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This wiki page contains text copied from the English Wikipedia article Liquid War, revision date 2 May 2009. A list of English Wikipedia Liquid War article authors can be seen here.

About Liquid War

Liquid War is a unique multiplayer action game. Gameplay takes place on a 2D battlefield, usually with some obstacles. Each player (2 to 6, computer or human) has an army of particles and a cursor. The objective of the game is to assimilate all enemy particles. The players can only move their cursors and cannot directly control the particles. Each particle follows the shortest path around the obstacles to its team's cursor. A player may have up to several thousands particles at a time, giving the collection of particles a look of a liquid blob. When a particle moves into a particle from a different team, it will fight and if the opponent particle fails to fight back (it is not moving in the opposite direction) it will eventually be assimilated by its attacker. As particles cannot die but only change teams the total number of particles on the map remains constant. Since a particle can only fight in one direction at a time (towards its team's cursor), a player that surrounds its opponents will have a distinct advantage. The game ends when one player controls all of the particles or when the time runs out. When the time runs out the player with the most particles wins.

Liquid War (click on picture to enlarge it)
Liquid War in play with six teams.
On the right is an information bar
showing the relative size of the
armies and a clock showing the
time until the game expires.

License of picture: GNU GPL.

The are multiple maps which affect the obstacles in the battlefield. These obstacles may affect the strategies of the game.

Liquid War is a multiplayer game and can be played by up to 6 people on one computer, or over the Internet or a LAN. A single player mode is available in which the opponents are controlled by the computer. The computer AI's "strategy" is to constantly choose a random point in the enemy and move its cursor to it.


To install Liquid War (version 5.6.3), open a terminal and type:

 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install liquidwar

Let the installation process take place, and once it's done you should be able to find Liquid War:

Alternatively you can type


in a terminal and get it up and running that way.

Play the game (a quick set up guide)

This explains how you very fast can set up a match against the computer:

  1. Launch Liquid War.
  2. Press "Play".

Have fun! =)


Documentation/LiquidWar (last edited 2013-09-05 19:06:08 by samgee2)