PS. Svartalf posts should be pages in your first post. 110 posts isn't all that impressive. :p
How about the upcoming Diablo 3 or Starcraft 2?
Both are games that could make a difference, taking into account their following. They also contain OpenGL renderers for their MacOS port, which means a port could be relatively simple. (I also think one of the main contributors to SDL works for Blizzard, which may or may not be relevant here :) )
One of the games I had the most fun playing ever was a game called Crusader: No Remorse (a sequel is also available called Crusader: No Regrets). They were at the time created by Origin (as I remember this is an EA division so that already bodes badly) but I am unaware of the current ownership. It's a 1995 game though so anyone still carrying the source around might be hard to find. I will still happily pay to play that game again though (DOSbox might be my best option as I just found the CD again).
Additionally the classic Ground Control would be an amazing thing to revisit on my Linux desktop, I never played the sequel but I will take that one as well. A 2000 game originally by Massive Entertainment and distributed by Sierra. I would add this is the most innovative RTS game I have ever played, at the time it came out it blew away anything else. I dearly miss this one.
Outside of that there is a whole host of old Sierra adventure games I would love to see on Linux, I am a sucker for a good adventure game and they always made good ones.
If the old Fallout 1 and 2 games come through, sign me up for a copy now. These are by far the best RPG games every created for the PC, still not up to the standard of a pnp game but the world was so amazing.
i, for one, don't really care about the distribution method as long as the game exists :)
.bin/.run files are universal = better, imo
I thought it might be interesting to take a poll of the "Being looked into" list to see which titles are most popular. I've created a poll here:
It isn't the clearest page on account of the number of titles but it will suffice, I think.
I see you are considering Transport Giant II. What about Industry Giant II? Both are from same publisher (JoWood) and for the screenshots seem to use the same engine.
Other game I like is Hotel Giant II. Its an interesting game.
Keep the good work. :cool:
Actually shoot em ups and such are a lot for Linux. Linux lacks on RPG and adventure games.