The games in Ubuntu's standard installation are there because they're free as beer, and I guess a Solitaire or Sudoku doesn't take much space on the CD.
Originally Posted by BlackStar
I doubt games in the Humble Indie Bundle qualify.
Now if you mean having them in the standard repositories available out-of-the-box through the software center (if I remember correctly Mark Shuttleworth mentioned offering proprietary apps there too in the longer run), then yes sure.
Now Steam is on its way too, though I don't know about their licensing model requirements. If it's any indication, World of Goo is already available from the MacOS port, and it's the only game from the bundle that won't offer the source code...
They are free as in speech, not free as in beer. Besides, they are the default games in gnome, so that's a large part of why they are there.
Originally Posted by PsynoKhi0
That doesn't mean they don't suck, though (except for one or two).
I still think a single game from this bundle would be worth more than 7 or 8 games shipping currently. License caveats mean this probably won't happen, though.
I don't think it will happen. Frozen Bubble is better than most KDE/GNOME games, but it is not installed by default anywhere AFAIK.
Yeah, that's a shame. Not kidding, Frozen Bubble is terribly fun and addictive.
Originally Posted by pingufunkybeat
Instead we get Mahjongg, Klotski and Gbrainy, ugh.
Neverball is another one.
There are enough really cool foss games around, don't know why they aren't installed by default. Perhaps some of them don't work on all machines (3d acceleration, etc), but at least Frozen Bubble works everywhere, and is awesome.
Penumbra:Overture's just been opened up under GPL3 http://frictionalgames.blogspot.com/...en-source.html
Git here http://github.com/FrictionalGames
Interesting times ahead for open-source gaming...
I must admit that was a lie. I compared it to the Windows version now and while the Linux version is playable, scrolling is so much smoother under Windows. I didn't realize the slight stuttering first, but now that I know how it has to perform, I would love to see some performance tweaks too.
Originally Posted by puntarenas
I was talking about Aquaria, forgot to mention that and now I wasn't able to edit my post.