With Unity Technologies finally adding Linux publishing support in Unity 4.0 beta, game developers can now compile and run their games on Linux.
Some announcement have been made in last few days by game studios, confirming Linux support for their Unity games. Lets look at them (most of these games are still under development):
Blackreef Pirates is a single player, third-person RPG developed by indie studio Subvert Games. The game features a deep story-line, tactical combat and lots of islands to discover and explore in a lively and fascinating fantasy universe.
FORCED is a new gladiator combat-game, with tactical cooperative 2-4 player gameplay either locally or online (also includes full single player game). Enslaved and forced to fight in mysterious arenas, the players must survive trial after trial, or face the consequences of their new power mongering master. The more they survive the more they learn about the dreadful purpose of the arenas. Their only ally is their mysterious mentor whose spirit is trapped in an orb.
Receiver was created for the 7-day FPS challenge to explore gun handling mechanics, randomized levels, and unordered storytelling. Armed only with a Colt 1911 A1 and an audiocassette player, you must uncover the secrets of the Mindkill in a building complex infested with automated turrets and hovering shock drones. The game has been made by Wolfire Games, creator of Humble Bundles and popular Linux game 'Overgrowth'.
Folk Tale is a real-time comedy-adventure-strategy game where you have to lead your illiterate subjects to greatness, in spite of their moronic efforts to undermine you. Build a thriving economy, harvest resources, construct buildings and amass vast wealth, before losing it all on a doomed adventure through frozen wastes, volcanoes, and stinking swamps.
Kinetic Void is a Science Fiction Space Sandbox, which focuses on procedural content, and detailed customization. The sandbox nature of the game arms the player with the tools needed to decide their own path in the galaxy; trading, diplomacy, combat, piracy, all are possible.
More game developers using Unity engine are likely to announce Linux support in future. We will cover them here, so stay tuned.