I was looking forward to this game. At least it gives me a reason to clean up my bookmarks.
I am confirming I have received a refund without issue and commend them for how they are handling it. I also wish to share a message sent to them when making the donation:
I still wish them good luck on their efforts, I may purchase the game if it does show worth, but it not what donation was for.But more importantly I wish to express my gratitude developing for
Linux. I am not overly excited about the game, but wish for your
survival and continued effort to bring great games to Linux. This
donation is also an indirect support of the Unigine as I expect you
will probably continue to use this engine if you continue developing
So thank you, and you're welcome.
Primal carnage is a very young company and this will be their first release. At the time they would have made that announcement they would have been pretty much sold on using Unigine.
As to the claims that Unigine didn't support them properly... I personally have found Unigine one of the easier companies I have had to deal with in terms of support. However other people in my office have had less success. Part of it is that the unigine staff are mostly very technical people so there can be a bit of a barrier to communication. There is also the fact that the unigine team is very small and you have to be somewhat realistic about what they can achieve in a given timeframe.
Finally I think given the resources that Primal Carnage have and their people they have that Unreal engine will suit them better. I would be pretty surprised if Unreal didn't support Linux on some level (they did six years ago).
UDK is so ...err... messed up as a sdk, never love that thing... their users community helps is honestly a pain in butt! From my point of view Unigine team seems to be focused in their new game which is understandable, but their did create a wiki for their customers in order to ease some communication barrier as written in the post above!
The Switch appears to be for Xbox support instead of PS3 as unigine has... they are sponsored, by whom? i don't know! IF they are sponsored why the switch? Someone said in a previous post that they got the license for free i really doubt that! the license cost is high but it's cheaper than a full license to UE3 or Id tech 4/5 price...
Some people here mentioned that Linux game development is difficult. This is BS, it is NOT.
It is different, that is true. And there are some problems that need to be tackled that don't exist in Windows. But to go as far as to say that the reason Companies do not support Linux is because they can't do it, it is ridiculus. This is a myth, just like the myth of the need to support "thousands of distributions".
The reason for example Unreal didn't release its current engine for Linux, is because Microsoft would be very unhappy about it. There aren't technical reasons for this lack of support. There was more gaming support for Linux when it was in its infancy, now that it is more matured suddenly it is difficult? There was a time when having working sound in Linux needed a phd and praying for a miracle and at that time there were more native games released, and now that it just works companies can't do it?
Microsoft is what is keeping gaming out of Linux, directly or indirectly. Microsoft even released a fscking console for this single purpose. A fscking console which at least for a time COSTED them much money... They didn't care, because XBOX's sole puprose in life is to move gaming to Direct3D, because THAT is what is keeping Windows in place...
Do you have experience in developing games in Linux?
Are you a commercial game developer?
Or is this another generalist view?
Please enlighten us as to how an independent developer like Wolfire Games, can support Windows, Linux, and Mac without issue?
It's a really sad news for Linux community. Unfortunately we were unable to convince them to continue development based on our engine.
I've answered some of the false claims about Unigine here: http://www.primalcarnage.com/forum/v...t=1061&p=18696