Linux Game Publishing sent in this announcement:
LGP is today announcing three new titles! Get ready for retro arcade action with Hyperspace Delivery Boy, play a great new version of the classic with NingPo MahJong, and challenge the toughest snowboarding slopes in the world with Soul Ride.
Each of these titles is now complete and we are acceping beta tester applications at our beta testers website.
As previously reported, the Soul Ride engine was GPL’d but the game data remained a commercial item, so I’m assuming that this announcement from LGP means that they’re doing an “official” port that will be boxed and sold with the original game data. Update: LGP’s Mike Phillips has confirmed that he will, in fact, be feeding all of the Soul Ride code back to the CVS repository at SourceForge and the main goal of this project is to clean it up for a Linux-specific release.
We also previously reported that Eon Games (developers of Candy Cruncher and Hyperspace Delivery Boy) was looking for beta testers for HDB, but I’m not sure what the result of that was. Update: Again, LGP’s Mike Phillips clarified that the goal of both the HDB and NingPo MahJong projects is to polish them a bit more and stick them in nice Linux-specific packages.