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GarageGames Launches 'Marble Blast' For Lindows 3.0

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PST

GarageGames celebrated the successful launch of Marble Blast as the premiere download from's Click-N-Buy Warehouse. Marble Blast was first available on Linux in February, and now is the first site to distribute directly a GarageGames game.

“GarageGames is excited to partner with the visionary efforts of as they work to bring 'choice to computer users',” comments Jeff Tunnell, President of GarageGames. “We believe that the market needs to be opened up, with greater choices in operating platforms and in games for the family. If we don't innovate and support new online business models like, it will be the monopolies that dictate the platforms we use and games we play.”

“Making great software like Marble Blast accessible to all computer users is what we at, Inc. set out to do,” said Michael Robertson, Chief Executive Officer of “Marble Blast is an example of all the quality gaming software that our customers ask for and we glad to provide in our Click-N-Run Warehouse.” (

Marble Blast has achieved high ratings and acclaim in its online reviews and has been very well received by players on the Linux platform, accounting for nearly 20% of online sales. This was the first game built on GarageGames' own Torque Game Engine to be published. Originally based on the technology behind "Tribes 2" the Torque Game Engine has multi-platform support for Windows, Mac and Linux built-in.

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