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  • Kamikaze
    started a topic List of Linux friendly Kickstarter projects

    List of Linux friendly Kickstarter projects

    Hi all,

    Not sure how many of you have been following the kickstarter projects, but I believe I can see a big potential for a linux gaming future coming from the projects being crowdfunded on there. I was hoping to start this forum thread to:
    1) Raise awareness about some of the linux friendly projects on kickstarter and getting a quick reference list of available projects
    2) Hopefully this will help increase the pledges on some of the more promising projects that have agreed to support linux.
    3) Increase the amount of linux community presence on the kickstarter forums, which again will increase visibility for linux and help it be supported at release with new projects!
    4) Promote discussion about linux friendly game devs, perhaps even mentioning projects that look like they'd be willing to support linux if the community can rally and provide some incentive.

    Just to briefly touch on why I see a lot of potential on this:
    * We've already proved through HIB that Linux users are ready to be a market for games and we'll put our money where out mouths are
    * By increasing our visibility to up and coming game devs they will be more likely to consider linux a first release platform as it will be in the forefront of their minds based on the outpouring of support for linux for their previous releases (or by just browsing other kickstarter project comments)
    * If they develop engines to support linux from the start, it will be easier for them to CONTINUE to release for our platform if they develop other games based on the same engine. I think this is a BIG plus for the bigger titles coming from kickstarter that I don't see mentioned by a lot of people yet.
    * Assuming the steam/source release for linux is credible as it appears to be so far, this would be the perfect time to rally as a community and get as much game dev support for linux as possible, to allow a bigger game library to be available for our platform of choice. Even if you're against steam for their DRM, the more developers that support linux the better things will be for us across the board (e.g. better closed driver support, potentially more commits to opensource drivers aswell by invested devs etc).

    So just to start this off, some of the projects I've come across that have announced linux support on kickstarter:
    * Wasteland 2 - inXile entertainment (ends April 17)
    * The Banner Saga - Stoic (ends April 20), however they appear to have committed to a post-release client.
    * Nekro - darkForge (ends May 4)

    And guys, I've been a long time lurker here, and am starting to be a bit more active on the phoronix community. I have seen a million times how quickly the threads on here get derailed and turned into something completely different and usually with very negative comments... I'm hoping for once we might be able to try and stay positive and on track on this thread, though that's probably just wishful thinking

    Anyone else got any linux friendly kickstarter projects they want to add to the list, or devs that they think could be convinced to do a linux port?

  • DeeK
    Ninja Pizza Girl

    Looks like an excellent platformer game, with a very interesting idea for gameplay based on bullying. You don't lose health or lives, you lose self-esteem.

    Now announced with Linux support!

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  • red_team316
    Hey there, I'm one of the developers for Embroidermodder 2 and we just launched our Kickstarter campaign and Linux is a first class citizen!.
    It's time to shake up the world of embroidery! Make your own epic Linux gear!

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  • Kamikaze
    Originally posted by kickstarter View Post
    Red Baron is back! The best dogfighting
    flight sim of all time returns from Damon
    Slye, the original creator of Red Baron.
    They were petitioned for Linux support and have just announced it (good work on listening devs!). Early days at the moment but they may need help reaching their goal.

    This one is special for me, Red Baron was one of the first PC games I ever played.

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  • RussianNeuroMancer
    This game has been in the making years before development started. It began when I looted 10gil from a random house in Final Fantasy IX, playing as Vivi. I wanted to return it after finding out it was their grandmothers life savings, unfortunately, there was no way to do this, no 'come clean' mechanic in place. I imagined what life would have been like afterwards, how the grandmother could no longer pay her mortgage, how they were evicted, begging in the streets.I wanted to explore the RPG world through the eyes of a bystander, a regular person in someone elses world.
    You Are Not The Hero is a 2D Action Platform RPG that ditches the battle system to focus on richer RPG gameplay elements. Instead of playing a traditional hero that saves the world, you're instead playing a bystander swept into the affairs of the heroes and villains alike. You play as Petula, an unemployed, emotionally charged, ill-tempered, otherwise average young woman. With the royal army hot on their heels, the heroes have made their way to your village where they resume scavenging for supplies in everyone's homes. After confronting them for stealing your pendant, they rush off to continue their quest, giving you a quest of your own to retrieve it.
    You Are Not The Hero

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  • enderandrew
    Originally posted by jhansonxi View Post
    Status of campaigns I backed, etc.
    Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues (RPG) $937K/$1M USD w/21 days remaining.
    Shroud of the Avatar was successfully funded, but they're doing a new push for some more funding to improve the game. They have promised a Linux release at this point, but haven't said if it will be day 1. If there are more Linux backers, then that can only help. The developers interact with their backers frequently on their forums, and on regular Google Hangouts. They've been really good about integrating what the backers want.

    For those who don't know, this is a spiritual successor to classic single player Ultima games, as well as Ultima Online. It is unique in its approach to selective multiplayer. You can play completely offline as a single player game with a traditional campaign. You can play online with your own hosted instance only with select friends. Or you can play in a more traditional MMO model with a persistent online world with everyone. Right now it looks like no subscription model for the online game.

    For those unfamiliar with the Ultima games there is a heavy focus on immersion, story, crafting, moral quandaries, and real consequence. Also, there are no quest markers. You talk to NPCs who move about town on their own schedules and figure out the plot through actual dialogue and exploration.

    I back a lot of crowd funded projects, but as someone who grew up with the Ultima series, this is the one I was most excited for. I've personally backed it to the tune of $100. I honestly wish I could have afforded to back it more.

    While there are more and more Linux games every year, there are few RPGs and hardly any online RPGs. This is a great game in its own right, but also a great game that is already guaranteed to get a Linux release. Please consider supporting it.

    As part of this new push to see if they raise even more money for more features (and just adding more content/depth to the game), they are doing referral rewards. If you do back the game, please consider listing me as a referrer. My email address is [email protected]

    A fan site is also giving away prizes to new backers. See for details on their prizes.

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  • Micket
    They had me at Nobuo Uemastu

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  • jaggers
    Nice looking top-down adventure game, day-1 Linux support:

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  • BreezeDM
    Zombie survival game with minecraft like features. You can build a fort and traps to protect against zombies in the night.

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  • LooZ

    My name is Szymon and I am CEO of INTERMARUM - game development studio based in Opole, Poland.

    I'm writing to you as we've just started crowdfunding campaign for our new game called Race To Mars, which production began a few months ago. The Race To Mars is a turn based space company manager. The player takes the role of the CEO of the space industry company in 2013. Space programs and researches undertaken by the player's company are intended to finally lead mankind to Mars. The game can be described as a successor of 'Buzz Aldrin: Race Into Space', with a lower difficulty level and greater availability for the casual player, but also hardcore gamer.

    You can find more information, including screens, graphics and gameplay movie on Kickstarter:

    It's of course going to Linux.

    If you have any questions I am ready to answer them at anytime.

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