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Brütal Legend Is Exciting To Linux Gamers

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Published on 07 May 2013 09:46 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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With today's debut of the Humble Double Fine Bundle, Linux gamers seem particularly excited by the debut of the Brütal Legend game for the penguin platform.

Brütal Legend is a title developed by Double Fine and released for Windows in February, after the action-adventure real-time strategy game premiered for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in late 2009. The game was favorably reviewed and now with Linux gamers having a native client, it seems particularly exciting, and is another title now available on Steam for Linux.

Tim Schafer of The Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and other classic PC games was Brütal Legend's creative director. The game is powered by the "Brütal Engine" and its Linux debut is proving to be quite popular. There's been many Phoronix readers writing in today about this new Linux game port. More details on the game content itself can be found from its Wikipedia page.

While not a huge surprise, this new Linux game is apparently broken with the latest AMD Catalyst driver. It's been reported, however, to work just fine with the proprietary NVIDIA Linux graphics driver. There's been no reports yet from any of the open-source Mesa/Gallium3D graphics drivers.

Here's a screenshot of Brütal Legend that was kindly submitted by a Phoronix reader, Mateusz Szygenda.

Brütal Legend Is Exciting To Linux Gamers

Embedded below is the trailer for this fresh Linux game.


About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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