gtkballs — A simple logic game
DescriptionThis manual page documents GtkBalls. GtkBalls is a simple logic game. The goal of this game is to make the highest score by matching a number of balls of the same color in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line. For further information on how to play this game refer to the rules section in this manual page.
- --display [hostname:dpy]
- Specify what display GtkBalls should use. See X (1x) for more information on the syntax of hostname and display.
RulesThe standard play area of GtkBalls is a 9x9 grid (it can be changed through "Rules" option in ingame menu). When GtkBalls is first started a number of balls are placed in a random manner on the grid. Balls are in different colors (and/or shape). You may move balls on the grid by selecting them and selecting an empty square on the grid as destination for the ball you selected. Balls will only move if they are not blocked by other balls. Each time you move a ball, unless you score some points, new balls appear in a random manner on the grid. If the grid is full then the game is lost. However this is bound to happen, your goal is to make the highest score. In order to do this you must make lines in a vertical, horizontal or diagonal way with balls of the same color. By default a line must have at least five balls of the same color (it can also be changed through "Rules" option in ingame menu). Making a line of minimum amount of the balls, specifed in rules, will earn you twice the points for your score. If you make lines over minimum amount of the balls it will earn you even more points. In order to help you decide which ball you are going to move, there is an indicator on top of the grid that shows what colors the next balls that will appear on the grid will be.
Using the interfaceGtkBalls is a graphical program using the Gtk+ windowing toolkit. This section describes it's user interface.
CopyrightGtkBalls is copyright 1998, 1999 Eugene V. Morozov under the terms of the GNU General Public License. GtkBalls is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the license, or (at your option) any later version.