Ankh officially announced for Linux

December 25th, 2006 by Lightkey

RuneSoft announced the 3D adventure game Ankh to be in final testing stages and ready for shipment in 2006^H7, thanks to the successfull pre-order campaign.

The system requirements were announced as well:
Linux x86 with X11 installed and glibc 2.2 or better.
Minimum: 1 GHz processor, nVIDIA GeForce 4 series or Radeon 8×00/9×00, 256 MB RAM, 900 MB HDD.
Recommended: 2 GHz processor, nVIDIA GeForce FX series or better, Radeon 9500 or better, 512 MB RAM, 900 MB HDD.

Ankh is now also available for international pre-orders at Tux Games.

Well what do you know? According to comments over at Holarse Ankh shipped already on December 22. Although quite buggy.

8 Responses to “Ankh officially announced for Linux”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Good News, the first commercial game available for Linux in 2007.

    Ballistic is scheduled for the 15th January, but as Ballistic is a vaporware like Duke Nukem Forever, we cannot expect it in 2007

  2. Anonymous Says:

    do not look that bad. has anyone seen any reviews?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    The game is officially available at Tuxgames stores

  4. Anonymous Says:

    so ankh is actually a 2006 linux game

    didnt play it much yet, though

    the game comes packaged as english and german version on cd-rom

    it installs fine, and on my notebook (pentium-m 1.7ghz, ati 9600/ desktop 1680×1050, 1gbyte ram, ubuntu dapper) runs fairly well.
    after install it uses up about 841mbyte

    from playing it a few minutes i must admit though, that there are some missing sound files and at least one scripting error, so patches should be available sometime soon i hope – i need to check for some bug report/patches/update page for it first

    i havent played far yet, so i cant give any overall conclusion about stability and i never played it on windows, nor read much about its content so better look elsewhere for other reviews if you want that.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    i hope my copy will ship soon then, i preordered one, too:-)

  6. Anonymous Says:

    got it!
    now i just need to install a 32bit chroot, because it isnt running well under native amd64 it seems:D

  7. jacog Says:

    There is a review at and with any luck, this will inspire them to release the second one, Ankh: The Heart of Osiris, on Linux too, since that was just released in Germany.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    It’s just a shame the preorder campaign was a fake. It isn’t possible they could have had the discs made in a week, the time between the campaign finishing and the time when preorders started to ship. Looks like we were all taken for a little ride there.
    It would have made sense, instead of making them early and then putting us through a farse of a preorder campaign, to take that time and fix some of the bugs that were in the copy I received.

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