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Life is Strange: Before the Storm [Steam], the standalone story adventure set three years before the original is officially heading to Linux! Feral Interactive have today announced that it will arrive sometime this Spring.

Feral Interactive ported the original Life is Strange episodes to Linux, so I’m not surprised they’re teaming up again to bring Before the Storm to Linux. I think they did a very good job of the port before and I certainly enjoyed it a lot. Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Deluxe Edition for Linux will include all three episodes along with the bonus episode, "Farewell".

This standalone prequel isn’t actually made by the originally developer Dontnod, instead the the publisher picked Deck Nine.

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“With its tough yet vulnerable protagonist, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is a poignant evocation of teenage life,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “The atmospheric soundtrack, sharp writing and captivating story combine to create an engrossing and moving game, and we very are excited for macOS and Linux players to experience it.” 

Feral said that pricing and system requirements will be confirmed closer to release. You can see the official news post over on the Feral Interactive site. They also now have a mini-site set up for it with a few more details.

This is the third confirmed port from Feral Interactive for Linux this year, so we will have: Total War: THRONES OF BRITANNIARise of the Tomb Raider and now this as well!

Will you be grabbing a copy when it releases for Linux? Exciting times!

Will update the article later with any more information once the official press stuff has been sent out to us.

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Adamfx990 14 March 2018 at 11:58 am UTC
I will actually buy it now
Arehandoro 14 March 2018 at 12:04 pm UTC
BrisseAwesome. Time for a fourth play-through then. Is that healthy? Gosh, I love these games so much.

I highly recommend this. Just keep in mind that it's not about the ending, it's about the journey.

The whole took me to a roller coaster of emotions and the ending blew my decision making ability away for a bit -albeit seeing it coming a bit at the end-. I love (or hate, not sure haha) when a game leaves me with such a mix of all sort of feelings
Leopard 14 March 2018 at 12:04 pm UTC
Adamfx990I will actually buy it now

Why , for feeding Windows sales?
rkfg 14 March 2018 at 12:05 pm UTC
FlabbAFAIK, Before the Storm was built on Unity. Is this a fully native version built with Unity, or does it use Feral's wrapper?
I guess it's more expensive to wrap Unity if it can run natively. But if the game uses some non-crossplatform middleware they could wrap it separately. Honestly, I stopped caring about this long ago, if the game can be installed directly from Steam and it runs without issues I'm fine with any porting method. If it doesn't start a full QEMU/VirtualBox/VmWare/whatever virtual machine with Windows inside, it can be considered native.

But technical details are always welcome. I absolutely love Factorio Friday Facts btw, they always deliver lots of insights into the real big game and engine development. And I'd gladly read an article or two about how Feral start to port games and what problems they encounter while porting, some screenshots/videos with weird glitches, workarounds they used, hotpoints found, cache optimization and such "geeky" stuff.
Brisse 14 March 2018 at 12:13 pm UTC
I don't think the technical details are too important for this game as long as it's stable and bug free. It's not very demanding so it should run on a potato regardless. That's a good thing. I prefer good games before fancy tech demos. The game is pretty in it's own way. It captures the art style of the original perfectly while also improving a lot on the animations which adds a lot to the characters. The animations in the original game looks very robotic once you've experienced LiS:BtS.
Kohrias 14 March 2018 at 12:15 pm UTC
Thanks, Feral! Insta-Buy from Feral Store by me. I have been looking forward to this.
scaine 14 March 2018 at 12:19 pm UTC
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Adamfx990I will actually buy it now

Why , for feeding Windows sales?

I might be being optimistic here, but I don't think he meant "I'm buying it right now". I think (hope) he meant, "great, now I can buy it". You might be right, but lets not jump to conclusions!

Adamfx990: In case you're new here and wondering about the sniping, if you buy the game right now, you'll be counted as a Windows sale, and Feral won't see a penny from you for their efforts. Hold off buying until it's released! There's almost always a sale on release anyway, and if not, Feral will love you if you buy at full price, or there will be a spring sale regardless, if you can wait.
Lolo01 14 March 2018 at 12:23 pm UTC
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Yes, yes, and YES.
I will definitively grab a copy.
Life is strange is my (all times) favorite adventure's game. I guess I will enjoy this prequel too.
Thanks Feral !

Last edited by Lolo01 on 14 March 2018 at 12:24 pm UTC
coryrj19951 14 March 2018 at 12:33 pm UTC
Woo! I actually just finished the game yesterday on my ps4 (I couldn't pass up the pre-order bonuses). It's definitely worth a rebuy from me when it releases
Beamboom 14 March 2018 at 12:35 pm UTC
Steam could just as well implement a system where one can simply subscribe to a developer. Auto-purchase anything put out by them.

I'd just throw Feral in there and be done with it.
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