Chromium is a Free open source software (FOSS) Arcade Fast-Paced Space Shooter Game
Version: 0.9.13.2 (04 November 2013)
License: Artistic License, MIT License
Developer : Chromium B.S.U Team
You are captain of the cargo ship Chromium B.S.U, responsible for delivering supplies to our troops on the front line. Chromium B.S.U. is an arcade-style, top-scrolling space shooter available on Windows, iPhone, PSP, Mac, AmigaOS 4, Linux and numerous other UNIX like operating systems. It is a free software distributed under the Artistic License.
The original version of Chromium B.S.U. was designed in 2000 by Mark B. Allan and released under the Artistic License. Since then it has received the contribution of numerous people in the open source community. The game play is based on a player who plays the role of hero, shooting their way through a barrage of enemy forces. The game is similar to 2D top-scrolling space shooters played in arcades.
Players are expected to shoot enemy aircraft in order to ensure that the enemy aircraft do not reach the bottom of the screen. For every aircraft that reaches the bottom of the screen the player will lose a life. This particular rule makes Chromium B.S.U. unique amongst the usual scrolling space shooters and adds a new degree of difficulty to the genre. Another aspect of the game that makes winning difficult is the lack of ammunition. Ammunition must be utilized efficiently in order to win.
When a player is having difficulty destroying foes the player has two options. They can crash into enemy vessels and deal damage to the ship as well as themselves. The other alternative is to self-destruct, thereby destroying all the enemies on the screen.
In the first level of the game there are only three types of enemy ships. More enemy ships are introduced to the player as they advanced through levels. The game was designed to be played on short time intervals as a quick relief. Long hours of dedication is not the goal of the project. However, due to the addictive nature of the game many players play the game in this manner.
Minimum System Requirements:
Processor: Pentium 3
Memory: 128 MB
Graphics: 16 bit with resolution 640 x 480
Hard Drive: 200 MB free space
NOTE: This not official system requirements !
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