Mojotron: Robot Wars

I’ve been working on fixing up Mojotron, an open source twin stick shooter. I’ve put together a trailer for the updated version of the game. That version is not available yet. The old version with some minor fixes is available. Fedora is one the few distros which can run the old version since it has ClanLib 0.6. It has problems under wayland. Mojotron: Robot Wars will be using SDL2 instead.

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Mojotron: Robot Wars is coming to kickstarter.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/850526497/mojotron-robot-wars

I’ve often thought that kickstarter would work well as a bounty system for open source work so this is my attempt to try it out. The kickstarter is not live yet but you can signup to be notified when it goes live.

The Mojotron: Robot Wars kickstarter is now live.

I gave an interview on the LinuxGameCast. We talked about open source games in general and my kickstarter.

A friend played Mojotron: Robot Wars on a twitch stream if you want to see it in action.

I decided to announce some stretch goals. The first is to submit the game to Fedora. So if you want a new game for Fedora, take a look at the kickstarter.

If you don’t like this game but still want to support my work I do have Alchemy Quest and Anagramarama on itch.io. They are open source and available on Fedora for free.

If you just don’t like kickstarter, there are t-shirts available for Mojotron. The game will be on itch-io as well after the kickstarter.

The kickstarter unfortunately did not meet the funding goal. But that is no reason not to release the game. Mojotron: Robot Wars is available on itch.io in binaries for Linux and Windows. The game is not my complete vision but more updates will come. Source code is available on gitlab.