This is a mail I got from Brandom Van Every. Could be interesting! -- ============================================================================== Jorrit.Tyberghein@uz.kuleuven.ac.be, University Hospitals KU Leuven BELGIUM I LIKE TO THINK I AM A PICKER-UP OF UNCONSIDERED TRIFLES. Death grinned hopefully. -- (Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies) ==============================================================================
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- Subject: Linux and Independent Games Festival
- From: "Brandon Van Every" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 16:25:06 -0800I wanted to call the following to your collective attention. The Independent Games Festival, a commercial contest, http://www.gdconf.com/indiegames/homepage.htm is currently being discussed in c.g.d.industry and c.o.l.d.apps. Linux games are currently not eligible to enter the contest. The questions are threefold: 1) are there enough Linux game developers to organize and lobby for entry into the contest? 2) is a completely pushbutton temporary non-invasive Linux installation possible, to run the Linux games? You can't corrupt the judges' PCs, that'll never fly, nor can you make it a hassle. 3) alternately, can the Linux community find a sponsor to put 10 Linux boxes in the hands of 10 judges? Aside from the newsgroups, the guy you want to get in contact with about these matters appears to be Alex Dunne, Editor in Chief, Game Developer Magazine, firstname.lastname@example.org . Not me, I'm just a person trying to point you folks in the right direction. Additionally, I'd advise that kind words will get you much farther than bile or demands. Alex appears to be disposed to help people with difficulties, if others are willing to carry their own balls forwards. Thought I'd let you know because I once was a Linux hacker myself. It's going to be up to you guys to spread the word and drum up interest. This isn't my crusade, personally speaking. I just wanted to make sure that you guys got your chance to have your voice heard. Making it count, that's up to you. Cheers, 3d graphics optimization jock Brandon Van Every Seattle, WA ----------------------------------------------------------------------- If we are all Gods and we have thrown our toys the mortals away and we are Immortal What shall we do and we cannot die to entertain ourselves?
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