|This article relies on references to primary sources. (June 2010)|
A game of Gnomines
|Type||Personal computer game|
|License||GNU General Public License|
Gnomine (or Mines) is clone minesweeper game for GNOME is licensed under the GPL as part of GNOME Games. The game was written in C by Pista and it was later improved by face artwork made by tigert. The faces are written in SVG and they are used to demonstrate the state of the game.
The game's premise is that the player has to locate mines floating in an ocean.
Gnomine can provide hints, but doing so adds 10 seconds to the time per hint. Using hints to solve a beginner level puzzle will often take three minutes or longer. The algorithm behind the hint function gets the layout of all of the squares and if they aren't empty it performs the move that is the most revealing.