Eschalon: Book I

March 21st, 2008 by Crusader

Linspire has announced that Eschalon: Book I, a role-playing game from Basilisk Games, is now available to order online:

San Diego, CA & Indianapolis, IN – March 19th, 2008 – Linspire, Inc. developer of (, an easy-to-use, one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux software, and Basilisk Games, an independent game developer, today announced the immediate availability of Eschalon: Book I for Freespire 2.0, Linspire 6.0, Ubuntu 7.04 & 7.10 (32 bit) desktop Linux users. Available for download and installation with one-click through, Eschalon: Book I is the first in a trilogy of role-playing games designed to have a play style similar to classic RPGs of the 80’s and 90’s (

“Games are a key component to any software echo-system, and we are excited to have Eschalon: Book I now available in,” said Larry Kettler, President and CEO. “Our goal is to make not only the easiest place to get Linux games, but the number one destination for all Linux gamers.”

Eschalon: Book I is a classic role-playing game experience that will take users across massive outdoor environments and deep into sprawling dungeons as they seek to uncover the mystery of who- or what- they are.

With a focus on a single-player storyline, statistically driven character development and turn-based combat, Eschalon: Book I features a style of game play rarely seen in anymore commercial games. The game world does not scale or adjust itself to match anyone’s play style, so the ease or difficulty of the game is directly related to how successful the user is at developing their character.

“Basilisk Games is thrilled to be partnering with on the distribution of Eschalon: Book I for the Linux platform,” said Thomas Riegsecker, Owner of Basilisk Games. “Linux is an extraordinary alternative OS and we are committed to supporting it with all our games.” has over 900 free and commercial software games from classic arcade games, to action games, adventure games, puzzles, boardgames as well as game emulators and more, all accessible in one click.

For all commercial Linux games publishers and ISVs, provides a free Publisher Program that enables vendors to quickly get their software products out to the growing desktop Linux market. For more information please email

Eschalon: Book I Screenshot

Thanks to code_404 for the heads up. As the press release notes, you can order it directly from; there’s also a demo available.

2 Responses to “Eschalon: Book I”

  1. vadi Says:

    You could order it online before also.

    Personally, I’m not happy with’s strategy – looks too iffy, when you add in the company’s history.

  2. esbenmosehansen Says:

    It’s a nice hack’and’slash game :) I bought it directly from the basilisk games, though, it comes in a nice tar-ball.

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