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Jul. 20th, 2009

12:12 pm - Another great Linux game

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I haven't played it yet, but I would like to note that Frictional Games has released Penumbra for Linux.

Blog of Helios wrote a nice blog entry detailing why this is such a great game. Unlike World of Goo, I'm not sure how well it will work on older hardware.

It's really nice to start seeing publishers of really good games start supporting Linux. The smaller publishers in the games industry tend to make the most interesting games, and it's the smaller publishers that have been doing Linux ports. Even though the larger publishers make less interesting games, their games tend to be more popular. I hope that the success smaller publishers have with porting leads larger publishers to start doing the same thing.

Games are an exception to my rule about using all Open Source if I can help it.

This game is a bit tricky to install on Linux, mostly because of library dependencies, especially on a 64-bit system. Frictional could use some install advice from the nearly trivial to install World of Goo game.

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Date:July 21st, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)

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Thank you for the writeup on the Frictional Gameset.

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