SGT Puzzles Collection - Introduction
New features are a bit of a rarity in Xubuntu, but one that we’ve wanted to do for a while is expand our selection of games. This is where SGT Puzzles Collection comes in.
What is it?
SGT Puzzles Collection (sgt-launcher) is a game launcher and wrapper for Simon Tatham’s Portable Puzzle Collection, a popular collection of logic games by the developer of PuTTY.
By embedding the games into the launcher window, additional functionality and usability can be added to the games. Initially, this is limited to New Game, Undo, and Redo buttons. I hope to expand the integration in the future.
By acting as a launcher for the collection, it becomes possible to hide the huge bundle of launchers for the individual games. This tidies up the applications menu, just in case you happen to play other games outside of this collection.
I published the first release of SGT Puzzles Collection last week. The source can be downloaded from Launchpad. I’ve also created a daily PPA where new fixes will be published daily. Ubuntu 16.10 and 17.04 users can install sgt-launcher from this PPA. Should everything go as planned, we’ll likely see this in the Ubuntu repositories in time for Ubuntu 17.04.