Foobillard, an opensouce Billiard Simulation game for Linux
Had a night out with friends, the plan was to watch a lot of movies but ended up playing this awesome game from 3am until morning. And the amazing part - all of us had hardly ever played any cue games before. I never realized that a non-arcade game like this could keep me awake all night .
My whole experience with the game might look a bit false based upon the fact that I haven't played such games in real-life much, but listen to this, "Foobillard was actually suggested to me by a college friend who is a die hard fan of cue sports and a good player too". So, if a real-life player is recommending it, you have got to give it a shot.
For the introduction part, Foobillard is free and opensource, cross-platform, OpenGL based game and the best part is that it was originally built for Linux and later ported to MacOS and Windows. The games that can be played in Foobillard are - Carambol, Snooker, Pool (8 ball and 9 ball). It can also be played over network, making it a complete multiplayer game.
Probably a little bad thing about the game is that it directly throws you in a game - no menu, no key bindings help, no game options etc. Although, it sucks only the first few times. Once you know stuff, it doesn't look like a bad thing anymore.
If you are planning to try it out, which you should do, I would suggest you to go through the key bindings first. It won't take you much time to figure out the basic controls, but to have a better gaming experience, do learn all the controls.
Ubuntu/Debian users, either click this link or run the following command to install foobillard
[shredder12]$ sudo aptitude install foobillard
For Fedora users, run the following command in the terminal
[shredder12]$ yum install foobillard
So, now go on and start playing .