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| Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers || Games Farm || 2015 (unsure exactly) || Can still install
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| Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers || Games Farm || 2015 (unsure exactly) || Can still install || "There were too many issues with Linux version and unfortunately in the moment we don't have enough resources to rework the game completely. Therefore we have decided to remove Linux from the supported platforms to prevent players from confusion/buying problematic port." - [https://steamcommunity.com/app/214910/discussions/0/451848854998157208/#c405694115198662242 Source]
 
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| Red Crucible: Firestorm || Rocketeer Games Studio, LLC || July 2016 || Linux build removed
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| Red Crucible: Firestorm (now known as WT3) || Rocketeer Games Studio, LLC || July 2016 || Linux build removed
 
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| Alice's Mom's Rescue || OrionSoft || December 2016 || Linux build removed (worked on normal distros, not SteamOS)
 
| Alice's Mom's Rescue || OrionSoft || December 2016 || Linux build removed (worked on normal distros, not SteamOS)
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| Downfall || Harvester Games || [https://steamcommunity.com/app/364390/discussions/0/1742220359686471916/#c1733207382033689776 July 2018] earliest mention of no more support || Dev moving to use Steam Play/Proton, [https://steamcommunity.com/app/364390/discussions/1/361787186430482672/#c1742220359686459021 see here].
 
| Downfall || Harvester Games || [https://steamcommunity.com/app/364390/discussions/0/1742220359686471916/#c1733207382033689776 July 2018] earliest mention of no more support || Dev moving to use Steam Play/Proton, [https://steamcommunity.com/app/364390/discussions/1/361787186430482672/#c1742220359686459021 see here].
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| Rust || Facepunch || July 2018 || Can still install
 
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| Evolvation || HyperReuts || September 2018 || Linux build removed, Linux support again "[https://steamcommunity.com/app/510840/discussions/0/1734342161848878754/#c1734342161860241146 in a matter of months]"
 
 
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| Anodyne || Sean Han Tani, Marina Kittaka || October 2018 || Can still install
 
| Anodyne || Sean Han Tani, Marina Kittaka || October 2018 || Can still install
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| Phoenix Point || Snapshot Games || November 2018 || Cancelled while in Beta, no more builds for Linux, refunds offered
 
| Phoenix Point || Snapshot Games || November 2018 || Cancelled while in Beta, no more builds for Linux, refunds offered
 
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| Heroes of Newerth || Garena + Frostburn Studios || December 2018 || Completely dropped it
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| Rust || Facepunch Studios || August 2019 || Completely dropped it || Low market share, Unity didn't support IL2CPP at the time (it does as of Unity 2019.3)<ref name="rust blog">[https://rust.facepunch.com/blog/linux-plans Rust Linux Plans]</ref>
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| Natural Selection 2 || Unknown Worlds || September 2019 || Not entirely done yet, sounds like it will be entirely removed
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| Forager || HopFrog || October 2019 || [https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/hopfrog-is-removing-linux-support-from-forager-and-macos-is-not-coming-now-either.15148/ Linux build still up, but not advertised or supported]
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| Throne of Lies || Imperium42 Game Studio || October 2019 || [https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/throne-of-lies-ends-support-for-linux-but-it-could-return-in-future.15158 Could return eventually]
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| Rocket League || Psyonix - Epic Games || March 2020 || [https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/psyonix-are-ending-support-for-rocket-league-on-both-linux-and-macos.15833 Offline only from March] || Updating to DirectX 11 (OpenGL needs DirectX 9 - wrapper?) - Linux and macOS "less than 0.3%" so they cannot "justify the additional and ongoing investment" and "especially when viable workarounds exist like Bootcamp or Wine"<ref>[https://www.reddit.com/r/RocketLeague/comments/etiih3/update_on_refunds_for_macos_and_linux_players/ Update on Refunds for macOS and Linux Players]</ref>
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| We Were Here || Total Mayhem Games || April 2020 || Entirely removed || [https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/04/total-mayhem-games-drops-linux-support-for-we-were-here See here]
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| We Were Here Too || Total Mayhem Games || June 2020 || Entirely removed || [https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/04/total-mayhem-games-drops-linux-support-for-we-were-here See here]
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| Supraland || Supra Games || June 2020 || Linux build up just hidden || Developer [https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/06/supraland-stops-supporting-linux-shortly-after-leaving-gog-entirely knows nothing about Linux], did a click to export and called it a day.
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| Wargame: Red Dragon || Eugen Systems || June 2020 || Linux build still up and advertised || They [https://steamcommunity.com/app/251060/discussions/0/2449343158895974656/ made a newer build] along with going on the Epic Games Store, and mentioned they will no longer update Linux and macOS and they haven't supported Linux in their later games either "and the effort required to bring them back would be too high".
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| Ticket to Ride || Days of Wonder / Asmodee Digital || September 2020 || Linux build up just hidden || They said in [https://steamcommunity.com/app/108200/discussions/0/2945872608883824540/ a post on Steam] that due to a small number of Linux players and the resources needed to support it that they've ceased support for Linux. This is after a developer [https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-developers-of-ticket-to-ride-have-abandoned-linux-support-for-their-game.9397 said back in 2017] even then they had "no plans" to update the game on Linux. So it's not entirely clear when they truly dropped it.
 
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Latest revision as of 18:54, 9 November 2020

To keep track of the changing landscape of Linux gaming, here's a list of games that have removed official Linux support.

Name Developer Date Removed Linux build status Why?
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers Games Farm 2015 (unsure exactly) Can still install "There were too many issues with Linux version and unfortunately in the moment we don't have enough resources to rework the game completely. Therefore we have decided to remove Linux from the supported platforms to prevent players from confusion/buying problematic port." - Source
Red Crucible: Firestorm (now known as WT3) Rocketeer Games Studio, LLC July 2016 Linux build removed
Alice's Mom's Rescue OrionSoft December 2016 Linux build removed (worked on normal distros, not SteamOS)
The Cat Lady Harvester Games January 2017
SNOW Poppermost Productions February 2017 Linux build removed
Leaving Lyndow Eastshade Studios May 2017 (possibly April) Can still install
Wells Tower Up Studios October 2017 Can still install
The Banner Saga Stoic February 2018 (possibly earlier) Can still install
Defense Grid 2 Hidden Path Entertainment April 2018 Can still install
Downfall Harvester Games July 2018 earliest mention of no more support Dev moving to use Steam Play/Proton, see here.
Anodyne Sean Han Tani, Marina Kittaka October 2018 Can still install
Human: Fall Flat No Brakes Games October 2018 Can still install
Phoenix Point Snapshot Games November 2018 Cancelled while in Beta, no more builds for Linux, refunds offered
Heroes of Newerth Garena + Frostburn Studios December 2018 Completely dropped it
Rust Facepunch Studios August 2019 Completely dropped it Low market share, Unity didn't support IL2CPP at the time (it does as of Unity 2019.3)[1]
Natural Selection 2 Unknown Worlds September 2019 Not entirely done yet, sounds like it will be entirely removed
Forager HopFrog October 2019 Linux build still up, but not advertised or supported
Throne of Lies Imperium42 Game Studio October 2019 Could return eventually
Rocket League Psyonix - Epic Games March 2020 Offline only from March Updating to DirectX 11 (OpenGL needs DirectX 9 - wrapper?) - Linux and macOS "less than 0.3%" so they cannot "justify the additional and ongoing investment" and "especially when viable workarounds exist like Bootcamp or Wine"[2]
We Were Here Total Mayhem Games April 2020 Entirely removed See here
We Were Here Too Total Mayhem Games June 2020 Entirely removed See here
Supraland Supra Games June 2020 Linux build up just hidden Developer knows nothing about Linux, did a click to export and called it a day.
Wargame: Red Dragon Eugen Systems June 2020 Linux build still up and advertised They made a newer build along with going on the Epic Games Store, and mentioned they will no longer update Linux and macOS and they haven't supported Linux in their later games either "and the effort required to bring them back would be too high".
Ticket to Ride Days of Wonder / Asmodee Digital September 2020 Linux build up just hidden They said in a post on Steam that due to a small number of Linux players and the resources needed to support it that they've ceased support for Linux. This is after a developer said back in 2017 even then they had "no plans" to update the game on Linux. So it's not entirely clear when they truly dropped it.