Aleph One is a 3D first-person shooter game based on the game Marathon 2 by Bungie Software. It is set in a Sci-Fi universe dominated by deviant computer AIs and features a well thought-out plot. Aleph One was originally a MacOS game, but a cross-platform version ("Aleph One/SDL") based on the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) library is currently under development which runs under Unix, BeOS, and Windows.
HLmaps is a pair of Perl/CGI scripts for Half-Life game servers running on Linux, FreeBSD, and WinNT. It allows Web site visitors to view all your loaded maps, screen shots, download links, and some file statistics in a nice, sortable table. It optionally uses MySQL as the interim data store.
These games are recreations of simple ASCII graphics games originally written in BASIC. They are ideal for use as Perl programming tutorials. Some of the first few games are PerlBlaster (defend your planet from invading aliens), PerlRacer (steer your car through the twisting passages), and PerlArena (eliminate the mutant hordes).
iMaze is a multi-player network action game for TCP/IP with 3D graphics under X11 in which players runs through a labyrinth, trying to shoot other players and computer-controlled ninjas without being shot by them. It features a sophisticated, reliable network protocol which works even with SLIP connections over modems. Its windows can be freely scaled to avoid speed drawbacks due to poor display performance.
wad2svg takes a level file for the computer game Doom, and draws a 2D map of the level as an SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) file. This can then be edited and/or converted to a raster image using a suitable vector graphics programs. wad2svg can also draw the node tree of a Doom level, and is designed to be extended to draw other aspects of the level.
Vendetta Online is a multi-platform 3D space-combat MMO for Windows, Mac, Linux/32 and Linux/64. The game permits players to interact in a vast online galaxy; fighting, trading, and mining their way to success. A "twitch" type real-time combat model makes true player skill the deciding factor instead of character advancement. Massive capital-ship battles shake the foundations of the major nations at war, while others struggle to push back the encroachment of the AI "Hives". A no-strings free trial is available.