The deliverables:

This database is updated twice a month, usually the 1st and 16th of the month.

Our deliverables:

  • In Tellico format : It’s “The Linux Games Book” in Tellico format. To use it, install Tellico (2.3.5 or above).
    Published on: 10/19/2020.
  • RSS file : an RSS address database of a growing number of games. To use it, install an RSS Reader (i recommend you QuiteRSS). Then open it, and find in its menu the option “Import Feeds”.
    – QuiteRSS is the least beautiful but the most complete and the fastest (very powerful)
    – FeedReader is the most beautiful, but at version 2.10, it still does not provide a local (on your hard disk) stream export function.
    Published on: 10/19/2020 (This is the 28th release).

Installation :

  • Install Tellico from the Debian/Ubuntu repositories or from the Tellico site.
  • Download “The Linux Games Book” above in Tellico format.
  • Unzip it.
  • In it’s directory, click on the file “Le Bottin des Jeux”
  • That’s all folks : Enjoy!


  • Skins for Tellico: skins & icons
    (Not necessary, improves the readability and appearance. Documentation is included)
    Last update: 04/12/2020.
  • To convert this Tellico database into a SQLite database (thanks to Yves MAINGOY): BottinToSQLite v.1.0 (Python script)
    (CC-BY license. Not necessary, allows you to launch all sorts of search queries, and possibly to create a Linux game site with dynamic pages but unfortunately I do not have the time nor the skills for that. Documentation is included)
    Last update: 08/17/2019.
  • Filters and tags of this data base on Tellico: Filters and Tags
    (CC-BY license. Not necessary, perhaps usefull for you if you wan’t to create your own game site)
    Last update: 09/15/2020
  • Screenshots of games: Screenshots
    (If you want to fork this site for example, we provide below all the Screenshots of this site).
    Last update: 01/19/2019

Licenses of those screenshots:

  • For mines (screenshots with a border of window, when i have made a test of the game) : Do with it whatever you want”.
  • For others (Mod DB / Indie DB, Steam, Debian, authors of games) : keep on mind you make promotion of games. Even if some of this screenshots wouldn’t be free, i can’t imagine they complain about using their screenshots (99% of them had been created by authors of games themselves).

Some games or tools difficult to find elsewhere:

(Nothing to see with The Linux Games Book, it’s just for some safeguarding of the software heritage)