Krzysztof "Deadwood" previous and recent work on SDL and MESA has made more accessible Multi-platform applications based on these gfx set of libraries. And the proof of principle working is the latest abundant game port activity going on...
Just look at AROS-Archives and AROS-EXEC!
This all seems quite amazing! I guess an award should go for Matthias Rustler and for his never ending porting activity! MAZZE is working around the clock in getting more games on to the AROS platform... Latest additions include:
Epiphany - a multi-platform clone of Boulderdash (a.k.a Emerald Mine on the Amiga) made with SDL library.
Abuse - A well known 2D side-scrolling platform game developed by Crack dot Com back in mid ninety's. It features light effects, realistic animation and nasty alien-like creatures to destroy.
CRIMSON - Turn-based tactical war game. It can be played against a human opponent in hot-seat mode in front of the same machine, over a network, or via e-mail, or against the computer.
BlockOut - adaptation of the original BlockOut game edited by California Dreams in 1989 - basically a 3d tetris clone.
And now on the works:
Red Alert - The well known RTS of the C&C series!
I guess AROS might not be such a wasted opportunity for Gaming after all. Maybe we will see dedicated AROS games in the future... Who knows?! ;) For now let's enjoy this current batch.