In Your Face

I have never been a gamer, but there have been some games that, sometimes, have forced me to get back, for a little bit, to a Windows machine. Those are sport games, like EA NBA/NHL, old Dinamic’s PC Futbol, all of them, in case you haven’t guessed, with the ability to play the actual games, plus the ability of managing your team (buy/sell players, get sponsors, etc). Unfortunately there is nothing similar for Linux, and even less if you just want Free software, but this may be changing: In Your Face is a free 3d basketball game. As the author says itself, it looks a bit ugly, but the difficult thing of this kind of games is to program the logic of the game itself (in this case, moving the players around and all related stuff), and this is what Isaac (the author) is working on, so, with a bit of luck, others could step on and code the other parts (the teams database, for instance, should be very easy to do), and, in little time, we could have a very good game, which could even be the base for other similar games.

3 Responses to “In Your Face”

  1. Dani says:

    Yahooo :) Warp is conquering the world :D (step by step)

  2. I have just recorded a videos so you can have a look at the game. I haven’t found any decent way of capturing 3d-accelerated video in Linux/X11, right now I’m using recordmydeskto -fullshots, which slows horribly some parts of the game (the not accelerated ones). I have had to increase the video speed 5 times, that’s why some things look really fast (ball bouncing) while others are at normal speed (player movement).

    The video: http://people.warp.es/~isaac/basket.avi

  3. Maxo says:

    This looks cool. Hopefully someone will come along and build some 3d models for it.
    I think Linux could really use a game that plays great and looks great. We need to show game programers that Linux is a viable platform for great games.