Current status and general info
The goal of this page is to seek people who are interested to improve the state of games on Debian. Main place for games packaging happens within the [http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-games/ Debian Games Team], on the official [http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-games/ debian-games mailing lists], and the [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-games-devel/ bugs and development list] on alioth.
The [http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-games/ debian-devel-games] mailing list is a place for general games development discussions and contact with users, while the [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-games-devel/ development list] is the place for discussions about games' bugs and packages.
Debian Games official ["IRC"] channel is #debian-games on irc.debian.org (OFTC).
Informations for users
If you run unstable, you can install goplay, which is a nice frontend to install games. It has nice screenshots, which give a good impression of the games.
People doing games packaging might find more useful information on the Games/Development page.
Informations for sponsors
Debian Developers will find information at the Games/Sponsors page.
Informations for developers and prospective team members
People who want to see some games in Debian should look at Games/Suggested and submit a request for package ([http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/requested RFP]) [http://bugs.debian.org bug report] against the [http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/ wnpp meta package].
Debtags was considered and Enrico Zini is open to new tags addition.
So using debtags, is a way to install cool games without looking at everything in the 'games' category which includes fortunes, bb etc. (which is cool also but maybe inappropriate
Players often want to start game servers temporarily; some games have a GUI option but an init.d frontend with parameters to allow non-root start/stop (i.e. not using var...) would be desired.