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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a gorgeous looking exploration and mystery game that will be moved to Unreal Engine 4. The developers stated they hope this will make a Linux port easier.

QuoteHi everyone,

just to make the things clear and official: We are currently moving The Vanishing of Ethan Carter to a new engine, Unreal Engine 4, that should make it – hypothetically – easier to port the game to Mac and Linux. Once we know more details, we will inform our wonderful community, probably in 2-3 months. :)

Adrian Palma
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Quite exciting! It’s been well received and the developers did mention last year that they would look into a Linux port.

Check out The Vanishing of Ethan Carter on Steam. Just don’t buy it until the Linux version is 100% confirmed and out the door.

Thanks for the tip DrMcCoy!
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flesk 26 April 2015 at 12:32 pm UTC
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That's great news. I have wanted to get this game for a while.
Feist 26 April 2015 at 2:14 pm UTC
Very nice! I had this game on my "to-buy-list", before i switched to linux. This was a game that I had very little hope it would ever show up as a linux-title.
adamhm 26 April 2015 at 4:41 pm UTC
BTW this game is available on GOG too - http://www.gog.com/game/the_vanishing_of_ethan_carter
uriil 26 April 2015 at 5:24 pm UTC
great news.!
Segata Sanshiro 26 April 2015 at 5:46 pm UTC
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This game has done some pretty revolutionary things with graphics. From what I've seen, the photo-realistic textures are ridiculous and they use some crazy techniques like taking ultra high resolution 3d images of real life textures and put them into the game, which makes every rock and piece of moss look insanely realistic. Worth checking out:

http://www.theastronauts.com/2014/03/visual-revolution-vanishing-ethan-carter/
Keyrock 26 April 2015 at 6:09 pm UTC
Sweet. I've been wanting to play this ever since it was announced. I may be able to in the future.
kwahoo 26 April 2015 at 6:48 pm UTC
Segata SanshiroThis game has done some pretty revolutionary things with graphics.

Get Even from The Farm 51 (they released Painkiller H&D and Deadfall Adventures on Linux) is even more impressive. The game will be released this year.

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Also The Talos Principle uses a similar technology https://youtu.be/CgceaBagvHc?t=5m15s
sub 26 April 2015 at 7:53 pm UTC
To me the question is if this update will be available for free or if this comes with pay-again metro-redux-style.
hummer010 27 April 2015 at 2:41 pm UTC
I hope it's free to current owners! I already own the game on GOG, but I've never managed to get it working very well in WINE, so I've not really played it yet.

It kind of goes without saying, I'd love to see it come to Linux!
Cybolic 27 April 2015 at 10:17 pm UTC
This deserves a happy dance! I've been following their wonderful dev-logs for some time, feeling sad every time knowing that they weren't planning a Linux release, but now is a time of rejoicing!
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