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The Linux Game Tome to Shut Down April 13th

April 2nd, 2013 by TimeDoctor

The Linux Game Tome

Bad news:

Hi folks, 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 The code driving this site, written by a novice web developer in 1999, is sorely out of date.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.

bobz

3 Responses to “The Linux Game Tome to Shut Down April 13th”

  1. jsheedy Says:

    Too bad, I used to visit that site a lot back in the day. That, linuxquake.com, and of course linuxgames. Learned about many many games that would have fallen under the radar from that site.

  2. Thunor Says:

    Back in the early to mid 2000s the comments sections of the recently updated games were very busy and in my opinion it was the place to hang out, try the games, get help compiling them etc.

    A shame, but back then it was just LG and TLGT, now there are plenty of actively maintained sites.

  3. Thunor Says:

    Just so we can reminisce:

    http://thunor.org.uk/tlgt

    There are 17 pages to play with :)

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