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Wasteland 2 RPG Finally Offers A Linux Version As Promised

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Wasteland 2 is easily one of the most anticipated titles to come to Linux in recent years, they stated last week the Linux version would be this week and they actually delivered!

Something to note is that they tend to break save compatibility a lot and they stated the Linux version hasn't had wide testing yet. So, prepare for a bug hunt!

Buying it on Steam also gives you the rather retro Wasteland 1, I never played it and don't plan to as it's a little too retro for my tastes.

Wasteland 2 was Kickstarted in April of 2012 reaching nearly $3 million!

They stated before that an average play-through when completed will put you at around 50 hours, that's a lot of bang for your buck!

About the Game
Welcome back to the Citadel, Rangers! Join the over 70,000 Kickstarter backers and interact with the development team to help shape the ending of an already historic post-apocalyptic story. The Wasteland's hellish landscape has been waiting for you to make your mark… or die trying.

Wasteland 2 is the direct sequel to 1988’s Wasteland, the first-ever post-apocalyptic computer RPG and the inspiration behind the Fallout series. Until Wasteland, no other CRPG had ever allowed players to control and command individual party members for tactical purposes or given them the chance to make moral choices that would directly affect the world around them. Wasteland was a pioneer in multi-path problem solving, dripping in choice and consequence and eschewing the typical one-key-per-lock puzzle solving methods of its peers, in favor of putting the power into players’ hands to advance based on their own particular play style.

The Wasteland series impressive and innovative lineage has been preserved at its very core, but modernized for the fans of today with Wasteland 2. Immerse yourself in turn-based tactical combat that will test the very limits of your strategy skills as you fight to survive a desolate world where brute strength alone isn’t enough to save you. Deck out your Ranger squad with the most devastating weaponry this side of the fallout zone and get ready for maximum destruction with the RPG-style character advancement and customization that made the first Wasteland so brutal. Save an ally from certain death or let them perish – the choice is yours, but so are the consequences.

Key Features
  • One Size Does Not Fit All: Don't feel like finding the key for a door? Why not try a Rocket Launcher! Basically the same thing... right?
  • Enhanced Classic RPG Game Play: Classic RPG game play ideas updated with modern design philosophies.
  • Decision Making... with Consequences: With both short and long term reactivity to the players choices, every decision matters in the outcome of the story.
  • Huge & Customizable: Dozens of hours of game. Hundreds of characters. Thousands of variations on your Rangers' appearance. Over 150 weapons. Dozens of skills. Even the UI can be customized.

You can get it on Steam below which is where the Early Access is, the DRM free version which will be out after release is only on their store.
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GoCorinthians 18 Apr, 2014
Great to just waiting a promo...
tiger 18 Apr, 2014
45 euros! no way!
DrMcCoy 18 Apr, 2014
IIRC, the price is due to it being the beta. It'll go down with a proper release.
toor 18 Apr, 2014
Well I kickstarted it and I have no link or steam key on their website
How have u managed to get it?
Guest 18 Apr, 2014
Quoting: toorWell I kickstarted it and I have no link or steam key on their website
How have u managed to get it?

Yep, same. Don't see how to get it either :(
Anonymous 18 Apr, 2014
The $15, $30 and $50 tiers don't have "early playable beta access" as a reward.
Lordpkappa 18 Apr, 2014
Quoting: GoCorinthiansGreat to just waiting a promo...

I do the same, the game seems great, the price actualy is too high.
Radegast 18 Apr, 2014
Quoting: toorWell I kickstarted it and I have no link or steam key on their website
How have u managed to get it?
You would have to have paid 55$ or more to be eligible for the beta. Otherwise they will send you a key when the first stable version comes out, but that will take some time (until they squeeze as much money as they can from the early access).

I am also a backer and I can't wait to play it. It looks awesome.
Lapinopl 18 Apr, 2014
Its still not "available on my platform", any ideas why?
Disharmonic 18 Apr, 2014
Quoting: AnonymousThe $15, $30 and $50 tiers don't have "early playable beta access" as a reward.
I think they really dropped the ball with how they handled beta access. Once they launched into early access they should have given all backers a key and not asked for extra money(There was an upgrade option).
Quoting: LapinoplIts still not "available on my platform", any ideas why?
Have you tried restarting Steam?
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