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Distant Kingdoms city builder gets a support update

distant kingdoms city builder gets a support update for linux with windows pc

Distant Kingdoms city builder gets a support update for Linux with Windows PC. Thanks to a recent comment from developer Orthrus Studios. Which due to make its way onto Steam Early Access on May 5th.

The long awaited fantasy city builder, Distant Kingdoms, will release on May 5th, 2021. With that said, we also have a new update in the Discussion post highlighting further support updates.

Working on it in the little spare time I have.
It did encourage me to setup Ubuntu and Manjaro on my laptop and be pleasantly surprised by how nicely work (it’s been a LONG time since I used any form of Linux on something other than a Server)

So far it’s proving difficult to even launch using Proton and sorting some of our 3rd Party Plugins to work nicely with a pure Linux Build is being very time consuming.

Definitely something I want to get working, but unfortunately, it won’t be available at Launch.

If anyone in the Linux community DOES get it working on Linux using Proton, please do reach out!

So first and foremost, it’s a pleasure to see not only Ubuntu but Manjaro is being used for testing. In case you missed the original post, Distant Kingdoms is being developed in Unity 3D. But we will obviously not have a day one release. And as the developer points out, it will be interesting to see how Proton support works. At least until Orthrus Studios can resolve the 3rd party plugin compatibility. Hopefully resulting in a Linux build during the year of Early Access.

Distant Kingdoms | Early Access Trailer

Distant Kingdoms offers a unique city building experience as players. Due to using strategy, social management, and magic. While building a thriving kingdom and unite the humans, dwarves, elves, and orcs. All working to save civilization from apocalyptic ruin.


  • Home
    Build a vast network of towns and villages as you forge a new civilization. Research new tech and dabble in magic to support your growing villages. Easy enough for beginners, with complex and deep gameplay for fans of city builders.
  • Adventure
    Explore a new world filled with secrets. Sending out parties on a quest into the unexplored mists of Distant Kingdoms. While you help decide their fate through a choose your own adventure style quest and event system. Deal with enemy creatures, from Dragons to Imps, Wraiths, and Trolls. Trekking into deep, dark, and curious dungeons across the map.
  • Kingdom
    Provide for your people’s needs through a deep web of production lines. While they move through the social strata from peasant to noble. This means you will also have to cater to each race’s desires. Help the humans, dwarves, elves, and orcs come together across various maps. Including different stories in a future Distant Kingdoms grand campaign. Maybe even save civilization from apocalyptic ruin.

Distant Kingdoms will initially release in English on Windows PC via Steam Early Access. Linux support will be a work in progress, although it will be interesting to see how Proton works.

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