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Interview with Keith Poole from Desura Part 1
By MaximB, 28 June 2011 at 8:34 am UTC

Nice interview, but I've already bought most Linux games that I want directly from the developers or with the Humble Indie Bundle.
Also I bought many games from gog.com that run on Linux, so at the moment I don't really know what games Desura can offer me.

Corsix Beta 7
By Liam Dawe, 25 June 2011 at 11:58 am UTC

Sweeet will be giving this one a good crack :D

Steel Storm Summer Special
By Brandon Smith, 24 June 2011 at 6:31 am UTC

That fits my budget a little better.

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Hamish, 6 July 2011 at 4:45 pm UTC

Fair enough, I actually quite like the new XFCE myself actually, except for the fact I have a deep hatred of Thunar, so whenever I use XFCE I always continue to use Nautilus as my file manager. Since I always have Gnome installed anyway it is no big deal.

I just posted my thoughts on the Gnome Shell on the FedoraForum if anyone is interested:
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpost.php?p=1492745&postcount=19

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By MaximB, 6 July 2011 at 11:03 am UTC

Now that I've heard that the next Ubuntu release would have Gnome 3 and not 2 as an option - I don't know if I'll continue using it.
In the past month I'm actually trying to make myself comfortable with KDE4 and XFCE .
Gnome3 and Unity are just not for me.

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Liam Dawe, 6 July 2011 at 9:29 am UTC

Well for that you could just install via the USC on your other computer? Unless USC has hidden DRM.

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Hamish, 4 July 2011 at 9:29 pm UTC

Or computer to computer presumably. Can the USC offer that?

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Liam Dawe, 4 July 2011 at 7:19 pm UTC

Well since anything in USC is installed into directories in / i don't think it's exactly easy to move them to another distro, if that is possible even at all.

This is why i like Desura, if you read the interview he tells you that Desura is portable, so you can take your games from distro to distro :)

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By KIAaze, 4 July 2011 at 6:56 am UTC

Quoting: "MaximB, post: 1842"I really don't get people who buy from Ubuntu Software Center, I mean why would someone want to lock himself to use only one OS ? o...forgot about the Windows users...

Well, I can think of one reason: At the moment the GNU/Linux version of Braid is only available through the USC (legally at least)...: http://braid-game.com/news/2011/06/braid-is-now-available-in-the-ubuntu-software-center/

I'm playing with the thought of buying it there, but haven't done so yet.
I'm also not such a big fan of the USC idea. One of my concerns is security, since there is nothing indicating if you are using a secure connection or not.

But if anyone has tried it, I would be interested to know if stuff bought on it is then easily portable to other distros, i.e. can be easily saved as a standalone package.

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Brandon Smith, 26 June 2011 at 7:27 pm UTC

So about that Desura interview

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Hamish, 22 June 2011 at 4:52 pm UTC

Besides, I would hate to have to have an Ubuntu VM or something just because a game I want to play on my Fedora box is only available through the USC. What would be the point of me doing native gaming in the end if I have to mess with other systems anyway?

Here is a relevant quote from Alexander Zubov of Steel Storm fame on the matter:
QuoteThe Linux market is very fragmented. USC is a good solution for Ubuntu market. However, while Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distributions, it doesn’t represent the whole market. Hopefully with Desura releasing their Linux client things will change and game developers will be able to cover most of the Linux market.


http://www.pressxordie.com/2011/06/16/interview-kot-in-action-talks-steel-storm/

And it just seems more and more promising every time I think of it. :D

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Brandon Smith, 22 June 2011 at 4:48 pm UTC

That's crazy. Then I am just as confused as MaximB.

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Liam Dawe, 22 June 2011 at 10:01 am UTC

Anything you buy through USC as far as i know locks those items to your Ubuntu single sign on account.

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Brandon Smith, 22 June 2011 at 7:52 am UTC

Ah, yea I guess I assumed that anything you downloaded through the software center would work on other distros of linux. Does the Ubuntu Software Center apply some kind of DRM? Anyway, if all that's true, then I guess it really is just convenience, people will pay for that.

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By MaximB, 22 June 2011 at 7:49 am UTC

But then you are locked even more, Linux Desktop is small, but Ubuntu is even smaller.
I would prefer installing Desura that works on all OS's knowing I won't be bound to Ubuntu .

P.S
I do use Ubuntu at home, but I want to be able to move to other distro at will knowing nothing will keep me in Ubuntu.
(They did piss me off with Unity, and now that Gnome3 is released I am only left with the old Gnome for a few years and then KDE4.6, and maybe I'll try again E17).

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Brandon Smith, 21 June 2011 at 4:46 pm UTC

Convenience? The Software Center come with the OS right? It's not like steam or Desura that you need to log into and such. Anyway, I actually have no idea how well the software center does, it's possible it's not even that succesful.

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By MaximB, 21 June 2011 at 7:33 am UTC

I really don't get people who buy from Ubuntu Software Center, I mean why would someone want to lock himself to use only one OS ? o...forgot about the Windows users...

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Hamish, 20 June 2011 at 10:41 pm UTC

Sorry, it was my @#@!#$ modem again. Problem is you are not sure when it actually is able to post, so you have to keep telling it to post when it does. But it turns out it did post some of your previous tries, but just did not update. @&#%^!

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Hamish, 20 June 2011 at 10:27 pm UTC

I do not see much competition:
Desura: Launch platform for Windows, Mac OS X, and all versions of Linux.
Ubuntu Software Centre: Launch platform for only one version of Linux.

Keep in mind, by all accounts the majority of Linux users are still using other distros, even if out of all the distros Ubuntu has the most users. But the combined forces of Fedora, Debian, OpenSUSE and the rest still far outnumber the total Ubuntu user share. So for any serious company, it would be a serious mistake to lock yourself to only one distribution. After all, there is still a common if incorrect belief that the Linux market is still to small for any developers to be seriously interested in anyway. Why would anyone want to more than halve that market? As such, I can not see the USC as being a serious thorn in Desura side. Any smart indie would be considering them first and the USC second.

And this is coming from someone who was not even that intersted in Desura until a few months ago. :)

Revenge of the Titans + other puppygames hits coming to USC
By Brandon Smith, 20 June 2011 at 9:58 pm UTC

I want to see it!

A3P
By Brandon Smith, 19 June 2011 at 7:40 pm UTC

So now I can finally live out my fantasy of fighting with an armored rolling ball!

Helena the Third - Now on kickstarter!
By Rustybolts, 17 June 2011 at 5:08 pm UTC

Cheers for the article! I have included the video which is on our Kickstarter page.

Irukandji On Ubuntu Software Centre
By Liam Dawe, 11 June 2011 at 5:52 pm UTC

Thanks mystery guest for the info :)

Irukandji On Ubuntu Software Centre
By , 11 June 2011 at 2:30 pm UTC

Bullet Candy Perfect on the Ubuntu Software Centre:

http://www.charliesgames.com/wordpress/?page_id=283

Frozenbyte:

"We'll make Trine available on the Ubuntu Software Center shortly, there's just so many things going on at the moment that it's been progressing a bit slow (on our end). SG games will come after that as well."

http://frozenbyte.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=3599

Interview with Troy of MyGameCompany, part 2 in the replies
By MyGameCompany, 10 June 2011 at 7:43 pm UTC

Thanks, Brandon. When I get to the point where I'm ready to delve into 3D, I'll check it out! Good luck with your game - it looks like a lot of fun!

Interview with Troy of MyGameCompany, part 2 in the replies
By Brandon Smith, 10 June 2011 at 6:27 pm UTC

Cool! I'll need to check that out. Btw, in case you were interested, Helena will have a kickstarter page where I'll be giving out the source code to the engine for a nominal pledge amount. Could be used to make a kids 3D platformer, and comes with a level editor!

Interview with Troy of MyGameCompany, part 2 in the replies
By MyGameCompany, 10 June 2011 at 6:08 pm UTC

Ok, I've reposted all of the articles I've written on my web site. So you can find article #4 in the series here, as well as a Post Mortem I wrote for the first Dirk Dashing game. Enjoy!
http://www.mygamecompany.com/articles/index.htm