Use Reddit? Join us on our very own subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Linuxstuff/
You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page!
Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures we have no timed articles and no paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can support us on Paypal and Liberapay!

The Linux Dev Lead at Feral Interactive is moving onto something new

Posted by , | Views: 6,016

Slightly sad news to share today, as the Linux Dev Lead at Feral Interactive who've ported tons of quality games to Linux is leaving the company.

Announcing their departure on Twitter, they said this:

Tomorrow will be my last day at Feral. I've been taken on such a damn amazing ride: ~5 years now, most of that as the Linux lead, helping ship 20+ AAA Linux titles, and making just as many great friends along the way.

Much love and thanks, Feral, you'll never lose this fan <3

— Marc ⚒️🐧🎮 (@mdiluz) May 17, 2018

They also made it clear, that the Linux developers at Feral Interactive are being left in "superbly capable hands" so no need to worry about them suddenly stopping Linux porting work.

I spoke privately with Marc, just to ask a few friendly questions to not take up much of their free time:

Q: You helped port 20+ AAA games to Linux with your time at Feral, looking back on it, what was your favourite to work on and why?

Rise of the Tomb Raider, for sure. I just love that game and series!

Q: If you could go out there right now and work for a company to bring a game to Linux, what would it be?

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

Q: Will you be sticking around the community?

Hell yes

Q: How are you so good at Rocket League and when can you train me? Seriously, you’re a monster. (Marc won one of our recent tournaments)

Give a man 1000 hours at anything and you'll find them still only Diamond 3

I want to wish Marc all the best, it's been great to have you around answering questions in our comments, joining in community games with us and so on. It hasn't always been easy, but you've been a star for Linux gaming.

I'm sure wherever he ends up he will be doing some awesome work.

45 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more information here.
30 comments
Page: 1/3»
  Go to:

buono 17 May 2018 at 7:29 pm UTC
Thanks for all the great work Marc! I wish you all the best.
Shmerl 17 May 2018 at 7:44 pm UTC
Hopefully he'll end up working on DRM-free Linux games
tjwhaynes@gmail.com 17 May 2018 at 8:36 pm UTC
Funnily enough I'm finally playing Rise of the Tomb Raider (17% complete) and it's been a fun ride so far, although I'm being bad at being sneaky ending in massive fights ... :-)

Kudos to Marc and all the best - I just hope the future involves more Linux games!
Beamboom 17 May 2018 at 8:43 pm UTC
Ugh - this is not a nice piece of news to receive.
Of course they claim the Linux devs are in "superbly capable hands", what else could (would) they say, really.... But they can't be that many dedicated Linux devs over there. And a lead developer always leaves a noteable gap behind them when they leave small teams.
nPHYN1T3 17 May 2018 at 8:56 pm UTC
I thank him and all others for their work. I hope Feral ports Metro Exodus when the time comes and they can fill the position without too many hiccups to keep things coming.
liamdawe 17 May 2018 at 9:09 pm UTC
BeamboomUgh - this is not a nice piece of news to receive.
Of course they claim the Linux devs are in "superbly capable hands", what else could (would) they say, really.... But they can't be that many dedicated Linux devs over there. And a lead developer always leaves a noteable gap behind them when they leave small teams.
I wouldn't be so pessimistic about it, even if there is a gap that needs filling, Feral have likely known about this before hand to make any preparations needed.
WorMzy 17 May 2018 at 9:55 pm UTC
Thanks for all the hard work, Marc!
QUASAR 17 May 2018 at 10:37 pm UTC
Thanks Marc and good luck with your new job!
PublicNuisance 17 May 2018 at 10:39 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
Just because he's leaving Feral doesn't mean he's leaving the Linux gaming scene. Hopefully will be helping us out in some other way.
UltraAltesBrot 17 May 2018 at 10:55 pm UTC
Very good article, Liam. Love the short interview!
  Go to:
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon or Liberapay. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

We also accept Paypal donations and subscriptions! If you already are, thank you!

Due to spam you need to Register and Login to comment.


Or login with...

Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
  • Story Time: „The Secret of Monkey Island“
  • Date:
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts