball simulator created by Henrik Enqvist[37]. It is licensed under the GPL.[38] 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.[39] It was written in the C++ programming language.[40]

Battle Tanks Battle Tanks.jpg 2009-12-30 Arcade
GPL games
Battle Tanks.jpg
GenreArcade
Latest releaseversion 0.9.8083  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 30th, 2009
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseGPLv2
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Battle Tanks is an arcade battle game. The game's source code and media are licensed under the GNU General Public License.[41] The latest version of the game is version 0.8.7686 announced on September 3rd, 2008.[42]

Neverball Neverball140.jpg 2014-05-21 Puzzle
Neverball
Neverball140.jpg
Screenshot of Neverball v1.4.0
GenrePuzzle
Latest release1.6.0  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 21st, 2014
DeveloperRobert Kooima
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL[43]
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Neverball is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Neverball is a game of skill in which the player guides a ball through various obstacle courses by tilting the entire level. The game, including the media, is licensed under the GPL. There is a game based on Neverball, called Neverputt.

OpenCity Opencity.png 2015-03-15 City building game
OpenCity
Opencity.png
GenreCity building game
Latest release0.0.6.5
Release dateMarch 15th, 2015
DeveloperDuong-Khang Nguyen
Code licenseGPL
EngineOGRE
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL, OpenGL
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OpenCity is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

OpenCity is a 3D city building game started in 2003 by Duong-Khang Nguyen, licensed under the GPL.[44]. It's coded in C++, uses the OpenGL and SDL libraries and the OGRE rendering engine. While it's similar to SimCity, it is not intended to be a direct clone.

The last stable release, 0.0.6.5, was released on March 15th, 2015.[45]

BomberClone Bomberclone.jpg November 12th, 2010 Arcade games
GPL games
Bomberclone.jpg
GenreArcade games
Latest release0.11.9 [46]
Release dateNovember 12th, 2010
DeveloperSteffen Pohle
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
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BomberClone is an AtomicBomberMan clone started by Steffen Pohle. Both data and the source are licensed under the GPL.[47][48]

Battles of Antargis BattleForAntargis.jpg 2008-01-01 RTS
GPL games
BattleForAntargis.jpg
Screenshot of Battles of Antargis
GenreRTS
Latest release0.2.1.5
Release dateJanuary 1, 2008
DeveloperDavid Kamphausen
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL (minor exceptions)
P. languagesC and Ruby
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The Battles of Antargis is an RTS set in the medieval ages written by David Kamphausen. It is in an early development stage and is licensed under the GPL.[49] The latest version of the game is 0.2.1.5 released on January 1, 2008.

It is written in C and Ruby.

TuxKart TuxKart 0.4.0 TT together.png
GPL games
TuxKart 0.4.0 TT together.png
TK 0.4.0, the first track: “Tux Tollway”
Latest release0.4.0
DevelopersSteve Baker, Oliver Baker
Code licenseGPL
LibraryPLIB
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TuxKart is a racing game featuring the Linux kernel mascot, Tux. It was written by Steve and Oliver Baker. The codebase was eventually forked by the GoTH development team as the basis for SuperTuxKart.[50] It is licensed under the GPL.[51] The latest version of the game is 0.4.0. It uses PLIB, a game development library.[52]

PrimeShooter PrimeShooter-more action.png 2010-03-22 Arcade, educational
PrimeShooter
PrimeShooter-more action.png
GenresArcade, educational
Release dateMarch 22nd, 2010
DeveloperPhilip Dorrell
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseGPLv2
P. languageECMAScript
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PrimeShooter is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.

Oolite Oolite-debian-2441.png 2020-08-30 Space simulation
Oolite
Oolite-debian-2441.png
Oolite
GenreSpace simulation
Latest release1.90  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 30th, 2020
DeveloperGiles Williams, Jens Ayton
Code licenseGPLv2+[53]
Media licenseGPLv2+[53]
P. languageObjective-C
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Oolite is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Slackware logo.svg Slackware: oolite 
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: oolite  
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: oolite 
24px FreeBSD: oolite

Oolite is a space simulation game inspired by the game Elite. Both the source code and media are licensed under the GPL (version 2 or later).[53] Oolite is programmed in the Objective-C programming language and uses OpenGL. It is available for the Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows operating systems. This game requires 3D hardware acceleration.

GLtron GLtron - 1 movie.png December 14th, 2003
GPL games
GLtron - 1 movie.png
GLtron 0.61
Latest release0.70
Release dateDecember 14th, 2003
DeveloperAndreas Umbach
Code licenseGPL
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GLtron is a game written by Andreas Umbach, inspired by the movie Tron. It is licensed under the GPL.[54] The latest version of the game is 0.70 on December 14th, 2003.[55]

LordsAWar! Screenshot-LordsAWar!.png 2020-04-29 TBS
LordsAWar!
Screenshot-LordsAWar!.png
A random map, with 8 players, and 20 cities.
GenreTBS
Latest release0.3.2  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 29nd, 2020
DeveloperBen Asselstine and others.
Code licenseGPL[56]
Media licenseGPL[57]
P. language C++
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Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: lordsawar

LordsAWar! is a GPL, turn-based strategy game which is intended to be similar to Warlords II. It was created from the original C++ code base of the old Freelords project. Freelords has subsequently been restarted and has switched to Java.[58] LordsAWar! was written by Ben Asselstine.[59]

Black Shades Elite Blackshadeselite screenshot4.jpg FPS
Black Shades Elite
Blackshadeselite screenshot4.jpg
GenreFPS
Code licenseGPL version 2.0
Media licenseGPL version 2.0
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Black Shades Elite is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Black Shades Elite is a fork of the game Black Shades, originally written by David Rosen and ported to linux by icculus.org. It is licensed under GPLv2 or later.[60]

Powermanga Powermanga linux1.png 2015-06-25 Arcade game
Powermanga
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
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Powermanga is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Powermanga is a 2D shooting arcade game. It is licensed under GPLv3.[61] The latest version of the game is 0.93 released on September 20th, 2014. While beginning as a C++ game, Powermanga now uses C99.

Interstate Outlaws no image August 15, 2007
GPL games
Latest releasealpha 0.1.3b
Release dateAugust 15, 2007
Code licensesGPL
P. languagesC++, Python
LibrariesCrystal Space, CEL, ODE
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Interstate Outlaws is a vehicle combat game. The latest version of the game is alpha 0.1.3b, released on August 15, 2007.[62] This game is licensed under the GPL.[63] It uses the engine Crystal Space, along with CEL and ODE.

Search and Rescue Search-And-Rescue.jpg 2011-08-07 Flight simulation
Search and Rescue
Search-And-Rescue.jpg
GenreFlight simulation
Latest release1.4.0
Release date2011-08-07
DeveloperWolfPack Entertainment
Code licenseGPL[64]
Media licenseGPL[65]
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Search and Rescue is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Search and Rescue is a 3D helicopter-based air rescue flight simulator game written by WolfPack Entertainment. The latest version of the game is 1.4.0 released on 2011-08-07. It is licensed under GPL.[66]

It has simple, not very realistic, controls, and is mission-based.

SABRE SABRE 0.2.4b.png 1999 Flight Simulation
GPL games
SABRE 0.2.4b.png
SABRE 0.2.4b
GenreFlight Simulation
Latest release0.2.4b
Release date1999
DevelopersDan Hammer, Antti Barck,
the xpm file in Debian contributed by Robert Cleaver Ancell
Code licenseGPL
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A screenshot from Debian

SABRE is a fighter plane simulator for X11 or svgalib, which takes place in the Korean war.[67] The latest version of the game is 0.2.4b in 1999.

Mah-Jong Mah-Jong - 11.png 2020-06-26 Gambling
GPL games
Mah-Jong - 11.png
GenreGambling
Latest release1.16  (Announcement)
Release dateJune 26th, 2020
DeveloperJulian Bradfield
Code licenseGPLv2
P. languageC
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Mah-Jong is a client‐server set of programs for playing Mah-Jong written in the C programming language by Julian Bradfield, in the Chinese Classical style, against other users (locally or over a network), against programmed players, or both.

Though the game is licensed under the GPL, the author requests that any derived works respect the protocol definition, and that incompatible modifications are not distributed under the same name.

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++
LibrarySDL
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GPL Arcade Volleyball is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.[68] It is licensed under the GPL.

Stormbaan Coureur Coureurshot.png 2008-06-11 Physics simulation, Racing game
GPL games
Coureurshot.png
Stormbaan Coureur 2.0.0
GenresPhysics simulation, Racing game
Latest release2.1.6[69][70]
Release date2008-06-11
DeveloperBram Stolk
Code licenseBefore 2.1.4: GPL v2 or later
Since 2.1.4: GPLv3 or later.[71]
Media licenseBefore 2.1.4: GPL v2 or later
Since 2.1.4: GPLv3 or later.[72]
EngineODE
P. languageC++
LibraryPLIB
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Stormbaan Coureur is a simulated obstacle course for automobiles, written in C++ using the Open Dynamics Engine and the PLIB library. Formerly known as Sturmbahnfahrer.

Crashtest Crashtest.png Physics simulation
GPL games
Crashtest.png
Crashtest
GenrePhysics simulation
Latest release1.1[73]
DeveloperBram Stolk
Code licenseGPL[74]
Media licenseGPL[74]
EngineODE
P. languageC++
LibraryPLIB
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Crashtest is a crash test simulator, written in C++ using the Open Dynamics Engine and PLIB.

TORCS TORCS.jpg 2016-05-26 racing game
TORCS
TORCS.jpg
TORCS
Genreracing game
Latest release1.3.7  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 26, 2016
Code licenseGPL[75][76]
Media licenseData: FAL[77][78]
EngineRARS-based
P. languageC++
LibraryGLUT, PLIB
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TORCS is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Slackware logo.svg Slackware: torcs 
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: torcs 
Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: torcs 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: torcs  
Gentoo Linux logo matte.svg Gentoo: games-sports/torcs 
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: torcs 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: torcs 
Flatpak logo.png Flatpak: net.sourceforge.torcs 
24px FreeBSD: torcs

TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator) is a racing and programming game based on RARS. The source code is licensed under the GPL while the data are licensed under the FAL. TORCS itself is forked as Speed Dreams

Arena of Honour Aoh.jpg 2005-01-11 FPS
GPL games
Aoh.jpg
Arena of Honour 0.83
GenreFPS
Latest release0.83
Release dateJanuary 11th, 2005
DevelopersArtur Hallmann, Nils Keller[79]
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Arena of Honour is a multiplayer first-person shooter game written by Artur hallman and Nils Keller. The latest release of the game is version .83 on January 11, 2005. [80] It is written in the C++ programming language.

Project Alexandria no image
Project Alexandria
DeveloperSixth Floor Labs
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languagesPython
LibraryPygame
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Project Alexandria is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Project Alexandria is a space combat game by Sixth Floor Labs. All content and code are licensed under the GPL.[81]

GearHead GearHead screen.png 2019-02-07 Roguelike RPG
GearHead
GearHead screen.png
World map of GearHead
GenresRoguelike RPG
Latest release1.310  (Announcement)
Release dateFebruary 7th, 2019
DeveloperJoesph Hewitt
Code licensesLGPL
Media licensesLGPL
P. languageFree Pascal
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GearHead is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: gearhead 
Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: gearhead-sdl 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: gearhead1  
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: gearhead 
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: gearhead1 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: gearhead-sdl

GearHead is a futuristic roguelike game, created by Joseph Hewitt. GearHead 1 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 mecha. A sequel, creatively named GearHead 2, is in the making. It is licensed under the LGPL[82].

Crimson Fields Crimson Fields - screen17.png March 1, 2009 TBS
Crimson Fields
Crimson Fields - screen17.png
Crimson Fields, 0.5.0
GenreTBS
Latest release0.5.3
Release dateMarch 1, 2009
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC/C++
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Crimson Fields is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Crimson Fields is a tactical turn-based war game of two opposing sides (Empire of Kand and Free Nexus Army). Facing either the computer or another player, turns are taken to move various military units and attack the opposition. As of 2011-07-26, the latest version of the game is 0.5.3 released on March 1st, 2009.[83].It is licensed under the GPL.[84]

Radakan Radakan.png 2010-05-05 RPG
Radakan
Radakan.png
User interface of Radakan
GenreRPG
Latest release0.1.0
Release date2010-05-05
DevelopersTinus and others[85]
Code licenseGPL[86]
Media licenseCC-BY-SA[87]
P. languagePython
LibraryPyQt4
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Radakan is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Radakan is a single-player RPG in a unique fantasy setting, driven by a freedom-of-choice environment, with focus on true role-playing instead of combat.[88]

Gusanos Gusanos 0.9c.png January 31, 2006 Shooter
GUSANOS
Gusanos 0.9c.png
GenreShooter
Latest release0.9c
Release dateJanuary 31, 2006
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
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GUSANOS is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

GUSANOS is a Liero clone that is licensed under the GPL. The latest release of the game is 0.9c on January 31st, 2006.

Construo Construo - screenshot 0.2.0-2.png April 10, 2013
Construo
Construo - screenshot 0.2.0-2.png
Construo version 0.2.0
Latest release0.2.3
Release dateApril 10, 2013
DeveloperIngo Ruhnke
Code licenseGPL
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Construo is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Construo is a construction game written by Ingo Ruhnke and licensed under the GPL. The latest version of the game is 0.2.3 released on April 10th, 2013.

Bloodmasters Bloodmasters - dbimage.jpg 2007-05-02 Top-down shooter, Arcade
Bloodmasters
Bloodmasters - dbimage.jpg
GenreTop-down shooter, Arcade
Latest release1.2
Release dateMay 2nd, 2007
DeveloperPascal vd Heiden
Code licenseGPL
LibrariesMicrosoft .NET, DirectX
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Bloodmasters is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.

Heroes of Wesnoth Heroes of Wesnoth.png 2009-09-03 RPG
Heroes of Wesnoth
Heroes of Wesnoth.png
Heroes of Wesnoth
GenreRPG
Latest release0.1.2  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 3th, 2009
DeveloperJon Ander
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Heroes of Wesnoth is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Heroes of Wesnoth is a RPG, written by Jon Ander[89], and set in the universe of Battle for Wesnoth. The last version of the game is 0.1.2, released on September 3th, 2009.[90] It is licensed under the GPLv3. [91] It is written in the C++ programming language and uses the SDL library.[92]

Micropolis Micropolis - big city.png 2013-12-01 City building game
Micropolis
Micropolis - big city.png
Micropolis
GenreCity building game
Latest release1.6  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 1st, 2013
DeveloperDon Hopkins
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3
P. languageJava, C++, Python, Tcl
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Micropolis is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Micropolis is a free city building game that is based on the fork of the Unix port of the game SimCity.[93] The game was released under the GPLv3 by the company EA for the OLPC project.[93] It is licensed under the GPLv3.[93]

Lincity Lincity 1.12pre48 power.png 2004-07-09 City building
Lincity
Lincity 1.12pre48 power.png
Lincity 1.12pre48
Genre City building
Latest release1.13.1
Release date2004-07-09
DeveloperI J Peters
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC
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Lincity is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Lincity is a city building simulation game. The latest stable version is Version 1.12.1, released on August 13, 2004.[94] It is originally written by I J Peters and licensed under the GPL.[95] It is written in the C programming language.[96]

Infon Battle Arena Infon Battle Arena - Joined.jpg 2006-10-01 Life simulation, RTS, Programming
Infon Battle Arena
Infon Battle Arena - Joined.jpg
2D renderer
GenresLife simulation, RTS, Programming
Latest release265
Release dateFebruary 25th, 2008
DeveloperFlorian Wesch
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC, Lua
LibrariesSDL
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Infon Battle Arena is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Infon Battle Arena is a real-time multiplayer programming game written by Florian Wesch. You control your creatures using the Lua programming language and let them compete for food and survival against other players. The game is client/server based and is playable over the internet. Players can upload code at any moment to update their code or fix bugs while the game is running in realtime. It is written in the C and Lua programming language using the SDL library. The latest release is 265 released on February 25th, 2008.[97] The media and the source code are both licensed under the GPL.

Codewars no image December 31th, 2004[98] Programming
GPL games
GenreProgramming
Latest release0.3.0 RC4
Release dateDecember 31th, 2004[99]
DevelopersTimo Hallek, Ronny Peine
Code licenseGPL
P. languagesPerl, C++
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Codewars is a programming game written by Timo Hallek and Ronny Peine.[100] The latest version of the game is 0.3.0 RC4 on December 31th, 2004. It is licensed under the GPL. The game was written in the C++ and Perl programming languages.[101]

Balder3D Balder3D.png 2003-10-26 FPS
Balder3D
Balder3D.png
Balder3D Screenshot
GenreFPS
Latest release0.20[102]
Release dateOct. 26th, 2003
DeveloperBjørn Hansen
Code licenseGPL
EnginesCrystal Space, Game Networking Engine
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Balder3D is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Balder3D is a GPL zero-gravity first-person shooter game created by Bjørn Hansen.

Peragro Tempus Peragrotempuscastle.jpg RPG
GPL games
Peragrotempuscastle.jpg
Peragro Tempus
GenreRPG
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseCreative_Commons_Attribution-ShareAlike
EngineCrystal_Space
P. languageC++
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Peragro Tempus was to be a free multiplayer online role-playing game with a persistent world, which evolves according to nature and its inhabitants (players and NPCs). It has been in development since 2005, and is being built by a dedicated group of volunteers. Peragro Tempus was written in C++.

Maniadrive ManiaDrive 1.2 b4tab.png August 21th, 2006 Racing
Maniadrive
ManiaDrive 1.2 b4tab.png
Version 1.2, Beginners track 4
GenreRacing
Latest release1.2
Release dateAugust 21th, 2006
Developersxfennec
Code licenseGPL
Media licensesGPL (art)
Music: CC BY-NC-SA, some under CC BY-SA.[103]
EngineRaydium
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Maniadrive is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Maniadrive is a racing clone of Trackmania written by an author with the pseudonym xfennec. The latest version of the game is 1.2 released on August 21st, 2006.[104] The code is licensed under the GPL, while some of the media are also under the GPL but some are licensed under CC-BY-SA.

Maniadrive is flagship game of Raydium 3D engine. Game contains level editor and there are community forums where homemade tracks are showed.

The music is released under the non-free CC BY-NC-SA license, but a fully-free version, with non-free music removed, exists. See Fedora repository for freed packages with replacement soundtrack.[103]

Advanced Strategic Command AdvancedStrategicCommand.jpg 2015-12-06 Turn-based strategy
Advanced Strategic Command
AdvancedStrategicCommand.jpg
Advanced Strategic Command
GenreTurn-based strategy
Latest release2.6.1  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 6th, 2015
Code licenseGPLv2[105]
Media licenseGPLv2[105]
P. languageC++
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Advanced Strategic Command is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Advanced Strategic Command is a turn based strategy game in the tradition of Battle Isle.

ASC can be played against the computer or against other players.

Slune Slune.jpeg January 12, 2019
Slune
Slune.jpeg
Latest release1.0.16
Release dateJanuary 12, 2019
DeveloperJean-Baptiste Lamy (Jiba) / Nekeme Prod.
Code licenseGPL
P. languagePython
LibrariesOpenGL, Glew, SDL, Cal3D
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Slune is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Slune is an action game. The latest version of the game is 1.0.9 on August 8th, 2005. It is written in the Python programming language using the SDL library. It was written by Jean-Baptiste Lamy.

Avanor Avanor - Screenshot.jpg 2006-05-30 Rogue-like, RPG
GPL games
Avanor - Screenshot.jpg
GenresRogue-like, RPG
Latest release0.5.8  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 30th, 2006
DevelopersBrian Angeletti, Siarhei Sianashka, Vadim Gaidukevich
Code licenseGPL
P. languagesC++, Lua
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Avanor is a rogue-like RPG. It is written in the C++ and the Lua programming languages.[106] The latest version of the game is 0.5.8 released on May 30th, 2006.[107] It is licensed under the GPL.[108]

Bastet Bastet 0.41 cropped.png May 29th, 2014 Tetris
Bastet
Bastet 0.41 cropped.png
Bastet 0.41 (a cropped screenshot)
GenreTetris
Latest release0.43.1[109]
Release dateMay 29th, 2014
DeveloperFederico Poloni, based on Petris by Peter Seidler (until v0.43)
Code licenseGNU GPL 2+; v0.43 under GPLv3+
Media licenseno media
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Bastet is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Bastet is a tetris clone that stand for Bastard Tetris. It based on Petris, a public domain Tetris clone by Peter Seidler, and developed by Federico Poloni, with a complete rewrite at version 0.43. As of 2015-01-07, the latest version of the game is 0.43.1. It is licensed under GPLv3+. Version 0.37 was the first public release of the game. It is written in C++.[110]

Vertigo (game) Vertigo 0007.gif 2002-04-10 Flight simulator
Vertigo
Vertigo 0007.gif
Vertigo
GenreFlight simulator
Latest release0.26
Release dateApril, 10th 2002
DeveloperAnton Norup Sørensen
Code licenseGNU GPL
P. languageC
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Vertigo is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
This article is about the game. For the person, see Vertigo (person).

Vertigo is a flight simulator written by Anton Norup Sørensen. It is written in the C programming language.

The last version, 0.26, was released in April 2002. No further development is done.[111] The source is licensed under the GNU GPL, while the binaries are freeware and cannot be sold.[112]

Crack Attack! Crack-attack-debgt20080921.png Tetris-like
Crack Attack!
Crack-attack-debgt20080921.png
GenreTetris-like
Latest release1.1.14
DevelopersDaniel Nelson, Andrew Sayman
Code licenseGPL
LibrariesGLUT, SDL, cairo
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Crack Attack! is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Crack Attack! is a puzzle game by Daniel Nelson and Andrew Sayman which is a clone of Nintendo's Tetris Attack. It is written using the SDL and GLUT library. It is licensed under the GPL. As of 2011-07-26, the latest version of the game is 1.1.14.

Blades of Exile Blades of Exile - combat1.png 2015-03-15 RPG
Blades of Exile
Blades of Exile - combat1.png
A combat
GenreRPG
Latest releaseNightly builds  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 15th, 2015
DeveloperSpiderweb Software
Code licenseGPLv2[113]
Media licenseGPLv2[113]
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Blades of Exile is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Blades of Exile is an RPG of the Exile series, released in 1997 by Spiderweb Software for the Windows and Macintosh platforms. The game was created after the main trilogy and provides three little scenarios and a scenario editor.

Jeff Vogel released the game in 2008 and licensed the source code and media under the GPL.[113] There has been some work done on bringing the game to GNU+Linux based on the free source code.[114]

Slime Volley Slime Volley.png 2010-07-18 Sport
Slime Volley
Slime Volley.png
A party
GenreSport
Latest release2.4.2
Release date2010-07-18
DevelopersMCMic, VinDuv
Code licenseGPLv3
P. languageC
LibrarySDL
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Slime Volley is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Slime Volley is a 2D side volleyball game. The version 2.2 is a clone of Blobby Volley. With the unstable version 2.3 the game allow to play from 2 to 6 players (AI, or human in both local or network). It was written in the C programming language using the SDL library. It is licensed under the GPLv3.

LegacyClone LegacyClone.jpg June 11th, 2008 City building game, Economic, Online
LegacyClone
LegacyClone.jpg
GenreCity building game, Economic, Online
Latest release0.1.4
Release dateJune 11th, 2008
DevelopersDaou, Mr Matt, and SnapDragon
Code licenseGPL
P. languageJava
LibrarySwing
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LegacyClone is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

LegacyClone is an online city and economic simulator. It allow players in a persistent world to play as mayors/presidents, build factories and trade goods with other players. The latest release of the game is 0.1.4 on June 11th, 2008. It is written in the Java programming language using the Swing library.[115] The developers are Mr Matt, Daou, and SnapDragon(real names unknown).[116]

PyRacerz PyRacerz.png October 16th, 2005 racing
GPL games
PyRacerz.png
Genreracing
Latest release0.2
Release dateOctober 16th, 2005
DeveloperJujucece
Code licenseGPLv2
P. languagePython
LibraryPygame
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

PyRacerz is a racing game written in the python library with the pygame library.[117] It is licensed under the terms of the GPL v2.[118] The latest version of the game is 0.2 released on October 16th 2005.

MUSoSu Musosu.png 2008-04-02 Sudoku puzzle
GPL games
Musosu.png
GenreSudoku puzzle
Latest release0.9.6  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 2nd, 2008
DeveloperMarios Visvardis
Code licenseGPL
P. languageJava
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

MUSoSu is a Sudoku puzzle game (generator and solver) written in the Java programming language by Marios Visvardis. It is also partially themeable and platform independent. It is licensed under the GPL.[119]

XBlast Xblast.jpg June 16th, 2006 Multiplayer,Side-scroller,Arcade
XBlast
Xblast.jpg
GenresMultiplayer,Side-scroller,Arcade
Latest release2.10.4
Release dateJune 16th, 2006
DevelopersXBlast development team
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC
LibrariesX11
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XBlast is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.[120] It is written in the C programming language.[121] It is licensed under GPLv2.[122]

LBreakout2 Lbreakout2.png 2015-10-17 Arcade
LBreakout2
Lbreakout2.png
GenreArcade
Latest release2.6.5  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 17th, 2015
DeveloperMichael Speck
Code licenseGPLv2 [123]
Media licenseGPLv2 [124]
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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LBreakout2 is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

LBreakout2 is a breakout clone written by Michael Speck and is the successor to LBreakout. It uses the SDL library. The latest version of the game is 2.6.5 on October 17th, 2015. It won the No Starch Press SDL Game Contest. It is licensed under the terms of the GPLv2.[125]

There's a remake of the game with improved graphics, LBreakoutHD.

Pathological Pathological 1.1.3 1.png July 17, 2003
GPL games
Pathological 1.1.3 1.png
Screenshot of Pathological 1.1.3
Latest release1.1.3
Release dateJuly 17, 2003
DevelopersJohn-Paul Gignac, Matthias Le Bidan (soundtrack), Carrie Bloomfield (logo), Mike Brenneman (board designs; artwork based on his work), Kim Gignac (artwork); other people in credits: T. Francis Chen, Steve Mills, Paul Preney, Paul Prescod, Alesh Slovak, Peter Tkacz, Dale Wick
Code licenseGPLv2+
Media licenseGPLv2+
P. languagePython
LibraryPygame
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Pathological is a puzzle game similar to “Logical” by Rainbow Arts, written by John-Paul Gignac who was inspired by Frozen Bubble. It is written in the Python programming language using the Pygame library. It is licensed under the GPL. The latest version of the game is 1.1.3 released on July 17, 2003. This game does not require 3D hardware acceleration.

PrBoom PrBoom.png 2008-11-09 FPS engine
PrBoom
PrBoom.png
PrBoom
GenreFPS engine
Latest release2.5.0  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 9th, 2008
DeveloperColin Robert Phipps, Nicolas Kalkhof, Jess Haas, Florian Schulze
Code licenseGPLv2; the official version contained non-free works, which were removed in Debian.
Media licenseGPLv2; the official version contained non-free works, which were removed in Debian. Levels not included, see Freedoom.
P. languageC
LibrarySDL, GLUT
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PrBoom is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: prboom

PrBoom is a derivative of many forks and ports of the Doom source code.

It can be used together with the Freedoom data.

Meritous Meritous.png 2019-02-26 RPG
GPL games
Meritous.png
GenreRPG
Latest release1.5
Release date2019-02-26
DevelopersLancer-X/ASCEAI
Code licenseGPLv3+
Media licensesGPLv3+; uncertain (music)[126]
P. languageC
LibrarySDL
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Meritous is an action RPG game written by Lancer-X/ASCEAI.[127] It is licensed under the GPLv3+, except for the music, whose license was uncertain for Debian in 2008.[128][129][126]

Trip on the Funny Boat Trip-on-the-Funny-Boat.jpg March 27, 2007 side-scrolling arcade shooter
Trip on the Funny Boat
Trip-on-the-Funny-Boat.jpg
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.
LibraryPixelPerfect
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Trip on the Funny Boat is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.

OpenRTS OpenRTS.jpg 2006-04-22 RTS
OpenRTS
OpenRTS.jpg
GenreRTS
Latest release0.2
Release dateApril 22, 2006
DeveloperAndreas Røsdal
Code licenseGPL
P. languagePython
LibrariesPygame, PGU
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OpenRTS is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

OpenRTS, also known as arrakis, is an isometric real-time strategy game written in Python, using Pygame and PGU, released under the GNU General Public License.[130] It is written by Andreas Røsdal.

SuperTuxKart Supertuxkart-0.8.1-screenshot-4.png 2021-09-28 Racing game

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SuperTuxKart
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SuperTuxKart
GenreRacing game
Latest release1.3  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 28th, 2021
Code licenseGPLv3[131]
Media licenseSince version 0.8 all free licenses (Gnu GPL 2.0 and 3.0+, Creative-Commons-BY(-SA) 3.0, Public Domain)[132]
P. languageC++
LibraryIrrlicht fork, Bullet and OpenAL
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SuperTuxKart is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
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UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: supertuxkart 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: supertuxkart 
Flatpak logo.png Flatpak: net.supertuxkart.SuperTuxKart 
Snapcraft-logo.svg Snap: supertuxkart 
24px FreeBSD: supertuxkart 
24px Haiku: games-action/supertuxkart

SuperTuxKart is a racing game featuring the Linux kernel mascot Tux and other Free Software mascots such as Suzanne from Blender or Beastie from FreeBSD. It is an enhanced fork of TuxKart.[133][134] It is written in the C++ programming language. It uses Antarctica (a heavily modified version of Irrlicht engine) for graphics and OpenAL for sounds.[135]

SuperTuxKart was worked on by the GotM team through July to December 2004.[136]

BuggyGame Buggygame.jpg March 28th, 2007 Side-scrolling games
buggyGame
Buggygame.jpg
Screenshot of buggyGame
GenresSide-scrolling games
Latest release0.3
Release dateMarch 28th, 2007
DeveloperChris Hopp
Code licenseGPL v2[137]
Media licenseFree Art License[137]
P. languagePython
LibraryPygame
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buggyGame is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

buggyGame is a single-player side-scrolling survival-exploration game where a moon buggy is driven across the surface of Earth and Moon. Written by Chris Hopp during the Ludum Dare competition the game uses the Python programming language and the Pygame library.

The story goes that the player is an astronaut about to explore the moon, but his/her buggy just bluescreened (apparently, it was written using the Evil Empire's code). The player must now manually navigate his/her frail buggy to his/her rocket to win.

The code is licensed under the GPL v2 while the media is licensed under the Free Art License.[137]

Brain Workshop Brain-Workshop.png 2015-07-10 Puzzle
Brain Workshop
Brain-Workshop.png
GenresPuzzle
Latest release4.8.7  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 10th, 2015
DeveloperPaul Hoskinson, Jonathan Toomim
Code licenseGPL
P. languagePython
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Brain Workshop is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Brain Workshop is a puzzle game designed for the purpose of mental exercise written by Paul Hoskinson.[138]The latest version of the game is 4.8.1 released on October 12,th, 2010.[139] It is written in the Python programming language and is licensed under the GPL.[140]

GalaxyMage GalaxyMage.jpg 2006-03-26 RPG
GalaxyMage
GalaxyMage.jpg
GalaxyMage
GenreRPG
Latest release0.3.0  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 26th, 2006
DeveloperColin McMillen
Code licenseGPL
P. languagePython
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GalaxyMage is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

GalaxyMage is a free, open-source tactical RPG. The project began in late 2005(Registered on GNA.org on November 10, 2005) and was founded by Colin McMillen. It is licensed under GPLv2.[141] There were several public releases up until March 2006. The last official release is version 0.3.

The project itself is now considered defunct. The official website is no longer functional. However, people still interested in seeing the game's progress can still access GalaxyMage's Gna project page.

Liberal Crime Squad Liberal Crime Squad.png 2021-08-18 Political, turn-based strategy, text
GPL games
Liberal Crime Squad.png
GenrePolitical, turn-based strategy, text
Latest release4.12.61  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 18th, 2021
PlatformsWindows, Linux, Mac, Android
Code licenseGPLv2
Media license(no media)
P. languageC++
LibraryCurses
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

A game made by Bay 12 Games that was closed source until version 3.05 was released under the GPL.[142]


LinCity-NG Lincity-ng-2.0.png November 4th, 2007, January 25th, 2009 City building game
GPL games
Lincity-ng-2.0.png
a city in LinCity-NG 2.0
GenreCity building game
Latest release1.1.2(stable), 2.0
Release dateNovember 4th, 2007, January 25th, 2009
DeveloperGotM
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL/CC-BY-SA 2.0 dual licence
LibrarySDL
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UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: lincity-ng 
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: lincity-ng 
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Snapcraft-logo.svg Snap: lincity-ng 
24px FreeBSD: lincity-ng 
24px Haiku: games-simulation/lincity_ng

LinCity-NG is a city building game that is the successor to and fork of LinCity. It is being developed by members of the Happypenguin's Game of the Month project.[143]The stable latest version of the game is 1.1.2 released on November 4, 2007. The latest unstable release is 2.0 released on January 25th, 2009.[144] It used the SDL library.[145]

Annchienta Fall-of-Imiryn.png February 13th, 2009 RPG
Annchienta
Fall-of-Imiryn.png
GenreRPG
Latest releasesvn902
Release dateFebruary 13th, 2009
DeveloperJasper Van der Jeugt
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++
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Annchienta is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Annchienta is a single-player role-playing game engine written by Jasper Van der Jeugt. It takes place in a 2d, tile-based isometric fantasy world. It is licensed under the GPL. [146] The latest version of the engine is svn902, released on February 13th, 2009.[147]It is written in the C++ programming language.

SDL Asylum Asylum.jpg 2009-08-17 Action
SDL Asylum
Asylum.jpg
SDL Asylum
GenreAction
Latest release0.3.2  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 17th, 2009
PlatformsWindows, Linux
DeveloperAndy Southgate (original), Hugh Robinson (C port)
Code licensePublic domain (original),
GPLv3+ (C port) [148]
Media licensePublic domain [148]
P. languageC
LibrarySDL, OpenGL
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SDL Asylum is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

SDL 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.

PSY PONG 3D no image January 2nd, 2009. pong
PSY PONG 3D
Genrepong
Latest release0.9
Release dateJanuary 2nd, 2009.
Developerquetzyg
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC
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PSY PONG 3D is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

PSY PONG 3D is a 3D pong clone.

Domino On Acid Domino On Acid - screenshot.png 2009-12-23 Puzzle
Domino On Acid
Domino On Acid - screenshot.png
Domino On Acid
GenrePuzzle
Latest release2009.12.22
Release dateDecember, 23rd, 2009
DeveloperMatthias S. Benkmann
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseGPLv2
P. languageJava
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Domino On Acid is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Domino is a natural deduction visualization in the form of a game of unusual dominoes. It was written in Java by Matthias Benkmann starting in 2000. It was licensed under the GPLv2.

This a colorful variant of dominoes is a simple matching game. The inference rules of natural deduction are the basis for the game. Proof of a tautology are coded as solvable level.

Osgg Osgg.jpg January 01 st, 2009 Arcade
Osgg
Osgg.jpg
GenresArcade
Latest release0.9
Release dateJanuary 01 st, 2009
DeveloperJimmy Christensen
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibrariesSDL, OpenGL
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Osgg is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

osgg is a Side-scroller/arcade lunar-lander-like game. It is written by Jimmy Christensen and licensed under the GPLv3.[149][150] 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.

Tetzle Tetzle.png 2021-09-23 Jigsaw puzzle
Tetzle
Tetzle.png
GenreJigsaw puzzle
Latest release2.2.0  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 23rd, 2021
DeveloperGraeme Gott
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibraryQt
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Tetzle is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Tetzle is a jigsaw puzzle game written by Graeme Gott.[151] The game's latest version is 2.1.6 released on April 20th 2020. It is licensed under the GPL. It is written in the C++ programming language using the Qt library. The game's website features an optional tipping section near the downloads, as a pay what you want model.

BRIQUOLO Briquolo-0.5-briquolo02.jpg 2008-03-24
GPL games
Briquolo-0.5-briquolo02.jpg
Latest release0.5.7  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 24th, 2008
Code licenseGPL v2
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

BRIQUOLO is a 3D clone of the game Breakout.

Blinken BlinKen.png 2021-12-09 Memory
Blinken
BlinKen.png
GenreMemory
Latest release21.12.0  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 9th, 2021
DevelopersAlbert Astals Cid, artwork and documentation by Danny Allen, a font by Steve Jordi
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licensesGPLv2; documentation under the GFDL
P. languageC++
LibraryKDE libraries
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Blinken is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Blinken is the KDE implementation of the memory game “Simon Says”, similar to its hardware implementation called “Simon”.

It is a part of the KDE Education Project (KDEEdu).

Cheese Boys Cheeseboys.png April 26th, 2009 RPG
GPL games
Cheeseboys.png
GenreRPG
Latest release0.2.0
Release dateApril 26th, 2009
DeveloperKeul
Code licenseGPL
P. languagePython
LibraryPygame
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Cheese Boys is an RPG game written in Python using the Pygame library by Keul (Luca Fabbri).[152] The latest version of the game is 0.2.0 released on April 26th 2009.[153] It is licensed under the GPL.[154]

FreeCol FreeCol.jpg 2015-10-17 TBS, Economic simulation
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FreeCol
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FreeCol
GenreTBS, Economic simulation
Latest release0.11.6  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 17th, 2015
Code licenseGPL
P. languageJava
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FreeCol is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
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FreeCol is a TBS clone of Sid Meier's Colonization. It is written in the Java programming language and licensed under the GPL.[155]

In February 2007, it received the Sourceforge.net Project of the Month award. [156]

Xconq Xconq.jpg May 20th, 2004 TBS, Multiplayer
GPL games
Xconq.jpg
GenreTBS, Multiplayer
Latest release7.5pre
Release dateMay 20th, 2004
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Xconq is a system for creating strategy games. It have the ability for online play and have built-in support for many types of game. It is licensed under the GPL.[157] The latest version of the game is 7.5pre released on May 20th, 2004.[158]

Snowballs Snowballs.jpg December 1st, 2009 Online multiplayer
Speed Dreams Speed-Dreams.jpg 2016-04-18 racing game
Speed Dreams
Speed-Dreams.jpg
Genreracing game
Latest release2.2.1  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 18th, 2016
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseData: FAL
EngineTORCS-based
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Speed Dreams is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
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Speed Dreams - an Open Motorsport Sim is a racing and programming game based on TORCS[159]. The source code is licensed under the GPL while the data are licensed under the FAL.

Pioneers Pioneers.png 2020-08-02 Board, Online
Pioneers
Pioneers.png
Screenshot of Pioneers
GenreBoard, Online
Latest release15.6  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 2nd, 2020
Code licenseGPL[160]
Media licenseGPL[160]
P. languageC
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Pioneers is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
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Pioneers is a computer version of the popular board game The Settlers of Catan. The game features multi-player (both online over the internet and hot seat) and single player against AI opponents.

Eat the Whistle EatTheWhistle.png 2008-05-20 Sports
Eat the Whistle
EatTheWhistle.png
Screenshot of Eat the Whistle
GenreSports
Latest release3.6  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 20, 2008
Code licenseGPL[161]
P. languageC
LibrarySDL
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Eat the Whistle is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Eat the Whistle is a 2D football game originally developed by Hurricane Studios. The game was originally developed for the Amiga platform and released under the GPL license version 2 in the year 2002.

Go Ollie! no image Platformer
GPL games
GenrePlatformer
Latest release1.3
DevelopersCharlie Dog Games
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseCC BY-SA 3.0
LibrarySDL
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Go Ollie! is a mouse controlled platformer about an earth worm.


DNT DNT.png 2016-04-12 Role-playing, post-apocalyptic
DNT
DNT.png
DNT
GenreRole-playing, post-apocalyptic
Latest release0.12  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 12th, 2016
DeveloperDNTeam
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL/CC-BY
LibrarySDL, OpenGL, Cal3D
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DNT is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

DNT (formaly known as DccNiTghtmare) is a free 3D single player RPG in a satirical post-apocalyptical world. The game development started in early 2005 and is still active today.

The game's source code is licensed under the GPL as its own media. Some other media are either under CC-BY, Public Domain or GPL licenses[162].

MegaZeux no image November 21st, 2020
MegaZeux
Latest release2.92f  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 21st, 2020
Code licenseGPLv2[163]
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MegaZeux is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

MegaZeux is a free software game and game creation software styled after Epic Games' classic title ZZT by Tim Sweeny (later developer of the Unreal Engine).

The program was first started in late 1994 by Gregory Janson, who formed his own but now defunct company, Software Visions. Similar to the original ZZT, MZX was first released as shareware whilst world editor portion of the program was included entirely for free, which allowed third parties to create their own game worlds without needing to register the game.

MZX is officially supported on Windows 95 or later, Linux, Mac OS X, Wii, GP2X, PSP, and the DS. It is also unofficially available for AmigaOS 4, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, Haiku and Android.

WebHangman WebHangman.png 2002-03-19 Hangman
WebHangman
WebHangman.png
GenreHangman
Release dateMarch 19, 2002
DeveloperJan Mulder
Code licenseGNU GPL 2+
Media licenseGNU GPL 2+
P. languageJavaScript
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WebHangman is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

WebHangman is a JavaScript game of hangman written by Jan Mulder in 2000-2002.

There is a version in Esperanto called Pendumito.

Someone criticized the game and its inclusion in the "lernu!" website, because it depicts death/murder.[164]

Plee the Bear Plee the bear.jpg February 8 2017 Platform game
GPL games
Plee the bear.jpg
Plee the Bear tutorial level
GenrePlatform game
Latest release0.7.1
Release dateFebruary 8 2017
DevelopersJulien Jorge, Sébastien Angibaud and contributors[165]
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseCC BY-SA v3
EngineBear Engine
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Plee the Bear is a 2D platform game in which the player controls a bear in single or multiplayer mode. As of 2015-01-07, the latest version of the game is 0.7.

The game's source code is licensed under the GNU GPL v3, while the game's media is under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license v3.[166][167]

It is written in the C++ programming language using the SDL library.

Tremfusion Creepy champion or tremfusion.jpg 2009-06-05 FPS
GPL games
Creepy champion or tremfusion.jpg
GenreFPS
Latest release0.99r2
Release dateJune 5th, 2009
Code licenseGPL
Engineioquake3
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Tremfusion is a FPS game that is the fork of Tremulous. The latest version of the game is 0.99r2 released on June 5th, 2009.[168] The source code is licensed under the GPL.[169]

There is a page in the project’s wiki with the goal of summarizing and tracking the licenses of the content used in Tremulous, and then replacing the non-free content with free content.[170]

Free Tennis Free Tennis - ft3.jpg November 21th, 2007 Sport
Free Tennis
Free Tennis - ft3.jpg
Player below is doing a passing shot.
GenreSport
Latest release0.4.8
Release dateNovember 21th, 2007
DeveloperMaurizio Colucci
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseGPLv2
P. languageOCaml
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Free Tennis is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Free Tennis is a tennis game written by Maurizio Colucci. It is licensed under the GPLv2.[171][172] The latest version of Free Tennis is 0.4.8 released on November 21, 2005.[173] It is written in the OCaml programming language.

OpenMortal OpenMortal.jpg June 15th, 2006 Arcade
OpenMortal
OpenMortal.jpg
GenreArcade
Latest release0.7.1
Release dateJune 15th, 2006
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languagesC++,Perl
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OpenMortal is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

OpenMortal is a fighting game and is a parody of the proprietary game Mortal Kombat. It is licensed under the GPL.[174] 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.[175] As of 2008-05-30, there were 24 characters at http://openmortal.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/characters.cgi. Although the assets are released under the GPL, the re-use of the character graphics are complicated by personality rights issues.

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.[176]


Berusky Berusky.png 2020-06-30 Sokoban
Berusky
Berusky.png
Screenshot of Berusky
GenreSokoban
Latest release1.7.2  (Announcement)
Release dateJune 30th, 2020
Code licenseGPL[177]
Media licenseGPL[177]
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Berusky is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: berusky

Berusky is a sokoban style game, published under GNU Public License.

Pingus Pingus.jpg 2011-12-24 Puzzle game
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Pingus
Pingus.jpg
Pingus' 14th level
GenrePuzzle game
Latest release0.7.6  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 24th, 2011
DevelopersIngo Ruhnke, David Philippi
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
LibrarySDL
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Pingus is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
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24px Haiku: games-puzzle/pingus/


Pingus is a clone of the proprietary puzzle game Lemmings, but makes use of penguins. The game uses SDL, however it once used ClanLib. The entire game, including its media are licensed under the GNU General Public License.

[178]

TecnoballZ Tecnoballz linux2.png September 30th, 2014 Arcade game
Tecnoballz
Tecnoballz linux2.png
GenreArcade game
Latest release0.93.1
Release dateSeptember 30th, 2014
DevelopersBruno Ethvignot, Jérôme Bolot, Jean-Michel Martin de Santero, Laurent Guyon, Régis Parret, David Igreja
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3
P. languageC++
LibrariesSDL, SDL Mixer
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Tecnoballz is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

TecnoballZ is an exciting Brick Breaker. It is licensed under the GPLv3.[179] The latest version of the game is 0.93.1 released on September 30th, 2014.

GNU Chess GNU-Chess.png 2021-07-14 Chess
GNU Chess
GNU-Chess.png
GenreChess
Latest release6.2.9  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 14th, 2021
DevelopersChua Kong Sian, Stuart Cracraft, Lukas Geyer, Simon Waters
Code licensesGPL v3 or later
Media licensesGPL v3 or later
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GNU Chess is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
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24px Haiku: games-board/gnuchess

GNU Chess is a program that plays the ancient board game, Chess. It is licensed under the GPLv2. The original version of GNU Chess, written by Stuart Cracraft[180], was one of the first major games to be developed deliberately as free software. On the game Free Software Foundation founder Richard M. Stallman said "We even developed a chess game, GNU Chess, because a complete [free] system needs games too."[181] Version 6 of GNU Chess is based on[182] Fruit, a chess engine by Fabien Letouzey[180]

With Flatpak GNU Chess can be played by installing Sugarchess, a graphical front end made specifically for it.[183]

Help Hannah's Horse Hannah20.png 2020-08-14 Arcade, action, child-oriented
Help Hannah's Horse
Hannah20.png
Help Hannah's Horse
GenreArcade, action, child-oriented
Latest release2.0
Release dateAugust 14th, 2020
DeveloperStephen Branley
Code licenseGPL v3
Media licenseGPL v3
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Help Hannah's Horse is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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

OpenArena OpenArena-Rocket.jpg 2012-02-20 FPS
OpenArena
OpenArena-Rocket.jpg
GenreFPS
Latest release0.8.8  (Announcement)
Release dateFebruary 20th, 2012
DeveloperOpenArena team
Code licenseGPL version 2.0
Media licenseGPL version 2.0[184]
Engineioquake3
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OpenArena is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

OpenArena is a FPS game intended to be a free replacement for the proprietary Quake III Arena. Both the media and the game are licensed under the GPLv2.[185][186]. The OpenArena project was established on August 19, 2005, the day after the id Tech 3 GPL source code release. A "mission pack" add-on is also planned, to take advantage of the GPL'd Quake III: Team Arena source code.

OpenArena is included in quite a few Linux distributions, including Fedora, Gentoo, Debian, Ubuntu and Mandriva.

Hedgewars Hedgewars.png 2019-10-09 TBS
Hedgewars
Hedgewars.png
Hedgewars 1.0.0
GenreTBS
Latest release1.0.0  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 9th, 2019
DeveloperHedgewars devlopment team
Code licenseGPLv2[187]
Media licenseGFDLv1.2 (images & sounds)
GPLv2 (rest)[187]
P. languageFree Pascal (game), Haskell (game server), C++ (Qt front-end)
LibraryQt, SDL, PhysFS
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Hedgewars is a turn-based artillery game featuring fighting hedgehogs. The player has to equip their team of hedgehogs with a choice of numerous silly weapons like hellish hand grenades, homing bees or melon bombs in order to combat the enemy.

Liquid War 6 Liquid-War.jpg 2015-05-07 Action games
Liquid War 6
Liquid-War.jpg
GenreAction games
Latest release0.6.3902  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 7th, 2015
DeveloperChristian Mauduit
Code licenseGPL[188]
Media licenseGPL[188]
P. languageC
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Liquid War 6 is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.

Freedoom Freedoom2018.png 2019-10-22 FPS
Freedoom
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Freedoom
GenreFPS
Latest release0.12.1  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 22nd, 2019
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseModified BSD License
EngineDoom
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Freedoom is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
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Freedoom is a project aimed to create a complete and free Doom IWAD file, which contains all game media. Combined with the GPLed Doom Source (such as PrBoom or GZDoom), this makes a completely Free (as in speech) game. Freedoom's data is licensed under the Modified BSD License.[189]

Cuyo Cuyo.png October 2014 (as of 2016-07-02) Tetris-like games
Cuyo
Cuyo.png
GenreTetris-like games
Latest release2.1.0
Release dateOctober 2014 (as of 2016-07-02)
DeveloperImmanuel Halupczok
Code licenseGPLv2+
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Cuyo is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Cuyo is a Puyo Puyo-style puzzle game for up to two players. The player controls falling blocks of various types which change with each level.

The Legend of Edgar Edgar17.png 2022-01-01 Platform
The Legend of Edgar
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The Legend of Edgar
GenrePlatform
Latest release1.35  (Announcement)
Release dateJanuary 1st, 2022
DeveloperParallel Realities
Code licenseGPL v2
Media licenseGPL v2
P. languageC
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The Legend of Edgar is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
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The Legend of Edgar is a 2D action platform game, created by Parallel Realities.

The source is released under the GPL version 2.


0 A.D. 0AD Screenshot.jpeg 2021-08-26 RTS, Historical
0 A.D.
0AD Screenshot.jpeg
0 A.D.
GenresRTS, Historical
Latest releaseAlpha 25b “yauna”  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 26th, 2021
PlatformsWindows, Linux, Mac
DeveloperWildfire Games
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseCC BY-SA
EnginePyrogenesis
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL2
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0 A.D. is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

0 A.D. is a historical 3D real-time strategy game developed by Wildfire Games. It takes place between 500 B.C to 500 A.D. and focuses on economy and war management. 0 A.D. offers a variety of playable civilisations whose characteristics are based on real world history.

The game source code is licensed under the GPL and the media is licensed under the CC BY-SA license.

Blob Wars Episode 1 : Metal Blob Solid Metalblobsolid107.jpg 2015-11-21 Platform game
GPL games
Metalblobsolid107.jpg
Metal Blob Solid
GenrePlatform game
Latest release2.00  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 21st, 2015
DeveloperParallel Realities
Code licenseGPL v2
Media licensesGraphics: GPLv2
Sounds: freeware, removed in Debian
P. languageC++
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
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Blob Wars: Metal Blob Solid is a 2D action platform game, created by Parallel Realities. The source is released under the GPL version 2.[190]

The latest version of the game is 2.00 released on November 11, 2015.

GL-117 Gl-117.png March 12th, 2005 Combat flight simulation
GL-117
Gl-117.png
GenreCombat flight simulation
Latest release1.3.2  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 12th, 2005
DevelopersThomas Drexl; Jean-Marc Le Peuvedic, Eugene Andreeschev, Eric Cheung; Piotr Pawlow, Louens Veen, Arne Reiners, Norbert Drexl, James Stone; Bernhard Kaindl, Cedric Delfosse, others[191]
Code licenseGPLv2[192]
Media licenseGPLv2[192]
LibrariesGLUT, SDL
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GL-117 is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

GL-117 is a combat flight simulator by Thomas Drexl and others. The latest version is 1.3.2.

FreeDink FreeDink.png 2019-02-17 RPG, Adventure,
FreeDink
FreeDink.png
Dink in action
GenresRPG, Adventure,
Latest release109.6  (Announcement)
Release dateFebruary 17th, 2019
DevelopersSylvain Beucler, based on RTSoft and Dan Walma works
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseszlib, GPLv3, CC-BY-SA, CC-BY, Free Art, Open Audio, WTFPL
EnginesFreeDink
P. languageC
LibrarySDL
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FreeDink is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Dink Smallwood is an adventure/role-playing game, similar to Zelda (2D top view), made by RTsoft. The game features the twisted adventure of young Dink Smallwood, a pig farmer who leaves his town and goes on a quest to save the world.

GNU FreeDink is a new and portable version of the game engine, which runs the original game as well as its D-Mods, with close compatibility, under multiple platforms. It also comes with the DFArc front-end to manage and play Dink Modules (or D-Mods for short): fans-made new add-ons - some of them bigger than the original game. And if you want to make your own adventure, the FreeDinkedit game editor awaits you.

Pathogen Warrior Pathogenwarrior.png
Pathogen Warrior
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Pathogen Warrior is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Pathogen Warrior is a simple game about matching a pathogen molecular structure on a hexagonal grid. It was originally written for Ludum Dare in 2004. It is GNU GPL v2 licensed. This game does not require 3D hardware acceleration.

Adanaxis Adanaxis 1.2.5 level 4.png 2020-10-03 A single-player 4D first person shooter in outer space
Adanaxis
Adanaxis 1.2.5 level 4.png
Adanaxis 1.2.5, level 4 (low detail). Note the transparency levels and colorful dot angles.
GenreA single-player 4D first person shooter in outer space
Latest release1.5.14  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 3rd, 2020
DeveloperMushware Limited (Andy Southgate)
Code licensesGPLv2; an irrelevant non-free file in the commercial version ($18.95)
Media licensesGPLv2; non-free files in the commercial version
P. languagesC++
LibrariesGLUT
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Adanaxis is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Adanaxis is a deep space first-person shooter game in four spatial dimensions, written by Andy Southgate. The latest version of the game is 1.5.14, released on October 3, 2020. It is written in the C++ programming language using the GLUT library.

Antigravitaattori Antigravitaattori.jpg 2007-07-17
GPL games
Antigravitaattori.jpg
Latest release0.0.3
Release dateJuly 17th, 2007
Code licenseGPL (most of it)
zlib/libpng (tinyxml) [193]
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Antigravitaattori is a multiplayer flying saucer game.

SDL-Ball SDL-Ball.jpg October 1st, 2014 arcade
SDL-Ball
SDL-Ball.jpg
Genresarcade
Latest release1.02
Release dateOctober 1st, 2014
DeveloperJimmy Christensen
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibrariesSDL, OpenGL
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SDL-Ball is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

SDL-Ball is an arcade breakout-like game. It is written by Jimmy Christensen and licensed under the GPLv3.[194][195] The latest version of the game is 1.01 released on January 11th, 2009.[196] It is written in the C++ programming language using the SDL library.

Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks Blockattack.jpg 2021-10-23 Puzzle games
Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks
Blockattack.jpg
Screenshot of Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks
GenrePuzzle games
Latest release2.7.0  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 23rd, 2021
DeveloperPoul Sander
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licensesCC-BY-SA, GPLv2, Public domain [197]
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL, PhysicsFS [198]
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Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.


Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks is a puzzle game inspired by Nintendo's Tetris Attack and written by Poul Sander.[199] It uses SDL and is licensed under the GPL v2.[200]The latest release is version 2.7.0 on October 23rd, 2021.

Xonotic Xonotic.jpg 2017-04-01 First‐person shooter Online Multiplayer
Xonotic
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GenreFirst‐person shooter Online Multiplayer
Latest release0.8.2  (Announcement)
Release dateApr 1st, 2017
DevelopersTeam Xonotic
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3[201]
EngineDarkplaces
P. languagesQuakeC, C
LibrariesOpenGL, SDL, LibOGG, LibTheora, LibVorbis
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Xonotic is an first-person arena shooter, forked from Nexuiz. The game runs on the Darkplaces engine, based on Quake 1's engine. Gameplay is also based on Quake (mainly the competitive Quake III Arena), but Xonotic adds some unique touches (for example, the rockets fired from a rocket launcher can be guided with mouse). The gameplay is very fast-paced, and includes and encourages a form of bunny hopping as well as rocket jumping (in Xonotic "laser jumping" is more common). The art is mostly futuristic, but unofficial maps exist in a variety of styles.

There are 16 different game modes (including the classics: deathmatch, team deathmatch and capture the flag, but including uncommon ones such as a type of football[202]), 16 weapons with secondary fires, 18 official maps (and a lot of unofficial maps), and a complex HUD editor that lets you tailor the HUD to your exact preference. There are also so called mutators, that allow to slightly modify rules of each game mode.

Xonotic features integrated player statistics. The XonStat system tracks a bunch of stats, including win/loss ratio, frag ratio and average accuracy[203].

Tile World Tile-World.jpg 2015-09-10 Puzzle
Tile World
Tile-World.jpg
GenrePuzzle
Latest release1.3.2  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 10th, 2015
Code licenseGPL[204]
Media licenseGPL[204]
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Tile World is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Tile World is a Puzzle game that is an emulation of the game Chip's Challenge, licensed entirely under the GPL[204].

Civil Civil.jpg August 9, 2004 TBS, Online
Civil
Civil.jpg
Screenshot of Civil
GenresTBS, Online
Latest release0.83
Release dateAugust 9, 2004
Code licenseGPL[205]
P. languagesPython
LibrariesPygame, SDL
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Civil is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Civil is a turn-based strategy game mainly focused in the American civil war. The game features networked multi-player and is available for multiple platforms. The development of the game stopped in 2005.

Comisat Games Collection Comisat-Games-Collection.png 2006-10-10 Snake, Hangman,, Tetris, Board game.
comisat Games Collection
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GenresSnake, Hangman,, Tetris, Board game.
Latest release0.5.2  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 10, 2006
DeveloperCarlo aka comisat
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseGPLv2
P. languageGambas
LibrariesQt, SDL, and the Gambas Runtime Environment.
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comisat Games Collection is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

comisat Games Collection is a collection of free software games written in Gambas. It is one of the first notable Gambas games, with exceptions being code examples such as recreations of Snake, Robotfindskitten, and other small efforts. The game is available in English and Italian.

Forest patrol Screenshot-Forest Patrol.png 2007-05-27 Category:Real-time strategy
GPL games
Screenshot-Forest Patrol.png
GenreCategory:Real-time strategy
Latest release1.0
Release dateMay 27, 2007
Developertrailblazer
Code licenseGPLv2
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Forest patrol is a Real-time strategy game, where you control some archers and need to fight enemy archers.

It was created by trailblazer as a warmup for Pyweek 4. The game is licensed under the GPLv2.[206] Forest patrol also used the Directicus, a library also created by trailblazer. The latest version of the game is 1.0 released on May 27, 2007.[207]

The Battle for Wesnoth Wesnoth.jpg 2021-11-09 TBS, Online
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The Battle for Wesnoth
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Old version of a campaign in the desert from The Battle for Wesnoth
GenreTBS, Online
Latest release1.16.1  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 9th, 2021
DeveloperWesnoth team
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++, Python, WML, Lua
LibrarySDL
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The Battle for Wesnoth is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
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The Battle for Wesnoth, or simply Wesnoth or BfW, is a fantasy themed 2D turn-based strategy game started by David White in June 2003.[208] The game is programmed in C++ and its code and media are licensed under the GPL.[209] This game does not require 3D hardware acceleration.

WarMUX Wormux 0.8beta4 halloween.png January 21st, 2011 Turn-based strategy
WarMUX
Wormux 0.8beta4 halloween.png
Wormux 0.8 beta 4
GenreTurn-based strategy
Latest release11.01
Release dateJanuary 21st, 2011
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
LibrarySDL
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WarMUX is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

WarMUX (Wormux until November 21st, 2010)[210] is a Worms-like game that is licensed under the GPL, including its data.[211][212] The latest version of the game is 11.01 released on January 21st, 2011.[213] This game does not require 3D hardware acceleration.

Which Way Is Up Which Way Is Up - screen1.jpg February 11th, 2008 Puzzle puzzle, platformer
GPL games
Which Way Is Up - screen1.jpg
GenresPuzzle
Latest release0.7.9
Release dateFebruary 11th, 2008
DeveloperOlli "Hectigo" Etuaho
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseCC BY 3.0
P. languagePython
LibraryPygame
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Which Way Is Up? is a puzzle platformer written by Olli Etuaho. It is written in the Python programming language using the Pygame library. It is a solo entry in the PyWeek 4 contest.

Nexuiz Nexuiz252.jpg 1st October 2009 First person shooter
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GPL games
Nexuiz252.jpg
Nexuiz v2.5.2
GenreFirst person shooter
Latest release2.5.2
Release date1st October 2009
DevelopersForest Hale, Lee Vermeulen
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
EngineDarkPlaces
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NOTE: This article refers to the original libre game “Nexuiz” created by AlienTrap from 2005. There's also a proprietary game called “Nexuiz” by IllFonic. This article is concerned with the libre game.

Nexuiz (also called “Nexuiz Classic” for disambiguation) by AlienTrap is a multiplayer 3d first person arena shooter, based on Forest Hale's DarkPlaces engine.

Deliantra Deliantra - sc oldscorn.jpg 2012-02-06 (client), 2010-03-31 (server) MMORPG, RPG
Deliantra MMORPG
Deliantra - sc oldscorn.jpg
Deliantra
GenreMMORPG, RPG
Latest releaseclient: 2.11, server: 3.0 [214]  (Announcement)
Release dateclient: February 06th 2012, server: May 31st 2010
DeveloperMarc Lehmannn,Robin Redeker
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++, Perl
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Deliantra MMORPG is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Deliantra is a Crossfire derivative MMORPG written by Marc Lehmann and Robin Redeker. It is written in the Perl and C++ programming languages. [215][216]

Unknown Horizons Anno3.png 2019-01-12 RTS, Economic simulation
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Unknown Horizons
Anno3.png
GenreRTS, Economic simulation
Latest release2019.1  (Announcement)
Release dateJanuary 12, 2019
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseCC-BY-SA 3.0
EngineFIFE
P. languageC++, Python
LibrarySDL
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Unknown Horizons is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
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Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: unknown-horizons  
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Unknown Horizons, formerly known as OpenAnno, is a real-time strategy game and economic simulation game loosely based on Sunflower's Anno series.[217] The game's source code is licensed under the GPL while its own media is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license and some parts under other DFSG-compatible licenses[218].

The first public version of Unknown Horizons is version 2008.1 released on October 1st, 2008 when it was called OpenAnno.[219]. This was the last release as OpenAnno before the name was changed to Unknown Horizons[220].

Free Reign Free Reign - shot006-big.jpg July 29th, 2001 City simulator
GPL games
Free Reign - shot006-big.jpg
GenreCity simulator
Latest release0.2.1
Release dateJuly 29th, 2001
DeveloperAlexander Taylor
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++
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Free Reign is a 3D city simulator written by Alexander Taylor.[221] The latest version of the game is 0.2.1 on July 29th, 2001.[222] The game is written in the C++ programming language.[223] It is licensed under the GPL.[224] It became the inspiration for the OpenCity project.

LevelHead no image spatial memory puzzle
levelHead
Genrespatial memory puzzle
DeveloperJulian Oliver
Code licenseGNU GPL 3[225]
Media licenseCC BY-SA 3.0[225]
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levelHead is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

levelHead is a spatial memory game which uses the concept of "augmented reality" (or is it "augmented virtuality"?) for its input.

The player holds a solid plastic cube with patterns on its sides before a camera, and controls the game world by tilting the cube.

Word War vi Wordwarvi snap 007 3.jpg 2021-02-01 Side-scrolling, Arcade
GPL games
Wordwarvi snap 007 3.jpg
GenresSide-scrolling, Arcade
Latest release1.0.4  (Announcement)
Release dateFebruary 1st, 2021
DeveloperStephen M Cameron
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseCreative Commons Attribution
P. languageC
LibraryGTK
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.[226][227]The sound media are all licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license.[228] The rest of the game is licensed under the GPLv2.[229] The latest version of the game is 0.26 released on August 9th, 2009.[230] The game represents a video game interpretation of the lighthearted editor war, an important element of hacker culture.

Performous Performous.png 2016-01-23 karaoke, guitar, bass, drums, dance
Performous
Performous.png
Genrekaraoke, guitar, bass, drums, dance
Latest release1.1  (Announcement)
Release dateJanuary 23rd, 2016
Developerssee article text
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibrariesSDL, PortAudio, OpenGL
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Performous is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Performous (formerly UltraStar-NG) is a karaoke game released under the GNU GPL 2+. Version 0.4.0 introduced guitar, bass and drum features and 0.5.0 saw the addition of dance game component.

The game is written in the C++ programming language and from version 0.3.0 onwards uses OpenGL for graphics.

The main game package does not include any songs, like a player does not include any music, but there are various liberally licensed songs available from the homepage.

X-Moto X-Moto 0.2.7.jpg 2020-06-20 Side-scroller
X-moto
X-Moto 0.2.7.jpg
GenreSide-scroller
Latest release0.6.1  (Announcement)
Release dateJune 20th, 2020
PlatformsWindows, Linux, FreeBSD, Haiku
DevelopersRasmus Neckelmann, Nicolas Adenis-Lamarre, Emmanuel Gorse, Jens Erler, others
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseGPLv2
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Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: xmoto 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: xmoto  
Gentoo Linux logo matte.svg Gentoo: games-sports/xmoto 
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: xmoto 
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X-Moto is a clone of the motorcycle simulation game Elastomania which in turn was a clone of the commercial DOS game Action SuperCross. Both the code and media are licensed under the GPLv2.[231][232] The latest version of the game is 0.6.1 released in June 2020.[233]

Orbit-Hopper Orbit-Hopper - m1.png July 19, 2009 Platform, racing
GPL games
Orbit-Hopper - m1.png
GenresPlatform, racing
Latest release1.16c
Release dateJuly 19, 2009
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseGPLv2
P. languageC++
LibrariesSDL, OpenGL
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Orbit-Hopper is a clone of the video game SkyRoads (1993), a 3D racing and platform game. It provides full 3D graphics, a level editor, and multiplayer with split-screen.

Blasphemer Blasphemer.png 2021-09-05 FPS
Blasphemer
Blasphemer.png
GenresFPS
Latest release0.1.7  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 05, 2021
DevelopersG. Wessner, Jute Gyte
Code licenseGPL
Media license3-clause BSD
EngineHeretic-based (vavoom, Chocolate Doom, etc)
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Blasphemer is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Blasphemer is an FPS project whose initial goal is to serve as a Free data package for engines based on the GPLed Heretic source. The IWAD data is released under a 3-clause BSD license. Its theme is dark fantasy with inspirations from metal music and horror.

Canta no image 2011-05-22 Karaoke
Canta
GenreKaraoke
Latest release0.2.1  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 22nd, 2011
DevelopersAndreas Kattner, Stefan Huchler, Felix Rodriguez Lopez
Code licenseGPL v3 or later [234]
Media license[reference required] Fonts: GPLv2+, LGPL; backgrounds presumed to be GPLv3
P. languagesPython
LibrariesSoya3D, Gstreamer
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Canta is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Canta is a karaoke game, currently in development by Andreas Kattner, Stefan Huchler and Felix Rodriguez Lopez, programmed in the Python programming language. As of 2011-06-23, the latest version is 0.2.1 released on 2011-05-22,[235] and is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3 or later.

Eskimo-run EskimoRun-0.1.jpg 2006-06-02 Action
Eskimo-run
EskimoRun-0.1.jpg
Eskimo-run 0.1 Screenshot
GenreAction
Latest release0.1
Release dateJune 2nd, 2006
DeveloperHoleInTheHeadStudios
Code licenseGPL v2 or later
Media licenseGPL v2 or later
P. languagePython
LibraryPygame
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Eskimo-run is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.[236] The latest version of the game is 0.1 released on June 2nd, 2006.

Penguin Command Penguincommand.png
Penguin Command
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Penguin Command is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Penguin Command is a game where you control 3 defensive turrets and try to intercept missiles and bombs which threaten your cities. It is GNU GPL licensed. This game does not require 3D hardware acceleration.

Hero of Allacrost Screenshot-Hero of Allacrost-1.jpg 2015-06-30 RPG
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Hero of Allacrost
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Hero of Allacrost version 0.2.0
GenreRPG
Latest releasedev20150628  (Announcement)
Release dateJune 30th, 2015
DeveloperTyler Olsen, Philip Vorsilak, Andy Gardner, Jacob Rudolph, Daniel Steuernol, Richard Kettering, Brett Steele, Ryan Reilly
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++,Lua
LibrarySDL
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Hero of Allacrost is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: allacrost-svn

Hero of Allacrost, or simply Allacrost, is a 2D single-player RPG licensed under the GNU General Public License and was founded by Tyler Olsen in June 2004.[237][238]

The team's official description of the game is as follows:

Hero of Allacrost is a single player 2D role-playing game that shares similar appearance and gameplay with classic console RPGs. In Hero of Allacrost, the player will explore rich environments, solve challenging dungeon puzzles, and fight strategic battles in an active-time based system.

The game will be released in modules, rather than waiting until the entire game is finished to make a release. Once a new module is released, players can download it and install it, which will make more content available for the player to continue the game from where they last saved. Each Allacrost release will contain a new chapter of the story. Each section is released when it is completely finished.[239]

It is written in the C++ and Lua programming languages using the SDL library.[240]

StressFreeZone Stressfreezone screenshot.png Space simulation game, Online
GPL games
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StressFreeZone
GenresSpace simulation game, Online
Latest release1.0.955
Code licenseGPL[241]
EngineLugre
P. languagesC++, Lua
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

StressFreeZone is a space simulation focused on cooperative (non-massive)-multiplayer and intuitive gameplay, that is fun to play in short bursts, e.g. on LAN parties. It is written in the C++ and Lua programming language and uses the Lugre engine. The source code is licensed under the GPL (version 3 or later). The media are licensed under various liberal licenses.

The game is incomplete and has not been developed further since October 2008.

GNU Go Gnugo.png 2009-02-19 Board games, Online
GNU Go
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GenreBoard games, Online
Latest release3.8  (Announcement)
Release dateFebruary 19th, 2009
Code licenseGNU General Public License
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GNU Go is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch: gnugo 
Slackware logo.svg Slackware: gnugo 
Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: gnugo 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: gnugo  
Gentoo Linux logo matte.svg Gentoo: games-board/gnugo 
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: gnugo 
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: gnugo 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: gnugo 
24px FreeBSD: gnugo 
24px Haiku: games-board/gnugo

GNU Go is a Go‐playing program. It has a built‐in text based interface (shown in this article image), but it can also be used with graphical frontends like like GoGui, qGo and CGoban 1. As of May 2015 the latest stable version of GNU Go is 3.8 released on 19 February 2009. [242] It has been licensed under the GPLv3 since 24 October 2007 in CVS.[243]

GNU Go also provided support for online gaming with the GGZ Gaming Zone service.[244] Along with support for GGZ, it played on Go servers like NNGS Go, Legend of Go server hosted in Taiwan, and the WING server hosted in Japan.

CuteMaze Cutemaze - mouse.png 2021-05-06 Puzzle
CuteMaze
Cutemaze - mouse.png
The mouse actor
GenrePuzzle
Latest release1.3.0  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 6, 2021
DeveloperGraeme Gott
Code licenseGPL
LibraryQt
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CuteMaze is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

CuteMaze is a puzzle game written by Graeme Gott and licensed under the GPL[245]. The latest version of the game is 1.1.1 released on February 3rd, 2014. It uses the Qt library. The game's website features an optional tipping section near the downloads, as a pay what you want model. It features installers for Windows, macOS, a wide variety of Linux distributions (as well as Flatpak), FreeBSD and even OS/2.

Frozen Bubble Frozen Bubble 2 - Network.jpg 2010-08-06[246] Puzzle
GPL games
Frozen Bubble 2 - Network.jpg
Frozen Bubble 2 in network mode
GenrePuzzle
Latest release2.2.1beta1 (==2.212)
Release date2010-08-06[246]
Developerssee #Contributors
Code licenseGPLv2[246][247]
Media licenseGPLv2[246][247]
P. languagePerl
LibrarySDL
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Frozen Bubble is a bubble-popping puzzle game. The latest version of the game is 2.2.1beta1 released on August 6th, 2010. It is licensed under the GNU GPL version 2.

The Mana World Tmw 0.0.20.png 2020-09-26 MMORPG
The Mana World
Tmw 0.0.20.png
The Mana World version 0.0.20
GenreMMORPG
Latest releases20200927  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 26th, 2020
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
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The Mana World is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

The Mana World is a 2D MMORPG in development, licensed entirely under the GPL, including the server software[248], the server data[249], and the client data[250]. The server uses a fork of eAthena called tmwAthena.

There are currently plans to switch to the Hercules server which is widely used, and has more features than the current server.

The Mana World developers currently recommend using the ManaPlus client,[251] which is developed separately from the server. The latest client release is ManaPlus version 1.9.3.23[252] Manaplus is also licensed GPL[253].

Irrlamb Irrlamb-0.1.0.jpg 2019-05-10 Platform, puzzle, physics simulation
irrlamb
Irrlamb-0.1.0.jpg
irrlamb v1.0.1
GenrePlatform, puzzle, physics simulation
Latest release1.0.1  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 10th, 2019
DeveloperAlan Witkowski
Code licenseGPL v3
Media licenseCC-by-SA 3.0
P. languageC++
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irrlamb is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

irrlamb is a platform game, in which the player moves a ball through a 3D terrain to find all the orbs. It is being developed by Alan Witkowski[254] and is based on the Irrlicht Engine. irrlamb is licensed under the third version of the GPL.[255] The latest version of the game is 1.0.1 released on May 10th, 2019.[256]

Alexei: Part IX Alexei-Part-IX-Screenshot.png 2010-06-30 Adventure
Alexei: Part IX
Alexei-Part-IX-Screenshot.png
GenresAdventure
Latest release1.2.8
Release dateJune 30, 2010
DevelopersPiga Software
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3, GFDL
EngineGambas Adventure Engine
P. languageGambas 2.x
LibrariesGTK+, SDL, and the Gambas Runtime Environment.
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Alexei: Part IX is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Alexei: Part IX is a free software graphical adventure game originally released by Piga Software on May 19, 2009. It is the first Piga Software program to use the Gambas Adventure Engine and is also the first Piga Software game released for GNU/Linux and other POSIX systems.

You take the role of Alexei Volkov, master criminal, who is intent on robbing the house of a cruel and ruthless businessman. After gaining access to the main hall with the help of a disgruntled servant, Alexei must search out the mansion and find out the location of the owner's vault. Once this is accomplished he must escape the mansion.

This game takes heavy inspiration from the Arthur Yahtzee and Rob Blanc trilogies.

A preview release for the next title in the series, Part XIII, is available from the Piga Software website.

Fall of Imiryn Foi1.png 2009-02-13 RPG
Fall of Imyrin
Foi1.png
GenreRPG
Latest release2009-02-13
Release date2009-02-13
DeveloperJasper Van der Jeugt
Code licenseGPL
EngineAnnchienta
P. languagesEnglish
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Fall of Imyrin is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Fall of Imiryn is a single-player role-playing game based on the Annchienta game engine. Both were written by Jasper Van der Jeugt.

Atanks Atanks - scrnshot28.png 2021-08-12 Action
Atanks
Atanks - scrnshot28.png
GenreAction
Latest release6.6  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 12th, 2021
PlatformsWindows, Linux
DevelopersJesse Smith, Juraj Michalek, Thomas Hudson
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibraryAllegro
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Atanks is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Atanks or Atomic Tanks is a tank shooting game similar to Wormux. It is licensed under the GPL.[257][258] It uses the game library Allegro.[259] It is written in the C++ programming language.

8 Kingdoms 8 Kingdom - p0605188.jpg 2007-06-22 TBS
8 Kingdoms
8 Kingdom - p0605188.jpg
GenreTBS
Latest release1.1.0
Release dateJuly 22nd, 2007
DevelopersGreg, Juan Fernández Martín, and others.
Code licenseGPL
P. languagesC++, Tcl
LibrarySDL
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8 Kingdoms is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

8 Kingdoms is a 3D turn-based strategy game based on hexagons in which the player is a king in a fantasy world. It is licensed under the GPL. The media license is unknown. The latest version of the game is 1.10 released on July 22nd, 2007. It is written in the C++ and Tcl programming languages and uses the SDL library.

It was created as a project at the Faculty of Mathematics and physics at the Univerzita Karlova, Prague in 2004.[260]

Auralquiz Auralquiz.png 2017-05-11 Musical, memory
Auralquiz
Auralquiz.png
Auralquiz
GenreMusical, memory
Latest release1.0.0  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 11th, 2017
DeveloperJan Kusanagi
Code licenseGNU GPL v2+ [261]
Media licenseGNU GPL v2+[261]
P. languageC++
Libraryqt
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Auralquiz is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Auralquiz is a music guessing game, which plays samples from the user’s sound file library, and lets the user guess (choose or type in) the artist or title from the file tags.

FreeTrain Freetrain.gif 2007-06-04 Transport infrastructure game
FreeTrain
Freetrain.gif
Screenshot of FreeTrain
GenresTransport infrastructure game
Latest release20070604
Release dateJune 4, 2007
DeveloperKohsuke Kawaguchi
Code licensesLGPL
P. languageC#
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FreeTrain is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

FreeTrain is a rail and business simulation computer game, originally created by Kohsuke Kawaguchi and inspired by the A-Train series of games. Both the source code and the graphics are licensed under a combination of the LGPL and the GPL.[262]

TuxMath TuxMath.jpg 2011-05-04 Educational
TuxMath
TuxMath.jpg
GenreEducational
Latest release2.0.3  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 4th, 2011
Code licenseGPLv3
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TuxMath is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

TuxMath is a game made by Tux4Kids to help young children improve their maths. It is released under GPL3[263]

The gameplay is to shoot mathematical expressions with answers. Defend penguins homes with math. There's also an asteroids type game included.

Limbs Off LimbsOff.png phun-fysics,

Fighting

Limbs Off
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Genresphun-fysics, Fighting
Latest release2012-05-23
Developersplaimi
Code licenseGNU GPL 3
P. languagesC++
LibrariesOpenGL, SDL, LibPNG, Fontconfig
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Limbs Off is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Limbs Off is the flagship in plaimi's phun-fysics genre, in which they strive to reproduce complex real life physics, but take certain liberties whenever they feel it will add to the entertainment of the games. Limbs Off specifically is a fighting game that takes place in space. Right now there is only one planet and three characters, but plaimi want to implement several planets as well as inter-planetary travel via cannons, amongst other features[264].

The characters are "limbless", and consist of a head, body, two feets and hands. As of yet, the only way of "fighting" is running into each other. When the characters hit each other, their mass is decreased up to a point where their body parts are unlinked and the characters effectively become space junk[265].

The source code is licensed under the GNU GPL[266], and plaimi encourage people to contribute with code, make their own art, and make packages for UNIX package managers[267].

Limbs Off does not come with sprites or sounds. Instead, plaimi want to hack the game to load art from a data directory, so that users can install their own art. As of yet it only supports this with character sprites[268], as the game is at a very early alpha stage. It "went public" on the 24th of September in 2011, on github[269].

The game runs on relatively modest hardware, and has been compiled and run successfully on most modern UNIX-based operating systems[270].

Bloboats Bloboats.png November 23rd, 2010 Racing
Bloboats
Bloboats.png
Screenshot of Bloboats
GenreRacing
Latest release1.0.2
Release dateNovember 23rd, 2010
Code licenseGPL[271]
Media licensesData: GPL[271] Sounds: Creative Commons Sampling Plus License[272][273]
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Bloboats is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Bloboats is a side-scrolling arcade racing game. The game is similar to X-Moto, but the player controls a jet boat instead of a motorcycle.

OGS Mahjong Ogs mahjong.png 2012-09-23 Puzzle, Boardgame
OGS Mahjong
Ogs mahjong.png
GenrePuzzle, Boardgame
Latest release1.0
Release date2012-09-23
DeveloperOpensource Game Studio
Code licenseGPL
EngineOgre3D
P. languageC++
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OGS Mahjong is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

OGS Mahjong is a simple mahjong solitaire game with nice 3D graphics and a relaxing soundtrack. It is developed by Opensource Game Studio and is licensed under the GPL version 3. This game requires 3D hardware with support of OpenGL 2 or later. There are versions for Windows and Linux.

Pendumito Pendumito.png 2003-10-20 Hangman
Pendumito
Pendumito.png
GenreHangman
Release date2003-10-20
DevelopersJan Mulder, Klivo
Code licenseGNU GPL v2+
Media licenseGNU GPL v2+
P. languageJavaScript
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Pendumito is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Pendumito (Esperanto for "a hung person") is a version of the WebHangman modified by Klivo to support Esperanto.

Someone criticized the game and its inclusion in the "lernu!" website, because it depicts death/murder.[274]

CAVEZ of PHEAR CAVEZ-of-PHEAR.png 2011-11-30 Arcade game, Action game
CAVEZ of PHEAR
CAVEZ-of-PHEAR.png
GenresArcade game, Action game
Latest release0.5.1  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 30th, 2011
DeveloperTom Rune Flo
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3
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CAVEZ of PHEAR is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.[275]

Luola Luola.png February 05th, 2006 Arcade game
Luola
Luola.png
GenresArcade game
Latest release1.3.2
Release dateFebruary 05th, 2006
DeveloperCalle Laakkonen
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
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Luola is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Luola is an Arcade game of genre "Luolalentely" (Cave-flying) released under the GPL. It is inspired by V-Wing.[276]

Turious Turious-0.3.jpg May, 2010 TBS
Turious
Turious-0.3.jpg
Turious 0.3
GenreTBS
Latest release0.2
Release dateMay, 2010
Developerdarkrose
Code licenseGPL
Media licensesGPL, CC BY-SA
P. languagesC
LibrariesRTG
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Turious is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Turious is a TBS. The latest version of the game is 0.2 released in May 2010, with the 0.3 version currently in development. It is licensed under the GPL.[277] It requires the RTG library.

Childish Cannoneer Childish-Cannoneer.png 2012-09-15 Artillery and Adventure
Childish Cannoneer
Childish-Cannoneer.png
GenresArtillery and Adventure
Latest releaseSource Release 2  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 15th, 2012
DevelopersWhite Island Software, Piga Software
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3, GFDL
EngineGambas (picture boxes)
P. languageGambas 3.x
LibrariesQt/GTK, SDL, and the Gambas Runtime Environment.
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Childish Cannoneer is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.

Palapeli Palapeli.png 2020-11-25 Puzzle
Palapeli
Palapeli.png
GenresPuzzle
Latest release20.11.90  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 25th, 2020
DeveloperStefan Majewsky and others
Code licenseGPLv2[278]
P. languageC++
LibrariesQt, KDE libs
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Palapeli is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Palapeli is a jigsaw puzzle game from the KDEGames collection.

ACM ACM.png 2020-04-16 Flight simulation games
ACM
ACM.png
GenreFlight simulation games
Latest release6.0
Release date2020-04-16
DevelopersRiley Rainey, Umberto Salsi
Code licenseGPLv2[279]
Media licenseGPLv2
P. languageC
LibrariesALSA, Tk
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ACM is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

ACM is a multiplayer flight simulator. Several civilian and military aircraft and two scenes are included. The game works without a server, the clients communicate using IEEE Distributed Interactive Simulation protocol (DIS).

Flukz Flukz0 2.jpg 2014-02-23 Top-down shooter
Flukz
Flukz0 2.jpg
Flukz 0.2 in shoot'em up mode
GenreTop-down shooter
Latest release0.4
Release dateFebruary 23th, 2014
Code licenseGPL v2
Media licenseGPL v2 or CC-BY-SA
P. languageC++
LibraryQt4
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Flukz is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Flukz is a shoot them up game, with levels that can be edited in the same way as a wiki. The latest version of the game is 0.4, released in February 2014.

Zauberer Zauberer-Logo.png FPS
Zauberer
Zauberer-Logo.png
Zauberer Logo
GenreFPS
DeveloperEric Söderberg
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseISC license
EngineHexen-based (vavoom, Chocolate Doom, etc)
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Zauberer is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Zauberer (German for "magician") is an FPS project whose initial goal is to serve as a Free data package for engines based on the GPLed Hexen source. The IWAD data is released under the ISC license, a variant of the 3-clause BSD license.

Eric Söderberg aka "Cire" is the project maintainer.

British Bingo British Bingo.jpg 2021-09-29 Board game
British Bingo
British Bingo.jpg
British Bingo
GenreBoard game
Latest release1.52  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 29th, 2021
PlatformsWindows, Linux, Mac, Web
DeveloperBert Beckwith
Code licenseGPL v3
Media licenseGPL v3
P. languageJavaScript
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British Bingo is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

British Bingo is a 90-ball bingo game with 3 by 9 boards. The computer simulates your opponents who act like elderly people, e. g. by making mistakes and chatting. The number of players and the speed of the game is configurable.[280]

British Bingo is written in JavaScript and runs in a web browser. It does not require a webserver but can be started from a downloaded .html file.

There is no source code repository, but the source code is available for download.

Pioneer Pioneerspacesim.png 2021-07-23 Adventure, Space simulation
Pioneer
Pioneerspacesim.png
Pioneer
GenreAdventure, Space simulation
Latest release20210723  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 23rd, 2021
Code licenseGPL v3 [281]
Media licenseCC-BY-SA 3.0[281]
P. languageC++
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Pioneer is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Slackware logo.svg Slackware: pioneer 
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: pioneer 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: pioneer  
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: pioneer 
Flatpak logo.png Flatpak: net.pioneerspacesim.Pioneer

Pioneer is a space adventure game set in the far future in our galaxy.

Players may choose their path as traders, explorers, pirates or bounty hunters. There are several factions, each faction having an extensive history and social system described on the Pioneer Wiki.

Once being a clone of Elite II: Frontier, the game is now becoming a new game, still in the spirit of Frontier[282][283] but with new ships, stations, factions and improvements in the GUI and other areas of the game.

GlParchis Glparchis.png 2018-11-25 Board game
glParchis
Glparchis.png
glParchis
GenreBoard game
Latest releaseV. 20181125  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 25th, 2018
DeveloperMariano Muñoz
Code licenseGPL v2[284]
Media licenseGPL v2[284]
P. languagePython
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glParchis is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

glParchis is an implementation the popular Parchis game, which is played with a dice and 4 pawns per player. Players have to move their pawns out of their nest, around the whole board, into the destination of the player's color.


VMS Empire Vms-empire.png 2021-02-25 Turn-based strategy
VMS Empire
Vms-empire.png
empire - the wargame of the century
GenreTurn-based strategy
Latest release1.16  (Announcement)
Release dateFebruary 25th, 2021
DeveloperEric S. Raymond, Chuck Simmons, Ed James
Code licenseGPL v2
Media licenseno media
P. languageC
Libraryncurses
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VMS Empire is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: vms-empire

VMS Empire is a war simulation between the player and the computer.

Dawn Dawn-rpg.jpg 2011-05-14 RPG

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Dawn
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Dawn
GenreRPG
Latest release0.0.46[285]
Release dateMay 13th, 2011
DeveloperTobias Eliasson
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licensevarious, some non-free like cc sampling and some unlicensed [1]
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Dawn is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Dawn is a fantasy 2D RPG developed by Tobias Eliasson. It is written in the C++ programming language, using the SDL library. It is licensed under the GPLv3.

Bitfighter Bitfighter.png 2021-06-01 Action
Bitfighter
Bitfighter.png
Bitfighter
GenreAction
Latest release022  (Announcement)
Release dateJune 1st, 2021
PlatformsWindows, Linux, Mac
Code licenseGPLv2[286]
Media licenseGPLv2[286]
LibraryC++, Lua
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Bitfighter is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Slackware logo.svg Slackware: bitfighter 
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: bitfighter  
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: bitfighter 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: bitfighter

Bitfighter is an outer-space combat action game. There are difference ways of playing such as space exploration for warfare and construction.


FreeGish Freegish.png 2010 Platformer, Physics simulation
GPL games
Freegish.png
GenresPlatformer, Physics simulation
Latest release1.53
Release date2010
Code licensesGPL[287]
Media licensesCC BY-SA 3.0 mostly, CC BY-SA 2.5 and MIT some[287]
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Freegish is a physics simulation platformer where you control a blob of tar. It can slick and slide and jump. There is also a multiplayer with modes like sumo wrestling and football.

Zatacka X Zatacka X.png 2021-07-11 Snake-like
Zatacka X
Zatacka X.png
Zatacka X
GenreSnake-like
Latest release1.1.0  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 11th, 2021
DeveloperSimen Heggestøyl, Gwilym Kuiper, Patrick Bauge Skevik, Charles Vaughan, Charles Vaughan
Code licenseGPL v3 [288]
Media licenseCC BY-SA [288]
P. languageC
LibrarySDL
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Zatacka X is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Zatacka X is a clone of a game called Achtung, die Kurve!.

The Zatacka X code is free software, licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3. Graphics and audio are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike.[288]

Valyria Tear Valyria Tear.png 2019-09-22 RPG
Valyria Tear
Valyria Tear.png
Valyria Tear
GenreRPG
Latest release1.1.0  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 22th, 2019
Code licenseGPL v3+
Media licenseGPL, CC-BY-SA, CC-BY, a.o.[289]
EngineHero of Allacrost
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Valyria Tear is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: valyria-tear-git

Valyria Tear is an single-player 2D role playing game taking place in an medieval-fantasy world.

It is based on a fork of the Hero of Allacrost engine.

Rescue! Max RescueMax.jpg 2020-11-21 Real-time strategy
Rescue! Max
RescueMax.jpg
Rescue! Max
GenreReal-time strategy
Latest release1.0.4  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 21st, 2020
Code licenseGPL v3 [290]
Media licenseGPL v3 [290]
P. languageJava
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Rescue! Max is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Rescue! Max is a real-time strategy game in a space setting. It is a 2D game in which the player controls a space ship to rescue people from planets, making alliances and fight enemies.

CBoard Cboard.png 2018-09-28 Chess, Text-mode
CBoard
Cboard.png
CBoard ncurses console chess game
GenreChess, Text-mode
Latest release0.7.5  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 28th, 2018
DeveloperBen Kibbey
Code licenseGPL [291]
Media licenseno media
P. languageC
Libraryncurses
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CBoard is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

CBoard is a text-mode chess game front-end and editor for PGN (Portable Game Notation) files. It uses unicode characters to display chess pieces.

JSoko JSoko.jpg 2021-09-13 Sokoban-style
jSoko
JSoko.jpg
jSoko
GenreSokoban-style
Latest release2.01  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 13th, 2021
DeveloperHeiner Marxen, Matthias Meger
Code licenseGPL +credits +no-misrepresentation [292]
Media licenseGPL +credits +no-misrepresentation [292]
P. languageJava
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jSoko is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

JSoko is a sokobon style puzzle game. It includes an automatic solver and supports different skins.

Critterding Critterding.jpg 2013-10-03 Life simulation
Critterding
Critterding.jpg
Critterding
GenreLife simulation
Latest releaseBeta 14  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 03rd, 2013
DeveloperBob Winckelmans
Code licenseGPL [293]
Media licenseGPL [293]
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Critterding is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Critterding - Evolving Artificial Life is a life and evolution simulator.

In the default configuration the simulator generates a world with food and critters with random bodies and brains. Critter have sensors such as detection of food touching their head and perform actions such as moving, eating or procreating.

Some randomly created critters will have sufficient properties to sustain a population and evolve.

Scrabble3D Scrabble3D.jpg 2015-03-01 Board, Education
Scrabble3D
Scrabble3D.jpg
Scrabble3D
GenreBoard, Education
Latest release3.1.3  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 1st, 2015
DeveloperHeiko Tietze
Code licenseGPL [294]
Media licenseGPL [294]
P. languagePascal
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Scrabble3D is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Scrabble3D is computer version of the popular word puzzle board game. In addition to a 3D board, it supports the classic Scrabble and Superscrabble rules.

Scrabble games can be played online against other players or locally against the computer.

Bweakfwu Bweakfwu.png 2013-10-22
bweakfwu
Bweakfwu.png
bweakfwu
Latest releasealpha1
Release dateOctober 22nd, 2013
Developerplaimi
Code licenseGNU GPL v3 [295]
Media licenseGNU GPL v3 [295]
P. languageHaskell
LibraryGloss
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bweakfwu is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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[296].

JSkat Jskat.png 2021-01-30 Card games
JSkat
Jskat.png
JSkat
GenreCard games
Latest release0.19.0  (Announcement)
Release dateJanuary 30th, 2021
DeveloperJan Schäfer, Markus J. Luzius, Daniel Loreck, Sascha Laurien
Code licenseGPL v3 [297]
Media licenseGPL v3 [297]
P. languageJava
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JSkat is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

JSkat is an implementation of the German card game Skat and variations thereof. Players can compete with fellow humans or with the computer. JSkat is implemented in Java.

GCompris Gcompris.jpg 2021-12-17 Educational
GCompris
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GCompris
GenreEducational
Latest release2.0  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 17th, 2021
Code licenseGPL v3 [298]
Media licenseGPL v3 [298], CC BY-SA [299]
P. languageC, Python
LibraryGtk
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GCompris is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

GCompris is a high quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.

Some of the activities are game orientated, but nonetheless still educational.

Below you can find a list of categories with some of the activities available in that category.

  • computer discovery: keyboard, mouse, different mouse gesture, ...
  • arithmetic: table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image, ...
  • science: the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation ...
  • geography: place the country on the map
  • games: chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku ...
  • reading: reading practice, vocabulary training, ...
  • other: learn to tell time, puzzle of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making, ...

Currently GCompris offers in excess of 100 activities and more are being developed. GCompris is free software, that means that you can adapt it to your own needs, improve it and, most importantly, share it with children everywhere.

For more specific use, it can be easlily configured to be run in a kiosk mode, so small children cannot accidentally switch to other programs.

On the technical level, GCompris is designed in a way which makes it easy to develop additional activities.

Erebus Erebus.jpg 2015-05-17 RPG
Erebus
Erebus.jpg
Erebus
GenreRPG
Latest release0.15  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 17th, 2015
DeveloperMark Harman
Code licenseGPL v3 [300]
Media licenseCC BY and CC BY-SA[300]
P. languageC++
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Erebus is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Erebus is an classic point-n-click style RPG (role playing game) with 2D graphics. It is available for PCs, smartphones, tablets and handhelds. The current alpha version is already playable.

At this stage there are 3 quests and randomly generated dungeons.


Annex: Conquer the World Annex Conquer the World screenshot.jpg 2014-10-05 Real-time Strategy
Annex: Conquer the World
Annex Conquer the World screenshot.jpg
GenreReal-time Strategy
Latest release4.0.7  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 5th, 2014
DeveloperDelphaDesign
Code licenseGPLv3+[301]
Media licenseCC-BY-SA (Source: Game manual)
EngineMegaGlest Engine
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Annex: Conquer the World is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Annex: Conquer the World is a Megaglest based Real-time Strategy game that brings fast paced combat with a diverse arsenal. Play as one of four available factions: The East Ocean Alliance, the NEO Republic, the Shadow Organization, or the Renegades as you struggle for dominance all over the world, competing for a priceless red mineral. The game will contain over 30 tech trees, different maps, and tileset. The focus of the game is Multiplayer and Single Player skirmishes. Currently there are no plans for campaigns or story mode, however this may change once base game is complete.[302]

A gameplay video on YouTube: Annex: conquer the World 4.0 Republic Mission 6

Starfighter Starfighter13.png 2020-12-26 Arcade
Project: Starfighter
Starfighter13.png
Project: Starfighter 1.3
GenreArcade
Latest release2.4  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 26th, 2020
DeveloperParallel Realities
Code licenseGPL[303]
Media licensesvarious[304]
P. languageC
LibrarySDL
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Project: Starfighter is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: starfighter


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.[303]

DQM no image 2015-04-26 puzzle, Platform
Flatland
Genrepuzzle, Platform
Latest release0.1.6.1  (Announcement)
Release dateApr 26th, 2015
PlatformsLinux
DeveloperIdusale
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++
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Flatland is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

DQM means Don't Question me! It is a text puzzle developed by Idusale. It takes place in a dystopian world in the strange situations of Winston.

The game source code is licensed under the GPL and the media is licensed under the CC BY license.

The idea of the project has been around since 2014 and it started that year in C++.

Pacman Pacman.png 2016-03-22 Arcade
Pacman
Pacman.png
GenreArcade
Latest release0.9
Release dateMarch 22rd, 2016
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Pacman is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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).

O.H.R.RPG.C.E. VoM-animated.gif 2021-09-13 RPG engine
O.H.R.RPG.C.E.
VoM-animated.gif
Vikings of Midgard, game created in O.H.R.RPG.C.E. by Fenrir Lunaris and Artimus Bena
GenreRPG engine
Latest releaseHróðvitnir  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 13th, 2021
DeveloperJames Paige, Brian Fisher et al.
Code licenseGPL
P. languageQuickBASIC until 2006, then FreeBasic
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O.H.R.RPG.C.E. is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

O.H.R.RPG.C.E. (Official Hamster Republic Role Playing Game Construction Engine) is a GPL licensed [305] cross-platform tool with which you can create your own 2D RPG game in a style similar to the classic Final Fantasy games on the NES, SNES and GBA which have so shaped the RPG genre. No programming knowledge is needed to use the program, but scripting is also available.

The latest stable release of the engine is called Gorgonzola of 2020. [306].

Endless Sky Endless sky fight.jpg 2021-07-11 Space
Endless Sky
Endless sky fight.jpg
A fight in Endless Sky
GenreSpace
Latest release0.9.14  (Announcement)
Release dateJuly 11th, 2021
Code licenseGPLv3[307]
Media licenseVarious (CC-BY-SA-4.0, CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC-BY-3.0 and public-domain)[308]
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Endless Sky is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Endless Sky is a space exploration, trading and combat game inspired by the old proprietary game Escape Velocity. Players can earn money by trading, carrying passengers, and completing missions. It is also possible to go pirate hunting and participate in a civil-war. Or one can go exploring, leave human space behind, and hope to find some friendly aliens whose culture is more civilized than your own...[309]

Aisleriot Aisleriot-3.10.png 2021-11-08 Card game
Aisleriot
Aisleriot-3.10.png
Aisleriot 3.10
GenreCard game
Latest release3.22.20  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 8th, 2021
Code licenseGPLv3+[310]
Media licenseGPLv3+[310]
P. languageC
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Aisleriot is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Aisleriot is the official patience card game suite for the GNOME desktop. It comes with over 80 games including some of the most popular such as Freecell, Klondike, and Spider. The cards can be themed.

PyChess Pychess.png 2021-03-19 Chess
PyChess
Pychess.png
PyChess
GenreChess
Latest release1.0.3  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 19th, 2021
Code licenseGPL [311]
Media licenseGPL [311]
P. languagePython
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PyChess is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

PyChess is a graphical front-end that works with xboard-compatible engines such as GNU Chess and stockfish, and also comes with its own chess engine if no other is available. PyChess is also capable of online play using the FICS server. Features include hints, different chess variants, and themeable chess pieces.

The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M. The secret chronicles sc1.png 2020-05-18 Platform game
The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M.
The secret chronicles sc1.png
The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M.
GenrePlatform game
Latest release2.1.0  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 18th, 2020
Code licenseGPL v3[312]
Media licenseGPL v3[312]
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M. is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M. (TSC) is a fork of Secret Maryo Chronicles, developed since the latter ceased development.[313]

Me and My Shadow Me and My Shadow 0.4.png 2018-11-03 Platform, Puzzle
Me and My Shadow
Me and My Shadow 0.4.png
Me and My Shadow 0.4
GenrePlatform, Puzzle
Latest release0.5a  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 3rd, 2018
DeveloperEdward Lii
Code licenseGPL[314]
Media licenseCC BY-SA, CC0, CC-BY a. o. [315]
P. languageC++
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Me and My Shadow is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Me and My Shadow is a platform and puzzle game in which the player's shadow plays an important role. The game uses only monochrome colours, fitting the shadow-theme. There is set of tutorial levels which explain the controls, tactics and puzzles elements.

FreeOrion FreeOrion-0.4.5-screenshot.png 2021-08-15 TBS
FreeOrion
FreeOrion-0.4.5-screenshot.png
Galaxy view
GenreTBS
Latest release0.4.10.2  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 15th, 2021
Code licenseGPL v2
Media licenseCC BY-SA 3.0
P. languageC++, Python
LibrarySDL, OpenAL, Boost, GiGi, FreeType2
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FreeOrion is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

FreeOrion is a turn-based strategy game of galactic conquest inspired by the Master of Orion games. As is typical for 4X games, players have to explore their surroundings, colonize new planets, manage their economies, research spectacular technologies, build up military might and conquer their neighbors, and ultimately, the entire galaxy. Features specific to FreeOrion are the diverse fantastical species and peculiar history of the game galaxy, the design of new ships with a multitude of hulls and ship parts available after research, and the possibility of technological victory after researching transcendence.

The game's source code is licensed under the GPL v2 and its media under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.[316][317]

ReTux Retux.png 2021-11-02 Platformer
reTux
Retux.png
reTux
GenrePlatformer
Latest release1.6.1  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 2nd, 2021
DeveloperThe Diligent Circle
Code licenseGPL[318]
Media licensevarious (all libre)[319]
P. languagePython
LibrarySeclusion Game Engine
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reTux is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as a package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: retux-bin

ReTux (stylized as "reTux" in-game) is a libre 2-D platformer written in Python and utilizing media from SuperTux.

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 Seclusion 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.

It was previously distributed commercially, but released to the public at no charge in April 2017.[320]

Qonk Qonk030.jpg 2007-09-14 RTS
Qonk
Qonk030.jpg
Qonk
GenreRTS
Latest release0.3.1  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 14, 2007
DevelopersAnthony Mariette Louis Liekens, Jens Fursund, Loek, Robert Schuster, Troels Kofoed Jacobsen
Code licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Qonk is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Qonk is a simple real-time space conquering game. It is written in C++ and uses the SDL library. It is licensed under the GPL v2.[321] The latest release is version 0.3.1 released on September 14, 2007.[322]

Anagramarama Anargramarama.png December 16th, 2021[323] Puzzle
Anagramarama
Anargramarama.png
GenrePuzzle
Latest release0.6
Release dateDecember 16th, 2021[323]
DevelopersColm Gallagher, Alan Grier, Thomas Plunkett, Toby A. Inkster, Shard, Dennis Payne[323]
Code licenseGPL 2+[323]
Media licenseGPL 2+[323]
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Anagramarama is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Anagramarama is a cutesy little game where you try to form as many words as possible from given letters in a limited time. It is licensed under the GNU GPL version 2+.[323] This game does not require 3D hardware acceleration.

Hex-a-hop Hah.jpg 2009-11-05 Puzzle
Hex-a-hop
Hah.jpg
Hex-a-hop
GenrePuzzle
Latest release1.1.0
Release dateNovember 5th, 2009
DeveloperTom Beaumont
Code licenseGPL v2 or later[324]
Media licenseGPL v2 or later, Sounds: Creative Commons Sampling Plus[325], CC-BY-SA[326]
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Hex-a-hop is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Hex-a-hop is a hexagonal tiles based puzzle game written by Tom Beaumont. The player controls a girl, who has to destroy all green tiles by jumping on them. In addition to the green tiles there are plenty of other kind of tiles with varying functionality gradually introduced.

Fictional Air Combat FictionalAirCombat.jpg 2012-10-09
GPL games
FictionalAirCombat.jpg
Screenshot of Fictional Air Combat
Latest release0.2.5  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 9th, 2012
Code licenseGPL[327]
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Fictional Air Combat is a flight simulator in the early development stages. It does not to simulate real aircraft or historical war scenarios, only fictional ones, hence the name. The game revolves around fighter aircraft.

Apricots Apricots.png August 13th, 2003 Arcade, Side-scroller
Apricots
Apricots.png
GenresArcade, Side-scroller
Latest release0.2.6
Release dateAugust 13th, 2003
DevelopersMark Snellgrove, Mark Harman
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC++
LibrarySDL
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Apricots is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.


Pillows Pillows.jpg October 12th, 2007
Pillows
Pillows.jpg
Pillows
Latest release0.2.1
Release dateOctober 12th, 2007
DeveloperChris Hopp
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseFAL
P. languagePython
LibraryPygame
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Pillows is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Pillows is a game created as a PyWeek warmup by Chris Hopp using the python programming language and the pygame library.

Hetris Hetris.png 2002-10-24 Tetris
Hetris
Hetris.png
Hetris
GenreTetris
Latest release0.1.0
Release dateOctober 24th, 2002
DeveloperIan Lynagh
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseLaTeX Project Public License
P. languageHaskell
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Hetris is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Hetris: An exploration of literate programming in Haskell is a text mode implementation of Tetris in Haskell, created by Ian Lynagh to demonstrate pretty-printing of a literate Haskell program using Haskell2LaTeX. The document produced by running Haskell2LaTeX then LaTeX is a detailed explanation of the structure and internals of the program.

Open Quartz Open-Quartz.jpg 2004-08-01
Open Quartz
Open-Quartz.jpg
Latest release2004.08.01
Release dateAugust 1st, 2004
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
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Open Quartz is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Open Quartz is an implementation of the GPL Quake source, which includes data also under the GNU General Public License. The latest version of Open Quartz is 2004.08.01.

SilChess SilChess-EM071.png Chess
SilChess
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SilChess in Eagle Mode 0.71.0
GenreChess
DeveloperOliver Hamann
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3
P. languageC++
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SilChess is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

SilChess (from “silly chess”) is a chess program written by Oliver Hamann in C++ in the years 2000—2009.

SilChess.cpp - Command line version of SilChess

The command-line version shows a pseudographical board with ASCII art pieces, and asks for a command. It also supports xboard protocol.

The other version (using the same code) is a plug-in for the Eagle Mode ZUI environment. Its UI is isometric, with the pieces reflecting everything around them.

The plug-in says it is called so because it was written by a weak chess player and weak chess programmer. However, John Knight called the AI “rather aggressive” and “rather nasty” in his article.[328]

Arkhart Arkhart.jpg Role-playing
Arkhart
Arkhart.jpg
Screenshot of Arkhart
GenreRole-playing
Code licenseGPL[329]
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Arkhart is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Arkhart is a role-playing game engine. It's goal is to provide game designers with the tools necessary to create role-playing games. The game arkhart is developed by the Nekeme Prod. association. Unfortunately the project is at a halt, and EdB is the only active maintainer. Fresh coders are needed. The art (textures,3D,music) is great.

Nikwi Nikwi.png August 23, 2006 Platform
Nikwi
Nikwi.png
Screenshot of Nikwi
GenresPlatform
Latest release1.1
Release dateAugust 23, 2006
Code licenseGPL[330]
Media licenseGPL[330]
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Nikwi is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Nikwi is a 2D platformer where the player's goal is to collect sweets and avoid the traps and enemies.

OpenAlchemist Openalchemist-aqua.png October 12th, 2008 Puzzle
GPL games
Openalchemist-aqua.png
GenresPuzzle
Latest release0.3
Release dateOctober 12th, 2008
DevelopersAntoine Morineau (graphics), Guillaume Delhumeau (code), silkut (win32 port), MrPouit (Ubuntu packages)
Code licenseGPLv2+
Media licenseCC-BY-SA 2.0
P. languageC++
LibraryClanLib
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GPL games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

OpenAlchemist is a falling block puzzle game created in C++. The source code is licensed under the GPLv2++ and the media is licensed under the CC-BY-SA.[331] The latest version of the game is 0.3 released on October 12th, 2008.[332] It uses the ClanLib library. It was made as a clone of a web flash game called NaturalChimie.

KMines KMines 3.0.png 2021-12-09 Minesweeper
KMines
KMines 3.0.png
KMines
GenreMinesweeper
Latest release4.0.21120  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 9th, 2021
DeveloperNicolas Hadacek, Mikhail Kourinny, Mauricio Piacentini, Dmitry Suzdalev; Mike McBride (documentation update for KDE 2.0); Philip Rodrigues (some changes for KDE 3.2)[333]
Code licenseGPL[333]
Media licenseGPL (program); GFDL (documentation)[333]
P. languageC++
LibraryKDE, Qt
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KMines is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

KMines is a mostly classical minesweeper puzzle game from the KDEGames division of the KDE Project. There are three preset levels and a custom one. The last one allows the player to adjust width and height of the playing field, and the number of mines.



Empty Clip Empty Clip - screenshot.jpg 2008-04-07 RPG
Empty Clip
Empty Clip - screenshot.jpg
Empty Clip
GenreRPG