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Fossil Echo, the gorgeous platformer may finally land on Linux soon

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Doing my usual perusing of SteamDB while something is uploading or compiling I came across Fossil Echo [Steam]. A game that was supposed to be on Linux quite some time ago, but it looks like it's finally happening.

This popped up on SteamDB just now:
Quotelaunch/2/config/oslist: linux
launch/2/executable: FossilEcho
launch/2/type: none

Hopefully this is one we can check off the "promised during Greenlight" list soon.

About the game
Influenced by the Oddworld series, Ico, and Shadow of the Collosus, as well as Studio Ghibli films, Fossil Echo tells the story of a young boy and his journey to climb a giant tower in the middle of the sea. How and why he got there are questions that will be answered via playable flashbacks during his ascent. The game offers over 15 minutes of fully animated cutscenes and the story is told without any dialogue or written text.

Fossil Echo mixes old-school, "die & retry" platforming gameplay with some stealth elements. As in Abe's Oddysee and Another World, you have little margin for error; precise movement and timing is required to get through and avoid confrontation, as the character is young, weak, and unable to fight or kill, most of the time... Article taken from
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Joeyboots80 15 March 2017 at 1:09 am UTC
Another one goes into the steam wishlist!
Beamboom 15 March 2017 at 6:36 am UTC
Quotethe story is told without any dialogue or written text.

This may not sound like a big deal for most, but it really is for non English speaking kids. It makes the games so much more accessible. I've got too many games that's great for my kids, had it not been for them being in English only.
beniwtv 15 March 2017 at 9:38 am UTC
Wow that was fast!

The Steam page now lists Linux + they have an announcement!
Arehandoro 15 March 2017 at 10:21 am UTC
I recently removed my more than 100 games from my wishlist to avoid unnecessary purchases... I wonder how long will take me with releases like fossil echo xD
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