A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Defend and protect your village from invading Viking pillagers! Match 3 or more tiles / runes to gain unit spawns, heal units, arrows, and village defense repairs. Magical Rune tiles devastate the game board and grant you extra points.

See your score, upcoming tile swappers and available tools to the right of the game board.


GameShell SNES Layout:

Arrows - move tile swapper

A - swap tiles

B - spawn units

X - arrow barrage

Y - repair village

Menu - pause game

Install instructions

Clockwork GameShell:

  1. Unzip Ruine.zip
  2. Transfer unzipped contents to the GameShell
  3. Place in ~/app/Menu or a sub-directory
  4. Reload UI
  • Notes: The folder must remain named Ruine inside ~/app/Menu. It can also be named with a prefix for custom sorting. E.g. 01_Ruine.

Windows :

  1. Download the .zip for your system (32 or 64 bit)
  2. Unzip the downloaded .zip file
  3. Run the executable


  1. Download the .zip for your system (32 or 64 bit)
  2. Unzip the downloaded .zip file
  3. Execute the provided .sh script (Game must be run from the executable's directory otherwise it cannot find the assets or config. The .sh script covers this)


Ruine-GameShell.zip 4 MB
Ruine-Linux64.zip 4 MB
Ruine-Linux32.zip 4 MB
Ruine-Win64.zip 6 MB
Ruine-Win32.zip 6 MB


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hi, I have a gameshell (V0.3 linux core) and I have followed you tutorial. The game appears in the menu with the icon but when I launch it, I come back to the menu. What I am doing wrong ? Thanks in advance.

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Is there anything in the gameshell log? SSH into the device and check /tmp/x.log

You can watch the log while running the game by running 'tail -f /tmp/x.log'

The only thing the game requires is SDL2, SDL2_ttf and SDL2_mixer, which should be installed on the gameshell by default. I've tested on v0.3 and v0.4 and should work fine.

Let me know if the logs have any errors.

UPDATE: I just flashed a fresh sd card with v0.3 and put the game on it and it ran perfectly. I will need the logs to assist. Thanks.

/home/cpi/apps/Menu/Ruine/Ruine.sh: line 2: ./Ruine: Permission denied

That is what I have found. Can you help me ? Thanks in advance

The permissions must have gotten reset. SSH again and run the command 'chmod +x /home/cpi/apps/Menu/Ruine/Ruine'

By any chance did you unzip on a windows machine and then transfer? That might explain the permission issue. If so, I'll have to change the instructions to accomodate. Let me know, thanks!

You were right about unzip on a windows machine and thanks for the support and the solution. Have a nice day