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Squad-based strategy game 'Steam Marines 2' adds official Linux support

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Steam Marines 2 [Official Site], the in-development squad-based strategy game from Worthless Bums is now officially available on Linux.

Unlike the previous game, SM2 has moved everything into 3D along with a new graphical style that's rather colourful. We will hopefully take a good look at it in future.

Features:

  • Permadeath - take care of your marines or die trying.
  • Turn-based combat - master movement and fire tactics.
  • Procedural generation - ship interiors and planetside levels.
  • Factions - human, alien, and robot units with their own gear and tactics.
  • Customization - marines with names, portraits, and gear.

You can find the announcement about the latest version including the Linux build here. The Alpha only launched last month, so it's nice to see Linux support getting in early.

It's currently available on itch.io for $25.

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Corben 25 May 2018 at 12:18 pm UTC
As they state on this Steam forums discussion, it will also be released on Steam (hey, it's "Steam" Marines, so it must be on Steam, mustn't it? ). And they say the price will increase over time starting at $25.

So, does anyone know what happens, when I buy it now on itch? Will I get a Steam key later? Maybe it's already mentioned somewhere and I just didn't find it yet.
liamdawe 25 May 2018 at 12:28 pm UTC
Usually, people on itch provide a Steam key after a release there too, but that's generally up to the developer it's not automatic of course.


Last edited by liamdawe at 25 May 2018 at 12:28 pm UTC
WorthlessBums 25 May 2018 at 4:29 pm UTC
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CorbenSo, does anyone know what happens, when I buy it now on itch? Will I get a Steam key later? Maybe it's already mentioned somewhere and I just didn't find it yet.
Hey, Corben, it took me a while to figure out if I was going to do this, but the answer is yes.
Corben 25 May 2018 at 6:34 pm UTC
WorthlessBumsHey, Corben, it took me a while to figure out if I was going to do this, but the answer is yes.
Thanks for answering!
cprn 25 May 2018 at 7:02 pm UTC
Man, I didn't even start the first one yet...
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