Linux Game Publishing Has Disappeared, Again
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 23 May 2014 at 02:01 PM EDT. 18 Comments
LINUX GAMING --
Four years ago LGP was offline for months when its lone server failed. Since then, and the takeover by a new CEO, there hasn't been much to report on... Even with many AAA games coming over to Linux and the outlook for Linux gaming never looking better. LGP has now been offline again for nearly one month.

Since their initial multi-month black-out, they've had more server problems and now it looks like they've been out again for nearly one month. I was alerted today that LinuxGamePublishing.com is just redirecting to a simple page that reads, "Linux Game Publishing will be back soon..."

When checking out the LGP Facebook, last month on 29 April there was a posting that they were working on a server migration and that they would "keep downtime to an absolute minimum." Besides their web-server migrating, their game/DRM servers were also apparently migrating and there's no word on if those services are back up...
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. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you, this is however for the better and you will all benefit from this change down the line with improved speed and stability.

So we're just a few days away from it being a month since Linux Game Publishing started on their server migration and their main web-site is still offline. A Linux gamer did post a few days ago on the LGP page asing for an update about the servers, but there's been no response back from Linux Game Publishing.

Besides their server outage, there's been talk of them working on new Linux game port(s) but all has been silent on that matter for many months, which still begs the question whether LGP has lost all relevance.
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