slingshot - simple 2D shooting strategy game set in space, with gravity

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: slingshot
Package version: 0.9
Package release: 1
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 1.91 KB
Download size: 1.77 MB
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Slingshot is a two dimensional, turn based simulation-strategy game set in the gravity fields of several planets. It is a highly addictive game, and never the same from round to round due to its randomly generated playing fields. It is a deceptively simple game, the goal is to shoot the other spacecraft through the field of planets, but their gravity makes it tricky. The effects of the gravity mean that although it is easy to learn how to play, and to enjoy playing, it could take a lifetime to thoroughly master.



    Binary package: slingshot_0.9-1_all.deb
    Source package: slingshot

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/games/slingshot
    • /usr/share/applications/slingshot.desktop
    • /usr/share/doc/slingshot/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/slingshot/copyright
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot-0.9.egg-info
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/FreeSansBold.ttf
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/backdrop.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/blue_ship.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/box.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/explosion-10.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/explosion-5.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/explosion.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/help.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/icon64x64.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/menu.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/planet_1.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/planet_2.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/planet_3.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/planet_4.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/planet_5.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/planet_6.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/planet_7.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/planet_8.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/red_ship.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/shot.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/tick.png
    • /usr/share/games/slingshot/data/tick_inactive.png
    • /usr/share/lintian/overrides/slingshot
    • /usr/share/man/man1/slingshot.1.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/slingshot
    • /usr/share/pixmaps/slingshot.xpm
    • /usr/share/python/runtime.d/slingshot.rtupdate


    2011-10-30 - Ryan Kavanagh <> slingshot (0.9-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release - Allows fullscreen mode. (Closes: #588472) - Updated copyright file - Drop debian/slingshot{.{xpm,desktop},-launcher} since they're included upstream - Update homepage / download location in control / copyright - Change default installation location (01_games_path.diff) * Bump standards version * Switch from CDBS to dh * Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt) * Drop dependency on ttf-freefont, FreeSansBold.ttf is already provided by python-pygames - Add override for package-contains-broken-symlink * Build dependency on python-support no longer needed, dropped * Move python from Build-Dep-Indep to Build-Dep since it's needed for clean target * Bump python build-dep version from (>= 2.6) to (>= 2.6.6-3~) for dh's --with python2 support * Fix watch file * Turn on DM-Upload-Allowed

    2010-03-20 - Python Applications Packaging Team <> slingshot (0.8.1p-4) unstable; urgency=low [ Charlie Smotherman ] * Changed XS-Python-Version: 2.5 to >=2.5 so slingshot will build and install using python2.6. [ Jakub Wilk ] * Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.4 (no changes needed)

    2009-07-03 - Ryan Kavanagh <> slingshot (0.8.1p-3) unstable; urgency=low * No longer including backslashes in Depends/Build-Depends. (Closes: #535310) * Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.2 (no changes needed)

    2009-03-14 - Ryan Kavanagh <> slingshot (0.8.1p-2) unstable; urgency=low [ Sandro Tosi] * debian/control - switch Vcs-Browser field to viewsvn - bump Standards-Version to 3.8.1 (no changes needed) [ Ryan Kavanagh ] * Applied patch from Gabriel Ruiz for missing menu entry, (Closes: #511647) - Installs XPM icon - Installs desktop file to /usr/share/applications instead of /usr/share/games/applications (update dirs and rules) * Updated slingshot.desktop to have slingshot.xpm as icon * Prefixed ``Copyright '' to the occurences of '(C)' where lacking in the copyright file. * Updated the path to the GPL (GPL-2 instead of symlink) in copyright file. * Specified the version of the GPL for the packaging in the copyright file. * Install a link to FreeSansBold.ttf from ttf-freefont instead of installing it ourselves. Also updated the Depends to include ttf-freefont. * Renamed debian/menu to debian/ so that the magic can do its thing and install / update the menu. * Dropped debian/pycompat (No longer required) and debian/pyversions (made redundant by XS-Python-Version in debian/control) * Updated slingshot-launcher with comments explaining the logic behind it.

    2008-06-19 - Ryan Kavanagh <> slingshot (0.8.1p-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release (Closes: #485522) * Created a desktop file