game store and publisher has announced improved cross platform support. Until now, Pandora: First Contact
from Proxy Studios was only available to Linux gamers as a download and you had to buy the version separate from the Windows and Mac version. The physical disc only included the Windows version as well.
However a recent post on Facebook confirms that future Linux games by them will be on the physical disc as well at launch and any game bought will have access to all cross platform versions not just the one you paid for.
QuotePANDORA CHANGES THE RULES: Single download (and disc) for all three formats: PC, Mac and Linux Source
Pandora was the surprise hit of 2013. After much anticipation the game has received praise and accolades from many major websites, and has been defined as “one of the games I enjoyed most playing in recent years" (Space Sector), “the surprise of the year” (7ID Gaming) and “the closest thing to Alpha Centauri I’ve played since I last played Alpha Centauri" (Rock Paper Shotgun).
Now when you buy Pandora you are not just buying it for one platform (PC, Mac or Linux). Instead you get all formats in one package, a serial number that works for all and no intrusive DRM so you can install on your Mac and your PC. If you buy the boxed edition it will come with all formats as well.
This also marks an evolution in our distribution. In the future all multi-platform games (PC/Mac/Linux) will have a single download or disk containing all formats, allowing you to download and play the games on all operating systems you own.
This is something I personally brought up with them after being gifted a copy of Pandora from the developers, it was all highly confusing as you had to specifically click the Linux link in the platform list otherwise you would be buying the Windows version and it didn't actually tell you this anywhere. They are another store who needs to note Windows and not PC though, you know how annoying it gets to see that.
Great news though, nothing worse than being locked to a single platform when you buy something.
Thanks to Maquis196 for letting us know!