Not Tetris is an awesome game which is just like Tetris except not. Everyone should play this game. Unfortunately, it was built with a very old version of the Löve game engine, which makes it tricky to install on a modern system.
Building Löve 0.7.2 on Ubuntu Zesty is failing for me for some reason, although hopefully this is a fixable issue. Edit: you fix it by installing headers for SDL 1.2 and Lua 5.1 -- then you can check out and build the source, which is much simpler. The executable from the 0.7.2 Ubuntu Precise package works just fine, however -- here are streamlined instructions for extracting it and instaling it locally in your own
(You can also just install the package with
dpkg, copy the executable and then uninstall it (so that it isn't overwritten by the updated version of the same package), but it's much less tedious to extract the package without installing it.)
# Work in a subdirectory to make it easier to clean up mkdir tmp cd tmp # This is the package for amd64; replace with other architecture if applicable wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/love_0.7.2-1build1_amd64.deb # Extract ar x love_0.7.2-1build1_amd64.deb tar -xzf data.tar.gz # Copy executable cp usr/bin/love-0.7 ~/bin/ # Clean up cd .. rm -rf tmp
Make sure your
~bin is in your path.
Now you can get Not Tetris!
# Get the ZIP and put it in a sensible place mkdir -p ~/Games/NotTetris cd ~/Games/NotTetris wget 'http://stabyourself.net/dl.php?file=nottetris2/nottetris2-linux.zip' # Unpack unzip nottetris2-linux.zip rm nottetris2-linux.zip
First let's make an executable wrapper you can run on the commandline:
echo 'love-0.7 ~/Games/NotTetris/Not\ Tetris\ 2.love' > bin/nottetris chmod +x bin/nottetris
Now you should be able to launch the game with the command
nottetris. You can also integrate it into the XDG menu. Put this into
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Value=1.0 Type=Application Name=Not Tetris GenericName=Not Tetris Exec=nottetris Categories=Game
Now it should also appear in your menu under
Happy Not Tetrising!