What is XBubble ?
XBubble is a
Puzzle Bobble clone for Unix/X11 platforms.
It was written in C from scratch with no intent to exactly reproduce the
original game. It is distributed under the
GNU GPL license.
Each player rotates a canon and fires a colored bubble that gets stuck to
another bubble. When you stick three or more adjacent bubbles of the same
color they all explode, and any bubble left hanging free falls down.
Periodically, all bubbles are lowered by one row. The goal is to clear all
bubbles from your board and avoid bubbles dropping below the line at the
bottom of the screen.
In single player mode, the ceiling goes down every time bubbles are lowered.
In multi-player mode, the ceiling does not move but a fresh row of
bubbles is added on top of the board.
Each time you make bubbles drop, or if more than 3 bubbles explode,
these are sent (with different colors) to your opponent. You win the round
when your opponent loses !
- Single/Multi-player/versus Computer modes.
You can play
alone or against an opponent. You can also practice against the computer,
with 5 levels of difficulty, from "Very Easy" ( a dumb opponent ),
to "Very Hard" ( not so dumb an opponent ! ).
- Fully scalable and customizable graphics.
XBubble automagically adjusts its window size to fit your screen size, but
you can actually pick any size you like. You can also easily provide your
own sprite graphics.
- Network playing / Sound Effects / Hundreds of
Levels / 3D Effects / etc. Er... well, not quite yet. One day,
when I have time, or if you help me, i.e. send me your patches ;-)
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project. Last update: 09 Apr 2003.