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Wadjet Eye Games brings Shardlight over to Linux

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Is there no stopping Wadjet Eye Games? Shardlight, another quality point and click adventure from 2016 has now been ported over to Linux. This adds to the list of titles that Wadjet Eye Games has recently upgraded and ported (or re-ported) to Linux including Resonance, Technobabylon, Unavowed, Gemini Rue, The Blackwell Bundle.

With the just release update it uses the newest version of Adventure Game Studio, adds "proper" Linux and macOS ports with working Steam Achievements, fixes bugs with inventory scrolling and an issue in Room 7, there's new audio sliders and cross-platform Steam Cloud support.

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About the game:

The world ended on the day the bombs fell. Since then, it’s always been like this: disease, hunger, death. The ruling Aristocrats — a faceless oligarchy that controls all resources — have unchallenged authority. There’s never enough food, water, or vaccine to go around. The rich receive regular doses of vaccinations in exchange for their unconditional government support. The poor live in fear, superstition, and squalor until they die.

Amy Wellard, a young woman reluctantly working for the government to qualify for the vaccine lottery, believes there’s a cure — and she’s going to find it. Even if it costs her her life.

Available to buy from Humble Store and Steam. Currently GOG does not have a Linux build up yet.

We have sent an email over to the developer, to see if they want a chat about their recent Linux endeavours. Stay tuned.

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pb 9 Feb
Eike 9 Feb
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Quoting: pbIt seems that was the last one... https://store.steampowered.com/developer/WadjetEyeGames

See here. The Shiva will get a treat (but it's on Linux already).
If they answer your email ask them why they aren't bringing them over to GOG.
Some are saying in social media that all these purchases still count as Windows purchases, though? What are they on about or what might they mean?
whizse 9 Feb
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Quoting: dziadulewiczSome are saying in social media that all these purchases still count as Windows purchases, though? What are they on about or what might they mean?
I guess they are confused?

According to https://www.gamingonlinux.com/steam-tracker/

"When buying games from Steam, how is the desktop platform counted? From what Valve told us (February 2020), they first take the desktop Steam client platform used to buy it, then whatever has the most playtime in two weeks. However, Android and Web Browser purchases default to Windows and then what has the most playtime in two weeks. If you want to ensure developers see a Linux sale: play it only on Linux in the first two weeks, don't buy it and leave it."
Quoting: whizsedon't buy it and leave it."

What does this mean?
kokoko3k 9 Feb
Quoting: PublicNuisanceIf they answer your email ask them why they aren't bringing them over to GOG.
Judging by their attitude, i think that if they can save even a minimal effort, they'll save it.

By the fact that now that the deck is approaching they are "porting" one game a week, one can conclude that it is an easy task. (ags is opensource and they use it to run their games, probablly with some minor modifications.)
But... up until today, they left us in the cold for years.
Why should they move their fingers a bit more to upload to gog too?

BTW i think i played most of their titles via vanilla ags.


Last edited by kokoko3k on 9 February 2022 at 4:48 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 9 Feb
Quoting: dziadulewicz
Quoting: whizsedon't buy it and leave it."

What does this mean?
Don't buy it from Windows or a web browser, and then not install and play it for months or weeks. Buy it, play it on Linux.
Jarmer 9 Feb
I wanna try one of these adventure games, they look really cool and it's been years since I played a point n click adventure, should be fun! Which one do you think is one of their best to start on? Technobabylon? Maybe Strangeland?
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: dziadulewicz
Quoting: whizsedon't buy it and leave it."

What does this mean?
Don't buy it from Windows or a web browser, and then not install and play it for months or weeks. Buy it, play it on Linux.

Ok, i THINK i got it. Maybe this could be clarified even more clearer for us dummies on the Steam tracker (or where ever it is on GOL)
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