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The original The Banner Saga is no longer officially supported on Linux
14 August 2018 at 9:30 pm UTC

Doc Angelo
TheSHEEEPWhat safety? If the maintainers of some project decide to drop linux, there's nothing you can do about that, either.

Of course you can.

Situation A: You are using closed source and proprietary software. The dev of this software is stopping support for it or is removing features you depend on. You can't do anything about it, nor would it be allowed.

Situation B: You are using FOSS. The devs of this software are stopping support for it or are removing features you depend on. You are now allowed to take the source code and maintain your own fork of it that doesn't remove what you need.

That a FOSS project removes functionality people are using is already less likely to happen. But even if it happens, you are not without options. That is a really, if not the biggest, argument for FOSS in businesses.

TheSHEEEPdo you truly want to place your products in the hand of some hobbyist who might just drop the whole thing again due to lack of interest or free time?

If people wouldn't do exactly that, we wouldn't have gaming on Linux.

I totally agree with Doc Angelo here. If a FOSS software is important enough for enough people there will be people who will fork the thing. I witnessed it myself with my favourite Linux distro "Mandriva" (a commercial Linux distro back in the days).

The company building and maintaining Mandriva went out of business and the community took the ashes of Mandriva and formed the now totally community driven "Mageia" distribution. Mageia could make use of many tools developed for Mandriva and is now completely independent of any other Linux distribution (no Ubuntu derivate e.g.). If the community is big enough, then software maintained by that community will be safer for the end user to use because of it's independence from the whims of the commercial world and it's up and downs.

The Linux version of Into the Breach is in active development
9 August 2018 at 8:49 pm UTC Likes: 7

I will buy it as soon as it is out for Linux.

No Windows here (my last Windows was XP). I consider buying a new game which is only available for Windows but currently runs via Wine as too risky. Any new game update might break it on Wine. No thanks. So for new games I only buy native Linux versions.

The Procession to Calvary is a point and click adventure made from Renaissance-era paintings
8 August 2018 at 3:42 pm UTC

Looks absolutely lovely. I hope players get extra points for identifying the painters of the original pictures and the depicted persons, scenes, landscapes and locations! Finally education would pay off!

Egosoft have confirmed that X4: Foundations will be on Linux
14 July 2018 at 1:05 pm UTC Likes: 1

This is absolutely exciting! I hope the game will be a great success for Egosoft after their bad luck with "Rebirth" on release. I played the X3 games, loved them.

What are you playing this weekend and what do you think about it?
14 July 2018 at 12:46 pm UTC

I like this kind of article because there is always something new to discover in the comments.

Although I am a diligent reader of GOL, "The Dwarves" and "Rise of Titans" were new to me! Wishlisted instantly.

I have so many games to play but since I'm a strategy game fan most of them require some working brain to play them - ideal for weekends when you are not exhausted from work. But the sun is just too inviting and we had nice rain the last days so it's all green and not too hot.

Stellaris, Pillars of Eternity, Age of Wonders III, Shadow Tactics... have to wait. So I'm probably playing again during the week on evenings some Slay the Spire and Euro Truck Simulator 2 where you can perfectly listen to some podcasts or music while playing and not thinking too hard.

RocketWerkz to seriously consider a Linux version of 'Stationeers' with more sales
27 June 2018 at 6:30 pm UTC

The devs said in the thread linked above on January 4:

QuoteThe current sales are ~16000 copies. There are over 50k wishlists. Less than 100 of the wishlists are for OSX/Linux (although that stat isnt perfect).

I thought about wishlisting the game after watching it on Twitch but nowadays I prefer to only wishlist games if they are available on Linux or if there are any hints the devs might release a Linux version. Otherwise my wishlist (with already over 200 entries again) would not be very helpful for me as a tool to remember myself about games I might want to buy.

Beyond Blue is an undersea exploration game from the developer of Never Alone
15 June 2018 at 11:45 am UTC Likes: 1

This looks interesting. If the game captures the diversity of ocean life (perhaps even scientifically correct!) and combines it with interesting and usable game mechanics it really could be(come) something awesome.

Wishlisted with a faint hope it might come to Linux, I probably can de-wishlist Subnautica now.

We've teamed up with GOG for another fantastic giveaway: Surviving Mars & Iconoclasts
14 June 2018 at 3:18 pm UTC

Surviving Mars because after beating the end boss and surviving Windows I leveled up only to realize that this next level called Linux isn't a challenge at all.

winepak, a project to get Windows games packaged with Wine & Flatpak for an easy Linux installation
14 June 2018 at 3:07 pm UTC Likes: 1

I played Starcraft 2 and Hearthstone quite a while (several years) via Wine on Linux - obviously without getting banned.

I remember those rumors but I think bans were either errors by Blizzard or had other (valid or invalid) reasons.

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