That’s right. Linux Tycoon. For DOS.
Now, a sane person might be asking “Why build Linux Tycoon — or any game, for that matter — for DOS?”.
The answer is simple: Because it was there. (Also the idea itself was so ridiculous that it made me smile.)
But, as it turns out, there is one quite excellent benefit:
- For the DOS version I went with the most “DOS Looking” visual style I could find. Because… why not?
- The DOS version is being used as a test-bed for new features and game-play ideas for the game. Which means that it is both “the most cutting edge” (how many times do you hear a DOS app called “cutting edge”?) as well as, almost certainly, a bit buggier than the Linux, Windows or Mac native versions.
- It is “Pay What You Like“. Which is always nice. Plus you get the Mac/Win/Linux versions with it (along with all my other software).
- If Linux Tycoon were in a box, on a computer store shelf in 1988, the “System Requirements” would read as follows: “I don’t know. Not a lot. DOS, I guess.”
- There is no DRM and Linux Tycoon requires no internet connection to play. Let’s see the makers of the latest Sim City beat that.