Crates - Le Bottin des Jeux Linux


🗃️ Specifications

📰 Title: Crates 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Puzzle 🚦 Status: 06. Tested & Working
🏷️ Category: Puzzle ➤ Diabolical machine & Fun physic ➤ Reflection & Refraction 🌍️ Browser-based:
🔖 Tags: Puzzle; Reflection & Refraction; Physics; Casual 📦️ Package Name:
🐣️ Approx. start: 📦️ Arch:
🐤️ Latest: 2010-03-10 🍥️ On Deb repo:
📍️ Version: 0.7.1 (7eef3f6136) 📦️ Deb:
🏛️ License type: FOSS/Libre 📦️ RPM:
🏛️ License: GPL-3+ 📦️ AppImage:
🏝️ Perspective: Third person 📦️ Snap:
👁️ Visual: 3D 📦️ Flatpak/Athenaeum:
⏱️ Pacing: ⚙️ Generic bin.:
👫️ Played: Single 📄️ Source: ✓
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ Game design: 5 stars 👫️ Contrib.: Goupil & Louis
🎰️ ID: 10670 🐛️ Created: 2010-08-20
🐜️ Updated: 2021-11-07

📖️ Summary

[fr]: Un jeu de réflexion dont l'objectif est de guider une caisse jusqu'à la sortie [en]: A challenging and fun three dimensional action puzzle game

🎥️ Videos

🕹️ Gameplay [en] / [en] / [fr] : (202xxx), (202xxx), (202xxx),

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🏡️ Website & videos
[Homepage] [Dev site 1 2] [Features/About] [Screenshots] [Videos t(202xxx) t(202xxx) t(202xxx)] [WIKI 1 2] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2 3]

💵 Commercial : (empty)

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🛠️ Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames]

🐘 Social
Devs (Octaspire [en]) : [Site] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube]

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[Jeux libres [fr]] [The Linux Game Tome] [Freecode]

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📕 Description [fr]

Un jeu de réflexion dont l'objectif est de guider une caisse jusqu'à la sortie, par le studio Octaspire.
En C & Lua.

Crates est un jeu de réflexion en 3D dans lequel le joueur guide une caisse (en bois sur la copie d'écran) jusqu'à la sortie (caisse verte avec signalétique de sortie).
L'entreprise n'est pas aussi simple qu'elle n'y parait de prime abord, le joueur devant en effet composer avec d'autres caisses aux propriétés très différentes :
• les caisses numérotées doivent être heurtées autant de fois que le chiffre indiqué,
• les caisses vertes doivent être prises,
• les caisses marquées d'une flèche bleu sont passantes,
• les caisses noir renvoient votre caisse dans la direction indiquée, …

Voir aussi / See also : Beyond Waymark, Octaspire Crates, Waymark,

📕 Description [en]

OCTASPIRE CRATES! is challenging and fun three dimensional action puzzle game. It comes with a default mission containing 32 levels and 41 different game entities. Game has also a tutorial mission containing 31 simple levels with some instructions on how to play and interact with the different crates of the game. Playing the whole default mission in one go will take a little bit more than twenty minutes from experienced player doing no mistakes, but in the beginning it will take probably much, much longer.

After you have solved all the puzzles and start to remember how to pass them, you can start playing against the clock and try to get your name into the Hall Of Fame. To get there, you must pass the whole mission in one go. The faster you are, the better is your placing. Passing missions requires problem solving skills and good position in the Hall of Fame requires both memory and good reaction time.

Game is extensible, meaning that it can be extended quite easily with new missions and game entities. If you liked the default mission, you can download new missions and extensions from the homepage. You can also make your own missions for yourself and your friends to play. At a some later date you might be able to upload your new missions at the homepage for the whole world to play.

Game is currently available for Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD operating systems. It is written in programming languages C and Lua. All the missions, game entities, game states and configuration of the game engine is implemented as plain text Lua-scripts. So, if you know Lua, you can write also new game entities with any text editor, without any development tools.

Crates is also skinnable, meaning that you can change the look and feel of the game (or the theme of the game) easily in the configuration file. New skins (themes), can be created with any image editor and added to the game just by dropping them in new subdirectory to the resources/textures-directory. Below is example of two different skins available in Crates at the moment; waymark and cartoon:
waymark skin cartoon skin

Please note that game is currently a beta version and is is still a work in progress. The windows installer is currently tested only in Window XP. Source code can be compiled currently in GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Other systems might be added later. Issue tracking and source code repository can be found at

If you have any feedback, ideas, suggestions, problems, or you have created new great missions, scripts or graphics, go to the message forums. If you find bugs, please report them here or here (requires registration).

🚧️ Installation [fr]

Installez liblua5.1-0-dev (en dépôts).
Dans son répertoire racine :
• renommez le fichier Makefile.Linux en Makefile
• et lancez : $ make

🔍️ Test [fr]

🕵️ Test (0.2.0) :
En dépit de la présence de fichiers sons et d'une aide dispensée dans le fichier inclus, nous n'avons pas entendu de son.
Le graphisme et l'interface sont superbes, le gameplay est excellent et plutôt difficile (pour notre niveau :)) dès le 3ème tableau.
Excellent !