[kwlug-disc] Choose your price for five Linux indie games
Insurance Squared Inc.
gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Wed May 5 10:02:37 EDT 2010
I don't want to sound like I'm complaining about what I got. I don't
play video games much so I'm not concerned. It was more of a *sigh*,
OSS/linux had an opportunity and looks like it didn't seize it.
What could send shockwaves through the consumer/computing community is
this exact model, but with a game that's professional quality - as good
as the top games my kids play on the wii or xbox. And ideally, one that
works best on linux.
There's no reason to buy an xbox specifically - my desktop has more
computing power and probably better graphics. It's just that I can't
get the games on my desktop. If you can't get the games you want unless
you run linux, then people will move to linux.
On 05/05/10 09:01 AM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> I've only installed World of Goo, but it worked fine for me...
> Yeah. Linux, eh?
> On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 8:30 AM, Insurance Squared Inc.
> <gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
>> So I bought them. I'm no gamer but I figured it was a good enough idea to
>> try them out.
>> The first game dies when I run it - nothing happens.
>> The second game reset my screen resolution to 640X480 then died. It didn't
>> change my desktop size though, so I couldn't see any of my gui tools to fix
>> the problem. Or even launch a terminal if I knew how to fix it from the
>> command line. So the second game required a reboot of my desktop.
>> The third game worked and had some pretty intimidating graphics on the
>> splash screens. The game itself is somewhat 1980's.
>> The fourth one I haven't figured out how to run yet. I'll try the fifth one
>> today if I have time.
>> So far, we don't have an xbox killer yet.
>> On 04/05/10 02:22 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
>>> These guys are offering five DRM-free, Linux-compatible indie games
>>> (World of Goo, Gish, Aquaria, Lugaru, Penumbra) for whatever price you
>>> want to pay. And you can choose to have them donate some or all of
>>> that price to charity (Child's Play and the EFF).
>>> No, it's not free software, but it is kind of awesome.
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