FOSS games, what else is out there?

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FOSS games, what else is out there?

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I was stumbling around the internet (COVID-19, enough said), and came across this:
https://itsfoss.com/free-linux-games/
Apparently, Wesnoth is only 23/31, by some guy's measure. :?

This article: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/03/ ... ike-games/ is part of what kicked off my wandering. I don't know anything about "rogue-like" games, but some of that reminded me of Legend of Zelda, and it was also a good reminder of just how "retro" Wesnoth is.

Does anyone have a recommendation for an active FOSS game? Old-school is cool, though Dwarf Fortress is a bit too old-school for me.
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I haven't played it but I heard Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup (DCSS) is popular.
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I remember looking at Flare a while back. I'll have to learn how to use Blender ... sounds like a project, thanks.

EDIT: DCSS also looks interesting, in a less ambitious way, thanks for that as well.
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http://retux.nongnu.org/ -Retux a great platformer (easier than supertux)
https://sourceforge.net/projects/apz/ (adventures on planet Zephulor, I haven't played in a while, but I have fond memories, I just wish someone would polish it.
www.wograld.org - alright, I'll admit this is my project, but its a pretty great multi-player rpg
http://www.freedroid.org/ - a good single player rpg with robots
https://ryzom.com/ - MMORPG - beautiful 3d game with unique crafting and gathering system.
https://www.themanaworld.org/ - MMORPG, I'll admit it was actually pretty awful the last time I played it, but that was years ago.
https://arianne-project.org/game/stendhal.html - MMORPG, actually pretty decent for what it is. Last I played it I found the loot a bit boring though, and it was kind of hard to find where to go next.
http://wogralddev.blogspot.com/

Wograld - our graphics requirements are less demanding.

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There's this great 2d bike game https://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/
Ports: Velensk's tower defense, dov's deep shrine, Scrolling survival, Scrolling survival Co-op, Temples of the nagas.
Addons: Tower defense maps , some ANL scenarios like: ANL 3p "A New Land" survival type, and ANL Co-operative map for 2p

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