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Developers of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Looking Into Linux

Posted by , 22 August 2014 at 12:47 pm UTC / 12571 views
One of the developers of a ”next-gen” first-person mystery game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter tweeted out that they are looking into Linux as one of the platforms to release for.

The Polish indie game dev studio The Astronauts, who were known previously as People Can Fly, who made games such as Painkiller and Bulletstorm are considering Mac OSX and Linux as platforms to support for their upcoming game, which as been planned for Windows and PS4 for now.


This of course shouldn't be taken as a confirmation for a Linux port, they are just considering it. Make sure to show your support for the game on Twitter if you feel like it should be available for our Linux rigs. However, I'd advice you to stay away from those pre-order buttons until we've gotten some sort of confirmation on the matter.

About the game

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a first-person mystery game, where the focus is on atmosphere, mood and the essential humanity of the characters. You play as Paul Prospero, a detective who receives a letter from Ethan Carter, a boy in Red Creek Valley. Turns out that the boy is in danger and Paul travels to his hometown only to realize that things have gone horribly wrong there. Brutal murders have taken place and Ethan has vanished (like the title promised).


The game focuses on “atmosphere, mood and the essential humanity of its characters” and it promises a game that will improve immersive storytelling in games and not be completely filled with puzzles, though those also have their place in the game.

It certainly looks good and I'd be quite happy to have a game like this on Linux. Please make it so, Astronauts!

Check out the official website for more info: http://ethancartergame.com
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Segata Sanshiro 22 August 2014 at 12:57 pm UTC
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This looks like a very, very promising game. Really hope they make this happen, even if the Linux port takes a while, it would be nice to play.
liamdawe 22 August 2014 at 1:15 pm UTC
Worth noting that wasn't in reply to anyone. They just mentioned it.
Woodie 22 August 2014 at 1:38 pm UTC
This is one of these games (unreleased ones) I dreamed to play on Linux.
Zelox 22 August 2014 at 1:41 pm UTC
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Them grafic, them trees and bushes. Beutiful game. In general the game dont look that intressting Iam afraid .
Looks like they are trying to make u think for yourself, but this system only leads to more "doub down" and the developers holds your hands to the end of the game. U dont really think to mutch yourself when u tryto solve pussles for example.

Ofc I dont no anything, but it looks like it.
GoCorinthians 22 August 2014 at 1:50 pm UTC
damn great game, still not waiting until linux port arrives...to hyped for it(lmao)...later buying it again at most to suport linux numbers!
PublicNuisance 22 August 2014 at 4:02 pm UTC
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I've had this game on my radar for a while now. Looks very interesting. If they add Linux support it will certainly climb the rungs of my wishlist quicker. Now I can only hope they plan on a demo as well.
stan 22 August 2014 at 4:44 pm UTC
Looks beautiful and original, but maybe too easy. Anyway it’s far from being available for Linux!
drmoth 23 August 2014 at 12:08 am UTC
Looks really nice...
STiAT 23 August 2014 at 12:41 am UTC
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This looks great, and very promising story-whise. I'd love to see it on Linux. Though, "looking into it" is way less than confirming development, it's cool to see that dev studios start to seriously consider linux ports though.
They all work for money, if it is too risky they probably won't go for it. But it's a good sign for all of us.
vulture 24 August 2014 at 4:18 pm UTC
GoCorinthiansdamn great game, still not waiting until linux port arrives...to hyped for it(lmao)...later buying it again at most to suport linux numbers!

"looking into it" is usually bait for sales like yours in 90%. i'll buy it when it is native, not a day sooner
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