Braid, the indie puzzle-platformer from Jonathan Blow is getting a huge overhaul with a new Anniversary Edition that's due out sometime in 2021. It's something of a classic and became quite a big hit, it was also one of the early bigger indie titles to come to Linux.
Sounds like it's going to be a massive improvement, which includes David Hellman returning to do the repainting. Extra animations are in, upgraded sound effects and music and so on. They explained the point was to upgrade it and not do a "Star Wars Special Edition" to change how some things were done to the story. There's even going to be a toggle to switch between old and new which is always fun to play with in a game. Developer commentary is also going to be in, with their plan to have it as the "craziest, most-in-depth commentary ever put in a video game".
Check out the announcement trailer:
The great news is that it's confirmed to be coming to Linux too. As the official website notes, which was written by Blow, their plan is to simultaneously ship across "PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac, and Linux".
No exact release date given, other than sometime in Q1 2021.
I'd like to get my hands on new levels. :/
As Cyril said, I hope they'll release the game on GOG.com too. It'll be a day one purchase then.
I wonder if there will be any discount on the new edition for owners of the original on Steam (or another service). I've seen discounted updates for owners of the original game before.
Quoting: beguiSurprised he is still supporting Linux considering his statements in the past.. Glad to see it coming.. fantastic game..
This was an external port by Icculus.
Blow wanted to be part of the back then quite lucrative Humble Indie Bundle.
But this required to have a native Linux build.
He most likely hated Linux already at that time - it was just for the money and I guess it paid.
I bet he simply wants to avoid a shitstorm by not supporting Linux with the update.
Probably not such a big code change anyhow.
But I wouldn't expect him to support Linux with any new project.
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