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GarageGames News Flurry

September 24th, 2003 by Alkini

Recently there has been a flurry of news items related to GarageGames (GG) and their Torque engine:

  • Version 2.1 of Orbz (based on the Torque engine) has been released. This version includes reduced download sizes and better support for lower-end video cards. Demo download: orbz_gg_2_10.sh.bin
  • GG have made available a demo of Mutant Storm, a RoboTron style arcade game, which was previously unavailable for Linux. Demo download: MutantStormDemo_1_33.sh.bin (8.8MB)
    Update, Thu Sep 25 02:37:48 CDT 2003: OK, it’s way past my bedtime, so I apologize for the confusion; there has been a demo of this for a while now.
  • GG will be present at this year’s Indie Games Con (IGC) which is taking place Oct. 10-12th in Eugene, Oregon. The IGC is “a fun, informal and informative gathering of independent game developers from around the world.”
  • GG has relaunched their GameMechanic (GM) newsletter with a August 2003 Issue. GM is a monthly newsletter “focused towards providing valuable and inciteful articles and information on the issues and concerns that matter to our ever growing independent development community.”

6 Responses to “GarageGames News Flurry”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I’ve been playing Mutant Storm in Linux for months…

  2. Anonymous Says:

    If you didn’t know about it already, this game is originally by PomPom, and this is their site: http://www.pompom.org.uk/

  3. Anonymous Says:

    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8385054 [b]Feb 15 2003[/b] mutantstormdemo.sh*

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Has anyone gotten the copy of Mutantstorm to work for Debian (/ unstable). All I get are corrupted graphics (one machine) and segfaults (both machines).

  5. povman Says:

    So does mutantstorm use the torque engine? if not, why is it on garagegames?

  6. simcon Says:

    MutantStorm on GG states it needs glibc-2.2 or newer. I downloaded it and the program says it needs 2.3! Hmmm nice waste of an 8mb download on my ISDN. If I’d created this I would have developed it on an older OS to guarantee maximum exposure. At the end of the day if I can’t play the demo I’m not going to buy it am I.

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