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The former Linux dev lead from Feral Interactive has moved to Unity

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For those interested to know, the former Linux dev lead at Feral Interactive is now working at Unity.

I noticed earlier this week, as Marc posted a hint about it on his personal Twitter (I need to get me one of those sweet Unity tops to add to my collection). Now I've had a chance to personally speak to him, it's all very much confirmed.

It's funny really, as when I spoke to him previously I asked about porting other games and he said:

I'd aim bigger and work somewhere bringing more than just one game to Linux

Well—a game engine is one way to do it!

This is good, as it means a very popular game engine used by many developers, now has even more Linux expertise in-house. Considering Unity has had a number of rather annoying Linux-specific issues lately, hopefully Unity will continue to get more spit and polish for Linux games.

All the best to Marc on his move.

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Hori 31 May 2018 at 7:37 am UTC
Nice. Unity could really use his expertise.

I just hope Feral won't be too affected by him leaving tho.
evergreen 31 May 2018 at 7:55 am UTC
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This is a very good news! The important is that such brains don't leave us.
Joeyboots80 31 May 2018 at 7:59 am UTC
Imo this is the best possible move he could've done after leaving Feral. Unity definitely needs to get some Linux kinks out of it's engine and Marc is just the man to do it.

I wish him the best of luck, but we all know he doesn't need it.
dubigrasu 31 May 2018 at 8:00 am UTC
OK, but I'm curious, was he hired because of his Mac/Linux expertise, or that's inconsequential?
I mean, is his Linux knowledge gonna be put to good use, or he will be just another Unity developer?
Because, I'd love to laugh maniacally while petting my Persian cat and say: Good, we have our man inside!
Ne0 31 May 2018 at 8:18 am UTC
So, Unity is Finally getting serious about Linux !!!
I hope Adobe also gets on board the Linux train before we die.


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Beamboom 31 May 2018 at 8:51 am UTC
Joeyboots80Imo this is the best possible move he could've done after leaving Feral.

I was about to write the same - with the possible exception of Unreal. They really could use some help there too, to put it mildly.

But yeah, Unity is probably the way forward for us, and an engine that has proven its worth. So this is really good news either way, and losing out on Unity would likely be a bigger catastrophe for us than losing Unreal, all taken into consideration.
Whitewolfe80 31 May 2018 at 9:46 am UTC
HoriNice. Unity could really use his expertise.

I just hope Feral won't be too affected by him leaving tho.

Well Ryan C Gordon is avilable if feral could afford him we would def get better running linux ports
Zelox 31 May 2018 at 10:17 am UTC
Do we know he is in the linux dev team, or are we just assuming this?
Yes his comment was intressting, but it doesnt confirm mutch. That could mean anything really. But I wish him the best at unity


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Whitewolfe80 31 May 2018 at 10:42 am UTC
ZeloxDo we know he is in the linux dev team, or are we just assuming this?
Yes his comment was intressting, but it doesnt confirm mutch. That could mean anything really. But I wish him the best at unity

Well if hes been hired for Windows it represents a really stupid waste of of his skill set really
poke86 31 May 2018 at 11:20 am UTC
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They are probably more interested in his Vulkan experience than his Linux cred.
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