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Always a fan to see what developers can do with a strategy game, Bad North does look rather good and it seems the developer has taken notice of requests for a Linux version.

It's what they're calling a "real-time tactics roguelite", which released this month for Windows and Mac. Sounds like it could be quite fun, with a very different challenge each time you fail play.

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In reply to user requests on their Steam forum, here's what they said:

Linux is something we would like to support, we just don't have the time to look into it yet. We have had several requests though so we're aware there is some demand.

Want to see it on Linux officially? Might be worth letting them know in this linked forum post, can't hurt to try.

See more about it on Humble Store, GOG or Steam.

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6 comments

sub 19 Nov, 2018
How to not promote your platform.



This is massively exaggerated and, thus, wrong.
hardpenguin 19 Nov, 2018
That's great news :)
win8linux 19 Nov, 2018
Quoting: subHow to not promote your platform.



This is massively exaggerated and, thus, wrong.

Why would that be the case? Game developers on Steam should focus on ensuring compatibility with distributions that are officially endorsed and supported by Valve. There are only two distros that meet that criterion: SteamOS and Ubuntu. It makes their jobs easier. People running something else should test first on either or both of those two before writing bug reports or writing bad reviews related to technical issues.
PJ 19 Nov, 2018
Quoting: win8linuxThere are only two distros that meet that criterion: SteamOS and Ubuntu.

officially would mean SteamOS only.
IMO it would be awesome if they could target SteamOS, but also check Steam under Flatpak. That would ensure the widest reach for those who don't want to tweak things and figure out how to make it playable on the distro of their choice.
sub 19 Nov, 2018
Quoting: win8linux
Quoting: subHow to not promote your platform.



This is massively exaggerated and, thus, wrong.

Why would that be the case? Game developers on Steam should focus on ensuring compatibility with distributions that are officially endorsed and supported by Valve. There are only two distros that meet that criterion: SteamOS and Ubuntu. It makes their jobs easier. People running something else should test first on either or both of those two before writing bug reports or writing bad reviews related to technical issues.

I'm all fine if devs are just focusing on SteamOS and Ubuntu.

My point is that telling devs that there are "trillions of bug reports" for different Linux variants is not helping our platform. It's massively exaggerating the problems with different distributions.
Doc Angelo 20 Nov, 2018
Hm. It's also kinda honest. Of course it is exaggerated, but that is something a dev has to know: People will have all sorts of different problems that might steam from the game - or might stem from their distro or even just them misconfiguring their system.

It is a good idea to only support a few main distros and stress that when a customer complains. Otherwise, a dev might unexpectedly have a rather bad experience. I'm sure it's better to know of problems ahead instead of bumping into them when it is too late.
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