GameNights

Game Nights

Game nights for the Ubuntu California team would be a virtual event for team members to play multiplayer games on Ubuntu over the Internet.

Game Suggestions

There are a few game directions we can go such as graphics intensive games like Open Arena or more simple games like poker and chess. Here is a list of multiplayer games collected so far with some notes. Please add any comments you might have related to each game that can help narrow down the selections. Some games that are single player like chess and backgammon could be played collectively if we had a tournament setup.

PokerTH

  • open source
  • all graphics cards
  • connect via lan or internet
  • download from software center
  • max players might be set to 10 per table

PyChess

  • open source
  • all graphics cards
  • connect via FICS (chess server)
  • download from software center
  • single player, maybe set up a tournament page

KBackgammon

Game play is fun if you like backgammon. It is one vs. one so would need to create a tournament for game play. The only way I could register for free FIBS (first internet backgammon server) account to play online was to download and run the javafibs file here: http://www.fibs.com/javafibs/download

PyScrabble

Tested on March 1st 2012. Game play was a lot of fun with 4 players. Not entirely sure how many can play in each game, but could easily split up people into games of 4 each.

  • open source
  • all graphics cards
  • network play
  • download from software center
  • multiplayer

London Law (multiplayer board game)

  • GNU license
  • all graphics cards
  • can do network play
  • download from software center
  • multiplayer, but unsure max amount of players allowed

OpenTTD (transportation sim)

  • open source
  • most graphics cards
  • connect via lan or internet
  • download from software center
  • multiplayer, but unsure max amount of players allowed

Triple A (turn based strategy game)

  • GNU license
  • most graphics cards
  • connect thru internet
  • download from game website
  • multiplayer, but unsure max amount of players allowed

KsirK (turn based strategy game)

  • GNU license
  • most graphics cards
  • connect thru internet
  • download from game website
  • online multiplayer

Free Civ (turn based strategy game)

  • open source
  • most graphics cards
  • connect thru internet
  • download from software center
  • multiplayer, but unsure max amount of players allowed

Battle For Wesnoth (turn based strategy game)

  • open source
  • most graphics cards
  • connect thru internet
  • download from software center
  • multiplayer, but unsure max amount of players allowed

Open Arena (first person shooter)

  • open source
  • not all graphics cards
  • connect to lan or internet
  • download from software center
  • multiplayer

Ryzom (multiplayer online role-playing game)

  • GNU license
  • not all graphics cards
  • easily connect thru internet
  • download from software center
  • multiplayer

Regnum Online (multiplayer online role-playing game)

  • proprietary
  • not all graphics cards
  • easily connect thru internet
  • download from game website
  • multiplayer

Vendetta Online (multiplayer online role-playing game)

  • proprietary
  • not all graphics cards
  • easily connect thru internet
  • download from software center
  • multiplayer

Other ideas

  • other first person shooter besides Open Arena?
  • not included, but also possible... games in the Google Chrome Store

CaliforniaTeam/Projects/GameNights (last edited 2012-03-05 14:08:30 by davidandrews)