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Posts tagged “open-source”

Feature: Roguelitelike

Pixel Dungeon review

Oh happy day! There is no roguelite I've played more of, nor enjoyed more, than Pixel Dungeon. But until now its modern versions being confined to my portable telephone has precluded declaring said delight in the hallowed halls of PC gaming. But what's this popping up, unannounced, in the Steam new releases? It's Pixel Dungeon, rebuilt and perfected for returning to my desktop computing machine!…

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Space Engineers Shares Source Code

145,000 lines of code got the Apollo Mission to the Moon, or so The Internet tells me. It takes a fair few more than that to crash a spaceshark into Space Station Homer's crotch. Don't believe me? Fine, go count the lines yourself. Space Engineers [official site] developers Keen Software House are giving people access to their sandbox space sim's source code, letting folks tinker…

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Cart Life No Longer On Steam, Now Open Source

Before Papers, Please came along and dominated our hearts and our awards ceremonies with its grim tale of bureaucracy and poverty in a totalitarian state, we were reliant on Cart Life to make us feel empathy for our fellow men and women. The simulation of a life spent running a food cart won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at IGF 2013 and caused Adam's heart…

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Anno Where I’m Going: Unknown Horizons

It seems like the correct time of day to lift spirits with a free, open source economic simulation game that takes place in a randomly generated archipelago. Thankfully, Unknown Horizons is just such a thing and it's a damn fine one as well. The project was originally intended to be an Anno clone but it has evolved from those beginnings to become its own master.…

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Internet Explorers: Browser Civ

A rifle amongst the oily rags, Toblerone wrappers and bat skulls that litter the floor of the RPS engine room reveals we've never posted about open source Civilization clone FreeCiv before. By turn, that means we've never written about its newish browser-based offshot FreeCiv.net either. This is exactly the kind of site that should be telling you it's possible to play one of the most…

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Uru Goes Gnuru

Myst-MMO, Uru Live, is to go fully open source. The MMO has had a troubled existence, managing the impressive feat of being axed twice, and yet still existing. Having been published by Ubisoft, then picked up by Gametap, Eurogamer report that the third attempt to revive it, developer Cyan World's Myst Online Restoration Experiment (MORE), has also gone titsup. Their response is a rather exciting…

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Open Source UFO

The peerless TIGSource led me to this wondrous discovery: an open-source (and freeware, natch) XCOM variant of considerable ambition. UFO: Alien Invasion, for that is the name of this beast, has taken a rather more serious approach to the subject matter of alien invasion than one might expect, with a purported 'hard science' fiction and a whiff of the dreaded realism to authenticate the extra-terrestrial…

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