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After being in Beta since April, Picaresque Studio have now given the Linux version of the seafaring strategy game Nantucket some official support. Note: Key provided by the developer.

About the game:

Chase after Moby Dick, and live through the Golden Age of American whaling in this seafaring strategy game. Set sail around the world, manage your ship and crew, and live Ishmael's story, the sole survivor of the Pequod, a few years after the events narrated by Herman Melville in his masterpiece.

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The Linux release also came along with a patch, which has optimised the "scenes loading system" to give an improved loading time of up to "75%" which is a pretty big increase. You can also now toggle controller support, the ability to customise controller mapping and a new difficulty panel for when you're creating a character.

Seems like the Linux version works pretty well, haven't actually encountered any issues with it myself. I'm still learning all the ins and outs of it myself, as there's a little bit of complexity to it, but it seems like a pretty interesting game overall.

Grab it from Humble Store or Steam. It's also on GOG, but no Linux build yet.

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buenaventura 15 August 2018 at 12:36 pm UTC
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Cool! I recently read Moby Dick, the game looks interesting and the setting is awesome! However that music is just awful, please tell me that is not in the game
Purple Library Guy 15 August 2018 at 6:33 pm UTC
I read Moby Dick long ago and found it really, really boring. Slow, relentlessly discursive, with whole chapters about the minutiae of whaling gear or why the whale being white is supposed to be spooky (hint: If it's actually spooky I'll find it spookier if you don't spend ages telling me so). Damn thing spends less time on anything happening than a Wheel of Time novel. I remember quite liking one story-within-the-story set on the Great Lakes, though. And the maybe one fifth of the time where there's something going on. Don't get me wrong, some of the discursion isn't bad . . . but when I read through a chapter of nothing at all, only to find that the next chapter, and the chapter after that, are also about nothing, and no Seinfeld in sight to liven the nothing up a bit, I start to hit my limit.
jakobvongunten 15 August 2018 at 8:46 pm UTC
Just bought it. I love Moby Dick and management games. I guess is a win-win for me.
buenaventura 16 August 2018 at 11:28 am UTC
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Purple Library GuyI read Moby Dick long ago and found it really, really boring. Slow, relentlessly discursive, with whole chapters about the minutiae of whaling gear or why the whale being white is supposed to be spooky (hint: If it's actually spooky I'll find it spookier if you don't spend ages telling me so). Damn thing spends less time on anything happening than a Wheel of Time novel. I remember quite liking one story-within-the-story set on the Great Lakes, though. And the maybe one fifth of the time where there's something going on. Don't get me wrong, some of the discursion isn't bad . . . but when I read through a chapter of nothing at all, only to find that the next chapter, and the chapter after that, are also about nothing, and no Seinfeld in sight to liven the nothing up a bit, I start to hit my limit.

Yeah I agree, it is slow and circuitious at times, but I find it interesting and unique in a way also. Strange book!
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