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Daedalic Entertainment's new RTS "A Year Of Rain" will be coming to Linux

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This is really exciting news, as a huge fan of such RTS games, Daedalic Entertainment's "A Year Of Rain" looks really good and it turns out they're going to support Linux.

Interestingly, back when it was first announced in March I did email Daedalic to ask about Linux support. They told me then, that they didn't really have any answer on it. However, it seems things have changed and they've decided Linux will be supported. On Steam, the developer said it's planned and it seems it may even happen during the Early Access period.

The team RTS A Year Of Rain combines classic real-time strategy elements with a strong focus on hero units. Both the co-op campaigns and online and offline modes are being designed with a team of two in mind. The classic 2v2 skirmish mode is being developed for competitive matches from the very start. Meanwhile, “Against all Odds“ is an innovation in the genre where two lone heroes face two entire armies, who have full command over units and structures.

There's no official trailer yet, but the screenshots they've shown off look promising in terms of the style:

Planned features:

  • The ultimate Team RTS. Play together across all game modes.
  • Ambitious campaign, designed for co-op experience
  • A 2v2 skirmish that is truly designed for team-play
  • Unique asymmetric 2v2 multiplayer mode “Against All Odds”: Two heroes face two entire armies!
  • Unique factions
  • Compelling multi-layered story
  • Elaborate, stylized art
  • Powerful iconic heroes to lead your army
  • Soundtrack by award-winning composer Neal Acree

You can follow/wishlist it on Steam. You can bet I'm going to take a look whenever Linux support is available, more traditional RTS games like this are absolutely my thing.

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vipor29 20 June 2019 at 1:41 pm UTC
Daedalic has been really good to linux,love those guys
Mumrik93 20 June 2019 at 2:03 pm UTC
Gives me flashbacks to Warcraft 3, cant wait to try it out!
TheSHEEEP 20 June 2019 at 3:12 pm UTC
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Good news, indeed!
s0la 20 June 2019 at 3:18 pm UTC
AdamVikingenGives me flashbacks to Warcraft 3, cant wait to try it out!

My thoughts exactly!
I really miss Warcraft 3, I'm excited for this one!

Last edited by s0la on 20 June 2019 at 3:19 pm UTC
Shmerl 20 June 2019 at 3:36 pm UTC
Great to see Daedalic releasing for Linux, while so many publishers keep dropping out.
Tchey 20 June 2019 at 3:43 pm UTC
Loria ( is quite nice too, if you like Warcraft style.
KohlyKohl 20 June 2019 at 3:55 pm UTC
AdamVikingenGives me flashbacks to Warcraft 3, cant wait to try it out!

My thoughts exactly!
I really miss Warcraft 3, I'm excited for this one!

Then you should come back and check out Warcraft III again. I still play it and it has a decent user base still and lots of pro players.

Also, they moved over to DirectX11 and it runs really well under Linux now with DXKV.

Last edited by KohlyKohl on 20 June 2019 at 3:56 pm UTC
KohlyKohl 20 June 2019 at 3:58 pm UTC
AdamVikingenGives me flashbacks to Warcraft 3, cant wait to try it out!

Yeah the upkeep and small armies is one of the better mechanics in Warcraft III.

Last edited by KohlyKohl on 20 June 2019 at 3:58 pm UTC
Kohrias 20 June 2019 at 5:39 pm UTC
This looks totally like my thing. Will definitely keep an eye on it.
Salvatos 20 June 2019 at 5:48 pm UTC
linuxcityDaedalic has been really good to linux
Took the words right out of my mouth! I haven't really played RTS's in years, but I'm intrigued by this one. I'd be happy to at least talk about it around me as a token of gratitude for that continued support.
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