[sf-lug] best console video games?

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Thu Dec 20 12:07:16 PST 2007

Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2007 8:24 PM, Jim Cortez <jim at jimcortez.com> wrote:
>> What do you mean by console-based? Are you trying to do console
>> emulation, or are you asking about consoles that support Linux
>> installations?
> Any game that does not require X running to play :-)  For instance,
> any game that you could even possibly play over SSH!

The old Zork dungeon games are console-based, and can run on Linux (all 
it needs is a linux-based z-code interpreter - e.g., 
http://jzip.sourceforge.net/), and they're still fun to play.  I 
packaged for them on my favorite distro (Arch Linux) a while back: 

Another console-based game is battleship:  http://www.catb.org/~esr/bs/

I'm sure there's others too, but these are just off the top of my head.

Of course, these are all pretty old.  Not sure if there's newer, more 
exciting ones available.



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