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  • After 12 years, InterAction studios decided to discontinue all games for Linux

    Hi

    After 12 years, InterAction studios decided to discontinue all games for Linux.
    The company that created the Chicken Invaders series and Christmas Eve Crisis decided to give up on Linux games:

    Chicken Invaders: Cluck of the Dark Side (Halloween Edition)
    Chicken Invaders: Cluck of the Dark Side
    Chicken Invaders: Ultimate Omelette
    Chicken Invaders: Ultimate Omelette (Christmas Edition)
    Chicken Invaders: Ultimate Omelette (Easter Edition)
    Chicken Invaders: Revenge of the Yolk
    Chicken Invaders: Revenge of the Yolk (Christmas Edition)
    Chicken Invaders: Revenge of the Yolk (Easter Edition)
    Chicken Invaders: The Next Wave
    Chicken Invaders: The Next Wave (Christmas Edition)
    Christmas Eve Crisis

    I want to point out that Christmas Eve Crisis is a freeware game.

    Chicken Invaders is a popular game series that have started in 1999, and Linux users don't have too many games developed by so many years:

    The Chicken Invaders series has been positively received. CNET gave the first Chicken Invaders 4 out of 5 stars, highlighting the graphics and sound but criticizing the game's lack of features, and repetitive gameplay.[8] CNET also gave The Next Wave 4 out of 5 stars stars, again praising the graphics, but criticizing the lack of a windowed mode.[9] The Next Wave was rated "mediocre" by GameSpot, criticizing the repetitive gameplay and indistinct enemy bullets. However, the colorful, cartoony graphics where highlighted, as were "flashes of understanding of what makes a good shooter".[10]

    Shortly after Ultimate Omelette's release, it was included in Adrenaline Vault's "Top Casual PC Games of 2010" list.[11] The reviewer described it as "the most fun arcade space shooter in a very, very long time". The original orchestral soundtrack was also praised as rousing, invigorating, and "simply the absolute best".[12]

    Gamezebo gave Ultimate Omellete, a 4 out of 5 stars rating, stating that[13] "Chicken Invaders 4 is fantastic for a first-timer to the series", but criticizing that "for veterans of the games, it will feel a little too samey. The action has improved somewhat over the course of the series, but it’s still really the same ideas and premise that ran through the other games. Hence, those who are not new to the games may feel that paying full price for this latest release is a little too much.
    They decided to support Linux in 2009 before HIB and Steam, which was a brave decision. It's terrible that they were forced to drop support for Linux in 2021. The first Linux version of Chicken Invaders (from 2002) was released in 2009. It was one of three game series for Linux that have started in 2002 or earlier and was released for Linux before 2010.

    In this case, Dominions and Conquest of Elysium are the two game series created by the same company that still supports Linux.

    They had been regularly updating all their games for Linux for 12 years.

    You can read about it on their website:

    Linux games have been discontinued. You can still download their final released versions, but as of November 2021 they are unsupported and will no longer be updated.
    http://www.interactionstudios.com/linuxgames.php

    All Linux games have been discontinued 2021-11-08

    After much deliberation, and with a heavy heart, we have discontinued all Linux games due to insufficient market interest and increasing maintenance costs.

    You can still download their final released versions, but as of November 2021 they are unsupported and will no longer be updated.

    If you are using Steam, don't forget that you can still enjoy the games using Proton!
    2021-11-09

    All games on this website for Windows and Mac (demo and full) have been updated to their latest versions.

    The updates for Mac ensure compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey, and also fix a sound issue (namely, no sound at all) under certain circumstances.

    As a reminder, Linux games have been recently discontinued and hence are not included in this update.
    https://www.interactionstudios.com/news.php
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