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LGP Porting Jets 'n' Guns To Linux

Gaming

Published on 10 October 2008 07:30 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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X3: Reunion that was announced in January of 2007 as coming to Linux is still being ported (since the last update there have been about another eight beta releases) and Bandits: Phoenix Rising is another game that's being worked on for Linux. Sacred: Gold is also another title in development by LGP and finally their fourth title under development has been Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy, but there hasn't been much progress made on that front in quite some time. While it seems their development resources are stretched, Linux Game Publishing has announced another project. LGP will be porting Jets 'n' Guns to Linux.

Jets 'n' Guns is a 2D side-scrolling arcade-like shooting game. It was originally released for Windows back in 2004 and then for Mac OS X in 2006. More information about the game-play can be found on the game's web-site. This game was developed by a game studio known as RakeInGrass.

On the LGP product page the release date is said to be December 1, 2008. That's less than two months away and it hasn't even entered beta. Quite frankly with X3: Reunion running more than a year behind and all of these other titles being ported to Linux by a few LGP developers, it will be surprising if this release schedule is met. More than likely it will turn into an H1'09 release. We'd suspect this game will also include LGP's game copy protection scheme. The price set for this game is £15.00, or about $25 USD.

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