[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?
> Darcy.
> 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).
>>> http://www.wolfire.com/humble
>>> No, it's not free software, but it is kind of awesome.
>>> Darcy.
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