Desktop Linux Gamer’s Guide

MyGaming takes a look at some of the great games out there for Linux and Ubuntu gamers

So you’ve installed one of the popular Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, and you’ve activated your graphics drivers; now what? While mainstream gaming has not quite found it’s way onto Ubuntu there are a number of worthy titles to keep you from booting up that old Windows partition. This article was written with Ubuntu users in mind, but it may be possible to get these games running under other Linux distros. All prices displayed below are approximate conversions from other currencies. All the games (and crossover) can be bought online and downloaded.

Minecraft – Cost: R200 (R150 promotion ends 11 November 2011)

Being a Java application Minecraft runs on pretty much anything. At the moment only Windows, Linux and Mac are officially supported but, XBox 360 and Android ports are apparently in the works. Whatever the platform, this addictive little gem is a sound purchase.

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