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What happened to Alternative Games?
gbudny 23 Dec, 2022
Hi

I wanted to inform you that their website doesn't work, and Wikipedia removed the article about this company. They ported some great games to Linux and Mac OS X:

https://web.archive.org/web/20220808171319/http://www.alternativegames.net/

Games

Linux
Shadowgrounds by Frozenbyte, released on September 16, 2009;
Shadowgrounds: Survivor by Frozenbyte, released on September 18, 2009
Trine by Frozenbyte, released on April 12, 2011
Jack Claw by Frozenbyte, released on April 27, 2011
Shank 2 by Klei Entertainment, released on December 19, 2012
Don't Starve by Klei Entertainment, released on April 23, 2012
Mark of the Ninja by Klei Entertainment, released on September 11, 2013
Guacamelee! by DrinkBox Studios, released on February 18, 2014
Eets Munchies by Klei Entertainment, released on March 11, 2014
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet by Shadow Planet Productions, released on October 23, 2014
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack by DrinkBox Studios, released on November 4, 2014
Torchlight II, together with Edward Rudd, by Runic Games, released on March 4, 2015

Emscripten ports

FTL: Faster Than Light
Dustforce
Osmos

https://web.archive.org/web/20220706015304/https://www.alternativegames.net/references/emscripten-ports/

Last edited by gbudny on 23 December 2022 at 8:43 pm UTC
I wouldn't be shocked if they went out of business. It's a rough time to have your main revenue stream be porting games to Linux.
damarrin 2 Jan
Wikipedia is now removing articles about companies when they go out of business? That’s new.
whizse 2 Jan
Quoting: damarrinWikipedia is now removing articles about companies when they go out of business? That’s new.
Doesn't sound like it was related:

"Does not meet WP:NCORP. Could not locate any coverage online to indicate notability"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Alternative_Games
gbudny 13 Jan
I started to think that I was the only one who remembered this company.

Quoting: PublicNuisanceI wouldn't be shocked if they went out of business. It's a rough time to have your main revenue stream be porting games to Linux.

They also ported these games to Mac, which is a bigger market.
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