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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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Alm888 9 August 2018 at 10:01 pm UTC
TemplarGR…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.

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).
ajgp 10 August 2018 at 7:29 am UTC
Alm888
TemplarGR…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.

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).

While not quite as extreme as yourself, I do tend to only get Windows games to play on WINE once they are heavily discounted and a good fw years past there release; I also try and not get any via steam as it keeps my library looking more totally linux.
jgacas 10 August 2018 at 8:59 am UTC
Added to wishlist. Game looks amazing.
Philadelphus 10 August 2018 at 10:38 am UTC
As someone with…[checks]…uh, 362 hours in FTL, Subset Games pretty much earned a free pass from me to buy whatever they put out next. As long as it had a native Linux version, anyway, so I'm really glad to see it's on its way.
Plintslîcho 10 August 2018 at 6:51 pm UTC
Yes!

I'm really, really looking forward for this game!
Linuxpunk 10 August 2018 at 8:39 pm UTC
If you like this news, maybe you should drop some love at this steam thread, it's kinda littered with hate and rude demands to the developers.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/590380/discussions/0/133256758580254727/
Mountain Man 11 August 2018 at 1:23 am UTC
TemplarGRGreat 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.
Let's hope you're in the extreme minority, otherwise you and everybody else who did the same will screw Linux with the appearance of low sales.
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