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Games focused on software engineers

Untrusted is the closest I can think of something that matches this description. It's an adventure game where you have to modify code to solve levels and escape. However, I think it is a bit more ...
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A game to learn how to use the Linux command line

There is Terminus. It has the following features: Runs online. It is free. It is character oriented. It saves automatically. It contains the basic commands. It is 2D Additionally, you might be ...
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Please recommend an Android game which encourages me to move around while I play

Ingress (Android / iOS) might work for you. Wikipedia writes: "Ingress is an augmented-reality massively-multiplayer online role-playing location-based game created by Niantic Labs." It covers: 1 -...
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What can replace Flash Player?

Wick Editor can be used as a free alternative to Adobe Animate (formely named Flash Professional). Similiarities and differences to/from Animate: The editor itself doesn't have the "pen" ...
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Games focused on software engineers

I'm not sure how much you do in Linux, but Vim Adventures might fall under your qualifications. The game is more of a teaching tool for VIM, but it's quite a fun game, and it can serve as a great ...
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What can replace Flash Player?

Expanding on Alejandro's comment you could try p5js. p5.js is a JavaScript library for creative coding, with a focus on making coding accessible and inclusive for artists, designers, educators, ...
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What can replace Flash Player?

Modern standard web technologies seem to be reasonably powerful to reproduce what you once did with Flash Player. What about https://rive.app/ for example?
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I need an application that logs the time spent on games

You can use WhatPulse: Most features are free Windows/Mac/Linux It records the total time spent in each program Stats are available online as well as on the desktop client (from which you can export ...
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A good and fun way to learn programming?

There is Scratch, an in-browser environment for kids to learn programming. It is visual in that graphics can be placed on a stage and then scripts can be attached to the graphics by dragging around ...
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A good and fun way to learn programming?

Lego Mindstorms can be programmed in Block-Code, or in a C-like language. Additionally, the kids can build and physically interact with it. On the downside, it is rather expensive.
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Games focused on software engineers

CheckiO is a game purely about solving programming challenges (in Python). I'm not sure if this fits your description since programming doesn't so much give you an advantage in the game, it's ...
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Games focused on software engineers

Colobot is an awesome game where you are required to program bots to achieve objectives. It is old. Yet awesome fun. links of interest: http://colobot.info/colobot-gold-edition/ https://github.com/...
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Games focused on software engineers

If you want more of a traditional game where you can optionally program solutions, I would try any big Minecraft modpack that has the Computercraft mod in it. I would recommend FTB Monster but really ...
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What can replace Flash Player?

Godot Engine is an open-source game engine and IDE that can produce games that run on multiple platforms, including the web. For the latter, it produces a WASM (WebAssembly) package that you can ...
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A good and fun way to learn programming?

I played Lightbot a long time ago and thought it was an interesting way to get to know some basic programming principles. But that was an old free version. I don't know much about the newer one.
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Game based on real historical events

There are so many! For RTS you can use the list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronology_of_real-time_strategy_video_games , sort by "Setting", then for each game with historical setting check whether ...
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Games focused on software engineers

Screeps is the "world's first MMO strategy open world game for programmers". You have to write JavaScript to play it. You control creeps which can perform various actions, and the goal is to create ...
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Application to suggest Hearthstone decks?

I know I commented that I hadn't heard of such a thing, but just tonight I accidentally found what you're looking for. WoWhead, as part of their Hearthstone site (Hearthhead), has a tool where you ...
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Simple climate simulator

http://edgcm.columbia.edu/support2/faq/ EdGCM provides a research-grade Global Climate Model (GCM) with a user-friendly interface that can be run on a desktop computer. For the first time, ...
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QuizUp alternative for Android?

Quizup now has an official Android port Features Is actually quizup, so it should have all the features you want. It's an app that has a large question bank, topics, and asks you multiple choice ...
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QuakeLive alternative on Linux

su -c "yum install openarena" When I was playing FPS, I used to enjoy OpenArena a lot. It was designed to be very similar to Quake III Arena (which in turn is very close to Quake Live) I personally ...
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A good and fun way to learn programming?

Given your no age group specification, I would recommend you look at the Raspberry Pi. It's a real cheap (US$30) computer that is meant for kids to learn about programming and computers in general. It ...
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Game based on real historical events

Looking through my steam, Origin and UPlay libraries: The Assassin's Creed series, while a romanticized and somewhat alternative version of history, has a huge number of references to actual events ...
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A good and fun way to learn programming?

Alice is an excellent way to learn about object-oriented programming, by interacting with 3D objects to create animations and games. It uses a visual programming language, so is a bit like an advanced ...
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Games focused on software engineers

There is this Belgian game created by Fishing Cactus: Algo Bot. It's considered a serious game and is based on algorithms (hence the name) and programming. It looks very promising! :) Steam Page : ...
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Where to find a free and easy multiplayer game in Linux?

A good place to start looking is Steam. I would recommend Team Fortress 2. It's: free Multi-Player FPS you can chat over Steam Easy to install
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Game to learn piano play

Synthesia has most of the features you're looking for: start learning piano It has song from "easiest" to "hardest" do this in interactive kinda way Is "guitar hero" descriptive enough? Just ...
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Game based on speech recognition

If you want to play games without using the mouse, I highly recommend using a hands-free mouse. I personally use SmartNav on Windows (also available on Mac but I haven't tried it there): I use it all ...
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A good and fun way to learn programming?

Also a lot of people use www.codeacademy.com which will teach you the basics of web programming as well as python. It is simple for young children and includes basic concepts for both markup and ...
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