Linux News Today: Introducing the Games App, a New Gaming Hub for GNOME
A new application called Games has been implemented in the GNOME stack and developer Adrien Plazas showed today what’s capable of.
Some of you will almost immediately say that GNOME Games is not a new application and that it has been around for quite some time. This is now the case since Games is a new app in every respect, and it’s quite different from the old one. The new application aims to gather everything that a user might have installed under one roof, and that is something that hasn’t been tried until now.
The GNOME stack has been getting some cool new apps this year and quite a lot of new functionalities, and mostly just stuff that we didn’t know it possible or at least on the list of things to come. A good example is the GNOME News feed reader that’s in the works right now, and this is just one example out of many more.
One app to rule them all
The goal of the developers is to get a single application that can gather under its umbrella all the games that a user might have on their system. As you can imagine, this is not an easy task.
“Do you like video games but don’t like how inconsistent and annoying it can be to enjoy them on a personal computer? Then read on, I have something for you! And if you’re not such a gamer, you’ll probably learn fun things in the article nonetheless,” wrote Adrien Plazas.
Users will find that games installed from GNOME Software, Steam, retro title running in emulators, Web-based titles, and quite a few others will be presented in Games. There is no indication that Wine titles will find a home withing Games, but there is no reason why that won’t happen. It’s also worth noting that games like NES, SNES, Game Boy and PC-Engine titles that need an emulator will start directly from this tool.
There is still a lot of work to do, but you can try the new application by compiling the source package that has been made available.