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Make a name for your family in 'SAELIG', as it's now on Linux

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SAELIG [Steam] is a hard game to properly describe, with it pulling in elements from many games. It has features found in simulation and building games as well as RPGs, it's also now on Linux.

We last wrote about the possibility of it arriving back in June of last year, where the developer laid out their intentions. Some in our comments were sceptical of it coming, so it's good to see another developer deliver!

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In the forum post talking about Linux support, the developer simply said this yesterday to announce it:

That's all good. The current version includes a linux build. Just to let you all know.

There's no SteamOS icon yet, with the developer likely waiting on more reports of how it runs before adding it. It does seem that the build is properly live though to download and play.

About the game:

At its core SÆLIG is a trading and management game centred around the accumulation of wealth, and the prosperity of your household. You will be in charge of managing the life and affairs of a young Anglo-Saxon in the kingdom of Wessex, a kingdom at constant war with Vikings. It is in this world that you must find a way to thrive, and make a name for your family. 

SÆLIG also incorporates many role-playing and simulation features, including: relationships, buffs, skills, health, missions, needs, character based interactions, and direct character control.

Also, in regards to "does it count as a Linux sale?" this is another developer who has said they saw sales from Linux, before it even had a Linux version. So the way Valve actually track it, still isn't entirely clear. Hopefully though, that will put your mind at ease about buying a game that has a Linux version, but no SteamOS icon.

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tonR 16 April 2018 at 9:43 pm UTC
Welcome back Liam!!
hardpenguin 16 April 2018 at 9:48 pm UTC
Oh yes, this looks like my type of game
TheRiddick 16 April 2018 at 9:48 pm UTC
Interesting, thought I get the impression that when people die they spontaneously-combust burning down buildings their in?
DrMcCoy 17 April 2018 at 12:05 am UTC
(Old English: blessed, fortunate, prosperous, happy)

That word still exists in other Germanic languages: "selig" in German, "salig" in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish, and "zalig" in Dutch.

In modern English, that morphed into "silly". And lost the "divinely blessed" usage.
slaapliedje 17 April 2018 at 3:25 am UTC
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Kind of sounds like Europa 1400: The Guild, which was a great game. May have to pick this one up if that is the case!

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oldrocker99 17 April 2018 at 5:05 am UTC
Bought it and it's downloading now, but it's 1:00AM and I'm going to bed.

It does indeed look good enough that I'm buying it, just because of GOL.
TheSHEEEP 17 April 2018 at 5:41 am UTC
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slaapliedjeKind of sounds like Europa 1400: The Guild, which was a great game. May have to pick this one up if that is the case!
Indeed. As The Guild 3 is continuing to turn out to be a total trainwreck, this could definitely fill the void!
And for linux, too!

Too bad it is just single player, though. Some friends and I always like to play The Guild 2 in multiplayer.

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Zlopez 17 April 2018 at 6:22 am UTC
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I waited for this because I really enjoyed The Guild II and this looks like a good game using the similar mechanics.
Sparhawk 17 April 2018 at 7:25 am UTC
Bought it. Don't often go for early access. But I think this one I will really like
STiAT 17 April 2018 at 8:58 am UTC
uhh... early access. Not fond of early access games, but this one is interesting. 880 AD in England is my favorite historical period too.

Anyone of those who bought it - does it work in Mesa / AMDGPU? I'll make my choice if I buy it early access or not based upon that.

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