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Debunking Linux and its Relationship with Gaming

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I’m tired of people who are afraid to switch to Linux because of its so called “lack of games, or at least good ones.” What I think is they just want the games they like ported to Linux instead of trying new ones. Or maybe it’s because the games are free and that is already a sign the game is bad, but I’m beginning to think quite the opposite. I have a list here of 17 games that I think every Linux user should give a shot to prove that it is quite a very adept gaming platform. I restricted my self to games that do not run on WINE, can be open or closed source, and of course, run on Linux.

NOTE:
If the screenshot looks grainy or blurry in any way, that is my fault due to resizing
The games go in no particular order:

1. Neverball

Category: Strategy

Description: The main gameplay of Neverball is based on moving a ball to collect coins using gravity by tilting the game world, not directly controlling the ball; similar to Super Monkey Ball.

Home Page: http://icculus.org/neverball/

2. Frets on Fire

Category: Music Oriented

Description: The gameplay of Frets on Fire is the same as in Guitar Hero - the player emulates playing a guitar. Frets on Fire is meant to be played by picking up the keyboard like a guitar, with one hand pressing the fret buttons and another pressing the pick buttons and hitting the notes as they scroll down the page.

Home Page: http://fretsonfire.sourceforge.net/

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