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The End is Nigh   25 Mar 13 19:25
 posted by bobz
Hi folks,

The Linux Game Tome will shut down on April 13. Those of us who have maintained 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 The code driving this site, written by a novice web developer in 1999, is sorely out of date.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 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.


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  Thanks. posted by ghstdncr @ on Apr 8 2013 6:42 PM  
Sad to see it going but so long and thanks for all the games ;-). And good luck with you present and future projects.

  It was fun posted by Thunor @ on Apr 1 2013 7:18 AM  
I've just used my favourite search engine to search for "happypenguin myusername" and I've had a nostalgic time reading stuff I'd written under various user names since 2001 :D Back in those days Linux was really exploding and it was a very enjoyable period visiting this website and discussing gaming, so I thank you for that experience. Off the top of my head I'd say that the Fashion Cents comments were some of the funniest because of the loony things some crazy woman was saying :P

I'm glad that you're not going to leave this site up any longer because it looks sad now with all the spam, the neverending Summoning Wars 0.5.6 announcement burned into my grey matter, the "hello, is anyone there" posts. It's shame because so many people over the years have offered to assist with it and then the mods go quiet which is strange when you consider many things Linux are collaborative (I could never understand that).

Anyway, the team over at the Linux Game Database have done a fantastic job of filling the void, it's very professional and there's quite a network of news sites that it aggregates, but it needs more people posting loony comments on the game pages to encourage more input from readers.

So farewell happypenguin, it was fun.

  10^3 thanks posted by Flamma @ on Mar 26 2013 4:31 AM  
This news is sad, but I can't say I didn't see them coming. I want to thank all the people who made TLGT (which for me it will always be known as Happy Penguin) for many, many years of news updates. I found most of the games I tried on GNU/Linux on this site, and many of them even worked. I expect you get involved on interesting projects. Good luck.

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Browser games are

the future of linux gaming.

a nice supplement, but they don't work offline.

a nice supplement, as long as they don't use flash.

a nice way to reach out to the windows community.

too complicated to create.

irelevant to the linux gaming community.

irelevant until the final html5 specification has been released.


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