THIS TEAM IS NOT ACTIVE ANYMORE
There is currently no active MOTU Games team anymore. All of the former members now contribute directly in the Debian Games Team. Please see the following Page for more information:
There are still many many wiki pages describing Games. Please help us to merge them in the debian wiki. If you have merged a page there please delete it from the ubuntu wiki.
If you would like to help with anything game related but it is Ubuntu specific, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Games could be a good starting place to help out.
MOTU/Teams/Games/NEW lists games currently not in ubuntu
http://www.icculus.org/lgfaq/gamelist.php - We should check this list to see what we can ship and already ship.
Create a overview page about games already in ubuntu, similar to http://ubuntuusers.de/wiki/Spiele_Ubuntu (German, perhaps anyone could translate that?)
Games are listed with category next to them, as shown below.
FPS First-Person Shooter
RTS Real-Time Strategy
TBS Turn-Based Strategy
GC Galactic Conquest (??? some type of strategy)
MMO Massively Multiplayer Online
RPG Role-Playing Game (Dragon Warrior or Final Fantasy style)
TRPG Tactics Role-Playing Game (Ogre Battle or FFTactics style)
XPL Exploration (Rogue, NetHack)
MOTU/Teams/Games/ArmagetronAdvanced (AXN) Listed as Armagetron with the AAD homepage in the package!
MOTU/Teams/Games/Nexuiz (FPS: DM)
MOTU/Teams/Games/Quake2 (FPS) No free content; Old, has known security holes!
Ready for Packaging
MOTU/Teams/Games/OpenQuartz (FPS: DM)
MOTU/Teams/Games/Quake3 (FPS) Engine
MOTU/Teams/Games/Tremulous (RTS/FPS mix)
Pending / In Development
MOTU/Teams/Games/CrystalCore (FPS) Tech Preview scheduled Jul 24 2006
MOTU/Teams/Games/FreeOrion (Galactic Conquest) Playable
MOTU/Teams/Games/OpenArena (FPS: DM) Playable
MOTU/Teams/Games/Zymotic (FPS: SP)
MOTU/Teams/Games/AlephOne (FPS) No free content
MOTU/Teams/Games/DigitalPaintball2 (FPS) Content license unknown
The Linux Gamers Guide started a lovely wiki: http://linux.strangegamer.com/
Debian has recently formed a games team on alioth: http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-games/
Users like games. It may be a considerably good idea to try setting up a real games team and moving some games into Main. -- JohnMoser
- Installing Armagetron, Quake 2, GLtron, Frozen Bubble, and Battle for Wesnoth shows a few packages not in main. These packages have to be considered when considering games even in Universe, as if they break MOTU has to fix them. These are mostly libsdl1.2; perhaps SDL should be considered for Main, because it's a cross-platform graphics, sound, and network library, like Microsoft DirectX but not Windows only. Packages are as follows: