Why waste your money on expensive commercial games when you can play for free, and, if you're so inclined, dive into the code and modify the game to suit your exacting requirements? Apcmag.com presents its selection of the most addictive, fun and refined Open Source games for January 2008.
#1 Secret Maryo Chronicles
Taking inspiration from a certain classic sidescroller of yesteryear, Secret Maryo Chronicles (SMC) is a captivating 2 dimensional platformer. Gorgeous graphics and interesting levels make for a refreshing take on Super Mario. Yes, physics feel a little different to Super Mario but one gets used to it fairly quickly. SMC comes with an in-game editor - hit F8 to insert a graphic, a sprite or change player starting position - and a large number of different levels and worlds. SMC is a highly polished game and is a blast to play especially for younger players.