Linux Game Publishing Remains Offline, Three Years After The CEO Shakeup
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 27 January 2015 at 02:37 PM EST. 38 Comments
LINUX GAMING --
It was brought up today in the forums that it's been three years of having a new LGP CEO while Linux Game Publishing's website remains down for the better part of the year, their web presence is disappearing, and it simply doesn't look like there's a bright 2015 ahead for this one leading provider of games to Linux.

It's been almost three years ago to the day of the LGP CEO shake-up where Michael Simms the founder and CEO of Linux Game Publishing had quit after twelve years and moved the responsibilities over to Clive Crous, a former contractor for LGP. Clive talk of many improvements to LGP planned for his tenure, but three years later there's little to show for it even as Linux gaming continues taking off and setting significant new milestones.

During the past few years, LGP has faded into irrelevancy and in April of last year they said they were switching to a new server. They posted back on 29 April, "Those of you who've followed LGP a while will be aware of the problems we've had with servers and hosting over the years. As part of improving our infrastructure and leading towards some exciting new developments LGP will be migrating hosts and servers over the next few days. We will, of course, attempt to keep downtime to an absolute minimum but there will be downtime. The absolute priority must be our game servers so that everyone can continue playing games. These will be up on the new platform first, followed by the website and other services." ... To this day, LGP remains down and they've been silent over all these months, including on their Facebook page where announcements were posted previously.


The new thread in our forums from this morning also shows that LinuxGamePublishing.com is now hosted on the Heroku cloud service albeit the site still says it's down and they've closed their support system previously hosted on Tender. Is LGP now down for the count?
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