Last Updated on: 2nd January 2024, 01:27 pm

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Category: Games
Sub-Category: Arcade
Platform: Linux
License: GNU GPL
Interface: GUI
Wikipedia: Ballerburg
First release: April 1987

Ballerburg – a classical castle combat game for GNU/Linux and other systems that are supported by the SDL library. Two castles, separated by a mountain, try to defeat each other with their cannonballs, either by killing the opponent’s king or by weakening the opponent enough so that the king capitulates.

Ballerburg was originally written 1987 by Eckhard Kruse, for the Atari ST machines (which were brand new computers at that point in time). Now, more than 25 years later, here’s finally the adaption of the original source code to modern operating systems.

To run the game, simply execute the “ballerburg” program from the folder where you’ve installed the game into. The game itself should be self-explanatory most of the time, for the details please have a look at the manual in the doc directory. Please press the “ESC” key to enter the main menu (for setting up various game options or for starting a new game). Press “f” to toggle between windowed and fullscreen mode. The key “q” is used for leaving the game.

Copyright (C) 1987, 1989 Eckhard Kruse
Copyright (C) 2010, 2022 Thomas Huth

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