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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kaiman 9 Feb
Quoting: JarmerI 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?
I'd recommend Technobabylon. I also played Shardlight, Primordia and a bit of Resonance, and neither are bad, but overall I liked the story and characters of Technobabylon best.
Quoting: dziadulewicz
Quoting: whizsedon't buy it and leave it."

What does this mean?
It means if you buy from a browser or something rather than from inside Steam, and you want your purchase to count as a Linux purchase, then play it some on Linux within two weeks of buying it; do not leave it unplayed for two weeks plus.
whizse 9 Feb
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Quoting: kokoko3k
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.
Did I miss something? All except this one* does seem to have Linux builds on GOG?

* The Mac build isn't on GOG either so I guess it's a work in progress situation.
kokoko3k 9 Feb
Quoting: whizse
Quoting: kokoko3k
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.
Did I miss something? All except this one* does seem to have Linux builds on GOG?

* The Mac build isn't on GOG either so I guess it's a work in progress situation.
Didn't know so many were on GOG, but afaik GOG packaged them with ags.
whizse 9 Feb
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It does look like they are being updated now though.

The Blackwell Legacy that already was available natively have a new Linux build up, and Unavowed which was only Win/Mac now lists Linux too after a recent change:

https://www.gogdb.org/product/1637485057#changelog
https://www.gogdb.org/product/1207662883#changelog
t3g 9 Feb
It would be awesome if the Linux versions on GOG match the same releases as on Steam. :-)
Cyril 10 Feb
That's fucking great!
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