Playing Games with GNU/Linux users

I was discussing the Games that Empower project with some hardcore gamers and they said something like “but there aren’t any real games on Linux” so I just wanted to share some info about some of the other games that you can play. Some of them you have to pay for and some don’t make the source code available. Here’s some of the well known ones that we can play together.

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Games that Empower

Happy Kids

I put together a project called Games that empower.

Its a collection of Free, Libre and Open source games and a simple way for people to download them.

There’s been a lot of hype about the value of game based learning in education lately so I hope this project is useful. Recently a few of the teachers I’ve met seem to focus on social justice and the issue of free as in gratis so perhaps this project can be helpful to people struggling financially as well. They can avoid spyware, adware, malware and violating copyright by using these games.

Feel free to spread it around, I know if I had more time for computer games I would enjoy stumbling across this project.

UPDATE: The list is so old now, I hope to update this project soon.

Go

I’ve been playing the online version of a game called Go on IGS Pandanet.

Go Board

Go, Weiqi, or Baduk1 is a strategic, two-player board game originating in ancient China between 2000 BC and 200 BC.

You can download the client here. Here’s the screenshots.


A 3D and 2D Goban, SGF editor, client for IGS-PandaNet and interface for GNU Go.

You can also play vs GNU Go.
Its easy to learn but I’m still struglling to get my first cap.
Reading Sensei’s Library improved the way I play so you may want to check it out. It reminds me of chess how you really have to concentrate and at times think ahead. Register at IGS Pandanet and take me on, my username is Chrismo.