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Zoom Platform, a store aimed at 'Generation X' adds more Linux support

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One I've been meaning to point out for a while now is Zoom Platform. A games store that tries to appeal to "Generation X" with both new and classic games, DRM-free and they're continuing to build up their Linux support.

They don't have a whole lot available for Linux Native fans right now, with 26 titles currently tagged as supported including Sensible World of Soccer 96-97, Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition, Judge Dredd and more but they're continuing to build it up.

Recently they updated a bunch of Duke Nukem titles that use DOSBox, to work better with both the DOSBox and DOSBox-X flatpaks and over the last few months they've added more titles. Just recently, they also added Linux support for Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, noting on Twitter a goal of theirs is to "support Linux as much as we can".

It's interesting to see a store that tries to appeal to the slightly older generation of gamers. As much as GOG tried to in the past, they've long since moved their focus much more onto modern releases. So perhaps some older readers might want to keep an eye on Zoom Platform.

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damarrin Feb 2, 2023
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The logo is VERY unfortunate. As is the name, really. Both for different reasons.

Otherwise, cool.

Edit: I realise they probably were around before the stupid war, so why should change their logo. Still... it was the first thing that came to mind.


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Nezchan Feb 2, 2023
Meh. I'm Gen X and there doesn't seem to be much of anything that appeals to me.

A lot of that older stuff just isn't my thing in the first place; I'm much more into the modern indie scene. They can keep their collection of Duke Nukem variants.
PublicNuisance Feb 2, 2023
Makes me think of the Zoom video conferencing program which I despise but I can get past that. Happy to see another storefront focussing on DRM free.
damarrin Feb 2, 2023
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Also, their About Us page is quite something else. A finer example of corpo-speak I have not seen today or any other day of this week.
Brokatt Feb 2, 2023
Quoting: damarrinThe logo is VERY unfortunate. As is the name, really. Both for different reasons.

Otherwise, cool.

Edit: I realise they probably were around before the stupid war, so why should change their logo. Still... it was the first thing that came to mind.

I refuse to let anyone hijack a letter in the alphabet. How are we gonna know when cartoon characters are asleep?
Romlok Feb 2, 2023
On top of the previous comments, it seems a silly name for a product targeting Gen X customers, when Gen Z are known as "Zoomers"! 🤦

And that "Projects" page is something else!
Maath Feb 2, 2023
Huh, they have a Discord channel and a Twitter account. Do Gen-Xers use that crap? Maybe I'm really a boomer at heart... or a doomer.
Jpxe Feb 2, 2023
They for sure remind me of old GOG and that's a good thing since Duke Nukem and retro games are the coolest
STiAT Feb 2, 2023
Just realized that I'm a Millenial (1984)...
Quoting: NezchanMeh. I'm Gen X and there doesn't seem to be much of anything that appeals to me.

A lot of that older stuff just isn't my thing in the first place; I'm much more into the modern indie scene. They can keep their collection of Duke Nukem variants.

I'm a Millenial (1984) and a lot of this appeals to me. Maybe they are targeting the wrong generation :D.
Cyril Feb 2, 2023
I never bought games on this store, but I might in the future because some DRM-Free games not available on GOG are only available there, so it's interesting.
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