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Trackballs castle 1.jpeg
A “castle” level.
Genres3D Arcade Platformer
Latest release1.3.4  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 23rd, 2022
DevelopersMathias Broxvall; uses music by Marco Göbel, Paul Leach; music and levels by Attila Boros.
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL, Ethymonics Free Music License
P. languagesScheme, C++
LibrariesSDL, Guile, OpenGL
Trackballs 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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Trackballs is a marble game in three-dimensional space, inspired by “Marble Madness”. It is released under the GPL, and was developed by Mathias Broxvall until a long hiatus from 2007 to 2017 after which a new maintainer picked up the project. The latest version before the hiatus is 1.1.4, released on 2007-05-25; now version 1.3.1 is available.[1] It is written in the C++ and Scheme programming language using the SDL library.[2] Support for OpenGL standard 3.3 is required.[3]

In the game, the player controls a marble (not the field itself) over a 3D labyrinth, avoiding moving spikes, deadly force fields, enemy balls, and marble-shattering falls, all while seeking the goal at the end of the level. A version was included on OpenSource Game Power volume 1.


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