Indie game Gish source code released
Following the recent success of the Humble Indie Bundle, developer Cryptic Sea has released the source code for its cross-platform Gish game. Gish is a 2D physics based platform game in which the main character, a 12-pound ball of tar named Gish, must rescue his friend, a human named Brea, from a mysterious figure that is holding her captive.
Gish was one of the five indie games sold as part of the Wolfire Games Humble Indie Bundle. Through the bundle offer, anyone was able to purchase World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Wolfire's Lugaru HD, and Penumbra Overture as a package for Windows, Mac OS X or Linux for any price they elected to pay, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and to the Child's Play Charity. In addition to Gish and Lugaru HD, which have already had their code released as open source, the Penumbra Overture and Aquaria developers have pledged to release their code as open source.
Gish source code is available from GitHub and is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2).
- Gish Open Source, a Cryptic Sea blog post.
- Four indie games to go open source, a report from The H.
- World of Goo for Linux, a report from The H.