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The Linux version of Into the Breach is in active development

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Exciting news for those of you waiting for Into the Breach, the second title from Subset Games (FTL) as they're working on the Linux version right now.

Today, the Mac version was just released. We reached out to the developer before and again today about the status of the Linux version without a reply, but thankfully they actually noted it in their Steam announcement:

The Linux version is in active development but we don't currently have an ETA, thank you for being patient in the meantime.

As a huge fan of FTL, I'm really rather excited to have a go at Into the Breach, especially as it has reviewed so well. I'm a big nut when it comes to strategy games, anything with massive mech units and having them blended together is great.

As a reminder, here's what it features:

  • Defend the Cities: Civilian buildings power your mechs. Defend them from the Vek and watch your fire!
  • Perfect Your Strategy: All enemy attacks are telegraphed in minimalistic, turn-based combat. Analyze your opponent's attack and come up with the perfect counter every turn.
  • Build the Ultimate Mech: Find powerful new weapons and unique pilots as you battle the Vek infestation across Corporate-Nation islands.
  • Another Chance: Failure is not an option. When you are defeated, send help back through time to save another timeline!
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scaine 9 Aug, 2018
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That is really, really scary timing. I just put this on my wishlist a few days back, wondering whether it would ever come to our platform. Great news. This has made my day!
g000h 9 Aug, 2018
Hurray! I just spotted that it had been released for Mac, and it made me think that Subset Games could be lining up for us next.
scaine 9 Aug, 2018
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Quoting: GuestGreat news. The sad thing with this game is that it works PERFECTLY under WINE, so many Linux gamers like myself already play it and we get counted as "Windows" players.

That is sad. What could you do differently to help with that situation??

Only joking! I completely understand that Linux-only gaming is a pretty big sacrifice. And I'm being hypocritical, since although I'm Linux-only for PC gaming, I do still occasionally buy a game for the PS4. That said, the spend ratio is about 200 to 1 (at least!) in favour of Linux-games (only one purchase in the past year on the PS4 - a half price deal on Horizon Zero Dawn). But I get how hard it is for some people to give up their Windows games.
Micromegas 9 Aug, 2018
I will buy it as soon as it is out for Linux.

No Windows here (my last Windows was XP). I consider buying a new game which is only available for Windows but currently runs via Wine as too risky. Any new game update might break it on Wine. No thanks. So for new games I only buy native Linux versions.


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anewson 9 Aug, 2018
Soon as that sweet sweet SteamOS icon appears I'm coming out the pocket
buenaventura 9 Aug, 2018
Yeah I also could not wait and it worked perfect under wine -___- I will leave a review or something saying that I love the linux version anyhow.
Corben 9 Aug, 2018
Oh yes, waiting patiently for this game since they said, they'll create a Linux version, but after the initial release, as it was pretty tough with FTL for the small team to release on all platforms simultaniously.

Nevertheless... on the one hand we can be lucky to get great titles like this for our platform. On the other hand though, we mostly have to hope and to wait. Sometimes even years. I hope there will be a time in the near future, where we don't have to hope for a Linux version and get it on day 1 for every new game. Meanwhile we have to actively contact devs and publishers and show them there is a demand to have their game on our favorite operating system.

Looking forward to play Into the Breach natively on Linux soon!
joaojotta 9 Aug, 2018
Cool!
Was wondering if I should buy it or not.
Will surely wait ‘till then.
14 9 Aug, 2018
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Quoting: scaine
Quoting: GuestGreat news. The sad thing with this game is that it works PERFECTLY under WINE, so many Linux gamers like myself already play it and we get counted as "Windows" players.

That is sad. What could you do differently to help with that situation??

Only joking! I completely understand that Linux-only gaming is a pretty big sacrifice. And I'm being hypocritical, since although I'm Linux-only for PC gaming, I do still occasionally buy a game for the PS4. That said, the spend ratio is about 200 to 1 (at least!) in favour of Linux-games (only one purchase in the past year on the PS4 - a half price deal on Horizon Zero Dawn). But I get how hard it is for some people to give up their Windows games.
I don't judge that as hypocritical. A PC is much more than just a gaming device. I/We have decided not to use Windows, even for gaming. Using a GNU/Linux desktop fulfills the Windows avoidance and PC gaming gets somewhat sacrificed. Now, the PS4 is only a gaming & entertainment system. There are plenty of games that are on PS4 that aren't on Windows and games that are on Linux that aren't on PS4.
Alm888 9 Aug, 2018
Quoting: Guest…many Linux gamers like myself already play it and we get counted as "Windows" players.
And rightfully so! Because, for all intents and purposes you are a Windows-gamer. :P

Quoting: MicromegasI consider buying a new game which is only available for Windows but currently runs via Wine as too risky. Any new game update might break it on Wine.
If a game has Platinum rating, is more than 12 years old and has a great discount (the price is less than $2), I find it pretty safe to get it. Oh, and freeware games also (provided they are good of course). As long as I do not have to install/tinker/replace/hack-in/compile something to make it work (no winetricks, native libs, dxvk etc. Just plain and simple system-provided WINE).
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