Linux Gaming News Turns 3 Years Old !

Posted: 15th August 2011 by Maxim Bardin in Uncategorized
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Frankly I wasn’t sure LGN would get to this point, but after several domain and hosting changes we survived 3 years today !
LGN tried to put a few contests over the years but unfortunately they failed.
Maybe I should setup something easier next time…
I’ve been very open regarding LGN and as with last time I’ll publish the stats for those who interested.
Despite all the visitors I have, I make ZERO $ on this website, and the hosting is generously provided for free by Linux Game Database (Thanks again Pheonton) – otherwise I’ve been forced to use the good old but limited πŸ˜‰

Please note that those stats are only for the last year ( 2010-08-17 – 2011-08-15) as I’ve moved to a new host and domain (Linux Game Database) , so without farther delay, here are the stats :

The basic graph shows the visits over 13 months, as you see we had good months and bad months (after the company I worked for got bankrupted and I got fired, I wasn’t in the mood to post much so the visitors came much less, but I’ve found a new job now).

Here is the graph with more detail (and numbers) :

Overall LGN had 132,858 views this year, which is a 23,975 increase over last year !
The most popular page was as usual the “main LGN page”, then “Trine And Trine 2 Are Coming To GNU/Linux !” and the third place was “Unity GNU/Linux Exporter In Development !” – the forth and fifth pages were the “Upcoming GNU/Linux games !” and “Recently Released”.
This is a bug change as the last two pages were always visible and updated every few months, while the others were “regular” news articles.

Yearly Views 2010-08-17 – 2011-08-15

Title Views
Home page 48,783 More stats
Trine And Trine 2 Are Coming To GNU/Linux ! 5,311 More stats
Unity GNU/Linux Exporter In Development ! 4,875 More stats
Upcoming GNU/Linux games ! 3,957 More stats
Recently Released 3,043 More stats
Game Drift Linux – Distribution For Gamers 2,321 More stats
Card Sweethearts – Visual Poker Novel 1,810 More stats
Interview With Norbert Varga From Digital Arrow – The β€œDilogus – The Winds of War” Developers. 1,648 More stats
Chicken Invaders: Ultimate Omelette Is Coming To GNU/Linux ! 1,479 More stats
Trine GNU/Linux Testers Wanted ! 1,454 More stats
Amnesia: Justine – Now Available To Everyone 1,406 More stats
The Linux Game Tome Is Back At Full Speed ! 1,379 More stats
Brink – Unique Immersive FPS 1,210 More stats
Garshasp – Looking Good 1,172 More stats
Seasons After Fall – Puzzle, Platform Game ! 1,169 More stats
Amnesia: The Dark Descent Demo Released! 1,113 More stats
Interview With Frictional Games – Amnesia 978 More stats
Cateia Games Are Coming To GNU/Linux ! 977 More stats
Caveman Is Coming For GNU/Linux 971 More stats
GNU/Linux Gaming Forum 946 More stats
Heroes Of Newerth 2.0 Is Now Live ! 911 More stats
Starfarer Alpha Released! 885 More stats
Interview With Amir From Fanafzar – Garshasp Developers 859 More stats
The A.Typical RPG Released 818 More stats
Magical Diary: Horse Hall Coming Soon 769 More stats
TRAUMA Has Been Released ! 682 More stats
Primal Carnage – Humans VS Dinosaurs 682 More stats
HoN Trial Keys Giveaway ! 679 More stats Is Back Online ! 674 More stats
SpaceChem For GNU/Linux Released ! 660 More stats
Drakensang Online GNU/Linux Client Planned ! 639 More stats
Tycoon Games Super Bundle ! 637 More stats
Krum – Hack-N-Slash cRPG Under Development ! 625 More stats
Classic Roguelike : Dungeons of Dredmor Is Coming To GNU/Linux Soon 623 More stats
Planet Stronghold And Official Strategy Guide Released ! 616 More stats
jMonkeyEngine Introduction 614 More stats
Penumbra: Overture, HPL1 Engine And OALWrapper Released As Open Source 577 More stats
Primal Carnage Dropping The GNU/Linux Port 561 More stats
HoN Trial Is Now Open For Everyone ! 556 More stats
Dress-Up Pups Is Coming To GNU/Linux ! 555 More stats
Afterfall Moved To UDK 546 More stats
Amnesia: The Dark Descent Released ! Contest Coming Soon… 542 More stats
The Polynomial : Space Of The Music 523 More stats
HGE Comes To GNU/Linux ! 501 More stats
jBliss – Intelligent Romantic Game For Lovers 499 More stats
Kristanix Games Ported To GNU/Linux ! 498 More stats
Garshasp Developers 498 More stats
Unigine License Giveaway ! 496 More stats
Winter Wolves Games Plans For The Future 485 More stats
Next Frictional Games Title Name Revealed ! 484 More stats
The Perfect Tree For GNU/Linux Released ! 477 More stats
Zoop To The Future – Point-N-Click Adventure ! 469 More stats
Bullet Candy For GNU/Linux Released ! 464 More stats
Fight For Your Right ! 460 More stats
Oil Rush – Amazing RTS Soon To Be Released ! 453 More stats
The Future Of Basilisk Games And Eschalon Updates ! 450 More stats
Ubuntu Gamer Goes Live ! 431 More stats
Natural Selection 2 – Sci-Fi Online RTS/FPS 426 More stats
Amnesia: The Dark Descent Gone Gold 423 More stats
Iron Steam – Sci-Fi Adventure In Development 420 More stats
Legions Of Ashworld Under Development 414 More stats
Frozenbyte Might Release Shadowgrounds Series Source Code 408 More stats
Sake Visual – Indie Visual Novel Studio 406 More stats
Hacker Evolution: Untold Now Available For GNU/Linux ! 393 More stats
More Anawiki Games Are Coming To GNU/Linux ! 391 More stats
Free-Source 3D Engine And Framework PixelLight Released ! 383 More stats
Steel Storm: Burning Retribution Released ! 381 More stats
Black Friday Sale ! 376 More stats
Gish Goes Free Source ! 371 More stats
Steel Storm: Burning Retribution Summer Special 360 More stats
Color it by Numbers Game Series Released ! 358 More stats
Soccer Cup Solitaire For GNU/Linux Released ! 352 More stats
Garshasp – Action Adventure Game 343 More stats
Blocks That Matter Coming Soon To GNU/Linux 340 More stats
What Makes You Tick : A Stitch in Time – Released ! 331 More stats
LGP And TuxGames Are Online ! 322 More stats
Miegakure – A Puzzle Platform In Four Dimensions 316 More stats
All Winter Wolves and Tycoon Games are 50% Off Until End Of The Year ! 312 More stats
Noble Master Are Working On A New RTS Game 299 More stats
Undead Lily Techdemo Released ! 298 More stats
Maxi Mini Golf – Released ! 297 More stats
Poisonville – GTA Style Action MMORPG. 296 More stats
Heroes of Newerth Is Now Free2Play ! 288 More stats
Iron Sky: Operation Highjump – Action Adventure 288 More stats
Announcing C.R.A.B! Looking For Artists! 286 More stats
The Clockwork Man & The Clockwork Man: The Hidden World Released For GNU/Linux ! 277 More stats
Date Warp – Anime Visual Novel Released ! 275 More stats
Help Fund β€œIn The Dark” ! 265 More stats
ColorCube – Puzzle Game Released ! 253 More stats
screenfoursplit 248 More stats
The Humble FrozenByte Bundle ! 248 More stats
Color It By Numbers – Flowers, Released ! 245 More stats
Beta Testers Needed For Cortex Command 241 More stats
trine_screenshot_2009_05_wizard_knight_c 219 More stats
loaWIP_11 219 More stats
Shadowgrounds Series Source Code Released And More ! 212 More stats
About 211 More stats
I Live, Again… 210 More stats
Steel Storm: Burning Retribution For GNU/Linux Weekend Special 207 More stats
Amnesia: The Dark Descent Release Date Revealed ! 201 More stats
Regnum Online Gets A Major Update ! 199 More stats
LGN, Uniqueness And News On Other Websites. 197 More stats
The Chzo Mythos For GNU/Linux Released ! 192 More stats
Gaming Videos On GNU/Linux 191 More stats
Chronic Logic Game Giveaway And More ! 190 More stats
Awesome Soccer World 2010 Released ! 182 More stats
Aquaria Goes Free Source ! 182 More stats
The Humble Indie Bundle 2 ! 179 More stats
The Humble Indie Bundle 3 Is Here ! 175 More stats
Kansei Visual Novel Released ! 174 More stats
Helena The 3rd Update 172 More stats
The Chzo Mythos Gets An Update 172 More stats
Vera Blanc Episode 2 β€œGhost In The Castle” Is Out ! 172 More stats
Winter Wolves Games Woman’s Day 50% Off Coupon 170 More stats
trine_screenshot_2009_06_knight_mines_ha 168 More stats
Syndicate-Online Sci-Fi MMORPG 167 More stats
Joe-Danger – Stunts Racing Game 163 More stats
Contact 157 More stats
screenshot02 156 More stats
Why You Should Use OpenGL And Not DirectX 154 More stats
Heroes Of Newerth Gone Retail ! 148 More stats
Castle Vox – Turn-Based Strategy Game Coming Soon ! 147 More stats
Interview With Thomas From Basilisk Games 145 More stats
Dark Salvation – Horror FPS ! 136 More stats
Venetica – Action RPG Game 135 More stats
Natural Selection 2 and GNU/Linux 135 More stats
Warp Speed – 2D Multiplayer Shooter 134 More stats
LGN NOT DEAD ! 134 More stats
Afterfall Universe – Rascal (draft title) 132 More stats
Eschalon: Book II 1.05 Is Released ! 132 More stats
Mystery of Solarus DX – Zelda Remake ! 123 More stats
Call Of The Kings – Online Strategy RPG 118 More stats
The MMORPG Ryzom Goes Free Software ! 117 More stats
Catalyst Deluxe And Anirah Released ! 116 More stats
The Chzo Mythos Is Coming To GNU/Linux ! 114 More stats
Interviews 112 More stats
More Zatikon Add-On Packs Coming Soon… 112 More stats
HoN Free 2 Play Weekend, A patch, Jobs And More News ! 111 More stats
Amnesia: The Dark Descent – Teaser, Web Site & Pre-order 110 More stats
Sun Blast Released ! 108 More stats
HurricaneX2 Evolution – Fighting Adventure Game 108 More stats
Angels Fall First : The Second Antarean War – Spaceships Online 104 More stats
Castle Vox – Turn-Based Strategy Game Co 103 More stats
Eschalon: Book II – Old School cRPG 100 More stats
Hacker Evolution: Untold For GNU/Linux Goes Beta ! 99 More stats
DeathSpank Comical cRPG Adventure 96 More stats
Planet M.U.L.E – Online Economic Strategy Released ! 94 More stats
Gamebox – Cloud Storage Service For Games 94 More stats
Galcon Fusion – Review 94 More stats
2 91 More stats
Interview With John From Wolfire Games 90 More stats
Cortex Command – Brain Control 89 More stats
Bullet Candy Perfect – Space Shoot-Em-Up game 89 More stats
Humble Indie Bundle Updated With A New Game ! 88 More stats
Xenocell – Unconventional Sci-Fi MMORPG 86 More stats
LGN WordPress Theme Contest ! 85 More stats
trine_screenshot_2009_06_thief_mines_cha 83 More stats
The Case Of Nexuiz 82 More stats
MINDGUNNER Released, Municipal Coming Soon… 81 More stats
New GNU/Linux Gaming Forum And Contests ! 78 More stats
Bundle In A Bundle: HIB2 Now In HIB3! 76 More stats
Trauma – Flash Based Point-and-Click Adventure 75 More stats
Conquest – Simultaneous Turn Based Strategy 75 More stats
Aquaria – An Underwater Fantasy Adventure Game 72 More stats
The_Clockwork_Man_-_Mirandas_Lab_1_nu_2E 71 More stats
Planet Stronghold Alpha Available ! 69 More stats
Osmos Sales In Detail 69 More stats
GOL’s Competition Under Way ! 68 More stats
Rotc Ethernet – MOFPS 65 More stats
trine_screenshot_2009_06_wizard_gears_bo 65 More stats
Fragoria – English Version Goes Beta ! 65 More stats
Regnum Online – Characters Are Now Transferable Between Servers ! 65 More stats
An Update On The Chzo Mythos 64 More stats
Eschalon: Book II Released For GNU/Linux ! 63 More stats
3 61 More stats
And Yet It Moves For GNU/Linux Released ! 61 More stats
Avaneya – More Than Just A Game 60 More stats
The Legend of Crystal Valley – Adventure Game 60 More stats
Open Letter To LGP 59 More stats
Achron Alpha Build Now For GNU/Linux 64-Bit ! 58 More stats
2011-02-22-NewRTSWargame 57 More stats
6 55 More stats
Dirk Dashing 2 Under Rapid Development ! 54 More stats
More Details On Primal Carnage 53 More stats
Eschalon: Book II Release Date Announced ! 52 More stats
Interview With Kip Warner About Avaneya 50 More stats
Unity_Linux_Player 49 More stats
GNU/Linux Users Contribute Twice As Much As Windows Users ! 48 More stats
Hanako Games GNU/Linux Ports Are Coming ! 47 More stats
GNU/Linux Versions Of Grubby Games Products Are Being Phased Out ? 46 More stats
Osmos For GNU/Linux Has Been Released ! 44 More stats
Wupra Offers A Prize To The LGN Theme Contest Winner ! 43 More stats
AfterWorld 42 More stats
Lugaru Goes Free Source – Other Games Will Follow ! 42 More stats
GNU/Linux Game Porters Needed ! 42 More stats
Fishing Cactus Are porting Their Mojito Engine To GNU/Linux ! 40 More stats
4 39 More stats
HoN-2.0-Patch-1024×576 38 More stats
GNU/Linux users show their love for indie game – By Koonsolo 36 More stats
Interview With Thearrel McKinney From Mangled Eye Studios – The Dark Salvation Developer 35 More stats

Here are the top links people loved to click on when visiting LGN
As you can see the top clicked page was and close second was the excellent blog about free source games.
Our generous host came third.

Top Clicks 2010-08-17 – 2011-08-15

URL Clicks 780 745 673 663 498 482 452 395 384 356 346 315 292 278 278 268 242 236 233 214 214 213 210 198 194 193 193 176 174 169 169 168 165 158 153 152 147 147 147 142

Generated 2011-08-15 13:09:24 UTC

Those are the websites I own big thanks for referring to LGN, and the biggest of them all was which I begun to update with LGN’s new posts less then a year ago.
The wikipedia article “List_of_adult_video_games” is still bringing new visitors to LGN.
Also about 1-2 months ago there was a strange day in which I had many referrers from website which is very strange because I’m straight and my website is about Linux Gaming – a friend of mine suggested that they misspelled it as “Linux GAYming” πŸ˜‰
So thank you for redirecting to LGN !

Top Referrers 2010-08-17 – 2011-08-15

Referrer Views 3,418 2,297 1,499 1,183 877 802 795 746 520 487 481 459 377 369 340 312 284 251 249 213 205 202 200 189 188 184 183 182 173 170 163 163 157 155 151 148 146 146 145 139

Generated 2011-08-15 14:02:42 UTC

The top search term was “linux gaming news” so people know what they looking for but always forget to add .org πŸ˜‰
Many people were interested in Trine so “trine linux” came second and more general searches followed.

Top Search Terms 2010-08-17 – 2011-08-15

Search Views
linux gaming news 1,936
trine linux 1,051
linux gaming 569
brink linux 514
linux game news 407
primal carnage 352
amnesia the dark descent 334
udk linux 300
gish 262
linux games 2011 241
spacechem linux 226
dungeons of dredmor linux 223
lgn linux 223
brink linux server 195
linuxgamingnews 193
chicken invaders ultimate omelette 171
trine for linux 170
garshasp linux 136
jmonkeyengine 126
magical diary horse hall 116
linux news 111
iron sky: operation highjump 109
chicken invaders: ultimate omelette 108
garshasp 105
drakensang online linux 103
jbliss 100
hon trial account 97
sci fi room 92
linux games news 87
jbliss linux 85
deathspank linux 81
hon trial 77
linux games 77
gaming on linux 76
upcoming linux games 74
starfarer 73
hon trial keys 71
magical diary 61
brink opengl 61
dungeons of dredmor 60
linux trine 58
planet stronghold 56
trine 2 linux 55
chicken invaders 4 ultimate omelette 54
heroes of newerth 54
cortex command 51
cortex command linux 47
maxi mini golf 46
amnesia linux 46
trine on linux 44

This is the time to say a HUGE THANK YOU to LGN’s biggest single news contributor Grzegorz Budny who continues to send me great news !
For his great support I bought him the GNU/Linux game of his choice – Runes of Avalon 2.

And off course THANK YOU ALL, the readers, the most important part of any website, without you LGN is useless – I hope you will keep enjoying the website as long as it exists

  1. zikzak says:

    Congrats for all the work done, I’m still following your articles via the RSS feed, so I guess my hits are not counting.

  2. Maxim Bardin says:

    Is there any way to “count” them or to see how many subscribers via RSS LGN has ?

  3. zchronos says:


  4. Curly Brace says:

    Congratulations! Thanks for searching and posting unique things on the net, I know how hard it is.


  5. Hamish Paul Wilson says:

    Sorry that I missed this when you posted it Maxim, but I was stuck on the modem for the past week. Anyway, a happy belated birthday to LGN, and I am glad to see my work on Wikipedia has benefited you with some nice referrals. πŸ˜€

  6. Maxim Bardin says:

    Thanks, your wikipedia work has indeed boosted the referrals (you did the games for adults referrals ? aren’t you too young for that ? πŸ˜€ ).

  7. Hamish Paul Wilson says:

    That one I have no recollection of adding…