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  • gbudny
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    Originally posted by dolo View Post
    A "company" that can't even produce a bearable looking home page, seems like a completely dead horse, promises vaporware and is a disgrace to the public image of Linux?
    Seriously? Alternative Games do not produce a bearable looking home page, but they are still porting games to Linux and OS X:

    http://alternativegames.net/


    "these old titles generally run fine already under Wine/CrossOver so they're not really bringing anything originally new to Linux"

    You can't buy Hyperspace Delivery Boy! for Windows.

    Candy cruncher, NingPo MahJong fo Windows/OS X are outdated.
    Last edited by gbudny; 18 July 2012, 03:26 PM.

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  • Larian
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    Originally posted by TobiSGD View Post
    You are right, the multi-billion dollar gaming market is simply irrelevant. So irrelevant that people funded a game-console project on Kickstarter with over 5 million dollars in the first ten days.
    Really irrelevant.
    I think what he's trying to say is that he's a troll. But on the off-chance that's not it, he's saying that both entertainment and art have no lasting value.

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  • Larian
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    Originally posted by dolo View Post
    Emm... why are we even talking about such a "company"?

    A "company" that can't even produce a bearable looking home page, seems like a completely dead horse, promises vaporware and is a disgrace to the public image of Linux? Ok sure, they did some stuff in the past but that was like EONS ago, somewhere in the stone age. They've done nothing since.

    The sooner LGP vanishes the better for everyone. I hope they never ever publish anything again. All the stories about "broken hdds" prove that they are either a) too amateurish to handle any porting and publishing at all or b) are blatantly lying. In either case no one should trust them or hope that they ever produce anything.

    Valve and Desura are currently the only somewhat credible parties that are able to assist Linux desktop becoming a reality. We still have a heap of crap to climb over (like getting rid of Xorg, finally working drivers, rid of horrible quality distro bundled tools that crash both in Fedora and Ubuntu etc.), but at least they are a good start.

    LGP, burn in hell

    This seems kind of poorly thought out to me. Why would you wish a game publishing company to explode? Personally I'd love to see LGP and any other publishers crank out quality titles every month or so, because, games.

    And what's all this I keep hearing about Xorg being crap? In the six years I've been using X11 I've always managed to get it to behave reasonably well in a desktop environment. Then again I'm not doing crazy stuff like trying to composite six e-ink displays as a monitor either. Sure, I get occasional windowing bugs, but I get that in Windows from time to time too.

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  • TobiSGD
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    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    Games have no relevance, hence game companies (any) also have no relevance.
    You are right, the multi-billion dollar gaming market is simply irrelevant. So irrelevant that people funded a game-console project on Kickstarter with over 5 million dollars in the first ten days.
    Really irrelevant.

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  • jhansonxi
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    The Linux Game Tome (happypenguin.org) hasn't been updated in quite a while either. As I recall, they were sharing a server with LGP.

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  • dredhammer
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    Only three games i ever purchased from LGP, X2, X3 and Sacred Gold, and all three of those games i didnt purchase @ full price but at discount during one their rare sale events via tux games. As more and more indy devs and big name publishers start releasing games for linux whether they are new or ports, LGP will continue to become irrelevant sad to see considering they were one of the first , sad to see them go unless they strike back with something big whether its with actual original games for linux or ports that are either modern or lower in price but i dont believe this last one will occur , i remember a few years ago in the gaming forums there was a discussion on why their games were so expensive the reason given was in order for them to make a profit after paying the publishers for the rights to port the games they had to sell them @ so high a price.

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  • gbudny
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    "The few worthwhile games out of Linux Game Publishing were Shadowgrounds, X2/X3, Postal II, and Cold War."

    Did you forgot about Sacred and Majesty?

    http://www.desura.com/company/linux-game-publishing

    "LXF: Are you tempted to create an original game?

    MS: We do have a couple of original game ideas, one of which is about half complete. It will be a fairly simple game to start off with – we're not a big-budget company. This is completely new, no one knows about this. It's very simple, it's based on Sudoku. But it's an entirely new take on the game. I can't go into details because it's still a few months away, but we're hoping we'll be able to get it out in the next six months."

    http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming...2659?artc_pg=2

    "Besides porting, are we going to see any original LGP creations in the future?

    Prior to my arrival at LGP, Michael had already started on one original creation – a puzzle game. I’m sure now that I’ve taken over the running of LGP, Michael will have more time on his hands to complete this, which will of course be published by LGP. We have a few other ideas between us and I’m very sure that in the future we’ll see several original LGP games."

    http://www.unixmen.com/interview-wit...me-publishing/

    I think Michael forgot about other platforms?
    Where is Bandits: Phoenix Rising and Disciples II: Dark Prophecy for Mac OS X, Xbox etc.

    Creatures: Internet Edition - 2001 (LGP), 2001 (Windows), 2009 (Mac)
    MindRover: The Europa Project - 2002 (LGP), 2001 (Linux - Loki), 2000 (Windows), 2003 (Mac)
    Candy Cruncher - 2003 (LGP - x86, PowerPC, Sparc), 2002 (Linux x86), 2001 (Windows), 2002 (Mac), 2002 (PalmOS), 2002 (Zaurus)
    Majesty: Gold Edition - 2003 (LGP - x86, PowerPC), 2002 (Windows), Only standard edition - 2000 (Mac) Android (2011) iOS (2011) Windows Phone 7 (2012)
    NingPo MahJong - 2004 (LGP - x86, PowerPC), 2003 (Linux x86), 2002 (Windows), 2003 (Mac)
    Hyperspace Delivery Boy! - 2004 (LGP), 2001 (Windows), not available (Mac), 2001 (Windows Mobile)
    Software Tycoon - 2005 (LGP), 2001 (Windows), 2002 (Mac), 2002 (MorphOS)
    Postal?: Share The Pain - 2005 (LGP), 2003 (Windows), 2004 (Mac)
    Soul Ride - 2005 (LGP - x86, PowerPC, Sparc, Alpha), 2000 (Windows), not available (Mac)
    X?: The Threat - 2006 (LGP), 2003 (Windows), 2004 (Mac)
    Gorky 17 - 2006 (LGP - x86, PowerPC ), 1999 (Windows), 2002 (Mac)
    Cold War - 2006 (LGP), 2005 (Windows), 2006 (Mac), 2005 (Xbox)
    Knights and Merchants - 2007 (LGP), 1998 (Windows), 2001 (Mac), 2003 (MorphOS)
    Ballistics - 2007 (LGP), 2001 (Windows), not available (Mac)
    X?: Reunion - 2008 (LGP), 2005 (Windows), 2007 (Mac - Cider), 2010 (Mac - native)
    Jets'n'Guns - 2009 (LGP), 2004 (Windows), 2006 (Mac)
    Sacred Gold - 2009 (LGP), 2005 (Windows), not available (Mac)
    Shadowgrounds - 2009 (LGP), 2005 (Windows), 2011 (Mac)
    Shadowgrounds - 2009 (LGP), 2007 (Windows), 2011 (Mac)
    Last edited by gbudny; 18 July 2012, 02:21 PM.

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  • dolo
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    ehh...

    Emm... why are we even talking about such a "company"?

    A "company" that can't even produce a bearable looking home page, seems like a completely dead horse, promises vaporware and is a disgrace to the public image of Linux? Ok sure, they did some stuff in the past but that was like EONS ago, somewhere in the stone age. They've done nothing since.

    The sooner LGP vanishes the better for everyone. I hope they never ever publish anything again. All the stories about "broken hdds" prove that they are either a) too amateurish to handle any porting and publishing at all or b) are blatantly lying. In either case no one should trust them or hope that they ever produce anything.

    Valve and Desura are currently the only somewhat credible parties that are able to assist Linux desktop becoming a reality. We still have a heap of crap to climb over (like getting rid of Xorg, finally working drivers, rid of horrible quality distro bundled tools that crash both in Fedora and Ubuntu etc.), but at least they are a good start.

    LGP, burn in hell

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  • gbudny
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    "The old titles from LGP also aren't anything that were even really compelling when originally released, with most Windows gamers likely never even having heard of them, like Gorky 17, Hyperspace Delivery Boy"

    Tis game was created by Monkeystone Games founded by John Romero, Tom Hall, Stevie Case, and Brian Moon:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkeystone_Games

    "The company was founded in 1991 by four members of the computer company Softdisk: programmers John Carmack and John Romero, game designer Tom Hall, and artist Adrian Carmack (no relation to John Carmack). Business manager Jay Wilbur was also involved."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Id_Software
    Last edited by gbudny; 18 July 2012, 02:02 PM.

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  • droidhacker
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    Games have no relevance, hence game companies (any) also have no relevance.

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