Posted: December 15
I recently acquired the Linux port of this game after trying the demo version under wine thru the steam client for windows.
it seemed an interesting enough game after a short period of playtime(30 mins maybe). the controls seemed a bit clunky at first(obviously geared toward a swipe interface than a keyboard and mouse combo).
Upon installation of the Linux port. i tried launching the game. and nothing. a few more tries launching from the steam client. still nothing. some futzing about with it trying to run it from the command line produced an error, that was easily enough dealt with(it was looking for libsteam.so in an incorrect path. symliinking libsteam.so into the path it was trying resolved that issue, at least). upon trying to launch the game again, this time it started up, black screen., and crash..
launching the game thru a debugger, i posted the output from the CLI console into a thread on the discussions page for Hoard in a post where another steam user was having same said issue. however, i noticed that it was roughly a month or more since said user had posted about the issue and there were no replies from anyone at Big Sandwich Games. In fact, reading thru some of the other posts i noticed a DISTINCT LACK of any answers from ANYONE at BSG. doing some digging around i managed to find a support email address and sent an email containing all the info i had put into my posts in the discussions. that email was sent on 12.11.2014. as of 12.15.2014, i have not received any type of response, including any type of canned email response. i eventually discovered BSG had been bought out by another company, and any emails directed to that company also remain unanswered.
do i recommend this game? absolutely not. it is a waste of your hard earned money, and any support issues you may have will only fall upon deaf ears. you'll be out your money and be out of any kind of enjoyment you might have gotten from this game if it had worked as intended/expected.
FIND ANOTHER GAME....DO NOT BUY THIS GAME....