Section 6: Games

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Section 6 of the manual describes all the games and funny little programs available on the system.

The following packages have man pages in this section:

0adCross-Platform RTS Game of Ancient Warfare
abuseThe classic Crack-Dot-Com game
adanaxisgplAction game in four spatial dimensions
adonthellA 2D graphical RPG game
aisleriotA collection of card games
amoebaxAction-Puzzle Game
amorAmusing misuse of resources
angryddFalling blocks game
ascAdvanced Strategic Command
asgpA 2D shooter on rails
atari++Unix based emulator of the Atari eight bit computers
ballerburgTwo players, two castles, and a hill in between
ballzPlatform game with some puzzle elements
bastetAn evil falling bricks game
bear-engineRun-time libraries for games based on the Bear engine
bombardierThe GNU Bombing utility
boswarsBos Wars is a futuristic real-time strategy game
bsd-gamesCollection of text-based games
bspThe most popular node builder for Doom
bubbrosBub and Brothers game inspired by the classic Bubble and Bobble
bzflag3D multi-player tank battle game
ccgoAn IGS (Internet Go Server) client written in C++
chocolate-doomHistorically compatible Doom engine
chromium-bsuFast paced, arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter
colorfulSide-view shooter game
crack-attackPuzzle action game
CriticalMassSDL/OpenGL space shoot'em up game also known as critter
crossfireServer for hosting crossfire games
crossfire-clientClient for connecting to crossfire servers
curblasterSidescrolling shooter, carry the pods through the gate
deutexDOOM wad file manipulator
dolphin-emuGameCube / Wii / Triforce Emulator
dolphin-emu-noguiDolphin Emulator without a graphical user interface
doom2-masterlevels"Master Levels for Doom II" launcher
dopewarsA drug dealing game
dreamchessPortable chess game
dreamchess-engineA moderately strong chess engine for the game DreamChess
edgarA platform game
endless-skySpace exploration, trading, and combat game
enigmaGame where you control a marble with the mouse
extremetuxracerHigh speed arctic racing game
fceuxA cross platform, NTSC and PAL Famicom/NES emulator
fceux-net-serverServer for the FCEUX emulator
figletA program for making large letters out of ordinary text
fillets-ngFish Fillets Next Generation, a puzzle game with 70 levels
five-or-moreGNOME "Five or More" game
flare-engineA single player, 2D-isometric, action Role-Playing Engine
flobopuyo2-player falling bubbles game
foobillardOpenGL billard game
fortune-modA program which will display a fortune
four-in-a-rowGNOME Four-in-a-row game
freecivA multi-player strategy game
freecolTurn-based multi-player strategy game
freedink-engineHumorous top-down adventure and role-playing game (engine)
freedroidClone of the C64 game Paradroid
freedroidrpgRole playing game with Freedroid theme and Tux as the hero
frogattoAn old-school 2D platform game
frotzInterpreter for Infocom and other Z-machine games
funguloidsSpace-Flying-Mushroom-Picking-Simulator game
gambatte-sdlSDL Gambatte front-end
game-data-packagerInstaller for game data files
gbrainyA brain teaser game and trainer to keep your brain trained
ggz-base-libsBase libraries for GGZ gaming zone
ggz-gtk-clientGtk+ client libraries for GGZ gaming zone
gl-117Action flight simulator
glaxiumAn OpenGL space shooter
gnome-chessGNOME Chess game
gnome-heartsHearts game for GNOME
gnome-klotskiGNOME Klotski game
gnome-mahjonggGNOME Mahjongg game
gnome-minesGNOME Mines Sweeper game
gnome-mudA MUD client for GNOME
gnome-nibblesGNOME Nibbles game
gnome-robotsGNOME Robots game
gnome-sudokuGNOME Sudoku game
gnome-taquinSliding-block puzzle game
gnome-tetravexGNOME Tetravex game
gnubgA backgammon game and analyser
gnubik3D interactive graphics puzzle
gnugoText based go program
gnujumpA jumping game which is a clone of xjump
gtetrinetGNOME version of a tetris game playable on the net
gtiJust a silly gti launcher
hex-a-hopPuzzle game based on hexagonal tiles
hexalateColor matching game
iagnoGNOME Reversi game
jumpnbumpCute multiplayer platform game with bunnies
khangmanHangman game
knapsenSchnapsen card game for KDE
KoboDeluxeThird person scrolling 2D shooter
koules-sdlSDL2 variant of a multiplayer action game
koules-svgalibSVGAlib based variant of a multiplayer action game
koules-x11X Window system variant of a multiplayer action game
liquidwarMultiplayer wargame with liquid armies
lmarblesAtomix clone where you create figures out of marbles
lordsawarTurn-based strategy game in a fantasy setting
lsnipesA text-mode maze game
lugaruNinja rabbit fighting game
mameMultiple Arcade Machine Emulator
manaplusOpenSource 2D MMORPG client for Evol Online and The Mana World
man-pagesLinux kernel and C library user-space interface documentation
marsshooterM.A.R.S. - A Ridiculous Shooter
megaglestOpen Source 3d real time strategy game
mindlessFind the secret code
minetestMultiplayer infinite-world block sandbox with survival mode
minetestmapperGenerates a overview image of a minetest map
moon-buggyDrive and jump with some kind of car across the moon
mrrescueArcade-style fire fighting game
naev2d action, RPG space game
NestopiaA portable open source NES/Famicom emulator
nethackA rogue-like single player dungeon exploration game
nethack-vulturesNetHack - Vulture's Eye and Vulture's Claw
njamMaze-game, eat all the cookies while avoiding the badguys
nsnakeThe classic snake game with textual interface
nudokuNcurses based Sudoku game
numptyphysicsA crayon-drawing based physics puzzle game
opencityFull 3D city simulator game project
openlieroxAddictive realtime multiplayer 2D shoot-em-up
openttdTransport system simulation game
orthorobotA perspective based puzzle game
peg-solitaireBoard game played with pegs
penguin-commandOpen source arcade game
pingusGuide the penguins safely home before they drop of the cliff
pioneersTurnbased board strategy game (colonize an island)
pipenightdreamsConnect the waterpipes to create a proper pipeline
plee-the-bear2D platform game
pmarsPortable corewar system with ICWS'94 extensions
polyglot-chessPolyglot chess opening book program
powermangaArcade 2D shoot-them-up game
powwowA console MUD client
prboomOpen source port of the DOOM game engine
pyskoolRemakes of Skool Daze and Back to Skool
qchdmanQt CHDMAN GUI
qmc2M.A.M.E. Catalog / Launcher II
qmc2-arcadeArcade QMC2 GUI
quadrapasselGNOME Quadrapassel game
rafkillTop-down shooter with powerups
redeclipseA Free, Casual Arena Shooter
redeclipse-serverServer for the Red Eclipse FPS game
robotfindskittenA game/zen simulation. You are robot. Your job is to find kitten.
rogueThe original graphical adventure game
rott-registeredRise of the Triad registered version
rott-sharewareRise of the Triad shareware version
sar2An open source helicopter simulator
scummvmInterpreter for several adventure games
simsuBasic Sudoku game
slashemSuper Lotsa Added Stuff Hack - Extended Magic
sopwithSDL port of the sopwith game
speed-dreamsThe Open Racing Car Simulator
springMultiplayer, 3D realtime strategy combat game
stockfishPowerful open source chess engine
supertuxJump'n run like game
supertuxkartKids 3D go-kart racing game featuring Tux
svgalibLow-level fullscreen SVGA graphics library
taliGNOME Tali game
tangletWord finding game
tecnoballzA Brick Busting game
tennixA simple tennis game
topplerPlatform game
trackballsSteer a marble ball through a labyrinth
traderStar Traders, a simple game of interstellar trading
trophyCar racing game with special features
tuxpuck3D Shufflepuck Pong Game
typespeedTest your typing speed and get your fingers' CPS
valyriatearValyria Tear is a free 2D J-RPG based on the Hero of Allacrost engine
vavoom-engineEnhanced Doom, Heretic, Hexen and Strife game engine
vegastrike3D OpenGL spaceflight simulator
visualboyadvance-mHigh compatibility Gameboy Advance Emulator combining VBA builds
visualboyadvance-m-sdlSDL version (no GUI) for VBA-M, a high compatibility Gameboy Advance Emulator
warmux2D turn-based artillery game
wastesedgeOfficial game package for Adonthell
wesnoth-dataTurn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme
wolf4sdl-commonCommon files for wolf4sdl
wordwarviSide-scrolling shoot 'em up '80s style arcade game
xaosA fast, portable real-time interactive fractal zoomer
xarchonArcade board game
xbillStop Bill from loading his OS into all the computers
xblast-commonFiles common to both the X11 and SDL version of XBlast
xboardAn X Window System graphical chessboard
xcowsayDisplays a cute cow and message on your desktop
xgalaxyArcade game: shoot down the space ships attacking the planet
xmotoChallenging 2D Motocross Platform Game
xmrisMaze digging and cherry eating game
xmris-editorLevel editor for xmris
xpilot-ngMulti-player space arcade game
xpilot-ng-serverServer for hosting xpilot games
xpilot-ng-x11xpilot-ng X11 version
xrickA clone of the game Rick Dangerous
xscorchA Scorched Earth clone
xskatThe card game Skat
xsnowAn X Window System based dose of Christmas cheer
xteddyTool to sit around silently, look cute, and make you smile
yadexDoom level editor
zazA puzzle game where the player has to arrange balls in triplets

Man pages in this section that are not listed by package:

abstractiledraw abstract mosaic patterns of interlocking tiles
anemonewiggling tentacles.
anemotaxisdirectional search on a plane.
antinspectant model inspection screenhack
antmazeant maze walker
antspotlightant spotlight screenhack
apollonianDescartes Circle Theorem.
apple2Apple ][ display emulator
atlantisdraw swimming sharks, whales, and dolphins.
attractioninteractions of opposing forces
atunnelhypnotic GL tunnel journey
barcodedraws a random sequence of barcodes for the products you enjoy
binaryringA system of path tracing particles evolves continuously from an initial creation.
blastersimulation of space combat
blinkboxshows a ball inside a box.
blitspinrotate a bitmap in an interesting way
blocktubedraws a swirling, falling tunnel of reflective slabs
boingdraws a bouncing ball like the ancient Amiga demo
boubouledraws spinning 3D blobs
bouncingcowa happy cow on a trampoline in 3D. Moo.
boxeddraws a box full of 3D bouncing balls that explode.
boxfitfills space with a gradient of growing boxes or circles.
braiddraws random color-cycling braids around a circle
bsodBlue Screen of Death emulator
bubble3d3d rising bubbles.
bumpsmove distorting spotlight around desktop
cageEscher's impossible cage, for xscreensaver.
carouseldisplays multiple images rotating in a circular formation
ccurveself-similar linear fractals.
celticdraws celtic cross-stich patterns
circuitanimates a number of 3D electronic components.
cityflowwaves of boxes.
cloudlifea cellular automaton based on Conway's Life
companioncubea vital aparatus.
compassdraws a spinning compass.
coralsimulates coral growth, albeit somewhat slowly.
crackbergLose your way wandering some height fields, and enjoy candy.
cube21animates the Cube 21 puzzle
cubeneticcubist 3D undulating blob.
cubestackAn endless stack of unfolding, translucent cubes.
cubestorma series of 3D boxes that fill space
cubetwistA series of nested cubes rotate and slide recursively.
cubicgridrotating 3D lattice seen from inside
cwaveslanguid sinusoidal colors
cynosuregentle overlapping squares screen saver.
dangerballa 3D ball that periodically extrudes spikes. Ouch!
decayscreenmake a screen meltdown.
decodraw tacky 70s basement wall panelling
deluxepulsing sequence of stars, circles, and lines.
demoncellular automaton.
discoballA dusty, dented disco ball screen saver.
discretediscrete map iterative function fractal systems.
distortdistort the content of the screen in interesting ways
driftdraws drifting recursive fractal cosmic flames
dymaxionmapAn animation of Buckminster Fuller's unwrapped icosahedral globe.
endgameendgame chess screensaver
energystreama flow of particles which form an energy stream
enginedraws a 3D four-stroke engine.
epicycledraws a point moving around a circle which moves around a cicle which...
eruptioneruption of pieces of hot volcanic rock
euler2dtwo dimensional incompressible inviscid fluid flow.
extrusionvarious rotating extruded shapes.
fadeplotdraws a waving ribbon following a sinusoidal path.
fiberlampFiber Optic Lamp
fireworkxpyrotechnic explosions eye-candy.
flamedraw weird cosmic fractals
flipflopdraws a grid of 3D squares that change positions
flipscreen3drotates an image of the screen through 3 dimensions.
fliptextdraws pages of text whose lines transparently flip around
flowstrange attractors.
fluidballsthe physics of bouncing balls.
flurrya colorful particle system
flyingtoasters3d space-age jet-powered flying toasters (and toast)
fontglidecharacters float onto the screen to form words
fuzzyflakesfalling snowflakes/flower shapes
galaxydraws spinning galaxies
gearsdraw interlocking gears, for xscreensaver.
geodesicanimates a mesh geodesic sphere.
geodesicgearsgears on the surface of a sphere.
gfluxrippling surface graphics hack
glblur3D radial blur texture fields
glcellsgrowing cells graphics hack
gleidescopea tiled OpenGL kaleidescope
glhanoiOpenGL Towers of Hanoi
glknotsgenerates some twisting 3d knot patterns
glmatrixsimulates the title sequence effect of the movie
glplanetrotating 3d texture-mapped planet.
glschoola 3D schooling simulation
glslideshowslideshow of images using smooth zooming and fades
glsnakeOpenGL enhanced Rubik's Snake cyclewaster.
gltextdraws text spinning around in 3D
goopsquishy transparent oil and bubble screenhack
gravdraws a simple orbital simulation
greyneticdraw random stippled/color rectangles
halftonesimple halftone pattern of moving mass points
halodraw circular patterns
helixdraw helical string-art patterns
hexadropshrinking hexagons.
hexstruta grid of hexagons composed of rotating Y-shaped struts.
hilbert3D Hilbert fractal.
hopalongdraw real plane fractals
hydrostatWiggly squid or jellyfish with many tentacles.
hypertorusDraws a hypertorus that rotates in 4d
hypnowheeldraws overlapping, translucent spiral patterns
ifsdraws spinning, colliding iterated-function-system images
imsmapgenerate fractal maps
interaggregateVisualize the momentary and aggregate intersections between slowly moving circles.
interferencedecaying sinusoidal waves
intermomentaryVisualize the momentary and aggregate intersections between slowly moving circles.
jigglypuffsave your screen by tormenting your eyes.
jigsawpermute an image like a jigsaw puzzle
juggler3djuggling man screen saver.
juliadraws spinning, animating julia-set fractals
kaleidescoperotating line segments
kaleidocycledraws twistable rings of tetrahedra
kleinDraws a 4d Klein bottle.
kumppaspiraling, spinning, splashes of color rush toward the screen.
lamentanimates the Lament Configuration
lavalite3D OpenGL simulation of a Lavalite.
lcdscrubattempt to repair burn-in on LCD screens
ljlatestprints the most recent public posts on
lockwardRotating spinning color-cycling things
loopcellular automaton.
mazean automated X11 demo repeatedly creating and solving a random maze
memscrollerscrolls a dump of its own RAM across the screen
menger3D menger gasket fractal.
metaballsdraws 2D metaballs
mirrorblobDraws a wobbly blob that distorts the image behind it.
moebiusEscher's Moebuis Strip II, with ants.
moebiusgearsdraw a moebius strip of interlocking gears.
moiredraw circular interference patterns
moire2circular interference patterns.
moleculedraws 3D molecular structures
morph3d3d morphing objects.
mountainrandom 3D plots that look vaguely mountainous.
munchmunching squares
nerverotinduces edginess in the viewer
noofdraw rotatey patterns
noseguya little guy with a big nose wanders around being witty
pacmansimulates a game of Pac-Man on a randomly-created level.
pedalpretty geometric picture program
penetratesimulates a classic arcade shooting game
penrosedraws quasiperiodic tilings
petrisimulates mold growing in a petri dish
phosphorsimulates an old terminal with long-sustain phosphor
photopiledisplays multiple images in a periodically shuffled pile
piecewiselots of moving circles intersecting in interesting ways.
piniondraws a scrolling sequence of interconnected gears
pipesfill the screen with a plumbing system.
polyhedradraws the 80 uniform polyhedra and their duals
polyominoesfill a rectangle with irregularly-shaped blocks.
polytopesDraws one of the six regular 4d polytopes rotating in 4d.
pongPong Home Video Game Emulator
projectiveplaneDraws a 4d embedding of the real projective plane.
providenceeye in glory screenhack
pulsarintersecting planes, alpha blending, fog, and textures.
pyrosimulate fireworks
qixbounce colored lines around a window
quasicrystalaperiodic plane tilings.
queensn queens screensaver
raverhoopSimulates an LED hula hoop in a dark room.
rd-bombreaction/diffusion textures
ripplesinterference patterns.
rocksanimation of flying through an asteroid field
romanboyDraws a 3d immersion of the real projective plane that smoothly deforms between the Roman surface and the Boy surface.
rorschachsimulate ink-blot patterns
rotzoomeranimated rotations and scalings of portions of the screen
rubikscreen saver that solves Rubik's Cube.
rubikblocksanimates the Rubik's Mirror Blocks puzzle
sballsdraws balls spinning like crazy in GL
shadebobsoscillating vapor trails.
sierpinskidraws Sierpinski triangle fractals
sierpinski3d3D Sierpinski triangle fractal.
skytentacles3D tentacles from the sky!
slidescreenpermute the screen image like an 8-puzzle
slipsucks your screen into a jet engine
sonardisplay a sonar scope
speedminesimulates speeding down a rocky mineshaft, or a funky dancing worm
spheremonics3d spherical harmonic shapes.
splitflapa simulation of a split-flap electromechanical display.
splodesick A geodesic sphere experiences a series of eruptions.
spotlightmove spotlight around desktop
sproingiesQ-Bert meets Marble Madness!
squiralsquare spirals screensaver
stairsEscher's infinite staircase.
starfishradially-symmetric throbbing colormap-hacking graphics demo
starwarsdraws a perspective text crawl, like at the beginning of the movie
stonerview3D undulating ribbons of squares.
strangedraws strange attractors
substrateGrow crystal-like lines on a computational substrate
superquadricsmorphing 3d shapes.
surfacesDraws some interesting 3d parametric surfaces.
swirldraws swirly color-cycling patterns
tangramwatch the computer solve tangram puzzles.
tessellimageConverts an image to triangles using Delaunay tessellation.
thornbirdBird in a Thornbush fractal.
timetunnelPlasma tunnels fade in and out
topblocka 3D world of falling blocks that build up and up.
trianglerandom mountains using iterative subdivision of triangles.
tronbitYes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes.
truchetdraws curved or angular Truchet patterns
twangpluck pieces of the screen
unicrudBounces a random Unicode character on the screen.
unknownpleasuresan animation of the signal from the pulsar PSR B1919+21.
vermiculateto move in a worm-like manner.
vidwhackergrab images and apply random filters to them
voronoidraws a randomly-colored Voronoi tessellation
wandercolorful random-walk.
webcollagedecorate the screen with random images from the web
whirlwindwarpcrazy moving stars
winduprobotscreen saver.
wormholeanimation of flying through a wormhole
xanalogtvSimulate reception on an old analog TV set
xflamedraws animated flames
xjackall work and no play makes jack a dull boy
xlyapdisplay an array of Lyapunov exponents graphically
xmatrixsimulates the computer displays from the movie
xrayswarmswarms with color trails.
xscreensaver-gl-helperfigure out which X visual to use for GL programs
xspirographsimulates the rotation of a disk inside a circular rim
zoomwander around magnified desktop