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Fast Facts on Fangame


This template is to be used on articles about fangames. Place the following at the top of a page:

| title=
| screen=
| screenwidth=
| version=
| date=
| engine=
| credits=
| status=
| programming language=
| operating system=
| platform=
| modes=
| license=

All fields except screen are optional; please leave unused fields in place so that someone else can fill them in later.

If title is not specified, it will read the name of the page.

status can be set to "Planned", "Active", "Stalled", "Unmaintained", "Discontinued", "Abandonware", or anything else.

operating system can be, for example, "Windows XP and later", or be "Windows Vista and later", or be "BSD, Linux, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows", or be "Unix-like", or be anything else.

Only specify platform if necessary. If a game runs on anything which runs "Java" or "Adobe Flash", say so. Do not write vague platitudes like "cross-platform" unless the game runs on a huge list of platforms and the article lists them all.

modes can be either "Single-player" or "Single-player, multiplayer".

license can be "Proprietary commercial software", "Freeware", "Freeware with source code available", "Freeware with open-source code", "Open source including media", or similar. For a game to be open-source including its media, none of the graphics or other media may be ripped from Sega games.


The following example is for illustration purposes only and may not include up-to-date information. You need not update it for the sake of truth.

Open Sonic title screen.png
Open Sonic
Latest version: 0.1.3
Latest release date: February 16, 2010
Engine: Open Sonic
Credits: Alexandre Martins
Development status: Active
Written in: C
Operating system: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
Mode(s): Single-player
| title=''Open Sonic''
| screen=Open Sonic title screen.png
| screenwidth=
| version=0.1.3
| date=February 16, 2010
| engine=''Open Sonic''
| credits=Alexandre Martins
| status=Active
| programming language=C
| operating system=Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
| modes=Single-player
| license=