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I got emailed a press release for the GTA-inspired open-world game 'Riskers', turns out the developer is open to a Linux version.

Not just GTA-inspired, but it also looks a little Hotline Miami too. If it can combine the best of both, we're onto a winner. Check out the trailer:

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  • Experience an interactive open world, complete with a day and night cycle.
  • Explore highly-detailed interior levels.
  • Play a unique mix of game genres (top-down action, driving, and shooting).
  • Eliminate enemies with a selection of eight different weapons, or resort to chair-throwing.
  • Take a break from the main story and complete a variety of side missions.
  • Immerse yourself in the story through comic book-style cutscenes.
  • Search for in-game collectibles!

As for Linux support, the developer said:

Riskers will launch for Windows on September 5th*. There is a possibility that it will later be released for Mac and Linux.

*The release was delayed until this month.

Since I think it looks fantastic, I've opened up a Linux support thread on Steam. If you would like to see it on Linux, post in this linked topic and let's see if we show enough requests for the developer.

Update - See what the developer has now said:

Thank you all for your interest, I will make sure to speed things up and prepare porting for the Linux version. I will post an update as soon as any new information is available.
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Xpander 12 October 2017 at 11:42 am UTC
Their PR team sent me a email about this game. I had hard time to get the info if its available for linux or not, so i sent them email back asking this.. but seems it wont be on linux just yet then.
IDNO 12 October 2017 at 11:50 am UTC
Seems like a nice game cuz i liked gta 2
harshbarj 12 October 2017 at 6:29 pm UTC
The dev claims a launch price of $7.50 usd. Might be worth picking up at that price even on the hope of a Linux version.
Liam Dawe 12 October 2017 at 9:39 pm UTC
Looks like it worked:
QuoteThank you all for your interest, I will make sure to speed things up and prepare porting for the Linux version. I will post an update as soon as any new information is available.
Colombo 12 October 2017 at 11:40 pm UTC
GTA1/2-like game with a good interactive city, enterable buildings and active police with MP (GTA1/2 from what I remember removed police from MP) could be quite fun.
razing32 13 October 2017 at 10:13 am UTC
The nostalgia is strong here
I remember my PC lagging on the machine gun in Gta 1
Ehvis 13 October 2017 at 10:28 am UTC
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I never really got along with the tank controls of GTA1/2 when walking. From the video it looks like this game has a better control scheme. Could be fun if it arrives on Linux.
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