Designing games with free/libre softwares
Founded in 2018, Armaludis is a non-profit organization whose goal is to design, produce and publish free/libre board games using only free softwares. Users and promoters of free software for many years, our playful enthusiasm has naturally complemented our approach.
Our first releases are:
Card combat game
The game opposes 2 players each playing a character among 12 types of fighters whose goal is to defeat the opponent. Once the first victory is achieved, win 5 more fights with the same character to make a Titan, immortal fighter who can in turn join the Pantheon of Eternals.
Some dice throws make randomly draw Chaos, powerful cards that add or remove powers... Duels with guaranteed twists! The games can be very fast, perfect for a friendly moment over a drink, with the family or in a bar! Thanks to its small size (12.2 x 9.2 x 3.5 cm), Chaos 2D6 fits in your pocket, handy to accompany you anywhere.
Like all our creations, Chaos 2D6 was created with free software (list in the rule book). We commit ourselves to give a percentage of the sales of the Limited Duel Edition Box Set, in the form of donations or purchases, to the developers of these softwares.
Chaos 2D6 Limited Duel Edition Box Set fair price: 22€
ORDER THE BOX SET - FR only
Presentation of the Chaos 2D6 Limited Duel Edition Box Set (professional quality printing and finishing, local manufacturing, fair price, available in french):
Chaos 2D6 Box Set fair price: 22€
ORDER THE BOX SET - FR only
First game system published by Armaludis
Sweksys is a simple game system based on the use of 6-sided dice. It was originally designed for Chaos 2D6 but, given its modularity, which makes it a practical tool for developing various types of games (whether combat games or more broadly board games), it seemed appropriate to us to adapt and share it. It is available under a Creative Commons BY-SA license - an english version will be available sometime soon, contact us if you wish to collaborate and help with the translation.
Sweksys is intended for the design of games opposing several players. It includes a method of drawing characters that are grouped into categories and have features or traits (2 by default, but there can be only one or as many as needed). Using dice rolls, those features are used to determine the score of each player's character.
The common element for categorization and number of characters is the ratio to the number 6. This ratio can also be applied to peripheral elements that can be added to Sweksys-based games (cards, miniatures, etc.).
Download Sweksys (FR)
Armaludis free games and files
Below are Armaludis free files to download. High definition graphics, Avatar sheet, videos, music... the list is regularly updated (unless otherwise stated, all files are published under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license - Attribution, ShareAlike).