ggz(7) GGZ Gaming Zone ggz(7)
ggz - The GGZ Gaming Zone
The GGZ Gaming Zone is a standards-conforming online gaming infrastructure which provides
many applications and games to people who like to play on the internet or in local net-
There isn't a single executable named ggz, instead a multitude of programs is available to
the user, and even more which operate on the system level or are used by developers and
administrators. Users will most likely want to connect to a GGZ server on the internet,
such as ggz://live.ggzgamingzone.org, to play games against other people. Core clients
are used to perform this task.
Games are usually launched by the GGZ server, with corresponding game clients running on
the user's desktop. Plenty of games are available for GGZ, most of them coming from the
GGZ project itself but several independent game projects do now provide GGZ support.
While some GGZ game clients are suited for online gaming only, others also run locally
like normal games happen to do. Those will be found in the desktop's application menu.
GGZ applications, tools, and the games which provide single player mode.
GGZ game client and server libraries.
Data files for game clients and servers.
GGZ Design Document and Protocol Reference, available at http://www.ggzgaming-
GGZ Client-Client Protocol Reference, available at http://www.ggzgaming-
GGZ Server-Server Protocol Reference, available at http://www.ggzgaming-
Freedesktop.org specifications for desktop integration of games and applications, more
information at http://www.freedesktop.org/
File Hierarchy Standard for unix-derived operating systems, at http://www.path-
ggz_h(3), ggzcore_h(3), ggzmod_h(3), libggz(3), libggzcore(3), libggzmod(3),
attributes(5), ggz.modules(5), gnome-interfaces(5), ggz(6), ggz-config(6)
GGZ Gaming Zone:
The GGZ Development Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Last edited by Michal Pryc, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2008.
The GGZ Development Team 0.0.14 ggz(7)