As some of you know, we had been looking for someone to port Osmos to Linux. But in the end, after mulling it over for a while (and a couple nice offers from experienced Linux folk), our very own Dave Burke has decided to tackle the port himself! Who knew he was such a masochist? ;-)
Anyways, Dave has reported back that after some initial head-banging on installation and configuration (he’s started with Ubuntu), things are progressing really well. Hooray for cross-platform libraries like OpenGL, OpenAL, libogg/vorbis, etc. and well abstracted code!
He even promised a screen shot a few days ago and — lo and behold! — just delivered:
What’s more, he says he’ll be ready for some external testing by next week! So it looks like the wait is nearly over for all you Linux users. :)
In the meantime, let us know (by email or on the forum) if you’re interested in early “alpha” testing or participating in the closed beta.