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  • #16
    Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
    Oh, I wouldn't count 2011 out by TOO much. We'll just have to see what comes of next week and what it does for the positioning of Linux gaming as a whole...

    I'm hopeful for a repeat with HIB #2, myself.
    I'm making the point that designing and implementing a good games takes time - even perhaps even especially when using an advanced tool kit such as Unigine

    I'd rather wait a while and get an immersive game with a believable and enjoyable story line where I want to play purely to find out what happens next

    There are a lot of games out there for Linux that fall down with poor single player and story lines - World Of Padman is fun but I think it would be amazing with a fun and quirky story line with the levels as missions

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    • #17
      Phoronix is repeatedly claiming that Steam is coming to Linux. Does this information has any official confirmation? Couse I was unable to find any. The only thing is Valve's job offerings for Linux programmers which hardly mean that "Valve's Steam / Source Engine (is) coming to Linux" anytime soon or at all.

      If I'm missing something could someone point me in right direction?

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      • #18
        awesome news. I think games with high re-playability and tactics is the way to go. even better if you get a good level creator with it and good online play.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
          I find it curios about the lack of OSX support (could be no machines, no people- I'd have a few issues with providing versions of a title without those... ) but we'll just have to see. They'd be foolish to not do OSX support if they can at all help it- about as foolish as not doing Linux versions in light of all that's going on right now.
          for the OSX part, it'll come later next year from what i read but it's not official yet...

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          • #20
            Originally posted by giselher View Post
            Found one

            http://www.indiedb.com/games/dilogus-winds-of-war

            It is suspicious that they now support linux, but not mac, and that they will team up with some awesome guys (in this case unigine, I guess)

            Yes it is a RPG
            They have a website on some of those pictures: Dilogus.com

            There's nothing there at the moment, which would make sense if they wanted to lock in the domain, but weren't sure if the game would be going ahead (ie if it would win the competition.)

            Unigen sponsoring all 3 top projects makes me want to go out and buy all the projects when they come out, just to thank them for giving Linux gaming the stalemate-breaker linux gaming has long needed. We've had a couple of indie successes to point to in the past (World of Goo, Humble Indie Bundle). Now if we get 4+ AAA titles that all sell like hot cakes, it will show there is *money* here. After that, everything else is relatively easy.

            Oh, and the fact there is no Mac version just makes it all the sweeter.

            Peace, humans

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            • #21
              Note, also the following from their ModDB page (emphasis is mine):

              "it was previously announced on ModDB as a fantasy total conversion for Crysis. This time however, it's being produced as a standalone game for both Linux and Windows"

              So, uh... what exactly happened recently to get you to switch from CryEngine to another engine that supports Linux and windows?.... Me wonders....

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              • #22
                Yay, this linux gaming excitement makes me feel warm and fuzzy :E

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                • #23
                  i think Michael knows something this time :]

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by bwat47 View Post
                    You do realize valve implicitly denied these claims.
                    ... and you'd expect them to admit they are working on it? Seriously, what if they aren't 100% certain that they'll finish it? Do you really think they would repeat Epic on this one? I doubt they want that, so in essence they can't officially confirm that they're working on it before they know for sure it will be finished no matter what happens. Of course, there's the chance that they aren't working on a linux client at all, but Valve denying doesn't confirm this, as they could be covering their bases and not creating false hope.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by AnorexiasGrizzli View Post
                      i think Michael knows something this time :]
                      If steam doesn't come to linux after all this, Michael will have lots of angry phoronix viewers at his doorstep... with baseball bats... with rusty nails on top... dipped in poison(1).

                      It's great that there's a possibility of at least three more games coming to linux, specially as they should help to push the envelope on graphics quality.
                      I'm not surprised about the late submissions to the contest, as some people tend to work to the very last minute to get everything as best as it can be.

                      (1) If indeed Michael suffers some kind of "accident" in the case of steam not coming to linux after all, I hereby deny any involvement in that matter.

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                      • #26
                        We all know Steam is coming to GNU/Linux. A serious company like Valve does not 1) hire engineers to port games to a platform and then 2) create and send a client to beta testers without planning to release the product. Every company denies an upcoming product until it's announced, that's common practice. But I don't think even Valve knows for sure when the product will be finished, there is a lot of testing and packaging to do, and I think it would be months or even years before the client is finished. The client will be eventually released unless the board decide to abandon the project, wich is unlikely since they still want to hire more GNU/Linux developers and the coding for the project is mostly done.

                        I'm no fan of Steam myself, and I dislike DRM. But I think Steam for GNU/Linux will bring a lot of more games.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                          I find it curios about the lack of OSX support (could be no machines, no people- I'd have a few issues with providing versions of a title without those... ) but we'll just have to see. They'd be foolish to not do OSX support if they can at all help it- about as foolish as not doing Linux versions in light of all that's going on right now.
                          As far as I can tell MacOS didn't support a recent enough version of OpenGL for Unigine that and probably no machines. MacOS support is slated for 2011 though (probably Lion only).

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                          • #28
                            I do hope that all 3 games are a different genre and we get variety. Even thoughI'm a RPG guy at heart I'd most want a platformer. What I'd least want is an FPS. If there's one thing there is plenty of on Linux (or any platform for that matter) it's FPSs.

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                            • #29
                              good, cant wait for 2011

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                              • #30
                                Linux lacks resource based strategy games. Do we have any commercial one? There was Theocracy once, but this is dead and burried years ago.

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