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Darksiders Is Getting Close To A Linux Release

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We know that both Darksiders and Darksiders 2 are coming to Linux, but the question burning in our minds is when?! We decided to give the developer a little poke about it.

The good news is that it looks like it will be soon! We noticed new builds up on Steam using the lovely SteamDB entry for it, so we hit up the developer who gracefully replied:

@gamingonlinux It's in the (hopefully) final QA pass! ;)

— Leszek Godlewski (@TheIneQuation) September 8, 2014


He also confirmed it's just Darksiders for now, but Darksider 2 will be a bit further off as he's only one man. Big thanks for replying Leszek Godlewski! Someone send him cake.

There's masses of big games coming to Linux in the next month or so like Tropico 5, Darksiders, Borderlands 2, J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars, Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut and many more!

Are you excited? All aboard the hype train choochoo!

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chetlemon 8 Sep, 2014
Looking to the release, hoping to work.
Beamboom 8 Sep, 2014
I find it so fascinating that it really only takes one man to do these ports. It can't be much work then, to get the job done?

It just amazes me, seeing how it takes hundreds of programmers several years to make those big productions.
TheRealJeff 8 Sep, 2014
Quoting: BeamboomI find it so fascinating that it really only takes one man to do these ports. It can't me much work then, to get the job done?

It just amazes me, seeing how it takes hundreds of programmers several years to make those big productions.

What's more fascinating is if it ONLY takes one person to do the Linux port, why didn't they do this in the first place? One additional programmer means the game is available to an additional 100K gamers? Maybe I am grossly overestimating the amount of Linux gamers..
HadBabits 8 Sep, 2014
Additional note: the dev says it's fully native :)

https://twitter.com/TheIneQuation/status/487651144475635712
stan 8 Sep, 2014
Quoting: BeamboomI find it so fascinating that it really only takes one man to do these ports. It can't me much work then, to get the job done?

It just amazes me, seeing how it takes hundreds of programmers several years to make those big productions.
That’s a bit of an overstatement I think :). I couldn’t find exact numbers but since we’re talking about Darksiders, this article mentions a team of “35 developers”.

And then creating a game and porting it are different things, a bit like writing a novel vs translating it…

Edit: wikipedia (French version) says Vigil games had 180 people in total in 2012.
FutureSuture 8 Sep, 2014
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I am excited for this release! Will definitely purchase this at full price as a "Thank you" because The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings apologists insist that bringing such old games to Linux natively is not worth the effort.
Half-Shot 8 Sep, 2014
Quoting: BeamboomI find it so fascinating that it really only takes one man to do these ports. It can't be much work then, to get the job done?

It just amazes me, seeing how it takes hundreds of programmers several years to make those big productions.

You underestimate the power of one determined programmer. And that's all there is too it really, programming and determination.
FutureSuture 8 Sep, 2014
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Quoting: TheRealJeffOne additional programmer means the game is available to an additional 100K gamers? Maybe I am grossly overestimating the amount of Linux gamers..
Going by Steam, there are approximately 795 000 Linux users to cater to. Mind, those are just the ones using Steam.
mirv 8 Sep, 2014
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I wouldn't have even considered buying this game before - so I hope a release isn't far off. I won't buy it until it's actually been release of course...want to make sure it's counted as a linux sale.
Liam Dawe 9 Sep, 2014
Something to remember is this is already a finished game, so it doesn't need artists, level designers, story developers or any of that.

Everything is in place, so it just needs someone to come in to move it all around to support Linux. Very different to a game that's in-development.
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