Black Lives Matter For Linux
Black Lives Matter For Linux is a exclusive original LinuxReviews-produced game that will turn your screen black for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in solidarity with the Marxist #blacklivesmatter movement. Our simple C implementation uses OpenGL to create a fine black screen. We are also offering a three line shell script implementation. The Windows version of this game available in the Steam store is a commercial product that is only available at a price. Our versions are free as in free software. Please enjoy.
written by 윤채경 (Yoon Chae-kyung). published 2020-07-24 - last edited 2020-07-25
This "game" will create a fine black screen and show it to you for exactly eight minutes and forty six seconds in solidarity with drug addict George Floyd who, sadly, died in police custody after being held on the ground with a knee on his neck for that long.
The "Black Lives Matter" video game(?), available from the Steam store at $0.92 or 0,79€, is only available for the Windows platform. There is no Linux version. We decided to do something about that even though the "Black Lives Matter" game is not a very exciting game and it has mostly received very negative reviews on steam:
We decided to re-implement this game using OpenGL and we are offering it to you as free software.
We proudly present to you the GNU/Linux version of the "Black Lives Matter" game:
You can compile this fine game, if you save it to a
blacklivesmatter.c file and you have gcc and the freeglut headers (
freeglut-devel) installed, by using this very fine command:
gcc -lGL -lglut -o blacklivesmatter blacklivesmatter.c
You can now run and enjoy the "game"(?) with
The game will, as mentioned, turn your screen black for eight minutes and 46 seconds. This is what you can expect to see:
The Black Lives Matter For Linux game will show you a black square like this one for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
We have implemented a cheat in our version of the game: You can press space or esc to quit if you get impatient before the 526000 ms it waits until it exists are up.
We have made a binary with the OpenGL C implementation (which includes the source) available for your enjoyment:
- Blacklivesmatter.tar.bz2 (4681 bytes)
We can, additionally, offer you this very fine shell script implementation:
The shell script implementation does not need to be compiled. You can simply copy-paste that into a file called
blacklivesmatter.sh and make it executable with
chmod u+x blacklivesmatter.sh and run it with
You can donate using PayPal or digital currencies if you, for some reason we can't phantom, enjoyed playing this "game".