Free Linux client released for Ryzom MMORPG game
A free Linux client for the Ryzom massively multi-player online role-laying game (MMORPG) is now available for downloading. The program's development was supported by the Free Software Foundation after games vendor Winch Gate released the source code of the server and Windows client under the Affero General Public Licence back in May.
Winch Gate says it hopes that as many gamers as possible will try out the Linux client, which is available to download in binary and in source code form, and has launched an in-game contest as an incentive. The contest will close on the 10th of January. Participants who manage to find all seven Linux Steles that are scattered around the start island of Silan will be entered in a draw for a ZaReason Linux Terra-HD Netbook worth $450 (£289) or its equivalent in cash.
- Competition around the official release of Ryzom Linux client, a Ryzom forum post.
- Ryzom MMORPG game goes open source, a report from The H.