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While we couldn't get an answer from Chucklefish directly about Linux support for Wargroove, they did take to the Steam forum to answer questions and it seems Linux hasn't been forgotten.

For those not up to speed, Wargroove is a brand new turn-based tactics game from Chucklefish (Starbound) that is a sort-of spiritual successor to Advance Wars. It released this month for Windows, with Mac support coming soon and as it turns out Linux is planned. Here's what one of their team said on Steam:

We shadow launched on Mac, please be aware that this is not offically supported right now and any issues may take a while to fix. We are definintly working on support for both Mac and Linux and we will keep you updated on the release :)

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Some features we will expect to see:

  • A vibrant cast of 12+ characters! - Commanders are at the heart of Wargroove - each with their own distinct personalities and motivations. 
  • Four warring factions! - Take up arms with the Cherrystone Kingdom, Heavensong Empire, Felheim Legion, and Floran Tribes. 
  • Campaign Mode! - Follow the story of a fresh-faced and inexperienced young Queen on a quest against unworldly forces. Told through animated pixel art cut-scenes and dynamic battles.
  • Unique ultimate moves! - Commanders can use a special move called a ‘Groove’, activated only when their Groove meter is filled to 100%. 
  • Dynamic Gameplay! - Every Groove is unique to each Commander and changes up the battlefield in an entirely different way.

There's quite a lot more to it than those features, that's just a few highlights. Honestly, I think it looks really good and as someone who enjoyed Advance Wars many years ago I look forward to trying my hand in Wargroove.

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Furyspark 5 February 2019 at 10:34 am UTC
Sweet. I was a rather disappointed that it launched with no Linux version. It's back on my radar, then, and looking forward to it again.
wleoncio 5 February 2019 at 12:57 pm UTC
Nice, I miss Advance Wars. This is definitely going into my (platform-specific) wishlist.


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hardpenguin 5 February 2019 at 2:16 pm UTC
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Oh nice, I would like that!
EagleDelta 5 February 2019 at 6:18 pm UTC
FurysparkSweet. I was a rather disappointed that it launched with no Linux version. It's back on my radar, then, and looking forward to it again.

They already have a linux depot. I ran into issues trying to get it to work with SteamPlay before I realized it was because Steam saw the Linux depot and was installing the files from that depot..... which doesn't have a binary yet, just some of the data. Had to force it to install the Windows version
psymin 5 February 2019 at 8:44 pm UTC
Yep, has a linux depot, but empty. Works on Steam Play / Proton 3.16-4 with "--skip-intro" as a launch option and choosing OpenGL.
14 6 February 2019 at 4:53 am UTC
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FurysparkSweet. I was a rather disappointed that it launched with no Linux version. It's back on my radar, then, and looking forward to it again.
Exactly! Some co-workers showed the game the other day, and I was bummed that it was only for Windows, especially since it was published by Chucklefish. I'm happy to hear that it's coming, and now it'll promptly go on my wish list. I'm a fan of games like Fire Emblem / Advance Wars / FF Tactics Advance.

Looks like it's coming to GoG as well. w00t!

EDIT: OK, I see that it's on the Switch. I don't have a Switch, but I'll probably get one this year or next year. So, the big question for me is whether I think I'll play Wargroove multiplayer or not. If yes, then I'd rather get the PC version for voice and text chat capabilities. If no, then I'd probably want to play on a mobile gaming system that's even less cumbersome than a laptop. Plus, you know what, computers can just be distracting, just like cell phones. I get on the computer to play games, but then I have to check a whole bunch of things first, and I might not play a game at all.


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EagleDelta 8 February 2019 at 5:41 pm UTC
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FurysparkSweet. I was a rather disappointed that it launched with no Linux version. It's back on my radar, then, and looking forward to it again.
Exactly! Some co-workers showed the game the other day, and I was bummed that it was only for Windows, especially since it was published by Chucklefish. I'm happy to hear that it's coming, and now it'll promptly go on my wish list. I'm a fan of games like Fire Emblem / Advance Wars / FF Tactics Advance.

Looks like it's coming to GoG as well. w00t!

EDIT: OK, I see that it's on the Switch. I don't have a Switch, but I'll probably get one this year or next year. So, the big question for me is whether I think I'll play Wargroove multiplayer or not. If yes, then I'd rather get the PC version for voice and text chat capabilities. If no, then I'd probably want to play on a mobile gaming system that's even less cumbersome than a laptop. Plus, you know what, computers can just be distracting, just like cell phones. I get on the computer to play games, but then I have to check a whole bunch of things first, and I might not play a game at all.

From my understanding, you won't be able to share the saves, but Multiplayer and Custom content is fully cross platform. As for chat, I use discord anyway, since everyone I know will only use that.
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