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Bug#173210: ITP: trackballs -- An OpenGL-based game similar to Marble Madness

Package: wnpp
Version: unavailable; reported 2002-12-15
Severity: wishlist

Hash: SHA1

* Package name    : trackballs
  Version         : 0.2.2
  Upstream Author : Mathias Broxvall <matbr @ home.se>
* URL             : http://www.lysator.liu.se/~mbrx/trackballs/
* License         : GPL for game, public-domain for music
  Description     : An OpenGL-based game of marbles through a labyrinth

Trackballs is a simple game similar to the classical game Marble Madness
on the Amiga in the 80's. By steering a marble ball through a labyrinth
filled with vicious hammers, pools of acid and other obstacles the
player collects points. When the ball reaches the destination it continues
at the next, more difficult level - unless the time runs out.
This game is not intended to be a replica of Marbe Madness but rather
inspired by it. The game is also highly configurable by using a
scripting extension (Guile) and it provides a simple editor by which new
levels can easily be created.
For more information and screenshots please see

Please note that I am waiting for two things before this package is
1) Guile 1.6 in unstable, since it will not compile without the new
2) New sound effects, since the existing ones have copyright problems

Also note that there will be two packages, trackballs and
trackballs-data. The main trackballs package will run fine without the
- -data package, but because the music and sound effects are not DSFG-free
(as far as I can tell), and because the music takes up 95% of the size
of the package, it will go in non-free as a Recommended package and will
only be updated when the music or sound effects are updated, to save on
download/upload time.

- -- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux obiwan 2.4.20 #1 Fri Dec 6 18:28:38 EST 2002 i686

Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux)


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