JGalaxian Addictive Space Shooter – How to Install JGalaxian on Ubuntu

JGalaxian is a free open source 2D space shooter game for Linux, Windows and Mac OS. JGalaxian is based on Java and is heavily influenced by the old fixed shooter arcade game Galaxian. In this game you need to control the Galaxy Starship to protect the planet from aliens. You need to fire and shoot down aliens and escape the alien dive bomb attacks. This is a fun and addictive game.

Install JGalaxian on Ubuntu

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

sudo snap install jgalaxian

If necessary, enter the Ubuntu user password during the installation. After installation, you can run JGalaxian in the terminal using the following command.


Game controls are simple and you can activate them with the click of a game window. Below are the keys to the game.

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Spacebar: Startp key: pauseq key: FinishLeft arrow: leftRight arrow: rightSpacebar: Fire

J Galaxian

You can also install from the native .deb package file. Download the file from the link below and save it in your download folder.

Download J Galaxian

In the terminal, run the following commands one at a time.

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

here “jgalaxian_1.1.0_amd64.debIs the name of the downloaded file.

sudo apt install -f

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