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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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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.
stan 20 June 2019 at 6:24 pm UTC
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Sucks that it’s made for coop and also with heroes .
Sparhawk 20 June 2019 at 7:15 pm UTC
Keeping an eye on this one!
ElectricPrism 20 June 2019 at 7:31 pm UTC
Looks like Age of Empires II meets StarCraft meets something else.

Looks amazing, definitely going to follow this one closely, as a RTS from the screenshots if it plays and has all the basics right buying it is a no-brainer.

Very excited to get more RTS to sink my teeth into on my Linux. No Tux No Bux
linuxcity 20 June 2019 at 8:00 pm UTC
Salvatos
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.


yea i started getting into rts games due to the total war series and i may get this one and support daedalic just for the simple fact there supporting linux
razing32 21 June 2019 at 9:50 am UTC
Really wondering if the strong similarity to Warcraft3 wont get them in trouble

Also , no story , no campaign ? nothing , just an RTS vs game , that's all ?

Seems a bit limited.
hateball 21 June 2019 at 12:55 pm UTC
razing32Really wondering if the strong similarity to Warcraft3 wont get them in trouble

Also , no story , no campaign ? nothing , just an RTS vs game , that's all ?

Seems a bit limited.

The page on Steam states: Ambitious campaign, designed for co-op experience
Salvatos 21 June 2019 at 3:13 pm UTC
As well as "Compelling multi-layered story".
s0la 21 June 2019 at 6:51 pm UTC
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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.

That's great, I wasn't aware of that. I will definitely check it out, thanks
KohlyKohl 21 June 2019 at 7:32 pm UTC
s0la
KohlyKohl
s0la
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.

That's great, I wasn't aware of that. I will definitely check it out, thanks

If you are just getting back into it I would check out Grubby's popular stream: https://www.twitch.tv/followgrubby
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