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GNOME Mines 3.12
Developer(s)The GNOME Project
Stable release3.38.1[1] (8 October 2020; 46 days ago (2020-10-08)) [±]
Preview release3.37.92[2] (13 September 2020; 2 months ago (2020-09-13)) [±]
Written inVala
LicenseGNU General Public License

GNOME Mines (formerly known as Gnomine) is minesweeper clone for GNOME is licensed under the GPL as part of GNOME Games.[3] The game was written in C by Pista and subsequently ported to Vala. It was later improved by face artwork made by tigert. The faces are written in SVG and they are used to demonstrate the state of the game.


The game's premise is that the player has to locate mines floating in an ocean.

GNOME Mines can provide hints, but doing so adds 10 seconds to the time per hint. Using hints to solve a beginner level puzzle will often take three minutes or longer. The algorithm behind the hint function gets the layout of all of the squares and if they aren't empty it performs the move that is the most revealing.


  1. ^ Catanzaro, Michael (8 October 2020). "GNOME 3.38.1". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  2. ^ Jardón, Javier (13 September 2020). "GNOME 3.37.92 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  3. ^ GNOME Games page at
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