Debian Junior Project
Summary
Games-puzzle
Debian Jr. Puzzle games

Some puzzle-type games, from the more arcade-like and frozen-bubble to xjig (a jigsaw puzzle program), to lmemory (based on the classic "memory" card game). This sampling of packages was done in the hope that it will appeal to child and adult alike.

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Debian Junior Games-puzzle packages

Official Debian packages with high relevance

2048-qt
mathematics based puzzle game
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2048 puzzle is mathematics based puzzle game where you have to slide tiles on a grid to combine them and create a tile with the number 2048. You have to merge the similar number tiles (2n) by moving the arrow keys in four different directions. When two tiles with the same number touch, they will merge into one.

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Amoebax
Puyo Puyo-style puzzle game for up to two players
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Due an awful mutation, some amoeba's species have started to multiply until they take the world if you can't stop them. Fortunately the mutation made then too unstable and lining up four or more will make them disappear.

Follow Kim or Tom through 6 levels in their quest to prevent the cute multiplying amoebas to take the world and become the new Amoeba Master. Watch out for the cute but amoeba's controlled creatures that will try to put and end to your quest.

Amoebax is designed with levels for everyone, from children to adults. With the training mode everybody will quickly become a master and the tournament mode will let you have a good time with your friends. There is also catchy music, funny sound effects, and beautiful screens that sure appeal to everyone in the family.

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Berusky2
logic game Bugs Escape 3D
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The game based on Berusky that is also available for Debian, though this is the enhanced 3D version. Berusky II is a game that challenges your visual/spatial thinking and the ability to find a way to resolve a logic task.

The entire game takes place in a 3D environment while you slip into the role of different bugs and lead them out of a maze. In addition to arbitrary turning and level zooming all logical plots happen in space.

In comparison to the first part, new logical elements, a simple linear story accompanied by comic series, various 3D environments, water surfaces and others have been added.

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Biniax2
logic game with arcade and tactics modes
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Biniax-2 is an original and entertaining game. It only takes a minute to learn and gives you hours and hours of gameplay. There are three game modes (two singleplayer and one multiplayer), hall of fame, dynamic music and a nice cartoon look.

Brainparty
36 puzzle games for all the family
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Brain Party is a fun, free puzzle game for all the family that's made up of 36 minigames designed to push your brain to its limits by testing memory, logic, mathematics, reaction time and more! Brain Party is split into two modes: test mode gives you five minigames in a row and adds up your brain weight to see how smart you are, and practise mode lets you play your favourite minigames as often as you want. If you do well enough, there are six extra minigames that can be unlocked as well as a new game mode designed to keep you playing and enjoying your favourite games even longer.

Frozen-bubble
cool game where you pop out the bubbles!
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Frozen-Bubble is a clone of the popular "Puzzle Bobble" game, in which you attempt to shoot bubbles into groups of the same color to cause them to pop.

Players compete as penguins and must use the arrow keys to aim a colored bubble at groups of bubbles. The objective is to clear all the bubbles off the screen before a bubble passes below a line at the bottom.

It features 100 single-player levels, a two-player mode, music and striking graphics. A level editor is also included to allow players to create and play their own levels.

Gbrainy
brain teaser game and trainer to have fun and to keep your brain trained
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gbrainy is a platform to train memory, arithmetical and logical capabilities with many sorts of different exercises of different difficulty levels. It should have something for all ages and purposes: kids whose parents want them to develop their capabilities, adults that want to keep their mind in form or just try it out for fun, older people that might need to do some memory exercises, etc.

It provides the following types of games:

  • Logic Puzzles: games designed to challenge your reasoning and thinking skills.
  • Mental Calculation: games based on arithmetical operations designed to prove your mental calculation skills.
  • Memory Trainers: games designed to challenge your short term memory.
  • Verbal Analogies: games that challenge your verbal aptitude.
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Gcompris
Educational games for small children - transitional package
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A large collection of educational games for small children, designed to be a unified interface to integrate more educational games.

This is a transitional package that depends on the new series of GCompris releases (rewritten using Qt). It can be safely removed once gcompris-qt is installed.

Gtans
Tangram (puzzle) game using GTK+
Maintainer: Bart Martens
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The Tangram is a Chinese puzzle where the player has to arrange a set of pieces to match a given shape. All the pieces must be used and should not be laid on top of one another. The pieces are five triangles, a square and a parallelogram. gtans contains more than 380 figures to play with. It uses the mouse to control pieces. gtans is highly customizable using the interface.

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Hex-a-hop
puzzle game based on hexagonal tiles
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Hex-a-hop is a great puzzle game in which a girl has to break all the green tiles in an hexagonal map and step onto a safe tile without getting trapped. As you progress through the game, more types of tiles are introduced which make things more difficult and interesting as you progress through the many levels. You can use the infinite undo feature to retrace your steps if you make a mistake. You can take as long as you like to complete each level.

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Lmemory
Children's game based on the "memory" card game
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The Linux Memory Game is an X11 game for children ages 3 and up, based on the card game "Memory". It is written using GTK+ library. Although it is a children's game, it has five skill levels, the higher ones are challenging to adults as well. It features the ability to add your own 64x64 pixmap images.

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Monsterz
arcade puzzle game
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Monsterz is similar to the Bejeweled, Zookeeper or Zooo games. The goal is to swap adjacent tiles to create alignments, causing chain reactions to earn more points.

Pysiogame
educational activity pack for kids
Maintainer: Miriam Ruiz
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pySioGame is a set of educational activities and games for children aged between 3 and 10. The activities are grid based and can be played all in a single window. pySioGame includes maths, reading, writing, painting, and memory activities.

Ri-li
toy train simulation game
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Ri-li is a game in which you drive a wooden toy steam locomotive across many levels and collect all the coaches to win.

It features:

  • a colorful animated wooden steam locomotive;
  • 50 game levels;
  • 3 beautiful tunes and many sound effects;
  • 14 languages (Arabic, Breton, Chinese, English, Esperanto, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, and Swedish).
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Xjig
X11 jigsaw puzzle
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xjig is a puzzle that tries to replicate a jigsaw puzzle on the screen as closely as possible. Any GIF, JPEG or PPM image may be loaded and cut into pieces. The goal (as with any jigsaw puzzle) is to reassemble the original picture.

Tiles may be freely rotated by use of the mouse, flipped (for double-sided puzzles) and even shown as shaped windows on the desktop (fast machine/video card recommended for the latter!). An example image is provided in /usr/share/games/xjig .

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Unofficial packages built by somebody else

Kartofel
connect the dots in order without crossing over yourself
Responsible: Miriam Ruiz
License: GPL

Kartofel is a game of skill and logic. The objective is to connect the numbered dots in order, without crossing over yourself.

Stegavorto
click on letters to spell out secret words
Responsible: Miriam Ruiz
License: GPL

Discover secret messages embedded in the works of great authors. This game is inspired in something that the author dreamed. In it you'll have to show your ability finding letters in big texts.

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