Another month and another fresh ranking for you. Into the new year and time for recap of the top 10 list of apps downloaded from the Ubuntu Software Centre last month!

Top 10 commercial apps

1 > TRAUMA

TRAUMA is a game that tells a story of a young woman who survives a car accident. Recovering at the hospital, she has dreams that shed light on different aspects of her identity – such as the way she deals with the loss of her parents. TRAUMA lets you experience those dreams in an interactive way, reminiscent of Point-and-Click Adventure Games.

2 > Fluendo DVD Player

Fluendo DVD Player is a software application specially designed to reproduce DVD on Linux/Unix platforms, which provides end users with high quality standards.

3 > Braid

Braid is a platform game in painterly style where you manipulate the flow of time to solve puzzles. Every puzzle in Braid is unique; there is no filler. Braid treats your time and attention as precious, and it does everything it can to give you a mind-expanding experience.

4 > Oil Rush (pre-order, beta access)

Oil Rush is a real-time naval strategy game based on group control. It combines the strategic challenge of a classical RTS with the sheer fun of Tower Defence. Fight the naval war between furious armies across the boundless waters of the post-apocalyptic world.

5 > Steel Storm: Burning Retribution

Steel Storm: Burning Retribution marks the return of top-down shooters with new twists. The game has score oriented competitive gameplay, and is designed for people who like fast paced action, hordes of smart enemies, destructible worlds and ground shaking explosions.

6 > World of Goo

Drag and drop living, squirming, talking globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins, and giant tongues. The millions of innocent goo balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo are curious to explore. But they don’t know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious. The most addicting and awe-inspiring puzzle game will set you on an adventure that you’ll never forget!

7 > Monster RPG 2

Monster RPG 2 is a fantasy quest that spans continents and worlds and lets you take a simple villager and develop her into a hero with the power to save her world. The next instalment in the classic Monster RPG series, Monster RPG 2 is a turn-based role-playing game with great variety of plot twists, secrets, and scenery.

8 > The Clockwork Man: The Hidden World

Explore a Victorian era filled with wondrous contraptions and fascinating machinery. Embark on a steam-powered, rollercoaster journey through land, air, and water in this unique Hidden Object Adventure! Miranda and Sprocket are back! Join them in their new adventures and discover the Hidden World, a land lost in time and glimpsed through legends.

9 > Uplink

You play an Uplink Agent who makes a living by performing jobs for major corporations. Your tasks involve hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, or framing innocent people. You use the money you earn to upgrade your computer systems, and to buy new software and tools. As your experience level increases you find more dangerous and profitable missions become available.

10 > Memory Owl

Memory Owl is a unique, dynamic game that uses physics engine and adds multiple hurdles and helpers to spice up the classic game of finding pairs of pictures. It’s suitable for all ages – even children as young as 4 years will find it amusing (especially on easy diffuculty setting). Find all pairs before they drawn in the rising water or are pushed out of screen by fish.

Top 10 free apps

1 > Ryzom

Ryzom, one of the best role playing Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the moment (MMORPG), is set more than 2000 years in the future, on a living, evolving world: beautiful Atys!

2 > Crossover Games

Play Windows games like World of Warcraft on Ubuntu! CrossOver Games (Ubuntu Edition) makes it possible to play Windows games such as World of Warcraft and many others. CrossOver Games is built on the latest versions of Wine, based on contributions from both CodeWeavers and the open-source Wine community. CrossOver Games aims to bring you the latest, greatest, bleeding edge improvements in Wine technology.

3 > Vendetta Online

Vendetta Online is a 3D space combat MMORPG. This MMO permits thousands of players to interact as the pilots of spaceships in a vast universe. Users may build their characters in any direction they desire, becoming rich captains of industry, military heroes, or outlaws.

4 > CrossOver Pro (Trial)

CrossOver Linux allows you to install many popular Windows productivity applications, plugins and games in Linux. You can think of it as an emulator, but it’s different, because there’s no Windows OS license required. Your applications integrate seamlessly with your GNOME or KDE environment. It’s like running Windows on your Linux machine, but without Windows.

5 > Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle is a free, independent, monthly magazine dedicated to the Ubuntu family of Linux operating systems. Each month, it contains helpful how-to articles and reader submitted stories. Full Circle also features a companion podcast, the Full Circle Podcast, which covers the magazine along with other news of interest.

6 > CrossOver Standard (Trial)

CrossOver Linux allows you to install many popular Windows productivity applications, plugins and games in Linux. You can think of it as an emulator, but it’s different, because there’s no Windows OS license required. Your applications integrate seamlessly with your GNOME or KDE environment. It’s like running Windows on your Linux machine, but without Windows.

7 > Wunderlist

Free cloud-sync task manager, helps sharing your To-Do lists with friends and colleagues. Manage your to-dos and synchronize them with your free Wunderlist account. View and modify your tasks on Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android and the Web. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide use Wunderlist everyday. Wunderlist – your tasks anywhere, anytime.

8 > Tribal Trouble 2

Tribal Trouble 2 is a browser-based RTS game that takes place in the zany age of the Vikings. You are the Chief of a Viking tribe and are responsible for making a name for yourself by conquest and skill.

9 > Magic 8 Ball

Ask the Magic Eight Ball and get an answer to your question. If you’re looking for advice or fancy some fortune-telling, the ball will always listen to you and deliver, though it might not be what you expect!

10 > Clipardo (demo)

This program enables you to find clipart pictures by a hand-drawn sketch. It can be of service when looking for clipart for your presentations, mind maps, posters, charts, web-design, even programs.

Notes:

  • The lists of top 10 app downloads includes only those applications submitted through My Apps on the Ubuntu App Developer Site. For more information about of usage of other applications in the Ubuntu archive, check out the Ubuntu Popularity Contest statistics.
  • The top 10 free apps list contains gratis applications that are distributed under different types of licence, some of which might not be open source. For detailed licence information, please check each application’s description in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

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  • http://www.lebspy.com Cynthia

    wow thanks alot man. im really going to purchase some apps in a few days.

  • mmiicc

    I’ve just installed Clipardo DEMO and after couple minutes of playing with it, I bought full version. I wish more apps had demo versions to try them out. BTW your link for Clipardo demo points to full version.

    • https://login.ubuntu.com/+id/CCLBxte David Planella

      Fixed link now, thanks for the heads up!

  • Shaun

    Great list. Thanks for the heads up on CrossOver games, I didn’t know it was now free.

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  • Valentin

    Why the separation?

    Oh and where are the numbers? Show us the numbers maybe you made a mistake :P .

  • asmerito

    As we can see, Linux need killer games asap …

  • http://www.steel-storm.com/ motorsep

    New game for Linux is shaping up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Finh7CFeQFs&hd=1

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  • http://neverfriday.com/ Rudolf Olah

    How many of these are free/open-source? Which licenses are they under?

    • https://login.ubuntu.com/+id/CCLBxte David Planella

      @ Rudolf: the top 10 free apps list contains gratis applications that are distributed under different types of licence, some of which might not be open source. For detailed licence information, please check each applications description in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

  • Nickolai Leschov

    Can I see number of downloads for commercial apps?

  • http://blog.sudobits.com Ramesh Jha

    Vow! Glad to see that now users are enjoying games on Ubuntu/Linux.