Oh yea I guess my info log was from a previous launch. I've reproduced what you have (deleting the games folder and then launching) works fine..
What version of mono do you have?
I was actually in the middle of deleting each individual file / folder and trying to run it each time lol. Was about 10 files in and I refreshed and just saw your post.
du -sh games/
I guess it depends on your internet, but I have 1gbps connection so it isn't much to DL each time I play, but it isn't great for the servers either.
Is there a way to get more debug from the game?
zerok> ls -thal games/
drwxrwxrwx 21 grats grats 4.0K Nov 22 22:56 ../
drwxrwxr-x 2 grats grats 4.0K Nov 22 22:55 ./
-rw-rw-r-- 1 grats grats 4.3K Nov 22 22:55 zerokBenchmark02.sdz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 grats grats 359M Nov 22 22:55 39d82368167c5ae54652065fe37d5445.sdz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 grats grats 2.3M Nov 22 22:54 seeker.sdz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 grats grats 179K Nov 22 22:54 quicktutorial.sdz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 grats grats 149M Nov 22 22:53 243da99b9f102a866c4b6c7bd4ce8ff1.sdz
Looks like all you need to delete is this specific file:
I tried each file individually and that one is all that is needed and the game boots fine