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The developers behind Underworld Ascendant [Official Site, Steam] gave a lot of weird mixed messages about their RPG being on Linux, thankfully they've now cleared it up properly.

I've been following it for a while, not particularly impressed by what they were saying. The game was funded on Kickstarter, where Linux support was added into their base funding goal during the campaign. They were successfully funded, with well over $860K. However, since then they repeatedly said (and rather clearly) that the Linux version would be available to backers, but they hadn't worked out a plan to sell them outside of that. They repeated this, making it quite confusing.

That changes today, as they finally cleared it up:

Hi folks, sorry about the confusion we've caused here. Our initial goal was to be able to give you all relevant information about the Linux and Mac builds (release timing, distribution platforms, etc.) at once. But waiting for all of that info to come together let this languish in confusion, that's our bad. 

So . . . we / 505 WILL be selling Linux and Mac versions of the game. We're not ready to commit that they will be available the same day as the PC version, it's likely they will come a short time after that to provide more time for testing and QA. Hopefully this helps and we'll do a better job communicating in the future.

So it's coming, but it's likely not a same-day release. They also released a new teaser recently;

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Looks like it's firmly back on our radar then, very much in the mood for a decent 3D single-player RPG on Linux, we certainly don't have a huge amount of choice there. After watching that, I have to admit that it does look pretty good.

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g000h 3 May, 2018
Well that's good news. But it still gets me hot 'n' bothered when people refer to "Windows" as PC.
Shmerl 4 May, 2018
Good, I'm a backer, but it wouldn't have been nice not to make it available for all Linux gamers.
nate 4 May, 2018
Great news, I definitely plan on buying this one.
lucifertdark 4 May, 2018
On my wishlist as of now, about time we had something like this. :D
Arehandoro 4 May, 2018
Not sure what to think of the teaser. Need more input to make a decision.
STiAT 4 May, 2018
And back to the wishlist with that one. Already looks quite fine enough, the question will be the RPG and story part. There are not many great RPGs out for Linux, and in general there are few who pulled off making really good RPGs, it's hard to have a story fix people into a world leading them on. We'll see.
inlinuxdude 4 May, 2018
Added to my wishlist!
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