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Earth 2140 the futuristic RTS game is coming to Linux

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Well folks today I break the news to you that Earth 2140 is officially coming to Linux via Runesoft!

The game itself Earth 2140 was originally ported by Runesoft to Mac as stated on their official page on it here. This was back in July of last year!

After contacting them I got this reply:
QuoteHi Liam,


:)

Sorry for the late reply. Yes indeed, E2140 will be making its way to Linux after all. We are currently testing the game and if all goes well....it should be ready for relase on several platforms sometime in may.


--
Best Regards / Viele Grüsse

Thomas Steiding

Runesoft GmbH
Zur Linde 7

01723 Kesselsdorf

Germany

So there it is folks, next month could see another game hit Linux and my favourite genre too!

Hopefully someone can point us to a better gameplay video than this (sadly Runesoft have no trailer listed for it).

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Pretty exciting news considering it's highly rated everywhere I seem to look and I never did get around to playing it myself!

* Real time strategy game involving the high tech warfare of the 22nd century
* More than 120 exciting missions
* Unprecedented artificial intelligence
* More than 100 ground units, flying units and ships
* Strategic order like formations and escorts
* Includes Mission Pack 1 and Mission Pack 2 Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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avarisclari 2 May, 2013
I dunno why, I'm 99% sure this is the first I've heard of this game, but I feel like I've heard it somewhere else before too.
Bart 2 May, 2013
This game is very old. 1997 made in Poland :) Good game, just not sure did it aged well.
ublangota 2 May, 2013
So this game was released before Starcraft 1. Guess that does not mean it cannot be good but that combined with their affiliation with TopWare who have done some pretty questionable anti-piracy work makes me not very interested.
Liam Dawe 2 May, 2013
Quoting: ublangotaSo this game was released before Starcraft 1. Guess that does not mean it cannot be good but that combined with their affiliation with TopWare who have done some pretty questionable anti-piracy work makes me not very interested.
That was for 2160 not for 2140 and Runesoft are a completely different company as well who don't use DRM or any anti-piracy tactics like that.

Personally I feel Runesoft are worth supporting.
Ba7a7chy 2 May, 2013
well....this looks like original C&C graphics hahah, and this is not even a RPG or something with depth of gaming so...no...not buying
Guest 2 May, 2013
Does any one know if the game has modding support? Perhaps like the the older C&C games (with the rules.ini editing).
Hamish 2 May, 2013
People should keep in mind that Runesoft are doing this to port more of their old catalogue to Linux, rather than just grabbing new tittles. Personally, I applaud them for it.
Liam Dawe 2 May, 2013
Quoting: HamishPeople should keep in mind that Runesoft are doing this to port more of their old catalogue to Linux, rather than just grabbing new tittles. Personally, I applaud them for it.
Not just that, they update their older titles to fix bugs like their other Linux ports on Desura.
Guest 2 May, 2013
I will be buying this -- I love the older fixed view RTS'.

As my previous comment may have alluded to, I would love to be able to mod it though :)

I still play Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert, thanks to OpenRA
MaximB 2 May, 2013
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: HamishPeople should keep in mind that Runesoft are doing this to port more of their old catalogue to Linux, rather than just grabbing new tittles. Personally, I applaud them for it.
Not just that, they update their older titles to fix bugs like their other Linux ports on Desura.

It's 1997 game, it's 16 years old game, some of the readers weren't even in the project back then ;)
I'm not saying that all oldies are bad games, far from it - but why port an ancient title and try to sell it instead of porting newer titles.
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