JGalaxian Addictive Space Shooter Game – How to Install JGalaxian on Ubuntu

JGalaxian is a free and open source 2D Space Shooter Game for Linux, Windows and MacOS. JGalaxian is based on java and it is heavily inspired by old fixed shooter arcade game Galaxian. In this game you need to control galaxy star ship to protect your planet from aliens. You need to fire and shoot down the alien and also escape from the alien divebomb attack. This is fun and addictive game.

JGalaxian Game

Install JGalaxian on Ubuntu

You can install JGalaxian via the snap package. Just open the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run the JGalaxian snap installation command. It will install the latest version of JGalaxian on your Ubuntu system.

sudo snap install jgalaxian

If needed enter your Ubuntu user password during the installation. After the installation you can run JGalaxian via the below command in terminal.


The game controls are simple, just click game window to activate the control. Below are the game keys.

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Space key: Start
p key: Pause
q key: Quit
left arrow: Left
right arrow: Right
Space key: Fire


You can also install it via the native .deb package file. Download the file from below link and save it on your Downloads folder.

Download JGalaxian

In your terminal run below commands one by one.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i jgalaxian_1.1.0_amd64.deb

Here “jgalaxian_1.1.0_amd64.deb” is the downloaded file name.

sudo apt install -f
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