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With the FIFA World Cup 2010 now being held in South Africa, there is no better time to release a soccer game, and better yet for GNU/Linux !

Awesome Soccer World 2010 is the second game from Red 27 Studios (the first being Awesome Soccer, which also available for GNU/Linux).
The game is based on Java and currently only supports Sun/Oracle JDK, but OpenJDK support is coming soon.

If you are using OpenJDK and can’t wait to try ASW2010, you can set your Java environment to use Sun/Oracle JDK as explained here.

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Awesome Soccer World 2010 Features :

You’ve just scored…
…a spectacular overhead kick in the dying seconds of the World 2010 Final and are celebrating in style with your trademark somersault for the TV cameras…
…the final whistle blows, the crowd goes wild…you slowly climb the stairs up to the podium…you pause briefly to savour the moment….then hoist the trophy high into the air to the delight of the watching millions and the supreme pride of your entire country.
Awesome Soccer World 2010. It’s time to make your country proud.

Awesome Aftertouch!
In ASW2010, you can apply absolutely amazing aftertouch to the ball, and it’s so easy to achieve…in the moments after a shot, you can adjust the swerve on the ball in multiple directions!
Whether you want to make that adjustment because you applied too much – or not enough – swerve, or simply to make the ball swerve back the opposite direction to confuse the goalkeeper – like a Roberto Carlos free kick – YOU CAN!

Golden Balls
In ASW2010, your achievements and successes are rewarded with special Golden Balls. A unique Golden Ball is awarded for winning your first game, scoring your first hatrick, all the way up to winning an International Cup with the Tournament Leading Goal Scorer – whatever the achievement there’s a Golden Ball to win!
In fact, there are almost 300 Golden Balls over 5 Skill Levels for you to collect – can you collect them all?

Tournaments, Leagues & Cups
ASW2010 comes complete with over 16 Preset Tournaments from around the World…including International and European Cup Competitions, National Leagues from England, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Holland and the USA, plus many more!
Alternatively, you can Create Your Own Tournaments featuring up to 128 teams – Cups, Leagues & Multi Stage Tournaments that use International or Club sides from around the World – the choice is yours!

Total Customization
ASW2010 comes complete with a fully featured Team Editor, Kit Designer, Badge Designer and even a Formation Editor which enables you to edit every aspect of the Teams & Players, including Kits, Club Badges, Player Names and Skill Levels.
ASW2010 already includes over 280 Teams, but you’re also able to easily create or edit any team from around the world…so why not add yourself as the new star signing for a team in Madrid…?

It’s the Beautiful Game…
ASW2010 features an ultra-intelligent control system – one button does everything!!
Yes! One Button….why use more, when it’s obvious that when the ball is in the air you want to overhead kick it, and when the ball is rolling along the goal line you want to slide in to score…
But don’t mistake ease of use for lack of control….short passing, long passing, crosses – they are all catered for, and much, much more!

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Thanks Mateo for letting LGN know about this awesome game.

Links :
Red 27 Studios
Awesome Soccer World 2010
Awesome Soccer

Call of the Kings : The Mirror Black (aka Call of the Warlords 2) is under development from Gamalocus, the development is very slow but a lot of progress has been made so far.
Unfortunately there is still no indication about the release date- but be assured, this game will see the light of day…someday.

Call of the Kings is a java based Strategy game that promises a lot of features like diplomacy, magic, research, many different army unit types, skills and much more…

The setting of the game is high fantasy in a medieval world where feudal Empires rule the continents, and the noble Houses are engaged in a vicious contest for survival and power.

It is a time of turmoil and with the old emperor at the brink of insanity and leaving no heir, all the nobles of the Realm realize that they have a legal claim to the Imperial Throne. Personal power struggles and treason leave everything – the economy, government and social order – in chaos. The goal of Call of the Kings is to win the Imperial Throne, take control of the Empire and hold it successfully against the other players. To accomplish this, each player controls a noble family of heroes and retainers. Players must rebuild the economy, and fund an army, by creating commerce in their towns, establishing trade routes and political alliances, building monopolies and collecting revenues from vassals.


Persistent Game
Online multiplay. Invite your friends. And then destroy them! Leave the game and come back later to issue new orders. Stay online and command heroes and armies in conquest of regional capitals, dungeons and mines. Each game lasts 3-5 months.

Two Timelines
You participate in the imperial game where you build your infrastructure and power base at a slow strategic pace measured in days. Meanwhile you can send your aunts and uncles to fight on the colonial frontiers where the battles are measured in minutes and hours.

The Empire
Interact with thousands of players in the same game world. Control your main family through the warfare and intrigue of the empire and participate in political decisions on a global scale.

The Colonies
Room for up to 200 players in each colonial game. Each colony has regional capitals available for conquest. The clans that conquer and hold specific colonial frontiers will gain benefits in all other battles till the frontier is lost to another clan.

Massive Warfare
Move armies into combat using more than 160 different troop types of 6 different fantasy races. Recruit heroic hirelings and vicious monsters. Customize them using more than a 100 skills and enchantments.

All actions and army movement happens in realtime. However income only arrives once per game month reducing the need for continuous resource micromanagement and increasing the time available for strategy and politics.

Industry & Science
Accumulate Man Labor and invest it in construction and research. The players in a kingdom share the same technology. Improve your weapons and skills. Build a thriving infrastructure.

Cloak & Dagger
Build an underground network of intrigue using underground headquarters, spies, sabotage and assassins. Getting intelligence about the contents of enemy armies and garrisons are critical for your offensive strategy.

Raise a Family
Raise and train your heirs and hirelings. Select professions for your heirs as they grow into adults. Hunt for Dungeons and discover enchanted items.

Feudal System
Climb the ranks of nobility and honor. From Baronet to High Duke, Prince or Monarch. Collect taxes from your minions and share it with your most trusted vassals.

There’s more to running a kingdom than warfare, and the skilled use of the tactics of diplomacy can lead to great power and influence.
Orc Lord : Matthew K. Nelson In Call of the Kings, your diplomatic options range from making donations to the esteemed Imperial Guilds in your quest for favor through to bestowing titles of nobility to other players. Annex the weak and outlaw your inactive or disloyal vassals.
Join a Clan to get allies and persuade the other players to select you to be their Clan Master or the Clan Elder. Vote about Arch Enemies and share strategies with your clan mates.
Money, troops and equipment can be traded to other players, making alliances of great value. You can focus on trade and commerce building a thriving infrastructure, or secure monopolies and trade centers in multiple cities – including those of your opponents!
At the pinnacle of diplomatic success, you may find yourself a member of the Imperial Council. Here, your vote can influence the law of all Khadoria, decide the punishment of rogue estates, and even determine the fate of entire kingdoms!

Military force is the muscle underlying all the kingdoms of Khadoria. In managing your armies, you may select from seventy-five different types of combat specialist, and then further customize your fighting force with upgrades to skills and equipment.
Troll Warrior : Thomas Reidy Troll footmen, elven archers and even huge monstrous drakes are just a few of your military options, and with experience, your forces will learn, harden and increase in power! Feel like dominating the oceans of Khadoria? Then build a mighty navy, complete with pirate guilds, artillery and ship-jumping marines!
Unique heroes and army commanders enter battle wielding powerful magic and deadly weapons. The heirs of your noble heroes can be trained as Dragonknights, Wizards, Barbarians, Assassins, Tacticians or Crusaders, and may also claim the noble titles of their fallen lords!

Magic thrives in Khadoria, but the Laws of Magic can only be mastered by a few. The Ten Laws of Magic include more than seventy-five spells, ranging in power from a simple rainshower to the destruction of cities by earthquake, flood and fire!
Law of Air : Janet Chui In the recesses of your sorcerers’ laboratories, you may breed foul demons or hatch dragon’s eggs bought on the black market. And your scientists may, with the help of wizards, create war machines, flying ships and gigantic hovering citadels.
In your temples, you may make sacrifices to the gods and receive their aid, or perhaps be visited personally by their incarnations!

All successful rulers have a body of spies, saboteurs and deadly assassins. Underground resistance can be initiated in the cities of other players, allowing for subversive activities like theft, sabotage and propaganda.
Key : Ulrike Kleinert Gold and magic items can be stolen, projects destroyed and ships burned. The city guards are on the lookout for illegal operations, but the best agents will always have a chance of getting close to the king, his heirs and commanders. From there, infiltration, bribery and assassination are amongst your options!
The greedy Lord might even try to use the fear of hired assassins to intimidate his own mercenaries and in that way get away with paying them smaller salaries.
Some wise opponents will be wise to build large walls around their cities, but that wont stop you from sending swift raiders to steal supplies and gold from the unprotected countryside.


Call of the Kings : The Mirror Black

Poisonville which is developed by Bigpoint is a Java based MMORPG Browser game that uses the FREE jmonkey engine

Poisonville is heavily inspired by GTA, here you also can steal cars,drive motorcycles, fly helicopters, shoot people, complete missions, buy stuff, rob stuff and off course go to strip clubs to spend the stuff 😉

Poisonville’s development budget was around 1 Million Euros which is seen in the impressive for a web based game screenshots.
It’s the first browser based game that uses motioncapturing for animation
The game offers high quality texture and models and at the same time requires only 64k Internet connection to work fluently.
The game will be free to play buy paying costumers can achieve the same goals faster.
The game is currently in closed beta.

Poisonville is a “Free Roaming Action MMORPG” running directly from a browser without additional plugins or downloads.

Poisonville is a fictional american city where crime and corruption are daily business. The city is divided between four gangs who crave for domination and the Police has a hard to time to keep the order, mostly because they’ve been paid to look the other way.

The player returns after 10 years to regain reputation and respect within his old gang but also to make new connections and friends.

Heists, Deliveries, Retrieval and Neutralize Missions are just a few of the “jobs” the player can accept and fulfill using all kinds of vehicles from bike and choppers over jetskis, cars and trucks – the support of his/her gangmembers always asured as long as the karma stays positive. The players actions and behaviour are taken into account when it comes to reputation and respect within Poisonville.

The players appearance also plays a big role when it comes to reputation: the better you dress, the better your chances to get the more classy jobs and the higher the interest of the opposite sex.

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jmonkey engine forum thread