Friday, April 15, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - Free Software Game Restoration

When: April 20, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Free Software Game Restoration
Moderator: Dennis Payne
Location: Online:

Live stream:


An update to a talk Dennis gave at LibrePlanet 2019 and BLU Januay 2019

Games are part of our culture, like books and movies. While we have
access to some older games via emulators, we are failing to save our
free software history.

Many developers try to develop a game, and then the game reaches a
satisfactory state or the developer just moves on. Finding these games
can be hard. Eventually libraries or languages change, and the game no
longer runs.

This talk will discuss restoring games for future players to enjoy.

Dennis Payne is a senior software engineer at Skillsoft. He has worked
on the commercial game Devil's Whiskey. He maintains several open source
games like Bt Builder and Ostrich Riders. He contributes to packaging in
the Fedora distribution.


Dennis' 2019 LibrePlanet talk:

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:

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