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Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is coming to Linux!

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The recreation of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee named Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is coming to Linux, pretty awesome news as it's probably one of the best platformers around.

QuoteOddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, the modern re-creation of the 1997 PSOne and PC classic, will be out on several new platforms, including Sony’s next generation console, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Wii U, Apple’s OS X and open-source operating system Linux.

Fantastic news, very fond memories of playing the original when I was younger so this is extremely welcome news!

The game itself originally had some really interesting gameplay, mixed in with an interesting story and some great cut scenes this is sure to be a hit for Linux players!

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Slated for release around November/December this year, awesome cannot wait!

It's crazy how many games are coming over now, people really are paying attention to Linux and it's great!

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xmirrorx 11 Jun, 2013
I can't wait either!
toor 11 Jun, 2013
oh…my… god
instant buy for sure… I was using wine to play the pc version of Abe's oddysee I got on a bundle, and now wow… I'll just wait, but how?! I can't !! This is too big lol
Mrokii 11 Jun, 2013
Am I the only one who thinks that this may the game with the best/funniest voices ever? Can't wait to see it on linux!
Liam Dawe 12 Jun, 2013
I used to love making Abe fart and then him going "hehe", amusing.
Cheeseness 12 Jun, 2013
When we first heard about Linxu support being considered for this last year, there was lots of excitement in our house! I didn't realise it was so close to being released. Can't wait :D
vipar 12 Jun, 2013
"People are paying more attention to Linux"

Nah...Linux is just a better alternative to Windows 8 according to Gabe Newell :)
Liam Dawe 12 Jun, 2013
Quoting: vipar"People are paying more attention to Linux"

Nah...Linux is just a better alternative to Windows 8 according to Gabe Newell :)
I have extreme doubts that Gabe's words have really swayed anyone. Fact is more people are looking at Linux, the amount of games coming like this speaks for itself really.
Bumadar 12 Jun, 2013
QuoteIt's crazy how many games are coming over now, people really are paying attention to Linux and it's great!

Very true, but in the long run it has to be profitable, we know from steam how many % is linux (sort of) and % mac, would be much more interesting to know how much % of sales is linux and mac, to get some sort of indication if people are buying, because if there are no sales this will blow over.
s_d 12 Jun, 2013
Man!  An actual Oddworld game, with a native port... I'm beside myself :D

Mrs. S.D. also really enjoyed this game, back in the Oddysee days, anyway.  I do believe I'll be able to get her playing it with me, eventually.  I've lots of good memories with this title (well, the original), especially playing on the sofa with friends.  I miss that experience!  Though, I do occasionally play Frozen Bubble with my daughter, sitting on the couch (she's getting better at it!), and it's still fun, despite me having played it for over a decade, now.

Quoting: liamdaweI have extreme doubts that Gabe's words have really swayed anyone.

I'm quite certain that Newell has had a strong effect.  You don't have to take my word for it (hence, I didn't say you should be certain as well), and though it may sound somewhat anecdotal, I have corresponded with many, many developers over the years, politely lobbying them to port their games.  During 2012, I've half a dozen or so responses back from developers basically saying "Yep, we'll be doing a port. If Valve thinks it's important, than we do to."  Simple as that.

The thing is, Newell had been complaining about Microsoft for quite some time prior to confirming Steam Linux with Larabel from Phoronix.  I'm inclined to feel that Valve had a vague idea for portability somewhat in-the-works since Steam on Mac OS X, possibly because of of Vista (but who knows for sure).

That said... our Linux message was loud & clear, and I believe it is what convinced Desura, Humble, Gameolith, etc., and brought him onboard after we'd started to make some good progress. Perhaps I do agree with you that it's much less Newell's words versus his actions (through Valve). Those actions have certainly "spoken" far louder than a press release.
Liam Dawe 12 Jun, 2013
Don't get me wrong I know Valve has had an effect on games but I was talking more user base, I still doubt Linux's share has increased much at all from Valve's efforts, I believe it can change and will but not seeing it yet.

Also Gameolith FYI was a Linux only store to begin with but went over to Windows and Mac (most likely due to lack of sales).

Personally I of course hope we keep growing after all GOL's success depends on people using Linux heh. I am hoping our new design will help keep us going since near enough everything will be better on it! Makes us much more up to date that's for sure!
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