Ethan Lee on the State of Linux Gaming

July 12th, 2013 by TimeDoctor interviewed Ethan “flibitijibibo” Lee about his upcoming keynote speech at the gnome conference, GUADEC:

There seems to be a lot of interest in gaming on Linux at the moment. Why do you think that is?

The surge in Linux gaming honestly looks like the second year of a major console, where all the games suddenly start pouring in and there’s finally a reason to buy the darned thing. Except, instead of 2 years, it was more like 20. Hopefully it won’t be another 10 years to get to year 3 when the console starts to live a bit more comfortably, but we’ll see.

There are definitely other factors to consider in there (Windows 8, perpetual closedness of current console platforms, etc.), but none of that would have really mattered if game devs didn’t take that first step of making Linux versions of their games.

They also briefly mention that Ethan is working on a port of Fez to Linux, which is awesome.

Read the full interview at

2 Responses to “Ethan Lee on the State of Linux Gaming”

  1. King_DuckZ Says:

    That’s good news, and I’d be really interested if only they didn’t use that crappy perforce for their versioning. As of Fez, although the game was acclaimed by critics, please consider this before giving Phil Fish any money:

  2. King_DuckZ Says:

    wth did I just write? I think I mixed up the crytek article with this… there’s no edit button… -_-

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