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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.


5 Nov 2022

Galois 0.8 released.

New features: removed application menu (deprecated by Gnome), added MetaInfo file, updated documentation.

29 Aug 2020

Galois 0.7 released.

New features: improved blockset generation, packaging improvements, updated documentation.

30 Jun 2018

Galois 0.6 released.

New features: packaging improvements, updated documentation.

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.


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