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    Looking for interesting games.

    Hi, I'm looking for games that are actually interesting, I do not like first person shooters and gore-y games. Right now, I'm playing Super Mario World and other nintendo games on a Snes emulator. But I'm looking for games (free or very cheap), that might be fun yet educational for a guy in his twenties. Like how about an adventure game or space travel game where you learn through experience how scientific stuff like classical mechanics or quantum mechanics work with the odd jazz and concepts like time dilation, dark matter, gravity in black holes, etc. work. Or how about games where you can learn catholic phlosophy etc.??? Anything??

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    Re: Looking for interesting games.

    Cheap and almost always awesome - http://www.humblebundle.com/

    Something that makes you think - http://gamelab.mit.edu/games/a-slower-speed-of-light/


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    Re: Looking for interesting games.

    Thanks. I've downloaded Slower Speed of Light.. I would appreciate more recommendations for games that involve some type of fun learning..

    Also, I remember years ago, there used to be a game online, text-based where they gave you a couple lines of text or images with some hidden clue where you are supposed to research google or dig into the html source to find the answer that will lead you to the next level. But that game, I remember was not very family friendly. Is there any family-friendly text game (online or offline) like that that involves learning or researching fun stuff? Thanks.

    Also, any space exploration adventure game for linux? Or games that involve history or stuff like archaeology? Or learning about Catholicism? Thanks..

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    Re: Looking for interesting games.

    I've always liked this one:

    http://www.crayonphysics.com/

    It's $20 but if you purchase it you can download as many copies as you like (at least, I can still download using the link they provided me when I bought it several years ago).

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    Re: Looking for interesting games.

    Blob Wars I is fun, yet quite simple. Platformer-ish.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install blobwars
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    Re: Looking for interesting games.

    You might want to try Enigma. It's a mind stimulating game and it's in Ubuntu's repositories (or it was, last time I used Ubuntu).

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    Re: Looking for interesting games.

    I heart Dwarf Fotress, highly educational (assuming the upcoming Dwarf Apocalypse is not a hoax): http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/

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    Arrow Re: Looking for interesting games.

    World Of Goo...I think it's in the Ubuntu repositories.
    You may also want to see what Steam has.
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    Re: Looking for interesting games.

    League of Legends if you can get the Wine version to work (or alternatively play it in windows) www.leagueoflegends.com
    or Heroes of Newerth (www.heroesofnewerth.com)
    Or any steam game really.
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    Re: Looking for interesting games.

    Quote Originally Posted by fontis View Post
    League of Legends if you can get the Wine version to work (or alternatively play it in windows) www.leagueoflegends.com
    or Heroes of Newerth (www.heroesofnewerth.com)
    Or any steam game really.
    On the topic of LoL... I just spent two days to get it to run decently under Wine... still couldn't access the store in game however... but I digress. They added something like 4 more games to the Humble Bundle (one which is Oil Rush that is super nice graphically).


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