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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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Grimfist 11 June 2018 at 5:45 am UTC
KimyrielleBeing 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?
Actually, I have to fully agree with you on that. Icculus Talents really are wasted on such projects. Give him some real games!
ageres 11 June 2018 at 5:56 am UTC
KimyrielleBeing 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?
I read somewhere that after spending a year on Rocket League port he decided to handle only small games. It's too time-consuming for a one man team to port a modern AAA game.
afettouhi 11 June 2018 at 6:10 am UTC
Wings: Remastered. They hit the Linux goal in their Kickstarter and the promise was to making the source code available to porters in order to a Linux port. Today there even is a Amiga OS version!
raneon 11 June 2018 at 6:58 am UTC
I'm sure he finds another interesting project, whatever he will do, it should be fun and I appreciate as well older games. AAA titles are overrated and the amount of work could be incredible high.
Aryvandaar 11 June 2018 at 7:13 am UTC
The Wttcher 3. Crazy big project if so, and I'm not convinved it will ever happen, but still, I can hope.
Liothe 11 June 2018 at 7:26 am UTC
KimyrielleBeing 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?

Turok
rustybroomhandle 11 June 2018 at 7:32 am UTC
How about the entire Spiderweb Software back catalogue?
Eike 11 June 2018 at 7:36 am UTC
LiotheTurok

Now I'm surprised. Wasn't there an Amiga(?) game with a similar name?
Liothe 11 June 2018 at 7:39 am UTC
Eike
LiotheTurok

Now I'm surprised. Wasn't there an Amiga(?) game with a similar name?

I couldn't say. Just remember playing it on the N64 as a kid!
musojon74 11 June 2018 at 8:16 am UTC
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AryvandaarThe Wttcher 3. Crazy big project if so, and I'm not convinved it will ever happen, but still, I can hope.

I know someone who could make that happen. Had a nice drink with him in the pub a while back. You know who you are. Most of us Linux peeps are very cool and love your ports
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