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Life Is Strange looks like it will come to SteamOS & Linux

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Another game I have really wanted to play, but didn't think it would come to Linux. Life Is Strange is a well reviewed story game based on based choice and consequence.

It's a game that utterly filled my twitter feed with love when it came out, and I was quite jealous we didn't get to experience it. Seems we now get to experience it in fully released glory with all episodes.

Thanks to SteamDB again:
QuoteChanged App Config
launch/2/config/oslist: linux
launch/2/executable: LifeIsStrange.sh
launch/2/type: none


Just for the record again: Being on SteamDB doesn't mean it's confirmed, but likely.

About the game
Life Is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionise story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future.

You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student.

Meanwhile, Max begins to have premonitions as she struggles to understand the implications of her power. She must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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rkfg 8 March 2016 at 4:21 pm UTC
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There's none, as always. But usually when depots appear, the ports follow and I see depots for both Mac and Linux. Actually, I don't care who ports it and how it's done as long as the port is good. If that's an in-house work then fine, more money for them.
chelobaka 9 March 2016 at 10:32 am UTC
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chelobakaWhat's your bet on porter? Link
Hmm, Feral? That would be unexpected. Could this hint be it? -e^(i+π) = ?, is it related to time travel? The two main mathematical constants and an imaginary unit, what could it be...
That's probably F1 2015, as was discussed before. Linux executable name of F1 2015 matches Feral pattern.
rkfg 9 March 2016 at 10:42 am UTC
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Thanks, could be that. Too bad the game (F1 2015) seems to be poorly received and also has an enormous regional price.
Eike 9 March 2016 at 3:40 pm UTC
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elmomDon't you people read previous comments? Like mine (count 5 backwards).

A Dev (Sam on the Steam forums) of the game has been porting the game on personal time, but actual release is not very likely currently, since it involves per os middleware licencing costs.
I read that and I was aware of that fact even before. I based my guess on the quoted link to a certain post. You see, the problem is the game isn't being ported only to Linux but also to Mac. Your post about Sam doesn't say anything about Mac so it's possible they outsourced the task to Feral (maybe gave them what they did for Linux to lower the costs).

I like your directory layout argument (and the conclusion). But Mac doesn't seem to be a strong argument, as VP is doing Mac wrappers as well, it seems.
rkfg 9 March 2016 at 3:56 pm UTC
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EikeI like your directory layout argument (and the conclusion). But Mac doesn't seem to be a strong argument, as VP is doing Mac wrappers as well, it seems.
Oh, that wasn't mine at all, I haven't even noticed the pattern until chelobaka pointed on it. By the layout it may be Feral but the facts say it must be either VP or an in-house port. My bet is on VP anyway, we have BS:I and SpecOps, both are UE3 titles ported with a wrapper. And LiS is much more likely to be ported the same way because of the middleware.

By the way, it creates an interesting case. The middleware devs want more money for the Mac/Linux versions of their soft. VP (implying they're the porters) basically do the same but without paying a dime to the original devs. Could there be any legal repercussions?
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