24 Extra Hot Free Linux Games (Part 1 of 3)
Apr 30, 2010, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to LinuxLinks for this link.
"Even though PCs face increasing competition from
dedicated gaming consoles, PC gaming will never die. If Linux is
going to dominate the desktop market, it needs a good stream of
native games. However, commercial gaming companies are only going
to port games to Linux if they can realise a tidy profit from that
work, and in the main that requires a significant gaming base. In
many ways, open source games represent a solution to the Catch 22
situation, making Linux more attractive from a gamer's perspective,
and increasing the possibility of more commercial games being
released on the market.
"To be eligible for inclusion in this list each game needed to
meet the following requirements:
"Free to play (no download charge, no monthly charge)
"Does not require Wine to run. Wine is a compatibility layer for
running Windows software.
"Not in the early stages of development
"The only exception we have made is to include Quake Live, a
truly awesome web browser based game which has under a proprietary
license. But it was simply too good to miss off this feature."