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Linux Game Publishing (sometimes also referred to as LGP) is a software company based in Nottingham in England. It ports, publishes and sells video games running on Linux operating systems. As well as porting games, LGP also sponsors the development of Grapple, a free software network library for games.

As well as acting as a Linux game porter in of themselves, they also function as a publisher for other Linux game developers and porters. Examples of their purely published works include some ports by Ryan C. Gordon (Candy Cruncher and Postal2)[1][2] IGIOS (Shadowgrounds and Shadowgrounds Survivor)[3], Hyperion Entertainment (Gorky 17), Mindware Studios (Cold War)[4] RuneSoft (Software Tycoon and Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom).[5] and RakeInGrass (Jets'n'Guns).[6]

History

The company was founded in 2001 by Michael Simms when the similarly oriented Loki Software filed for bankruptcy.[7] August 30 2005 cancell contract to publish Northland In June 24 2008 Copy protection system [8] In December 2008, LGP also launched PenguinPlay, a new website for Linux gamers, allowing matchmaking for multiplayer games, and social networking.[9] In June 2009 downloadable games and rental [10]


Titles published by Linux Game Publishing

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Title Date of Release Developer Porter Publisher
Creatures: Internet Edition December 21, 2001 Creature Labs Creature Labs Linux Game Publishing
MindRover: The Europa Project December 13, 2002 CogniToy Linux Game Publishing Linux Game Publishing
Candy Cruncher February 6, 2003 Pyrogon Ryan C. Gordon Linux Game Publishing
Majesty: Gold Edition' April 15, 2003 Cyberlore Studios Tribsoft/Linux Game Publishing Linux Game Publishing
NingPo MahJong January 21, 2004 Pyrogon Linux Game Publishing Linux Game Publishing
Hyperspace Delivery Boy! May 10, 2004 Monkeystone Games Linux Game Publishing Linux Game Publishing
Software Tycoon January 10, 2005 destraX Entertainment Software GbR RuneSoft Linux Game Publishing
Postal²: Share The Pain February 4, 2005 Running with Scissors Ryan C. Gordon Linux Game Publishing
Soul Ride June 24, 2005 Slingshot Linux Game Publishing Linux Game Publishing
X2: The Threat May 30, 2006 Egosoft Linux Game Publishing Linux Game Publishing
Gorky 17 June 15, 2006 Metropolis Software Hyperion Entertainment Linux Game Publishing
Cold War August 4, 2006 Mindware Studios Mindware Studios Linux Game Publishing
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom March 13, 2007 Joymania Entertainment RuneSoft Linux Game Publishing
Ballistics June 7, 2007 Grin Linux Game Publishing Linux Game Publishing
X3: Reunion December 5, 2008 Egosoft Linux Game Publishing Linux Game Publishing
Jets'n'Guns January 29, 2009 RakeInGrass RakeInGrass Linux Game Publishing
Sacred: Gold April 9, 2009 Ascaron Entertainment Linux Game Publishing Linux Game Publishing
Shadowgrounds September 16, 2009 Frozenbyte IGIOS Linux Game Publishing
Shadowgrounds Survivor September 18, 2009 Frozenbyte IGIOS Linux Game Publishing
Bandits: Phoenix Rising in development since 2003 Grin Linux Game Publishing Linux Game Publishing
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy in development since 2002 Strategy First Linux Game Publishing Linux Game Publishing

Linux Game Copy Protection

[11]

  • Ballistics (r2)
  • Jets'n'Guns
  • Majesty Gold (r2)
  • Sacred
  • Shadowgrounds
  • Shadowgrounds Survivor
  • X2: The Threat (r2)
  • X3: Reunion

Open source projects

LGP sponsors the development of Grapple, a free software network library for games. They work on other open source projects such as SDL or OpenAL.[12] Micheal Simms also claims that LGP avoids publishing games similar to popular open source video games.[13]

See also

References

External links

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