the RTS/FPS hybrid is powering it's way onto Linux with a possible open beta later this week!
One of the developers shared this on the Steam forum post:
QuotePlease don't hold me to this, but there will probably be a public beta of it sometime later this week.Source
It will not be compatible with current servers and will be more of a test for those that want to try it and report issues. Not long after, we will do a proper release of it with a corresponding server update.
So that there's no false expectations, this update will solely be the linux client support as well as bugfixes for all platforms.
Additionally, the Bad Santa achievement will be made attainable during the 2013 Steam Winter sale.
They have also shown off some shots of it working under Ubuntu:
Are you looking forward to finally playing it on Linux? I sure am!
Nuclear Dawn is the first game to offer a full FPS and RTS experience, within a single gameplay model, without crippling or diluting either side of the game.
As a soldier, explore war-torn post-apocalyptic landscapes, modelled on modern cities, and take the fight to your enemies as armoured, assault or stealth infantry, using various weapons across ten distinct load-outs to accomplish your objectives. The first person shooter action in Nuclear Dawn is hard, fast and unforgiving, with weapons that rely on skill and tactics more than on twitch reflexes and map memorization.
Then, take Nuclear Dawn above the action, and play as the commander. Organize your fellow players in squads, and assign them to tactical objectives. Plan the resource routes for your army, and production of your structures for forward deployment. Exploit the terrain and resource point locations to block your enemies’ advance, and crush their plans in an iron fist. Research and implement new technologies to give your soldiers the edge on the battlefield, and set up forward bases to lead the assault on your enemies, with a full complement of defensive and offensive structures to choose from, to build your perfect fortress.