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    Default Linux Gamers Are Going Crazy For This New Game

    Phoronix: Linux Gamers Are Going Crazy For This New Game

    There's another Kickstarter-backed game that may be coming to Linux and it's causing Linux gamers to become extremely excited. In the past day I've received no less than 30~40 emails from readers talking about this possible Linux port of Carmageddon: Reincarnation...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTEwNjc

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    OK, so Linux people will spend their money, the project might not reach 600k, and then what happens is that the Windows version is partially financed by money from Linux people who were paying for a Linux version.

    Uhm... no, thanks? Unless they give the money back if no Linux version is made, participating is a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    OK, so Linux people will spend their money, the project might not reach 600k, and then what happens is that the Windows version is partially financed by money from Linux people who were paying for a Linux version
    Anyone can cancel pledge. For example I do that in Grim Dawn case, when they doesn't reach their Linux goal.
    Last edited by RussianNeuroMancer; 05-25-2012 at 06:55 AM.

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    Linux is often used as stretch-goal bait in these Kickstarter campaigns. Funny that.

    I'm generally more a fan of the ones that go "We'll be making a Linux version anyway, but if we make $x we can hire someone to make it a day 1 release", like Legends of Eisenwald did.

    I do wish some more of these ones that promise Linux support would get coverage in Linux media. Only the high profile ones seem to get any mention. :/

    @RealNC - In theory your complaint is valid, but similarly, what if you are the only Linux person contributing, and the remaining extra $200000 is all made up by Mac and Windows donators, then they'd effectively be paying for your Linux port.

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    Come on people, look at the changes in the gaming world. 2 years ago almost nobody cared about Linux gaming, look at how it is changing! More and more games are showing up and the prices are pretty good, this game costs just 15 dollar!

    I support this kickstarter campaign, I hope you do too! Kicktraq tells where heading toward $570,000, so it is certainly possible!

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    mention Lodestar also please Michael, there is finally a LINUX FIRST windows later game and your skipping it for another one who has Linux as stretch goal

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...nce-fiction-rp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vassili View Post
    Come on people, look at the changes in the gaming world. 2 years ago almost nobody cared about Linux gaming, look at how it is changing!
    Well afaik the last AAA title that got released for Linux was Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, that was in 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mewtwo View Post
    Well afaik the last AAA title that got released for Linux was Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, that was in 2007.
    Good observation, but also not a major loss. We all like our blockbusters, but the AAA market is largely filled with over-hyped dreck. I'd much rather have a publisher like Paradox bring some of its titles to our platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mewtwo View Post
    Well afaik the last AAA title that got released for Linux was Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, that was in 2007.
    Heroes of Newearth is also a AAA game.. i like it very much and i play it all the day!

    but HON is also 2 years old now..

    edit: and YES I LOVE CARMAGEDDONII !!!! i play it in wine sometimes awesome game of : FREEDOM ! you can do all you want to do you can do the creativeness stuff you can imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybroomhandle View Post

    @RealNC - In theory your complaint is valid, but similarly, what if you are the only Linux person contributing, and the remaining extra $200000 is all made up by Mac and Windows donators, then they'd effectively be paying for your Linux port.
    +1000

    and is why kickstarter is a bargain.

    you get the game for half the price and also get windows and mac users to push for the linux stretch-goal.

    and the publicity linux is getting is huge, which gets more users and developers on board.

    when you reach developers/projects early, anything is possible.

    We are actually getting Windows users (many may had ever even heard of linux till now) work for us here. The way it should be !

    this is what i call crowd-sourcing
    Last edited by madjr; 05-25-2012 at 11:13 AM.

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