Many New Games Coming to Linux on Steam
The folks at Steam have greenlit a huge batch of games, and many will be supporting Linux! This is great news for Linux gamers, we’re living in an amazing time. Remember when there were very, very few games available for Linux? Steam is changing that, we’re seeing an avalanche of new games coming to the Linux platform.
Here’s a list of games that will be supporting a Linux version:
Against The Wall
Cook Serve Delicious
Dominions 3: The Awakening
Draw a Stickman: EPIC
Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos
Guise of the Wolf
Legend of the Knightwasher
Legends of Aethereus
POOL NATION featuring Box of Tricks
Project Black Sun
Ray’s The Dead
RUNNING WITH RIFLES
Son of Nor
Talisman Digital Edition
And here’s a few more that might support Linux:
There are some great titles in that list, I think we’ll see many happy Linux gamers in the days ahead. I can’t get over the difference between the old days when nobody wanted to bring games to Linux and now, we’re we are seeing so much interest by gaming companies.
Microsoft’s Mistakes and the Effect of Mobile
I suspect that many companies are realizing that putting most of their desktop game development into Windows only (or mostly as a few companies made games for Apple’s OS X too) was a big mistake. Microsoft blew it royally with Windows 8, and I think that finally woke up gaming companies to the obvious danger of linking their fates to the decisions made by Microsoft.
Many people were shocked by the Windows 8 interface, and that has resulted in some of them taking another look at alternative desktop platforms like Linux or OS X. I can’t blame them either, I know I couldn’t stand to use Windows 8 on a desktop computer for very long either. Linux offers a viable, open and powerful alternative to Windows 8.
Let’s also not forget that the rise of mobile platforms such as iOS and Android have also helped game developers realize that there really are other markets out there, and they can be quite profitable if products are available for them. iOS and Android gaming apps bring in a lot of cash for companies that serve those platforms, and Linux is yet another opportunity for companies who want more than the Windows market.
All in all, I think Linux gamers are in great shape right now. Tons of games are headed our way, and we’ll see more after that.
Hat Tip: Gaming On Linux
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