OSUM Presents… FOSS Games Martin Brown Sun Campus Ambassador Software Engineering Graduate Student April 6 th , 2009
Max is  sad ,  bored ,  home alone , and  has no money .
His friends however, are out partying and having the time of their lives at a costume party.
Can he find a way to have fun, for free?
I interviewed a few famous people. Here’s what they had to say…
Lil Jon:” Yeeaah! ”
Macho Man Randy Savage:  “ Ooh Yeeaah! ”
Kool-Aid Man says “ Oh yeah! ”
HOW?
Free and Open Source Games
Today we’ll be talking about reasons for the support of FOSS Games.
<ul><li>FOSS games are  FREE </li></ul><ul><li>You need  THREE LICENSES   to develop for console games </li></ul><ul><li>M...
First Reason
Commercial off the shelf games can be great, but sometimes you just don’t have the cash.
Yes, there are ways to get commercial games without paying, but that’s illegal…
That $50 could be spent on a new book, (or anything else).
FOSS games are free.  That’s the  first  reason.
Second Reason
You need three licenses to develop for console games.
A  license to develop games  for the console.
Publisher must have a  license to publish games  for the console.
You need a  separate license for each game .
You don’t need a license to develop FOSS games.  That’s the  second  reason.
Third Reason
Many FOSS games have Windows installers and downloads for Mac.
Just download and install.
Don’t like it? Uninstall it.
FOSS games are as easy to install on Windows.  That’s the  third  reason.
Fourth Reason
FOSS Games can be FUN!
Time to demo…
Warsow
Neverball
Frets on Fire
FOSS Games can be just as fun as commercial games. That’s the  fourth  reason.
Yes, even the commercial game industry is taking advantage of open source technologies.
They’re probably talking about it right now over dinner and expensive wine.
What kind of commercial games use FOSS technology?
Anarchy Online –  OGRE  Engine
Marathon 2: Durandal –  Aleph One  Engine
Asheron’s Call –  Project Darkstar  solution
Quake 3 –  id Tech 3  Engine
Is there anything I can use for  Game Design course , or just for myself?
There are gaming engines for most, if not all of what you’re looking for. 2D 2.5D 3D Online Real-time Games Massively Mult...
How can I find out more?
Join the FAMU OSUM group  where you will be able to access this presentation.
You will also find  more details  about FOSS games and a more detailed list of FOSS technologies.
Through FAMU OSUM you will find over 100 FOSS Games!
You will also get updates about upcoming  events ,  meet new people , and find out about everything that’s going on in the...
“ So? What else do I get from joining FAMU’s  O pen  S ource  U niversity  M eetup?” (That’s how we get  OSUM , pronounced...
A single Java course is about $55.
You’ll most likely need a few of those courses, not just one.
The total would then range from about  $150  to  $600 .
As a FAMU student, you can get access to  ALL  online Java training courses.  FREE!
Also, Java certification exams are around  $500  -  $600
But as a student, you can take the online certification practice exam FREE, and then take the actual exam for  ONLY $60 .
So join now at osum.sun.com
<ul><li>http://freegamer.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gamedev.net/reference/business/features/08AGDC1/ </li>...
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  1. 1. OSUM Presents… FOSS Games Martin Brown Sun Campus Ambassador Software Engineering Graduate Student April 6 th , 2009
  2. 2. Max is sad , bored , home alone , and has no money .
  3. 3. His friends however, are out partying and having the time of their lives at a costume party.
  4. 4. Can he find a way to have fun, for free?
  5. 5. I interviewed a few famous people. Here’s what they had to say…
  6. 6. Lil Jon:” Yeeaah! ”
  7. 7. Macho Man Randy Savage: “ Ooh Yeeaah! ”
  8. 8. Kool-Aid Man says “ Oh yeah! ”
  9. 9. HOW?
  10. 10. Free and Open Source Games
  11. 11. Today we’ll be talking about reasons for the support of FOSS Games.
  12. 12. <ul><li>FOSS games are FREE </li></ul><ul><li>You need THREE LICENSES to develop for console games </li></ul><ul><li>Many of these games also have WINDOWS installers and MAC downloads </li></ul><ul><li>FOSS games can be FUN </li></ul>Free and Open Source Games
  13. 13. First Reason
  14. 14. Commercial off the shelf games can be great, but sometimes you just don’t have the cash.
  15. 15. Yes, there are ways to get commercial games without paying, but that’s illegal…
  16. 16. That $50 could be spent on a new book, (or anything else).
  17. 17. FOSS games are free. That’s the first reason.
  18. 18. Second Reason
  19. 19. You need three licenses to develop for console games.
  20. 20. A license to develop games for the console.
  21. 21. Publisher must have a license to publish games for the console.
  22. 22. You need a separate license for each game .
  23. 23. You don’t need a license to develop FOSS games. That’s the second reason.
  24. 24. Third Reason
  25. 25. Many FOSS games have Windows installers and downloads for Mac.
  26. 26. Just download and install.
  27. 27. Don’t like it? Uninstall it.
  28. 28. FOSS games are as easy to install on Windows. That’s the third reason.
  29. 29. Fourth Reason
  30. 30. FOSS Games can be FUN!
  31. 31. Time to demo…
  32. 32. Warsow
  33. 33. Neverball
  34. 34. Frets on Fire
  35. 35. FOSS Games can be just as fun as commercial games. That’s the fourth reason.
  36. 36. Yes, even the commercial game industry is taking advantage of open source technologies.
  37. 37. They’re probably talking about it right now over dinner and expensive wine.
  38. 38. What kind of commercial games use FOSS technology?
  39. 39. Anarchy Online – OGRE Engine
  40. 40. Marathon 2: Durandal – Aleph One Engine
  41. 41. Asheron’s Call – Project Darkstar solution
  42. 42. Quake 3 – id Tech 3 Engine
  43. 43. Is there anything I can use for Game Design course , or just for myself?
  44. 44. There are gaming engines for most, if not all of what you’re looking for. 2D 2.5D 3D Online Real-time Games Massively Multiplayer Online Games
  45. 45. How can I find out more?
  46. 46. Join the FAMU OSUM group where you will be able to access this presentation.
  47. 47. You will also find more details about FOSS games and a more detailed list of FOSS technologies.
  48. 48. Through FAMU OSUM you will find over 100 FOSS Games!
  49. 49. You will also get updates about upcoming events , meet new people , and find out about everything that’s going on in the OSUM group.
  50. 50. “ So? What else do I get from joining FAMU’s O pen S ource U niversity M eetup?” (That’s how we get OSUM , pronounced “Awesome”)
  51. 51. A single Java course is about $55.
  52. 52. You’ll most likely need a few of those courses, not just one.
  53. 53. The total would then range from about $150 to $600 .
  54. 54. As a FAMU student, you can get access to ALL online Java training courses. FREE!
  55. 55. Also, Java certification exams are around $500 - $600
  56. 56. But as a student, you can take the online certification practice exam FREE, and then take the actual exam for ONLY $60 .
  57. 57. So join now at osum.sun.com
  58. 58. <ul><li>http://freegamer.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gamedev.net/reference/business/features/08AGDC1/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ct36u8RPIU </li></ul><ul><li>http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1017393650651303027 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.technewsworld.com/story/gaming/64843.html?wlc=1237155380 </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_and_video_game_industry </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OGRE_Engine </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_game_engines </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_games </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Open_source_video_games </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/16/Drevil_million_dollars.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/jb1/491619301/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/daisydust/1543421056/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/suckamc/3047183157/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/16861042@N06/2509509035/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/peteer01/2421777297/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/bullneck/1489426728/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysworld1778/1997329738/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysworld1778/2051040184/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysworld1778/2465098657/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifessweetdrug/2639430517/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/zeemaster/2407548594/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/segarcadia/2332328835/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshey/2258543310/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/peter-bunyan/337153660/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/34399400@N05/3203577598/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmogames/3035613061/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/elbardosuicida/1815033958/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/24181266@N06/2294236389/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/jibegod/2665399316/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/aea_texas/2472094238/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/26681494@N08/2673095938/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyggyeh/2529638659/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/construct/10559399/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/26658572@N03/2525631438/ </li></ul>References
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