Linux Tycoon game simulates making your own Linux distro


Lunduke has created Linux Tycoon, a $4 sim-game that simulates making your own GNU/Linux distribution. It looks like rather a lot of fun, actually:

So what exactly do you do in a Linux Distro Building game?

So glad you asked! Here’s some examples of the thrilling challenges you’ll find in Linux Tycoon:

* Analyzing and selecting software packages.
* Fixing Bugs.
* Managing volunteers and paid staff.
* Keeping the total size (in MB) of your Distro at a reasonable level.
* And so much more!

Seriously though. It is fun. (It is a game, after all. You don’t actually fix bugs yourself.)

Basically take all the fun parts of building your own Linux Distro… and take out all the work. Bam! Instant entertainment!

04.02Linux Tycoon (via Waxy)

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  1. In much the same way that unleashing disasters upon a bustling metropolis can be very satisfying in SimCity, I’d very much like to know more about what possibilities exist in this game for watching everything fall apart spectacularly.

  2. Can’t wait for the DLC where you have to  deal with flamers and trolls on your forum and NPCs who try to fuck the developers upstream for shits and giggles.

  3. I’ve bought the game, and sadly (while I had high hopes for it) it proves to be rather minimalistic and boring. Instead of the experience of building a distro from a very small thing to a robust thing I was hoping for, there’s two counters that matter: “Bugs” (try to keep it down) and “Workers” (try to raise both Volunteers and Paid). And that’s it.

    I recommend saving your $4 for the next Humble Indie Bundle, instead.

  4. Can’t wait for the DLC where you have to  deal with flamers and trolls on your forum and NPCs who try to fuck the developers upstream for shits and giggles.

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