Version: 188.8.131.52 (Stable)
License: GNU GPLv2
Developer : Artsoft Entertainment
Rocks’n’Diamonds is a scrolling tile-based computer puzzle game that can be described as a combined Boulder Dash, Supaplex, Emerald Mine, and Sokoban clone. It is a free software game created by Artsoft Entertainment and designed by Holger Schemel. With its release in 1995, it is one of the earliest games available for Linux, and it also runs on MS-DOS, Windows, Unix, and Mac OS X systems. The DOS version is based on code by Guido Schulz. There are currently more than 50,000 levels available on Rocks’n’Diamonds-related pages.Rocks’n’Diamonds can also read native levels from the games Emerald Mine, Supaplex and Diamond Caves II. The native Emerald Mine game engine is based on an older version of Emerald Mine for X11 by David Tritscher, which is used to read and play all native Emerald Mine levels.
Rocks’n’Diamonds features gameplay elements from all the games mentioned above, usually in the form of sub-games, although levels can feature combinations of elements from any of the games mentioned above, as well as new ones.
– local multiplayer games (upto 4 players) for all supported platforms
– soft scrolling with 50 frames per second
– freely customizable keyboard and joystick support
– stereo sound effects and music
– music modules and fullscreen in SDL version
– contains levels to play Boulder Dash, Emerald Mine and Sokoban
– lots of additional levels available (over 10.000)
– distributed with full source code under the GNU General Public License
– available for Unix (all flavors), DOS and Windows (95/98/NT/2000/XP)
– known to work under BeOS and Mac OS X
– should compile on any platform supporting either X11 or SDL