The Linux Game Tome

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The Linux Game Tome
TheLinuxGameTome-Screenshot.png
Web address happypenguin.org
Commercial? No
Type of site Linux as gaming platform
Registration Optional
Available in English
Owner Bob Zimbinski
Created by Tessa Lau
Launched 1995
Current status Shut down permanently (April 2013)

The Linux Game Tome was a website which provided a comprehensive list of games for Linux.

History[edit]

The site was started by Tessa Lau in 1995. She collected games from SunSITE's Linux games directories, and classic X11 games - for a database of just over 100 games.[1][2]

In 1998 maintenance was taken over by Bob Zimbinski who ran the site from that point to its closure.[1][3]

At the time of closure, the database contained well over 2,000 games and game-related items[4] as well as a user rating system, discussion forums, and an IRC channel.

It also provided forums for game developers, and organized several make overs of "almost-there" Linux games such as Lincity.

Hosting was provided by Michael Simms of Linux Game Publishing and Tux Games which caused shared downtime during late 2010.[5]

On March 25, 2013, it was announced that the Tome would shut down on April 13.[6] The site had gone without updates for several months prior to this announcement. An archived version of the database has been made available, and the happypenguin.org site now links to two different efforts to continue the project.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Linux Game Tome: About The Linux Game Tome". The Linux Game Tome. Retrieved 2007-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Site review: Linux Game Tome". Linux.com. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  3. ^ Julie Bresnick (2001-05-01). "Playing the game of life with Linux Game Tome maintainer Bob Zimbinski". Linux.com. SourceForge, Inc. Retrieved 2007-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Game Tome Listing". The Linux Game Tome. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  5. ^ Linux Game Publishing Is Back Online Phoronix, December 08, 2010 (Article by Michael Larabel)
  6. ^ "News From BobZ". Resurrecting the Tome. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 

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