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Grow Home From Ubisoft Looks Like It Will Come To Linux

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Grow Home from Ubisoft owned studio "Reflections" looks like it will come to Linux, the game looks pretty damn interesting too.

I shot off a message to my Ubisoft PR guy who has yet to respond, but why else would they add a Linux depot to Steam if they weren't at least toying with the idea eh?

We've seen other titles originally published by Ubisoft on Linux, but this studio is directly owned by them which is pretty interesting.

Taken from SteamDB:
QuoteChanged App Config
launch/1/config/osarch: 64
launch/1/config/oslist: linux
launch/1/executable: GrowHome.x86_64
launch/1/type: default
launch/2/config/osarch: 32
launch/2/config/oslist: linux
launch/2/executable: GrowHome.x86
launch/2/type: default


About the game
In Grow Home you play as BUD (Botanical Utility Droid), a robot on a mission to save his home planet by harvesting the seeds of a giant alien plant. On his quest BUD will discover a beautiful world of floating islands that are home to some rather strange plants and animals.

Grow the giant plant and use your unique climbing abilities to reach ever higher ground, but be careful…one wrong move and it’s a long way down! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Eike 5 Nov, 2015
Ubisoft is going to port all their games to Linux!!!1!!eleven! (*)

(*) Not.
kingofrodeo 5 Nov, 2015
Diversity and quantity is good, even when it comes from companies like Ubisoft, specially when we, Linux users, dream of a bigger market share.
Probably is their way of saying to Valve that they know about the Steam Machines but don't want to commit with their big guns like Assassins Creed or Far Cry yet.
Like I said, more is good, even though I don't plan buying any of their games.
Soltrumman 5 Nov, 2015
Grow Home is made with Unity so probably easier for Ubisoft to port than their other games. Grow Home is also one of few Ubisoft games on Steam that does not require uPlay which makes it even easier.

Would love for Ubisoft to port their UbiArt-engine to Linux so we could get Rayman Origins / Legends and Child of Light but i'm not sure how uPlay-functionality would work on SteamOS...
q4a 5 Nov, 2015
Quoting: SoltrummanGrow Home is made with Unity so probably easier for Ubisoft to port than their other games
Yes! Ubisoft is a commercial game developer. If cost of porting game to Linux < profit of Linux port then just do it.
flesk 5 Nov, 2015
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I've had my eye on this since it was released for Windows and I would love to be able to play it on Linux. As far as I know, it uses Unity3D, so a Linux version shouldn't be too hard to make, as long as they've chosen their plugins wisely.

Another of my "most wanted Windows games" from last year, A Story About My Uncle, also recently got a Linux depot, so I hope at least one of them comes out soon, even though I really need to work on reducing my backlog of games.
Keizgon 5 Nov, 2015
The only other game I can think of besides this, without uPlay (granted I don't research too much on them) that would be a treat to port over is South Park Stick of Truth by Obsidian. Both are good games and their success spoke on their own without the need to be some sort of fatigued franchise plagued by sequelitus.

Anyway, fingers crossed for this.

Also, it is worth noting the developer himself who made Grow Home expressed some interest in a Linux port, but I believe wanted to confirm a way to do it with the publisher's (Ubisoft) permission. It's in the Steam forum, I'd have to search for the thread again, so don't take my words verbatim.

Edit: http://steamcommunity.com/app/323320/discussions/0/604941528477623359/#p1

Well, not (mostly wishful thinking on my end). He didn't say much at all except
QuoteHey Dablim, no plans beyond PC for the time being, but if all goes well then who knows?

I'm a simple artist and don't have a PC at home, so I'm personally holding out for a Mac release!

[JC]

Better than nothing though!


Last edited by Keizgon on 5 November 2015 at 11:29 am UTC
flesk 5 Nov, 2015
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Quoting: KeizgonThe only other game I can think of besides this, without uPlay (granted I don't research too much on them) that would be a treat to port over is South Park Stick of Truth by Obsidian.

Don't forget Beyond Good and Evil! It's even on GOG, and I'd love a Linux version of it.
Eike 5 Nov, 2015
Quoting: KeizgonAlso, it is worth noting the developer himself who made Grow Home expressed some interest in a Linux port, but I believe wanted to confirm a way to do it with the publisher's (Ubisoft) permission. It's in the Steam forum, I'd have to search for the thread again, so don't take my words verbatim.

I think this is the main reason why games are ported.
Most times, it's probably not like:
Publisher: ... and now you are going to to a Linux version!
Developer: Oh no!?!
... but more like...
Developer: May I?
Publisher: Sure, why not...

Yes, this is speculation.
Keizgon 5 Nov, 2015
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: KeizgonAlso, it is worth noting the developer himself who made Grow Home expressed some interest in a Linux port, but I believe wanted to confirm a way to do it with the publisher's (Ubisoft) permission. It's in the Steam forum, I'd have to search for the thread again, so don't take my words verbatim.

I think this is the main reason why games are ported.
Most times, it's probably not like:
Publisher: ... and now you are going to to a Linux version!
Developer: Oh no!?!
... but more like...
Developer: May I?
Publisher: Sure, why not...

Yes, this is speculation.

I edited my post (see link and citation). I was incorrect in stating that. But it still wasn't a negative response.


Last edited by Keizgon on 5 November 2015 at 11:31 am UTC
pentadrago 5 Nov, 2015
Personally I'd love to get Child of Light on Linux, even if that means installing uPlay. Assassins's Creed would be nice as well.
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