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Post by BasiliskWrangler » March 18th, 2008, 10:38 pm

One-Click Role Playing Game From Basilisk Now available to Linux Users
Eschalon Book I Now Available Through Easy-to-use Linux Software Delivery Service At An Introductory Price of $21.95

San Diego, CA & Indianapolis, IN - March 19th, 2008 - Linspire, Inc. developer of, an easy-to-use, one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux software, and Basilisk Games, an independent game developer, today announced the immediate availability of Eschalon: Book I for Freespire 2.0, Linspire 6.0, Ubuntu 7.04 & 7.10 (32 bit) desktop Linux users. Available for download and installation with one-click through, Eschalon: Book I is the first in a trilogy of role-playing games designed to have a play style similar to classic RPGs of the 80's and 90's.

"Games are a key component to any software echo-system, and we are excited to have Eschalon: Book I now available in," said Larry Kettler, President and CEO. "Our goal is to make not only the easiest place to get Linux games, but the number one destination for all Linux gamers."

Eschalon: Book I is a classic role-playing game experience that will take users across massive outdoor environments and deep into sprawling dungeons as they seek to uncover the mystery of who- or what- they are.

With a focus on a single-player storyline, statistically driven character development and turn-based combat, Eschalon: Book I features a style of game play rarely seen in anymore commercial games. The game world does not scale or adjust itself to match anyone's play style, so the ease or difficulty of the game is directly related to how successful the user is at developing their character.

"Basilisk Games is thrilled to be partnering with on the distribution of Eschalon: Book I for the Linux platform", said Thomas Riegsecker, Owner of Basilisk Games. "Linux is an extraordinary alternative OS and we are committed to supporting it with all our games." has over 900 free and commercial software games from classic arcade games, to action games, adventure games, puzzles, boardgames as well as game emulators and more, all accessible in one click.

For all commercial Linux games publishers and ISVs, provides a free Publisher Program that enables vendors to quickly get their software products out to the growing desktop Linux market. For more information please email

Pricing & Availability:
Basic CNR Price $27.95
Premium CNR Price $21.95

Available immediately through at

About ( ) is a free one-click software delivery service designed to standardize the process and eliminate the complexity of finding, installing and managing Linux software for the most popular desktop Linux distributions, both Debian and RPM-based. A free service requiring no registration to use, users get the most extensive free resource available anywhere for desktop Linux software. As part of, a Premium CNR Service provides users a number of features and value, including discounts on all commercial Linux software applications available through Search from tens of thousands of Linux software programs, packages and libraries by title, popularity, similar software, category or function, and with just one click, install the software right on to your computer.

About Linspire
Linspire, Inc. ( ) was founded in 2001 to bring choice into the operating system market. The company's flagship product, the Linspire operating system, is an affordable, easy-to-use Linux-based operating system for home, school, and business users. Linspire also pioneered CNR Technology, which provides free access to all Linux software through, allowing one-click installation from over 20,000 software programs, packages and libraries. Free to use, both free & commercial software is available at ( ).

About Basilisk Games
Founded in 2005, Basilisk Games is an independent game developer located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company's mission is to produce compelling old-school computer role-playing games for gamers who still remember what great computer RPGs used to be about: "Single-player. Turn-based. Stat heavy. Story driven." Visit Basilisk Games online at

For more information please contact:
Linspire, Inc.
858-587-6700 ext 183
858-587-8095 Fax


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