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Upside: Let the Games Begin

Jul 28, 1999, 18:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

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"Time moves fast in the Linux world. Just ask Scott Draeker, founder and president of Tustin, Calif.-based Loki Entertainment Software."

"After all, it was only twelve months ago that Draeker, then an Orange County software licensing attorney, was still trying to win over business partners on the somewhat dicey concept of Linux computer games. By licensing popular Windows titles and porting them over to the developing Linux platform, he told friends and family, a company could secure first-mover status in a fledgling market while at the same time building that market by making Linux more attractive to mainstream users."

"As the media hype surrounding Linux increased and investors' appetites for Linux-based startups came around, however, Draeker says his business plan found itself up against a last-minute hurdle:"

"'I wasn't even sure you could port a game to Linux,' he says, laughing."

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