A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

The all-new 3x0ng features the return of 2x0ng's colorful graphics and bouncing, brick-busting Squareball, in a mashup of 8-bit soccer/hockey/pong games. One or two players will struggle for control of the ball as you attempt to break through the bricks surrounding your enemy's fortress and kick the ball into the goal, all while defending your own fortress! With one USB gamepad connected, play versus the computer; with two gamepads, play versus a friend.

May 1, 2016 UPDATED: Another Bugfix! version 1.94a released.

Supports keyboard and/or USB gamepad in netplay mode. At least one USB gamepad is required for local multiplayer.

Still not convinced? Try watching the video: David versus A.I. match

I love your feedback, comments, and critiques! Please report bugs and other issues to me at dto@xelf.me

Install instructions

  • This game is not compatible with DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on Windows, and will crash unless DEP is disabled for 3x0ng.exe. (It isn't necessary to disable it system-wide. See Microsoft's notes on configuring DEP.)
  • Linux users will need to have installed the SDL 1.2 libraries for IMAGE, MIXER, GFX, TTF. If you get a console error about SDL-GFX, try choosing the CONTINUE option and the game should run. (I am working on a fix for this.)
  • You must plug in any USB gamepad(s) before starting the game, or else it/they will not be recognized.
  • Press Escape to setup your controller(s).
  • Press Page Down to reset the game.
  • Press Page Up to select a gameplay variation.
  • Press Control Q to quit.
  • Press Control M to turn music on/off.
  • Notes for Mac OSX users: Extract the app from the .TAR.GZ archive, and open the app. You may see a message about 3x0ng being from an "Unidentified Developer". Select "Open" again, and your preference will be saved. (You may wish to read Apple's notes on configuring Gatekeeper). To read the copyright information files referred to on the title screen, right-click to open the app's context menu, and choose "Show Package Contents." (Or, use the Finder's "Go To Folder" function by pressing Command-Shift-G, and open the app.) Inside the subfolder "Contents" you will find the text file COPYING and the Licenses subfolder.


3x0ng-windows-1.94a.zip (34 MB)
3x0ng-linux-1.94a.tar.gz (34 MB)
3x0ng-1.92b.dmg (35 MB)