Linux.com: Crystal Space: An Open Source 3D Engine
Dec 21, 1999, 17:50 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jorrit Tyberghein)
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"One of the most heard criticism on Linux is the lack of
support for games. There still seem to be many people that think
that Linux is a boring operating system with a command line
interface and a few text-based games like hangman or NetHack.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with those games -- NetHack is a
very good game and is probably my all-time favorite."
"I think there is nothing wrong with Linux that would prevent it
from being an excellent game platform. But we need to break this
circle of ignorance! Because people think Linux is not suitable,
game developers will not program for it. And that only make the
idea that Linux is not suitable stronger. Luckily there are a few
companies which are very actively trying to break the circle. For
example, Id Software, with Quake and its successors, and Loki
Entertainment Software, have recently put a great deal of attention
on the Linux gaming potential."
"There are also several Open Source game development kits in
various stages of completion. Some are for 2D graphics. Some have
support for sound. I'd like to tell you about a possible 3D
solution for Linux games: Crystal Space."