ThinkTanks Released

May 5th, 2003 by Alkini

Joe Maruschak from BraveTree wrote in to announce that their new game ThinkTanks(screenshots)has been released. ThinkTanks is a light-hearted tank combat game inwhich you can play both single-player mode and multiplayer over the Internet. An interesting note from the email:

…[T]his game shipped first on Mac (Aptil 25th), is now shipping forLinux, and has not yet shipped for Windows users (it will this Friday). Thiswill give the linux crowd some time to get some practice in so they can kickbutt when the windows users starting coming in on Friday.

The full version is selling for $19.95.

ThinkTanks demo downloads: @ GarageGames
Local mirror: @ 3D Downloads/ LinuxGames

20 Responses to “ThinkTanks Released”

  1. Anonymous Says:


  2. Anonymous Says:

    I hope that they won’t be deceived for releasing this game to Linux.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Was it fun, but dont play it over net with 56k! Of the 3 games they have ported to Linux, this one is my favorite. It would be cool if there was an artilery class for team games, where it always has area damage, fires far and slow move/armor, but maybe it is the simplicity of the game that makes it fun, (more guns != better game) afterall.
    Now soon as finals are over in 3 days I plan to buy this.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I will have to buy this one, Marble blast was good.

  5. zborgerd Says:

    No go for Kyro 2 boards. This, just as with Orbz2 and Realmwars, will not run. I believe it is a terrain engine issue. Perhaps it’s looking for a hardware T&L unit?

  6. Anonymous Says:

    but why do all the Torque based games insist on launching koncurour instead of the system default browser?

    I don’t run KDE, and I don’t like that it starts up like 37 processes just to display a stupid HTML window it could have used my already-running mozilla to show.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    While the Linux game market isn’t as good as Apple’s yet, I’m really quite pleased to see the recent influx of games. I still want C&C: Generals, but I think I’ll be waiting a little longer for that…


  8. theoddone33 Says:

    It started a browser on exit. Apparently Garagegames has bought into the idea that the best way to market something is to annoy the crap out of people. Screw it, this is an instant delete.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    I hope that “Linux users” will not ask GarageGames to release free Linux binaries for Windows client as it was for Tribes 2, knowing the Linux version was to be released before the Windows version….

  10. Anonymous Says:

    The demo was fun, blatting around off hills firing madly at crowds of tanks. I’ll probably get the full game in a few days.

    Hope it comes with a help file, I’ve yet to figure out how to repair the tank. The help file caused a segmentation fault. Doh.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Some of you need to chill out!
    Come on its not as if you just paid £60 for the game, its only $15, and for the price, its a great little fun game,
    even if the aiming is a bit weird, I bought it (like all GG other Linux games, they are all meant as quick fun, not a real indepth games)

    If all the trolls on LG put their brains together and release a game, I’m sure it would be great!, we could then roast it, without playing it ;)

  12. Anonymous Says:

    how do I install the game?

    I have tryed with sh and ./ and just clicking on the file in Konqueror

    hope someone can help me

  13. rafaMEX Says:

    yes, it opens konqueror on exit.
    and the gameplay suck, a game wannabe old-battlezone-quake hybrid but fails at both, so 2 points into “instant delete”

  14. johnq Says:

    I want to try to improve the game’s support for non-NVIDIA/ATI based video cards. If you have a card that doesn’t render the game properly (or crashes when you load a level etc), please send me email and I will try to work with you to fix it.

    This also applies to Orbz and Marble Blast.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    I don’t really like it, if it were what I initially thought it was (a 3d version of artillery) then I’d probably have been thrilled, but this, I just dont like it.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    I know it was mentioned one time that there had been a (beta) patch for JA2 for Linux. I recently bought a copy, and was hoping someone could point me towards the patch.

    Mathieu, would you care to enlighten me? Also, what’s the current status of Tribsoft, dead or comatose?


  17. Anonymous Says:

    This is a fun game and for $15 it’s better than a lot of Windows games for $50. Thank’s GG, keep up the good work!

  18. drig Says:

    I really liked this game. No one can blame them for adding an advertisement to the demo.

    Intel 815 chipset. Works fine, except for one small texturing bug which I’ve seen in other (non-GG) games.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    Think Tanks is a really great game when you want to just take a break for an hour. It’s a no brainer to play yet it’s challenging and fun. The online Scrum games can be hilariously fun when everyone is huddled around the scrum goal fighting over the ball.

    Think Tanks hasn’t replaced any of my other mmo games; but it is a great complement that I can use to take a quick/fun break from the sometimes intense and exhausting sessions that other games can provide.

  20. htaccess Says:

    For some reason I keep going back to the demo and playing it online, Its pretty fun and runs well on my fairly old hardware.

    If I keep this up Im gonna wind up buying it.

    You know what the torque engine is preyy cool – i recon someone should try do a myth2 style multiplayer game with this engine – myth2 mutliplayer was one of the best games ever, and was kinda unique. The landscape in thinktanks reminds me of some of the levels from myth2. I recon it would make a great engine for a game like this – there was also a good ww2 mod for myth2 – a game like it would also work well on the torque engine.

    Think 2 squads, playing on a thinktanks level, with the players about 2 thirds the size of the current tanks, and fairly slow moving with weapons of different ranges and perhaps vehicles like jeeps, and maybe bunkers and mines and barbed wire etc. and morters!

    or fantasy like myth2

    actually im gonna buy thinktanks – because:

    1 its pretty good in its own right
    2 it will encourage more torque engine games, and perhaps someone will do a myth2 style one!

    it looks like the bug that used to crash galeon when i visited linuxgames in mandrake 9.0 is fixed in rh9 :)

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