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The End Is Nigh is now in Beta for Linux

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Icculus had hinted at it coming to Linux natively and now it's here! The End Is Nigh is now officially in Beta for Linux on Steam.

I know some people were really hoping to see this on Linux, so it's great to see it come out. The Windows version was only release on Steam in July, so we haven't actually been waiting that long.

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About the game:

The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where the player takes control over Ash, one of few "things" that have "survived" the "end of the world".
Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering. Feel his stress levels rise as you throw him into an endless swarm of decaying, mutant animal-like creatures and help aid his final epic quest... to simply make a friend (out of pieces of people he finds along his journey).

Oh, also you collect video game cartridges and tumors! if that does anything for ya.

I tested it out before on the JUMP service, which Icculus ported The End Is Nigh to previously and it seemed like a pretty decent platformer. Worth checking it for sure if they're what you're into.

The port was announced on Twitter:

Ok, Linux version of The End is Nigh is officially live on Steam; switch to the "linuxbeta" branch to play, report bugs to me!

— Ryan C. Gordon (@icculus) October 27, 2017

Really great to see a new Icculus port! Looking forward to seeing more that's for sure.

As it turns out, Ryan "Icculus" Gordon was hoping the port that JUMP requested, could be turned into a proper native Linux port. Before he had the chance to pitch the idea to the developers, they emailed him asking if he wanted to do the Linux port. Really fun when something like that happens. See his Patreon post for more.

Article was updated after publishing, with new information.

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Buzzleclair 28 October 2017 at 2:27 am UTC
Just so that people understand how great news this is. To give credits to the original developer, and as I think it should be mentioned in this article according to me:
Edmund McMillen is the developer of this game.

You know, he's the author of little unknown games like:
Super Meat Boy
The Binding Of Isaac
Well, some of the best and famous indie games. And all available on Linux of course.

We should give more credit to this great news.
Gamewizard 28 October 2017 at 3:36 am UTC
I wonder if the Linux version will hit the Humble trove.
Mr. Pinsky 28 October 2017 at 6:32 pm UTC
Great news, I've been waiting for this!

I bought it immediately and it runs well on my Ubuntu box.
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