One of the great things about writing for FOSSwire is that you have a great excuse to try out all of the latest free and open source software games (and end up spending a couple of hours 'researching' each one).

I recently discovered a great game called X-Moto. It describes itself as:

X-Moto is a challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an all important role in the gameplay. You need to control your bike to its limit, if you want to have a chance finishing the more difficult of the challenges.

Basically, you have to drive your motocross bike across a landscape, completing jumps and trying not to fall off. The aim of the game is to pick up all the strawberries on the level, then to reach the flower to finish the level.

X-Moto screenshot

I'm not particularly good at it (I can only barely get past the first level), but it is great fun. Warning - if you need to be productive this weekend, don't download this game.

It's cross-platform and binaries are available for Windows, various Linux distributions and Mac OS X. You can obviously also get the source code.

I recommend that Linux users head to their software management program and do a search in that for xmoto, as that's probably the easiest way to download it and automatically get it installed and set up. Windows and Mac users, download an appropriate package from the site.

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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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  1. Jacob (guest)

    # Posted on 24 March 2007 at 08:13 AM

    I just installed it, and it seems to come packaged with a level editor (in .deb versions anyhow). I'm going to have some fun with this.

    It also is one of the few games that runs in 1680x1050!

    There went my weekend/spring break. :-P

  2. mike basnar (guest)

    # Posted on 22 October 2007 at 05:36 AM

    this is my favorate game ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

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