You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page!

Another year has passed and it's now nearing six years since the Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter that was supposed to have a Linux version. The developer said it is still coming, apparently.

Today, they've released Carmageddon: Max Damage (the revamp of Carmageddon: Reincarnation) on GOG, naturally they've had people query what's going on with the ridiculously overdue Linux version. They actually replied, with this:

Today we have finally released the DRM-free version, one of the many rewards promised in our Kickstarter campaign. We mentioned that the physical rewards are also still in the pipeline but failed to mention anything about the Mac and Linux versions. 

We are still planning on releasing both Mac and Linux in the future, however we still do not have a timeline for the release. So please accept our apologies for the continual delay but we have not forgotten!

I'm well aware they haven't forgotten, they just don't really care enough at this point. "we have not forgotten" is exactly what they said nearly two years ago in 2016.

It got to the point where I actually had to block one of their team on Twitter for repeatedly trolling our Twitter account with pathetic anti-Linux comments. On top of that, they started jumping in on Tweets from us to other developers, to shit-post about Linux. I won't say who, or link to it, as I don't want a witchhunt, but safe to say they're one developer who I've probably been the least impressed with in a very long time.

I firmly expect this never to actually come to Linux, if it does I might die from shock. I'll be happy, as I won't ever turn a Linux game down, if the end result is good. I'm a gamer—I like good games, but that doesn't stop me from calling stuff like this out. Make an actual effort Stainless Games, stop giving empty thoughtless words.

Thanks for the tip, Bob.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
16 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more information here.
About the author -
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
45 comments
Page: «2/5»
  Go to:

rustybroomhandle 18 January 2018 at 9:16 pm UTC
Leopard
VodkaChicken
Leopard2020 : It is still coming...

One thing to note ; i don't understand why they are referring releasing a GOG version as a reward?

People are buying it from there , you are not giving it away this game on there. You're just putting your build to another store ; at a price.

Reward term is irritating.

Kickstarter backers get a GOG key as a reward. It's like four years late but at least they finally delivered that.

Ugghh , disgusting practices.

No, it's just because people backing the KS were promised DRM free versions, so this is just them delivering on that. Nothing disgusting.
Tchey 18 January 2018 at 9:18 pm UTC
Didn't they release a gif or something with a car running splashy on some scared pingoos, last year or so ?
VodkaChicken 18 January 2018 at 9:20 pm UTC
Leopard
VodkaChicken
Leopard2020 : It is still coming...

One thing to note ; i don't understand why they are referring releasing a GOG version as a reward?

People are buying it from there , you are not giving it away this game on there. You're just putting your build to another store ; at a price.

Reward term is irritating.

Kickstarter backers get a GOG key as a reward. It's like four years late but at least they finally delivered that.

Ugghh , disgusting practices.

They promised a DRM-free version for backers and they finally delivered it. Nothing disgusting about that.
I was honestly not expecting it to ever happen so this was a nice surprise for me.
Leopard 18 January 2018 at 9:20 pm UTC
rustybroomhandle
Leopard
VodkaChicken
Leopard2020 : It is still coming...

One thing to note ; i don't understand why they are referring releasing a GOG version as a reward?

People are buying it from there , you are not giving it away this game on there. You're just putting your build to another store ; at a price.

Reward term is irritating.

Kickstarter backers get a GOG key as a reward. It's like four years late but at least they finally delivered that.

Ugghh , disgusting practices.

No, it's just because people backing the KS were promised DRM free versions, so this is just them delivering on that. Nothing disgusting.

Disgusting part : Four years.
ElectricPrism 18 January 2018 at 9:25 pm UTC
MintedGamerWow, you would expect developers to be a bit more professional!

Regardless of profession people are always just people. Unfortunately high school drama antics plague all organizations because most people really never grow up andclack good character or morals. Its symbolic of defects in the individual, in this case some ass wintroll shill who wants the Direct X.

Ive sat in board rooms with billion dollar executives and youd be surprised how mindlessly automatonic they are with a mind for only basketball and vacation. Another example of a professional space not reflecting professional expectations.

Its a shame that Liam has encountered this kind of shill developer shitposting something he knows nothing about.

I have no problem ostracizing individuals for their tribalistic narc bullshit attitudes.

Maybe with a proper social response they can pull theur head out of their ass on how they know everything.


Last edited by ElectricPrism at 18 January 2018 at 9:30 pm UTC
Salvatos 18 January 2018 at 9:26 pm UTC
I'll be honest, at this point I'd prefer a refund to a port. I'm too sick of the company to properly enjoy playing anything they made.

MintedGamerWow, you would expect developers to be a bit more professional!
Well, no, not Stainless. They're very much the potty humour/too edgy for you kind of developer, which I can respect if you don't treat your customers like crap. But my respect for them ran out a long time ago.

TcheyDidn't they release a gif or something with a car running splashy on some scared pingoos, last year or so ?
That did come up in last year's article. To be fair, the game had penguins in it, among other animals and pedestrians you can run over for extra time, from the beginning, and I'm not going to assume that there's a hidden message behind it since they're the kind of people who wouldn't hesitate to paste "haha suck it Linux nerds" all over their video if that were the intended message.
RafiLinux 18 January 2018 at 9:28 pm UTC
QuoteDon't buy a game until it released on Linux , if you want to help Linux gaming scene.

  • Game must be DRM-FREE.

  • Linux Native

  • Under $20


For me to come out of pocket - The indie scene has been great to me and my family as a Linux gaming household.

These developers will never be getting my $$$ with the stuff I've been reading about them.
ElectricPrism 18 January 2018 at 9:52 pm UTC
Anyone who wants to play the old version could give it a go on GOG for free today.

https://www.gog.com/game/carmageddon_tdr_2000
GustyGhost 18 January 2018 at 10:05 pm UTC
Stainless Games are clearly the good guys here by teaching Linux gamers an important lesson: Never put your faith into proprietary software or it's developers.
Liam Dawe 18 January 2018 at 10:06 pm UTC
Guest
liamdawe
constDidn't know of this games, looks kind of interesting.
It's great that they want to release for linux. Thanks for making me aware.
I'll go buy it now. Will use the link in the article, hoping they give you some of the revenue for promoting the game.
1) I did not link to the actual game in the article, other than the Kickstarter, as I refuse to link to where you can actually purchase it.
2) Are you for real?

He thought he was helping you out by buying the game from your link (which is available for purchase on that link btw), that he thought was a referal.
Why such a harsh and unprofessional response?
I made it clear i didn't link to the actual game.
I asked if they were being serious as they sound like a troll.

What about that is harsh and unprofessional?

The entire article is calling the developer out for unprofessional behaviour and a Linux port promise that still six years later doesn't exist, then someone comes along and says they will buy it now...it basically looks like someone is trolling. I think most people here will understand I was being playful ;)

Edit: Spelling.


Last edited by Liam Dawe at 18 January 2018 at 10:10 pm UTC
  Go to:
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon, Liberapay or Paypal. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Livestreams & Videos
None currently, submit yours here!
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts