Frozen Bubble is a free open source software (FOSS) which is a Puzzle Bobble style computer game
Released: 8 February 2002
Version: 2.2.1-beta1 (7 August 2010)
License: GNU GPLv2
Developer : Guillaume Cottenceau
Frozen Bubble is a free software Puzzle Bobble style computer game. There is a version programmed in Perl and another one programmed in Java. The Perl-version runs on POSIX compatible operating systems, e.g. Linux and the BSDs, while the Java-version runs on any operating system that supports Java.
The original Frozen Bubble was written in Perl by Guillaume Cottenceau, and uses the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) library. The game features 100 levels and includes a level editor for even more fun. Like many popular free software/open source games, it features penguins a la Tux, who in this game shoot the coloured frozen bubbles to form groups of the same colour. Such groups disappear and the object is to clear the whole screen in this way before a bubble passes a line at the bottom.
Version 2.0 offers multiplayer play via LAN and Internet. Two players can also play on the same computer at the same time. This version is for Unix-like operating systems (such as Linux and Mac OS X) only. The chain reaction mode (where fallen bubbles will zoom back up to complete triplets, possibly causing more bubbles to fall and thus creating more combos) is also available in network mode as of Version 2.0, and greatly changes the mechanics of the game. The game is released under the GNU General Public License.
Minimum System Requirements:
Processor: 500 MHz
Memory: 64 MB of RAM
Hard Drive: 20 MB free space
NOTE: This is not official system requirements !