[TUHS] Unix/Linux games [was Re: Early GUI on Linux]

Andy Kosela akosela at andykosela.com
Tue Feb 28 17:48:55 AEST 2023

On Monday, February 27, 2023, Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 12:22 PM Paul Ruizendaal via TUHS <tuhs at tuhs.org>
> wrote:
> > Thanks all for the insights.  Let me attempt a summary.
> >
> <SNIP>

 Oh, and lots of games; I had a nice
> Solitaire version that I can no longer recall the name of.
Coming from the 8-bit microcomputer world (Atari 8-bit, C64), and then
upgrading to 16-bit (Amiga and PC MS-DOS) I experienced a myriad of
unforgettable games on those platforms. They were mostly commercial but
they were very much different from modern games. It was the era of
innovation and pouring all your soul into the games you produce. I still
think that some of them have not been surpassed in quality and playability.
I still play them on period correct hardware as they are still extremely
fun and challenging.

This is my top 10 list (sorted by year):
  * Prince of Persia
  * The Secret of Monkey Island
  * Civilization
  * Dune II
  * Master of Orion
  * Reunion
  * Warcraft
  * Ascendancy
  * Quake
  * Half-Life

As I started to play with Linux in the mid 90s I remember a port of Doom
and then Quake, but not that many other games. Can you elaborate more on
what Unix afficionados played in the late 80s/early 90s?

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