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Uplink and Darwinia released on Ubuntu Software Center

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:55 pm
by Mark
We're pleased to announce that we've teamed up with Canonical and have launched Darwinia and Uplink on the Ubuntu Software Center. I remember the days when Linux was a horrible alternative to Windows (and apple were no where to be seen), but things have come a very long way since then. I recently installed Ubuntu on a machine, burnt a disk and turned on Treme, because I knew that OS Installs take hours with occasional input to tell it where in the world it is and what sort of Keyboard you use. Anyway, 20 mins later and we're fully up and running and the interface looked sexy. I'm really hoping to re-kindle our relationship with Linux users as I've always believed that Uplink has to be the *perfect* game for linux fans, and if we get enough takers we may even release Subversion for Linux on launch day (Chris'll kill me for promising that)!

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:05 pm
by Blazerfrost
So if I bought it through the online store can I get it via the software center?

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:30 pm
by multimania

It's always nice to see IV's games appear for sale somewhere new!

Let's hope for lots more Linux love in the future!

Welcome to a new world of gamers

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:29 pm
by garethmcc
This is very awesome news and I hope other games makers will follow suit. Congratulations on realising the opportunity as you have now opened yourself up to a big market of starved gamers. I for one will be buying this off the Ubuntu Software Center .... as soon as I have the money to do so :P


Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:30 pm
by elkimo
Is there any reason why Defcon was not included in this deal?

In my opinion Defcon is a great game, and proof of how great Linux games can look. It's my favorite Introversion game.

I would love to see it included in the Ubuntu Software Center, as it would ease installation (and updating), and might attract a lot of new Linux users. It's a great game, that looks good, and there's really not much competition in Linux gaming-world, so I would imagine there are quite some people who would be interested in buying this game, I for one am definitely among them.

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:21 pm
by trickser
Thumbs up!

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:47 am
by desiv
Purchased and had these running on my Ubuntu box before there was an Ubuntu Software Center..
When Subversion comes out for Linux, I will be here waiting.. ;-)


p.s. Agree, get Defcon on there too! :-)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:29 pm
by reignover
We need to make a big push for Defcon guys...Shall we start a petition? I actually have a piece of SPAM that could be used to contact each member of the forum and other communities who might be interested in getting the game added. If anybody wants to team up you should let me know and we can give this thing a legitimate shot.

I'm a spammer

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:06 pm
by Jeremysl
I want to buy SPAM software
write a private message or ICQ <snip>

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:45 pm
by Mas Tnega

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:14 pm
by Seitaro
Ubuntu is pretty user-friendly nowadays. Until you try to install things on your own. Then it's back to being good-ole cryptic error message Linux. :roll: