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Josey
September 30th, 2010, 06:43 PM
Is this a joke?

http://imgur.com/m1UyA.png

sanderd17
September 30th, 2010, 06:50 PM
A game that you can buy, nothing special, it was announced. But why the gimp logo?

uRock
September 30th, 2010, 06:59 PM
As mentioned above, this has been coming.

Moved to Cafe.

Artificial Intelligence
September 30th, 2010, 07:07 PM
Cool! I hope we'll see a lot of indie games.

Tibuda
September 30th, 2010, 07:10 PM
I think the "joke" is "and the output of 'hello' once the app is run".

Mr. Picklesworth
September 30th, 2010, 07:10 PM
Well, that particular case is a test. They've been throwing different fake applications up there, presumably to test the deployment / payment mechanisms :)

Tibuda
September 30th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Last edited by uRock; 14 Minutes Ago at 02:57 PM.. Reason: Changed abusive thread title.
lol. what's the original title?

uRock
September 30th, 2010, 07:15 PM
lol. what's the original title?
The original title was changed while moving the thread. The reply title needed to be changed as well.

Kdar
September 30th, 2010, 07:24 PM
I am sure it just test. Wait one more month.

MasterNetra
September 30th, 2010, 07:29 PM
i am sure it just test. Wait one more month.

+1

juancarlospaco
September 30th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Use DESCRIPTIVE titles!!!

limestone
September 30th, 2010, 09:05 PM
What I've heard the game is not real, it's there for test. But there will be games and other stuff for purchase :)

Ctrl-Alt-F1
October 1st, 2010, 12:08 AM
C'mon guys you've never heard of Hello X Adventure?

I've been playing it on that other operating system for years. It's a good way to practice your nun-chuck skills!

Josey
October 1st, 2010, 12:37 AM
To avoid confusion I think they should put the word test somewhere in the game description.

I have no problem with commercial applications being there but this just looks like a scam of some sort.

ubunterooster
October 1st, 2010, 01:08 AM
It does look like a cheap scam...or like a cheap android app

cariboo
October 1st, 2010, 01:11 AM
They have changed it.

Austin25
October 1st, 2010, 03:59 AM
This new "feature" may move me to use a different distro.

formaldehyde_spoon
October 1st, 2010, 04:05 AM
This new "feature" may move me to use a different distro.

You could ignore it, of course, and it wouldn't affect you...

uRock
October 1st, 2010, 04:07 AM
This new "feature" may move me to use a different distro.
You'd rather buy software and install it yourself? I think it is great that Canonical is trying to get closed source companies to support Linux.

kingrobdun
October 1st, 2010, 04:49 AM
I hope indie devs use this. I would love to see Amnesia, and world of goo on there.

Mr. Picklesworth
October 1st, 2010, 05:52 AM
Keep in mind that Maverick isn't going to see this in all its glory. There will be one thing for sale (the Fluendo DVD player if I recall correctly), and making that whole pipeline work smoothly is a future goal.

The Extras repository is strictly for free / open source software.

Artificial Intelligence
October 1st, 2010, 06:36 AM
You'd rather buy software and install it yourself? I think it is great that Canonical is trying to get closed source companies to support Linux.

+1

No one is forcing anybody to buy stuff from there. But a nice feature for those who wants to buy a specific game or software which can be installed easily.

nothingspecial
October 1st, 2010, 10:37 AM
A game that you can buy, nothing special, it was announced.

It was nothing to do with me whatsoever.

forrestcupp
October 1st, 2010, 12:31 PM
It was nothing to do with me whatsoever.

He was just letting you know. :)

nothingspecial
October 1st, 2010, 01:27 PM
He was just letting you know. :)

Oh, I see, missed the comma :)

ubunterooster
October 1st, 2010, 03:03 PM
@ nothing special: :lolflag:


Speaking of Fluendo, has anyone bought it and liked it?

Fableflame
October 1st, 2010, 03:14 PM
I have mixed feelings about being able to purchase software from the Software Center.

I like the idea, but I just hope that what software is currently free doesn't turn into paid software. I also worry that people who usually make free software may start charging for any software they develop from here on out.

It would be awesome if we could start getting some support from some of the big game makers like Valve or Betheseda (sp?) and have some of their games for sell on Ubuntu.

SlugSlug
October 1st, 2010, 03:35 PM
You'd rather buy software and install it yourself? I think it is great that Canonical is trying to get closed source companies to support Linux.


+1

bring on the games :D

Mr. Picklesworth
October 1st, 2010, 04:28 PM
I have mixed feelings about being able to purchase software from the Software Center.

I like the idea, but I just hope that what software is currently free doesn't turn into paid software. I also worry that people who usually make free software may start charging for any software they develop from here on out.

If developers are only releasing their software at no charge due to technical constraints, there is a deeper problem than the distribution. If there were a project like that, I wouldn't expect it to last a month.

BrokenKingpin
October 1st, 2010, 04:56 PM
You'd rather buy software and install it yourself? I think it is great that Canonical is trying to get closed source companies to support Linux.
++

This is a very good thing for Linux. Unfortunately only having one thing in it at launch makes it kind of pointless, and makes a bad first impression. They should delay the release for this when they have a few more things in it, and a good process already in place for people to submit their applications to it.

forrestcupp
October 1st, 2010, 05:15 PM
+1

bring on the games :D

What you guys aren't thinking about is that these games are still going to be independent efforts that are the same quality as all of the free games already out there, only now there will be a price on them.

If we were going to get commercial quality games, then I would say "bring on the games", too. But that's not what's going to happen.

SlugSlug
October 1st, 2010, 05:18 PM
What you guys aren't thinking about is that these games are still going to be independent efforts that are the same quality as all of the free games already out there, only now there will be a price on them.

If we were going to get commercial quality games, then I would say "bring on the games", too. But that's not what's going to happen.


ye with little faith...

they are getting better
http://www.penumbragame.com/media.php

forrestcupp
October 1st, 2010, 07:59 PM
ye with little faith...

they are getting better
http://www.penumbragame.com/media.php

Yeah. The Penumbra series is one of the few exceptions. And that's only because it uses the Source engine.

Mr. Picklesworth
October 1st, 2010, 09:09 PM
What you guys aren't thinking about is that these games are still going to be independent efforts that are the same quality as all of the free games already out there, only now there will be a price on them.

If we were going to get commercial quality games, then I would say "bring on the games", too. But that's not what's going to happen.

The indie game community has a massive number of incredibly talented developers, many of whom love what they do. (Games, in particular). Lots of these people work on small, independent projects by choice, and a fair number use tools that can (and do) support Linux fairly easily.
I should mention it's also worth billions of dollars. It is not a small thing.

No, not everything is great, but allow me to take you on a quick journey:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MindRover
http://www.worldofgoo.com/
http://www.introversion.co.uk/
http://www.master-of-defense.com/ (first standalone tower defence game for PC. Either awoke or closely preceded that particular craze)
http://www.squashysoftware.com/
http://www.tankuniversal.com/
http://www.rainslick.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_downloadable_PlayStation_3_games

Of course, an important thing with games is quantity and diversity. It feeds that all-important creative spark. After all, video games are organic entertainment; not mechanical tools. (Unfortunately, I think a lot of game projects in the repositories have forgotten that along the line).

The PS3 market has that. Every major game console (including the iPhone :b) has that.
Ubuntu's repositories have clones of other games that look / play worse than their predecessors (on a strangely counter-intuitive scale where the age of the original game makes the clone gradually less entertaining) and a lot of run-and-gun shooters that list only graphics features in their package descriptions.
Some people love those kinds of games, but Software Centre isn't an engaging place when everything looks the same. That Games section seriously needs some new blood.

I guess I should give kudos to games in the repos I do find really exciting, just to avoid sounding like a horrible curmudgeon. Scorched 3D, Tumiki Fighters and Wesnoth are brilliantly done and there are definitely a lot more like them. I have high hopes for high quality Free games, but I don't sense much energy there. Apparently it's a lot more fun to make music players :)

Artificial Intelligence
October 1st, 2010, 09:18 PM
There's a lot of good indie games out there for Linux, you just gotta have your eyes peeled - not as many as Windows ofcause, but they indie games that support Linux is there - I have a quite a collection of indie games I bought over the years.

Naiki Muliaina
October 1st, 2010, 10:19 PM
I gotta say, in 2010 I have bought quite a few games for Linux. Machinarium and Osmos have been my fave.

http://www.steve-c.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/alley_1280x800-300x187.jpg

forrestcupp
October 3rd, 2010, 03:25 AM
I gotta say, in 2010 I have bought quite a few games for Linux. Machinarium and Osmos have been my fave.

http://www.steve-c.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/alley_1280x800-300x187.jpg

Machinarium is pretty interesting.