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Debian Jr. Simulation Games

Simulation games tend to be rather complex, so they are recommended for older children, and even then some help from someone older may be needed.

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0ad
Real-time strategy game of ancient warfare
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0 A.D. (pronounced "zero ey-dee") is a free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare. In short, it is a historically-based war/economy game that allows players to relive or rewrite the history of Western civilizations, focusing on the years between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. The project is highly ambitious, involving state-of-the-art 3D graphics, detailed artwork, sound, and a flexible and powerful custom-built game engine.

Freeciv-client-gtk
Civilization turn based strategy game (GTK+ client)
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Freeciv is a free clone of the turn based strategy game Civilization. In this game, each player becomes leader of a civilisation, fighting to obtain the ultimate goal: the extinction of all other civilisations.

This is the GTK 2 version of Freeciv. It is recommended to install the »freeciv-client-gtk3« package and to use the GTK 3 client unless you really want to try this one.

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Freeciv-client-sdl
Civilization turn based strategy game (SDL client)
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Freeciv is a free clone of the turn based strategy game Civilization. In this game, each player becomes leader of a civilisation, fighting to obtain the ultimate goal: the extinction of all other civilisations.

This version of Freeciv is based on SDL, the Simple DirectMedia Layer library. It is recommended to install the »freeciv-client-gtk3« package and to use the GTK 3 client unless you really want to try this one. The SDL client offers a different look&feel but lacks some functionality of the GTK 3 client.

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Freecol
open source remake of the old Colonization
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freecol is a game in the spirit of Civilization but taking place in a colonial background. Colonize the new world, build towns, trade or fight with natives and other European civilizations, trade with your homeland until you're ready to fight for your independance !

Lincity
build & maintain a city/country
Maintainer: Kari Pahula
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You are required to build and maintain a city. You must feed, house, provide jobs and goods for your residents. You can build a sustainable economy with the help of renewable energy and recycling, or you can go for broke and build rockets to escape from a pollution ridden and resource starved planet, it's up to you. Due to the finite resources available in any one place, this is not a game that you can leave for long periods of time. This game is similar to the commercial simulation game with a similar name.

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Lincity-ng
City simulator game with polished graphics
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LinCity-NG is a City Simulation Game. It is a polished and improved version of the old LinCity game: You are required to build and maintain a city. You must feed, house, provide jobs and goods for your residents. You can build a sustainable economy with the help of renewable energy and recycling, or you can go for broke and build rockets to escape from a pollution ridden and resource starved planet, it's up to you. Due to the finite resources available in any one place, this is not a game that you can leave for long periods of time. This game is similar to the commercial simulation game with a similar name.

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Megaglest
3D multi-player real time strategy game
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MegaGlest is a free 3D real-time customizable strategy game which takes place in a context which could be compared to that of the pre-renaissance Europe, with the licence that magic forces exist in the environment and can be controlled.

The current version is fully playable and supports both single player games against CPU controlled players and multiplayer matches over the Internet or a LAN.

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Micropolis
real-time city management simulator
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This game simulates building and managing a whole city. The goal of the game is to build and design a city. The player can mark land as being zoned as commercial, industrial, or residential, add buildings, change the tax rate, build a power grid, build transportation systems and many other actions, in order to enhance the city.

Micropolis is the GPL-licensed version of SimCity.

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Opencity
3D city simulator game
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OpenCity is 3D city construction simulator. You can build some zones of housing, trading and industry, electric plant and roads. Besides you can also raise or lower the terrain. OpenCity is similar in spirit to other city construction games, heading towards a classic SimCity feeling, although with some additional features. It is not intended to be a clone of any famous city simulator.

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Openttd
reimplementation of Transport Tycoon Deluxe with enhancements
Maintainer: Matthijs Kooijman
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OpenTTD is a reimplementation of the Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe" with lots of new features and enhancements.

OpenTTD is playable with the free graphics files from the openttd-opengfx package and optional sound files from the openttd-opensfx package (which is in non-free). Alternatively, OpenTTD can use the graphics files from the original Transport Tycoon Deluxe game (See README.Debian on how to set this up).

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Pingus
Free Lemmings(TM) clone
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Pingus is a free clone of the popular Lemmings game.

Your goal is to guide a horde of penguins through a world full of obstacles and penguin traps to safety. Although penguins (unlike lemmings) are rather smart, they sometimes lack the necessary overview and now rely on you to save them.

This package contains the main program.

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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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Simutrans
transportation simulator
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Simutrans is a free transportation simulator: The player operates a transportation company and has to transport goods and passengers between factories and different cities.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: simutrans-pak128.britain
Wesnoth
fantasy turn-based strategy game - complete suite (metapackage)
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This metapackage pulls in the complete set of the latest stable version, most helpful if you always want to have all the official campaigns installed. If you only want to play over the network with other players or want to play only a few campaigns you just need to install the wesnoth-core package and the wanted campaign packages.

Battle for control of villages, using variety of units which have advantages and disadvantages in different types of terrains and against different types of attacks. Units gain experience and advance levels, and are carried over from one scenario to the next in a campaign.

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