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Robocraft Royale could see Linux support if their release goes well

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Robocraft Royale [Steam], a new Battle Royale game from Freejam (the makers of Robocraft) may see Linux support if all goes well.

Firstly to get this out of the way: I know some of you dislike articles about games that "may" get Linux support. I totally understand concerns about that! However, I personally feel that it's pretty important for developers to know there's some sort of interest in their games. You could argue that "of course there will be interest!", sure, but how much interest? The Steam wishlist feature only works to show Linux users wishlisting it if they know about it and only tick Linux as the single platform, so this is the next best thing. It also does no harm and costs nothing to try.

Considering their previous game supports Linux and works rather well, it's not a stretch for Freejam to get this one on Linux too. This is why I consider it one of the more likely titles for us.

Here's what they said when I asked about it:

Hey there. We would love to get the game going on Linux but we need to be sure it works on PC 1st. If it's successful we'll start thinking about how best to get it on other platforms :)

Yes—I fixed their spelling errors to make it look a bit nicer.

If you would like to see it on Linux as much as me, do let them know in this linked forum post.

Here's what it will feature:

  • 100 players battle for survival in a wide variety of robots created by Robocraft players.
  • Pilot a wide variety of vehicles including tanks, dragons, dinosaurs, mecha, cars, helicopters, jet fighters. There's no limit to what you might find.
  • Robocraft's unique, location-based damage system allows you to take apart an enemy robot piece by piece for maximum tactical advantage.
  • Battle for survival on an 8 x 8 kilometer map.
  • All vehicles in the game are designed by the Robocraft Community
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pete910 23 March 2018 at 4:39 pm UTC
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QuoteWe would love to get the game going on Linux but we need to be sure it works on PC



Sigh, When are people going to realise that Windows and Linux are 2 OS's that run on a Personal Computer

Edit,

Lol, someone had pointed that out in the thread too


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Zlopez 23 March 2018 at 4:43 pm UTC
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QuoteThe Steam wishlist feature only works to show Linux users wishlisting it if they know about it and only tick Linux as the single platform, so this is the next best thing. It also does no harm and costs nothing to try.

I didn't know, that you can tick Linux as platform in your wishlist. How do you do that?
tuubi 23 March 2018 at 5:09 pm UTC
Zlopez
QuoteThe Steam wishlist feature only works to show Linux users wishlisting it if they know about it and only tick Linux as the single platform, so this is the next best thing. It also does no harm and costs nothing to try.

I didn't know, that you can tick Linux as platform in your wishlist. How do you do that?
For this to work, you need to set Linux as the only operating system in your platform preferences. (Account Details -> Preferences in the client.) This mostly hides non-linux content on the store "Featured" page so it's not a wishlist setting.
Zlopez 23 March 2018 at 5:30 pm UTC
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tuubi
Zlopez
QuoteThe Steam wishlist feature only works to show Linux users wishlisting it if they know about it and only tick Linux as the single platform, so this is the next best thing. It also does no harm and costs nothing to try.

I didn't know, that you can tick Linux as platform in your wishlist. How do you do that?
For this to work, you need to set Linux as the only operating system in your platform preferences. (Account Details -> Preferences in the client.) This mostly hides non-linux content on the store "Featured" page so it's not a wishlist setting.

Thanks, checked and found out that I already did that :-D
14 23 March 2018 at 6:02 pm UTC
In a game where you can fly, Battle Royale would feel pretty much like elimination. Maybe they can make it interesting somehow.
TobyHaynes 23 March 2018 at 6:37 pm UTC
14In a game where you can fly, Battle Royale would feel pretty much like elimination. Maybe they can make it interesting somehow.

The last place you want to be in a 100-player Royale match is up in the sky, unless you like being eliminated in the first 30 seconds of any match. Staying around cover and limiting the number of folks who can shoot you is pretty critical.
Doc Angelo 23 March 2018 at 9:38 pm UTC
Being in the sky is not a problem, if the weapons and distances are balanced accordingly. Never played the Royale version, but regular Robocraft does this pretty well.
Destroyer 23 March 2018 at 10:58 pm UTC
I like articles about games that "may" get Linux support, keep them coming.
Ardje 27 March 2018 at 7:53 am UTC
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If Battle Royale is the same as Last-Man-Standing, can we please call it LMS? I am too old for hypes.
TheSHEEEP 28 March 2018 at 4:56 pm UTC
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ArdjeIf Battle Royale is the same as Last-Man-Standing, can we please call it LMS? I am too old for hypes.
Last Man Standing is too sexist, I guess.

Battle Royale certainly isn't new, though.
The movie came out in 2000, and that is where the name comes from. At least that is what I assumed and what Wikipedia seems to confirm: Wikipedia link
QuoteVideo game adaptations of the battle royale survival concept became popular in the mid-2010s, with games such as Day Z, H1Z1: King of the Kill, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite.

Then again, I don't know just how old you are ;)


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