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Boston Globe: Linux gamesters

Aug 20, 1999, 00:42 (6 Talkback[s])
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"The number of Linux games is still small, but Scott Draeker plans to change that. Draeker, a software licensing attorney, is president of Loki Entertainment Software, a Tustin, Calif., company that produced the Linux versions of Myth II and Railroad Tycoon II and plans to keep rolling out Linux versions of major games."

"It's far easier to port a game than to build one from scratch. Top-quality games can cost millions of dollars to produce and require dozens of workers. By licensing existing games, Loki can get into the business on the cheap."

"Loki is working on Linux versions of eight more games and is constantly looking for new products to port to Linux. Draeker said most game software makers are quite interested in working with his company - with one major exception: Microsoft."

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