A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

My Linux Game Jam 2017 entry.

Mainly built for the raspberry pi model 2 B with an XArcade keyboard attached. Normal keyboard scheme can be picked at launch.

It might work on older PI devices, but I cannot guarantee 60 FPS on those. The engine is coded in C++, and the gameplay in JavaScript.

In my particular case, the PI is integrated inside the XArcade keyboard making it a complete machine by itself that can be plugged to a monitor. I use remote connect with Putty to debug/launch the game on it.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
TagsReal time strategy, Versus


RetroIslandWar.zip 9 MB

Install instructions

OS X WARNING: Execute ./RetroIslandWar_OSX from terminal on Mac. (I know why, didn't find the time to fix it yet)

Game source: https://github.com/Daivuk/lgj17
Engine source: https://github.com/Daivuk/onut

Please report any problems.

David St-Louis


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Congratulations to the 1st place in the Linux Game Jam 2017, it's well deserved! Your little game had such a wonderful retro flair in it, because it really reminded me of some old strategy games I played on the Sega Mega Drive, if I'm not mistaken right now (sadly I don't know the title anymore). The whole game design is minimalistic and simple, but it doesn't make the game itself too easy at all! This balancing, the bit of a challenge and your oldschool pixel graphics led me not just to write a recommendation article about your game and to upload a little gameplay video of it, but also to include it in our GOTY 2017 list. :) Thanks for this experience, I really enjoyed it! Looking forward to your future projects!

Best wishes,

Hey thanks @gamejamcurator !

I should probably update the binaries.. Currently it only runs on raspberry pi and PC.

You're welcome. :) And heh, might be a good thing. ;>

For those interested, I added a real Linux build, not just raspberry PI. Also added OS X.


A very nice little twitch pixel RTS!