Archive for May 31, 2012

Open Source Games List – Latest Roundup of 40 Games

We had earlier covered a list of 30 open source games which has great game play. As we enjoy playing them and times are passing by, more and more developer community and game developers have been striving hard,  contributing to create amazing games with great game plays and graphics for free.

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Here is a list of open source games that have done recent releases:

1. O.A.D

Open Source Games

Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers have release of "0 A.D. Alpha 10 Jhelum" a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This alpha release features Hellenic factions such as Athens, Macedonia and Sparta; technologies, civilization phases, click-and-drag walls, healing and more. The Software is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. 0 A.D.


2. Angband

Open Source Games

Angband is a free, single-player dungeon exploration game where you take the role of an adventurer, exploring a deep dungeon, fighting monsters, and acquiring the best weaponry you can, in preparation for a final battle with Morgoth, the Lord of Darkness. The game is supported on Windows and Mac OS X.


3. Battle for Wesnoth

Open Source Games

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme. Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans. In later games, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly host whom none can stand against! Choose units from a large pool of specialists, and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well on different terrains against all manner of opposition. The game supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS


4. Blades of Exile

Open Source Games

Exile is a series of role-playing video games created by Jeff Vogel of Spiderweb Software. Blades of Exile is one of the four games released in the series. It consists of three short scenarios set after the main trilogy as well as an editor that allows players to create their own scenarios, which need not be set in the Exile game world at all. Several hundred custom-made scenarios have been designed since the release of the game in 1997. Blade of Exile supports Windows and Macintosh.



BZFlag is a free online multiplayer 3D tank battle game. The name originates from "Battle Zone Capture The Flag". It runs on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, BSD, and other platforms. It was one of the most popular games ever on Silicon Graphics machines and continues to be developed and improved.


6. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup

Open Source Games

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a free roguelike game of exploration and treasure-hunting in dungeons filled with dangerous and unfriendly monsters in a quest for the mystifyingly fabulous Orb of Zot.   Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup has diverse species and many different character backgrounds to choose from, deep tactical game-play, sophisticated magic, religion and skill systems, and a grand variety of monsters to fight and run from, making each game unique and challenging.

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup can be played offline, or online on a public telnet/ssh server thanks to the good folks at (CAO) and (CDO). These public servers allow you to meet other players’ ghosts, watch other people playing, and, in general, have a blast! The game supports Windows and Mac OS X.


7. FlightGear

FlightGear Open Source Games

FlightGear is an open-source flight simulator.  It supports a variety of popular platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) and is developed by skilled volunteers from around the world.  Source code for the entire project is available and licensed under the GNU General Public License.

The goal of the FlightGear project is to create a sophisticated and open flight simulator framework for use in research or academic environments, pilot training, as an industry engineering tool, for DIY-ers to pursue their favorite interesting flight simulation idea, and last but certainly not least as a fun, realistic, and challenging desktop flight simulator.


8. Freeciv

Open Source Games

Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Freeciv is supported on Windows and Mac OS X.


9. FreeCol

Open Source Games

FreeCol is a turn-based strategy game based on the old game Colonization, and similar to Civilization. The objective of the game is to create an independent nation. You start with only a few colonists defying the stormy seas in their search for new land. The FreeCol aims to create an Open Source version of Colonization. FreeCol supports Windows and Mac OS X.


10. Freedoom

Open Source Games

The Freedoom project aims to create a complete Doom-based game which is Free Software. Combined with a free source port, people will also be able to play the back catalog of extensions made to Doom by hobbyists over the last 15 years. The game is supported on GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, other POSIX, Windows.


11. FreedroidRPG

freedroid Open Source Games

FreedroidRPG aims to provide a popular reference game in the open-source world. The goal is to do so through the implementation of an immersive world with distinctive dialog and graphical styles in a format that is friendly to all ages while providing a fair amount of choice to the player. FreedroidRPG features a real time combat system with melee and ranged weapons, fairly similar to the proprietary game Diablo. There is an innovative system of programs that can be run in order to take control of enemy robots, alter their behavior, or improve one’s characteristics. You can use over 50 different kinds of items and fight countless enemies on your way to your destiny. An advanced dialog system provides story background and immersive role playing situations. It is supported on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.


12. FreedroidClassic

freedroidclassic Open Source Games

FreedroidClassic also aims to provide a popular reference game in the open-source world. The aim of the game is to destroy all enemy robots by either shooting them or seizing control over them by creating connections in a short subgame of electric circuits. The graphics are designed to be a fairly faithful reproduction of the original game, but a modern set of tiles is also available. The game runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.


13. GNU Chess

gnu chess Open Source Games

GNU Chess lets most modern computers play a full game of chess. It has a plain terminal interface but supports visual interfaces such as XBoard.


14. Hedgewars

Hedgewars Open Source Games

Hedgewars is free open-source software. It is a turn based strategy, artillery, action and comedy game, featuring the antics of pink hedgehogs with attitude as they battle from the depths of hell to the depths of space. As commander, it’s your job to assemble your crack team of hedgehog soldiers and bring the war to your enemy. It is supported on Windows and Linux.


15. M.A.X.R. (Mechanized Assault and eXploration Reloaded)

MAXR Open Source Games

M.A.X.R. (Mechanized Assault and eXploration Reloaded) is a fanmade strategy game by the community of M.A.X.R. is OpenSource and a remake of the old M.A.X. by Interplay from 1996 featuring network games based on TCP/IP (e.g. over the internet). The game can be played in a turn-based mode (with or without time limit), or simultaneous mode (all the players take their turns at the same time), and features combat in air, land, and sea. Three resources are present on the maps – raw materials, that are needed to manufacture units, structures and ammunition, fuel, that power generators need to function, and gold, that is used to purchase upgrades. This game is a mix of realtime and turnbased strategy with battle chess character. MAXR works on Fedora Linux, GNU/ Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.


16. Netrek

Netrek Open Source Games

Netrek is a multi-player battle simulation with a Star Trek theme. As a player, you captain starships to engage enemy vessels, bomb armies and invade planets in order to expand your team’s space empire. The ultimate goal is to genocide the enemy race, but the carnage of battles along the way is ruthlessly fast paced and a lot of fun! It run on Windows, Linux, or Macintosh.


17. Oolite

oolite Open Source Games

Oolite is a space sim game, inspired by Elite, powered by Objective-C and OpenGL, and designed as a small game that is easy for users to pick up, modify and expand upon. Almost every aspect of the game can be changed by using simple, free graphics packages and text editors.
Originally written for Mac OS X, Oolite is available for Mac OS X (10.4 and higher) and PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Linux


18. OpenArena

openarena Open Source Games

OpenArena is a free (as in freedom) network enabled multiplayer first person shooter based on the ioquake3 fork of the id tech 3 engine.
It aims to be a free software clone of Quake III Arena, retaining it’s gameplay while replacing the propietary content with brand new free (as in freedom, again) content. Its goal is to create new, original media while providing a stand-alone multiplayer game in the process.


19. OpenDune

opendune Open Source Games

OpenDUNE is an open source re-creation of the popular game “Dune II”, originally made by Westwood Studios, and released by Virgin Entertainment. It attempts to re-create the original game and apply modern technology to it to allow it to be run natively on most operating systems. OpenDUNE is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.0. It supports Windows and Linux.


20. OpenTTD

openttd Open Source Games

OpenTTD is an open source simulation game based upon the popular Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe", written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features. OpenTTD is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.0.

OpenTTD is officially supported on BSD, especially FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD, Linux
Solaris and Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7


21. PokerTH

pokerth Open Source Games

PokerTH is an open source Texas hold ’em simulator for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux. The game is faithful to the Texas Hold ’em rules and betting system. PokerTH allows for up to ten human players, with computer-controlled players filling in if there are not enough humans. Players can also play against other PokerTH users online.


22. Rigs of Rods

Rigsofrods Open Source Games

Rigs of Rods is an open source vehicle simulator licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3. What makes Rigs of Rods different to most simulators is its unique soft-body physics: vehicles, machines, objects, etc. are simulated in real-time as flexible soft-body objects, giving the simulation an extremely accurate behavior which entirely depends on the physical construction of the vehicles or objects you create.It runs on Windows, Linux and Ma OS X.


23. Scorched3D

scorched3D Open Source Games

Scorched3D is a simple turn-based artillery game and also a real-time strategy game in which players can counter each others’ weapons with other creative accessories, shields and tactics.Scorched3D is totally free to play and is available for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems.


24. Seven Kingdoms

kingdom Open Source Games

Seven Kingdoms is a real-time strategy (RTS) computer game developed by Trevor Chan of Enlight Software. The game enables players to compete against up to six other kingdoms allowing players to conquer opponents by defeating them in war (with troops or machines), capturing their buildings with spies, or offering opponents money for their kingdom. It runs on Winodws and Linux.


25. Speed Dreams

Speeddreams Open Source Games

Speed Dreams is a 3d cross-platform, open source motorsport simulation and racing game. It is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Speed Dreams is a fork of the open racing car simulator Torcs, aiming to implement exciting new features, cars, tracks and AI opponents to make a more enjoyable game for the player, as well as constantly improving visual and physics realism. For the moment, the supported platforms are Linux (x86, x86_64) and 32 bit Windows. The Mac OS X port is in progress.


26. SuperTuxKart

tuxkart Open Source Games

SuperTuxKart is a Free 3d kart racing game; we want to make the game fun more than we want to make it realistic. You can play with up to 4 friends on one PC, racing against each other or just try to beat the computer.A network multiplayer feature is in progress. It is available on Windows and Linux.


27. Teeworlds

teeworld Open Source Games

Teeworlds is a free online multiplayer game, available for all major operating systems. Battle with up to 16 players in a variety of game modes, including Team Deathmatch andCapture The Flag. It lets you can even design your own maps. It Supports Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.


28. Tux, of Math Command

tuxmath Open Source Games

Tux, of Math Command (TuxMath, for short) is an open source arcade-style video game for learning mathematics, initially created for Linux. The game-play mechanic is based loosely on that of the arcade game Missile Command, but with comets falling on cities, rather than missiles. It is supported on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and BeOS.


29. UFO: Alien Invasion

UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy video game in which the player fights aliens that are trying to take control of the Earth. It is a squad-based tactical strategy game in the tradition of the old X-COM PC games, but with a twist. The game combines military realism with hard science-fiction and the weirdness of an alien invasion. The carefully constructed turn-based system gives you pin-point control of your squad while maintaining a sense of pace and danger.

It runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, AmigaOS 4 and Mac OS X for both PPC and Intel Macs.


30. Unknown Horizons

unknown horizons Open Source Games

Unknown Horizons is a 2D realtime strategy simulation with an emphasis on economy and city building. Expand your small settlement to a strong and wealthy colony, collect taxes and supply your inhabitants with valuable goods. Increase your power with a well balanced economy and with strategic trade and diplomacy. It is supported on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.


31. The Ur-Quan Masters

The Ur-Quan Masters Open Source Games

The Ur-Quan Masters is the free version of of Star Control 2 3DO. Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters is a critically acclaimed science fiction video game. The game is available as download for Windows, MaOS X, Linux and BSD.


32. Vega Strike

Vegastrike Open Source Games

Vega Strike is an OpenSource 3d Space Simulator. Vega Strike is an Open Source 3D Action-Space-Sim that lets you trade, fight, and explore in a vast universe. Vega Strike is built on top of OpenGL and runs on Win/Lin/Mac platforms. Vega Strike (the game) is currently in a playable state, but both game engine and dataset are under continued development. It is available on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X.


33. Warzone 2100

Warzone 2100 is an open source real-time strategy and real-time tactics hybrid computer game. In Warzone 2100, you command the forces of The Project in a battle to rebuild the world after mankind has almost been destroyed by nuclear missiles. The game offers campaign, multi-player, and single-player skirmish modes. An extensive tech tree with over 400 different technologies, combined with the unit design system, allows for a wide variety of possible units and tactics.  It was originally released in 1999 for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation, and is now also available for Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, AmigaOS 4.


34. Widelands

widelands Open Source Games

Widelands is an open source (GPLed) real-time strategy game.  Its a free slow-paced real-time strategy video game under the GNU General Public License. The game runs on several operating systems such as GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Windows.


35. WorldForge

worldforge Open Source Games

The WorldForge project is about building tools to allow the construction of online role-playing games. The WorldForge project is producing an open source framework for massively multiplayer online role-playing games. The intent lies in creating a widely used development framework and set of libraries by motivating interested developers to improve on the original code. Supported on Linux and Windows.


36. Xonotic

xonotic Open Source Games

Xonotic is an open-source first-person shooter video game. It was developed as a fork of Nexuiz, following controversy surrounding the game’s development.  It is a free (GPL), fast-paced first-person shooter that works on Windows, OS X and Linux. The project is geared towards providing addictive arena shooter gameplay which is all spawned and driven by the community itself. Xonotic is a direct successor of the Nexuiz project with years of development between them, and it aims to become the best possible open-source FPS (first-person-shooter) of its kind.


37. X-Moto

x-moto Open Source Games

X-Moto is a challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics plays an all important role in the gameplay. You need to control your bike to its limits, if you want to have a chance to finish the most difficult challenges. It is a free and open source 2D motocross platform game developed for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, where physics play an all important role in the game play.


38. Zero-K

zero-k Open Source Games

Zero-K is a FREE, multiplatform, open-source RTS game. It aims to be dynamic, action-packed and hassle-free, full of clever strategies and constantly moving combat with games lasting an average 20-30 minutes. It is supported on Windows and Linux.


39. Armagetron Advanced

armagetronad Open Source Games

Armagetron Advanced is a multiplayer game in 3D that attempts to emulate and expand on the light cycle sequence from the film Tron. It is available for Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, AmigaOS 4 and OpenBSD as free software released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License.


40. WarMUX

wormmux Open Source Games

WarMUX is a free and open-source game in the genre of "turn-based artillery games" like Scorched Earth or Worms.It is available for Windows and Unix-like systems including Linux, FreeBSD, Android, Maemo, Symbian^3 and Mac OS X.


10 Free Tools to Create Videos from Photos Easily

With easy to use tools and services, creating videos out of pictures have become easy that you do not need to have any special skills on videography. You can create cool videos from your pictures and share it with your friends with very little efforts. Here are 10 such services and tools that lets you easily create your own videos using pictures.


1. Ezvid


Ezvid is a free video editor, software which can be used to make RPG videos, to make slide shows and photo videos from JPG, PNG, GIF, and other still images, and it imports all mainstream video formats including AVI, WMV, and MOV. It is the best Windows Movie Maker alternative for free video editing, screen capture, screen recording and slideshow creation. It’s total freeware, with no registration, no subscription, and no signup required. Ezvid works well on a wide variety of Windows platforms, including Vista, XP, and 7. Especially popular among gamers, who use Ezvid to upload videos captured with software like fraps, hypercam, and camstudio, Ezvid is an alternative to complex and expensive software like imovie, final cut pro, and limited web-based solutions like one true media, xtranormal, wevideo, and stupeflix.

Download the software here.

2. FileLab Video Editor


FileLab Video Editor is a free application that easily edits videos and photos. Split, cut, rotate, mix video files, add transitions, overlays and visual effects. Save video files for upload to YouTube, Android, iPhone/iPod, Sony PlayStation, Xbox, SWF, FLV, etc. The app layout is divided into two parts, the upper part displays video, transitions and visual effects. The bottom part is a timeline to help you change the video length.

Access the software here.

3. Stupeflex

Logo Stupeflix

With Stupeflex you can Mix photos, video, music
create stunning videos in seconds. It provides limited functionality for free.

Try out and make a free video here now.

4. Flixtime


FlixTime turns your photos and videos into stunning and unique videos in just minutes. Sign-up for a free account, and upload your images, videos and music. Then, sit back and watch your masterpiece come together. click here and signup for free.

5. ProShow


ProShow is a dedicated tool for creating slide shows from your photos, video and music. Unlike some slide show tools that are little more than a toy that creates a cute video clip, ProShow provides a complete set of creative tools and publishing options. For more information check here.

6. Clip Generator

Clipgenerator - Your personal Videoclip - Create. Share. Publish. Download.

Clipgenerator produces music videos from your images and texts. Clipgenerator can be used to compile professional slide shows from your own photos, texts and your favourite music – within seconds and without downloading software or going through any registration process.

Check here to start creating your videos.

7. One True Media

One True Media lets you mix your photos and videos with our effects to create something wow-worthy. One True Media helps you turn your photos and video into awesome slideshows and video montages for free. Embed your slideshow or video montage onto MySpace or any website, share via email or links. It lets you create customized DVD or share to your own personal TiVo channel. With amazingly easy tools you can edit your video and photos, add in cool effects and transitions all without a software download.

Check here to create a powerful video.

8. Photomotr

PhotoMotr is a Facebook app created to bring your stories to life. Essentially, PhotoMotr is an easy-to-use video editing tool that uses your images already uploaded to Facebook allowing you to create cool videos and share them via your social network. PhotoMotr is easy. PhotoMotr is fast. PhotoMotr is fun. Within a couple of minutes you can create a music video of your last family trip, birthday party or special event and then share it with a video that automatically uploads to your Facebook account.

Chick here to try now.

9. Animoto


Animoto lets you easily select photos and video clips from Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Instagram and others. And you can always upload from your computer. Then add your own words to tell your story.

Click here to create your videos.

10. Photo Movie Creator

Photo Movie Creator is a photo to movie software that can create your favorite photos into movie. It changes the way you look at your photos. You can slide show your photosand enjoy them with your family and friends. It lets you Make wonderful slide show easily by creating photos into video format such as AVI, MPEG, DIVX and XVID.

Download the trial version here.

Free Mind Map Tools For iPad (Tablet)

Mind mapping is a great way of visually representing our ideas in a simple way. Very important while the team does brain storming and passing on ideas to new set of people. There are quite a few free mind mapping tools for PCs. Now, it is the ear of tablets and iPad has come a long way. Very intuitive and multi touch screen allows a far more intuitiveness while drawing mind map. There are few free tools to create mind maps on iPad too. These are good alternatives to commercial mind mapping tools such as iThoughtsHD, MindNode, Maptini, MagicalPad etc.

SimpleMind+ (Free)

Mind mapping tool that turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device. AppStore link

iPhone Screenshot 1 

MindMeister (Free)

MindMeister is a great tool for iPhone is the companion app for mind mapping.

AppStore link

iPhone Screenshot 1 

IdeaSketch (Free)

Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram – mind map, concept map, or flow chart – and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Idea Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more!

iPhone Screenshot 1

MindJet (Free)

Mindjet for iPad lets you easily enter ideas, tasks, and meeting notes into intuitive visual maps that help you quickly organize concepts and prioritize action items. Instantly create new maps or import them from Mindjet Connect.

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