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I'll start with the good news: Pillars of Eternity is releasing a beta for those who backed the game through Kickstarter. The bad news is that it will only be available through Steam. The worse news is that it is for Windows only so far. There is hope though as the project lead Josh Sawyer said

"We are working hard on bringing Mac and Linux to you guys in the next few weeks".

Keep an eye out at GOL to see if that does happen. We sure hope it does.

If you haven't heard of Pillars of Eternity and enjoy old school RPG games I really suggest checking it out. Obsidian has made some really good games in the past such as Neverwinter Nights 2, Alpha Protocol, KOTOR II, Fallout New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth.

There is still time to back the game if you want to.

When the game is released copies will be available on Linux, Mac and Windows through Steam and GOG and also a "to-be-announced platform for DRM-free distribution coming soon for Linux. Stay tuned!".

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wolfyrion 10 years Aug 19, 2014
in order to get an early access beta key you have to pay around 60 Euro or 60 Dollars I dont know what kind of currency they support on their page it doesnt show....

is 35 the game + 25 the addon for early access..... thats a bit too much for me :o
BillNyeTheBlackGuy Aug 19, 2014
"Anyone know what that refers to? "

That line was written before GoG supported Linux.

And from what I played of the beta, I can understand why they only concentrated on the Windows version for an early beta release; the beta is extremely buggy.
oldrocker99 Aug 19, 2014
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This was the second game (after Wasteland 2) that I contributed to on Kickstarter. It's too bad that the beta is Windows only, but I certainly have lots of other games (currently playing Din's Curse and having fun) to while away my time with. I'm also waiting for Torment:Tides of Numenaria, and a finished version of War For The Overworld, and a couple others I Kickstarted.

I have been very happy indeed with the beta (now gamma!) of Planetary Annihilation, which was playable the first day I got it (note that I did not say "winnable") and which I also supported on Kickstarter.

And that's one old video, from back when it was PROJECT Eternity...:-)
STiAT Aug 20, 2014
Better late than never on Linux. Important is that they do it right, a short delay on the beta won't hurt too much. I am in the 110 tier, so I even will get an extra copy of it.
Plintslîcho Aug 20, 2014
Hm, looks interesting. Haven't had this on my radar. I'll keep an eye out for it.
oldrocker99 Aug 23, 2014
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Again, I can wait. Already playing a beta of the first game I Kickstarted, Wasteland 2. I had paid the $15 for the finished game, so I see this as a big bonus (besides, I got Wasteland 1 and The Bard's Tale as well as W2). It's probably a Unity problem, since that's the engine they're using, for cross-platform Gaming Goodness. It's not like I don't have some Really Cool games to play while I wait, and they're native (which gladdens my Linux-loving heart). Well, except for Witcher 2, whose wrapper has greatly improved, BTW. I'm about six hours into the game (still in Part One, after the two hours plus of the Prelude), and I haven't crashed since the crash when you first get to Flotsam, and I've played far beyond where I had crashed, thanks to some diligent work by the wrapper devs.
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