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Aeon Command On The Green Light Bundle
Posted , 3 February 2013 at 4:49 pm UTC / 2339 views
Aeon Command, the space RTS recently reviewed by liamdawe, is part of the new Green Light Bundle, available until 15 February.

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The bundle includes 8 other non-Linux games and costs a minimum of $5, so it's already worth it for Aeon Command alone. But some of these other games may be ported to Linux in the foreseeable future...



Let's review the full bundle cast and their (presumably) availability on Linux:


Aeon Command (Game site, Desura, Steam Greenlight)
Already released on Linux.
Available on this bundle as a Desura key.


Megabyte Punch (Game site, Desura, Steam Greenlight)
I contacted the developers and they replied the final version will be ported to Linux with 95% certainty. They didn't specify what the 5% uncertainty accounted for...
Once it gets ported, it will be available on this bundle as a Desura key.


Gear Jack (Steam Greenlight)
Developers confirmed a Linux port on the game's Greenlight page.
We can expect a Steam key if the game gets greenlit.


Potatoman Seeks the Troof (Game site, Steam Greenlight)
It is not official yet, but developers revealed on Greenlight that they are already working on a Linux version.
We can expect a Steam key if the game gets greenlit.


Hairy Tales (Game site, Desura, Steam Greenlight)
As explained on a recent article, the game developers are gauging the interest on a Linux port before committing to it and upgrading their Unity3D license.
If there's finally a Linux version, it will be available on this bundle as a Desura key.


Depth Hunter (Game site, Desura, Steam Greenlight)
Developers are working on the next version of their games' engine, which will support Linux. But a Linux version of this game is not clear, since they said (last september) on Greenlight that it was on their plans, but they also said that they were planning Linux support for Depth Hunter II only. So, a Linux port seems uncertain. On the other hand, it is listed as Windows/Mac/Linux game on Desura, even though only the Windows version is there to purchase. Could this mean anything about the possibility of a Linux port? Who knows...
In case it is finally ported, the game will be available on this bundle as a Desura key.


Beware Planet Earth! (Game site, Desura, Steam Greenlight)
They posted a tutorial about playing the game on Linux using playonlinux, so a native port is not to be expected.


Paranormal (Desura, Steam Greenlight)
I haven't found anything regarding a possible Linux port.


Dwarf Quest (Game site, Steam Greenlight)
Like Paranormal, I couldn't find anything.



So, in conclusion, for a minimum of $5 you can get Aeon Command right now, Megabyte Punch in the near future, Gear Jack and Potatoman if they get greenlit and maybe also Hairy Tales if enough interest is shown. Seems like quite a deal to me, specially compared to other bundles (except for HIB, of course).

A Linux user for more than 10 years, I've just recently rediscovered the passion for gaming. Couldn't have chosen a better time than now: the second Golden Age of Linux gaming.

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Chuck Lanman commented on 4 February 2013 at 1:42 am UTC

Deep Black, creators of Depth Hunter say the port is on hold because they want to finish their mobile version. We have been waiting a very long time, and i dont think we will ever see it.

Deep Black, creators of Depth Hunter say the port is on hold because they want to finish their mobile version. We have been waiting a very long time, and i dont think we will ever see it.

muntdefems commented on 4 February 2013 at 10:23 pm UTC
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Minor update
Both Dwarf Quest and Paranormal creators have spoken on their respective Greenlight pages about a possible Linux port of their games.

Wild Card Games, authors of Dwarf Quest, commented that they would look into Linux support if there's enough interest (as vague as that may sound).

On the other hand MattDementous, developer of Paranormal, said that he'll be porting his game to Linux as soon as the Unreal Development Kit supports our favourite OS.


PS: I thought that Dungeon Defenders uses the Unreal engine, and it was released on Linux as part of the HIB7. Was that a custom port of the engine specifically for this game in particular?

[u][b]Minor update[/b][/u] Both [i]Dwarf Quest[/i] and [i]Paranormal[/i] creators have spoken on their respective Greenlight pages about a possible Linux port of their games. Wild Card Games, authors of [i]Dwarf Quest[/i], commented that they would look into Linux support if there's enough interest (as vague as that may sound). On the other hand MattDementous, developer of [i]Paranormal[/i], said that he'll be porting his game to Linux as soon as the Unreal Development Kit supports our favourite OS. PS: I thought that [i]Dungeon Defenders[/i] uses the Unreal engine, and it was released on Linux as part of the HIB7. Was that a custom port of the engine specifically for this game in particular?

Hamish commented on 5 February 2013 at 2:40 am UTC
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muntdefemsPS: I thought that Dungeon Defenders uses the Unreal engine, and it was released on Linux as part of the HIB7. Was that a custom port of the engine specifically for this game in particular?

http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/icculuss-thoughts-on-unreal-engine-3-games-on-linux.1593

[quote=muntdefems]PS: I thought that Dungeon Defenders uses the Unreal engine, and it was released on Linux as part of the HIB7. Was that a custom port of the engine specifically for this game in particular?[/quote] [url=http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/icculuss-thoughts-on-unreal-engine-3-games-on-linux.1593]http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/icculuss-thoughts-on-unreal-engine-3-games-on-linux.1593[/url]

muntdefems commented on 5 February 2013 at 8:27 am UTC
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Hamishhttp://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/icculuss-thoughts-on-unreal-engine-3-games-on-linux.1593

Thanks, Hamish. Now I realize that I did actually read this article when it was published, but had forgotten completely about it. According to this, then, a native port of Paranormal is not to be expected on the near future.

[quote=Hamish]http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/icculuss-thoughts-on-unreal-engine-3-games-on-linux.1593[/quote] Thanks, Hamish. Now I realize that I [b]did[/b] actually read this article when it was published, but had forgotten completely about it. According to this, then, a native port of [i]Paranormal[/i] is not to be expected on the near future.

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