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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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mylka 13 June 2018 at 11:41 pm UTC
because of the E3. yakuza would be nice. cmon sega, you can do linux with feral!
and because i am into japan setting: sleeping dogs also would be nice. not gonna happen: Ghost of Tsushima, shenmue

maybe continue the work of batman arkham knight, or kingdom come. too sad they didnt finished their work

and of course stalker 2
qptain Nemo 14 June 2018 at 12:17 am UTC
F.UltraIMHO the main problem is that the (large) publishers wants to be in 100% control of the process as well as holding on to the possibility that either they can license out the Linux-version for lots of money or that Linux someday will be the New Hot Thing that they ride the gravy train by releasing ports at that specific point in time.
That is an interesting theory. Now I'm curious if you're right.
Seegras 18 June 2018 at 1:14 pm UTC
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You have a great list, but this one jumped out at me. It would be a perfect project for Icculus.

Wait, what? It's already out for Linux. Rune too; Kingpin as well. Been for years.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loki_Entertainment#Games_published

Here's some more you may not know exist:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Game_Publishing#Games_published

Yes it would be nice to have contemporary ports; but at least they exist.
no_information_here 18 June 2018 at 10:55 pm UTC
Seegras
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rea987Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
You have a great list, but this one jumped out at me. It would be a perfect project for Icculus.

Wait, what? It's already out for Linux. Rune too; Kingpin as well. Been for years.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loki_Entertainment#Games_published

Here's some more you may not know exist:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Game_Publishing#Games_published

Yes it would be nice to have contemporary ports; but at least they exist.
Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't know. Nice to see Icculus was already one of the main people involved back then. I am guessing that it shouldn't be hard to do an update and build Linux support into the Steam or GOG versions?
Ehvis 19 June 2018 at 8:14 am UTC
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SeegrasHere's some more you may not know exist:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Game_Publishing#Games_published

Yes it would be nice to have contemporary ports; but at least they exist.
Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't know. Nice to see Icculus was already one of the main people involved back then. I am guessing that it shouldn't be hard to do an update and build Linux support into the Steam or GOG versions?

I'm not so sure the sources are still available. I own a whole bunch of LGP games on DVD. Only a couple made it to Steam. X3 Reunion and Jets'n'Guns were actually re-ported by the developer. Egosoft even accepted my LGP code to activate X3 on Steam, which was pretty incredibly. Other than that, I've only seen some "wine ports" like Gorky 17 and Knights and Merchants. In other words, there are no original LGP ports available at all.
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