I'm not a really big gamer, but I do enjoy the odd hour or two a week wasted on non-productive fun time with my Linux PC.
I grew up sharpening my video gaming skills on my Intellivision, Commodore 64, and the dozens of video games that were found at the local video arcade. So, I guess you can say, I'm a fan of old-school video games more than anything.
So, I took the chance and thought some of you here might enjoy the games I've been able to find for the Linux desktop that were a little different from the standard first person shooters that are so popular today.
Many of the games I've found was through the Linux Game Tomb, at http://www.happypenguin.org , and Linux Games, at http://www.linuxgames.com
I recently downloaded a free demo of Robin Hood: Legend of Sherwood ( http://www.tuxgames.com/details.cgi?nc=1119763416&gameref=130 ), which is a great 3rd person adventure/strategy game. In fact, I enjoyed the demo so much I actually spent $40.00 US and ordered the full version. Not something I'd usually spend on a game, but you have to show support of this nature once in a while.
This weekend I also found a hand full of really good shooter games that reminded me a lot of the fun I got from the old video arcade games when they first came out in the early 80's.
These are completely free and are a quick download from the Linux Game Tomb. The games are Torus Troopers, Parsect, Area 2028 and Tumiki Fighters. Look them up. Even if you don't like these kind of shooter games, the visuals and soundtracks are worth the download themselves.
Oh, and feel free to e-mail me if you have comments, questions, etc. virtualsky_sk AT yahoo DOT ca