While there isn’t an over-abundance of quality native games right now for the small Linux gaming market, it looks like a new web-based Linux game store is launching next week. It’s called Gameolith, but will it be anything special?
I’ve received a few emails regarding Gameolith.com, which carries a tag-line of “The Linux Game Download Store.” Not many details are officially known about this forthcoming store, but based upon the line, it will be e-delivery / download-based.
Their web-site hasn’t launched yet (not until 7 July), but they have bits of information on this partner page. It appears that the store will be browser-based rather than having a native system client like Valve’s Steam, Desura, or even the Ubuntu Software Center. It does look like they intend to package the games in Debian and RPM formats at least. It’s not clear whether or not Gameolith intends to bundle any Digital Rights Management (DRM) with the titles. It also appears that Gameolith will try to build some sort of community and distribute news.