Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 06, 2016, 02:03:40 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection  (Read 6613 times)

wolf.b

  • Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 70
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection
« on: October 20, 2007, 08:04:36 AM »
Sorry, if this has been mentioned by someone else before, but my forum search didn't show it. Simon has been mentioned, portable apps have been mentioned, and I found lots of threads about tiny games. Don't miss out on those:

http://www.chiark.gr...k/~sgtatham/puzzles/

Quote
Introduction

This page contains a collection of small computer programs which implement one-player puzzle games. All of them run natively on Unix (GTK), on Windows, and on Mac OS X.

I wrote this collection because I thought there should be more small desktop toys available: little games you can pop up in a window and play for two or three minutes while you take a break from whatever else you were doing. And I was also annoyed that every time I found a good game on (say) Unix, it wasn't available the next time I was sitting at a Windows machine, or vice versa; so I arranged that everything in my personal puzzle collection will happily run on both those platforms and more. When I find (or perhaps invent) further puzzle games that I like, they'll be added to this collection and will immediately be available on both platforms. And if anyone feels like writing any other front ends - Mac OS pre-10, PocketPC, or whatever it might be - then all the games in this framework will immediately become available on another platform as well.


Greetings
Wolf
Schön wär's, wenn's schön wär!

jgpaiva

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2006
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,727
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 08:32:52 AM »
Fantastic site!!
Loads and loads of small games there.

Here's a screenshot:
Screenshot-07_10_20,14_31_17_thumb.png

Nighted

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 572
  • Meat Popsicle
    • View Profile
    • Nighted@deviantART
    • Donate to Member
Re: Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007, 09:00:28 AM »
Nice!
I`m a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class, especially since I rule.

housetier

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 1,321
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007, 04:59:36 AM »
Ha! I have been playing solo for a very long time now. It's the best implementation of sudoku I could find for my linux desktop. There are other games, but I haven't tried them all. Untangle and Map are very cool and I play them when I've gotten tired of sudoku...

app103

  • That scary taskbar girl
  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2006
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,666
    • View Profile
    • App's Apps
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007, 01:58:51 AM »
oh thanks!  >:(

I have a serious weakness for puzzle games. Now I will never get anything done.

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Points: 1
  • Posts: 7,714
    • View Profile
    • The Blog of Deozaan
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2010, 08:10:47 PM »
NECROPOST WARNING: My brother recently pointed out this site to me, so I figured it might be a good idea to resurrect this thread from the dead.