Originally Published: Tuesday, 15 August 2000 Author: Terry Warner
Published to: news_enhance_games/Games News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Loki games on FreeBSD

It seems as though Loki is going for more then just linux these days. Click the above topic for the full press release.

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Loki Press Contact: Kayt Sorhaindo Telephone: 714.505.8915 x12 press@lokigames.com

FreeBSD Contact: Jordan Hubbard Telephone: 925.691.2863 jkh@FreeBSD.org

BSDI Contact: Kevin Rose Telephone: 801.553.8166 kgr@bsdi.com

San Jose, California -- August 15, 2000 -- Loki Software, Inc., the leading publisher of best-selling games for the Linux operating system, today announces a strategic alliance with Berkeley Software Design, Inc. (BSDI), the foremost supporter of the FreeBSD Project.

Loki introduced fully-supported, shrink-wrapped commercial games to the Linux community in 1999. While Loki has released Alpha and PPC versions of their games whenever technically feasible, FreeBSD users had been left to their own devices to make the games function on their open-source operating system of choice.

Through this new partnership, Loki and BSDI will work together to ensure Lokišs gaming titles are compatible with FreeBSD using the Linux-compatibility features. Certified games on this configuration will be fully-supported by Loki.

"Many people do not take games seriously, and this is a mistake," said Jordan Hubbard, Vice President, Open Source Solutions. "Availability of Loki's industry leading line up of Linux games is a huge win for us, as we realize full well that games drive a large part of the overall acceptance of any operating system, even a serious operating system like BSD."

"We are excited to be announcing our official support of FreeBSD's Linux compatibility libraries," said Scott Draeker, President of Loki Software. "FreeBSD users have been enjoying their Open Source operating system for years, and many of them have been playing our games."

Loki is now preparing several A-one titles for certification, including the highly-anticipated SimCity 3000 Unlimited and Sid Meieršs Alpha Centauri with the Alien Crossfire expansion pack. Other popular programs to be certified soon include Quake III Arena, Soldier of Fortune, and Descent3.

Specially-marked certified games will be available from The FreeBSD Mall in addition to Lokišs website store.

About the FreeBSD Project

FreeBSD is a popular open source operating system developed by the FreeBSD Project and its worldwide team, consisting of more than 5,000 developers funneling their work to over 200 "committer" developers. It is available free of charge from ftp.FreeBSD.org and also distributed as a shrink-wrap software product through CompUSA, Fry's, Borders, Ingram, FreeBSDmall.com and others. FreeBSD includes thousands of ported applications, including the most popular Web, Internet and E-mail applications. FreeBSD is distributed under the Berkeley Software Distribution license, which means that it can be copied and modified freely. For more information about the FreeBSD Project, visit www.FreeBSD.org.

About Loki Software, Inc.

Founded in 1998, CA, Loki works with leading game publishers and developers to port their best-selling PC titles to Linux. Titles from Loki include Quake III Arena, Descent 3 and Heavy Gear II. In addition to this arsenal of games, Loki supports several Open Source development projects and distributes Debian GNU/Linux. For more information visit http://www.lokigames.com.

About the Berkeley Software Distribution Operating System

Berkeley Software Distribution operating system technologies were originally developed from 1979 to 1992 by the Computer Systems Research Group(CSRG) at the University of California at Berkeley. Berkeley-derived operating system and networking technologies are at the heart of most modern Unix and Unix-like operating systems. Today, virtually every major Internet infrastructure provider uses BSD operating systems. BSD operating system technologies are used by leading mission-critical network computing environments and are embedded in Internet appliance platforms that require advanced Internet functionality, reliability and security.

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All company and product names are the trademarks, registrations, or copyrights of their respective owners.

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