Linux native or Linux compatible games

What do you think? Should we include Linux compatible games or only Linux games?

Ok, let me clarify what I understand under both terms

Linux games:

- comes either as source package or as a pre-built binary
- these games are made for Linux
- needs to be downloaded and executed separately
- the most of them can run on many platforms

under reserve, because they could fit in both terms
- this includes Java SE applications (OK I know VM, but hasn't Quake 3 used some kind of a VM for it's network code?)
- Adobe AIR packages? (Ok I'm not sure about AIR, but AIR is dead)

Linux compatible:

- games that can run on Linux
- games that are made for a technology, which is available for Linux
- can be run trough browser plugins/technology's like: NaCl, HTML5, Flash, Java, AIR, Unity, Silverlight, WINElib, Panda, JavaScript etc.

And don't forget Linux itself is a multi-platform OS(Debian popcon ), but the most plugins are only available for a few platforms!
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Maybe we could add an extra section(like the emulator section) for such games.

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Well, I'm not against HTML5 as a tech but the company made most of them not playable.

Most commerical games offer no fun.

I agree on this. Most commercial HTML5 games look good but are very boring or overpriced.
I think this discussion is a "what if" more than anything else.
If good NaCl-HTML5 games come out, we should include them.

Sorry for my late reply, but someone chooses me and my car as crash barrier for his A4.
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So what now?

Should we remove AirMech?

Why not set up/start a poll and let the votes decide?

How about you make a checklist to decide?

It could be something like:

Is is a foss game?
Is it a free (as in beer) game?
Is it advertised as linux compatible? (or does it just "happen" to work)
Does it have a wide player base? (subjective perception)
Is it a quality/promising/cult game?
etc.

games should pass the 60-70%mark

once you have drafted the list you can use the same criteria for all games

in general a good idea and we already have it here

>Does it have a wide player base? (subjective perception)
>Is it a quality/promising/cult game?

but tastes differ for example: I hate Spring and I would never recommend this game to anyone because it looks ugly, it's uncomfortable and the performance..., but there are many people out there who like it

EDIT: 2 weeks and no responses... , I'll now include high quality/popular Chrome NaCl Games (AirMech is still here and I prefer the same rules for all developers), cheers!

If I want to know about wine, flash, and browser games, I won't be going to a Linux game database to find them. But since they are here, is there a "only show Linux" filter that works for the whole site?

Seriously, you don't know which is based on WineLib and which are just made for Windows.

I saw 3 open-source applications released binary based on WineLib already.

>But since they are here, is there a "only show Linux" filter that works for the whole site?

No, and no we will not include browser games(webgl, html5 or javascript). All games, you'll find here are „Linux Games“.