To everyone who is expressing interest in helping to continue The Linux
Game Tome: thank you! But don't tell me, tell the community! After this
site is shut down, I will walk away from it. I have no plans to be
involved in any effort to continue the Linux Game Tome legacy. If you
are interested in continuing the legacy, please organize and make it
Should you wish to contact me for any reason, please use email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't visit this very often, and it won't be around much longer anyway.
The Linux Game Tome will shut down on April 13. Those of us who have
maintained happypenguin.org over the years now lack both the time and
the ambition to do what is necessary to keep the site afloat. If you've
been paying attention, you've noticed the spam clogging the forums, the
lack of updates and the increasing brokenness of the site. The code
driving this site, written by a novice web developer in 1999, is sorely
out of date. It's time to put it out of its misery.
If the community misses this resource, I urge it to build The Linux
Game Tome v3.0. If such an effort ever came to fruition and publicly
pledged to remain free and not for profit, I would be delighted to
transfer ownership of the happypenguin.org domain. Sometime soon, I'll
make available a dump of the Game Tome games database (minus user
information) that anyone may use for any purpose they'd like, including
building a successor site. Before you ask: no, you may not have a copy
of the site code. It is not fit for human consumption. Even as a
reference, it can only corrupt.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the site over the years, either as moderators, contributors or benefactors.
Pay what you want for
Psychonauts, LIMBO, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and Superbrothers: Sword
& Sworcery EP. If you choose to pay more than the average price, you
will also receive Bastion. Each game comes with its soundtrack in both
lossless (FLAC) and MP3 formats.
Each of these DRM-free games works on Mac, Windows, and Linux,
and can optionally be redeemed on Steam if you choose more than $1.
Bundle buyers can also benefit the Child's Play Charity and the
Electronic Frontier Foundation, non-profits doing excellent work in the
name of gamers worldwide.
Comment: The games are nice, but the real cross platform
aspect of the Bundle is in danger as LIMBO hasn't been ported but simply
packaged with WINE. The organizers of the Bundle try to hide this
behind mumbo-jumbo, but you should be aware.