Archive for the ‘Official Announcements’ Category

Shadowgrounds Survivor is coming to Linux

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

For several months, LGP has been working behind the scenes with Finnish developer Igios to bring you Shadowgrounds Survivor, sequel to the award-winning Shadowgrounds.

Shadowgrounds is a third person sci-fi RPG shooter set in the late 21st century. An alien race has devastated the colony on Ganymede, leaving few survivors. The story picks up a few hours after the attack, with you playing a lone survivor struggling to survive.

The game is the first commercial game on Linux to take advantage of Nvidia’s PhysX engine, giving the ability to do the high intensity number crunching needed for physics calculations on the graphics card, leading to a highly realistic and deformable environment.

The game has been in internal testing at LGP for several months and is now considered  ready for beta. We will be making the announcement on our main website on how to apply for the Beta within the next few hours.

Shadowgrounds Survivor was originally developed for Windows by FrozenByte, a Helsinki based development company.

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LGP Blog Launches

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

As with all blogs, this one is starting with a ‘we are launching a new blog’ announcement.

For those of you who may have just stumbled upon our blog, a few words about us.

Linux Game Publishing has been bringing commercial games to Linux since 2001. We have (so far) 15 released titles, with plenty more coming soon. We have published a mix of indie games such as Candy Cruncher and big publisher commercial games such as X3: Reunion. Our games are released as boxed products, available for sale online or in physical stores.

In this blog, we’re going to be focusing on, obviously, the issues of porting commercial games to Linux. Technical problems we are up against, technical problems we have solved that may be helpful to others, and sometimes just general fun things.

We’ll be making announcements, and discussing the state of the Linux desktop and gaming industry, and on the general and developer sections, you will find our team making their own opinions known.

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