Canonical Expands Partnerships with Game Developers

Linux is not exactly the first platform that comes to mind when one thinks of computer gaming. Yet Canonical continues to expand the lineup of games available for purchase by Ubuntu users in the Software Center. Here’s a look at the latest additions, and the partnerships Canonical is building through them.

On Aug. 2, 2011, Canonical introduced two new games, BEEP! and Heileen, to the Software Center. They’re priced at $9.99 and $19.99, respectively, and are only the latest of a broadening lineup of for-purchase applications that have made their way into the Software Center.

BEEP!, a 2D side-scroller similar to World of Goo, has already received some pretty enthusiastic reviews from Ubuntu users who have proclaimed it a “brilliant little game” and “Great game play with some challenging puzzles.”

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