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'Rejected games list is a list of games which were rejected to have articles in the Libregamewiki for not complying with the article policy, but for which it is likely that somebody will try to add them or do time-consuming research about their freeness (or there is a significant hope of liberation, e.g. it is apparently non-free only because it has been derived from a then-non-free work).

Note that the licenses of a game can change, and that a game may be put here erroneously, so being on this list does not mean the game is rejected forever: if you think a listed game actually is free, you can start a discussion on the talk page.

Lists of games rejected by other projects:

Contents: !$@ 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

0-9[edit]

  • 4Mlinux - 4MLinux is a mini Linux distribution - Not a game[1]


A[edit]

  • A Slower Speed of Light - It is based on an open source engine, but I cannot find the source code of the game [2] (2013-09-25)
  • A Tale In The Desert - Arx Fatalis - "While the engine of Arx Fatalis was open-sourced, this does not include the game data."[3] (2013-08-08)
  • Al Emmo and The Lost Dutchman's Mine - "AGDI's games and add-on packs intended for use with our games may not be sold, rented or distributed under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to, making our products available on other websites or on any type of compilation CD."[4] (2013-08-06)
  • Alien Arena - non-free content, non-commercial restriction[5]
  • Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs - commercial close source[6] (2013-08-18)
  • Angband - some distributions - Non-free windows port[7], sounds fall under CC-BY-SA-NC (as of 3.5.0, see copying.txt). Note: as of 2009-11-29, Debian squeeze/sid contains a DSFG-compliant package with no sounds.
  • Are we alone? - free game[8], but appears to use non-free font[9]. Otherwise fine.
  • Arx Libertatis - "Do I need a copy of Arx Fatalis to play Arx Libertatis? Yes. While the engine of Arx Fatalis was open-sourced, this does not include the game data." [10] (2013-10-19)
  • AssaultCube Reloaded - Several data files are under non-commercial licenses, and there are even some that the developers don't even know the copyright status of. [11] (2015-01-30)


B[edit]

  • Be The Wumpus - contains sounds under CC Sampling+. Most of them are from Freesound; some are PD or CC0; but tens of sounds made by two people (including the author) are under CC Sampling+.[12] (2013-03-16)
  • Blood Frontier - Non-free content[13] (2009-11-09)
  • Bombermaaan - Graphics appear to be lifted directly from the game it is cloning. There is no evidence that Bomberman was rereleased as a libre game, so this is most likely illegal and unfree.[14] (2018-09-19)
  • Brainblast - Non-free sounds from Freesound[15]; uses the non-free FMOD library.[16] (2009-03-16)
  • Bub-n-Bros - The media is from mcsebi's bub-n-bros game, which is shareware, though the rest of the game is free. Attempt to contact mcsebi, who gave permission for use, as to whether the assets were open or not was ignored. Thus we must assume that the graphical assets of this game are not libre. [17] The copyright file for the bubbros package in Debian lenny says the media are licensed under The Artistic License (NOT 2.0),[18] which FSF considers too vague to be free.[19]


C[edit]

  • Cannons Lasers Rockets - CLR is a free-to-play cross-platform multiplayer PvP/Co-op arcade space game. - commercial close source[20] (2013-08-18)
  • CloneKeen - seems to require the original non-free data files[21]
  • Colorful - "You can use this code anyway you please, with the following exceptions: - making an improved version of the game - using some parts in a commercial product"[22] (2013-10-11)


  • Cube - non-free content[23]


D[edit]

  • Dale Hardshovel HD - close source, commercial [24] (2013-08-06)
  • Danger from the Deep - “most of the artwork/data is released under a Creative Commons license (Attribution/NonCommercial/Non-Derivative works).”[25][26]
  • Dark Oberon - unfree media.[27]
  • Demon Master Chris - close source, commercial (2013-08-06)
  • DIVO - close source, commercial (2013-08-06)
  • Double Rogue - close source, commercial [28] (2013-08-06)
  • Dragon hunt - by evilmrhenry et al. - unfree media, sales and other restrictions. readme.txt in the tarball
  • Dust Racing 2 - "All image files, except where otherwise noted, are licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0"[29] (2013-09-04)


E[edit]

  • Ecksdee - sounds and music files are licensed for non-commercial usage[30]
  • Evilot - close source, commercial[31] (2013-08-06)
  • Escape Goat - close source, commercial [32] (2013-08-06)
  • Excalibur: Morgana's Revenge - Media files are fully copyrighted (email correspondence with Bill Catambay of EMR).
  • ezquake - requires original proprietary media


F[edit]

  • Fancy Skulls - close source, commercial[33] (2013-08-18)
  • Fran Bow - close source[34] (2013-08-06)


G[edit]

  • Galcon - Not free.[35]
  • Game Dev Tycoon - close source, commercial [36] (2013-08-06)
  • Gateways - by Smudged Cat Games - close source, commercial[37]
  • gjrand - The gjrand project is about pseudo-random number generation for the purpose of simulations, Monte-Carlo integration, computer games and the like.[38] - not a game (2013-08-13)

[39] (needs review, see Talk:Glest --AVRS 17:48, 29 November 2009 (UTC)) (2009-11-29)

  • Gone Home - commercial close source, also not a game[40] (2013-08-18)
  • Goscurry - close source, commercial [41] (2013-08-06)


H[edit]

  • Hairball - no source code, no license file [42] (2013-08-06)
  • Hammerwatch - close source and commerical[43] (2013-08-06)
  • Hatesnake3D - close source, commercial [44] (2013-08-06)
  • Heroes of Might and Magic II - just the engine is open source, the game requires the original retail version. (2013-11-03)


I[edit]

  • Invention - uses CC By-NC and CC Sampling* licensed music and sounds.


J[edit]

  • Jack Haunt: Old Haunting Grounds - close source, commercial [45] (2013-08-06)
  • Jooleem - data is cc-nc[46]


K[edit]

  • King's Quest I - "AGDI's games and add-on packs intended for use with our games may not be sold, rented or distributed under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to, making our products available on other websites or on any type of compilation CD."[47] (2013-08-06)
  • King's Quest II - "AGDI's games and add-on packs intended for use with our games may not be sold, rented or distributed under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to, making our products available on other websites or on any type of compilation CD."[47] (2013-08-06)
  • King's Quest III - "AGDI's games and add-on packs intended for use with our games may not be sold, rented or distributed under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to, making our products available on other websites or on any type of compilation CD."[47] (2013-08-06)
  • Kite Story - by Midnight Sun - just “all rights reserved”
  • Knytt - Proprietary software
  • Knytt Stories - Proprietay software
  • KQ - contains unlicensed music.[48]


L[edit]

  • Lunar Lander - by Nick Gasson - the sounds in version 0.6 are under a CC Sampling(+) license. The rest of the game is free.[49] (2011-08-07)


M[edit]

  • Mage's Initiation - "AGDI's games and add-on packs intended for use with our games may not be sold, rented or distributed under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to, making our products available on other websites or on any type of compilation CD."[50] (2013-08-06)
  • Marina Attack - close source, commercial [51] (2013-08-06)
  • Megabyte Punch - Close source commercial game[52] (2013-08-06)
  • Melty Twist - for PyWeek 5 by DiamondGFX[53] - the music by madbrain appears to be under CC BY-NC-SA; the original sources for music are not accessible, but some is at 8bitpeoples where that license is used.
  • Meridian 59 - at least all media non-free[54] (2016-03-25)
  • Metal Dead - close source, commercial [55] (2013-08-06)
  • Monster Quest Lite - no source code available, no repository, only an .exe file in the file section and no link on the website [56] (2013-10-07)
  • Monster RPG 2 - is supposedly free code and assets but apparently some of the media assets are "borrowed".[57]
  • My Ex-Boyfriend the Space Tyrant! - Listed as open source on the Linux Game Database, but SourceCode is available to paying customers only.[58].
That does not make the game non-free. GNUbie (talk) 17:36, 18 August 2013 (CEST)
Section 1 of the Open Source definition says: "The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away the software as a component of an aggregate software distribution containing programs from several different sources. The license shall not require a royalty or other fee for such sale." So, assume I bought a copy of the game with the source code. Since I am not allowed to give it to my neighbor, this is not free software.
If you're not allowed to give it to your neighbor, it's not free software, sure. But if they only give the source code to paying customers, that's ok. (The customer must be allowed to pass it along.) GNUbie (talk) 19:05, 18 August 2013 (CEST) (2013-08-18)


N[edit]

  • Nelly's Rooftop Garden - no license specified, textures and font have copyright restrictions.[59]
  • Nihilumbra - commercial close source[60] (2013-08-18)
  • No Gravity - unfree media[61]
  • nquake - requires original proprietary media


O[edit]

  • OpenAstroMenace (talk) - non-free 3D models[62][63] (2011-02-11)
  • Open General - Evolution of SSI Panzer General II - No source code. While there is Subversion repository, it contains only data files [64] (2013-10-06)
  • OpenRA - "To run OpenRA, several files are needed from the original game disks." [65]. And the FAQ[66] goes into more details: "Electronic Arts have released both C&C and RA as Freeware [...] ~15MB of files that we need to run the game. Those game assets are not covered by OpenRA's GNU General Public License" (2013-01-04)
  • OpenRaider - nonfree content from the original game.[67]
  • OpenXcom - UFO: Enemy Unknown - "OpenXcom requires a vanilla version of the original UFO: Enemy Unknown / X-COM: UFO Defense (any DOS / Windows version). It is not compatible with other games in the X-COM series. If you don’t own a copy, you can buy one" [68] (2013-09-25)
  • Operation Smash - close source, commercial [69] (2013-08-06)
  • Other-Life - only the client source code is available[70] (2013-08-19)


P[edit]

  • Paintown - nonfree content. (conversation with jonrafkind in #paintown)
  • Particulars - close source, commercial [71] (2013-08-06)
  • Pinochle - "This game is released under the terms of shareware."[72] (2014-01-04)
  • Pitman - close source, commercial [73] (2013-08-06)
  • Planet Umi - contains music from a non-free game.
  • Planeshift - "All artwork, musics, dialogues, stories, names, 3d models, etc... are under a proprietary license. This means you cannot reuse those in any way without our explicit permission. If you plan to create another game based on our source code, remember you will have to redo all art,music,models,stories,etc... You cannot host another server where PlaneShift Clients connects to, because our license on assets forbits it."[74].
  • Platinum Arts Sandbox - LICENSE.txt in version 2.2.4: “5. With the exception of content with an individual readme file, all content is copyright Platinum Arts LLC and permission is required for distribution. In other words if you want to use Platinum Arts Sandbox maps or other content in another software projects, please ask first.” Not all of the content has a readme file or a license in it.
  • Planet M.U.L.E. - No source code available
  • pyzelda2 - uses graphics from the original zelda game[75] (2013-10-08)


Q[edit]

  • QbQbQb - commercial close source[78] (2013-08-18)
  • Quest for Glory II - "AGDI's games and add-on packs intended for use with our games may not be sold, rented or distributed under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to, making our products available on other websites or on any type of compilation CD."[79] (2013-08-06)


R[edit]

  • Really Rather Good Battles In Space - non-free data.[80]
  • Return to Zero - no information on copyright license anywhere in the downloadable archive[82]
  • Robot Underground - [83] includes a non-free[84] font.


S[edit]

  • Sauerbraten - Nonfree content[85]
  • Sentinel - close source, commercial [86] (2013-08-06)
  • Simutrans - Artistic License 1.0[87] is considered non-free by FSF.[19] May have non-free media, too.[88]
  • Smokin' Guns - Nonfree content (discussion with ReD_NeCKersoN on freenode in #smokinguns)
  • Sorry Mario Bros! - close source, original images (2013-08-06)
  • Soulcaster - close source, commercial [89] (2013-08-06)
  • Soulcaster II - close source, commercial [90] (2013-08-06)
  • Scid - "in the tablebase decoding code, all rights are reserved by its author Eugene Nalimov and you should ask for permission before using it.[91] (2013-08-31)
  • Scid vs. PC - "in the tablebase decoding code, all rights are reserved by its author Eugene Nalimov and you should ask for permission before using it.[92] (2013-08-31)
  • StarMade - "One general rule is that you are not permitted to distribute anything made by the creator of StarMade and his partners. You are not allowed to give copies away without permission,"[93] (2013-08-06)
  • Stunt rally - Partly nonfree media, based on vdrift. (discussion with cryham on freenode in #stuntrally)


T[edit]

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal - Rougelike - "All the tiles of the 'shockbolt' tileset, located in all the 'gfx/shockbolt' and 'gfx/lore' folders are granted to use with the Tales of Maj'Eyal game only."[94] (2013-11-13)
  • Teleglitch - Die More Edition - close source, commercial [95] (2013-08-06)
  • The Dark Mod - Media is non-commercial (under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0). The engine is free though (modified Doom 3) [96] (2013-10-19)
  • The Grave Digger - close source, commercial [97] (2013-08-06)
  • The Raven - Legacy of a Masterthief - close source, commercial [98] (2013-08-06)
  • The Sub Is Deadly - close source, commercial [99] (2013-08-06)
  • The Ur-Quan Masters - (UQM) - media is under a non-free license[100]
  • The Urgent Decision - Artistic License 1.0[101]
  • TRI - close source, commercial [102] (2013-08-06)
  • Trigger Rally - Some data files are “unlicensed”.[103] (2017-01-13)
  • Tumblox - close source, commercial [104] (2013-08-06)
  • Typus Pocus - at least some of the graphics is under CC by-nc-sa.


U[edit]

  • Unvanquished - uses shaderlabs textures that cannot be used commercially[105] or redistributed alone. (The latter of course is trivial to bypass by adding a hello world type of map.)


V[edit]

  • Vacuum Magic - non-free third-party media[106]
  • Vendetta Online - Non-free Trialware[107] (2013-08-18)
  • Vertigo - close source[108] (2013-08-06)
  • Vdrift - nonfree content imported from other sources - Conversation with thelusiv on #vdrift
  • Virus Killer - Debian version cleaned of the non-free sounds, but it still includes a Windows screenshot and some Microsoft icons


W[edit]

  • Warsow - has non-free media[109]
  • World of Padman - non-free content[110]
  • Within a Deep Forest - homepage states that it is a freeware game[111]
  • Wizard of Wor HTML5 - No license information on the SF.net page, no license file in .zip download. No contact information nor bug tracker to raise this issue.[112]


X[edit]

  • xJigsaw - puzzle game - xJigsaw is freeware and is free for private non-commercial use. It is not open source. [113] (2013-08-09)


Z[edit]

  • Zyberflux - no information on copyright license anywhere in the downloadable archive[114]


References[edit]

  1. http://4mlinux.com/about.html
  2. http://gamelab.mit.edu/games/a-slower-speed-of-light/
  3. http://wiki.arx-libertatis.org/FAQ
  4. http://www.agdinteractive.com/global/agd_legal.jpg
  5. Alien Arena license.txt, includes: "It is only permissible to distrubute the game data(models, maps, textures, sound, etc) as a whole, and with the intention of being used with Alien Arena. It is not permissible to distribute individual portions or items of the game data without express consent from COR Entertainment.", "be sold or used for profit, without express consent from COR Entertainment.")
  6. http://www.aamfp.com/
  7. angband's copyright file at Debian Packages
  8. Are we alone? readme on github
  9. Are we alone? fonts on github
  10. http://wiki.arx-libertatis.org/FAQ
  11. https://github.com/acreloaded/acr/blob/master/docs/acr-README.txt
  12. http://bethewumpus.cvs.sourceforge.net/bethewumpus/bethewumpus/sounds/Attribution.txt?view=markup
  13. http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/bloodfrontier/index.php?title=License General license description] Acord's works, models, textures There is some free content, too, e.g. [1] or [2]
  14. The Bombermaaan site;Bomberman screenshots for comparison
  15. Brainblast README; Brainblast: sounds: attributes (checked on 2009-03-16)
  16. http://brainblast.svn.sourceforge.net/ Brainblast SVN (checked on 2009-03-16)
  17. Purchase page
  18. bubbros copyright file in Debian lenny
  19. 19.0 19.1 Free Software Foundation: Various Licenses and Comments about Them
  20. http://netgameslab.com/clr.html
  21. CloneKeen download page
  22. readme.txt in colorful-1-1-src.zip from [3]
  23. Discussion about proprietary cube data on the Debian developer mailing list
  24. http://www.phime.com/games/dale/
  25. Danger from the Deep at SF.net
  26. Danger from the Deep warning
  27. http://dark-oberon.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/dark-oberon/trunk/game/documents/license/license.txt?view=markup
  28. http://ratking.de/store/
  29. https://sourceforge.net/p/dustrac/code/ci/master/tree/README#l22
  30. Ecksdee 0.0.9 license text file
  31. http://www.syrenaica.com/evilot/
  32. http://www.magicaltimebean.com/escape-goat/
  33. http://fancyskulls.com/
  34. http://franbow.com/
  35. Homepage
  36. http://www.greenheartgames.com/
  37. http://www.smudgedcat.com/gateways.htm
  38. http://gjrand.sourceforge.net/
  39. Thread on Glest's forums asking about model license
  40. http://www.gonehomegame.com/
  41. http://www.goscurry.com/buy.php
  42. http://www.udellgames.com/games/hairball/
  43. http://www.hammerwatch.com/
  44. http://ratking.de/store/
  45. http://www.evolvingpoet.com/jack-haunt-old-haunting-grounds/
  46. Jooleem license information
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 http://www.agdinteractive.com/global/agd_legal.jpg
  48. kq-data: contains unlicensed music Debian bug tracker
  49. Lunar Lander (checked on 2011-08-07)
  50. http://www.agdinteractive.com/global/agd_legal.jpg
  51. http://www.scirra.com/arcade/shooter/540/marina-attack-extended
  52. http://megabytepunch.reptile-games.com/
  53. http://www.pyweek.org/e/xasm/
  54. https://github.com/Meridian59/Meridian59/blob/master/README
  55. http://www.walkthruwalls.com/buy/
  56. https://sourceforge.net/projects/monster-quest
  57. http://opengameart.org/forumtopic/thoughts-on-uploading-monster-rpg-2-assets-to-oga
  58. http://www.um.com.au/spaceout/
  59. http://pyweek.org/e/rushed/
  60. http://www.beautifungames.com/p/games.html
  61. No Gravity's README in the project's CVS repository
  62. a ticket from 2008
  63. http://ftp-master.metadata.debian.org/changelogs//non-free/a/astromenace-data/astromenace-data_1.3.1+repack-1_copyright License file of Debian package astromenace-data (checked on 2013-10-28)
  64. https://sourceforge.net/p/opengeneral/code/, find . -type f | grep -vi ".png$" | grep -vi ".txt$" | grep -v "/.svn/" | grep -vi ".scn$" | grep -vi ".map$" | grep -vi ".pdf$" | grep -vi ".cam$" | grep -vi ".ply$" | grep -vi ".jpg$" | grep -vi ".gif$" | grep -vi ".rtf$" | grep -vi ".font$" | grep -vi ".xml$" | grep -vi ".eqp$" | grep -vi ".doc$" | grep -vi ".front$" | grep -vi ".tmsg$" | grep -vi ".mp3$" | grep -vi ".xls$" | grep -vi ".proto$" | grep -vi ".cur$" | grep -vi ".cur$" | grep -vi ".exe$" | grep -vi ".wav$" | grep -vi ".mapx$" | grep -vi ".smx$" | grep -vi ".log$" | grep -vi ".xsch$" | less
  65. OpenRA install
  66. OpenRA FAQ
  67. http://openraider.sourceforge.net/
  68. http://openxcom.org/index.php/downloads-extras/
  69. http://operationsmash.com/
  70. http://www.other-life.com/links.php
  71. http://www.particularsgame.com/
  72. Pinochle
  73. http://ratking.de/store/
  74. Planeshift license
  75. pyzelda2 screenshots
  76. http://www.q3rally.com/?page_id=49
  77. IRC conversation with ZTurtleMan in #q3rally (Freenode) revealed data licenses are mixed, some uncertain. He also said someone was working on making all data “Creative Commons”.
  78. http://qbqbqb.rezoner.net/
  79. http://www.agdinteractive.com/global/agd_legal.jpg
  80. http://rrgbis.sourceforge.net/readme.txt
  81. http://redeclipse.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/redeclipse/doc/all-licenses.txt
  82. Return to Zero download page
  83. http://pyweek.org/e/eevee_evolution/
  84. http://fonts.tom7.com/legal/
  85. Sauerbraten wiki
  86. http://www.sentinelgame.com/
  87. Simutrans project page at SF.net
  88. http://freegamer.blogspot.com/2009/08/example-of-why-license-matters.html (acc. 2009-08-11)
  89. http://www.magicaltimebean.com/soulcaster-ii/
  90. http://www.magicaltimebean.com/soulcaster-ii/
  91. http://sourceforge.net/p/scid/code/ci/master/tree/COPYING
  92. http://sourceforge.net/p/scidvspc/code/1584/tree/COPYING
  93. http://star-made.org/content/terms-and-conditions#EULA
  94. COPYING-TILES
  95. http://diemore.teleglitch.com/buy
  96. https://svn.thedarkmod.com/svn/darkmod_src/trunk/LICENSE.txt
  97. https://sites.fastspring.com/tinnes/instant/gravedigger
  98. http://raven-game.com/en/buynow/
  99. http://ratking.de/store/
  100. http://wiki.uqm.stack.nl/The_Ur-Quan_Masters_Project_FAQ#Under_what_license_is_the_game_released.3F
  101. The Urgent Decision licence
  102. http://ratking.de/store/
  103. https://sourceforge.net/p/trigger-rally/code/HEAD/tree/doc/DATA_AUTHORS.txt
  104. http://ratking.de/store/
  105. Unvanquished licensing, prohibits commercial use
  106. http://freegamer.blogspot.com/2009/03/foooooooooooooo-egoboo.html#c5768075506199274043
  107. http://freecode.com/projects/vendetta-online
  108. http://www.ketonegames.com/2012/06/27/hello-world/
  109. Warsaw FAQ
  110. See licensing information during installation
  111. Within a Deep Forest homepage
  112. https://sourceforge.net/projects/wizardofworhtml5/
  113. http://www.webmayo.com/xjigsaw/
  114. Zyberflux download page