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Verde Station, An Adventure Akin To Gone Home Is Coming For Linux
By Nezchan, 20 January 2015 at 3:54 pm UTC

GNUzelI'll definitely buy that when it comes out for Linux. I enjoyed Gone Home and this is in a spaceship which is even better, and only for $10? Hell yeah

Not sure if you've heard, but the follow-up from the creators of Gone Home has been announced, and it will be taking place on a moon base named Tacoma. Just a teaser so far, but it's got me wanting more at least.

Verde Station, An Adventure Akin To Gone Home Is Coming For Linux
By Eike, 20 January 2015 at 3:32 pm UTC Likes: 1

stanYes that’s my feeling too… but after two hours of wandering in the house and reading documents I got tired of it (or maybe I was just tired myself).

Verde Station would give you less time to get tired. ;)

The Banner Saga RPG Looks Close To A Linux Version
By OZSeaford, 20 January 2015 at 3:09 pm UTC Likes: 1

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liamdaweExactly why I do not back anything any more, ever. I will never break that rule either, been stung too many times on waiting for developers who should just be open.

Well, Liam, I am like you for unproven developers, but for the ones who did follow through, if they go on kickstarter again, then I suppose that I may break that rule.

I have to say, apart from Minecraft, Dwarf Fortress, Kerbal, and Clockwork Empires (All non-story driven games), I don't appreciate early access, as I am unliekly to play a long RPG three times just to find the bugs. Kickstarter is just a means of giving money to help develop a game for me, but to each their own.

Verde Station, An Adventure Akin To Gone Home Is Coming For Linux
By stan, 20 January 2015 at 3:09 pm UTC

EikeBoth games absolutely need to be played in a single session.
Yes that’s my feeling too… but after two hours of wandering in the house and reading documents I got tired of it (or maybe I was just tired myself).

Verdun WW1 FPS Major Engine Update, Plus A Few Thoughts About The Game
By Brian [Linux], 20 January 2015 at 2:21 pm UTC

I'm not a huge FPS fan, but I really like Verdun. A while ago I had problems with the mouse, but it is an early access game so it didn't bother me too much. It seems like every time I boot up steam there is a Verdun update downloading so the devs are working hard on it. If you like Red Orchestra (which I really do) then you will probably like Verdun.

The Banner Saga RPG Looks Close To A Linux Version
By burzmali, 20 January 2015 at 1:52 pm UTC

I could never get excited about the combat engine in this game. I've watched a Let's Play and the amount of micromanagement of enemy health seems to be a real deal breaker to me.

The Banner Saga RPG Looks Close To A Linux Version
By Cyba.Cowboy, 20 January 2015 at 1:15 pm UTC

Taylor Davis ("ViolinTay") did the soundtrack for this one, so for me, it's an instant buy just on that point... I do hear however, that it is a good game.

Added to my Steam "wish" list!

Aspyr Media Are Close To Breaking Even On Linux Ports
By pd12, 20 January 2015 at 12:29 pm UTC

These guys are so cool I even went close to my budget buying a game from their website. =)
They're my biggest gaming purchase in the past year excluding Star Citizen - because that's crowdfunding and also it's very likely gonna be my favourite game of all time.

It's great hearing they're breaking even and will be profitable now (I'm guessing). And great to know I contributed =P
Also, great comment Segata. :D

Song Of The Myrne: What Lies Beneath, A Pixel Graphic RPG Adventure Now On Steam For Linux
By Mnoleg, 20 January 2015 at 11:27 am UTC

I tried the demo some time ago and it was too buggy to be fun. Did anyone get a different impression?

Under That Rain: A New Retro-style Psychological Horror Adventure
By Cybolic, 20 January 2015 at 11:25 am UTC

Not to be rude, but I hope the English text gets a look over before it's released as it comes off as quite stunted and slightly childish in that trailer.

Retro Action Platformer 'Gunslugs 2' Released, And The First Game Is Now Also On Linux
By flesk, 20 January 2015 at 11:04 am UTC

Just to note that I just finished my second playthrough of the game, and according to Steam that took me about two hours, so experience definitely matters. Daily procedurally generated challenges has also been added to the game now, which are larger and harder versions of the buildings in the story mode.

The Banner Saga RPG Looks Close To A Linux Version
By drmoth, 20 January 2015 at 10:34 am UTC

It looks like it's definitely coming, albeit slowly
http://steamcommunity.com/games/237990/announcements/detail/237887374106341814

This looks like a very interesting game, will likely pick it up when it releases.

The Banner Saga RPG Looks Close To A Linux Version
By Liam Dawe, 20 January 2015 at 10:32 am UTC Likes: 1

Exactly why I do not back anything any more, ever. I will never break that rule either, been stung too many times on waiting for developers who should just be open.

The Banner Saga RPG Looks Close To A Linux Version
By BTRE, 20 January 2015 at 10:18 am UTC

It's been frustrating to wait for this one. Though it was a kickstarter pledge that it would come to Linux, it's been over a year since the game came out on other platforms. Not only that but they released on iOS and android which weren't even targets of the crowdfunding months ago. Their excuse has been that it's all depended on a single programmer to do everything but I would have liked clear communication about their priorities and progress. Getting only hints of potential progress every couple of months while they clearly are busy focusing on other things is unacceptable.

I'm glad I didn't back this game and I'll wait until it's deeply discounted before getting this if it does come out soon.

Song Of The Myrne: What Lies Beneath, A Pixel Graphic RPG Adventure Now On Steam For Linux
By aFoxNamedMorris, 20 January 2015 at 9:59 am UTC

What's up with the Vader scream at 0:08?

The Banner Saga RPG Looks Close To A Linux Version
By rustybroomhandle, 20 January 2015 at 9:48 am UTC

I hope it's a proper engine port and that subsequent chapters will be released cross platform from the beginning.

Shadow Warrior Looks Like It Will Come To Linux
By lucifertdark, 20 January 2015 at 8:27 am UTC

Oh No! not another game that I already own from my Windows days, how am I expected to support these companies in their Linux ports?

Shadow Warrior Looks Like It Will Come To Linux
By Ronsen, 20 January 2015 at 8:13 am UTC

I'm really looking forward to play this game .....well after the about 20 other awesome titles which are in my gaming-queue :p

Steam Client Updated, Broadcasting Now Out Of Beta, Still Not For Linux
By Liam Dawe, 20 January 2015 at 7:27 am UTC

vulturei know my english is not the best, but...

QuoteSupport for Linux, OSX and Windows Vista will supported in the future.

support will be supported?
Hahaha it's nice to see a Valve issue and not one of my grammar issues pointed out for once :D

Shadow Warrior Looks Like It Will Come To Linux
By Liam Dawe, 20 January 2015 at 7:07 am UTC

StyromaniacI almost read "shout" as "shut" and had to reread it. Just a friendly tip that words close in spelling can read as the opposite. I've had that happen with reading a few articles here.
Uh, what? "Shout" isn't in the article?

As for words that can be read as an opposite, well, people need to not skim read ;).

Verde Station, An Adventure Akin To Gone Home Is Coming For Linux
By Eike, 20 January 2015 at 6:52 am UTC Likes: 1

stanLooks really interesting, but I think I should finish Gone Home before buying it. (I’ve played GH 2 hours so far and really enjoyed it, but can’t get myself to pick it up again.)

Both games absolutely need to be played in a single session.

Please nobody complains when Verde Station is not enough akin to Gone Home! :)

Steam Has A Rather Silly Bug, And It Can Remove Your Files
By Von, 20 January 2015 at 6:07 am UTC

Maquis196But doesn't that just make sure it's a directory? if the variable is empty then it runs like it did before but will only delete say... your home directory?
That's not how it works. If the test fails to run (the result is false), if statement goes to the next elif (if present) or to the else. You can always check it for yourself:
var=''
if [[ -d "$var" ]]; then
echo 'will work anyway'
else
echo 'will fail'
fi

Verde Station, An Adventure Akin To Gone Home Is Coming For Linux
By Cimeryd, 20 January 2015 at 5:54 am UTC

I'll make sure to get it when it actually releases for Linux then.

The Linux Port Of Age Of Wonders III Is Progressing, A Bit Too Explosive Right Now
By Ari El Uno, 20 January 2015 at 3:23 am UTC Likes: 2

Waiting...
I hope it will be available on Linux before summer sale. :D

The Linux Port Of Age Of Wonders III Is Progressing, A Bit Too Explosive Right Now
By torham, 20 January 2015 at 1:47 am UTC Likes: 1

This game is very controversial on GOG, as it another game there which many consider to have DRM. You must use their matchmaking service (requires account creation and whatnot) even for a LAN game. I am passing on this one even though I loved shadow magic.

Aspyr Media Have A New Port Due Soon & Might Bring Their Games To GOG
By GNUzel, 20 January 2015 at 1:13 am UTC

Could be KOTOR since they just ported it to Android and they did port it to Mac but maybe not. Just my guess. Whatever it is, I'll probably try to get the money to buy it.

Verde Station, An Adventure Akin To Gone Home Is Coming For Linux
By GNUzel, 20 January 2015 at 1:07 am UTC

I'll definitely buy that when it comes out for Linux. I enjoyed Gone Home and this is in a spaceship which is even better, and only for $10? Hell yeah

The Linux Port Of Age Of Wonders III Is Progressing, A Bit Too Explosive Right Now
By Ilya, 20 January 2015 at 1:00 am UTC

QuoteI hope you like my Michael Bay impression.
It's the same explosion 4 times over :-( had expected some rotations and/or mirroring at the very least!

Shadow Warrior Looks Like It Will Come To Linux
By Styromaniac, 20 January 2015 at 12:22 am UTC

BTW, I never saw anything about Shadow Warrior until now. I'm definitely breathing heavily after watching the above video.


Shadow Warrior Looks Like It Will Come To Linux
By Styromaniac, 20 January 2015 at 12:13 am UTC

I almost read "shout" as "shut" and had to reread it. Just a friendly tip that words close in spelling can read as the opposite. I've had that happen with reading a few articles here.