Extracted the game to:
16:00:57 ~/archive/games/reaper-0.98.2$ ./reaper
./reaper: error while loading shared libraries: libpng.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
yet libpng is installed. As root i checked:
16:05:59 ~# pacman -S libpng
:: libpng-1.2.14-1: is up to date. Upgrade anyway? [Y/n] n
I'm using Arch Linux. Not that it should matter?
Native games such at ut2004 and quake3 run sweet on my system so hardware shouldn't be a problem.