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Dust: An Elysian Tail To Arrive On Linux Soon

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Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder into an unstoppable force of nature, and the blade's diminutive guardian, Fidget. Battle dozens of enemies at once with an easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master combat system, take on a variety of quests from friendly villagers, discover ancient secrets and powerful upgrades hidden throughout the massive, open world, and uncover the story of an ancient civilization on the brink of extinction as you fight to uncover your own past.

The developers have officially confirmed it now:

I guess now's as good a time as any to announce that Dust:AET will soon be available on Mac and Linux! More details soon!

Dean Dodrill (@NoogyTweet) December 14, 2013

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  • A traditionally-animated action-adventure tale, now in gorgeous 1080p 
  • An expansive world filled with unique characters, quests, and secrets 
  • Action-packed nonlinear platforming rewards exploration and experimentation 
  • Fully voiced cast and a deep, rewarding storyline 
  • Full support for gamepad, mouse+keyboard, or keyboard-only controls 
  • A wide range of performance options to cater to every PC 
  • Award-winning musical score by Hyperduck Soundworks

This is being ported by Ethan Lee, so you can be sure it will be a decent quality port and supported. Funny thing is that it's another Microsoft Studios published game (from when they where only on Xbox) heading to Linux. I do wonder if MS had to sign off on this or not, be interesting to know that.

What do you think to this exciting news ladies and gents? It does look bloody good!

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dimko 16 Dec, 2013
WTF? Microsoft involved in Linux game?
killx_den 16 Dec, 2013
Oh God yes! Waited for this announcement :D

Can't wait to play it. Was a bit disappointed that it wasn't running on wine :/
Murrx 16 Dec, 2013
Awesome, i was hoping for this.
Instant buy when it gets released!
Anonymous 16 Dec, 2013
Quote from dimkoWTF? Microsoft involved in Linux game?

I don't really think Microsoft is involved in this in any way. From what I remember this game was pretty much built entirely by a single guy. The way I remember it is that to get onto XBox live arcade you needed a publisher and for games that didn't have one but Microsoft wanted on there for one reason or another Microsoft stepped in as a publisher, but that was about it for their involvement with the games they 'published'.
8baanknexer 16 Dec, 2013
Quote from dimkoWTF? Microsoft involved in Linux game?
Remember FEZ?
commodore256 16 Dec, 2013
Quote from dimkoWTF? Microsoft involved in Linux game?

They're just the publisher, Mark of the Ninja did the same.
commodore256 16 Dec, 2013
They did everything right, they did everything they were suppose to. :)
Nicodemus 18 Dec, 2013
Humble Store today, Steam on Thurs I think.
Marcelo 18 Dec, 2013
There is a linux version already, but not on Steam...
s_d 18 Dec, 2013
Yep, DRM-free Linux version up on Humble (and also my hard drive) :-D
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