Eist returns for desktop

10 month after the Android release, Eist returns again, this time to computers. I’m proud to present versions for Windows and Arch-based Linux distributions.

The rules have been slightly simplified: there are no extra lives, and no lives at all, so that you could attempt to resolve each level as many times, as you need.

I wrote all the code from scratch on the JavaFX platform, for fun, and educational purposes. From now on the game is an opensource project, and became free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3.0, as published by the Free Software Foundation. The source code you’ll find at https://github.com/nwg-piotr/EistReturns.

This is the very first public release, and please find it beta. I’ll be grateful for reporting issues on the projects site.

Installation

Windows

If your computer has no Java Runtime Environment installed, you’ll be asked to download and install it from Oracle.

Arch Linux

The package has been tested on Antergos and Manjaro. It should work on every Arch-based distro, however. Or at least I hope so.

sudo pacman -U eist-returns-0.0.3-1-x86_64.pkg.tar

(the version and revision number may change).

The installation will create 2 shortcuts: ‘Eist returns’ and ‘Eist returns (optirun)’. If you’re happy not to use the hybrid Intel/Nvidia graphics, you may delete the second one.

Advanced users – please find PKGBUILD and all the source files here. I’ll be grateful for any advice, since I’d like to submit the game to official repositories.

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