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LinuxWorld: 'Tis the Season to Frag with Linux

Dec 11, 2002, 11:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"This holiday season, it's healthy to save a little quiet time for yourself. To meditate on life's simple pleasures. To quietly and contemplatively cozy-up with a good FPS and frag everything that moves.

"FPS, if you don't speak video-game, stands for First Person Shooter. You know, games like Quake or Unreal Tournament. If you run Linux and don't have the cash to buy UT2003 or Quake 3, you might think this path to inner peace is not available to you. Fret not, my dweebs. Aardappel (AKA Wouter van Oortmerssen) and his friends are here to help you. So long as your video card supports 3D and OpenGL, that is.

"Cube is the name and killing is the game. Written with a single codebase to support both Windows and Unix platforms through the magic of open standards like OpenGL and SDL, the game is both free as in beer and as in speech. Cube is not bogged down with a long storyline or complex gameplay. According to the documentation, the official storyline goes like this: 'You kill stuff. The end...'"

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