Steam has 15 Linuxcompatible games so far

first_imgValve has promised to launch Steam for Linux before the end of 2012, and last month it was confirmed that an external beta would be happening in October. It’s limited to 1,000 people, but the point is Valve seems to be on track to meet the release target of this year.What we don’t know is how many games Steam for Linux will have when it does launch. Steam for Mac had over 50 on launch day, and while we can’t guarantee that level of support will be reached, we can point to the fact 15 games on Steam support Linux already and therefore should be available on release.The first of those games is already known about and confirmed by Valve as being a launch title: Left 4 Dead 2. It’s Valve’s test game for the platform and the first in-house title to run on Linux.As for the other 14, they consist of titles that developers have already ported to Linux and decided to sell on Steam. The include:Amnesia: The Dark ProjectCubemenCrusader Kings IIDynamite JackEversionGalcon FusionSerious Sam 3: BFESolar 2SpaceChemSteel StormSuperbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EPTrine 2WaveformWorld of GooThose games were compiled using a program called CDR Parser which looks at Steam’s Content Description Record for each game and compiles a list based on certain criteria. In this case it’s games flagged as Linux compatible as tagged by Valve. With that being the case it seems likely these 14 games should be available on launch day of Steam for Linux.More at Marlamin’s CDR Parser, via Muktwarelast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *