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5 Open Source Music Games for GNU/Linux

Dec 14, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Believe it or not, GNU/Linux is already an amazing game platform. You might find this statement entirely implausible or rather incredulous but I really mean it. I didn't know this until last evening when I was desperately looking for an open source alternative for the popular game "Guitar Hero". Honestly, I wasn't expecting much, in fact, I was preparing myself for a total flop, or yet another monotonous copycat of GH. Oh boy… how wrong was I. Not only did I found the sort of game I was looking for, but also, I stumbled upon some other cool open source music games that totally changed my perception about open source games. But don't take my words for it, just go and search for a very specific genre of games. I assure you that eventually you will find some quality open source alternatives. I do believe some of these games can be competent competitors to their commercial counterparts if they get more attention from the community.

"For this reason, I've decided to compile a list of music games that are available for GNU/Linux. Since I personally am a very recent convert to the marvels of open source gaming I don't claim that these are all the music games that are available for the platform. However, I think they are a nice start for people new to the whole idea. Also, I found most of these games to be very modest in hardware requirement. As a matter of fact, I've played all of them on Hetty (my EeePC netbook) without a gliche"

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