chromium-bsu: fast paced, arcade-style, scrolling space shooter

June 24th, 2009 edited by Tincho

Oops, this article was supposed to go live on Sunday, my bad.

Article submitted by Paul Wise. DebADay needs you more than ever! Please submit good articles about software you like!

Chromium B.S.U. is a top down fast paced high action scrolling space shooter. In this game you are the captain of the cargo ship Chromium B.S.U., and responsible for delivering supplies to the troops on the front line. Your ship has a small fleet of robotic fighters which you control from the relative safety of the Chromium vessel.

You control the robotic fighters with your mouse and repel wave after wave of different kinds of enemy ships. Launch Chromium B.S.U. from the Applications / Games / Arcade menu and start a new game. You will soon be sending volleys of weapon fire toward the enemy ships while protecting yourself with super shields, waiting for powerups to get closer or dodging fire from the larger enemy ships at the end of each level:

chromium chromium chromium

If you keep getting killed, quitcher whinin’, you ninny! It’s supposed to be hard! Seriously, Chromium B.S.U. is intended to be a 15 minute adrenaline rush/mental cleanser. Frequent doses of explosions can be very therapeutic. There is always kamikaze attacks or the BIG RED BUTTON if you get into particularly nasty trouble.

The chromium package is in Debian since lenny and Ubuntu since dapper, but it has been recently renamed to chromium-bsu. Chromium B.S.U. is an old favourite of the Linux gaming community that has been neglected until recently. The project is still looking for developers, especially to help move it off obsolete libs like libglpng and fix the rest of the bugs.

The chromium package has been available .

The chromium-bsu package has been available .

Posted in Debian, Ubuntu |

3 Responses

  1. CHub Says:

    Nice looking game. I’d be looking out for this one.

  2. rm Says:

    Very cool game. If you like the genre, also take a look at PowerManga. However, the control scheme where “your mouse cursor IS the ship” is unique to Chromium. :)

  3. gp Says:

    seems like a good game to play at wor… ehm… home, yes… home