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Nightside, A Fantastic Looking Real Time Strategy May Come To Linux

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Nightside is a recent discovery on Steam Greenlight that immediately attracted my attention, and the developers replies to me have been very encouraging.

While we do have a number of strategy titles on Linux, we don't really have much in the way of base-building strategy games, and with the visuals looking as fun as they do, I think you will join me in being cautiously excited.

I spoke to the developer on their forum, and after offering to test a bit for them things certainly seem like they are moving in our favour. I don't offer to test often, but this looks too good to miss for me.

We don't suggest you vote for it as it isn't confirmed, but it's one to keep on your radars for sure.

About the game (From Steam)
Nightside is a classic RTS game that features three races each with its own play style. The game is set on the dark side of an unknown planet where the valuable "green ice" resource can be found. Follow Adam, a human explorer, as he discovers the secrets of this dark world through a story-driven single player campaign, battle online to achieve the highest ranks on multiplayer ladder or practice against smart, adaptive AI opponents. Article taken from
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Keizgon 11 February 2015 at 8:52 pm UTC
I'm digging the dark / light art-style going on there. Hopefully that will just be icing on the cake with great game-play. I look forward to hearing about the Linux version.

Edit: To hell with it, I voted yes. If I was even a gamer for Windows, I would play it to check it out. Though, obviously, I won't buy it unless it's not supported for Linux.
MayeulC 11 February 2015 at 9:19 pm UTC
Looks great ! I miss really good, old school RTS games like Starcraft or AOE II on Linux.
oldrocker99 11 February 2015 at 11:49 pm UTC
Oh, hell. I voted for it, and said something on the page somewhat like the below:

If there is any genre of games that there are unrepresented for Linux gamers, it has got to be RTS. We do have Megaglest, 7kaa (HIGHLY recommended, BTW. It's worth buying from GOG just to get the manual, which is pretty extensive and makes one realize that this is one complex game), and Warzone 2100. There's also Spring, of course.

The current RTS champ for any platform is, IMHO, Planetary Annihilation, which keeps getting better and better and better, with a much-improved solo experience, and some vicious multiplayer experience. Thanks to Feral, we also have the (mostly) excellent Empire:Total War, something of a hybrid.

Therefore, any more "classic" RTS games, with resources and base-building, are more than welcome for we non-twitch gamers who still like watching things move around in a strategy game.Oh, hell. I voted for it, and said something on the page somewhat like the below: Nightside does seem to be a little Starcraft-esque. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

This is not to suggest that I don't still love my turn-based strategy games. CIV V, X-COM:EU, Pandora:First Contact (which a number of people consider better than CIV:BE, and which is a lot cheaper), and, of course, Dominions 4 (My own #1 ).
mao_dze_dun 12 February 2015 at 7:23 am UTC
Looks interesting and different, but I think the art style will be its undoing. RTS is a very conservative genre in terms of looks and gameplay.
badber 12 February 2015 at 2:50 pm UTC
RTS is a genre that's sadly fairly unpopular these days so it's always nice to see a title in development. After watching SC2 at the professional level the respect I have for it is matched by very few games. The mechanical skills required combined with the complexity at the strategic and tactical levels makes it a really beautiful game.

It's too bad SC2 isn't available for Linux (I guess that rumor about first blizzard title coming to Linux in 2014 is either completely false or the title delayed and I doubt it would be SC2) but at least SC:BW should be quite possible to play.
Purple Library Guy 12 February 2015 at 8:17 pm UTC
That looks pretty cool. And yes, I've been kind of wishing for more Starcraft-like games.
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