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Golem Gates card battling RTS and no Linux?

golem gates card battling rts coming to windows linux games 2017

The real-time strategy game that utilizes card battling mechanics with RTS gameplay. Also the games announced a March 28, 2018 launch date on Steam. The games going to be available in Early Access, December 7th, 2017. So this will include a fully functional Multiplayer Mode. This consists of 1v1 and 2v2 matchmaking. As well as custom player bouts and local AI bot matches. Also players can also try their hand at Survival Mode. Which promises endless solo and two-player cooperative gameplay. While set in both procedurally-generated and static environments. But what about Linux?

So we have reached out to Laser Guided Games for some positive news. Since this is after all an Unreal Engine 4 game. Therefore, being that the debut will hit Windows first. That means Linux could very well be in the mix. Either this year or by the 2018 release, right?

Golem Gates is on Unreal Engine 4. A Linux port is not likely, unfortunately.

But in the version [Unreal Engine 4] we have Linux client support would require significant programming time. We only have two programmers and neither of us are well versed in rendering. It’s unfortunately not realistic.

I’m not going to outright say “no” because you never know what might happen. But if nothing changes it’s probably not happening. :(“

Since this is not the case, we are issuing a Discussion post via Steam. Even though I can understand no native support for Early Access. It’s a hard pressed issue to not see Linux support for the full release.

Golem Gates – Early Access Trailer:

Golem Gates is a refreshing take on an old genre by a team of experienced developers with triple-A experience on titles such as Gears of War, Civilization, Unreal Tournament and Red Faction. Powered by the Unreal Engine 4 and combined with the creative art of Marvel and Transformer franchise alumni, Josh Nizzi, Golem Gates is sure to deliver hours of intense combat and joy for fans of RTS and Card Battle genres in a single one-time purchase. A changeup from traditional RTS games, Golem Gates allows players more versatility by allowing them to use their Glyphs anywhere they have map vision created by their existing forces.

Golem Gates – 1v1 Alpha Gameplay:


  • Collect cards (Glyphs) by completing matches to create decks to suit your combat style. Create defensive structures, offensive squads, elusive traps and powerful spell attacks.
  • Fast-paced battles of tug-of-war, tactical combat with streamlined play to keep players focused on the action.
  • Using the power of the Unreal Engine 4, Golem Gates combines dark fantasy with sci-fi elements to build a mysterious world of ruined civilizations and ancient war machines.
  • Fight where you have sight – By allowing players to play Glyphs anywhere in their vision, they can easily transform a scouting party into an army, place emergency defenses to respond to the enemy, or hide an outpost in a direction the enemy doesn’t expect.
  • + more!

Golem Gates will round out its December 7th, 2017 Early Access launch. So this will include a full Campaign Mode and supplemental single player content.

Golem Gates will be available on Steam Early Access for Windows in 2017. While the complete release launches on March 28, 2018. Linux support is up in the air at the moment. Hence the Steam Discussion post for native support.

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