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    Phoronix: Sacred Gold On Linux Has Gone Gold

    It took longer than expected, but Linux Game Publishing is now prepared to ship Sacred Gold. The description of this game is below.In his fortress of Shaddar-Nur, the necromancer Shaddar, a pariah of the Band of Mages from Mystdale Castle, plans his triumphant return to the world of Ancaria...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzEyMQ

  • #2
    This looks like quite an interesting and well developed game. $38 (27) is a hell of a deal too.

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    • #3
      Just a side note, Jets N Guns is done, I got it for Linux last week. Really, really fun SHMUP.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GreatWalrus View Post
        This looks like quite an interesting and well developed game. $38 (27) is a hell of a deal too.
        Yes it's interesting.
        No, it's not well developed (netcode sucks).
        $38 for such an old game is really hell.

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        • #5
          why would i buy this when the Good Old Games version comes:
          > with no DRM
          > at a price of $9.99

          don't get me wrong, i love that they have done this, but where is the value?

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          • #6
            Really good, not the game, but the coming of Linux version of games.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Odin View Post
              $38 for such an old game is really hell.
              Considering that it's a NEW game on Linux...

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              • #8
                Anyway Financing LGP is not a bad idea.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by R3MF View Post
                  don't get me wrong, i love that they have done this, but where is the value?
                  The GoG version is a WINDOWS version and you're buying it as such.

                  Each time you do something along those lines you send a message to the studios and publishers that you actually WANT to buy WINDOWS titles.

                  Seriously.

                  I'm not going to twist people's arms to go and buy it (partly because I've a relationship with LGP (Indicated by the tag on my handle here...)) but in the same breath, I'd be disinclined to give the wrong message just because "it's cheaper".

                  One of the things everyone has to realize is that as long as you keep equating what is a new title on Linux with "an old title", which might be the case on Windows, you're going to be waiting a LONG time for Linux specific titles unless they're indie stuff like Caster.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                    unless they're indie stuff like Caster.
                    Indie games is where it's at anyway, a lot of mainstream games are boring. Just the same old brown coloured shooters with a mediocre story line that cost ~30 for 10-15 hours of so called fun.

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                    • #11
                      Don't get me wrong, publishing games for Linux is an important step for the spreading of this operating system, but if I buy ~4 of that games I can already afford a copy of windows (from the financial point of view! no ideology or disposition included :P).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Odin View Post
                        Don't get me wrong, publishing games for Linux is an important step for the spreading of this operating system, but if I buy ~4 of that games I can already afford a copy of windows (from the financial point of view! no ideology or disposition included :P).
                        Sure, you can afford a copy of Windows... But...would you WANT the narfy thing?

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                        • #13
                          I'm buying it. Will be the first linux game I've purchased since the Loki days.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                            Sure, you can afford a copy of Windows... But...would you WANT the narfy thing?
                            Lol. NARF!

                            Might I dare say that since you're paying a metric ton for Windows, and Linux is free*.

                            Given the cost of these OS systems, I'd say the cost of the game is worth it. You're getting someone that'll actually support the game, work on future systems (to a point), and you'll be sending a statement that will make companies say "HEY! Linux is getting a great game base going! Let's develop for it!"

                            * Free as in you don't need to pay to use it. A few compaies (Fedora/Mandriva) charge you for troubleshooting or for service support. You do find those great systems that break the mold though.

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                            • #15
                              I said "from the financial point of view! no ideology or disposition included :P", please keep that in mind.

                              If for example Empire: Total War would be ported, I wouldn't hesitate and buy it.

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