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Mar 22, 2003, 02:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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BioWare: Neverwinter Nights Public Beta for Linux Announced

From the product announcement page:

  • "The Neverwinter Nights Linux Client Public Beta is now open. The Linux Forum can be used to discuss the Linux Client, however do not post bugs in that forum...
  • "We will be releasing updated Beta versions with fixes--check back often.
  • "Server browsing and chat are disabled in Beta 1 and will be available in the next Beta release..."

Neverwinter Nights for Linux Product Page

O'Reilly: Egoboo: The Cute Way to Dungeon Role Play

"In the land of Bishopia, King Bishop has been kidnapped by evil forces. To rescue him, you must traverse dungeons in search of the 'Sporks of Power.' (Yes, these objects do look like the spoon/fork hybrid utensil.) This game premise might sound, well, silly, but it's silly by design. The creators of Egoboo--brothers Aaron and Ben Bishop--have aimed to make their game the most accessible and cutest open source dungeon RPG.

"Egoboo features real-time action and 3D graphics. As is standard in dungeon adventures, game play consists of combat against monsters, spell-casting, and exploring a variety of map levels. The world of Bishopia consists of seven environments. You choose to play as one of eight hero characters, including an elf, rogue, soldier, or wizard. While the game is nowhere near complete, Egoboo's current form still has plenty of dungeon romping and monster-bashing. The game runs under Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X..."

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