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Is LGP Going the Way of Loki Software? 124

Posted by Soulskill
from the bad-news-bears dept.
An anonymous reader writes "After the demise of Loki Software, Linux Game Publishing sprouted up in its place, and for the past nine years has ported a number of games to Linux. But LGP may now be sharing the same fate as Loki. Linux Game Publishing hasn't updated its blog or news pages in months, has stopped responding to e-mails, and its only active ports are games they began work on in 2002/2003."
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Is LGP Going the Way of Loki Software?

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  • by SkOink (212592) on Wednesday June 23, 2010 @12:17AM (#32661790) Homepage

    When Wine is good enough to run Warcraft 3, what market is there for a company selling ports of decade-old games for $40-$50 each?

  • by Lotana (842533) on Wednesday June 23, 2010 @12:37AM (#32661890)

    Well the article does little more than point out that LGP are not responding to hails and stopped updating their information. There is really no concrete facts to conclude that they are finished, thus all we can do from here is guess.

    So lets say they are dead (Which might not be the case), what do you think killed them?

    Could it be that there is just not enough Linux gamers that are willing to pay to see Windows games on their platform to sustain a porting company?

    Could the original Windows publishers be at fault? Perhaps they are not willing to share the code for the porting purposes.

    Could it be just a case of poorly run company that finally had their decisions catch up to them?

    Really with so little information any guess is as good as another.

    Aside: Anyone know why Loki folded? A quick search only states "financial troubles", which is not really helpful.

  • by bonch (38532) on Wednesday June 23, 2010 @12:54AM (#32661960)

    Steam's DRM is one of the least intrusive out there. I forget it's even there until some Slashdotter brings it up. Kind of diminishes your point when the evil DRM isn't even noticeable.

  • by jedidiah (1196) on Wednesday June 23, 2010 @01:30AM (#32662092) Homepage

    LGP never released anything terribly interesting. It's a nice thought but I am surprised they stuck around as long as they did.

    Most of Loki's old games are more compelling than anything that LGP did.

  • by phantomfive (622387) on Wednesday June 23, 2010 @01:59AM (#32662220) Journal
    Yeah, my guess is they folded because they utterly lacked advertising. I for one had never heard of them, I thought people had given up on Linux gaming after Loki. If I had known they existed, I might have bought something.
  • by Mad Merlin (837387) on Wednesday June 23, 2010 @02:01AM (#32662234) Homepage

    Steam's DRM is one of the least intrusive out there. I forget it's even there until some Slashdotter brings it up. Kind of diminishes your point when the evil DRM isn't even noticeable.

    Quite the opposite. Just wait until you do notice the effects on everything you paid for but don't actually own.

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