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Title: The Linux Game Tome (a.k.a. Happypenguin) calls it quits 13/4
Post by: Neon_Knight on April 02, 2013, 06:30:29 pm
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Bad news: (http://happypenguin.org/newsitem?id=11236)

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Hi folks, The Linux Game Tome will shut down on April 13. Those of us who have maintained happypenguin.org over the years now lack both the time and the ambition to do what is necessary to keep the site afloat. If youíve been paying attention, youíve noticed the spam clogging the forums, the lack of updates and the increasing brokenness of the site. The code driving this site, written by a novice web developer in 1999, is sorely out of date. Itís time to put it out of its misery.

If the community misses this resource, I urge it to build The Linux Game Tome v3.0. If such an effort ever came to fruition and publicly pledged to remain free and not for profit, I would be delighted to transfer ownership of the happypenguin.org domain. Sometime soon, Iíll make available a dump of the Game Tome games database (minus user information) that anyone may use for any purpose theyíd like, including building a successor site. Before you ask: no, you may not have a copy of the site code. It is not fit for human consumption. Even as a reference, it can only corrupt.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the site over the years, either as moderators, contributors or benefactors.

bobz

Link (http://www.linuxgames.com/archives/18815)


Title: Re: The Linux Game Tome (a.k.a. Happypenguin) calls it quits 13/4
Post by: fromhell on April 02, 2013, 08:05:17 pm
Well for years it felt in a state of disrepair after years of not updating phpbb (which was still on a 2.0 branch IIRC) and letting the spambots roam freely for weeks without action


Title: Re: The Linux Game Tome (a.k.a. Happypenguin) calls it quits 13/4
Post by: sago007 on April 03, 2013, 11:00:15 am
It was not entirely unexpected. Of course there are many memories connected to that site. It was there I learned about the existence of OpenArena and many other projects. But it has been idle for so long and closing it seems like the rational choice.