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Free and Open Source Games


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Apr 12, 2008
Just a few of the games I've found floating around the 'net. =)

Alien Arena 2008 - runs on Windows, Linux and the Mac port should be out by now

Worminator 3 is a sidescrolling action game written in the C++ language. It is akin to many Apogee Software and ID Software classic action games such as Duke Nukem and Commander Keen.

No Gravity - arcade style, first person, space combat simulator with Wing Commander style physics.

Secret Maryo Chronicles is an Open Source two-dimensional platform game with a style designed similar to classic sidescroller games.

Block Attack - Rise of the Blocks is a puzzle/blockfall game inspired by Nintendo's Tetris Attack for the Super Nintendo.

GL-117 is an action flight simulator for Linux/Unix and MSWindows.

Empty Clip is a top-down 2D Action RPG.

Glest is a free 3D real time strategy game

SuperTux is a classic 2D jump'n run sidescroller game in a style similar to the original SuperMario games.

X-Moto is a challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics plays an all important role in the gameplay. h

XPilot is a multi-player 2D space game.

XEvil is a 3rd person, side-view, fast-action, kill-them-before-they-kill-you game.

Wormux War is declared! Pick your battles and enter the arena.

Xconq is a general strategy game system.

BZFlag is a free online multiplayer cross-platform open source 3D tank battle game.

Aleph One is an open-source descendent of Bungie's Marathon 2 first person 3D shooting game.

Angband is a free, single-player dungeon exploration game.

Armagetron is a multiplayer game in 3d that attempts to emulate and expand on the lightcycle sequence from the movie Tron.

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme.

Metal Blob Wars: Episode I infiltrate the various enemy bases around the Blobs' homeworld and rescue as many MIAs as possible.

Crimson Fields is a turn-based tactical war game.

Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical RPG and adventure game.

Urban Dead is a free-to-play browser-based multi-player game where you play the survivor or victim of a zombie outbreak in a quarantined city centre, alongside tens of thousands of others.

N - a unique 2D puzzle / action platformer

Dogfights: The Game lets you experience history´s greatest aerial battles firsthand (based on the History Channel TV show of the same name)

Chex Quest is a total conversion of the computer game Doom (specifically Ultimate Doom). Trivia: This game, notable for being the first video game ever to be included in cereal boxes as a prize, was found in boxes of Chex cereal in 1997.

Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy game, developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos-Interactive. The source code was released in 2004.

Vega Strike is an Open Source 3D Action-Space-Sim that lets you trade, fight, and explore in a vast universe.

UFO: ALIEN INVASION is a squad-based tactical strategy game in the tradition of the old X-COM PC games

TripleA is a turn based strategy game engine and axis and allies clone.

Tales of Middle Earth (ToME) is a fantasy adventure game, based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

StepMania is a rhythm game for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It features 3D graphics, keyboard and "dance pad" support, and an editor for creating your own steps.

Stendhal is a fully fledged multiplayer online adventures game (MMORPG)

Spring (formerly known as TA Spring or Total Annihilation: Spring), is a full 3D free/open source RTS game engine

SolarWolf is an action/arcade game written in Python.

Scorched3D is a game based loosely (or actually quite heavily now) on the classic DOS game Scorched Earth

rRootage is an abstract scrolling shooter game

In Rogue, the player assumes the typical role of an adventurer of early fantasy role-playing games.

Rocks'n'Diamonds is a scrolling tile-based computer puzzle

Urban Terror Free multiplayer first person shooter (you no longer need Quake 3 to play this game)
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Great job Tami, Thanks for the links.
Hours of free playtime:thumb:
The wife will hate you for it though.:whistle:


Active member
Apr 12, 2008
You're welcome - I have many more, but I figured that was a good start (and I *do* have work to get done).

Meh - I'm used to the whole spouse of a gamer thing - I have one of those too - he really had *no* idea what it was like to live with a gamer (let alone two, my son is a gamer as well, no idea where he got it from though) but at least he's learning. As in - don't break my concentration to say you're going to bed. I will eventually notice your absence, I might even notice the time and retire for the night. Maybe.


Staff member
Dec 9, 2006
Moncton NB
Holy cwap.... both elite and akalabeth are commercial games which have been released to the public as freeware!!

Akalabeth was probably the first commercial game I purchased (it's described as ultima-0 for those who haven't heard of it), and elite sucked up at least 6 months worth of my life :)


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Nov 19, 2007

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