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Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire, a tactical turn-based RPG in which a 20-year-old princess must save her people from a genocidal empire, launches on Linux on August 31, 2016.

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Set on a world fallen into a medieval dark age after the collapse of a spacefaring civilization, players guide Tahira, the 20-year-old princess of Avestan, on the most challenging night of her life as she fights to save her people from the genocidal Astral empire. Most players will complete the game in about 10 hours, providing a near real-time experience.

Players will control up to 20 characters at a time in large-scale battles, but guerilla warfare tactics are essential for survival, as the Astral Empire has a far greater number of soldiers than Tahira's forces. Characters must utilize the environment to level the battlefield by stealthily approaching enemies, taking cover and knocking foes off cliffs and rooftops.

It is available to pre-order from their website, or you can wait for it to be on Steam.
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BTRE 14 July 2016 at 9:09 am UTC
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Oh, neat. I'm a sucker for a good tactics RPG. The art looks a bit same-y but I'm willing to overlook it if the gameplay is good. I'll definitely keep my out for this when it comes out.
wintermute 14 July 2016 at 12:55 pm UTC
Backed this on Kickstarter, been looking forward to it for a while. They've been pretty good about updates but, like many crowdfunded projects, haven't mentioned Linux in any of them that I can recall so I feel some trepidation.
rustybroomhandle 14 July 2016 at 1:06 pm UTC
wintermuteBacked this on Kickstarter, been looking forward to it for a while. They've been pretty good about updates but, like many crowdfunded projects, haven't mentioned Linux in any of them that I can recall so I feel some trepidation.

It's right there at 1:35 in the video. Also on the Steam page.
melkemind 14 July 2016 at 1:49 pm UTC
This is great because Tahira is my daughter's name.
wintermute 14 July 2016 at 2:21 pm UTC
rustybroomhandleIt's right there at 1:35 in the video.

I never watch the videos. Are you saying you can see the game running on Linux in it?

rustybroomhandleAlso on the Steam page.

Linux has been on the Steam page for several games and then, come release day, it turns out no-one ever actually tested the Linux build. So this does nothing to ease my feelings of trepidation.
tmtvl 14 July 2016 at 9:30 pm UTC
wintermuteI never watch the videos. Are you saying you can see the game running on Linux in it?

Nope, just a splash screen saying 'august 31, 2016 PC - Mac - Linux'.

Oh well, hope reigns eternal.
neowiz73 14 July 2016 at 9:56 pm UTC
the art style and strategic combat/gameplay seem very similar to The Banner Saga by Stoic. I like that sort of style, but I'm surprised that the styles are eerily similar.
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