GNU Folks Still Working On Their "FreeDink" Game
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 2 September 2014 at 06:24 PM EDT. Add A Comment
GNU FreeDink is still going on as an GPL-licensed portable and improved upon version of the Dink Smallwood game engine.

Dink Smallwood is the Zelda-like RPG game title from the late 90's that still has a small following of gamers. GNU FreeDink meanwhile is an official GNU project that frees up the title to more platforms. The GNU FreeDink engine runs the original game and its mods while supporting multiple platforms and supporting newer technologies like SDL from what was originally available when the game was originally developed. This GNU project also frees up the sound/music replacements with other assets via the freedink-data component. The game also avoids MP3 files in favor of Ogg Vorbis audio.

Those wishing to learn more about the GNU FreeDink game can visit its project page. Released today was a new freedink-data release. This first update to the project in a few years brings two new sounds and new translations for Catalan and Hungarian.

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