Another fortnight and another update from the Project Bossanova folks.
In a post to the project’s mailing list the team have announced the results of their ‘You Decide’ gaming poll, in which users were invited to vote on the genre of game to be pursued, along with a partnership with game distributing company Desura.
More excitingly the announcement also brings news of a new contest for indie developers to submit their games to for potential sponsorship.
Mainstream gaming press
And it’s not just here that people are waxing lyrical over Project Bossanova: some ‘mainstream’ gaming press are too. Articles on indie gamer sites ModDB and IndieDB cover the game development contest in more detail.
The Project Bossanova Contest
Two new sections of the Project Bossanova website have popped up, one listing the project’s partners, and the other more interesting contest page.
Game development teams and companies can submit their game as an entry to the contest. However, they must commit to making the game available for Linux only, profit sharing with the project, and will also be encouraged to publish the game’s code under an OSI-approved license.
On the partnership with Desura
Desura Founder Scott Reismanis and Project Bossanova Team Lead Benjamin Humphrey weighed in with their thoughts on the partnership between Project Bossanova and Desura.
"Linux users and gamers may be a minority, but they certainly are the most vocal and passionate, which the humble indie bundle has demonstrated twice now,” said Desura Founder Scott Reismanis.
“Having an original, exclusive Linux game champion the platform is a step in the right direction, and an exciting possibility for us as we work towards bringing our digital distribution client to Linux as well.”
“We are excited to work with Desura in this joint venture as they have established themselves as the name in independent gaming,” said Project Bossanova Team Lead and Co-Editor of Ubuntu news site, OMG! Ubuntu!, Benjamin Humphrey.
“As we have stated before, this is an ambitious project, but with the Desura partnership in place, we feel that we are one step closer to achieving our goal.”
Check out Project Bossanova over @ projectbossanova.com
Disclaimer: Ohso, the company that runs OMG! Ubuntu!, and is co-owned by myself and Benjamin, is a primary sponsor of Project Bossanova.