Defend the Earth from alien invaders in this unique 1950s style space shooter! It's the golden age of space exploration. As mankind begins to venture out into space, a mysterious alien armada appears and launches an all-out assault on the Earth. Space Command calls on its best pilot, Rick Rocket, to take the controls of the experimental X-01 rocket ship and repel the invaders. Join Rick on an epic adventure across the Milky Way as he tries to learn who the aliens are and why they attacked Earth! This story-driven shooter features a wide variety of creative mission styles (every level is different), over 30 different enemies that show real damage as they're hit (no silly, artificial health bars), and intense space battles between opposing fleets!
This is the official demo for The Adventures of Rick Rocket for Linux. This is version 1.1.1, released on March 8, 2012. After you download, unzip it. It contains a setup file that uses a graphical installer, and should work on nearly any distribution. The game and installer are both 32-bit; however, it will run on 64-bit distributions if you have the 32-bit libraries installed. On Ubuntu, for example, this means installing the ia32-libs package that is not installed by default. After installing, you can run the game using the desktop shortcut, from the system menu, or by typing "rickrocket" from the command line terminal. The game requires an OpenGL-compatible video card with an accelerated driver. You can play the game using a keyboard, joystick, or gamepad.