Derek G. and Andy C. both reported on a possible Linux port of Savage, a new action game that is just entering beta testing. Declaring itself a “Real-Time Strategy Shooter”, it apparently blends the real-time strategy and first-person shooter genres into an online-only, multiplayer game. The main site includes the obligatory FAQ. FAQ #29 is:
Will there be a Linux or a Macintosh version?
We are considering each OS, but we have not made a decision yet.
The previous question indicates that most OpenGL cards will be supported. If, indeed, they are using OpenGL for the renderer, then a port could potentially be made more easily.They have forums and a beta signup if you’d like to get into it and be a friendly proponent of a Linux port. Remember that it will probably be helpful to be polite in your request for a Linux port and that you should stress that a Linux port would make you more likely to purchase their game.
UPDATE:A developer on the Savage team, Jon, posted in our comments:
Yes, a full-featured Linux port exists currently, and I’m going to need some help making it work on all the various distributions. About 1% of the people signing up have chosen Linux so far, which is better than I expected, but let’s get some more Linux folks in the beta
So, there you go. A full-fledged invitation to take part and hammer the bugs out of the Linux client. Now go sign up or I’ll put Marv on your case.