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Frozen Bubble is a free software Puzzle Bobble style computer game which is available on several operating systems including Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, the Symbian Series 60, Windows Phone 7[2] and Android line of smartphones. There is also a single player Java applet version.[1]

The original Frozen Bubble was written in Perl by Guillaume Cottenceau, and uses the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) library.[1][3] The game features 100 levels and includes a level editor.[1] Like many popular free software/open source games, it features penguins a la Tux, who in this game shoot the coloured frozen bubbles to form groups of the same colour. Such groups disappear and the object is to clear the whole screen in this way before a bubble passes a line at the bottom.

Version 2.0 offers multiplayer play via LAN and Internet. Two players can also play on the same computer. This version is presently for Unix-like operating systems (such as Linux, Mac OS X, etc.) only. The chain reaction mode (where fallen bubbles will zoom back up to complete triplets, possibly falling more bubbles and thus creating more combos) is also available in network mode as of Version 2.0, and greatly changes the mechanics of the game.[1]

The game is released under the GNU General Public License.

Awards

  • Best Free Game, from Linux Game Tome Awards[4]
  • 2003 Editors' Choice: Game, from Linux Journal[3][5]
  • 2003 Readers' Choice: Favorite Linux Game, from Linux Journal[6]
  • 2004 Readers' Choice: Favorite Linux Game, from Linux Journal[7]
  • 2005 Readers' Choice: Favorite Linux Game, from Linux Journal[8]
  • 2008 Readers' Choice: Favorite Linux Game, from Linux Journal[9]
  • 2009 Readers' Choice: Favorite Linux Game, from Linux Journal[10]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Official website
  2. WP7 Games : Frozen Bubble port for Windows Phone 7. 1800PocketPC (28 July 2010)..
  3. 3.0 3.1 Joe Barr (2003-12-03). Frozen-Bubbles: a bigger escape key. SourceForge, Inc.. Retrieved on 2007-09-01.
  4. Linux Game Tome Awards (2003-01-28). Retrieved on 2008-04-01.
  5. 2003 Editors' Choice Awards. Linux Journal. Belltown Media, Inc. (2003-08-01). Retrieved on 2007-09-01.
  6. Heather Mead (2003-11-01). "2003 Readers' Choice Awards". Linux Journal. http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7029. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  7. Heather Mead (2004-11-01). 2004 Readers' Choice Awards. Linux Journal. Belltown Media, Inc.. Retrieved on 2007-09-01.
  8. "2005 Readers' Choice Awards". Linux Journal. 2005-09-28. http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8520. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  9. James Gray (2008-05-01). "2008 Readers' Choice Awards". Linux Journal. http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/10065. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  10. James Gray (2009-05-01). "2009 Readers' Choice Awards". Linux Journal. http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/10451. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 

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