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LinuxPower interviews Loki Entertainment

Jan 27, 1999, 00:01 (0 Talkback[s])

This past Tuesday, Loki Entertainment announced that their next game, Civilization 3, would be released for Linux. LinuxPower now interviews Scott Draeker and Sam Lantinga of Loki Entertainment Software.

"The goal is to sell a shrink-wrapped box on retail shelves. We want people to be able to walk into, say CompUSA, and pick up a new computer with Linux and KDE/GNOME pre-installed, then purchase a couple Linux games to go with it. Shrink-wrapped Linux is already on the shelf there, so why shouldn't there be a couple of games next to it?"

"as the use of Linux expands in the business environment and it becomes easier to use, we expect to see more Linux desktops at home. At that point, a consumer desktop market will begin to appear and continue to grow the Linux installed base. And consumer desktops need consumer applications like WordPerfect, GnuCash and games."

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