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Drifter - A space trading game

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Drifter: A Space Trading Game has a Kickstarter fund setup which notes a possible Linux version.

The game itself is the authors own take on a Sandbox space trading game inspired by old school games like Frontier.

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He is quite honest;
QuoteWhat about Linux?

I've been a huge supporter of Linux since the mid-90s and there is no technical reason that I can see why a Linux version of Drifter is not possible. However, I am unsure I can provide and support a Linux build at launch and I'd rather not commit to a timeline for it so it wouldn't be right promising a Linux version to potential Kickstarter backers. That said, if the campaign receives enough funding it will increase the chances of a Linux release dramatically but please don't make that the sole reason you're backing the project.


I've pledged my $1 in the hopes a Linux version will come just to show support, if one is confirmed in the future then I will be sure to up my pledge and secure a copy! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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4 comments

malkien May 4, 2012
I sent him a message on kickstarter and he said he will not manage a linux build at launch, being the only developer.
But he also added: "For what it's worth, a Linux version of the game is something that will happen eventually."
ksd May 9, 2012
Another game on Kickstarter for Linux : Two Guys SpaceVenture - by the creators of Space Quest. Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spaceventure/two-guys-spaceventure-by-the-creators-of-space-que
ksd May 10, 2012
Quoting: "ksd, post: 4225"Another game on Kickstarter for Linux : Two Guys SpaceVenture - by the creators of Space Quest. Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spaceventure/two-guys-spaceventure-by-the-creators-of-space-que


Heres another one : Haunts: The Manse Macabre. Link : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2066438441/haunts-the-manse-macabre
Liam Dawe May 13, 2012
Thanks ksd!
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