I was watching the 1up Show this morning when I was reminded that many game developers exist outside of the scope of big publishing houses. The independent game developer scene appears to be growing and there are many more tools available to young ( and old ) development hopefuls to build interesting games.
One such site which helps to promote a development tool kit and the results of its community is Garage Games which has a collection of demonstration games whichÂ show that games can be created without the need for huge investment other than time and interest.Â Ive played both thinktanks and orbz acrossÂ Windows and Linux platforms both are equally entertaining and simple to install.
Whilst we are not short on games for our favourite operating system we do seem to be short on a good communication about what is available and what can be achieved. So on a rainy Sunday awaiting the gales and blizzards predicted by the weather men im off to see what else I can find.
Oh one more thing, the talented guys from Penny-Arcade have a Game coming out soon which will also be available on Linux. So whilst we are making a concerted and managed effort to raise awareness and support for Linux from Dell lets send some love to Garage Games , Introversion Software and HotHead gamesÂ for more of the good gaming stuff we love.
Thanks for reading.