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    "Greetings Fellow Linux Gamers
    February 4th, 2012 by clivecrous
    Firstly, I absolutely have to thank Michael for all the years of hard work heís put into making Linux Game Publishing what it is today. Without Michaelís years of dedication so much of what is Linux Gaming as we know it today simply wouldnít exist. Itís on his shoulders that I find myself standing, far from attempting to fill those shoes.

    As Michael mentioned, Iíve been involved in Linux gaming for many many years, sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly. Games have always been a passion of mine and working on and with them possibly more so. Iím so excited to be at the helm of a company that Iíve loved for so very long and a company whose future Iím certain is bright.

    Iíve delayed posting this greeting message for a few days, because one of the most common remarks I have noticed since Michael and I began discussing this transition is that LGP hasnít given enough feedback to the community. I wanted to see the responses to Michaelís resignation and of course the announcement of my arrival so that I can answer questions I saw being posted on various forums, news sites and this very blog.

    I have great plans for Linux Game Publishing. Since some of them coincide with queries that people have posed either directly to me in our IRC channel or in comments online, I will respond to them now:-

    Regarding Michael: He is not disappearing completely, but will be working with me for some time in an advisory capacity Ė his knowledge and experience in the Linux gaming world is unparalleled as Iím sure youíd all agree. As well as working with me, Michael will occasionally be contributing to new and old titles. Linux games are still a huge passion of his and I donít think weíd be able to keep him away from the code, even if we were crazy enough to want to

    Digital distribution channels: This medium certainly has a strong future and is only going to grow. I personally have accounts at online stores such as Steam, GOG, Desura, Gamerís Gate, Gameolith and others. Expanding digital distribution is definitely a priority for me. I have already had tentative discussions, begun setting up and getting ready to distribute through a few big names in Linux digital distribution.

    Our current shipping of physical CDs and DVDs: Weíve admittedly had problems with this and itís something Iíve been working on in the background since Michael and I started having discussions around his handover. Once our new distribution channels are in place, those of you that have seen delays in delivery shouldnít ever experience that again.

    Weíre going through a period of transition at the moment and as much as Iíd love everything to happen ďright nowĒ, thereís a lot of work to be done. Iím very aware that there are unhappy people out there Ė you are my primary focus right now. Linux Game Publishing is a great company, with massive potential and Iím truly excited to be a part of its history in the making.

    As for new games: Yes, we have some in the pipeline! With all that has happened, there have obviously been delays. We have two announced titles that everyone is aware of, namely Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy and Bandits: Phoenix Rising. Iím happy to say that there will be an announcement regarding one of them soon. There are also other unannounced titles weíre working on and Iím really looking forward to reaching the point where we can announce those to you.

    LGP has a strong team of great programmers, that have stood with Michael and worked with him through the years. Some have been around for a while and we also have some new faces. I am incredibly grateful to our team for the hard work that they have put in, contributing towards what we currently have and will be producing going forward.

    Keep a keen eye on us here at LGP, you wonít be disappointed

    Clive Crous
    CEO Ė Linux Game Publishing"