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Thanks Valve, Another Game Comes To Linux

Valve

Published on 16 January 2013 08:29 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve
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A new game is coming to Linux via Valve's Steam client as the result of Steam Greenlight and interest in the Linux platform.

Snowbird Games confirmed via a blog post that Eador: Masters of the Broken World will be making its way to Linux. In the statement, they confirmed the role of Valve and Gabe Newell in deciding to support Linux. "We always get a lot of requests to port Eador. MotBW to Linux and Mac systems. And, of course, this is our intention as well. But initially we planned to make other versions only after the Windows release. Recent Gabe Newell’s statements made us rethink our plans one more time. If this man puts Linux to such a high priority then we should pay our attention to this matter more closely already at this point. We’re happy to announce that Snowbird Games starts working with a separate team in order to bring Linux and Mac versions of Eador. Master of the Broken World. We hope that the game will be released on all platforms simultaneously this spring."

In terms of the Eador game, its website describes it as, "a universe made of countless shards of land drifting in the Great Nothing. Each of the shards is a little world unto itself, with geography and denizens of its own. The power over the shards is bitterly contested by Masters, the immortal beings mortals believe to be gods. Take the role of the mighty Master and shape the destiny of Eador! It is in your power to deliver the world from ultimate destruction – or to choke it with an iron fist of tyranny. Eador: Masters of the Broken World is a turn-based fantasy strategy game, where the decisions you make affect the world even deeper than the battles you win."

The game was successfully Steam Greenlit.


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