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The good news just keeps coming, as Oxygen Not Included [Steam, Official Site] from Klei Entertainment is now officially available on Linux. It was only last week I noted about signs of it coming to Linux after a tip, since then I've been watching SteamDB like a hawk. You can see their official announcement here.

It doesn't yet have the SteamOS icon to indicate Linux support, but that should come soon.

Note: The game is in Early Access.

About the game:

In the space-colony simulation game Oxygen Not Included you’ll find that scarcities of oxygen, warmth and sustenance are constant threats to your colony's survival. Guide colonists through the perils of subterranean asteroid living and watch as their population grows until they're not simply surviving, but thriving... 

Just make sure you don't forget to breathe.

I will hopefully have some thoughts up in future, but I am waiting to get a review key on this one, or once the next Patreon payment comes through. I'm extremely excited about it though, Klei games are always fantastic both in terms of style and gameplay and this looks like another great one.

Oxygen has proven quite popular too, with over four thousand people playing it on Steam right now, it also has many glowing user reviews.

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liamdawe 28 November 2017 at 8:06 pm UTC
Note: Klei literally just sent me a key. Livestreams, VODs and so on to come.
scaine 28 November 2017 at 8:31 pm UTC
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Ohmygodohmygodohmygod!!! So happy! Buying it now...
stretch611 28 November 2017 at 8:47 pm UTC
Installing now... Bought it during the Klei sale 2 weeks ago...
gojul 28 November 2017 at 9:30 pm UTC
FOr those who do not use a US Linux, use the following command options :
LANG=C %command%
Avehicle7887 28 November 2017 at 9:37 pm UTC
Looks exactly the kind of game I'd like to get lost into. It's singleplayer so hopefully will make it to GOG once it's done :-)
scaine 28 November 2017 at 9:42 pm UTC
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stretch611Installing now... Bought it during the Klei sale 2 weeks ago...

I think that would count as a Windows sale, which is a shame. I can't remember exactly how it works - most played platform in two weeks? What if you've never played it?

Ah, well. I got the sale price too, which is a bonus, but I'd have paid full price for this, despite it being Early Access. Klei games tend to be worth every penny.
stretch611 28 November 2017 at 10:05 pm UTC
scaine
stretch611Installing now... Bought it during the Klei sale 2 weeks ago...

I think that would count as a Windows sale, which is a shame. I can't remember exactly how it works - most played platform in two weeks? What if you've never played it?

Ah, well. I got the sale price too, which is a bonus, but I'd have paid full price for this, despite it being Early Access. Klei games tend to be worth every penny.

I'm not exactly sure how my purchase registers... I did buy it while on Linux. I knew it was coming and their sale seem right... After buying, I installed WINE and tried it but never got it working just right... (The first time I used WINE in almost 2 years.) I have a whole 8 minutes listed as playtime in ONI... and part of that was crash reporting. I know the rest of my time logged will be linux exclusively.

As for pricing, I forgot where, but I read that Klei gives 20% off their products when you already own a title. It did appear as if I got the bonus from Darkest Dungeon and/or Shank 1/2. (Despite the number of people that swear by it, I do not have Don't Starve.)
Lin_Soldar 28 November 2017 at 10:20 pm UTC
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Was fortunate to have received a copy as a gift and can now finally install it and give it a go If the friend that bought it for you is a Windows user, how would that translate into which OS the software gets registered to? Been sitting in my library for nearly a month but will only play it through native Linux, so guess my key would register as Linux user?

Looking forward to this
stretch611 28 November 2017 at 10:34 pm UTC
Just started playing...

One thing I noticed was in the config... they have an option to send Metrics data... I would make an assumption that this is more likely to tell them the OS distribution that they have instead of Steam's data. After all, Klei will get the information that they specifically want instead of trying to take Steam's numbers and fit it into their buckets.

Of course, it does require that you let them get the information and not turn it off.
liamdawe 28 November 2017 at 11:02 pm UTC
Played it on stream tonight, as it replaced ATOM RPG, which I wasn't feeling up for reading all the dialogue (I have a cold, ergh).

It was fantastic.
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