Linux is an operating system developed by Linus Torvalds in the early 1990s. A central theme of this OS is that much of the software is available in source code form. This leads to a very "project" oriented approach to the design of some games for the platform as opposed to the commercial approach. Many games on Linux offer the ability for the user to design, test, or play with the source code of the actual software. This directory is a listing of those games. In almost all cases you can "just play" them as well.

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Battle for Wesnoth
Polished turn based strategy game featuring fantasy characters and modular plots.
Cedega
Commercial re-implementation of the Windows API for Linux with a focus on gaming. Similar to (and a derivative of) WINE.
comisat Games Collection
GPL licensed multiple game package featuring classic game remakes including Connect4 and Tetris.
Defendguin
New Breed Software's clone of the Williams arcade classic "Defender." Instead of humanoids, you rescue penguinoids.
Gamma Patrol
Old-style vertical scrolling space-shooter. Fight your way through enemies using different weapons.
Gem Drop X
Fast-paced puzzle game where it's your job to clear the screen of gems before they squash you.
gtkmonop
GTK+ client to monopd. Monopd is a daemon for playing monopoly over the Internet.
NAEV
2D space combat and trading game, inspired by Escape Velocity.
OpenCity
Free 3d city simulator written from scratch using OpenGL and SDL.
Powermanga Linux
Arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites.
Vega Strike
Elite like space sim and game engine with modern rendering and capabilities.
WINE
Not directly a game, but a set of APIs that can be used to port Windows games to Linux or to run them directly.
WorldForge Project
Aims to produce an immersive environment engine for high quality games. It is both a community and a game engine with game implementations already finished.
XArchon
Play-alike of Archon which was created by FreeFall Associates and distributed by EA.
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