As you read through, you'll probably notice that many of the titles are remakes or are designed "in the tradition of" older games, many of them from the 90s, 80s, or even earlier. It seems open source developers often miss the games they played in their youth and update them for the new generation of players.
You also might notice that a small but growing number of these games are available for mobile platforms, particularly Android. Given the growing popularity of smartphones, that trend shouldn't be a surprise, and it seems likely to continue.
With no further ado, here's the 2012 edition of the "funnest" open source apps. As always, please use the comments section below to let us know about any worthy apps we might have overlooked.
(P.S. For the grammar nazis out there, we know that "funnest" isn't a word--that's why it's in quotes.)
Also known as "Battle Zone Capture the Flag," BZFlag is based on one of the most popular games ever created for Silicon Graphics machines. With nearly 200 servers available, it's fairly easy to find a group to play this multi-player 3D tank game. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.
2. The Legend of Edgar
On a dark and stormy night, Edgar's father fails to return home, leading Edgar to believe he has been captured by an evil sorcerer. In this 2D game, players help Edgar overcome obstacles, solve puzzles, defeat enemies and find his father. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.
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