SteamLUG Cast

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Season 02, Episode 02

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Special Guests
Oliver Franzke


We’re joined by Oliver Franzke of Double Fine to chat about Broken Age, adventure games, open development and supporting Linux. Afterward, Cheese, sword and DerRidda ramble on about Ye Olde SteamOSe, Steam Dev Days, In-home Streaming, Humble Bundles, game releases, VR and more!

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Cheese introduces
Oliver Franzke

Chat w/ Special Guest Oliver Franzke of Double Fine, Broken Age’s Lead Programmer

Broken Age, Act 1 will be publicly released on Steam on Tuesday the 28th of January [source]
Oliver’s development history
Stacking [source]
Technical Engineer on Once Upon A Monster [source]
Lead Graphics Programmer on The Cave [source]
Autonomous [source]
Lead Programmer on Broken Age [source]
Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition [source]
Changes in point-and-click adventures over the past 20 years
Hugo’s House of Horrors [source]
Machinarium [source]
Amnesia: The Dark Descent [source]
Colossal Cave Adventure? (text based adventure game) [source]
Gobliiins [source]
A typical day at Double Fine
Double Fine’s Flash Games [source]
Tasha’s Game [source]
Host Master [source]
Host Master Deux [source]
My Game About Me [source]
Epic Saga [source]
Middle Manager of Justice [source]
Moai [source]
Plans for a PC port of Middle Manager of Justice are uncertain, but ‘One can always hope!’
Engine selection considerations for Broken Age
Double Fine’s internally developed 3D engine ‘Buddha’
Brutal Legend [source]
Costume Quest [source]
Amnesia Fortnight [source]
Contributing upstream to Moai
Zipline Games [source]
Double Fine’s experiences with supporting an increasing number of platforms
GDB (GNU Project Debugger) [source]
‘But yeah, overall, I’m super happy with Linux.’
Linux support for Spacebase DF-9 [source]
‘We certainly, like, benefitted from that as well - for the company, we’re collectively learning how to support a certain platform.’
Double Fine’s internally developed ‘2HB’ editor
2HB still aiming to be released as an Open Source project
Original mention of 2HB’s open sourcing plans (requires backer access) [source]
‘We do want to make this happen, absolutely’
Experiences with community interaction in an open project
Massive Chalice [source]
Amnesia Fortnight 2012 [source]
Mass Effect [source]
Halo [source]
Assassins Creed [source]
Programming Update 1: Early Engine Work (requires backer access) [source]
Open development is something that players are coming to terms with as well
Getting used to working with 90,000 people ‘looking over your shoulder’
2 Player Productions [source]
Massive Chalice fortnightly ‘Teamstreams’ [source]
The impact of such a broad pre-release audience on bug prioritisation
Redbot’s future
Amnesia Fortnight 2012 pitch thread [source]
Linux support for Amnesia Fortnight titles
(this question was more about the post-AF2012 Leap Motion version of Autonomous, but Oliver’s answer is still interesting)
Autonomous’ chances of becoming a larger game
What is Amnesia Fortnight?
What is Broken Age?

SteamLUG Community Stuff

Past events
Guns of Icarus Online [source]
Nuclear Dawn ‘bughunt’ event [source]
ND event video by [source]
ND event servers provided by Xeno Gamers [source]
Left 4 Dead 2 [source]
No More Room In Hell [source]
Upcoming events
‘Early Rocktober’ Brütal Legend event [source]
Panikiller Hell & Damnation [source]
Februrary Events TBA
Event suggestions welcome via:
#SteamLUG IRC [source]
SteamLUG Mumble [source]
Discussion thread

Other Community Stuff

Double Fine Game Club is playing Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold with developers Josh Mandel and Paavo Härkönen [source]
Cheese’s Toki Tori 2+ Linu port fan art [source]
SteamLUG community member has been maintaining a SteamOS fork called Ye Olde SteamOSe [source]
SteamOS gets a non-UEFI installer thanks to downstream community contribution [source]

Steam/Valve News

Steam Dev Days [source]
#SteamDevDays hashtag [source]
SteamLUG Steam Dev Days summary [source]
Steam Controller removing touch screen? [source]
Original Steam Controller announcement [source]
VOGL OpenGL Debugger/Tracer [source]
Comment confirming open source committment [source]
New OpenGL/OpenGL Es reference compiler [source]
Valve’s VR demo
Garry Newman’s impressions from Valve’s VR demo [source]
Gigabyte Brix Steam Machine given to each Steam Dev Days attendee [source]
In-home Streaming Beta invites have been going out. and have been testing.
Debian developers offered copies of all Valve’s past and future titles [source]
SteamVR, a new HMD friendly mode for Big Picture launched in the Steam client beta [source]
Update: The post linked to has since been updated to say that Mac and Linux support are ‘on the way’

Our Gaming

has been playing Savant: Ascent, Rogue Legacy, In-home Streaming testing
has been playing Dota 2, Dungeons of Dredmor, Red Orchestra: Ostfront/Darkest Hour mod
has been playing FTL, Broken Age, Toki Tori 2+, Worms: Reloaded, Osmos, Strike Suit Zero, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, Surgeon Simulator 2013

Gaming News

Towerfall will ‘probably hit Linux at some point, but not at launch’ [source]
Shadowgrounds games will be heading to Linux eventually [source]
Blueberry Garden releasing for Linux this weekend [source]
Tori Tori 2+ developers, Two Tribes are ‘rebooting’ [source]
Cheese’s summary on [source]
Humble Bundle X gets bonus titles [source]
Bonus titles: HOARD, Strike Suit Zero, Toki Tori 2+
Original titles: To The Moon, Joe Danger 2, Papo & Yo, Runner2, Reus, Surgeon Simulator 2013
Papo & Yo appears to be the first native Linux Wwise title (Wwise Linux support was previously mentioned in s01e10)
Octodad: Deadliest Catch slated for 30th of January [source]
Humble Weekly Sale features 5 out of 6 games for Linux [source]
Paranautical Activity, Dungeons of Dredmor, The Binding of Isaac, Teleglitch and Hack, Slash, Loot
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome gets Rift support on Linux [source]
Don’t Starve DLC gets a teaser trailer [source]
Steam releases
Galcon Legends [source]
Loren The Amazon Princess [source]
Estranged: Act 1 [source]
Steam Bandits: Outposts [source]
140 [source]


The Mims reaches its funding target [source]
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (CryEngine title promising Linux support) [source]
Cradle (another CryEngine title with Linux support ‘intended’) [source]
Massive Chalice fortnightly ‘Teamstream’ [source]


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