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Well known (and basically a legend) Linux game porter Ryan 'Icculus' Gordon is looking for new titles to port to Linux.

After recently porting the revamp of Turok to Linux and with him hinting (practically confirmed in his latest post…) that Turok 2 is also coming to Linux, he recently posted a new update on Patreon and this bit caught my eye:

Also: I need more games to port. I have a bunch of maybes floating out there, but pretty soon I'm going to need definite yeses to work on. If you know someone in need, send them my way please.

For those who aren't too clued up, Icculus has ported so many games to Linux and other platforms it's really hard to keep track. He's worked with Valve, Epic Games, Activision, EA and many other big companies over the years. He's also helped port quite a number of indie games, so he has a long and beautiful track record.

He's also one of the people working on SDL2, something used by a lot of games across many different platforms. Honestly, I could go on all day about things he's either made, helped maintain or ported to other platforms.

If you're a developer and want to see your game on Linux, it's probably worth getting in touch, especially as he's funded by his own Patreon so he's not likely to eat into your sales. Find him on Twitter, Patreon and his official site with a proper email link.

Note: To be clear, this is not the time to spam him directly asking him to port specific games. A better option, would be to speak to developers directly and send them to him. Also, try to be realistic with who you speak to, but you never know…

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pb 11 June 2018 at 12:44 am UTC
Dying Light 2? :-)
no_information_here 11 June 2018 at 12:57 am UTC
Well this won't help anyone, but here is my little wishlist :-)

Valdis: Abyssal City
Shantae stuff
Shadow Complex (remaster)
Witcher 1
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
KOTOR 1

Unlikely, but still wishing:

Witcher 3
Borderlands 1
Bioshock 1 & 2
Darksiders 1 & 2
Dishonored (yeah, Bethesda, I know)

I gave up on Fallout and Elder Scrolls.
Xzyl 11 June 2018 at 2:24 am UTC
TESTV (Skyrim) thanks that is all.
mad_mesa 11 June 2018 at 3:08 am UTC
Valkyria Chronicles

Its from Sega, its on Steam, and its already known to be getting a re-release on the Switch soon.
Plus the 4th game in the series is getting released in the not too distant future.

Beyond that, some more modern fighting games might be nice.
armandhaa 11 June 2018 at 3:13 am UTC
no_information_hereWell this won't help anyone, but here is my little wishlist :-)

Valdis: Abyssal City
Shantae stuff
Shadow Complex (remaster)
Witcher 1
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
KOTOR 1

Unlikely, but still wishing:

Witcher 3
Borderlands 1
Bioshock 1 & 2
Darksiders 1 & 2
Dishonored (yeah, Bethesda, I know)

I gave up on Fallout and Elder Scrolls.

Bioshock 1/2 remastered, owned them but can't play them.
Hellblade
Kimyrielle 11 June 2018 at 4:02 am UTC
Being my brutally honest self...thanks, but we don't need yet another garage game on Linux. We got a few thousand of these. What's Turok anyway? What we need at this point are AAA titles. Stuff that makes people go "Wow, you Penguin people can play THAT???" Icculus is a human porting machine who can get anything ported you throw at him. His talents are completely wasted porting B list games. Again, what's Turok? Somebody go convince Bethesda or a company like it to let him have a go at their back catalog. Please?
DaiKaiser93 11 June 2018 at 4:09 am UTC
The Devil May Cry series
GustyGhost 11 June 2018 at 4:21 am UTC
I have to agree with Kimyrielle to an extent. It would be a much better allocation of resources to leave the ancient games and 2D pixel indies to the wrapper and emulator "porters".

Of course, I still welcome his work on the little stuff. How cool is it that we're getting N64 titles officially? All better than nothing I guess.
WJMazepas 11 June 2018 at 5:26 am UTC
How about Fortnite? Being a Unreal Engine game should help the port be easier
evergreen 11 June 2018 at 5:34 am UTC
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