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Steam has greenlit more games for Linux!

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The next set of indie games to be Greenlighted on Steam has happened and here is the run down for you!

Linux games in order of confirmation status;

Verdun - Already has a Linux version.
Verdun is a squad based massive multiplayer first person shooter set in the first world war. Inspired by the infamous battle of Verdun in 1916 players are able to take part in never seen before WWI action. Made by 3 indie developers from BlackMill and M2H.

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Planning a Linux version once they update Unity!
From Phoenix Online Studios, the acclaimed developer behind the King’s Quest-inspired The Silver Lining, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is an engrossing point-and-click adventure following Erica Reed, a Boston FBI agent haunted by the unsolved case of a serial killer who took her brother’s life.
Currently has 3 episodes

Guncraft - Will support Linux & Mac in the future.
Guncraft is a voxel-based first person shooter that boasts fully destructible environments, the ability to construct individual blocks or full structures in a single click, tons of killstreak rewards such as helicopters, jetpacks, bunker buster missiles, drones, and turrets, and a fully featured map creation tool that also features a voxel map importing function (using the Substrate C# engine).
So think Call of Duty with voxels and destruction! Especially excited for this one!

Homesick - They are "considering" a Linux version.
Homesick brings a beautiful 3D world and a first person perspective to the great point-and-click adventure game genre.

Linux tools;

Leadwerks - Currently running a Kickstarter to support Linux and more.
Leadwerks is a visual tool for making any kind of 3D game, including dungeon crawlers, first-person shooters, side-scrollers, as well as some games that just can't be classified.
They seem to be on the receiving end of a false DMCA takedown on their greenlight as well, hopefully Valve will sort it out for them.

I have reached out to the other developers who didn't state yes or no to Linux on their Greenlight pages to see what the deal is, the above games are the only ones Greenlighted on the 28th of June that actually mention it. Day One : Garry's Incident will probably be a solid no as it uses Unreal Engine 3 (so I doubt they will do any Linux porting themselves!).

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Mike Frett 1 July 2013 at 12:59 pm UTC
We still have to figure out how to get companies to list Linux as a supported platform for Games that support Linux, e.g.; Doesn't that bug any of you?. And Leadwerks only needs about $5000 more in 30 days, I hope they pull it off.
Anon 1 July 2013 at 1:46 pm UTC
Surely greenlit, not greenlighted?

I do hope they are genuine when it comes to releasing Linux versions, a lot of games that passed and promised a Linux version still have not released a Linux version and completely avoid the topic. Absolutely shameful.
liamdawe 1 July 2013 at 1:48 pm UTC
Indeed I was rushing on it oops. Will fix the title.
Bumadar 1 July 2013 at 4:50 pm UTC
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller........ putting that on my "follow"  list..... looks good
Speedster 1 July 2013 at 5:02 pm UTC
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BumadarCognition: An Erica Reed Thriller........ putting that on my "follow"  list..... looks good

The Erica Reed dev team is currently working on Moebius for Jane Jensen, who got funds through her kickstarter to add Linux support

Moebius is re-using a lot of the Unity code from Erica Reed, so when they do the engine upgrade towards the end of Moebius development, they shouldhave a lot of groundwork done for upgrading Erica Reed next.
tiger 1 July 2013 at 5:27 pm UTC
Only one game has linux support and the others "will" have in the future....

Also, not impressed by anything here, pretty lame titles IMO.

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liamdawe 1 July 2013 at 5:31 pm UTC
tigerOnly one game has linux support and the others "will" have in the future....

Also, not impressed by anything here, pretty lame titles IMO.

[ this "prove you are human" captcha sucks, and if you enter it wrong your post is deleted, great! ]
Yeah I'm not too impressed either, not until they all come out anyway.

As for the captcha it is necessary or else we get a lot of spam, I will sort out it not deleting comments now though.

Edit > It will no longer delete your name and comment if you fail the captcha, enjoy!
techheadz 2 July 2013 at 8:37 am UTC
Well we can no longer say there are not enough games for linux.
oldrocker99 5 July 2013 at 4:11 pm UTC
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Guncraft is the one that looks good to me. I am a happy Steam for Linux customer.
Speedster 5 July 2013 at 4:31 pm UTC
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tigerAlso, not impressed by anything here, pretty lame titles IMO.

You may not be impressed with Erica Reed because the genre is not to your taste, but I've seen lots of pleased comments from people who do like that sort of game, so it makes sense that it finally got greenlit
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