When somebody tells me that there are no high quality linux games for linux, than I could tell that isn’t true. Moreover, I could say loudly that linux is gets more and more attention as serious platform. I know, linux hasn’t got any DirectX called bells and whistles – but we’ve got some serious company and it’s creations that deserves attention, and more love from us – from linux communities.
If you like logical-, or agility games where you must think also not just ‘fight and kill’ then I could mention a few company and 2-3 games immediately (for me they are the shareware hall of fame icons):
- Hemisphere Games – with Osmos. This is an very cute ambient game, where you an bacteria cell, and you must be the biggest to hunt down everyone else, or catch others, to fill the given task. But be careful: to move yourself, the thrust is coming from yourself, with size reduce, and the lost parts could fill others. Graphics is really beautiful, music is electronic chillout, ambient – so it’s worthy to pay for all this only 10$. Hardware needs is quite low, my machine has only 1.5 G RAM, and an fully integrated graphics intel 945 chipset – and runs perfectly. Wanna try the demo? It’s available for 32 bit, and 64 bit rpm too.
- Gamerizon – with Quantz. Another beauty pearl – where you get an full 3D cube with several colored marbles – as the their web says: “In this cosmic Puzzle-Action game, the gameplay is simple yet addictive; you have the power to control a cube with your mouse and launch marbles onto it. Create explosions of color, chain reactions and win special rewards.” This game cost is only 12$, and you could have also the 32, 64 bit demo rpm’s too for free at here. And guess what: this is also capable to run on the same hardware as I mentioned earlier.
- Basilisk Games with Eshalon I and II. Do you remember the famous Diablo? Do you really like action and adventure? Then it’s your game. Seriously. Continuous gameplay, lot’s of npc’s, magic, potions and many more… for around 20$.
And I could continue this line a night long, but surely could say – we have developers who are for linux – and I didn’t mentioned the similar quality bunch of free games. And we get slowly more and more wider gaming market… Am I right?