Friday, March 25

How to Download and Install Action RPG 'FLARE' on Linux

FLARE which stands for Free/Libre Action Role Playing Engine is a new game/engine heavily in development. With isometric views and graphics and an action oriented hack 'n' slash gameplay, FLARE very much feels like Diablo series games.

FLARE is completely free and open source project and is licensed under GPL v3. Also it uses community contributed and freely licensed Open Game Art for game graphics. The development is ongoing on at a rapid pace and new features and fixes drop in constantly. Currently, FLARE directly takes you to a game level but in future it may get story elements or it may remain purely as an engine so that other games can be developed using it.

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Installation Instructions

Grab the source from here and extract to the folder. The game have following dependencies: SDL, SDL image, and SDL mixer. So run the following command to install them:

sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev cmake

Once installed, go to the game folder in a terminal and run:

cd build
cmake .

That's it. Now you will have a game executable in the folder. Just run it to launch the game.

Some screenshots of FLARE running on Ubuntu 11.04


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