As some of you may know, I'm a big fan of puzzle games, and recently I became aware of a new title that's currently in beta testing on the Linux platform. It's a puzzle game called Quantz, and it's made by a Quebec, Canada-based company called Gamerizon. It's a multiplatform game, available for Mac, Windows, as well as a Linux beta. The game is also available on Steam. The Linux version was announced on Reddit recently, and they have provided .deb, .rpm, and tar.gz files for Linux gamers to install and test.
A video of the gameplay is shown below:
I downloaded and installed the .deb file, as I am currently running Ubuntu 9.10. The file installed without any issues using the GDebi Package Manager.
My current setup includes a dual-core machine with a GeForce 7600GT video card, running two 19 inch LCDs in TwinView mode at a resolution of 2560 x 1024. This setup is a good test for any game, as games don't always play nice with this resolution, or other running programs. Upon my first run of the program, I had the Hulu Desktop client running in fullscreen mode on my second monitor, and Firefox was fullscreen on the main monitor . I was pleasantly surprised to find that the game started up by maximizing in the main screen, but leaving the Hulu Desktop application running. I've included some screenshots of Quantz and Hulu running fullscreen at the same time below. Quantz is on the left, and Hulu Desktop Client (running the "One Piece" anime) is on the right. Click for larger versions of the images.
I heartily recommend trying the game. It's a three dimensional puzzle game with intuitive controls and enjoyable play.