Open source (and very, very, very closed source) fans rejoice! Lair of the Clockwork God is now available on Linux and Mac OS.
Let’s just be clear for a second: We loved Lair of the Clockwork God. It’s funny, it’s heartwarming, and it’s unique. It’s a splicing of point-and-click and platforming that blunts the biggest flaws of each with structure and pacing. But most of all, it’s so very clever.
In our review, we talked about it in the same breath as Portal, The Stanley Parable and Return of the Obra Dinn. That’s just how clever it is.
It’s a good thing, then, if as many people as possible get to play it. And while the Mac and Linux gaming market may be far smaller than PC, they’re growing all the time. Sometimes that’s down to big publishers throwing their weight behind supporting them, like 2K and Gearbox with Borderlands 3. Or sometimes, that’s with specialist publishers (like Feral Interactive) who port games with alarming regularity.
But more often than not, it’s indie developers who keep the Mac and Linux fires burning. Now add one more very clever game to the list: Lair of the Clockwork God Mac and Linux versions are now available.
— Dan Marshall (@danthat) March 3, 2020
To be fair, Clockwork God’s Mac and Linux versions have been out for a few days in the game’s beta branch. Developer Dan Marshall invited players to try them, as a sort of unstructured live play test, and to report any bugs they come across.
Given that official Mac and Linux support for Lair of the Clockwork God has now been announced, we’re presuming the testing went well.
(He still hasn’t fixed that bug where you glitch into the floor, though.)
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