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Linux Tycoon: A Game Where You... Build A Distro

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Published on 02 April 2012 07:14 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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If first person shooters aren't your thing, you are not interested in Trine 2, or just too impatient waiting for Source games on Linux, there's a new Linux game that was released today: Linux Tycoon.

Linux Tycoon is an interesting game, for better or worse. Linux Tycoon is a game where you build your own Linux distribution. Yes, it's really a Linux distribution building simulation game. For this "game" you get to analyze and select software packages, fix bugs, manage volunteers and paid staff, and manage to keep your distribution at a reasonable size, among other tasks.

Linux Tycoon is being sold DRM-free for Linux and Mac OS X platforms for a price of $4 USD. If this game happens to interest you, more information is available at the Linux Tycoon web-site. Below is the e-mail sent into the Phoronix news box this morning from Bryan Lunduke, the game's lead (only?) developer.
Wouldn’t it be great if there were a video game that simulated the experience of building and managing a Linux Distribution?

That is a question that nobody on the planet has ever asked.

But they should have because, as it turns out, it’s a great basis for a game. And now that game exists.

Early this morning I announced the availability of Linux Tycoon.

The game in a nutshell:
In Linux Tycoon you build and manage your own Linux Distro… without actually building or managing your own Linux Distro. Basically take out the “work” and the “bug fixing” and the “programming” parts… and, wham-o!, you’ve got Linux Tycoon.

Some quick tidbits:
- Available for Linux and MacOS X (Windows version coming soon).
- DRM free.
- Only costs $4.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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