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An LGP member partly breaks the silence...

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Well after a rather long discussion with other forum members on the Ubuntu Forums I decided it was time to attempt to get some answers.

For those of you not familiar with the matter Linux Game Publishing (or LGP for ease) is a company who specialise in porting and publishing others ports of games to the Linux platform. They have gained a rather bad reputation for being unreasonably silent with their customer base on ports being done.

To give you examples "Disciples 2" and "Bandits" are 7 years, yes 7 years into "Porting" with no signs of ever being released.

So after finding a member of LGP who is signed up on Ubuntu Forums I decided to ask a few questions to which I actually got a response.

QuoteThe community deserves answers certainly, but as has been (somewhat colourfully) pointed out in the thread, there are still the cases of Bandits and Disciples. We want to avoid another story like those, however unlikely that might be.

That said, we are working on several projects at the moment, and I'm hoping we can announce something soon, and I'm talking to our project teams to see when I might be able to pass something on to the community, and as soon as I get a go for that I'll get it out there.

Until that though, there's not much that can be done. I will be running another giveaway soon (prepping a blogpost about it, just checking some things internally first) to try to keep up some level of public activity.

What I'm writing here though is pretty much the same as has already been said before, and in an already inflamed forum thread, it might not help at all.

There you have it folks, pretty much the usual response "we are working", but again no evidence, no nothing, only the usual.

Also the two long overdue ports had a very small mention:
QuoteThey are going to be released. Neither of them is getting dropped and we have people working on them, and they are making progress. I have no timeframe however, but I am hopeful we might be able to provide one in not too long.

It's a shame because I used to support LGP big time and think they could do wonders for the Linux gaming scene, if they only got their act together and upped their communication a bit. Article taken from
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