Marv has asked me to update this item with an explanation of why it was posted. So here you go:
- TransGaming started as a Linux-focused company working on WineX, produced some stand-alone ports via WineX, and continues to sell subscriptions to their WineX product.
- In the meantime, they’ve begun the process of porting, or assisting the porting of, games for MacOS X, and there has been no visible movement to bring new products to Linux in the meantime.
The combination of these two points causes some consternation among Linux users, myself included. It gives the appearance of using WineX as simply a stepping stone to a larger business, which apparently has nothing to do with Linux. They have said, many times, that they could bring a Windows game to Linux in a very short time (e.g. a matter of a few weeks) yet from the press releases one gets the impression that they are in the business of porting games not to Linux, but to MacOS X.
I’m confident that TransGaming is aware that LinuxGames is not the place to advertise the release of a new MacOS X game; since it’s a touchy issue with some, I’d expected more care to be shown. Our readers are not their audience for that game, yet we received their press release in the mail, just like we do the press releases for their WineX product. Both Al and I had the same reaction: we should post it. After all, we do have readers who are WineX subscribers or at the very least potential subscribers, and it is relevant to them what they can expect from TransGaming.
The press release was excerpted without commentary here. Make of it, and the company that sent it, what you will. The original post follows:
TransGaming has helped to ship a new game. Here are some details from the press release they sent to LinuxGames.
The Adventure Company and TransGaming Technologies today announced that Riddle of the Sphinx II: The Omega Stone has shipped.
The Omega Stone is a classic adventure that sends intrepid explorers on a quest to prevent a terrible disaster prophesized by the ancients. Beautifully rendered scenery from Stonehenge, Easter Island, and the Lost City of Atlantis sets the tone for this evocative mystery.
Ported from its original Windows® version by TransGaming Technologies, the game offers more than 50 hours of gameplay in a historically and archaeologically accurate world of adventure. The game’s beauty is emphasized by full-screen video cut-scenes, real-time in-game animations, a full 360-degree camera and a captivating soundtrack.
You can order this MacOS X game from online retailers such as Amazon.
Read: Full Press Release