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Ryan "Icculus" Gordon [Official Site, Twitter], the man responsible for maintaining many development tools like SDL 2 and who ported many games to Linux, is looking for new games to port. The fun thing is, he doesn't require payment since he's funded by his Patreon.

He's had contracts with Valve, Epic Games, Activision, Google, Crytek and plenty more. He has a lot of awesome work under his belt!

From his new post:
Quote[…]If there's a developer that you think would be interested in getting a Linux port done by a guy that they don't have to pay, let me know. Hell, let them know about me! Let's see if we can get some conversations going with some developers that are sitting on the fence!


This is a pretty interesting way to get Linux ports done. Ryan has hit over $750 a month on Patreon now, so any ports he does as a result of this directly, will be funded by his Patreon, not the original game developer.

I've seen the discussion of crowdfunding Linux ports come up here and there, but this is one of the times that it might work. So, if you know any, send the developer to him and we may see more Linux games get ported as a result.

Will be very fun to see what comes out of this.
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artvandelay440 21 August 2017 at 3:35 pm UTC
Well, I mean if we're shooting for the stars here, I'd knock on CDPR's door with a whole big box of apology and ask/beg is there's any way they'd consider The Witcher 3 being ported to Linux by this fine fellow.
sbolokanov 21 August 2017 at 3:37 pm UTC
This will be interesting!
titi 21 August 2017 at 3:41 pm UTC
I would not suggest a special game, but maybe he can help all those unreal engine games which have trouble with their linux version. For example "Ark survival" which often has horrible graphics glitches.
themixturemedia 21 August 2017 at 3:49 pm UTC
I would really love to see him help the guys at Harebrained Schemes to bring the port of Battletech to Linux sooner. I tried to play it with Wine and the graphics are really bad right now. I think he would do a great job helping with the port.
Leopard 21 August 2017 at 3:51 pm UTC
artvandelay440Well, I mean if we're shooting for the stars here, I'd knock on CDPR's door with a whole big box of apology and ask/beg is there's any way they'd consider The Witcher 3 being ported to Linux by this fine fellow.

Apology for what? For this?

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ziabice 21 August 2017 at 3:54 pm UTC
Take that, Capitalism!
DaiKaiser93 21 August 2017 at 3:55 pm UTC
THQ Nordic? maybe?...
Geppeto35 21 August 2017 at 3:56 pm UTC
Very nice initiative. If he goes on Witcher 3, skyrim, any unreal-engin-based games that creates trouble for dev like Everspace, he will increase its income!
Lumumba 21 August 2017 at 4:01 pm UTC
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