BlindTux is a musical quiz game. The goal is to identify the artist, title, or year of a song by choosing an answer from among 4. The maximum number of players is 4. For now, it is played with the keyboard, but soon players will be able to choose with controls they want: keyboard, gamepad, or maybe buzzer.
Knights is an action game for two players involving two knights who must explore randomly generated dungeons and complete various quests. Each game revolves around a quest. A typical quest would involve finding some items and carrying them back to your starting point. This may sound easy, but as there are only enough items in the dungeon for one player to win, you may end up having to kill your opponent to get his stuff! Other quests involve escaping from the dungeon, fighting a duel to the death against the enemy knight, or destroying an ancient Book using a special Wand. While exploring the dungeon, you will find aid in the form of weapons, potions, and magical spells, but beware, for there are also deadly traps, bloodthirsty vampire bats, and zombies who exist only to kill living knights! This is a remake of an Amiga game by Kalle Marjola from 1994. This version has generally smoother gameplay than the original, and has full support for online play.
SDLbits is a very lightweight SDL wrapper for Java. This library was designed to be very small and simple. It does not use Swig, but goes directly from "native" Java definitions to the sdlbits C wrapper library to SDL or OpenGL (in C). All symbols are exposed as they would be in C, except the "SDL_" prefix has been removed, since all names are inside the SDL class. The SDL structures from C are translated to very simple Java classes, such as SDL.VideoInfo. Most fields are exposed as read-only "get" methods, but "set" methods for writable members are supported as well. These classes simply interface to the actual C data with a ByteBuffer "pointer".
Ditchers is a multiplayer action game where underground tanks use a variety of weapons to find and destroy each other. Tanks dig tunnels in the soil with a limited supply of energy that can be refilled only in homes (as well as health). the GUI is controlled mainly by mouse, while gameplay is controlled only by keyboard. It is not difficult to create your own maps or to draw your own tank. The game supports split-screen, network games, and artificial players whose intelligence is programmable in the Lua scripting language. The game is inspired by Tunneler.
LettersFall 2 is a word game that combines Tetris and Scrabble. It is a fun yet educational game for both children and adults. It downloads and installs in seconds. It features full color, high resolution visual graphics, digital sound effects, a digitally orchestrated music soundtrack, easy-to-play mouse controls, an American English dictionary with over 20,000 words, a saved high scores table, and saved game preferences.
ca-ga is a toy artificial life simulation that uses genetic algorithms on large cellular automata. It uses simple but easily extended DNA that is 8k long by default, though you can take the size out to anything you have time to evolve. It sits under each cell of a 128x128 board and orders operations to transfer energy in the hopes of achieving a kill and breed. The simulation features a mutating fitness function, emergent sex, and a proof of concept real world fitness function. After enough generations, the cells or genes could achieve collectivism and organismhood, coordinating the values of the hotspots that determine board temperature in order to maintain a desired equilibrium. But maybe not. If you work in a fitness function, an optimizing problem solver results.