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Linux is on the radar for Telltale Games

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When asked about SteamOS and Linux support during a recent Reddit AMA, Telltale Games' CTO, Kevin Bruner, had this to say:

QuoteSteamOS and Steam Machines look really cool! We pride ourselves on how many platforms we support and are adding new ones all the time (Ouya most recently). We'll of course support the next gen consoles from Sony and MS, and I'm sure we'll add more Android support in the future. Steam and Linux are on the radar, but perhaps a little further out.


Telltale are well known for their series of episodic games based on popular franchises, including The Walking Dead, Jurassic Park, Back To The Future, Monkey Island and Sam & Max, as well as their Poker Night games, which celebrate gaming and pop culture characters.

The first episode of their most recent work, The Wolf Among Us, based on the acclaimed comic series Fable was released last month.

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Whilst this doesn't represent a commitment of any kind, it's still nice to hear developers talking about Linux being considered. If you're excited, let them know!

Thanks to DarthBo for pointing this out in the Linux Guide thread on the Telltale forums.

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s_d 4 November 2013 at 9:43 pm UTC
I recall this popping up on Reddit also!  Exciting, but I'll believe it when I see it 
OZSeaford 4 November 2013 at 10:39 pm UTC
Wait and see. I know that TellTales were not keen to support Android, so even thinking of linux is good news.
Cheeseness 4 November 2013 at 11:03 pm UTC
Quote from s_dI recall this popping up on Reddit also!  Exciting, but I'll believe it when I see it 

Same here, although I'd like to see the Linux gaming community help highlight any demand for a Linux version.

I recall that during the JP debacle, Dan said that they'd been looking into all sorts of things including Humble Bundles (at that point, they were cross platform only), so it's possible they've been considering it for some time.
Lord Avallon 5 November 2013 at 2:30 am UTC
I never understood why they ported The Walking Dead to Ouya and not Linux yet since we have a much larger number of users , I won´t be surprised when this happen and I hope to see it soon!
s_d 5 November 2013 at 11:00 pm UTC
Quote from Cheeseness
Quote from s_dI recall this popping up on Reddit also!  Exciting, but I'll believe it when I see it 

Same here, although I'd like to see the Linux gaming community help highlight any demand for a Linux version.

I recall that during the JP debacle, Dan said that they'd been looking into all sorts of things including Humble Bundles (at that point, they were cross platform only), so it's possible they've been considering it for some time.

Well, along with many others, I have e-mailed them and (once upon a time, under an abandoned username) posted in the forum before one of the big forum reshuffles many years ago, as well as (along with a few dozen other Redditors such as yourself) on the recent AMA.  Though, at the time, I recall feeling a little trolled by either dismissive or outright anti-Linux sentiment from other forum denizens (with the exception of the one long Wine thread).  That was frustrating   Twitter isn't really in my genes, though.

It's good to hear that they've made other positive noises within recent(ish) memory, aside from the usual "we have no plans for a Linux version at this time" and so forth.  That was what, three years ago?
Cheeseness 6 November 2013 at 5:04 am UTC
Quote from s_d
Quote from Cheeseness
Quote from s_dI recall this popping up on Reddit also!  Exciting, but I'll believe it when I see it 

Same here, although I'd like to see the Linux gaming community help highlight any demand for a Linux version.

I recall that during the JP debacle, Dan said that they'd been looking into all sorts of things including Humble Bundles (at that point, they were cross platform only), so it's possible they've been considering it for some time.

Well, along with many others, I have e-mailed them and (once upon a time, under an abandoned username) posted in the forum before one of the big forum reshuffles many years ago, as well as (along with a few dozen other Redditors such as yourself) on the recent AMA.  Though, at the time, I recall feeling a little trolled by either dismissive or outright anti-Linux sentiment from other forum denizens (with the exception of the one long Wine thread).  That was frustrating   Twitter isn't really in my genes, though.

It's good to hear that they've made other positive noises within recent(ish) memory, aside from the usual "we have no plans for a Linux version at this time" and so forth.  That was what, three years ago?

My memories of early Telltale's responses when I'd nudged/contacted them were that Linux was and beyond their expertise and bandwidth, but devs and moderators had always been supportive of the Linux guide threads, and IIRC, we managed to get some of the launcher stuff tweaked to better work with Wine.

Things started to shift around the time that BTTF and JP were coming out when large numbers of new community members started to come in, release delays made people cranky, and the previously positive and welcoming culture there started to sway.

Oh, and look, here we go. That was only February last year? Wow, how time flies. I guess this was during the Walking Dead release fiasco and not the JP stuff after all.
QuoteNo Linux support yet, though I think one of the indie bundles would want that and we have talked to them in the past
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