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Three New Linux Games Hit Desura And A Further One Has The Source To Compile!
Posted , 19 April 2013 at 2:23 pm UTC / 8920 views
So rather than spamming everyone's feeds here is a list of some recently released Linux games on Desura, three of which have a native version to buy and a further one comes with the source which you can use.

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First up is Amazing Paulsonothon

Amazing Paulsonothon preview - Desura

Life on a tiny earth, the symbolic ages

Trailer gameplay - Desura

Gravi

Gravi - Official Game Trailer HD - Desura

Also noteworthy, I spoke to the developer of Zeitgeist - The Puzzle Game about a Linux version:
QuoteI am not going to port it to Linux, but the game installation contain the sources, so feel free t o port it. The Windows version has been made with MinGW and Qt, it's all GPL.


Zeitgeist - The Puzzle Game - Desura

The Linux games are flowing through all channels right now and I don't ever expect it to slow down and neither should you!

It's good to see Desura not slow down on the releases that support Linux, after all it looks like it's far easier to get your games onto Desura than Steam. It's a shame they don't officially support the developers working on the open source Desurium client as the official client is far too buggy for me to use.
When I say officially support I mean by having a paid developer help out, progress is rather slow.

Hopefully we will one day see a polished up client for Desura, until then it's best to get standalone downloads from them in my experience with the Desura & Desurium clients.

For me it's one of the few things that keeps with going back to Steam, the client for me works great and not having to worry about updates to games is extremely handy. This is something the Desura client does as well but as stated for me it's just too unstable.

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Hamish commented on 19 April 2013 at 4:49 pm UTC
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I must admit, more work does needs to be done on the client. Even Desurium is currently unusable for me due to it not supporting boost 1.53.0, which is the current version of the library shipped by Arch. Thankfully Desura does have the web interface at least, which is one of the main reasons I am supporting it.

I must admit, more work does needs to be done on the client. Even Desurium is currently unusable for me due to it not supporting boost 1.53.0, which is the current version of the library shipped by Arch. Thankfully Desura does have the web interface at least, which is one of the main reasons I am supporting it.

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avarisclari commented on 19 April 2013 at 6:54 pm UTC

HamishI must admit, more work does needs to be done on the client. Even Desurium is currently unusable for me due to it not supporting boost 1.53.0, which is the current version of the library shipped by Arch. Thankfully Desura does have the web interface at least, which is one of the main reasons I am supporting it.
I used downgrade to go back to boost 1.50 and it runs perfectly now.

[quote=Hamish]I must admit, more work does needs to be done on the client. Even Desurium is currently unusable for me due to it not supporting boost 1.53.0, which is the current version of the library shipped by Arch. Thankfully Desura does have the web interface at least, which is one of the main reasons I am supporting it.[/quote] I used downgrade to go back to boost 1.50 and it runs perfectly now.

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Hamish commented on 2 May 2013 at 9:27 pm UTC
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Well, got a working client built today.

Well, got a working client built today. :)

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liamdawe commented on 3 May 2013 at 7:43 pm UTC

HamishWell, got a working client built today.
For Desurium or the game Zeit?

[quote=Hamish]Well, got a working client built today. :)[/quote] For Desurium or the game Zeit?

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Hamish commented on 4 May 2013 at 3:07 am UTC
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Desurium.

Desurium.

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