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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 2011-01-18, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Any good games via the Ubuntu Software Center

I played a few addictive games on the iPad this week. One where you had to group colored balls to have them pop. Another one you slingshot some birds into obstacles.

Having said that are there any simple yet addictive-like games that I can install via the Software Center. The games number in the hundreds but I am looking for recommendations. A few that I tried either operated at a snails pace or were boring beyond description.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 2011-01-19, 09:00 PM
 
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I like Same-Gnome. Aparantly it's been renamed to "Swell Foop" in Lucid and there are reports of it crashing and may not look as good as the original. If you search around you can find instructions on getting the original Same-Gnome in Lucid.

It's a fun game where you have to remove all of the coloured marbles from the screen by clicking on clusters of the same coloured marbles and try to have none left over.
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kmajongh, there is a nice solitaire package (I have beel playing Yukon the past month, switching to Eagle's Wing).

One I have played with is this train simulator.
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Thanks. I will take a look at those. I played majongh before. A long time ago though.
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Angry Birds is supposed to be coming to the Ubuntu Software Center soon.



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Good news. I really liked it. I think my 6 year old will too.
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I think my laptop is video-card challenged by those games. But I will give them a try.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 2011-02-07, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Here are a couple of games suggested by google that are exactly the type I was looking for. Many of the games I installed under ubuntu ran too slow on my older PC or looked like graphics from my old Atari 2600.

http://entanglement.gopherwoodstudios.com/

http://poppit.pogo.com/hd/PoppitHD.html
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If you like first person shooters with multi user on line play, give alien arena or open arena a try.
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If you like first person shooters with multi user on line play, give alien arena or open arena a try.
Not to mention Nexuiz.
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Other thing you could do is go to Miniclip.com and run flash games... shouldn't be O/S specific. I haven't tried in Ubuntu but pretty sure they work fine...
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Cool thanks. I just learned about that site myself. Funny how HTML5 and Flash games are so much better and faster than traditional programs.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 2011-03-16, 02:40 PM
 
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Frozen Bubble and Pysol
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