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Kickstarter fever

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Kickstarter fever seems to have gripped the gaming community, from the big names like Tim Schafer and Brian Fargo, to the indies.

Here's a selection of projects and the chances they have for a Linux port:

  • Heroes of Forevia, an arcade action RPG, will be ported to Linux if $20,000 is reached. This is unfortunately double the amount for funding of the Win/Mac side and a far cry from the $750 the project have amassed so far.
  • The Banner Saga, self described as "a role-playing game merged with turn-based strategy, wrapped into an adventure mini-series about vikings" mentions "We are currently looking at the feasibility of doing a Linux port and will provide an update soon!".
  • Hardcore Tactical Shooter, A farming sim realistic tactical FPS writes in their FAQ "Mac and Linux are TBD based on demand. If you are interested, let us know!".

So, dear readers, any interesting Kickstarter games with a chance of Linux port we have missed? Do you take the chance to fundraise a game where a Linux port isn't assured? Or are you perhaps tired of paying for games that have yet to be developed, much less released?

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Crowdfunding
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whizse Mar 23, 2012
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Thanks for digging these up Zerothis! I might do another round-up post with Kickstarter projects.

(liam have covered FTL previously I think?)
Andreus Viktualius Mar 24, 2012
Quoting: "Anthony Bertolo, post: 3794"Hi guys,

I'm actually the lead developer for heroes of forevia. I know on the surface asking for double the pledge for a Linux port is excessive but there are two caveats to that:

A) $10,000 is just the amount we are looking for to shore things up. We've spent more than that ourselves in the last year on art and other assets for the game.

B) We are going to push for a Linux port regardless of the final pledge amount. Since we've spent countless hours programming already, it's more of a time issue getting what we have over to the right platform. $10k is the price tag to have that done by a 3rd party. We can do it ourselves, it's just that without the extra cash we can't list it as a sure thing to be ready when the Mac / PC version is.

Just think of it this way: Wasteland 2 is asking for an extra $500k to do their Linux port (which is reasonable depending on the engine technology they plan to use). We're just asking for enough bread and water to make it happen, indie style. (btw the devs at inxile are pretty cool people, they've backed or project as well).

You guys can drill us via email as well (we don't mind). Mine is Anthony at popflame.com

.... OK!

You know... I would love to see Heroes of Forevia on Linux. So... if you say you will really push for a Linux port, I trust you. I will give it a shot and back you.

Nice weekend everyone and don't forget to go the Banner-Saga-Link in my previous post to vote for Linux!
Guest Apr 7, 2012
I love travel but I have little time to do that.Instead I often wandering about in the ocean

of the game,such as Star Wars;The Old Republic,World of Warcraft,Dragon Nest,even the

upcoming Tera and Diablo 3 and The Secret World.Maybe that could be regarded as an

alternative tourist.Some nice on-line store to share with you.

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