This is a list of the Tasks Debian Games is made of:
- Adventure -
Debian Games adventure games
This metapackage will install adventure games and interpreter.
- Arcade -
Debian Games arcade games
This metapackage will install arcade games suitable, in the
opinion of the contributors to the Debian Games project, for children
of all ages. Mastering most of these games requires dexterity
and cognitive skills usually developed only in the older children
(around ages 5 to 8). But the youngest children may enjoy watching
older players, or just poking randomly at the controls, depending
on the game.
- Games-card -
Debian Games Card Games
A collection of card games, for the time being just solitaire, which
are probably more suited to older children than young, although
the "memory" type games in pysol may appeal to children just entering
- Games-gl -
Debian Games 3D Games (hardware acceleration required)
These games all use OpenGL libraries. They will not work without
decent 3D graphics cards providing hardware-accelerated OpenGL.
While armagetron and gltron are different interpretations of the
game depicted in the classic 3D-animated movie "Tron", Tux Racer
is an all-original made-for-Linux 3D racing game. Unlike the
standard blood-and-guts fare in the 3D games universe, all of
these games are suitable for children.
- Games-net -
Debian Games Network Games
While XPilot has a broad international community of players (mostly
on high-bandwidth connections) it can be enjoyed on a home network
as well. XBlast, on the other hand, achieves networking using the X
protocol, so it is best suited to a local network.
- Puzzle -
Debian Games Puzzles
Some puzzle-type games, from the more arcade-like and frozen-bubble to xjig (a
jigsaw puzzle program), to lmemory (based on the classic "memory" card game).
This sampling of packages was done in the hope that it will appeal to child
and adult alike.
- Roguelike -
Debian Games Roguelike Games
Roguelike games are named after their common ancestor, Rogue. They are
tactical games, with varying degress of strategy and/or role-playing, and
usually single-player, usually involving one or more dungeons to explore.
Their distinguishing feature is permadeath, i.e. no reloading from your
last save. Otherwise, there is huge variation in setting, mechanics and
- Rpg -
Debian Games role-playing games
This metapackage will install role-playing games.
- Simulation -
Debian Games Simulations
This metapackage will install simulation games.
- Games-text -
Debian Games Text Games
The principal virtue of these games is their simplicity. They will run
on any hardware, and some of them are simple enough to control so that
very young children can enjoy them (e.g. snake)
- Toys -
Debian Games desktop toys
This metapackage will install desktop toys suitable for children. The
collection contains some packages which might enjoy children and make
them love their computer.