From BongFish comes the Tommy Brunner-branded, cel-shaded downhill snowboarding game StokedRider. Only a tiny bit of information is available now, but the game screenshots, like this free-software-friendly PNG, all clearly list “linux” as one of the target platforms. According to the spartan information page it will require OpenGL. Although gameplay is probably similar to many other downhill snowboarding games, the graphics in this one do, admittedly, look quite sweet.
This new game seems to present a much more serious and stylish take on the previous iteration of StokedRider, which can be downloaded for Windows computers by clicking the flaming alien on this page.
Given the dearth of information, I’ll simply point you to Inside Mac Games and Gamespot which both recycle the screenshots and information available on the main site. This way it actually looks like more news than is actually available.
The arrival of this new cross-platform game raises several questions, many of which will no doubt be answered in the coming months. Will the funky green alien make a comeback in the new game? Will DRI-using video cards be able to play this game, despite a lack of S3TC texture compression? Will the Linux client be released nine months after the Windows client as each individual mouse issue is hashed out and unforseen video codec problems come to light? Is BongFish related in any way to the venerable Dopefish?