Recently Electronic Arts published a press release about its new program with benefits for the development studios funding games with the help of crowdfunding platforms such as KickStarter. Accordingly to the program these game studios don’t have to pay distribution fees for the first 90 days of using the digital gaming platform Origin. One of the first KickStarter game projects, which is going to be sold on Origin and also to be available for Linux, will be Wasteland 2 from inXile Entertainment.
Given a large number of future games from KickStarter with Linux support the question arises, whether EA is going to distribute the Linux versions of the games on Origin. Although we know that EA has no plans for releasing native Linux games at the moment, many KickStarter projects with Linux support can be another argument, in addition to the active development of Steam for Linux by Valve, for supporting Linux.
A few days ago an incredibly exciting KickStarter project was started – Carmageddon: Reincarnation. To get the Linux and Mac versions of the game the goal of $600,000 was set. Today, 6 days before the end of the KickStarter, only $470,809 were collected. As you can see, your support is needed!