slingshot - simple 2D shooting strategy game set in space, with gravity

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename slingshot_0.9-2_all.deb
Package name slingshot
Package version 0.9
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category game::strategy games hardware::input:keyboard implemented-in::python interface::graphical interface::x11 network::client network::server role::program uitoolkit::sdl use::gameplaying x11::application
License -
Maintainer Python Applications Packaging Team <>
Download size 1.77 MB
Installed size 1.88 MB
Slingshot is a two dimensional, turn based simulation-strategy game
set in the gravity fields of several planets. It is a highly
addictive game, and never the same from round to round due to its
randomly generated playing fields.
It is a deceptively simple game, the goal is to shoot the other
spacecraft through the field of planets, but their gravity makes it
tricky. The effects of the gravity mean that although it is easy to
learn how to play, and to enjoy playing, it could take a lifetime to
thoroughly master.


Package Version Architecture Repository
slingshot_0.9-2_all.deb 0.9 all Debian Main
slingshot - - -


Name Value
fonts-freefont-ttf -
python-pygame >= 1.7.1
python:any >= 2.6.6-7~


Type URL
Binary Package slingshot_0.9-2_all.deb
Source Package slingshot

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install slingshot deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install slingshot




2016-12-27 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
slingshot (0.9-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
[ Jakub Wilk ]
* Use canonical URIs for Vcs-* fields.
* Remove DM-Upload-Allowed; it's no longer used by the archive
[ Ryan Kavanagh ]
* Switch myself to uploaders and make PAPT the maintainer
* Bump standards version to 3.9.6
* Bump debhelper version to >= 9
* Bump compat level to 9 
* Update watch file to no longer use githubredir
* Make canonical URIs for Vcs-* fields secure
* Add a Keywords entry to slingshot.desktop, 02_keywords.diff
* Update the author email address in main menu, 03_author.diff
[ Petter Reinholdtsen ]
* Updated symlink location to FreeSansBold.ttf, introduced
dependency on fonts-freefont-ttf, where FreeSansBold.ttf now
resides (Closes: #758623).  Patches from Christian Biamont and
2011-10-30 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
slingshot (0.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- Allows fullscreen mode. (Closes: #588472)
- Updated copyright file
- Drop debian/slingshot{.{xpm,desktop},-launcher} since they're included
- Update homepage / download location in control / copyright
- Change default installation location (01_games_path.diff)
* Bump standards version
* Switch from CDBS to dh
* Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt)
* Drop dependency on ttf-freefont, FreeSansBold.ttf is already provided by
- Add override for package-contains-broken-symlink
* Build dependency on python-support no longer needed, dropped
* Move python from Build-Dep-Indep to Build-Dep since it's needed for clean
* Bump python build-dep version from (>= 2.6) to (>= 2.6.6-3~) for dh's
--with python2 support
* Fix watch file
* Turn on DM-Upload-Allowed
2010-03-20 - Python Applications Packaging Team <>
slingshot (0.8.1p-4) unstable; urgency=low
[ Charlie Smotherman ]
* Changed XS-Python-Version: 2.5 to >=2.5 so slingshot will build and install
using python2.6.
[ Jakub Wilk ]
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.4 (no changes needed)
2009-07-03 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
slingshot (0.8.1p-3) unstable; urgency=low
* No longer including backslashes in Depends/Build-Depends. (Closes: #535310)
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.2 (no changes needed)
2009-03-14 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
slingshot (0.8.1p-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sandro Tosi]
* debian/control
- switch Vcs-Browser field to viewsvn
- bump Standards-Version to 3.8.1 (no changes needed)
[ Ryan Kavanagh ]
* Applied patch from Gabriel Ruiz for missing menu entry, (Closes: #511647)
- Installs XPM icon
- Installs desktop file to /usr/share/applications instead of
/usr/share/games/applications (update dirs and rules)
* Updated slingshot.desktop to have slingshot.xpm as icon
* Prefixed ``Copyright '' to the occurences of '(C)' where lacking in the
copyright file.
* Updated the path to the GPL (GPL-2 instead of symlink) in copyright file.
* Specified the version of the GPL for the packaging in the copyright file.
* Install a link to FreeSansBold.ttf from ttf-freefont instead of installing
it ourselves. Also updated the Depends to include ttf-freefont.
* Renamed debian/menu to debian/ so that the
magic can do its thing and install / update the menu.
* Dropped debian/pycompat (No longer required) and debian/pyversions
(made redundant by XS-Python-Version in debian/control)
* Updated slingshot-launcher with comments explaining the logic behind it.
2008-06-19 - Ryan Kavanagh <>
slingshot (0.8.1p-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #485522)
* Created a desktop file

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