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Linux.com Live!: Commercial Linux Games: Where are they?

Mar 09, 2001, 22:55 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Mrochuk)

"On Monday February 26th Linux.com Live! held an IRC event titled "Commercial Linux Games: Where are they?" At this event we got to see and talk with two companies who have soon to be released games coming to our favorite platform. Representatives of BioWare and Creature Labs, showed up to discuss their Linux ports of NeverWinter Nights and Creatures 3 respectively...."

"After the introductions, a bit of chaos, and finally some moderation it became clear who we had with us: Trent Oster, Don Yakielashek, Scott Greig and Brad Grier from BioWare, and Lisa de Araujo from Creature Labs. I was disappointed that Creature Labs did not send any developers, but Lisa, their marketing manager, covered things fairly well. We also had a few unexpected guests, including some current and past, Loki Entertainment software developers, the leading game porting company."

"The first point that came up was the progress of the Win32 platform versus Linux, and how the companies synchronizes the two. BioWare develops nearly simultaneously, the Linux side often trailing slightly behind...."

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