The BoardGame tool is a front end for programming custom boardgames. It features an easy and flexible interface to interact with the players and has transparent support for network or AI-controlled games. Through a clear XML interface, games elements can be specified. Using an easy-to-learn back-end language like Python for rule implementations makes it very easy to implement, adjust, or enhance rules that come with a game. The same back-end language can be used easily for simple or complex AI implementations.
EC-Laby is a small net-game with 2 teams of players running through a labyrinth to find the startroom of the other team. The first team which reaches the other startroom wins. There are features like chatting with other players and collecting points, and abilities to view a lab-map, set orientation points, insert oneways in the labyrinth, beam to other players, and insert question-doors in the labyrinth.
Echelon is a GNOME panel applet that monitors a user-supplied list of game servers. The primary purpose is to watch the servers for the presence of specified player names, but other server information such as server name, your ping, number of players, maximum number of players, and a list of current players with their pings and scores are available and easy to access. It supports many types of games, but aims to eventually work with all games supported by qstat.
GCompris is an educational software suite with numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. Some of the activities are game-orientated, but nonetheless still educational. These include computer discovery (keyboard, mouse, different mouse gestures), algebra (table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image), science (the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation), geography (place the country on the map), games (chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku), reading practice, and others (learn to tell time, puzzles of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making, etc.). It currently offers in excess of 100 activities, and more are being developed.