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List of Puzzle games
This is a list of free/libre puzzle games:
2048 is a popular puzzle game by Gabriele Cirulli. The game can be played in a web browser, and a port exists for Android.
54321 is a set of four-, three- and two-dimensional (all presented as a number of 2D boards on the screen) implementations of five classic puzzle games. It is written in C++ by Patrick Fleckenstein for the 1mb SDL Game Programming Contest sponsored by Linux Journal, Loki Software, and No Starch Press. The latest downloadable version is v1.0.2001.11.16.
Atomix is a puzzle game designed for GNOME, in which the player must arrange "atoms" to build molecules by pushing the atoms, which move until they hit a wall.
|Biniax||May 15th, 2009||Puzzle|
|Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks||2016-10-01||Puzzle games|
|Brain Workshop||October 12th, 2010||Puzzle|
Brain Workshop is a puzzle game designed for the purpose of mental exercise written by Paul Hoskinson.The latest version of the game is 4.8.1 released on October 12,th, 2010. It is written in the Python programming language and is licensed under the GPL.
|Brickshooter||May 7, 2008||Puzzle|
Brikx is a puzzle game with the goal to clear levels navigating your way around walls. It is licensed under the GPL.
|Caph||2010-10-25||Physics simulation, puzzle|
Caph is a physics simulation puzzle game in which the player has to get a red and a green circle together.
Similar to the proprietary Crayon Physics game, Caph has the user draw objects such as ramps, fulcra, levers, and weights to move a ball to the destination using the laws of physics.
chrząszcz (meaning beetle in Polish) is a maze game in which the player needs to pass through chambers. The chambers are connected by locked doors which require keys that can be obtained by trading with Orcs.
chrząszcz was started in 2009, but was revived in 2013.
Consomaton is a puzzle game revolving around cellular automata. The player has to set or change the rules of the automaton so that they transform a given starting state in a console to another given goal state.
|Domino On Acid||2009-12-23||Puzzle|
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.
Einstein Puzzle is a puzzle game based on an old DOS game called Sherlock, based on the “zebra puzzle” or “Einstein’s puzzle” (which is often thought to have been invented by Albert Einstein) and written using SDL. It licensed under the GPLv2.
|Fish Fillets - Next Generation||2011-09-09||Puzzle, Sokoban-style|
Fish Fillets - Next Generation is a puzzle game. Fish Fillets was a commercial game until 2004 when it is licensed under the GPL. This rewrote for modern operating systems adds the "Next Generation" to the title. It is written in C++, with Lua used for level scripting and the game uses the SDL library.
The voice dialogs are in Czech. The subtitles have been translated into multiple languages — see the categories of this article at the bottom.
|GNOME Games||Please add the Gameinfo template to the article||
GNOME Games is a collection of sixteen small "five-minute" games in a variety of styles and genres for the GNOME desktop.
|Gem Drop X||August, 2003||Puzzle game|
Gem Drop X is a fast puzzle game. Placing gems in vertical lines destroys them and ultimately leads to completion of a level. It has been compared to "Tetris meets Space Invaders." The author is Bill Kendrick of New Breed Software. It is written in the C programming language.
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.
Intricacy is a multiplayer lock-picking puzzle game, in which players design locks and try to pick the locks devised by others.
Jamp is a physics puzzle game. The player controls a squirrel character inside a wheel-like cage, using contraptions and the laws of physics to move the character to the destination.
Jamp was created by a Swiss pupil.
Krank is a game of dexterity made by Thorsten Kohnhorst. The game is released into public domain and the source code is available on sourceforge.
|LevelHead||no image||spatial memory puzzle|
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.
|Me and My Shadow||2014-03-29||Platform, Puzzle|
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.
|Memonix||July 13th, 2007||Puzzle, memory|
The latest version is 1.6_070717 (2007-07-17) for Art and 1.6_080519 (2008-05-19) for Code.
Minilens is a puzzle game where you dispose of waste and collect flowers. You can also place bombs to destroy blocks.
n2048 is an ncurses implementation of the popular puzzle game 2048.
Neverball is a puzzle game in which the player guides a ball through various obstacle courses. The game, including the media, is licensed under the GPL. It was written by Robert Kooima. As of 2010-02-22, the latest version of the game is 1.6.0. There is a game based on Neverball, called Neverputt.
|Numpty Physics||2012-08-31||Physics simulation, puzzle|
Numpty Physics is a drawing puzzle game, where the goal is to draw shapes on a drawing to get two given objects to touch.
|OGS Mahjong||2012-09-23||Puzzle, Boardgame|
OGS Mahjong is a simple mahjong solitaire game with nice 3D graphics and relaxing soundtrack. It has been developed by the Opensource Game Studio and licensed under GPL (version 3). This game requires 3D hardware with support of OpenGL 2 or later.
There are versions for Windows and Linux.
|OpenAlchemist||October 12th, 2008||Puzzle|
OpenAlchemist is a fall down block puzzle game. Created in C++. The source code is licensed under the GPLv2++ and the media is licensed under the CC-BY-SA. The latest version of the game is 0.3 released on October 12th, 2008. It uses the ClanLib library. It was made as a clone of a web flash game called NaturalChimie.
Palapeli is a jigsaw puzzle game from the KDEGames collection.
|Pathological||July 17, 2003|
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.
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.
|Primrose||May 11 th, 2009||Puzzle|
Primrose is a puzzle game by Jason Rohrer and Jason Rohrer's sixth game. It uses the SDL library, with the exception of the iPhone OS port. It has been released into the public domain. The source code is available on the home page, so this is free software. Rohrer charges $2.99 for the iPhone OS version of Primrose. The latest version of the game is version 6 released on May 11rd, 2009.
Raincat is a 2D puzzle game written in Haskell. To win you need to keep the cat out of the rain.
|SDL-Ball||October 1st, 2014||puzzle, side-scroller/arcade|
SDL-Ball is a puzzle and side-scroller/arcade breakout-like game. It is written by Jimmy Christensen and licensed under the GPLv3. The latest version of the game is 1.01 released on January 11th, 2009. It is written in the C++ programming language using the SDL library.
|Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection||2017-05-14||Puzzle games collection|
Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection is a collection of multi-platform single-player puzzle games written mostly by Simon Tatham and licensed under the Expat license. Portions of the collection are by Richard Boulton, James Harvey, Mike Pinna, Jonas Kölker, Dariusz Olszewski, Michael Schierl, Lambros Lambrou, Bernd Schmidt, Steffen Bauer, Lennard Sprong and Rogier Goossens.
Stringrolled, or Upsilon Cat, or Upsilon Cat in Stringrolled, is a puzzle platformer. It was created in September 2008 for PyWeek, and won as an individual entry by Joel Bouchard Lamontagne with artwork contributed by other people. It was released into public domain and the source code is available on Pyweek, so this is free software. It is written in the Python programming language and uses the Pygame library.
A Sudoku game.
|T^3||December 20, 2004||Puzzle|
T^3 is a Blockout clone by Derek Hausauer. It was made as an assignment for a 400-level graphics course at the University of Alberta. The latest version of the game is 04.12.20-beta released on December 20th, 2004. It was written in the C++ programming library using the GLUT library.
|Which Way Is Up||February 11th, 2008||Puzzle puzzle, platformer|
Xye is a puzzle game similar to Sokoban but it includes Arcade elements.
The main objective is to get all the gems in each level. The player gets bonus points for collecting all stars before getting the last gem.
There are different obstacles, such as blocks in different shapes and size:
- Android port
- Current Biniax-2 copyright in Debian.
- Current Biniax-2 data copyright in Debian (same)
- Block Attack about page
- Blockattack's copyright file at Debian packages
- Sourceforge.net's membership list for the Brain Workshop project accessed on October 26th, 2008.
- Sourceforge.net's download page for the Brain Workshop project accessed on October 26th, 2008.
- Brain Workshop sourceforge.net page accessed on October 26th, 2008.
- The game's README file
- download section
- Einstein Puzzle's copyright file at Debian packages
- Enigma's copyright file at Debian packages
- Licensing information on Fish Fillets' download page
- Information about developing the game
- Download page on Frozen Bubble website
- Frozen Bubble's copyright file at Debian Packages
- Gem Drop X 0.9 readme file
- Hex-a-hop copyright file on Debian's repository
- Hex-a-hop credits page
- Hex-a-hop credits page
- http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/k/krank/krank_0.7+dfsg2-2/copyright (accessed on 2010-03-18)
- http://www.nicksfonts.com/info/eula.html (accessed on 2010-03-18)
- ltris RPM packages for Red Hat, CentOS and Fedora
- License in svn
- Credits in svn
- Viewizard Games открыла исходники игры Memonix — a post on Linux.org.ru about the GPLing of the source. (rus)
- Source code
- Neverball data's copyright file at Debian Packages
- Neverball source's copyright file at Debian packages
- The About page on OpenAlchemist website accessed on October 25th, 2008.
- Sourceforge.net download page for the OpenAlchemist project accessed on October 25th, 2008.
- COPYING file in the KDE git repository
- The copyright file for the game at Debian's packages list
- The copyright file for the game's media at Debian's packages list
- Description page
- IGN interview with Jason Rohrer on Primrose
- Jason Rohrer's releaselog page accessed on August 2nd, 2009
- License page in SDL-Ball's sourceforge.net cvs repoistory accessed on October 9th, 2008.
- Membership list for SDL-ball project on sourceforge.net accessed on October 9th, 2008.
- News post on 1.0 accessed on October 9th, 2008.
- http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/puzzles.tar.gz (the file name shows the version on download)
- The "Licence" section of the collection's homepage
- Edward Macnaghten. A somewhat pleasant experience (2006-01-13, accessed on 2014-01-13)
- Developers list on the game's project page on SourceForge.net
- From the game's README file