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Telltale Games Programmer Really Wants A Linux Port Of Minecraft: Story Mode

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After the recent SteamDB info for Minecraft: Story Mode, we have some more interesting info to share. It seems one of the developers at Telltale is a Linux user, and wants to see the new Minecraft: Story Mode on Linux.

Writing on their official forum, a developer writes:
QuoteHi. My name is Dave, and I'm a programmer here at Telltale. I would like to talk about Linux. First of all, I work on the engine, so I'm not really the person to ask about business or game design.

But, I am a Linux user at home, and have been for many years. I've been itching to write a Linux port for the duration of my time here at Telltale. As a result, I would like to ask the community if there's any interest in a Linux/SteamOS port? And perhaps more importantly... would there be any interest in participating in a closed beta of such a thing? Any hardware or distro will do... I can't promise you it would work on your particular setup, but I would of course want to support as wide of an ecosystem as possible. Since Linux is such a diverse culture, it's desirable for community help in testing. And no, this port would not (negatively) affect the quality of our other platforms.

I hope this is of interest to you. If interested in participating in a beta, please email me at linuxtest@telltalegames.com with details about your OS and hardware. I'll get back to you soon.

Thanks for your attention.


It's really great to see Linux users working for big developers, and it's something that's been happening more and more. If having Linux support in this game helps any past games or future games come over, I'm all for it. I'm sure there's still plenty of Minecraft fans out there wanting to try this game too.
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RTheren 15 October 2015 at 8:47 am UTC
+1 from me
lucifertdark 15 October 2015 at 8:59 am UTC
Do Bears use Rabbits as toilet paper?

Now we've both asked a silly question, the answer to your question is YES of course we want a Linux port.
sunbeam4 15 October 2015 at 9:14 am UTC
of all their games, it had to be a M$ franchise

ps: wouldn't mind a "puzzle agent" or "hector" port


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Keizgon 15 October 2015 at 9:19 am UTC
lucifertdarkDo Bears use Rabbits as toilet paper?

Now we've both asked a silly question, the answer to your question is YES of course we want a Linux port.

Well if people flood them with beta test inquiries I'm sure they would accommodate.

Also, in other news, apparently Gamestop sold out on all the Steam Machine pre-orders (website took it down, if you call their 800 # they inform you this). I wonder if related?
Avehicle7887 15 October 2015 at 9:52 am UTC
As a GOG user I might not be able to beta test these ports but I'd surely be more inclined to buy Telltale's games. Hell yes I want a Linux port and hopefully not just Minecraft Story Mode, but their entire games catalog.
peterp771 15 October 2015 at 10:26 am UTC
Would love to see a Linux port! I'd definitely buy it.
Hori 15 October 2015 at 10:46 am UTC
+1 from me too!

Each Tellatale game that will come to Linux will be an instant buy for me


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AsavarTzeth 15 October 2015 at 12:14 pm UTC
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Oh I would absolutely love this, its one of the few game series I have played with wine in the past. This is also on the top list of games that people I know would miss if they used Linux.

Since they were so open about it I will most likely sign up for those beta tests.
rodvil 15 October 2015 at 2:37 pm UTC
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Telltale games and Hearthstone are the port's I'm most eager to see. And the ones I was hopeless about, so maybe there is still hope after all...
pete 15 October 2015 at 5:21 pm UTC
+1

each Telltale game ported to linux, I will buy! (I allready own TWD, TWD:400D and TWD2 though)
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