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Not that we recommend pre-orders, but they're up for Surviving Mars [Steam, Paradox Store] with a brand new shiny trailer that shows off some more gameplay.

In this case, we know it will have Linux support, both Paradox and Haemimont Games have been good to Linux so pre-ordering it isn't all that risky for this one. There's going to be a few different editions for the game too, here's what:

  • Standard Edition - Game, plus Stellaris-themed domes and OST for pre-orders
  • Deluxe Edition - All of the above, plus extra in-game radio station, new housing styles and utility building styles; PC Deluxe Version includes digital art book and wallpaper
  • First Colony Edition - All of the above plus Season Pass: 2 expansions and 2 content packs to come

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It releases on March 15th, bring it on! Very hyped about this one, looks so damn good. I'm a sucker for city building strategy games and the sci-fi theme is exactly what I love.

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MintedGamer 15 Feb, 2018
Quoting: GustyGhostRelevant topic regarding Paradox interactive: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/forum/topic/3188/page=1#r14336

This. "I can try to comment in a future episode. Sadly Linux is less than a percent of the sales and keeps dwindling. SteamOS didn't turn out to be what we all hoped. The Linux community needs to grow or spend more to stay viable."

These great, entertaining, games get a Linux version and then Linux gamers find excuses not to buy them. If we don't support companies like Paradox that release quality bug free games with Day 1 Linux support, we've only got ourselves to blame if they give up on Linux.
tuubi 15 Feb, 2018
Quoting: MintedGamerThese great, entertaining, games get a Linux version and then Linux gamers find excuses not to buy them.
"This game isn't something I'd enjoy" seems like a damn good excuse to me. Paradox is a great developer, but our community might very well be too small to support their particular niche at this point. I do hope they'll manage to keep supporting Linux though.
stretch611 15 Feb, 2018
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: MintedGamerThese great, entertaining, games get a Linux version and then Linux gamers find excuses not to buy them.
"This game isn't something I'd enjoy" seems like a damn good excuse to me. Paradox is a great developer, but our community might very well be too small to support their particular niche at this point. I do hope they'll manage to keep supporting Linux though.

Absolutely. No one should buy something that doesn't interest them. Supporting a publisher that does not create games that you are interested in is futile. (Note: I'm talking in general here, not specifically about Paradox or Surviving Mars.) The publishers creating items that you are interested in are the ones that should be supported.

The concept of being altruistic and supporting devs for supporting linux is a valid reason to buy something... But, just remember it goes both ways... How many devs are willing to support linux for a reason other than profit?
MintedGamer 16 Feb, 2018
Quoting: stretch611
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: MintedGamerThese great, entertaining, games get a Linux version and then Linux gamers find excuses not to buy them.
"This game isn't something I'd enjoy" seems like a damn good excuse to me. Paradox is a great developer, but our community might very well be too small to support their particular niche at this point. I do hope they'll manage to keep supporting Linux though.

Absolutely. No one should buy something that doesn't interest them. Supporting a publisher that does not create games that you are interested in is futile. (Note: I'm talking in general here, not specifically about Paradox or Surviving Mars.) The publishers creating items that you are interested in are the ones that should be supported.

The concept of being altruistic and supporting devs for supporting linux is a valid reason to buy something... But, just remember it goes both ways... How many devs are willing to support linux for a reason other than profit?

Of course I agree that if the game doesn't interest you then it doesn't warrant your hard earned money, but I'm talking about the smaller niggles that some talk about, no game will be perfect. There is another big discussion in the Stellaris article about supporting the developers that support us, if we don't buy the games they make for us (at little to no profit it seems), they'll simply stop making them, as a small community we have to vote with our dollars a little bit more to make the future viable and support the Devs that go out of their way to release quality, bug free games with Day 1 Linux support.
Grazen 17 Feb, 2018
Quoting: callcifer
Quoting: stretch611when a game has pre-planned expansions it usually is incomplete, if development on a certain feature will not be complete by a deadline, they just skip adding the feature until the next expansion. And this can happen easily.

I'll wait for the game is done before I consider buying.

You'll be waiting a long, long time then. Paradox games are known to be updated for many years after release. CK2, for example, is 6 years old and is still getting major updates regularly.

Finally, it's not like they are holding back existing content just so they can charge you more later. Somebody comes up with an idea, stuff nobody even thought of, and it becomes a major update years down the line. Again, for example, Stellaris is getting it's 2.0 update in just a few days which is basically a whole new game. They could easily release it as "Stellaris 2" and charge full price for it, but personally I much prefer this continuously updated development approach that keeps a game alive for a decade or more.

The game is early access. I buy games when they're finished.
Cyril 28 Feb, 2018
Pre-order available on GOG.com! With Linux release of course.

https://www.gog.com/news/preorder_surviving_mars
Ketil 7 Mar, 2018
After watching some youtube videos of the game I feel that this game will be quite fun, so I bought it.
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