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Here's a rather nice tale to warm you up on a Monday. The developer behind Rise to Ruins has closed their Patreon account as they're doing so well, they're even paying back supporters.

Greetings guys, after some very, very careful consideration. I've decided to shut down the Patreon. The reason being Rise to Ruins easily sustains my livelihood and a nice rainy day account that can keep SixtyGig Games running through the hard times now, so I don't feel right taking additional money from you guys! Your support has and always will be appreciated and I thank you all for your pledges, reviews and of course, buying the game. 

Rise to Ruins has been doing increasingly well over the last 6 months or so, and to return the thanks you gave me by pledging, I would like to return to you 2 times the amount you pledged to me since the Patreon began. Meaning, if you've pledged $10, I'll return $20!

Honestly, this is pretty amazing. Considering how plenty of indie developers are seriously struggling, it's good to see an example of one doing really well. It also goes to show what a great and honest developer SixtyGig Games are to do something like this. You can see their announcement here on Steam.

Currently, the game is sitting pretty with a "Very Positive" user rating on Steam so around 91% of users giving it their thoughts are positive.

I'm actually quite a big fan of the game too, it's always run rather nicely on Linux and their attention to detail with it is quite amazing. It's constantly expanded with new content and the developer is very responsive to issues.

Rise to Ruins can be found on itch.io and Steam.

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WorMzy 16 Feb, 2019
Quoting: 14I have Rise to Ruins on itch. I've only been able to get it to start up by installing it in a VM. The developer says the game can't run in jre versions shipped with Arch. I'm hoping that will change sometime. Since I have a pile of other games, I don't want to change my system jre to make just one work. Here's to hope. ^_^

Forgot to respond to this back when you made the comment, but it seems to run fine for me with jre8-openjdk. There is also jre8 in the AUR, which is what the devs ship with the Steam version (although they ship 1.8.0_202, and the AUR package currently packages 1.8.0_201).
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Quoting: WorMzy
Quoting: 14I have Rise to Ruins on itch. I've only been able to get it to start up by installing it in a VM. The developer says the game can't run in jre versions shipped with Arch. I'm hoping that will change sometime. Since I have a pile of other games, I don't want to change my system jre to make just one work. Here's to hope. ^_^

Forgot to respond to this back when you made the comment, but it seems to run fine for me with jre8-openjdk. There is also jre8 in the AUR, which is what the devs ship with the Steam version (although they ship 1.8.0_202, and the AUR package currently packages 1.8.0_201).
Thanks for replying. I just now installed update 32b and the game launched on my main computer for the first time! I have the same jre installed as you I believe.

extra/jre8-openjdk 8.u202-1 [installed]
OpenJDK Java 8 full runtime environment
extra/jre8-openjdk-headless 8.u202-1 [installed]
OpenJDK Java 8 headless runtime environment
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