If you enjoyed Life is Strange which Feral Interactive ported to Linux two years ago, Life is Strange: Before the Storm has been officially released today for macOS and Linux!
Developed by Deck Nine, the game was released by Square Enix for Xbox One, PS4, and Windows in 2017 in three episodes. All 3 episodes came to Linux and Mac as part of a deluxe edition, which also contains a bonus episode and a costume pack.
Although part of the 2015 BAFTA Award-winning Life is Strange series, you don’t need to have played the first game to enjoy this one, as Before the Storm is a standalone story prior to the events of the first game.
“Life is Strange: Before the Storm follows the unlikely friendship between Chloe Price, a rebellious sixteen-year-old, and Rachel Amber, a popular student destined for success. Chloe and Rachel must confront each other’s demons and find a way to overcome them,” says the game description.
Port announcement trailer:
Game and Deluxe Edition features:
It includes all three episodes and the bonus episode, “Farewell”.
A captivating story driven by a strong cast of characters.
A narrative adventure driven by choices and their consequences.
Make your mark on the world with witty tags and designs.
Original licensed indie soundtrack by Daughter.
Use Chloe’s “Backtalk” to tease others or do it your way.
Choose Chloe’s outfit and see how people react to her look.
Ubuntu 18.04 (64bit)
Intel Core i3 4130T @ 2.9 GHz
Intel Core i7 4770 @ 3.2 GHz
AMD R9 270 2Gb, or higher Nvidia GTX 680 2Gb or higher
Nvidia GTX 970 4Gb or higher AMD RX 470 4Gb or higher
Keyboard, Keyboard & Mouse
MacOS X 10.13.5 or Higher
Intel Core i5 2.0 GHz or higher
Nvidia 650M 1Gb or higher AMD Radeon R9 M290 2Gb or higher Intel Iris 5100 1.5Gb or higher
AMD video card requires Mesa 18.1.6.
Nvidia video card requires driver 396.54 or higher.
No support for Intel HD Graphics.
In the case of Mac’s, the game will not run on partitions formatted as case-sensitive.
The link to Feral’s store to purchase, as well as more details about the game, can be found here.