You may have noticed that the new revamped Runesoft‘s website suddenly started listing Spellbound Studios‘ Chicago 1930, a tactical Mafia game from the Prohibition era, under ongoing Linux projects, while previously only a Mac port was announced.
We took the liberty of contacting Runesoft’s Peter Mulholland who worked on several of their Linux ports in the past and let him shed some light on the matter; Peter also revealed some interesting facts about upcoming updates to their port of Robin Hood:
“[there's another programmer] doing a Mac port, but the game uses the same library code as Robin Hood did, so hopefully when he’s done porting it to the Mac, I can do a Linux build. I must stress I haven’t been asked to do this yet, but undoubtedly I will as it should be an easy quick job.
We are also planning to sort out RH as you may have noticed, the installer is rather bad and there’s a few other glitches I’ve been told, especially if you use a newer build of SDL. They were found by aguy who is working on a LinuxPPC port of the game, so when he’s ready with that, we should be sorting out a better installer etc for the game.”
This still doesn’t count as officially confirmed, but the current odds seem to be we’ll see the game ported — and it’s also very good to hear about more QA for Runesoft’s Linux ports.