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Eastshade, the peaceful open-world exploration game is still coming to Linux

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While the Linux version of Eastshade sadly didn't arrive at release, the developer has confirmed it's still coming.

When asked about what's happening on their Steam forum, the developer said this:

Mac and Linux are still planned, and will be sometime after the initial Windows release of Feb 13 (at the risk of being honest with my thoughts: my _guess_ is <1 month after, but I can't know for sure). We've unlisted those platforms on our steam page for the moment, because we're not able to pass Steam's verification while having them listed, and cannot set per-platform release dates. So nothing has changed. Additionally, I'd like to point out that "promise" might be a strong word for merely being open with our internal plans. Its not as if we've started taking preorders for those platforms.

Fair enough, delays happen and working on multiple platforms when you're a small team isn't always simple.

For those who haven't seen it before, take a look at the trailer:

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It features:

  • A peaceful open-world exploration-adventure full of character
  • Compose paintings anywhere in the world and offer them to the locals to unlock secrets and gain items
  • Acquire crafting materials and schematics to surmount obstacles and solve quests
  • Make friends along the way through fully-voiced dynamic conversations and unlockable topics

Since most other open-world exploration games always end up focusing on combat, Eastshade looks and sounds like a fantastic change of pace. Great to know it is still coming, as it looks like a wonderful game.

You can wishlist and follow it on Steam and itch.io.

As a reminder, if you do wishlist games on Steam before they become available on Linux, make sure you set Linux as your platform in your preferences (at the bottom) otherwise it doesn't show up as a Linux wishlist.

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Tiedemann 15 February 2019 at 10:57 am UTC
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This looks gorgeous.
GustyGhost 15 February 2019 at 12:34 pm UTC
I remember trying this one when it was still called "Leaving Lyndow". An absolutely gorgeous game. It looks like they've added a bunch of new areas since then.
Para-Gliding 15 February 2019 at 2:06 pm UTC
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Hope soon to have a test ;)
with details on the game mechanism and activities to do within.
Mountain Man 15 February 2019 at 4:21 pm UTC
Graphics look beautiful. Let's just hope there's a compelling reason to explore the game world, because traveling around and taking screenshots could get old very quickly.
tuubi 15 February 2019 at 5:34 pm UTC
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GustyGhostI remember trying this one when it was still called "Leaving Lyndow". An absolutely gorgeous game. It looks like they've added a bunch of new areas since then.
Leaving Lyndow is actually "a short, first-person exploration adventure game, set in the Eastshade universe" to quote their website. The game is still available, but it's only officially supported on Windows and Mac.
Eike 16 February 2019 at 9:34 am UTC
tuubi
GustyGhostI remember trying this one when it was still called "Leaving Lyndow". An absolutely gorgeous game. It looks like they've added a bunch of new areas since then.
Leaving Lyndow is actually "a short, first-person exploration adventure game, set in the Eastshade universe" to quote their website. The game is still available, but it's only officially supported on Windows and Mac.

It fully worked on Linux when I tried. Felt so... empty and lacking, though.
knro 16 February 2019 at 3:43 pm UTC
I added this to my wishlist and will definitely buy one when it comes out on Linux.
peta77 16 February 2019 at 8:44 pm UTC
Have it on my wishlist for a while now.... Good to hear they're still planning to do a Linux release.
STiAT 20 February 2019 at 2:16 pm UTC
Graphic whise it's stunning, and I like some peaceful game. Will be interesting how this turns out.
GustyGhost 24 February 2019 at 11:00 pm UTC
Eike
tuubi
GustyGhostI remember trying this one when it was still called "Leaving Lyndow". An absolutely gorgeous game. It looks like they've added a bunch of new areas since then.
Leaving Lyndow is actually "a short, first-person exploration adventure game, set in the Eastshade universe" to quote their website. The game is still available, but it's only officially supported on Windows and Mac.

It fully worked on Linux when I tried. Felt so... empty and lacking, though.

Well, of course, it was basically the alpha build at that point in time. The were only asking for something in the region of €4.50 which is fair.
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