Rejected games list

Rejected games list is a list of games which were rejected to have articles in the Libregamewiki for not being fully free software. This list was originally created there, and was dual-licensed under GFDL 1.2 and CC-BY-3.0-Unported.

Note that the licenses of a game can change, and that a game may be put here erroneously, so being on this list does not mean the game is rejected forever: if you think a listed game actually is free, you can start a discussion on the thread for it.

Lists of games rejected by other projects:

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  • A Slower Speed of Light - It is based on an free software engine, but I cannot find the source code of the game http://gamelab.mit.edu/games/a-slower-speed-of-light/ (2013-09-25)
  • A Tale In The Desert - Arx Fatalis "While the engine of Arx Fatalis was freed, this does not include the game data." http://wiki.arx-libertatis.org/FAQ (2013-08-08)
  • Al Emmo and The Lost Dutchman's Mine - "AGDI's games and add-on packs intended for use with our games may not be sold, rented or distributed under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to, making our products available on other websites or on any type of compilation CD." http://www.agdinteractive.com/global/agd_legal.jpg (2013-08-06)
  • Alien Arena - non-free content, non-commercial restriction Alien Arena license.txt, includes: "It is only permissible to distrubute the game data(models, maps, textures, sound, etc) as a whole, and with the intention of being used with Alien Arena. It is not permissible to distribute individual portions or items of the game data without express consent from COR Entertainment.", "be sold or used for profit, without express consent from COR Entertainment.")
  • Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs - commercial close source http://www.aamfp.com/ (2013-08-18)
  • Angband - some distributions - Non-free windows port angband's copyright file at Debian Packages, sounds fall under CC-BY-SA-NC (as of 3.5.0, see copying.txt). Note: as of 2009-11-29, Debian squeeze/sid contains a DSFG-compliant package with no sounds.
  • Are we alone? - free game Are we alone? readme on github, but appears to use non-free font Are we alone? fonts on github. Otherwise fine.
  • Arx Libertatis - "Do I need a copy of Arx Fatalis to play Arx Libertatis? Yes. While the engine of Arx Fatalis was freed, this does not include the game data." http://wiki.arx-libertatis.org/FAQ (2013-10-19)
  • AssaultCube Reloaded - Several data files are under non-commercial licenses, and there are even some that the developers don't even know the copyright status of. https://github.com/acreloaded/acr/blob/master/docs/acr-README.txt (2015-01-30)

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  • Invention - uses CC By-NC and CC Sampling* licensed music and sounds.

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  • King's Quest I - "AGDI's games and add-on packs intended for use with our games may not be sold, rented or distributed under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to, making our products available on other websites or on any type of compilation CD." http://www.agdinteractive.com/global/agd_legal.jpg (2013-08-06)
  • King's Quest II - "AGDI's games and add-on packs intended for use with our games may not be sold, rented or distributed under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to, making our products available on other websites or on any type of compilation CD." http://www.agdinteractive.com/global/agd_legal.jpg (2013-08-06)
  • King's Quest III - "AGDI's games and add-on packs intended for use with our games may not be sold, rented or distributed under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to, making our products available on other websites or on any type of compilation CD." http://www.agdinteractive.com/global/agd_legal.jpg (2013-08-06)
  • Kite Story - by Midnight Sun - just “all rights reserved”
  • Knytt - Proprietary software
  • Knytt Stories - Proprietay software
  • KQ - contains unlicensed music. kq-data: contains unlicensed music Debian bug tracker

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  • Lunar Lander - by Nick Gasson - the sounds in version 0.6 are under a CC Sampling(+) license. The rest of the game is free. Lunar Lander (checked on 2011-08-07) (2011-08-07)

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  • OpenAstroMenace - non-free 3D models a ticket from 2008 http://ftp-master.metadata.debian.org/changelogs//non-free/a/astromenace-data/astromenace-data_1.3.1+repack-1_copyright License file of Debian package astromenace-data (checked on 2013-10-28) (2011-02-11)
  • Open General - Evolution of SSI Panzer General II - No source code. While there is Subversion repository, it contains only data files https://sourceforge.net/p/opengeneral/code/, find . -type f | grep -vi ".png$" | grep -vi ".txt$" | grep -v "/.svn/" | grep -vi ".scn$" | grep -vi ".map$" | grep -vi ".pdf$" | grep -vi ".cam$" | grep -vi ".ply$" | grep -vi ".jpg$" | grep -vi ".gif$" | grep -vi ".rtf$" | grep -vi ".font$" | grep -vi ".xml$" | grep -vi ".eqp$" | grep -vi ".doc$" | grep -vi ".front$" | grep -vi ".tmsg$" | grep -vi ".mp3$" | grep -vi ".xls$" | grep -vi ".proto$" | grep -vi ".cur$" | grep -vi ".cur$" | grep -vi ".exe$" | grep -vi ".wav$" | grep -vi ".mapx$" | grep -vi ".smx$" | grep -vi ".log$" | grep -vi ".xsch$" | less (2013-10-06)
  • OpenRA - "To run OpenRA, several files are needed from the original game disks." OpenRA install. And the FAQ OpenRA FAQ goes into more details: "Electronic Arts have released both C&C and RA as Freeware [...] ~15MB of files that we need to run the game. Those game assets are not covered by OpenRA's GNU General Public License" (2013-01-04)
  • OpenRaider - nonfree content from the original game. http://openraider.sourceforge.net/
  • OpenXcom - UFO: Enemy Unknown - "OpenXcom requires a vanilla version of the original UFO: Enemy Unknown / X-COM: UFO Defense (any DOS / Windows version). It is not compatible with other games in the X-COM series. If you don’t own a copy, you can buy one" http://openxcom.org/index.php/downloads-extras/ (2013-09-25)
  • Operation Smash - close source, commercial http://operationsmash.com/ (2013-08-06)
  • Other-Life - only the client source code is available http://www.other-life.com/links.php (2013-08-19)

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  • Paintown - nonfree content. (conversation with jonrafkind in #paintown)
  • Particulars - close source, commercial http://www.particularsgame.com/ (2013-08-06)}
  • Pinochle - "This game is released under the terms of shareware." Pinochle (2014-01-04)
  • Pitman - close source, commercial http://ratking.de/store/ (2013-08-06)
  • Planet Umi - contains music from a non-free game.
  • Planeshift - "All artwork, musics, dialogues, stories, names, 3d models, etc... are under a proprietary license. This means you cannot reuse those in any way without our explicit permission. If you plan to create another game based on our source code, remember you will have to redo all art,music,models,stories,etc... You cannot host another server where PlaneShift Clients connects to, because our license on assets forbits it." Planeshift license.
  • Platinum Arts Sandbox - LICENSE.txt in version 2.2.4: “5. With the exception of content with an individual readme file, all content is copyright Platinum Arts LLC and permission is required for distribution. In other words if you want to use Platinum Arts Sandbox maps or other content in another software projects, please ask first.” Not all of the content has a readme file or a license in it.
  • Planet M.U.L.E. - No source code available
  • pyzelda2 - uses graphics from the original Zelda game pyzelda2 screenshots(2013-10-08)

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  • Q3Rally - http://www.q3rally.com/?page_id=49 — non-free data IRC conversation with ZTurtleMan in #q3rally (Freenode) revealed data licenses are mixed, some uncertain. He also said someone was working on making all data “Creative Commons”..
  • QbQbQb - commercial close source http://qbqbqb.rezoner.net/ (2013-08-18)
  • Quest for Glory II - "AGDI's games and add-on packs intended for use with our games may not be sold, rented or distributed under any circumstances. This includes but is not limited to, making our products available on other websites or on any type of compilation CD." http://www.agdinteractive.com/global/agd_legal.jpg (2013-08-06)

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  • Unvanquished - uses shaderlabs textures that cannot be used commercially Unvanquished licensing, prohibits commercial use or redistributed alone. (The latter of course is trivial to bypass by adding a hello world type of map.)

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  • xJigsaw - puzzle game - xJigsaw is freeware and is free for private non-commercial use. It is not free software. http://www.webmayo.com/xjigsaw/ (2013-08-09)

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