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Linux.com: The future of gaming on the Linux platform

Dec 19, 1999, 18:13 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Jones)

"Where is gaming on the Linux platform going to end up?? Most games today are being mass-produced for the W32 platform until recently with the help from companies such as Loki Entertainment Software and a few other game manufacturers. Loki establishes contracts with commercial entertainment software companies, and ports their popular software to Linux. Entertainment software for Linux operating system is still new and, unfortunately, is not wide spread yet, leaving the market wide open to introduce such applications. As the use and implementation of Linux grows, so will the demand for games. Without companies such as Loki, we will never realize the dream of running popular entertainment software on this powerful, stable operating system."

"Unfortunately, without support, gaming under Linux cannot survive. Consumers must be aware of the availability of such Linux ported software if they are going to buy it. With the introduction of commercialized gaming titles into the retail channel these companies have began to tap into this fast expanding market. This is definitely a step in the right direction, especially for Loki, who is going to be porting and producing the Linux version of Quake 3 Arena, that outstanding first person shooter from Id Software."

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