Game Developers That Support Cross-Platform PC Gaming - Linux

Game Developers That Support Cross-Platform PC Gaming

Are you tired of having your GPU driver being updated without your permission? Do you hate adjusting lots of system settings to disable OS (operating system) features that interfere with usage of your PC? Are you fed up with having to deal with mandatory system updates when restarting your PC? If you are an avid PC gamer, chances are you are using Windows 10 and you probably have experienced (or still experiencing) the annoying situations just mentioned. There is no denying that some of the most-played games today such as PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Rainbow Six Siege, and Warframe are only available on Windows. You can use Linux for gaming but that means not being able to play some games. It is just a matter of deciding whether being able to play “popular” games is more important than being able to use an OS wherein you are in control.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is also available on Linux

If you are the type of PC gamer who is not tied to game franchises, we have a good news for you. Ditching Windows 10 does not mean giving up PC gaming. There are many developers who make their games like judi online available on Linux and Windows but people are just not aware that they have a choice. Partly to blame for the ignorance are some of the online publications. Try searching for “F1 2017 Vulkan” and “Rise of the Tomb Raider Vulkan” in Google and you won’t find anything from popular online publications such as Eurogamer, PC Gamer, and Tech Spot. To make transitioning to Linux gaming easier for our fellow PC gamers, we made a list of game developers who have a history of consistently releasing games with Linux support. Start building your library of cross-platform PC games so you can gradually switch from Windows to Linux. This list is not yet final and we will continue to update it as more games become available on Linux.

Related Reading:
Newbie Friendly Guide to Using Linux for Gaming

Company Name Number of Games with Linux Support Notable Games with Linux Support
Feral Interactive 23 F1 2017, DiRT Rally, Mad Max
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia
Rise of the Tomb Raider
XCOM 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Croteam 6 Serious Sam 3: BFE
The Talos Principle
Serious Sam 3: BFE (VR)
The Talos Principle (VR)
Aspyr Media 10 Civilization VI, Civilization V
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Borderlands 2
Virtual Programming 11 BioShock Infinite, Arma 3,
Saints Row: The Third
Spec Ops: The Line, The Witcher 2
Overlord II
Techland 3 Dying Light
4A Games 2 Metro: Last Light, Metro 2033
Valve 22 DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2
Team Fortress 2, Half-Life 2
Paradox Interactive 16 Hearts of Iron IV, Stellaris
Cities: Skylines, Europa Universalis IV
Crusader Kings II
SCS Software 2 American Truck Simulator
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Klei Entertainment 8 Oxygen Not Included
Don’t Starve Together
Don’t Starve, Mark of the Ninja
New World Interactive 2 Day of Infamy, Insurgency
Supergiant Games 3 Pyre, Transistor, Bastion
M2H 4 Tannenberg, Verdun
Sports Interactive 5 Football Manager 2018
Football Manager 2017
Football Manager 2016
Laminar Research 2 X-Plane 11, X-Plane 10

Some game developers make excuses like “we’re a small company” or “Linux has a small market share” when asked why their game is not available on Linux. Here are some of the start-up game development companies whose 1st game had a simultaneous release on Linux and Windows.

Company Name Title Game Engine
Squad Kerbal Space Program Unity
Hinterland Studio The Long Dark Unity
Monomi Park Slime Rancher Unity
Campo Santo Firewatch Unity
Heart Machine Hyper Light Drifter GameMaker Studio
Lince Works Aragami Unity
Acid Wizard Studio Darkwood Unity
Osumia Games RUNNING WITH RIFLES Ogre3D
Playtonic Games Yooka-Laylee Unity
Aquiris Game Studio Ballistic Overkill Unity
Crema Games Immortal Redneck Unity
JetCat Games Heliborne Unity
Caracal Games Downward Unreal Engine

As honorable mention, here are the start-up game development companies whose 1st game was initially released only for Windows but was later brought to Linux in less than 6 months after the initial release.

Company Name Title Game Engine
ConcernedApe Stardew Valley ???
Team Cherry Hollow Knight Unity
ROCKFISH Games EVERSPACE Unreal Engine

To prove that Linux really works for gaming and that we just don’t write articles about playing games on Linux, we make Linux game play videos using a GeForce GTX 970 4GB and a Radeon RX 480 8GB. The videos shown below are some of our work and you can find the rest on our YouTube channel.

F1 2017

EVERSPACE

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Mad Max

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

HITMAN

Hollow Knight

Ravenfield

DiRT Rally

Serious Sam 3: BFE