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What Happened to the Linux Game Database?
Dragunov commented on 17 September 2018 at 4:42 am UTC

Any one know what happened to the Linux Games Database - lgdb.org? Apparently its been down for over a week, and there hasn't been any activity on their twitter account since 2011.

I'm really curious because that was one of my favorite linux websites, second only to GOL.

GustyGhost commented on 17 September 2018 at 6:38 am UTC

There are so many Linux games now, maybe it got to be too much work to maintain?

razing32 commented on 17 September 2018 at 9:09 am UTC

that;s sad
Think i found a few cute ones back in the day

Ehvis commented on 17 September 2018 at 9:19 am UTC

I remember that in the "early" days, I went to HappyPenguin to see what was going on in Linux gaming. When that died I frequently checked the additions in LGDB. The rise of steam seems to have been problematic and instead of more games being added, it became fewer and fewer. That resulted in me checking for other sites and that's when I found GoL.

Liam Dawe commented on 17 September 2018 at 9:35 am UTC

I guess this might push me towards reviving our game database then, which powers our sales page and free games page.

slaapliedje commented on 17 September 2018 at 6:41 pm UTC

EhvisI remember that in the "early" days, I went to HappyPenguin to see what was going on in Linux gaming. When that died I frequently checked the additions in LGDB. The rise of steam seems to have been problematic and instead of more games being added, it became fewer and fewer. That resulted in me checking for other sites and that's when I found GoL.
This was pretty much my exact experience too.

Now with all the things Valve has been doing with Proton and SteamVR, I am REALLY close to not needing to reboot (Elite: Dangerous is one of the few holding me back...)

Dragunov commented on 7 November 2018 at 3:26 am UTC

Well it looks like the Linux Game Database is gone for good. I'm having trouble finding places to discover new linux games other than GOL, Steam, and GOG. I've tried looking at itch.io but there is so much garbage on there that its hard to sort through all of the bad games and find the hidden gems.

Pikolo commented on 7 November 2018 at 1:50 pm UTC

slaapliedje
EhvisI remember that in the "early" days, I went to HappyPenguin to see what was going on in Linux gaming. When that died I frequently checked the additions in LGDB. The rise of steam seems to have been problematic and instead of more games being added, it became fewer and fewer. That resulted in me checking for other sites and that's when I found GoL.
This was pretty much my exact experience too.

Now with all the things Valve has been doing with Proton and SteamVR, I am REALLY close to not needing to reboot (Elite: Dangerous is one of the few holding me back...)

Apparently Wine 3.19 has fixed Elite: Dangerous, you might soon be able to stop booting Windows for it!
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/150#issuecomment-436162490
Proton binaries with Wine 3.19 patches cherry picked

GustyGhost commented on 16 November 2018 at 10:50 pm UTC

QuoteWell it looks like the Linux Game Database is gone for good. I'm having trouble finding places to discover new linux games other than GOL, Steam, and GOG. I've tried looking at itch.io but there is so much garbage on there that its hard to sort through all of the bad games and find the hidden gems.

Itch.io is a test of personal tolerance in that on the one hand, they do so much good with a fully free client and bazaar-style hosting. While on the other, this allows for ludicrous amounts of crap to go up on itch.

tonR commented on 17 November 2018 at 3:17 am UTC

GustyGhost
QuoteWell it looks like the Linux Game Database is gone for good. I'm having trouble finding places to discover new linux games other than GOL, Steam, and GOG. I've tried looking at itch.io but there is so much garbage on there that its hard to sort through all of the bad games and find the hidden gems.

Itch.io is a test of personal tolerance in that on the one hand, they do so much good with a fully free client and bazaar-style hosting. While on the other, this allows for ludicrous amounts of crap to go up on itch.
As itch.io semi-regular user, I agree.

While Slipstream, Tacoma and some other great games are available on itch.io; there are also tons of no so good Visual Novels and many of games I consider it as much worse than terrible-made flash games, exist on itch.io too.

But hey, we got "Liam's Linux Gaming™" 'fansite' for latest news/release on Linux games right?

p/s: I'm sorry Liam

Jastiv commented on 7 February 2019 at 8:02 am UTC

Yeah, I'm really curious where people go for gaming recommendations these days. Is it really just this site, Steam, GOG, and itch.io?

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