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liamdawe,
Okay so further to the last news post I have implemented Guests ability to comment on news items...and whilst doing that I fixed registered users being able to post on news items. I was wandering why no one was...oops. Right after the last news post I also added Flash and Java tags to listings so people who dislike/like them can see what uses them.

RSS Feed fixed...plus other stuff

liamdawe,
Well more formatting from news posts broke RSS again, so i have fixed it and done some work on the back end to help stop this in the future :). Along with that i have added a member list page and started user profiles along the road to becoming a bigger and more active community, so stay tuned! Also for now if you have any news please do use the "Contact GOL" link in the navigation and send them are way! A few things to come: *Flash or Java tags for listings, to make it easier to figure out what you need to run them...

Koonsolo RPG Editor

liamdawe,
Sounds like the people behind Mystic Mine have a little treat in store for us! [quote] Features * Easy to use map editor * Adapt the game screen size * Import RPG Maker resources (Tilesets, sprites, ...) * Creates Flash SWF files that you can upload to any flash portal such as Kongregate or Newgrounds * Professional graphics, sounds, music and game engine included * Full access to the source code of the game engine * Create online RPG games that feature: o XP/Leveling Up o Fighting o Storyline o Magic/Skills Usage o Equipment Management o Buying/Selling Items [/quote] Could be an interesting one to watch folks!

Caster - Pay what you want!

liamdawe,
From May 24th until May 31st, Pay what you want! [quote] Dash across Scenic Locations destroying bug like creatures called the Flanx using 6 Unique Attacks that include Massive Terrain Deformation and High Speed Barrages of Energy Blasts! Caster is an episodic game that presents an intense 3rd person action shooter experience with pulse pounding music that will keep you wanting more! And more you will have with all new episodes for FREE...

The invasion has landed!

liamdawe,
Thanks to Epsilon on the Ubuntu Forums for pointing this one out, puppy games latest baby "Revenge of The Titans" is available for Linux, Mac and Windows (currently in BETA). You can download a demo and pre-order. [quote] Construct and command your ground defences in a series of increasingly massive battles across the solar system, in our frenetic arcade mash-up of Real Time Strategy and Tower Defence! Take a visit to R&D to discover the latest technology, then build a network of blaster turrets, rocket launchers and laser cannon, explosives, barricades and shield generators, refineries and reactors, and send forth your own droid army to battle the invading alien forces![/quote] The game carries on their unique retro-style graphics which look pretty awesome! Looks like the battles can get a bit hectic...

Do you sign linux gaming petitions?

liamdawe,
Okay so I visit the Ubuntu Linux Forums regularly and probably always will even if I switch to another distro but this is besides the point.

Free copy of Osmos for Linux up for grabs!

liamdawe,
Well if you are reading from the title you must be a little interested I have a copy of Osmos for Linux up for grabs for one lucky winner (Full version, no demo). And if this competition is a success then i will be doing a monthly competition from my site, with prizes from games, to t-shirts, to hats etc...

UFO2000 is Alive again!

liamdawe,
After just over a year of silence the UFO2000 project has released a new version: [quote]Change notes : * Display enemy's points feature (Fomka) * Linux version of ufo2000 game client does not depend on HawkNL library anymore (Siarhei Siamashka) * Finnish translation (Tuomas Lähteenmäki) * Various bug fixes (Siarhei Siamashka)[/quote] For those not familiar: [quote]UFO2000 is free and opensource turn based tactical squad simulation multiplayer game...

LugaruHD and Penumbra Overture open source!

liamdawe,
Thanks to the success of the Humble Indie Bundle (which took in over a million $) the first two games have been Open Sourced. To play them you will still need to buy them, as I understand it the source of the game Engines are free, but not the game itself (so people can fork the engines to make new open-source games or improve the engines for the current games)...

0 A.D. Pre-Alpha 2

liamdawe,
[quote]Wildfire Games proudly announces the release of a second pre-alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. Although it's not a playable release yet, it includes a new pathfinding system, training queues, a dynamic minimap and more...

Steam confirmed for Linux apparently

liamdawe,
Well here you have it folks apparently Valve has announced that Steam will be coming to Linux after all.

An LGP member partly breaks the silence...

liamdawe,
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...

Humble Indie Bundle - New game added!!

liamdawe,
$610,901 later and 72,791 contributors (at time of writing) the Humble Indie Bundle is a MASSIVE success. A new contributor has emerged as "Amanita Design" but instead of donating dollars and cents they have added a new game to the bundle! Samorost 2 has been added to the bundle, so stop reading this and go to your page and download it! If you haven't yet purchased the bundle then there is still time! [quote]I talked to fellow indies Amanita Design this morning and they would like to contribute to the Humble Bundle too...

GOL Website Updates

liamdawe,
Over the past 2 days I have done some more work for this website to get the feature set a little more complete. Added "lytebox" for screenshots, so when you click on a screenshot it is shown in a pop-up box. Added a "Quote" tag for news posts that will show up now like this: [quote]This is some quoted text![/quote] So when quoting from various news sources it will look a lot nicer (I can also use it wherever I like, for example interviews to quote the persons response) cool eh! Have added an "Unreleased" category to the directory which will list games with a confirmed Linux client, unlike other sites that list games that "may" have a Linux client and get peoples hopes up, I will only list games that you can be sure will have a Linux version available! Much more to come!

Highlighting a topic about Linux Game Publishing

liamdawe,
This post is to basically highlight a topic on Ubuntu Forums about the company Linux Game Publishing. I am participating in the topic and encourage the readers of this website to chime in with their own thoughts too, but please keep it nice and don't be rude...
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