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Age Of Wonders III Strategy Game Confirmed For Linux

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After their fun hints, the developer of Age Of Wonders III has now officially confirmed the Linux version is being worked on! Linux is set to get another big strategy game!

ArnoutYes we're working on a Linux port

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It's really nice of them to just come out and say it even though it was quite obvious! It's always good to get real confirmation. They recently posted another Linux forum post stating the game no longer relies on DirectX which was another big hint.

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Age of Wonders III is the long anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy series. Delivering a unique mix of Empire Building, Role Playing and Warfare, Age of Wonders III offers the ultimate in turn-based fantasy strategy for veterans of the series and new players alike!

We suggest not buying it until the Linux version is released to show Linux sales. You can check it out on Steam.

The good thing is the reviews are quite positive for the game, so it looks like it's a pretty good title for us to be getting.

Exciting times we live in Linux gamers.
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jdub 12 June 2014 at 9:04 pm UTC
Nice. This will make up for the failure that was the fake Eador port
melrief 12 June 2014 at 9:30 pm UTC
YES!
Zaxth 12 June 2014 at 9:59 pm UTC
Gotta say I can't wait - and registered just to say that!
The earlier installments in this series were great, and work great in wine too!
Linux gaming is getting better every day.
Sabun 12 June 2014 at 10:03 pm UTC
jdubNice. This will make up for the failure that was the fake Eador port
You can say that again. Shouldn't even be listed as Linux released, if I were to have my way at the moment. I wonder if AOW3 devs opened up after seeing Aspyr's success?
Kokuna 13 June 2014 at 2:23 am UTC
Hmm, never played age of wonders 1 or 2, but from gameplay trailer it looks a lot like might and magic series. If so, when hell yes I will buy it.
Anonymous 13 June 2014 at 4:56 am UTC
@Kokuna: The older parts where the "better" HoMM. AoW3 departs a bit from the previous parts by mixing it's formular even more heavily with a CIVILISATION kind of gameplay. Also note that AoW has a much more strategic battle part, which is almost a TBS game worthy by it's own.
My only nitpick is that the performance is quite bad under windows, I hope the Linux version will run a bit better on my system. Overall really great game though!
someone 13 June 2014 at 5:14 am UTC
great to hear. Definitly will buy it, when ported.
Beamboom 13 June 2014 at 5:41 am UTC
Ok I'm gonna be a real spoiled brat now but please bear with me guys:
I think it's far, far too many strategy games on PC. Sometimes it feels like pretty much every title of a certain size are at least partially strategy based.

I mean, sure, there are other genres too. But if one look at the rooster for upcoming games then hot damn how many of them who are strategy based. Strategy RPG, strategy shooter, strategy platformer, strategy strategy strategy. And the indies? Turn-based strategy all the way, baby!

Thanks. I just had to let that rant off my chest.
I am no big strategy fan.
someone 13 June 2014 at 5:47 am UTC
BeamboomI think it's far, far too many strategy games on PC.
I think that is an effect of many years without decent turnbased (fantasy) strategy games. Customers have been demanding for strategy games, so every developer started working on one.

For me, that offers the possibility to choose, which of those I'd play. If AoW3 releases for linux soon and Eador keeps me busy until then, I'll probably skip Civ5, due to lack of time.
Imants 13 June 2014 at 6:32 am UTC
someoneBeamboom
I think it's far, far too many strategy games on PC. I think that is an effect of many years without decent turnbased (fantasy) strategy games. Customers have been demanding for strategy games, so every developer started working on one.

For me, that offers the possibility to choose, which of those I'd play. If AoW3 releases for linux soon and Eador keeps me busy until then, I'll probably skip Civ5, due to lack of time.

You skip Civ5 because of Eador . How you even managed to play that thing is beyond my belief with it's graphical glitches.
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