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Hexoshi - inspired by Metroid
Hexoshi ( forum thread ) is a libre game generally
inspired by the Metroid series, notably the older versions. It is seeking funding using CrowdSupply for a budget of at least $1100 to achieve "Milestone 1" which involves fleshing out the first world of the...
Hexoshi ( forum thread ) is a libre game generally inspired by the Metroid series, notably the older versions. It is seeking funding usin...
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Cute Character Crowdfunding (CC-BY-SA 4.0)
Remember  Justin Nichol's amazing Portrait Kickstarter ? He's up to no good again: Horde of Cuteness! is an ongoing crowdfunded high resolution character icon collection and the indiegogo campaign will add 2 heroes, 5 monsters, and 3 boss monsters chosen by...
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SuperTux 0.4.0 Milestone 2
Over ten years after the last stable release of SuperTux (0.1.3 released July 2005) the SuperTux team have announced the release of the first stable version in the Milestone 2 series. [quote]Compared to 0.1.3, this release features: a nearly completely rewr...
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Top 3 Open Source Pinball Games
The first flipper pinball machine was released 68 years and 1 month ago and yet there is only a handful of open source, cross-platform pinball video games available! Oh well, let's take them for a spin, shall we? Nexus Pinball Nova Pinball Gameplay Started ...
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Anticube 2 - a game within a game
So, as I sometimes peruse various forums, the occasional gem pops up. This is one of the best hidden gems in Open Source gaming. Anticube 2 is a map for Tesseract / Cube 2 that is inspired by the game Antichamber . If you are unfamiliar with those, that mea...
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OpenDungeons and FreeOrion updates plus ReTux
A couple of long standing open source game projects have received significant updates. OpenDungeons , an open source dungeon management game, has seen release 0.6 make it out the door. Release highlights from the changelog : New spell logic with cooldown, t...
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Yearning for more blog posts
Gosh that tumbleweed is clogging up the blog! I logged into github today and saw this highly active project in my feed called The Yearning .  A hybrid singleplayer / multiplayer game about spider drones and the meaning of life. If that doesn't mean too much...
Gosh that tumbleweed is clogging up the blog! I logged into github today and saw this highly active project in my feed called The Yearning...
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Best Open Source Top-Down Space Shooter : Super Space Invader
Lasers, rockets, shields, health regeneration, pixels. You know. The good stuff. Just nicely packaged with levels of just the right duration and hardness, persistent upgrades, shaders, reverb... Two buttons are enough to play, since that was one of the them...
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3 Super Monkey Ball Alternatives - Open Sphere Rolling Games
Marbles have fascinated the population of the blue marble for centuries. Today, we take a look at three digital variants that are open source and playable cross-platform. Veraball The newest addition to the group of open source ball-rolling games is minimal...
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Naev, Valyria Tear, Wyrsum, ReTux
Wymrsum 1.6.0 was recently released (announcement on our forums and on Steam ). Wyrsum is inspired by the original Warcraft games and many reviewers on Steam compare it to Warcraft II. The project continues a steady development pace which is always a good s...
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Stunt Rally 2.6 and Irrlamb 0.2
Stunt Rally 2.6 has been released , with new features including pacenotes (i.e. corner speed/severity hints) and a rewritten sound system with reverberation ( changelog ). Stunt Rally is a sandbox racing game with a huge number of tracks (172 in 2.6) and lo...
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Macros Are Evil
The joys of programming - hours spent scratching one's head whilst trying to figure out why the seemingly correct code does not produce correct results. Hi, Charlie here. I used to post often. Where was I? Ah, yes, this nugget of brain fudgery from the VDri...
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The Free Gamer blog was started in 2006 as the first resource dedicated to cataloguing and reviewing Free software and open source games.

These days there are multiple contributors to the blog and it is part of the "FreeGameDev" community which was formed around Free Gamer's message.