GNOME Games Plan for Included Games
To revitalize the Gnome Games package, the maintainers have decided based on user feedback on the following plan for deciding which games that are included.
- During the release cycle for GNOME 2.18 we remove one old game, and add one new game. The new game gets included in the final Gnome Games 2.18.
The game to be removed will be based on a Usage Survey. The least popular game is removed from the Gnome Games package. The game will be moved to the gnome-games-deprecated module.
- The game which will be added will also be based on a survey, which will be created based on suggestions from users and developers. The maintainers of Gnome Games make the final decision of which game to add. The new game will be committed to gnome-games CVS when the feature freeze of GNOME 2.18 has started. At this time, translations and documentation of the new game can begin
- The suggested new games should be using the GNOME libraries, not add any extra library dependencies and be written in C.
Send your suggestions to the Gnome Games mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org, and add them to this Wiki page. Based on the suggestions provided here, a new survey will be created to select the new game to be included.
Decision on Game Going In and Game Being Deprecated
This decision will be made based on a combination of the results of the above survey and a sample of the new game suggestions below. Andreas and Jason, the co-maintainers, will have the final say. This decision will be made at 6 week in to the release cycle.
Deprecation of Game and Inclusion of New
This work should be completed two months in to the release cycle. This provides four remaining months for the game author and documentation team to adapt to the inclusion of the new game.
Suggested new games
Add your suggestions here and discuss them! Based on the games listed here, the maintainers will create a survey for selecting the one new game in Gnome Games:
Gnome Hearts an implementation of the classic hearts card game for the GNOME desktop
Monster Masher is a mash'em-up action game for GNOME.
Mindsports (go/igo/weiqi/baduk chinese/western chess etc.)
Gcompris : Educational software translated in more than 40 languages which propose different activities to children from 2 to 10 years old. (GCompris is part of the GNU project)
- These suggestions are not usable with GNOME 2.18.x (eg. uses GTK+ 1.x)
glChess is written in Python and uses GTK+/OpenGL to do the graphics.
GNU backgammon (gnubg still uses Gnome 1.2 doesn't it? It would require porting -- bronson)
eboard Uses GTK+ 1.x, and will therefore not be usable with GNOME 2.x
Frozen Bubble (uses SDL)
Babala is not GPL licenced.