cross-posted from: https://programming.dev/post/6819337

Mon 04 December 2023 by R.L. Dane

There’s a lot of talk about gaming in Linux these days, and that’s exciting, because it’s drawing attention to Linux’s capabilities. While the games being spoken of are mostly proprietary (and pretty awful, from a software-freedom perspective), it’s good to see people getting interested in Linux, even when for only pragmatic reasons.

But beyond the attention-grabbing AAA titles, there are many FOSS games worth checking out.

Admittedly, I am not much of a gamer, and never have been. I’m hoping to draw attention to the possibilities of FOSS gaming, but what will follow is hardly exhaustive. But I have tried to gather the names a few FOSS games on Android I’ve enjoyed burning time with, and a few desktop games I’ve heard of or played with occasionally that are worthy of more attention from the gaming community:

https://rldane.space/foss-games-are-actually-pretty-good.html

  • ADHDefy
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    93 months ago

    These are all great games. I’m surprised not to see some of the heaviest hitters, like 0 A.D., Beyond All Reason, Xonotic, or Veloren.

    • @[email protected]
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      3 months ago

      I guess because the author is actually mostly playing small games on android: “Admittedly, I am not much of a gamer, and never have been.

    • @[email protected]
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      23 months ago

      agree. every time Linux games are mentioned in a thread, i always bring up 0AD. great design and soundtrack.

      • ADHDefy
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        23 months ago

        There are some really awesome mods for it, too. It def sets a high bar for FOSS game quality.