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Valve's new digital card game Artifact is go for launch on November 28th. They've now put up the official website with some more details as well as confirming their Linux plans.

If there was any doubt in your mind about Linux support, I spoke to Valve today about the release just to make sure. They said this in reply to my question about same-day Linux support "Yes. Confirmed for Windows, Linux and Mac.". We've had confirmation previously, but it's always good to see it hasn't changed so close to release.

As for the game itself, Valve are ramping up their advertising now with the first in a series of videos with Richard Garfield creator of Magic: The Gathering. The first can be viewed below (accompanying blog post here):

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What's quite interesting, is that it will have a built-in tournament feature. Valve say that Artifact will offer "complete control in creating a tournament", so we might have to run a few of our own if there's enough interest from readers.

I still can't quite get my head around it having multiple lanes like Dota 2, it seems like something that will keep you on your toes for sure. I have no doubt it will be massively popular! I'm excited to try it myself, as it looks really good! Will you be checking it out?

See more on the official site and Steam. The official site still doesn't have a lot, I expect a lot more to be revealed as the days go on.

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Mal 1 Nov, 2018
Wait. Collectible Cards? You meant collectible hat game didn't you?
sudoshred 1 Nov, 2018
Can't wait for this game. Sign me up for any GOL tournaments. :-D
Kimyrielle 1 Nov, 2018
They should have delayed the Windows version by half a year. I guess that would have doubled our market share right there. :D
buenaventura 1 Nov, 2018
Considering I will be getting a new computer soon, i would be foolish not to try this (I love MTG). That said I cant stand DOTA, but we'll see! I wish it was TF2 universe instead ;)
prueba_hola 1 Nov, 2018
Quoting: KimyrielleThey should have delayed the Windows version by half a year. I guess that would have doubled our market share right there. :D
would be funny haha
lucinos 1 Nov, 2018
Quoting: KimyrielleThey should have delayed the Windows version by half a year. I guess that would have doubled our market share right there. :D

As I have said before, my opinion is that they should give a free version only for linux that you can get for a limited time of a couple of months for example. Whoever gets this can play the game for free but only on linux. If he wants to play on windows/mac or does not get that in the limited time of the offer he has then to buy the game. What do you think of that idea? If I were Valve I would do that to help linux market share, not the exclusivity thing.


Last edited by lucinos on 1 November 2018 at 8:01 pm UTC
prueba_hola 1 Nov, 2018
Quoting: lucinos
Quoting: KimyrielleThey should have delayed the Windows version by half a year. I guess that would have doubled our market share right there. :D

As I have said before, my opinion is that they should give a free version only for linux that you can get for a limited time of a couple of months for example. Whoever gets this can play the game for free but only on linux. If he wants to play on windows/mac or does not get that in the limited time of the offer he has then to buy the game. What do you think of that idea? If I were Valve I would do that to help linux market share, not the exclusivity thing.

Good idea in my opinion
MasterSleort 1 Nov, 2018
Quoting: KimyrielleThey should have delayed the Windows version by half a year. I guess that would have doubled our market share right there. :D
Little off topic, but I have had the thought that they are keeping HL3 hostage. I think they have a very well planned concept of it and how they want it to be, albeit it may evolve constantly. I think HL3 could be the card they will pull out, if MS decides to lock down Windows and only allow apps through their own store. Valve could use this as a way of damage control, by only releasing HL3 for Linux and possibly MacOS, as I am certain people would switch OS the same day it was released.

What I think they should do instead though, is something similar to...
Quoting: lucinos
Quoting: KimyrielleThey should have delayed the Windows version by half a year. I guess that would have doubled our market share right there. :D

As I have said before, my opinion is that they should give a free version only for linux that you can get for a limited time of a couple of months for example. Whoever gets this can play the game for free but only on linux. If he wants to play on windows/mac or does not get that in the limited time of the offer he has then to buy the game. What do you think of that idea? If I were Valve I would do that to help linux market share, not the exclusivity thing.
... since I don't believe in "forcing" people, but instead encouraging people.


Last edited by MasterSleort on 1 November 2018 at 8:29 pm UTC
Joeyboots80 1 Nov, 2018
Looking forward to this one. ^_^
WorMzy 1 Nov, 2018
Quoting: KimyrielleThey should have delayed the Windows version by half a year. I guess that would have doubled our market share right there. :D

I can't really see a card game being exclusive to Linux being a big driving factor in people abandoning Windows/OSX, even if said card game is made by Valve.

Personally, I have no interest in this.
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