Linux Gaming: Blobs and Puzzles

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Once again, Jun Auza reviews a cool game that he’s running on Linux. It’s called “Blob and Conquer” ; ) Blobs on your computer out to defeat aliens. Yes, Blobs. Bob the Blob is leading the other Blobs to save the day.

puzzles are addicting. image credit: alvimann via morguefile

What do you get from Blob and Conquer?

This is the 3D version of Metal Blob Solid. You’re in for some adventure as well as action. You could use weapons like uzis, shotguns and grenades. If you’ve played Metal Blob Solid before you will see the familiar enemies like Assimilated Blobs, Eye Droids, Spider Blobs and Sentry Guns. There are also minigames aside from the 30 missions on this game.

As for the gameplay, Jun Auza points out:

The two most important actions in the game are easily controlled via the two mouse buttons: Left-click to shoot and right-click to jump. Gameplay is based on objectives that usually involve unlocking doors, collecting items, jumping over lava, and doing a lot of shooting. They must be completed before you can exit the level.

Sounds like your kind of fun? The graphics look ok from the screenshots but I suppose it depends on what really appeals to you. The gameplay sounds like even casual gamers can enjoy it too. I might take that recommendation and try it out too.

Quantz also looks interesting. It’s a game that has been ported to Linux but only the closed source version is available. Right now they’re actually looking for people to test the Linux version of Quantz. The files are in .deb, .rpm and .tar.gz. It looks interesting but for those who are not comfortable with non-free software or non-open source stuff, this might not be the game for you.

I have yet to download the deb but it’s been taking forever. I want to test it out on my machine too. Hopefully this weekend will be better.

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