gbrainy is a brain teaser game and trainer to have fun and to keep your brain trained.
It provides the following types of games:
- Logic puzzles. Games designed to challenge your reasoning and thinking skills.
- Mental calculation. Games based on arithmetical operations designed to prove your mental calculation skills.
- Memory trainers. Games designed to challenge your short term memory.
- Verbal analogies. Games that challenge your verbal aptitude.
gbrainy provides different difficulty levels making gbrainy enjoyable for kids, adults or senior citizens. It also features player's game history, player's personal records, tips for the player, or fullscreen mode. gbrainy can be also extended easily with new games developed by third parties.
It is designed for GNOME and runs on top of GNU/Linux and different Unix flavours. There is also a port for Microsoft Windows.
gbrainy project's objectives
gbrainy project's objectives are:
- To produce gbrainy, a free and open brain teaser game for Linux, Windows and other platforms.
- To bring a platform (gbrainy.Core) that other people can use to build up their own applications or clients.
Frequently asked questions
There is a collection of Frequently asked questions about gbrainy.
These are some screenshots of gbrainy:
- intltool 0.35 or higher
- Mono 3.0.0 or higher
- GTK and GTK Sharp 2.10 or higher
- librsvg 2.2 or higher
- Cairo 1.2 or higher
- Mono.Addins 0.3 or higher
In a standard Ubuntu installation the packages required to compile gbrainy are: intltool, mono-gmcs, mono-devel, libmono-dev, libgnome2-dev, libgnomeui-dev, libmono-cairo2.0-cil.
Latest stable released version is 2.3.3.
Source code: gbrainy-2.3.3.tar.gz (md5sum 8a057d4fa665e6fbffe0c90fb6d7c048)
Unix / Linux versions
Packages for Debian.
Packages for Ubuntu
Packages for openSUSE.
Packages for Mandriva.
Packages for One Laptop Per Child.
Packages for Slackware
Packages for Cygwin
Packages for ArchLinux
Also available as live CD:
Mono live CD includes all the Mono tools and gbrainy.
gbrainy is a game designed for Linux but however it can run on Win32. gbrainy installer for Windows installs the application and the translations that were 95% when the installer was built. The language that gbrainy is used in based in your Microsoft Windows locale configuration.
You can download gbrainy Windows build from:
Getting the Source Code from GNOME Git
gbrainy's source code is stored in GNOME Git. To get a working copy of the latest available source code, type:
git clone git://git.gnome.org/gbrainy
Browse the code on-line using http://git.gnome.org/cgit/gbrainy.
How to install it from sources
Decompress the contents of the gbrainy compressed distribution file and then do:
./autogen.sh (only if downloaded from git) ./configure make install
Once you finish, just run it using the gbrainy script or using mono gbrainy.exe.
There is a detailed roadmap for future versions.
See the previously released versions since August 2007.
You can summit bug reports for gbrainy using Gnome Bugzilla.
How to help
Help in any area is appreciated. Here are some areas were you can help:
- Play the game and provide feedback about the application.
Any development aid, including fixes, new puzzles or verbal analogies.
- Ideas for new logic puzzles or game trainers.
If you like gbrainy, blog about it and tell your friends about it!
There is a gbrainy public group where people can share its experiences, ideas and get involved in gbrainy development. If you have ideas or experiences it is better if you use the list instead of writing to me directly.
Jordi Mas <jmas at softcatala.org>. Personal home page