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LIMBO Dark Platformer Fully Native Linux Version Released, No More Wine

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LIMBO can finally be played natively on Linux thanks to Ryan "Icculus" Gordon and his porting magic. If you don't remember LIMBO came in a Humble Indie Bundle and caused a wee bit of a stir when people noticed it wasn't native. Glad we can put that behind us now!

Kudos to Ryan for porting and Playdead for allowing him to do so! As this is an SDL2 port it should work beautifully, and brings controller support too.

You can pick it up at Humble Store if you don't own it already or fancy gifting a copy to say thanks.
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neffo 19 June 2014 at 9:48 am UTC
whine no more
FutureSuture 19 June 2014 at 10:16 am UTC
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  • Playdead is much smaller than CD Projekt RED
  • Playdead has a lot less cash than CD Projekt RED
  • Limbo is much older than The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Limbo already exists on Linux via a wrapjob
And yet here we have Limbo for Linux. Natively. Thank you, Playdead and icculus. That is how you build good will. I can tell which game I'll buy and gift and which one I won't.
Imants 19 June 2014 at 10:51 am UTC
FutureSuture
  • Playdead is much smaller than CD Projekt RED
  • Playdead has a lot less cash than CD Projekt RED
  • Limbo is much older than The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Limbo already exists on Linux via a wrapjob
And yet here we have Limbo for Linux. Natively. Thank you, Playdead and icculus. That is how you build good will. I can tell which game I'll buy and gift and which one I won't.

Limbo code base is much smaller than Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Limbo is much more easer to test.

I think it is very hard to compare these two games.

Civilization 5 and Witcher 2 in other hand...
FutureSuture 19 June 2014 at 11:07 am UTC
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Imants
FutureSuture

  • Playdead is much smaller than CD Projekt RED

  • Playdead has a lot less cash than CD Projekt RED

  • Limbo is much older than The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

  • Limbo already exists on Linux via a wrapjob
And yet here we have Limbo for Linux. Natively. Thank you, Playdead and icculus. That is how you build good will. I can tell which game I'll buy and gift and which one I won't.
Limbo code base is much smaller than Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Limbo is much more easer to test.

I think it is very hard to compare these two games.

Civilization 5 and Witcher 2 in other hand...
My first two bullet points tackle that rather nicely. Civilization 5 is another example, though, as is Trine. CD Projekt RED, being all about good will, certainly screwed up here compared to other developer studios.
MayeulC 19 June 2014 at 11:30 am UTC
LIMBO still hasn't updated itself in my steam library. On the other hand, it has been updated on the humble store.
leillo1975 19 June 2014 at 12:17 pm UTC
MayeulCLIMBO still hasn't updated itself in my steam library. On the other hand, it has been updated on the humble store.

I have the same problem. I'm trying to install (2KB downloaded and a icculus popup message), but it can't be played

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fedso 19 June 2014 at 12:53 pm UTC
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Very nice of Ryan to set that message, he's awesome!
Metallinatus 19 June 2014 at 1:05 pm UTC
Great news, I love this game! And I can finally put it in my wishlist now
Edit: the sad news is I have no chance on winning that Civ V giveaway anymore.... if I ever had before
Hamish 19 June 2014 at 2:38 pm UTC
*tips his hat to them*

I wonder what changed to make this happen though, as if I recall correctly, they previously claimed that it was some middleware that prevented this from happening previously. Did they replace it or did the middleware become native in the mean time?
liamdawe 19 June 2014 at 2:40 pm UTC
Icculus ported Wwise the middleware in question.
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