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Daedalic Entertainment have been a good developer and publisher for Linux and they continue to be great. Edna & Harvey: The Breakout - Anniversary Edition, the upgraded version of the 2008 adventure game is now on Linux.

This enhanced version of the multi-award winning adventure game released in December last year, with it gaining Linux (and macOS) support only yesterday. It has been given a "complete overhaul" with better controls, high resolution art and "new technology" (so an upgraded game engine and things like that).

What's the story here then?

When Edna wakes up, she has no memories of her past, or why she finds herself in the padded cell of a sanatorium. Though she hasn't the slightest idea how she ended up in a cell, one thing is certain: She wants to get out of there!

After all, she feels positively sane – and her talking plush bunny Harvey absolutely agrees. Together they try to make their escape and meet the weirdest inmates – from a man in a bee costume to the pseudo-siamese twins Hoti and Moti. But Dr. Marcel, the head of the sanatorium, does everything in his power to stop Edna from leaving. What is his endgame? And why has her memory been wiped? Bit by bit, Edna remembers the time before the sanatorium...

Have a look at the trailer if you've never heard of it before:

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Feature Highlight:

  • Over 20 hours of twisted humor
  • Incredibly funny insane characters and crazy dialogs
  • Unique comic style
  • Unlockable achievements
  • German and English voiceovers
  • Winner of the 2009 Red Dot Design Award (PC Edition)
  • From the creators of the award-winning games The Whispered World and Deponia

Find Edna & Harvey: The Breakout - Anniversary Edition on Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

Great to see more games arrive on Linux, Daedalic are also the publisher for Iron Danger which got a release date and Linux confirmation yesterday if you missed it.

Hat tip to mphuZ.

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Hamish 31 Jan
Quoting: SirLootALotI just bought the DRM-free Gog version of the (windows only) original last year. If the new version became DRM-free I'd buy it again.
It seems past owners of the game on GOG.com get a 50% discount. I also picked the game up on sale last fall alongside its already Linux supporting sequel after seeing some of Kikoskia's Let's Play.
Eike 31 Jan
Quoting: HamishIt seems past owners of the game on GOG.com get a 50% discount.

There's a bundle on Steam with the same effect.


Last edited by Eike on 31 January 2020 at 8:57 pm UTC
SirLootALot 31 Jan
Quoting: Hamish
Quoting: SirLootALotI just bought the DRM-free Gog version of the (windows only) original last year. If the new version became DRM-free I'd buy it again.
It seems past owners of the game on GOG.com get a 50% discount. I also picked the game up on sale last fall alongside its already Linux supporting sequel after seeing some of Kikoskia's Let's Play.

just used the discount :D
Hamish 31 Jan
More than happy to pay $13.49 CAD to upgrade to a native version.
kaiman 31 Jan
For some reason, neither the Edna and Harvey games nor The Whispered World ever managed to really catch my interest, even though I have everything else from their P&C adventure catalogue.

But I really appreciate how most of their games eventually got a Linux release, except for Chains of Satinav and Memoria, which are among my absolute favorites (though I'm glad that those are now available DRM free on GOG, at least!).

If only they would release something new in that genre ...
soulsource 31 Jan
Quoting: HamishMore than happy to pay $13.49 CAD to upgrade to a native version.

The original game is "native" as well, as it is written in Java. It just needs a bit larger heap size than OpenJDKs default setting, but there's a command line parameter for that.

Edit: I'm talking about the Retail version - no idea about the Steam version.


Last edited by soulsource on 31 January 2020 at 10:41 pm UTC
cprn 1 Feb
Ooooh... I don't like the new graphics. :( They didn't keep the style.
Hamish 1 Feb
Quoting: cprnOoooh... I don't like the new graphics. :( They didn't keep the style.
Which is why the old graphics are still available as a toggle.

Quoting: soulsourceThe original game is "native" as well, as it is written in Java.
Okay, still more than happy to have it count as a Linux sale.
Pit 1 Feb
Quoting: soulsource
Quoting: HamishMore than happy to pay $13.49 CAD to upgrade to a native version.

The original game is "native" as well, as it is written in Java. It just needs a bit larger heap size than OpenJDKs default setting, but there's a command line parameter for that.

Edit: I'm talking about the Retail version - no idea about the Steam version.

That is why I had bought it on GOG. With some work you could run it, but (for me) it had stopped to work after some Java update :((
I definitely want to have this running again - it really is marvelous
cprn 5 Feb
Quoting: Hamish
Quoting: cprnOoooh... I don't like the new graphics. :( They didn't keep the style.
Which is why the old graphics are still available as a toggle.

Well, yeah, but I meant I'd love if the new graphics kept the style of the old ones. You know, refreshed but without the political correctness bullshit.
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