Over the past few months, I have released many articles about the Raspberry Pi. This can be quite time consuming, especially when things don’t always go well — the nature of this job is that you can run into problems while developing tutorials.
It’s times like these that I lean towards video games, and recently I’ve found that there are more and more games available for the Raspberry Pi.
While you won’t find Halo on the Raspberry Pi, you will certainly find some interesting gaming alternatives.
Raspberry Pi Games
Perhaps unsurprisingly, games on the Raspberry Pi are booming, with more and more games hitting the Store each week these days.
While the Pi Store lists more independently created games, there are four other top titles — including an excellent FPS — that you shouldn’t miss if you want a truly rich Raspberry Pi gaming experience.
Space combat games are very rare on existing platforms, but Iridium Rising provides the Raspberry Pi with real-time multiplayer battles in the skies for free. Developed by a team working in their spare time, this game is in constant development, but despite the occasional bugs, it’s definitely worth installing.
Becoming Iridium Rising, at the center of the battle for supremacy between the Eltan and Xilari space races, can be played against friends, other players and other players, as well as with AI, and showcases impressive 3D graphics optimized for Raspberry Pi.
Abandoned rural adventure
If you ever fiddled with your keyboard for hours in the 1980s while typing code for a PC game on your 8-bit home computer from a magazine, chances are you were trying to program a text adventure.
These games—essentially role-playing games in which the computer plays the role of the game master—were extremely popular at a time when graphics couldn’t quite cut the mustard. However, with the passage of time and the advent of point-and-click graphic adventure, text adventures soon fell into a specialized niche.