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INSOMNIA: The Ark (previously InSomnia) has a new teaser trailer, a Steam page is now up and the developer is still aiming for a simultaneous release for Linux—sometime this year. They've also said they're in talks with GOG as well.

You might not remember it, since we've not written about it since 2015. I had forgotten about it too, but a handy Twitter tip came in with the new information. So, what is it exactly? INSOMNIA: The Ark is a complex story-driven RPG set on board a colossal space metropolis brimming with the secrets of a long-gone civilization. It's being developed by Studio MONO and they just announced their teaming up with publisher HeroCraft.

This isn't another RPG with turn-based combat either, it's real time combat with both ranged and close-combat options, along with destroyable cover. It looks like the exact type of RPG Linux has been missing!

Take a look at the new teaser:

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In regards to the Linux release that was previously confirmed, they do sound committed to doing it, here's what they said on Steam in reply to a question about Mac and Linux:

We will do our best to make them available simultaneously.

It's built with Unreal Engine which has Linux support, although it can be a bit iffy on older versions so hopefully they won't have too many issues. My other concern is how good the translation will be, since it's going from Russian to English…so many things get lost in the translations, let's hope they do it justice.

It was actually supposed to release in February, but it seems they took extra time to polish it. They're not currently giving an exact date now.

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fabertawe 31 March 2018 at 11:05 am UTC
This looks incredible. Wishlisted!
Nanobang 31 March 2018 at 12:57 pm UTC
Oh.
Hell.
YES!

I started following this on Steam Greenlight aeons ago, drooling over all the art design in the news updates.

Then ... I don't know. Aliens? Somehow I lost track of it.

Drugs? Grave robbing? A second mortgage? I'll find a way to buy a day one Linux release on day one!


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razing32 31 March 2018 at 1:28 pm UTC
Hoping for the best on this one.
Looks pretty good.
Did not hear a peep about it.
INSOMNIA_The_Ark 1 April 2018 at 12:03 pm UTC
Hey people! Thanks for covering the news here. Will be happy to answer your questions .
razing32 1 April 2018 at 4:55 pm UTC
INSOMNIA_The_ArkHey people! Thanks for covering the news here. Will be happy to answer your questions .

Hey devs.
Thanks for considering our platform.
Wish you a good launch ;-)
Naib 1 April 2018 at 8:17 pm UTC
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I read up a bit more about this and this does look good. Now it is just about when because I am definitely buying tips and spreading the word
Patola 1 April 2018 at 11:34 pm UTC
OrkultusHearing that it isn't another turned based RPG, was a relief. We have enough of those already. I will be def buying this one.
Say for yourself, I love turn-based RPG games. Anyway, if you like cyberpunk RPGs, satellite reign is on sales on GOG now (-85%), and it's one of the best isometric real-time combat RPGs I've ever played, with 90+ hours of content.
Nevertheless 2 April 2018 at 8:06 am UTC
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INSOMNIA_The_ArkHey people! Thanks for covering the news here. Will be happy to answer your questions .

Hi, thanks for beeing availlable here!
You mentioned working on Linux and Mac versions in your KS updates. Did you have any major issues while you did that? How far did it go?
Can you tell us how many Linux backers Insomnia has?
INSOMNIA_The_Ark 2 April 2018 at 9:37 am UTC
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INSOMNIA_The_ArkHey people! Thanks for covering the news here. Will be happy to answer your questions .

Hi, thanks for beeing availlable here!
You mentioned working on Linux and Mac versions in your KS updates. Did you have any major issues while you did that? How far did it go?
Can you tell us how many Linux backers Insomnia has?
Well technically working on Linux version is easier as we don't have to use some specific Mac software or hardware (which is a problem in our case). We return to Linux version now and then, and knowing that the interest is still there will certainly help .

Unfortunately Kickstarter doesn't give us that kind of stats so the only way to know is by comments which are naturally scattered all over the place.
Shmerl 2 April 2018 at 11:36 am UTC
INSOMNIA_The_ArkHey people! Thanks for covering the news here. Will be happy to answer your questions .

Hi, and thanks for visiting GamingOnLinux! Did you get some confirmation from GOG, that they are interested in your game? I backed the project after you announced DRM-free Linux version plans
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