An interesting little note is that when you look into how many games Steam has that are now on Linux, the figure has surpassed 400!
Currently it looks to be sitting at 403 when you do the search here. Although SteamDB only lists 374 confirmed as working, the SteamDB figure is a little off as it is based on user-feedback with games like "Nuclear Throne" only showing as "Game Possibly Works", it does work though given that I did a video of it here.
Randy mentioned in a Tweet on Friday night, "It seems reddit wants a Linux port of Borderlands 2. I'll probably chat with some folks on twitter about that this weekend."
While that seems rather positive for Linux gamers, in a follow-up Tweet, Pitchford mentioned, "who said there will be a Linux port - I just want to learn more about customer interests there."
There are great times ahead for the Linux gamers. More and more companies are making important steps toward the Linux platform and it’s becoming increasingly clear that open source is a valid entertainment alternative.
“We created a node-based programming system for Glitchspace, called Null. Null allows for chunks of functionality to be applied to objects with ease, and makes the programming a visual, dynamic, and instantaneous feature. Objects in Glitchspace are either programmable, or non-programmable. You can make an object programmable through decryption using a decrypter, and similarly you can make it non-programmable through encryption using an encrypter,” reads the official Steam website.
Our source added that the completion of Valve’s Steam Controller was the final piece that would precede the availability of most Steam Machines, which indicates that Steam Machines will also begin to release at the end of the year. The source also told PC Gamer that they expect “about 500” games to be natively playable on SteamOS by the end of this year, up from the current count of 382.
A few days ago when word got out that Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming out for Linux, many speculated and wondered whether this game would be the launch title for AMD's Mantle graphics API to be introduced on Linux. It's already been confirmed that Beyond Earth will feature a Mantle renderer to complement OpenGL, but will AMD's Catalyst Linux driver bring support for Mantle?
One of the users of Reddit named ‘Moyels’ has posted a quote, which suggests that Star Citizen might get the support for Linux after all.
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Prisonscape is a game developed by Lunar Enigma that will teach players how to survive in a prison, and its makers are looking for funding on Kickstarter.
Age of Wonders III, a turn-based strategy developed by Triumph Studios and published only on the Linux platform, has managed to get the Linux community all riled up, no matter the platform.
Age of Wonders III has been released only for Windows, but the Linux community is putting pressure on the developer to bring the game on the Linux platform. A huge topic has appeared on the Steam forum for the game and hundreds of people have expressed their desire to see this game on Linux.
When Crytek announced that it was going to provide support for the Linux platform in its CRYENGINE technology, the community immediately understood that this was a game changer for developers and the future of Linux as an entertainment platform.