Brain Party is a fun, family-friendly puzzle game that's made up of 36 mini-games designed to push your brain to its limits by testing memory, logic, mathematics, reaction time, and more. It is split into two modes: test mode gives you five mini-games in a row and adds up your brain weight to see how smart you are, and practice mode lets you play your favorite mini-games as often as you want. If you do well enough, there are six extra mini-games that can be unlocked, as well as a new game mode designed to keep you playing and enjoying your favorite games even longer.
XorCurses is a game based entirely on Xor by Astral Software. The original game was released around 1987 for the 8-bit home computers popular at the time. XorCurses attempts to faithfully recreate that game for Linux, but slightly ironically, uses ASCII characters instead of pixel based graphics (which even the 8-bit computers could manage). The idea of Xor is to roam around a series of mazes collecting masks. The first level is simply a matter of finding your way around, but the second level introduces fish and chickens which block your path or kill you if they hit you. From there on in, things get progressively tougher and really is a challenging and difficult puzzle game.
Pybik is an interactive, graphical, single player puzzle about the cube invented by Ernő Rubik. Besides the cube, the program can handle towers and bricks (non-cubic puzzles). Pybik also has solvers, pretty patterns, and a collection of various moves. The cube can be manipulated with the mouse or keyboard. You can change the colors or images on the faces of the cube.
Chroma is an abstract puzzle game in which a variety of colorful shapes are arranged in a series of increasingly complex patterns, forming fiendish traps that must be disarmed and mysterious puzzles that must be manipulated in order to give up their subtle secrets. Initially, it is so straightforward that anyone can pick it up and begin to play, yet it gradually becomes difficult enough to tax even the brightest of minds. It features twenty-one levels, ranging from beginner to expert; infinite undo and redo capability, as well as replaying of solutions; a choice of smooth graphics or a minimal, text based version; and a level editor to allow you to design your own puzzles.
Cube Trains is a puzzle game where you build elevated railways in a city. It features 3D puzzles, unlimited undo/redo, and smart placement of pieces. The non-linear level graph means you don't have to beat a level before unlocking the next one. The game comes with a built-in level editor, so you can build and share your own corners of the city.
RufasCube is a slider puzzle where there is a 3x3x3 arrangement of cubelets with the center one missing, allows sliding permutations. After a randomization, the goal is to restore the cube to its original configuration based on color and alphabetic hints. It is challenging, but not as difficult as a Rubik's cube. Here, diligence pays off. Also, incremental solution is possible - you can unscramble one slice at a time. When you finish, you can see the entire English alphabet appear on the 26 cubelets. It supports laptops and Mac Retina displays.
RufasGate is a combination of the Portal and Sokoban games. Using stargate terminology, there are Zero Point Modules (ZPMs) that power the portal guns, which in turn create the two ends of a temporary and short range wormhole, a shortcut through space-time, that allows obstacles to be bypassed. In order to empower the portal guns, all cylindrical ZPMs must be bumped onto their base receptacles. There are currently only four levels, and no way to save a game. RufasGate is also a testbed for learning/illustrating various modern OpenGL techniques including cubemaps, water reflections, sound, and glsl shader capabilities. For anyone planning to use SDL2, it illustrates key-mapping, to get improved keyboard responsiveness from SDL. It supports laptops and high DPI Mac Retina displays.
CloneRNX is a simple and funny game. It was cloned from the popular Facebook application called ChainRNX. While the original version of the game is a Flash application and it can be executed only within a Facebook account, CloneRNX is a Java desktop application that can be launched on any desktop system.