The Scoop: Linux has a history of making playing and developing games difficult. However, for gamers out there that have Linux, never worry because this article gives you a list of free and open-source games for you!
It is no secret that Linux is not really known for gamers. This is not because the gaming experience is bad in Linux, it is because game developers find it difficult to create games for the platform.
According to one of GameSpot’s moderators, developing games for Linux is hard because most of the games are running on DirectX which Linux cannot run.
However, this doesn’t mean that Linux is totally incapable of running games. Other than game companies are improving in making games that can be supported by any OS, there are so many open-sourced games available on the internet for your Linux gamers.
Without further ado, here are some of the games that Linux players would want to try.
Pioneers is an adventure board game that is based on Klaus Teuber’s The Settlers of Catan. The game it was based on is a board game that is set on a hexagonal board with each tile a variety of terrains such as field, pasture, and more. You can either play with a computer or online with other players, taking turns to build their settlements and structures. Earn enough points for building and evolving your settlement and you win.
If you acquired a love for racing, power-up picking and using those against your enemies then you can now play a similar game for your Linux! Get to pick the character for you, join them in the race with their awesome karts and get to play on various maps and modes. What’s more, they also released a mobile version of the game so you will be able to play it anywhere, anytime.
The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy setting. And we all know what that means. If you are up for strategy games in a kingdom with magic and monsters, then this game is for you! The Battle for Wesnoth is also available for all platforms and not just for Linux. You will be able to play with friends or tackle the singleplayer and return to your rightful place as ruler of Wesnoth.
Feeling nostalgic? Do you want to escape the prison that the present is giving you and reminisce the past where the classic games shape your childhood? Playing those impossible shooter games where you get to receive endless streams of projectiles can really kickstart a trip down to memory lane. Furthermore, you also get to play them in modern systems such as computers and consoles. Try one with AstroMenace.
If you feel like being a ruler overlord and being a king in Wesnoth doesn’t cut it, then try OpenTTD. You will be able to create a city of your own by putting up houses and utilities to attract more people. What’s more is that you will see your little town grow into a village, into a city, and into a metropolis. I’ve played this before and I highly recommend it. It just gives you control over things but also provides you some time to see your creation grow before your eyes.
Prep Your Linux and Get to Play Now
Even though Linux has been considered to function poorly when it comes to gaming, it doesn’t mean that you can’t play games there and have a good time. Thanks to multi-platform games, you will be able to play any game on any platform, anytime!
So what Linux game are you going to play first?