Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures we have no timed articles and no paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal, Flattr, Liberapay or Buy us a Coffee. You can also buy games using our partner links for GOG and Humble Store.

Into the Breach from Subset Games (FTL) now supports Linux

By - | Views: 23,219

Into the Breach, the second title from Subset Games (previously the excellent FTL), has today gained an official Linux build. It's been a long time coming, after originally releasing in 2018 but they always said they would do it and here it is. Fantastic!

"The remnants of human civilization are threatened by gigantic creatures breeding beneath the earth. You must control powerful mechs from the future to hold off this alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the makers of FTL."

Check out the original release trailer below:

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

In their update announcement post on their official forum, they simply said "There is now a fully native Linux version of Into the Breach! If you already own the game on any storefront that normally supports Linux (Steam, Humble, or GOG), you should soon have the Linux version available for download.". More came with it though including new language support: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Polish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.

There's also now touch-screen support, updated game engine tech and some adjustments to modding support.

Buy Into the Breach from Humble Store and Steam. Hopefully the GOG version will see the Linux build soon.

If you have Steam Play enabled, you may need to force the Steam Linux Runtime container (right click -> properties see here) to get it to download the Linux version, otherwise it defaults to Proton as it's on Valve's whitelist. Updated: this should no longer be needed.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
34 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
38 comments
Page: 1/4»
  Go to:

Better late than never, like some other devs did. GOG release and we have a deal!

Interesting line from their v1.2 release log:

Engine Update - This part of the update will hopefully be invisible. The tech that Into the Breach was built on was ancient, and in order to help guarantee support far into the future we spent some time modernizing the backend engine.


Last edited by Avehicle7887 on 20 April 2020 at 2:16 pm UTC
Pikolo 20 Apr
This is amazing news! I'll but it on GOG when the semester ends :D
brokkr 20 Apr
Gotta admit I had given up hope. Wonderful news. Going straight to Humble - thanks for the tip!

Edit: Redeemed on Steam, Steam store page says linux, but installing and launching and it says it's using Steam Play? Am I just too early?


Last edited by brokkr on 20 April 2020 at 3:29 pm UTC
madpinger 20 Apr
That took long enough. o.o;
Tchey 20 Apr
So soon ? Nice...

I’m curious if they will nag because the game doesn’t sell well on Linux, without considering the "hype" is gone.
It can still be a good game, but in 2 years many other games came out, and maybe i don’t want it anymore today.
garpu 20 Apr
Picked it up, but the linux build isn't on Steam yet? Wants to launch with proton.
jens 20 Apr
View PC info
  • Supporter
Quoting: garpuPicked it up, but the linux build isn't on Steam yet? Wants to launch with proton.

Yeah, same here. The Linux icon was there, I hoped Steam will pick up the native version, but it didn't. Any idea how to switch?
J 20 Apr
View PC info
  • Supporter
On sale for 5 more minutes on Humble it seems
jens 20 Apr
View PC info
  • Supporter
Quoting: jens
Quoting: garpuPicked it up, but the linux build isn't on Steam yet? Wants to launch with proton.

Yeah, same here. The Linux icon was there, I hoped Steam will pick up the native version, but it didn't. Any idea how to switch?

I've just learned that once you force the "Steam Linux Runtime" as "Steam Play compatibility tool" you will get the Linux version.
scaine 20 Apr
View PC info
  • Contributing Editor
  • Supporter Plus
Quoting: TcheySo soon ? Nice...

I’m curious if they will nag because the game doesn’t sell well on Linux, without considering the "hype" is gone.
It can still be a good game, but in 2 years many other games came out, and maybe i don’t want it anymore today.

Yeah, c'mon. There's no way that they did this expecting Linux sales. After two years? This was a simple consequence of them updating the back-end engine, I'm sure...
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Login / Register

Or login with...
Sign in with Steam Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google
Social logins require cookies to stay logged in.