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Valve have released two games incorporating physics based puzzles: Portal and Portal 2. Both of these games are story driven puzzle games from a first person perspective where you take control of Chell and guide her through a variety of puzzles set up by an artificial intelligence, GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System), at the Aperture Science ...


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Antichamber. Antichamber is a first person puzzle game featuring non-Euclidean geometry in its level design, which leads to instances where corridors between rooms can take you to different places depending on the direction you're facing, along with otherwise impossible structures, etc. Here is a screenshot of Antichamber: As for your list of ...


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You can play SuperTuxKart in split screen mode, each player using a different set of keys from the keyboard. Be careful with the keys, though, there might be conflicts. It is always better to use two different keyboards (in addition to different keys).


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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 literal than you may be getting at; I could imagine action adventure games where the solutions to puzzles are a bit more algorithmic, but I'm unaware of any.


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I can propose following: Memory Game For Kids - an open source classic memorize game with nice looking tiles I played this game on a 10" tablet with Android 4.1 and it looked very good (based on screenshots it is possible to run it also on mobile phones). This is an open source (GPL3+) project and the game is available for free, without adverts and no ...


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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 interested in this question: https://askubuntu.com/questions/337300/are-there-any-games-which-can-train-people-to-learn-terminal-commands


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You might like LIMBO. Although LIMBO is more oriented around the puzzle aspects, it does have some physics aspects as well. There are a couple enemies but the game doesn't focus a lot on combat. It is cross-platform, including Android and iOS mobile platforms. The game is $10 on steam. Limbo is a 2D sidescroller, incorporating the physics system Box2D ...


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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 - android based2 - wants you to move locations (at least occasionally)maybe 3 - tends to be short walk, break, another short walk4 - it's freenot 5 - it's ...


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Canabalt is terrific. No birds ... except maybe the flock of pigeons that flies away from time to time. Try it free online at link provided. Basically, your little guy runs and runs along the tops of buildings, leaping gaps, dodging obstacles, faster ... farther ... (splat!). :) Decent music, too, although you may want to listen to your own thing. As for ...


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Battle for Wesnoth is a turn base strategy game where you have to wait for the other players to do their turn than can do yours. Its Gameplay is based on the more famous "Heroes of Might and Magic". In this screenshot you see yourself (figures with red) in a complex fight against two opponents (black and green). The black figure above the castle tried to ...


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I had a lot of fun playing Sauerbraten (Cube 2). Its gratis and open source together with the server. The graphics are good, the controls fluent. I never installed the server part but the client part was very intuitive so I suspect the server to be as well. I played the game ~2005 on a regular (i.E. not gaming optimized) computer so it can most likely run ...


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DragonBox helps children learn algebra using a very novel technique. It comes in 2 versions: a 5+ and a 12+ version. I've only bought the 5+ version, not the 12+ version, so can't comment on the latter. But the 5+ version definitely helps you learn basic algebra concepts by pattern-matching, and I've found it to be a very cool concept. (You may not get far ...


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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 refresher/new experience for anyone getting into text based development on Linux (well, VIM/VI anyway).


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Inverto Game Homepage | IndieDB Page Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux Distribution: DRM-Free, Desura, coming to Steam ($3.99) Trailer Note: This game is not complete yet. It is still in alpha state. More of a platformer, similar to Portal. I still think you may be interested though. Main mechanic is the ability to change the direction of gravity to ...


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Hedgewars is a gratis FLOSS (License: GPLv2) turn-based "artillery game, featuring fighting Hedgehogs!". It’s similar to games from the proprietary Worms series. It’s available for Android, Apple iOS, FreeBSD, GNU/Linux (*), Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. (*) You can install it from the software repositories in ArchLinux, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, ...


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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 them as CSV). Support several computers It records the number of clicks per application: It records the time spent per application: As a premium service you ...


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There a a few found on this website The one that is most similar would be Flappy Doge and it looks and works almost the same except that the bird is replaced by a dog. It is on the Google Play store (a quick search will find it). I have played it and it is just as fun as the original. There is also FlapMMO found here where you play with other players. It is ...


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Magrunner: Dark Pulse Game Homepage Platforms: Windows Distribution: Steam ($19.99) The game's description on Steam probably does a better job of summing this up than I can, so I'll just paste it. You are Dax, one of seven Magrunners selected among the elite to participate in MagTech Corporation's space training program. But, what should be the chance ...


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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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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 absolutely required. The game presents you with different missions, some of them user created, that require you to write code that satisfies a given set of unit tests....


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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/colobot Elevator Saga - The elevator programming game http://play.elevatorsaga.com/


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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 any pack (or your own group of mods) that has Computercraft would do. I have seen people create some very advanced automation through Computercraft using the ...


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Quantum Conundrum Game Homepage Platforms: Windows Distribution: Steam ($8.99) Quantum Conundrum has you travelling through the vast rooms and areas of your genius uncle's estate, trying to rescue him from the alternate dimension he's trapped in. He's been busy though, and you'll swap at will between four unique dimensions with different properties to ...


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Pandora: Purge of Pride Trailer here Puzzle game, with physics. You can pull and move objects around. First person You play as a character (Pandora) No combat (I think) Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux Priced at $9.99 Not on Steam yet, but you can vote for it on Greenlight


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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 it's based on fictional or real history.


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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 blocks of code primitives (e.g. loops, assignments, conditionals, etc). It is used with great success at the CoderDojo Berlin, where kids aged 5 to 15 create ...


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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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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 your own empire and to conquer the territories of other players. Depending on how you program your creeps, they can react to events while you are offline. The ...


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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 can enter your current collection, then apply that as a filter to all decks that people have submitted. It has a deck-building tool, with up and down voting, ...


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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, students can explore the subject of climate change in the same way that actual research scientists do. In the process of using EdGCM, students will become ...


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