During this Debian games party we plan to create screenshots for all the games in Debian, upload them to, have them approved and make them available to goplay.

Before the party, you will need to create a Debian sid install and give it a good network connection for installing games. To help out during the party, first visit the screenshots party web page and join the Debian games party IRC channel.

Browse the list of packages and select a package you are interested in. You will then be able to claim it via the web or IRC. Once you claim a package you'll be able to upload a screenshot, request removal of existing screenshots or release the package for others to work on. After a certain amount of time, other people will be able to claim the package from you, it is possible to extend your claim though. Claiming packages is meant to reduce duplication of effort so please try to use it.

If you see -data, -common or other packages in the list and they do not need screenshots, please ignore them.

If there are games packages missing from the list, please let the IRC channel know and one of the pkg-games people will add it to the list.

Please only submit screenshots from the versions in sid

Please read and follow the guidelines before contributing new screenshots. In addition, the following guidelines are useful for games screenshots:

All screenshot addition and removal requests will be approved or rejected by the admins of, probably during the party itself.


Decide on a date, time and duration.

Brainstorm requirements for the participants.

Brainstorm who is our target for attending this party.

Write press stuff and do advertising for our targets. Might want to get the Debian publicity/press folks involved here?

Prepare possible web-based tool to help us deal with package selection, claims and so on.

Fill out this page with useful information for participants.

Add the resulting screenshots to the thumbnails package afterwards or alter goplay to download images instead.


PaulWise volunteers to do admin during this period.

PaulWise is working on a Web 2.0 app using Django and jQuery.

Christoph Egger coded an IRC bot for the party.

Bas Wijnen coded an unfinished web CGI for the party.