primrose - compelling tile-placement puzzle game

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: primrose
Package version: 6+dfsg1
Package release: 3
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 771 B
Download size: 173.86 KB
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Primrose is a puzzle game by Jason Rohrer and a departure from his previous games. Primrose is an exploration into deep gameplay in single-player games. It is a tile clearing and placement game with chain reactions and without gravity or timing elements. The audio is limited to minimal but dynamic sound effects that change with game events and progress. It was designed as a casual but engaging and intelligent game for mobile phones. The player places pairs of coloured tiles on a 7x7 grid. Tiles are cleared by surrounding one colour group with another colour group, scoring points. The cleared tiles change the colour of the surrounding colour group, allowing for chain reactions that give more points. More colours are added as more tiles have been placed on the grid and eventually the game will end when the grid fills up. Primrose features a networked high score board with instant replay of the high scores, a comprehensive tutorial with animated examples, a colourblind mode, glowing, pulsating, retro graphics and synth-inspired sound effects.



    Source package: primrose

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install primrose deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install primrose


    • /usr/games/Primrose
    • /usr/games/primrose
    • /usr/share/applications/primrose.desktop
    • /usr/share/doc/primrose/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/primrose/copyright
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/abcdefghijkl.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/abcdefghijkl_big.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/gridLineBottom.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/gridLineLeft.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/gridLineRight.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/gridLineTop.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/mnopqrstuvwx.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/mnopqrstuvwx_big.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/numerals.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/numeralsBig.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/piece.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/pieceBrightCenter.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/pieceBrightHalo.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/pieceCenter.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/pieceHalo.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/plus.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/yzplus.tga
    • /usr/share/games/primrose/graphics/yzplus_big.tga
    • /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/apps/primrose.png
    • /usr/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/primrose.png
    • /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/primrose.png
    • /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/primrose.png
    • /usr/share/man/man6/Primrose.6.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man6/primrose.6.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/primrose
    • /usr/share/pixmaps/primrose.xpm


    2013-07-07 - Paul Wise <> primrose (6+dfsg1-3) unstable; urgency=low * Wrap and sort various files * Switch to debhelper compat 9 * Fix and use canonical Vcs-* URLs * Fix dpkg-buildflags use, add more hardening * Bump Standards-Version * Add some keywords to the freedesktop menu file

    2011-02-10 - Paul Wise <> primrose (6+dfsg1-2) unstable; urgency=low * Switch to dpkg-source v3 * Clean up patch headers * Add missing build-dep on OpenGL headers * Switch to debhelper dh rules.tiny style * Keep upstream capitalization, add symlinks * Improve situation with icons * Drop README.Debian, it is not useful to users * Bump Standards-Version, no changes needed

    2009-05-17 - Paul Wise <> primrose (6+dfsg1-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release * Fix default permissions in the settings patch * Some improvements to the get-orig-source target * Drop the use of dh_desktop since it was replaced by a trigger

    2009-04-06 - Paul Wise <> primrose (5+dfsg1-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Paul Wise ] * Initial release (Closes: #522753) [ Christoph Egger ] * Search for date in /usr/share