Which community events do you want?

We have been hard at work on our unannounced ports the last couple of months, and I know some of you get rather impatient waiting for news. So, to help pass the time we’d like to see if there are any particular community events that you’d like to see. If you have other good ideas, feel free to suggest them in a comment. Please vote only for events that you’d be likely to attend, you may select up to three.

Which community events would you attend?

  • More identi.ca/twitter giveaways (65.0%, 43 Votes)
  • LGP trivia contest on IRC (26.0%, 17 Votes)
  • LGP trivia contest on identi.ca/twitter that is spread out over a week (23.0%, 15 Votes)
  • Play Majesty on PenguinPlay with LGP staff (18.0%, 12 Votes)
  • Play Ballistics on PenguinPlay with LGP staff (15.0%, 10 Votes)
  • Play Knights & Merchants on PenguinPlay with LGP staff (9.0%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 66

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If you have any input, suggestions or questions for me, feel free to ask them here in the comments, on IRC (Zero_Dogg in #lgp on irc.freenode.net), via identi.ca/twitter or via e-mail (to eskild at the domain linuxgamepublishing dot com).

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19 Responses to “Which community events do you want?”

  1. Liam Dawe says:

    Glad to see someone post something at last :). Voted for more giveaways they always generate a lot of interest.

  2. kayman says:

    I would like to play with you but I don’t have time for games in next few weeks so I chose contest and giveaways :)

  3. Notbob says:

    I’d rather play Bandits Phoenix Rising ;)

  4. Andreas says:

    Just give us some updates about what is happening. The silence at the moment make me scared LGP is in bad shape. Flashbacks from Loki I guess. Linux gaming in general needs to get some attention. Feels like nothing happens.

    • Don’t worry, we have several projects in the works, it’s just a bit too early to announce some of them at the moment.

    • Sven Arvidsson says:

      Here’s another vote for more updates.

      I’d love to see LGP doing more community building the way Wolfire Games handles it, lots of updates and feedback:

    • gilboa says:


      I almost given up on LGP.
      As for the question at hand, IMHO open betas (coupled with a continuous media noise @Phoronix and happypenguin) will generate far more interest (and revenue?) compared contests and free games. (Plus, it may draw people to wait for the beta to end instead of buying the Windows title and using wine)

      You could combine the two (Limited number of free beta test passes), with the top participants getting free/discounts/etc.

      - Gilboa

      • gilboa says:

        P.S. I’d consider asking people to participate in general LGP survey.
        E.g. What is the average LGP buyer age? Where does he live? What type of work does he have?

        This should help you define your “community” and as a result, the type of community activity required to keep users interested.

        - Gilboa

  5. Reve says:

    Im too witing for Bandits. Cant wait to see some car game on Linux. I already own Ballistics but its to futuristic for me :-/ I want something on real whells :-)

  6. Max says:

    I voted for playing those 3 games with the LGP staff.

    And yeah, all this silence got me worried as well, but …well.. if like according to Eskild everything is fine, then I’m just looking forward to all those new releases. :)

  7. Patrick says:

    “Which community events would you attend?”
    None of those listed events, as I don’t use Twitter, I don’t use identica, I don’t use IRC and I don’t own those listed games (I’ve got Cold War, Sacred: Gold, Shadowgrounds and Shadowgrounds: Survivor, but none of the listed games).

    I agree with Andreas. I want to see more updates about what’s happening. I want to know which games are in development, I want to know when upcoming games are expected to be released. That’s how LGP makes me happy. I also got flashbacks to Loki. Such silence isn’t good. It’s better to keep your community up-to-date about what’s going on.

    Why shouldn’t you just tell which games are in development? Why wait so long before making an announcement? Why doesn’t LGP say a single word. At least tell us what kind of games are in development (FPS, RTS, RPG, etc.) and which setting (a well-known war, a fictive war, fantasy setting, etc.) or every week a very small piece of a screenshot, so people can speculate for months about from which game the screenshot is. People are puzzling for months to paste those parts together to get to know to which game the screenshot belongs. After two or three monts all of those little images form a cathedral and someone regognizes this cathedral from a RTS-game he played on Windows, so he knows which game LGP has in development.

    That’s a nice way to announce your games. It keeps the community busy and keeps them happy. Ans it’s also a free puzzle game from LGP which every visitor of LGP’s website can play.

  8. Furball says:

    I’m so glad to see an update. And very impressed you are working on more than one game. I’m also not using social services, I voted for playing Majesty. But I haven’t bought it yet, it’s on my to-buy list :)

    I’d also like to see a bit more frequent updates from LGP, perhaps one post per month is not unreasonable.

    Keep on doing the great job you do.

  9. SlickMcRunFast says:

    Will the scrambled picture contest return?

  10. gbudny says:

    Did you read this?

    Application(s) Vendor

    Variety of games Linux Game Publishing


  11. Eric says:


    What I would like to see is a community forum. Almost every editor has one and see how it makes a vibrant, dynamic community! For instance, take egosoft forums (X2 and X3). That would also help find partners to play on PenguinPlay. Or for instance, provide more updates (such as an updater for X3 helping install XTM 0.7.5).


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