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Eastward from developer Pixpil and publisher Chucklefish is releasing sometime soon and it looks amazing. Thankfully, Pixpil is willing to attempt a Linux build.

When asking them about a Linux version, they replied with this:

We will try building for Linux later! I think it's very possible to happen.

Usually, we wouldn't put a lot of thought into that. However, they are using a cross-platform engine based on Moai.

Take a look at the trailer below:

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Inspired by the likes of Mother and Zelda and more older Japanese animation styles, Pixpil were inspired to create a narrative driven RPG with a soft sci-fi storyline. It has a seriously good style to it, so it's one I certainly hope comes to Linux officially.

Features:

  • Single player, dual character adventure RPG with puzzle-solving and dungeon elements
  • Join John and Sam in their emotional journey across a world falling to ruin
  • Meet a quirky cast of characters and encounter strange monsters and distant cities
  • Beautifully rich pixel art style, created using a combination of modern 3D lighting and retro-pixel style artwork
  • Soundtrack composed by Joel Corelitz (Hohokum, The Unfinished Swan, The Tomorrow Children, Gorogoa), with sound design from Irish studio, Hyperduck Soundworks

The developer, Pixpil, is actually based in Shanghai, China so it would be fun to see more games from China arrive with Linux support. If you fancy seeing it too, letting them know in the Steam forum post wouldn't hurt.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Nezchan 14 November 2018 at 2:03 pm UTC
The Last of Us as quirky ARPG? That's...actually pretty appealing.
scaine 6 years 14 November 2018 at 8:49 pm UTC
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Been following the [url=hhttps://twitter.com/eastwardgame]dev on Twitter[/url] for a while now and really loving the look of this. Actually, it turned out I was following Starbound publisher, Chucklefish and they've started tweeting about Eastward recently.

Looks great, fingers crossed that this is an easy port for the dev.
Lycurgus87 15 November 2018 at 7:50 am UTC
I want this!!!!!!
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