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Here's a fun one, Lord of Dwarves from developer Stellar Sage Games is a game about helping a kingdom of dwarves survive, build, and prosper. It's made on Linux too and releasing in Early Access in March.

The developer emailed in about it and to let everyone know that it was "developed in Linux using only open source software". You can actually see them showing it off on Ubuntu in a recent video.

While it's going to be in Early Access, they told me it's "feature complete with a full campaign and sandbox mode" with the extra time being used for feedback and to polish it as much as possible.

Features:

  • Fully constructible/destructible 3D block world
  • Full Campaign and tutorial
  • Extremely customizable Sandbox mode
  • Fresh game play objectives like "build a stone tower 8 blocks tall" or "chop down an evil forest"
  • Control over 100 dwarves
  • Invaders siege your custom built structures
  • Tiered resource system allows for ever more powerful weapons, armour, & crafts
  • Random procedurally generated terrain with millions of blocks

Follow it along and wishlist on Steam. It should be available on March 8th, I will take a look and give it some thoughts at release as the developer has already kindly provided a key for testing.

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razing32 20 January 2019 at 9:40 pm UTC
Gives me Gnomoria vibes.
Hope it fares better.
Would like a Stronghold style game on Linux , so let's see.
Elvanex 21 January 2019 at 3:07 pm UTC
The concept sounds interesting, but tbh, the visuals look like it's in very early alpha stages, so hopefully that's part of what was meant by polishing it up. Always great to see developers openly using Linux though.
stretch611 21 January 2019 at 9:11 pm UTC
ElvanexThe concept sounds interesting, but tbh, the visuals look like it's in very early alpha stages, so hopefully that's part of what was meant by polishing it up. Always great to see developers openly using Linux though.
Crude visuals...

You obviously never played Dwarf Fortress or the original Rogue.
soulsource 22 January 2019 at 7:39 am UTC
Dwarf Fortress is more beautiful imho. My second-last embark was in a mountain biome, and it was just stunning to see dozens of ASCII flowers start to bloom in spring.


Last edited by soulsource at 22 January 2019 at 7:39 am UTC
Elvanex 24 January 2019 at 12:19 am UTC
stretch611
ElvanexThe concept sounds interesting, but tbh, the visuals look like it's in very early alpha stages, so hopefully that's part of what was meant by polishing it up. Always great to see developers openly using Linux though.
Crude visuals...

You obviously never played Dwarf Fortress or the original Rogue.


lol, you do realize you are trying to compare 2 much older games to one that is coming out this year, right? Also, I have tried to play Dwarf Fortress, but it's UI is waaay too cumbersome. Which is a shame, because it's an amazing game.
stretch611 24 January 2019 at 1:12 am UTC
Elvanex
stretch611
ElvanexThe concept sounds interesting, but tbh, the visuals look like it's in very early alpha stages, so hopefully that's part of what was meant by polishing it up. Always great to see developers openly using Linux though.
Crude visuals...

You obviously never played Dwarf Fortress or the original Rogue.


lol, you do realize you are trying to compare 2 much older games to one that is coming out this year, right? Also, I have tried to play Dwarf Fortress, but it's UI is waaay too cumbersome. Which is a shame, because it's an amazing game.

Those two games may be older, but Dwarf Fortress is still being developed today. Not sure about Rogue, but NetHack (a successor) and Brogue (another successor) are still under development.

They are all quite popular and that proves that many people actually care more about gameplay than a glossy finish. Not to mention all the games claiming to be "rogue like" or those similar to Dwarf Fortress.
Elvanex 28 January 2019 at 1:49 am UTC
stretch611
Elvanex
stretch611
ElvanexThe concept sounds interesting, but tbh, the visuals look like it's in very early alpha stages, so hopefully that's part of what was meant by polishing it up. Always great to see developers openly using Linux though.
Crude visuals...

You obviously never played Dwarf Fortress or the original Rogue.


lol, you do realize you are trying to compare 2 much older games to one that is coming out this year, right? Also, I have tried to play Dwarf Fortress, but it's UI is waaay too cumbersome. Which is a shame, because it's an amazing game.

Those two games may be older, but Dwarf Fortress is still being developed today. Not sure about Rogue, but NetHack (a successor) and Brogue (another successor) are still under development.

They are all quite popular and that proves that many people actually care more about gameplay than a glossy finish. Not to mention all the games claiming to be "rogue like" or those similar to Dwarf Fortress.

I think you're missing my point... But whatever.
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