Steam's First Linux-Exclusive Launch Title Is Out

Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 3 August 2015 at 01:07 PM EDT. 15 Comments
In the comments to this morning's article about the Steam Linux survey numbers for last month it was pointed out that as of last week there is a Linux-exclusive title currently on Steam.

Before getting too excited, it's far from being a AAA game that's launched exclusively for Linux nor anything that will drive mass amounts of people over to Linux in order to experience the game. The game that's currently Linux-only -- but Windows and OS X support is expected in about one month -- that launched on 31 July is Don't Be Patchman.

Don't Be Patchman raised around $27k CAD earlier this year on Kickstarter for developing this pixel-art action/adventure game. Should you be interested in this game, it's currently on sale for Linux gamers via the Steam Store. The page reads, "The first build available will be Linux / SteamOS only. There will be no initial Windows or OSX support - but that will come within a month."
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