Open Source Imageworks

July 31, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Posted in Animation, CG, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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We’ve chosen 5 projects to release as open source. This software can be freely used by large and small studios around the world. We’ve intentionally chosen popular non-restrictive licensing models to help ensure you have lots of options.

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Glum Buster

July 27, 2009 at 9:45 am | Posted in Games, Software | Leave a comment
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A delightful little charity-ware game.  Pay what you think the experience was worth.

Apps For America

July 26, 2009 at 1:31 am | Posted in Gratis, Politics, Propaganda, Software | Leave a comment
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Sunlight Labs held a contest for creating software that promotes grassroots political activismHere are the winners.

The Agreeable Cat

July 16, 2009 at 9:41 am | Posted in Legal, Software | Leave a comment
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If your cat agrees to a EULA, are you bound by it?

Little Big Star

January 16, 2009 at 4:40 am | Posted in Education, Games, Gratis, Music, Software | Leave a comment
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Tired of Rock Band/Guitar Hero and want to learn a real instrument?  Behold the next generation of rhythm game, now with extra Gratis.

Apophysis

January 13, 2009 at 1:12 am | Posted in Eye Candy, Gratis, Mathematics, Software | Leave a comment
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A free piece of software that allows you, too, to create stunningly beautiful fractal images.

Knytt Stories

December 15, 2008 at 1:02 am | Posted in Art, Games, Gratis, Software | 1 Comment
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Many things make Knytt Stories an absolutely excellent game.  It is critically acclaimed.  It is free.  You can make new levels, as many others have done.

Complexification

December 15, 2008 at 12:54 am | Posted in Art, CG, Eye Candy, Gratis, Software, Technology, Webware | Leave a comment
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With stunning do-it-yourself procedural pieces like Substrate and Happy Place, there is little doubt that Complexification is a place where art and technology collide.

Songbird

December 6, 2008 at 8:42 am | Posted in Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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The open-source all-platform iTunes killer has officially hit version 1.0.

The Unfinished Swan

November 4, 2008 at 2:39 am | Posted in Art, Games, Software | Leave a comment
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A game, still in development, with a great deal of potential.

The GreenDot Project

October 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm | Posted in FutureTech, Software, Technology | Leave a comment
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With the nothing-short-of-ambitious objective of training computers to identify the “body language fingerprint” (i.e. “intrinsic biometrics”) if a person on video, the GreenDot Project could be the next step toward a robot friend, or particularly disturbing surveillance.

Good Old Games

October 27, 2008 at 6:33 pm | Posted in Commerce, Games, Software | Leave a comment
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Purchase a variety of classic computer games, DRM-free and with bolstered compatibility, for dirt cheap.

.debris

October 17, 2008 at 12:49 am | Posted in Games, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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The software wizards at the .theprodukkt brought us the 96kb first-person shooter with .kkreigerNow, witness the marvels of what they can do with a whopping 177kb.

The Super Metroid Redesign

August 5, 2008 at 2:05 am | Posted in Games, Gratis, Mashup/Remix, Software | Leave a comment
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For some people, a game widely heralded as near-perfect in its day just isn’t good enough.  They have to go and redesign the whole game from scratch.  You’ll need a few resources to play it yourself.  And because it is (unsurprisingly) much more difficult, you may want a little help.

Artweaver

July 29, 2008 at 7:54 am | Posted in Drawing, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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Free creative painting software.

Making A Handwriting Font From Scratch In 24 Hours

July 19, 2008 at 1:09 am | Posted in Drawing, Reference, Software | Leave a comment
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A travellog of a font explorer, boldly venturing into the territory of his own handwriting and bringing back the story of how he did it.

Three Beautiful Quicksorts

July 13, 2008 at 11:05 am | Posted in Mathematics, Software | Leave a comment
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What is the most beautiful code you’ve ever written?

Pluribo

July 3, 2008 at 9:51 am | Posted in Advertising, Commerce, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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This clever Firefox plugin rapidly creates aggregate reviews of Amazon’s electronics (and, some day soon, other products as well).

Cambrian Games

July 3, 2008 at 9:47 am | Posted in Games, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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A garage gaming outfit (i.e. one guy) with a penchant for abstract forms.

Dangerous High School Girls In Trouble!

June 29, 2008 at 11:38 am | Posted in Games, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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A cute free game focusing on the school antics of 1920s girls.

The World Community Grid

June 25, 2008 at 10:17 am | Posted in Charity, Science, Software, Technology | Leave a comment
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Don’t just waste those unattended CPU cycles: devote them to science and charity!

The Virtual Ball Pit

June 24, 2008 at 4:59 am | Posted in Eye Candy, Software | Leave a comment
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This clever little application puts the fun back into anonymising video footage.

Toribash

June 24, 2008 at 4:57 am | Posted in Games, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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This freeware fighting game combines flamboyant ragdoll physics with elaborate (even absurd) violence.

Battleships Forever

June 24, 2008 at 4:55 am | Posted in Games, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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Inspired by Warning Forever, this fleet combat game has turned a number of heads.

Last Scenario

June 24, 2008 at 4:53 am | Posted in Games, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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Presumably named in homage to Final Fantasy, this fan-made freeware JPRG holds together remarkably well.

MMORPG Tycoon

June 12, 2008 at 4:05 am | Posted in Games, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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When you think about it, this indie game seems like an obvious ideaMore here.

PMOG

May 14, 2008 at 9:47 am | Posted in Games, Gratis, Software, Technology, Webware | Leave a comment
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PMOG is a “Passively Multiplayer Online Game” that overlays a cooperative/competitive game system over your everyday Firefox web browser.  Don’t be a stranger, stop by and say hello!

Sorting Algorithms, Visually Conveyed

May 10, 2008 at 8:13 pm | Posted in Reference, Software | Leave a comment
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You’ve heard Quicksort is fast.  Now see for yourself how fast.

Mapping The Distraction That Is Wikipedia

April 29, 2008 at 8:27 am | Posted in Gratis, Software, Webware | Leave a comment
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A man, unsatisfied with only a vague awareness of where his time was going, writes code that maps his explorations of Wikipedia.

ScummC

April 25, 2008 at 8:05 am | Posted in Crafts, Games, Gratis, Software | Leave a comment
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An open source compiler for the venerable ScummVM game environment.

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