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Klei Entertainment have now announced Griftlands, again (see here), although they hit the restart button on it and it's turned into a single-player deck building game where you negotiate, fight, steal or otherwise persuade others to get your way.

First up, the bad news: It's going to the Epic Games Store first. However, they replied to me on Twitter to confirm Linux will be supported and to point out their forum post with a lot more details. It will be on Epic's store for one year, with a launch in Early Access on Steam next June. At the bottom of the post, is this mention about Linux "We will be supporting PC during Alpha and Early Access. We will be adding OSX and Linux support in the future.".

Here's their announcement trailer:

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At least this time, they're giving a solid confirmation of Linux support. As when they originally announced it years ago, it wasn't too clear if it would be.

I love basically everything Klei make, this also looks awesome so I will be taking a look when it hits Steam since the Epic Store does not support Linux and has no current plan to.

If you're interested, their Steam page is up ready for a wishlist/follow.

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Avehicle7887 10 Jun, 2019
I used to hold great respect for Klei's work, but they've become very careless. Abandoned GOG users, leaving them with outdated games without a good reason and now this. They might as well sell themselves to Microsoft or some other big company next.
Solitary 10 Jun, 2019
Oh, Epic store exlusive? Seems to me Steam page is ready for ignore.
Lakorta 10 Jun, 2019
Welp, time to remove Klei from my list of favorite developers :(
stuff 10 Jun, 2019
Wait, next year it will be in early access on Steam? Then I don't see what's the problem with being on Epic store before. It will not even be finished, when launching on Steam. Calm down guys and let the Epic-Store-guys do the beta testing ;)
madpinger 10 Jun, 2019
Does look appealing, but yeah.. Epic first huh. w/e, I'll wait for linux and steam, or gog if thats how it goes. native <3
scaine 10 Jun, 2019
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I almost never buy EA games anyway, so doing a one year stint on Epic first - no worries. I'll wait. Klei have produced some incredibly fine games over the years, definitely have my loyalty (to a degree).

I wonder what's happened to The Floor is Lava, or Hot Lava, or whatever their first-person parkour game was called. I'd have though it was better fodder for Epic Store than Griftlands!


Last edited by scaine on 10 June 2019 at 9:00 pm UTC
Egonaut 10 Jun, 2019
You do Epic exclusive, I add it to ignore list. Easy as that. There goes the money you could heave got by me.
Luke_Nukem 10 Jun, 2019
Getting pretty bloody sick of this trend...

QuoteAnnouncing hot new game #3!

Woo! Cool! *gets wallet ready*

QuoteEpic store exclusive!

*closes wallet quietly*
Nezchan 10 Jun, 2019
Oh cool, Klei has a new game coming out next year! :P
Kimyrielle 10 Jun, 2019
Another studio to go on my blacklist.
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