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Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus announced with Linux support, due in 'late 2018'

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Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus [Steam, Official Site] has just been announced by Bulwark Studios and Kasedo Games, it's due this year with Linux support. They aren't giving any solid release date other than "late 2018", so hopefully more about it will be revealed soon.

As Magos Dominus Faustinius, in Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, you will be taking control of The Adeptus Mechanicus (also known as Cult Mechanicus or Cult of the Machine), one of the most technologically advanced armies in the Imperium. There's not a great deal about the gameplay, but what I do know is that it will be a turn-based strategy game in some form.

The official announcement was posted on the Warhammer Community site (and linked to by the Steam page), where it clearly states:

Hail the Omnissiah! The Adeptus Mechanicus are set to make their epic video game army debut as a new experience comes to the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Get ready as turn-based tactical game, Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, heads to PC, Mac & Linux later this year.

Emphasis mine. It also lists Linux in the system requirements on Steam.

Check out the teaser trailer:

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Here's a little more about the game: 

Augment
Flesh is weak! Upgrade your Tech-Priests limbs with mechanical augments made from the blessed metals of the Omnissiah. Customize your team with hundreds of possibilities, creating a squad to suit your playstyle.

Difficult Decisions
Make tough decisions that will forge the future from your Ark Mechanicus, The Caestus Metalican, and send you towards alternate endings for a truly unique playthrough.

Experience the Noosphere
Use the Adeptus Mechanicus’ evolved human cognition to scan unexplored tombs for valuable data in order to gain a tactical advantage over your enemy.

The Library
A compelling story written by Black Library author, Ben Counter, specifically crafted to fit the unique personality of the Adeptus Mechanicus faction.

I'm cautiously excited, as I rather like Warhammer, but I want to see some actual gameplay before getting too excited.

Thanks for the tip, mirv!

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m2mg2 20 February 2018 at 7:59 pm UTC
I'm hoping this isn't the shot away from the Feral Radar, but it seems likely as Feral have ported the other Warhammer 40,000 games. I'm hoping for another non RTS game from Feral.
liamdawe 20 February 2018 at 8:03 pm UTC
m2mg2I'm hoping this isn't the shot away from the Feral Radar, but it seems likely as Feral have ported the other Warhammer 40,000 games. I'm hoping for another non RTS game from Feral.
As I wrote pretty clearly, this is not from Feral.
rcgamer 20 February 2018 at 8:34 pm UTC
Game companies must think Linux users only like strategy games or something. It's a good thing though.
mirv 20 February 2018 at 9:12 pm UTC
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It is W40k. That's basically a strategy setting overall - and most (not all, of course) of the games that GW license out are turn-based as well. I suspect it's to align with the board gaming. So it's not surprising that a GW licensed game is turn-based strategy.

It is nice to see something from a different perspective of sorts: an Admech game could be quite interesting.
m2mg2 20 February 2018 at 9:35 pm UTC
liamdawe
m2mg2I'm hoping this isn't the shot away from the Feral Radar, but it seems likely as Feral have ported the other Warhammer 40,000 games. I'm hoping for another non RTS game from Feral.
As I wrote pretty clearly, this is not from Feral.

Did you? I'm sorry, I didn't see that. I've read it at least three times and don't see it. Must be going blind, or dumb.
razing32 20 February 2018 at 9:44 pm UTC
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Cautiously excited as well.
Wonder what kernel the tech priests run ? 20618a-Omissiah ?
razing32 20 February 2018 at 9:45 pm UTC
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rcgamerGame companies must think Linux users only like strategy games or something. It's a good thing though.

Well , our OS of choice is like playing an RTS
Leopard 20 February 2018 at 9:46 pm UTC
m2mg2
liamdawe
m2mg2I'm hoping this isn't the shot away from the Feral Radar, but it seems likely as Feral have ported the other Warhammer 40,000 games. I'm hoping for another non RTS game from Feral.
As I wrote pretty clearly, this is not from Feral.

Did you? I'm sorry, I didn't see that. I've read it at least three times and don't see it. Must be going blind, or dumb.

Quotehas just been announced by Bulwark Studios and Kasedo Games, it's due this year with Linux support.

Is it not clear enough?
MayeulC 20 February 2018 at 11:12 pm UTC
mirvIt is W40k. That's basically a strategy setting overall - and most (not all, of course) of the games that GW license out are turn-based as well. I suspect it's to align with the board gaming. So it's not surprising that a GW licensed game is turn-based strategy.

It is nice to see something from a different perspective of sorts: an Admech game could be quite interesting.
I would like to see a spacemarine port as well at some point, maybe a wine port of sorts, but I'd like to be able to finish this game!
m2mg2 20 February 2018 at 11:16 pm UTC
Leopard
m2mg2
liamdawe
m2mg2I'm hoping this isn't the shot away from the Feral Radar, but it seems likely as Feral have ported the other Warhammer 40,000 games. I'm hoping for another non RTS game from Feral.
As I wrote pretty clearly, this is not from Feral.

Did you? I'm sorry, I didn't see that. I've read it at least three times and don't see it. Must be going blind, or dumb.

Quotehas just been announced by Bulwark Studios and Kasedo Games, it's due this year with Linux support.

Is it not clear enough?

I saw the announcement info, I just didn't read it as though they stated it would be an in house port. My bad.


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