Wildman the new Kickstarter from Gas Powered Games (authors of Dungeon Siege, Supreme Commander, Demigod) has stated they are switching their renderer to OpenGL for Linux and Mac!">
by liamdawe January 15, 2013 at 10:32 pm , Views: 959
QuoteWe currently support Windows. However, we are currently in the process of making our underlying technology more platform-agnostic. Specifically, we’re switching out the renderer from Windows-only Direct3D to the multi-platform OpenGL. This opens the door to other platforms. Those other platforms (i.e. Linux, MacOS) are TBD.You wouldn't do that if you weren't going to try to bring your games to other platforms
|Comment by s_d on January 17, 2013 at 5:40 am Link To Me|
Yep, that's pretty much what they wrote to me on the 14th (I sent Gas Powered a query via Kickstarter when it launched, before too many people hopped on and clogged up their message queue).
I liked this response a little better, as it addresses Linux directly. I give them a bit more leeway over the many, many Unity 4 game projects which ask for hundreds of thousands of additional dollars to do their porting work, as significant effort may possibly be required to achieve robust, solid performance on Linux by porting a custom engine.
I suppose I ought to start passing that kind of stuff on as soon as I learn it... :-P