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Sasteroids

a.k.a. Sasteroids Classic

published by author in 1994-02-12, running on Linux
type: shooter
genre: Science Fiction, Arena shooter
perspective: bird's-eye fixed camera
player options: single player
languages: eng

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Official description
Hello linuxers!

This is to announce the release of Sasteroids v1.0 (source).

I have uploaded it to tsx-11.mit.edu to /incoming, where it will be
renamed by the maintainers to sasteroids1.0.tar.gz

I will put it on sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/Linux/Incoming/sasteroids1.0.tgz
as soon as I can access that site -- it seems to be down right now :(

Sasteroids is an asteroids-like game, the whole point to shoot
asteroids and an occasional enemy space ship. Ok, so its not DOOM, but it
can be amusing. This started out as a direct port of xasteroids to run
under svgalib (super-vga graphics library by Harm Hanemaayer), but I then
decided that 256 color bitmap graphics would be more fun, then rewrote large
chunks of it in C++, then added a high-score list, a title screen, etc,
anything to avoid school work.

Warning: I can't draw, so the asteroids look more like chunks of dog
food. Maybe this game should be called "Save the Planet from Killer Alpo",
or something.

--Brad pitzel
Brad pitzel - # 2009-04-23 07:17:46 - official description - source
Description
An Asteroids clone.
Based partially on the source code for xasteroids; an old UNIX game.
Said by many to be the first game ever created for Linux.
(Zerothis) - # 2009-04-23 07:10:07
Comment
Doesn't the "license" statement of "do as you wish" make this public domain?
Sanguine # 2013-02-06 11:10:41 - 3 replies
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