Bombermaze is Bomberman clone for
It is a multiplayer action game in which players run around in a square-grid
maze while dropping bombs and collecting power-ups. The bombs explode after
a short time delay, taking out any nearby bricks and players. For maximum
effect, bombs can be arranged so as to cause a chain reaction of explosions.
The last player left is the winner.
Click on a thumbnail to enlarge. For more screenshots, go to the
To download a current version of Bombermaze, choose one of the options
listed below. You can also get both current and older versions from the
Installation is pretty standard, but if you need help, read the
This software is licensed under the
To see the history of feature additions and bug fixes, look at the
NEWS and ChangeLog files.
Current features are:
- Support for 2 to 4 players
- 5 different power-ups: Extra Bomb, Extra Blast Radius, Trigger Bomb,
Kick Bomb, and Extra Speed
- Configurable mazes and randomizable mazes
- Configurable key controls
- Theme support (ie., configurable tiles and sprites)
- User interface improvements
- Themes for download
- Network support, increase number of players
- Computer-controlled opponents
For a more detailed description of planned features, see the
||New IceRocks theme by
Now that I have started posting news again after a really long delay,
you might be wondering if this means a new software release is coming
soon. Well, I can't promise anything, because I can only work on this
game when I have spare time and if I'm not spending that time doing
other things :).
I have been doing some work on version 0.6.7
very occasionally, but I do mean to release it eventually. In order
to implement one of the planned features for 0.6.7 (previewing themes
in the preferences dialog), I had to rewrite parts of the graphics
backend, so many things are broken right now, but hopefully after
I put it back together again, it will be more extensible.
||Wow. It has been a long time since the last update. Bombermaze is now
hosted by savannah.gnu.org.
||SourceForge has been improving the performance of their download servers
and phasing out the use of their slower project FTP service. I have therefore
discontinued FTP availabiity of files. Go to the
Package Index for older files.
||New classicbman theme by
||New stickdeath theme by
||Version 0.6.6 released.
This version contains new translations for Danish, German, Spanish, Italian,
Norwegian, Russian, and Ukrainian (da, de, es, it, no, ru, uk).
The game code itself is unchanged from 0.6.5, because the source is in an
uncompilable state right now. However, I figured it was time I packaged all
the new translations into a release.
||Debian package available. Check the download
section for details.
||Version 0.6.5 released.
Theme preview includes the theme's README text, and the map preview shows
the players's starting locations.
The space and icons3d themes have been added.
A Japanese translation has been added.
||New space theme and
updated version of the title graphic
from the previous news item.
||New icons3d theme and
||Version 0.6.4 released.
The map selection interface now includes a preview of the selected map.
You can enable/disable the Match Status dialog and also the case sensitivity
of the controls.
It should be possible in this release install to any arbitrary directory tree,
not just the tree to which Gnome is installed. Let me know if there are any
problems in this regard.
Sorry for the long delay since the last release. I've been busy with a bunch
of other stuff.
||New themes section. Includes
||Version 0.6.3 released.
The Bomb sprite has been redrawn and animated, and triggerable bombs look
slightly different from normal ones.
There are 4 new parameters for you play with: flame duration, bomb chain
reaction delay, and shatter durations for bricks and power-ups.
||The download section's link to the 0.6.2 source RPM has been fixed.
||Version 0.6.2 released.
The preferences dialog has a theme selector, the map selection interface
uses an option menu now, and the Help button works now.
Brazilian Portuguese is supported as of this release,
and language translations work properly now.
||New screenshots page.
||Version 0.6.1 released to fix a bug in 0.6.0.
||Version 0.6.0 released. Most of the graphics have been redrawn, with the
player sprites having 5 times as many frames as before. When they move, they
actually swing their arms and legs now.
||Version 0.5.1 released. You can now play multi-round matches and
customize the probability of getting different types of power-ups.
French language support is included in this release.
||Version 0.5.0 released. The Kick Bomb and Extra Speed power-ups are
now available, and the animation is much smoother.
sections have been updated.
||Version 0.4.2 released. The Trigger Bomb power-up is now available.
SourceForge.net and added to the
GNOME software map
under the Entertainment category.
||Version 0.4.1 completed.
||Version 0.4.0 completed.