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SFB Games to bring Tangle Tower to Linux post-launch if there's enough demand

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British indie studio SFB Games, developer of the highly rated Detective Grimoire are working on a new game called Tangle Tower and with a little push they could bring it to Linux.

Tangle Tower is a fully voiced point and click murder mystery adventure, set in a strange and twisted mansion. You will need to interrogate suspects and solve unique puzzles as you progress. Looks and sounds like a great game. Sadly though it's currently scheduled to release later this month only for Windows and macOS on October 22nd, so no Linux support at launch.

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The good news is that they continue to remain open to supporting Linux. They were asked about this on Steam and they replied with:

Hi! We won't have a Linux version ready for launch I'm afraid. But if there's enough demand, it's something we would consider post-launch!

So if this does seem like your sort of game, it might be worth heading on over to the linked Steam forum post to let them know. It all depends on how much demand they actually want to see. The only official way developers currently have to see demand for platforms on Steam is wishlists. You also only show up as a Linux wishlist if you manually tick only Linux as your platform in Steam preferences. The downside of that, is that Linux users may not be wishlisting titles unless they are already confirmed to come to Linux.

As always though, unless it's something you would likely purchase it wouldn't make sense to post.

Hat tip to Eike.

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yar4e 14 October 2019 at 1:17 pm UTC
Detective Grimoire is great game but at the same time it is very bad (are they test it at all?) port to Linux.. For me it's completely unplayable because of crackling sound and "unclickable" key places. Good news is it work great through Proton an i don't need to refund it because i wanted to support the talanted developers (but lazy testers:p).
Eike 14 October 2019 at 1:22 pm UTC
yar4eDetective Grimoire is great game but at the same time it is very bad (are they test it at all?) port to Linux.. For me it's completely unplayable because of crackling sound and "unclickable" key places. Good news is it work great through Proton an i don't need to refund it because i wanted to support the talanted developers (but lazy testers:p).

It worked flawlessly on my system (Debian Mostly-Stretch at this time).

I had crackling sound recently in another game and could fix them by playing around with default-fragments and default-fragment-size-msec in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf . Obviously does not help with hotspots, though.
yar4e 14 October 2019 at 1:28 pm UTC
Eike
yar4eDetective Grimoire is great game but at the same time it is very bad (are they test it at all?) port to Linux.. For me it's completely unplayable because of crackling sound and "unclickable" key places. Good news is it work great through Proton an i don't need to refund it because i wanted to support the talanted developers (but lazy testers:p).

It worked flawlessly on my system (Debian Mostly-Stretch at this time).

I had crackling sound recently in another game and could fix them by playing around with default-fragments and default-fragment-size-msec in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf . Obviously does not help with hotspots, though.
Maybe it's Linux Mint only bug, i don't know for sure, but my friend sad he had the same problems with it in Mint too.
Salvatos 14 October 2019 at 6:29 pm UTC
I was also using Mint back in 2017 and had no issues with it either. Maybe there was an update to something since then that broke it, or vice versa if you played it before I did.

Anyway, this is going on the wishlist and we'll see how it goes
Ray54 15 October 2019 at 7:34 pm UTC
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I really liked their last game Detective Grimoire "The Secret of the Swamp", but it was built on the really awful Apple AIR software system. Apple had decided to stop support for their AIR software system on Linux a few major versions before the game was released for Linux. So I spent a long time back then building the Apple software from source under Linux and it ran fairly well on my Mint system, but there were problems with getting their clue matching system to not lock-up. I would certainly love a new game along the same lines, with the same voice actors, but only without the nasty AIR software.

Just checked: It does now seem to work under steam, but I have not tested it in any depth.
yar4e 16 October 2019 at 5:47 pm UTC
Tested native Detective Grimoire in Mint 19.2 with all updates installed and sound works good now! BUT, you can't grab some items and because of that game is unpassable.. So Proton is the only option for this game even though there is a native version.
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