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Train simulation game to compete against the driver of the train I am riding right now

Train driving simulators like Odawara Line Simulator or Densha de Go! are popular in Japan. Controls: Acceleration Brake Goal: Stop within centimeters of the target place. Arrive exactly on time. ...
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Looking for First Person, Physics based, Puzzle games [closed]

I recently completed Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers, a Puzzle game, that revolves around it's physics engine. The main game mechanic is being able to slice various parts of the terrain and objects, ...
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Games focused on software engineers

Software engineers are usually efficient in spotting parts that can be automated, solved by an algorithm etc. Are there any games where players can take advantage by being programmers? That is, ...
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Android RPG game for busy people

I love RPG's but only have 5 to 10 minutes at a time to play, here and there through the day. Can anyone recommend an Android based game that has the following? Can drop it at any time, without ...
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Android educational games for small kids

Please recommend me games for small kids (4-5 years) Requirements Android platform Tablet optimized No Ads! No in-app payments! Educational Good for kids from 4 to 5 years Free or paid Good ...
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Two-persons keyboard-only racing game for Ubuntu

I am looking for a racing game (Tuxracer-like/MarioKart-like/cars/bikes/boats/planes/anything) that is available for Ubuntu Linux, for 2 (or more) simultaneous players. I don't have any joystick or ...
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Are there any alternatives to Flappy Bird? [closed]

Flappy bird was a side scrolling game released for iOS and Android in which you controlled a bird flying across the screen by tapping on the screen to make the bird move up the screen. This game has ...
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Simple climate simulator

I'd like to find a program, library or code that can perform a simple climate simulation. Programs that include this functionality - for example a video game - are also fine. My motivation is that I'...
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Wii games for a child with motor impairment

I have a 4-year old child with motor impairment, and recently came across several papers regarding how playing Wii games can yield improvements in dexterity, limb coordination, balance and motor ...
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A game to learn how to use the Linux command line

I'm looking for a game that helps to learn the very basic commands of Linux/Ubuntu in a fun way (somehow like vim-adventures). The game should be user-friendly to someone who has never touched Ubuntu ...
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Game to learn piano play

I want to start learning piano, but I would like to do this in interactive kinda way. It would be nice to have some game with some kind of achievements, multiplayer, progress etc. and ability to use ...
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Free source code (C++/C#) of chess engine reusable in non-opensource program

I've tried to find some chess engine source which would be completely free for any use. But most of open source engines is under GPL license. At least LGPL would be nice. Ideally I would like some ...
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Is there a 4X style game where victory is not about beating everyone else?

I like the exploration and expansion parts of 4X games, but inevitably someone will pull ahead and everyone declares war on them. Whether it's Civilization, Endless Space, or Master of Orion, games ...
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Please recommend an Android game which encourages me to move around while I play

It would be good if you could please recommend a game or two for me. From most important to least important: Works on Android. Encourages me to move around while I play, instead of sitting stock-...
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QuakeLive alternative on Linux [closed]

Requirements Easy to install on Fedora (RPM) or installer Multiplayer with online players available Low hardware requirements - should work on Intel Gfx like QuakeLive Similar game style is nice to ...
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Computer games for 4 year old children

I am looking for computer games for a 4 year old child. He knows the alphabet, but can hardly read words.He counts to 39, but cannot do arithmetic yet. He knows how to use the mouse. However, reaction ...
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QuizUp alternative for Android?

Is there any application similar to QuizUp for Android, that would contain questions in English? QuizUp is a millionaire-like application, where the user is presented with a series of questions with ...
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2D Turn-based FOSS Linux game with online and hotseat multiplayer

What 2D FOSS, low-resource, native, turn-based Linux games are available which support at least two players, both locally using the same machine (hotseat) and online? Runs on Linux, natively FOSS (...
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Educational games to master unix command line?

Looking for recommendations, for some simple trainer style games to improve my command line skills. Could be something similar to https://www.learnshell.org/, or even simpler. At the most basic level,...
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Application to suggest Hearthstone decks?

For the Blizzard card game Hearthstone, there are sites such as Hearthpwn that list cards, and allow users to show off their decks/builds and rate others. I'm looking for a similar application that ...
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Android: Asynchronous Multiplayer games

My wife and I play Ascension together fairly regularly, and we love the async multiplayer because we can take our turns during breaks and free time when we're nowhere near one another. Recently, I've ...
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Contract bridge game

I'm (or rather my grandma is) looking for a contract bridge game, that's: Gratis, free and open-source Available for Linux (32-bit Debian) Preferably using GTK2 Offline and single-player (and thus ...
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Where to find a free and easy multiplayer game in Linux?

I am looking for a computer game that I can play in Linux (Ubuntu). This game must satisfy several conditions: The game must be free It must be a kind of multiplayer game. I would prefer a FPS with ...
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Looking for a new SandBox

I own and have played through 100% of the stories in Far Cry 3 and 4, GTA 4 and 5 and Skyrim. I also have found myself getting in literally hundreds of hours on these games and love their open, ...
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Fantasy action RPG (first/third person view) for LAN co-op

I want to play a fantasy action RPG together with a friend. Action RPG as in: it should not require much reading or NPC conversation; the main focus should lie on hunting/fighting and exploration. ...
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Action-adventure game for learning to use a gamepad

I am trying to teach my fiance to play action-adventure cooperative games. I started with Rayman Origins and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, but they both require some experience handling a ...
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Is there a card game software that can play with real cards?

I prefer to play with real cards than on the computer (not to mention my grandchildren!), but sometimes there aren't enough people for a game. I wonder why no one has yet made a software to which you ...
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Fast-paced Android strategy/empire management game that is completely playable offline

I'm leaving on vacation to Spain in about 1.5 months and I'm looking for games that I can play on my Android device without an active internet connection. More specifically, I'm looking for a fast-...
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I need an application that logs the time spent on games

My son spends way too much time on games. I need parental control software that'll allow me to set per-day limits on a group of applications, or that will make application usage stats available in a ...
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Close Quarters Realistic FPS

Over the years I've become a fan of realistic FPS/MilSim games such as ArmA II, ArmA III and the like. The problem is, most of the games I play take place on massive, sprawling maps that aren't very ...
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Pizza and Hamburger PC game simulator

Background: Near 2009, I saw my aunt playing a PC game where she was cooking pizza, hamburger and fast food. In this game, customers get mad when their orders are bad made and / or the time used ...
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Game based on speech recognition

Due to repetitive stress injury I want to limit my use of keyboards and mice. Are there any games which are based solely (or almost entirely) on speech recognition? I would prefer strategy or role-...
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Military strategy game on modern era

I'm looking for a game with all of the following features: strategy no fantasy, no sci-fi modern warfare (that is, post WW2) and at least 1 of the following: runs on Linux (without wine) or is ...
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Online multiplayer first person shooter

I'm looking for a video game that meets these requirements: First person shooter Online multiplayer Cannot pay to win (meaning you cannot use any real money to pay for in-game upgrades where it could ...
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Free/Libre geography game for learning where something is located on a map

I’m looking for a geography game that can help learning where cities/countries/rivers/seas/etc. are located on maps. Ideally the game would have this workflow (but it’s not necessary to be exactly ...
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What is a Magic-like app?

I am searching for an Android app that meets the following requirements. Plays similarly to Magic: The Gathering Allows the user to build custom decks Has multiplayer Makes good use of screen real ...
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GPU-intensive Android game with small APK (for tests)

I want to test my new Android phone in terms of performance, so I need a game that makes considerable use of the graphical processing power of the phone. The game has to have a small APK size because ...
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Linux game with hotseat multiplayer

I'm looking for games which run on Linux and support a hotseat multiplayer. I'm basically looking for a game to play with my friends from the university. I don't care about the hardware requirements, ...
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Story-based audio game for GNU/Linux

I’m looking for an audio game that is FLOSS, and runs natively on GNU/Linux. Actual human voice recordings (English), no speech synthesis. It must be possible to play it with keyboard input only. ...
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Game based on real historical events

I am looking for a game for a friend that is based on real history. It can be a PC (Windows), online (webapp), or an Android game. It doesn't matter if it is RPG, strategy, or adventure. Here are a ...
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Puzzle games for children without fluffy graphics (not “educational”)

I'm in search for games my 4 and 7 year old can play that are satisfying, intellectually stimulant and that make them happy. Not the crappy that appears in any search for "games for kids" (I mean ...
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First person shooter for Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Laptop with 8GB RAM and Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2020M @ 2.40GHz Processor. For this system I am looking for an easy to install first person shooter. It does not have to have the ...
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A game for a Raspberry Pi to be played with bananas

I want to use the following materials for animations with kids: A Raspberry Pi 3 model B running Ubuntu Mate A 17 inches screen with 1600x900 resolution A Makey Makey and a few alligator clips ...
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Games set in a realistic version of a city which I know well

I am trying not to be overly broad here, but if anyone wants to edit to reword this question, please go ahead. I realize that this is a rather usual request, but I do want to keep it on topic and ...
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Bomberman like game

I'm searching a game which is pretty like Bomberman. It would be great if it's an open source game, which can be modified, but this isn't a must have. It would be really cool to find costume parts, ...
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Multi-player RTS with simultaneous control and late joining?

I’m looking for a coop real time strategy game that allows this: Two players start a networked game, against each other, Later, additional players may join the game, on a side of their choosing. Then ...
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Atmospheric RPG from the 2000s

I am looking for a game to play over the holidays. My requirements are as follows: Content It should be an RPG or very similar, i.e., the focus should on developing your character (or ensemble of ...
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Game Engine for City Simulation Game for Python

Software suggestion: I need a game engine which facilitates my requirements. City Simulation means building a city from plain land. Or City Building Game which is same as City Simulation! ...
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Actually realistic driving simulator

I just started driving, and I wanted to use a driving simulator to get some practice with turning at the right time, how much I should turn the steering wheel, knowing which way to turn the steering ...
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Piano software with external sound font

Is there a free piano playing software/game which allows you to use an external sound font (like .sf2 files) and preferable export your music into midi? Open source preferred.