Currently studying IT at the University of Piraeus, Greece. I'm pretty interested in game development and FOSS, and hope to contribute to both. I'm not very good at programming, but I believe making games is an efficient and fun way to improve one's coding skills.
Posted by Pabo on Jun 29th, 2012
Hello fellow Linux gamers (and everybody else interested).
I'm sure many of you will have noticed the recent flood of Kickstarter video game projects in recent months, thanks to projects like Wastelands 2, Double Fine Adventure and many more. I personally believe crowd-funding is one of the best things to happen to indie game developers in recent years, freeing them of some of the publisher's pressure.
As a result, more and more projects there seem to be thinking of Linux as a probable platform. There are already so many projects out there, that it's becoming actually pretty difficult to keep track of all games for Linux (Hooray for that!). In order to tackle the problem, I created this thread. Since the Linux Gamers group is currently the (members-wise) biggest group on indiedb after Desura, I thought it'd be best to incorporate it there.
The most important thing is to keep the thread clean and informative, since too much information would just be distracting. I put some arbitrary posting rules in there, to make sure the thread stays as informative as possible, along with the reason for their inclusion (I don't like rules whose use you can't understand). Of course, these are just some rules I just made up, so if you want to suggest something else, please let me know!
I hope this helps us keep better track of the Linux games on Kickstarter, and in turn support Linux game developers on Kickstarter. Let's get started!