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Steam has a special Finland Anniversary Sale of games made by Finnish developers

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Today is a bit of a special day for those of us living in Finland, for it is our independence day. And to make just that bit more special is the fact that today marks the 100th anniversary of independent Finland, and it seems that Valve wanted to join in on the celebrations in the form of a game sale.

On the 6th of December in 1917 the Parliament of Finland declared the nation's independence from Russia, which it had been an autonomous grand duchy of since 1809. While the path towards independence was not a particularly easy one, with a civil war happening in the following year and two major struggles to keep said independence just two decades later, I think it’s fair to say we came out alright. And we even have some video games to show that!

To celebrate the 100th anniversary, Valve has decided to host a special video game sale consisting of games made by Finnish developers. While quite a few of the these games are Windows-only, there are still some interesting picks for those of us using an operating system kernel made in Finland. Below are some particular highlights:

You can go and check out the full list of titles on sale here: http://store.steampowered.com/sale/finland_sale/

There’s a famous four-word phrase among Finns which we tend to use whenever our little nation gets international recognition. So, let us end this article with the following wise words:

Suomi mainittu, torilla tavataan.

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Jarno 6 December 2017 at 12:31 pm UTC
Torilla tavataan!
Eike 6 December 2017 at 12:40 pm UTC
Suomi mainittu, torilla tavataan.
Google makes out of it:
Finland mentioned, see you at the marketplace.

Wut?

Onneksi olkoon!
(Googled again.)


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libgradev 6 December 2017 at 12:55 pm UTC
Love that Samsai posted this

Picked up Jydge!
silmeth 6 December 2017 at 1:09 pm UTC
EikeSuomi mainittu, torilla tavataan.
Google makes out of it:
Finland mentioned, see you at the marketplace.

Wut?

Apparently Finland being mentioned in any media is such a big event, that the whole country meets at the marketplace to celebrate it. ;-)
qptain Nemo 6 December 2017 at 1:33 pm UTC
If you're into story-driven stuff, The Detail is a very neat solid crime thriller.

Happy Independence Day, Samsai and others.
Mohandevir 6 December 2017 at 1:39 pm UTC
Would have been happy to buy Legend of Grimrock II if it came out on Linux... If I remember right it was because of too few resources available. They have a mac build though... Someone to help porting it? Snif!

Edit: Typo.


Last edited by Mohandevir at 6 December 2017 at 1:40 pm UTC
Eike 6 December 2017 at 1:39 pm UTC
qptain NemoIf you're into story-driven stuff, The Detail is a very neat solid crime thriller.

I already had a look at it today but was held back from the negative reviews saying it lacks in choices making a difference. It's pratically free, though - 51 Euro Cents here. Is this episode 1 self-contained?
Eike 6 December 2017 at 1:40 pm UTC
MohandevirWould have been happy to buy Legend of Grimrock II if it came out on Linux... If I remember right it was because of to few resources available. They have a mac build though... Someone to help porting it? Snif!

Anyone has made a list of game series'/developers having supported Linux and not doing it anymore?
Mohandevir 6 December 2017 at 2:38 pm UTC
Eike
MohandevirWould have been happy to buy Legend of Grimrock II if it came out on Linux... If I remember right it was because of to few resources available. They have a mac build though... Someone to help porting it? Snif!

Anyone has made a list of game series'/developers having supported Linux and not doing it anymore?

Hish! Sadly not the only case. I was refering to the actual sale, though. At least, we have the whole Trine lineup to rejoice.

Edit: Would have liked to say "The whole Frozenbyte lineup" but they didn't release "Has Been Heroes" on Linux and are not planning to either (problem with the 2D engine).


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Hamish 6 December 2017 at 3:11 pm UTC
I suppose my own patriotism to my own country and province and even "greater metropolitan area" is in doubt until I finally get off my arse and actually play some of my Beamdog games, especially the Enhanced Editions of Baldur's Gate that have been sitting in my GOG.com library for almost two years now.

To be honest though, I have spent way more time playing the work of you Finns.

But seriously, where is Rochard?


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