Coming Soon: Dungeons of Dredmor

October 24th, 2010 by Crusader

Nicholas from Gaslamp Games commented on a post last week noting that their upcoming roguelike RPG Dungeons of Dredmor will be released for Linux:

Yes, Dungeons of Dredmor will be coming out for Linux. Presuming that we survive long enough to make a second game, our second game will be coming out for Linux — and so on, and so forth. At the end of the day, everything we do is cross-platform; if you look at the Dredmor code base, it basically consists of Sam Lantinga’s superb libSDL library, and about five other open source libraries linked together with a small wad of duct tape. I have no idea what we’re going to do about distribution and that sort of thing, seeing as how Linux doesn’t have a Steam-like system… I’m not even sure what we’re going to do about efficiently packing binaries. I’m certainly open to suggestions from members of the community.

Fun fact: our Linux policy actually stems from the fact that I started out in the game biz 10 years ago working for Loki Software. I wrote the GL driver for Myth II, and did most of the port work on Loki’s port of FAKK 2. I don’t know if that’s a seal of quality any more, but I like to think that it gives us some Original Gangsta Street Cred.

Loki Software on your résumé is definitely OG :)

You can follow the game’s development at their blog!

2 Responses to “Coming Soon: Dungeons of Dredmor”

  1. thrashdude Says:

    Looks like fun!

    Maybe they could distribute via

  2. Engival Says:

    Perhaps you could have a “buy online” option, which generates an Ubuntu repo with username and secret. Then you just install via your package manager. (Maybe that’s too complicated)

    Put a demo in Ubuntu’s official repo, and have the demo do the work of adding an authenticated repo when you buy it?

    Also, provide a simple shell based installer for us Slackware folk, and other linux distros, packaged as a “.run” file with self contained installer. (No RPM’s inside! only standard formats)

    On another note: The game looks interesting, but I would be put off by the graphics. The itch to play retro games can be achieved by installing an emulator. (The graphic I’m most drawn to is the player character, who looks quite out of place standing there)

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