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What is Galois







What is Galois

Galois is a computer game of the "falling blocks" type, but with unique features. Unlike most other games of that type, it is not limited to blocks made of four two-dimensional, square bricks: you can choose among several different brick shapes, blocks composed of more or fewer bricks, and even between two- and three-dimensional games.

Mosaic of Galois screenshots

Galois is free software, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later. This essentially means that you can use, modify and redistribute it without restrictions, except that you are required to pass along the same freedom to everybody to whom you redistribute it.

Galois is hosted at Savannah, the software forge for people committed to free software.


16 Nov 2017

Galois 0.5 released.

New features: port to gtkmm 3, updated style of user interface, improved superblock frequency in superblock mode, fall back to online manual if Gnome help isn't present, updated documentation.

14 Jul 2015

Galois 0.4 released.

New features: animate dropping block, updated documentation, documentation in Italian.

25 Mar 2014

Galois 0.3 released.

New features: superblocks game mode, display game over message, remove PDF manual from source tarball, updated documentation.

Note: paths of user data files were changed. To preserve your preferences and scores, read the upgrade notes.

26 Jan 2013

Galois 0.2 released.

New features: improved graphics, packaging improvements, updated documentation, binaries for Debian GNU/Linux and Windows.

9 Nov 2012

Galois 0.1 released.


Download area:

Current release (0.5):

  • Source archive:
    galois-0.5.tar.gz (285 kB, sha1sum: d886f1e5c152d9fc3e4337122a3d9e19e8665214)

  • Debian GNU/Linux binary packages, amd64 and i386 architectures:
    galois_0.5-1_amd64.deb (248 kB, sha1sum: cfa09d2dbe3b0546b8df76fb0bd309f6fff7d7cb)
    galois_0.5-1_i386.deb (256 kB, sha1sum: 4122b7ffdc23d9db225ba0379d28f614eb2bd6a1)

  • Debian GNU/Linux source package:
    galois_0.5-1.dsc (1 kB, sha1sum: 67933263bc5cc2ac692d801e3d458f56ccb44414)
    galois_0.5.orig.tar.gz (285 kB, sha1sum: d886f1e5c152d9fc3e4337122a3d9e19e8665214)
    galois_0.5-1.debian.tar.xz (2 kB, sha1sum: b2dd84308292304bdb1b5a4b1950132b1aab499f)

  • Microsoft Windows binary executable:
    galois-0.5-mingw32.exe (19.1 MB, sha1sum: d5eaaa862ef899ce6a6a0c1d9267a6ceaf451c7b)
    This binary was built on Debian GNU/Linux using the MXE cross-compiling environment.


Galois manual:


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Copyright (C) 2012-2017 Gerardo Ballabio

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