Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Blog of Helios: Indie Gamers See The Linux Market

This post is for all the gamers out there who are wanting native Linux games. They are coming via Indie Gamers and others willing to port their code to Lynux. The Blog of Helios is highlighting and reviewing one of these games Caster. I am in the same class as he is and my gaming skills leave much to be desired. I left them behind after Doom 2 and really haven't played much since. But for those interested in first person shooters hop on over and read the review. Then I recomend buying the game for the $5 which is more than a reasonable amount to pay. Coding for games takes a lot of time and effort and they should be rewarded for their efforts. I'm sure they would accept more if you like the game. Give it a try and tell us what you think.
The Blog of Helios: Indie Gamers See The Linux Market

One more thing to mention is how it is installed. I asked the developers of Caster and this is the reply from Frank:
"They're installed via an installer, called mojoinstaller, that was developed by Ryan Gordon another Linux game port developer. The main reason for this is that there is to be a distribution neutral as possible with the game as there would have to be a .deb, an .rpm, and at least a tarball or installer for "everyone else" if you did more than just the installer. Having said this the installer plays nicely with all distributions and uninstalls it's stuff gracefully."

This is good news since there are so many distributions the game can be played on installation will be a snap. I want to extend my gratitude to the developers of Caster for responding so quickly to my installation questions.

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