SteamLUG Cast

35 Lines Of Code edited by ValiantCheese

Season 03, Episode 18

ValiantCheese DerRidda HeroOhOne
Special Guests


Simon Roth joins our hosts to talk about Maia, a colony-building game currently in Early Access on Steam

Explicit language use

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Shownotes written by ValiantCheese


Special guest Simon Roth (), developer of Maia [source]

Our Gaming

Her0 has been playing Arma3 and Assault Android Cactus
DerRidda has been playing FTL, The Stanley Parable and CS:GO
Cheese has been playing The Stanley Parable and The Stanley Parable Demo, Assault Android Cactus and Crypt of the NecroDancer
Simon has been playing Saints Row 3, Tropico

Chat with special guest Simon Roth

What is Maia?
Natural Motion [source]
Chris Delay from Introversion [source]
Subversion [source]
Simon's history
Animator [source]
Lightwave [source]
Frontier Developments [source]
Kinectimals [source]
The Outsider [source]
Elite [source]
Mode 7 Games [source]
Frozen Synapse [source]
Frozen Cortex [source]
Maia's Kickstarter campaign [source]
VVVVVV [source]
Terry Cavanaugh [source] [source]
Humble Indie Bundle 3 [source]
Games that no longer support their creators (archived) [source]
Good Old Games (aka [source]
Spy Fox [source]
System Shock 2 [source]
Syndicate (2012 remake) [source]
The impact of extraneous additional content
Team Fortress 2 [source]
Killing the "Lucky indie" myth: How to build a sustainable microstudio [source]
Flaming chickens [source]
Winter's Wake (Cheese's game) [source]
Influence and homage
Dungeon Keeper [source]
Aliens [source]
Aliens: Colonial Marines [source]
Avatar [source]
Ridley Scott [source]
Sci-fi authors influencing film makers
Philip K. Dick [source]
Isaac Asimov [source]
M. John Harrison [source]
Star Trek (the original series) [source]
Harlan Ellison [source]
Dangerous Visions [source]
The Avengers [source]
Star Trek (2009 reboot) [source]
Star Wars: Episode I [source]
2001: A Spacey Odyssey [source]
Lawrence of Arabia [source]
Max Max: Fury Road [source]
Doom E3 3015 Presentation [source]
Flashback (2013 remake) [source]
Exposing one's self to broader culture
Star Wars [source]
#maiagame IRC channel on Quakenet [source]
Tropico [source]
Patches, DLC and expansions
Volume [source]
Natural Selection 2 [source]
Key CDT members have since been brought onboard as employees [source]
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad [source]
Pay Day 2 [source]
Arma 3 [source]
Unreal Tournament [source]
CD Projekt [source]
Preserving older versions of games
Counter-Strike "1.6" [source]
Counter-Strike: Source [source]
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [source]
Portal 1's updated ending [source] [source]
Blade Runner [source] [source]
Open sourcing as a preservation strategy
Development tools
Visual Studio [source]
Maya [source]
3D Studio Max [source]
Blender [source]
CPPCheck [source]
Libraries and APIs
FMOD [source]
TinyXML [source]
Open source engines
OGRE [source]
Iirlict [source]
Unity [source]
How much work is Linux support?
"35 lines of code"
SDL [source]
Advantages of porting early in a project
LLVM [source]
GCC [source]
"There are so many good reasons to be developing side by side on multiple platforms all at once."
Crowdfunding platforms
Maia on Kickstarter [source]
Maia on IndieGoGo [source]
Godus on Kickstarter [source]
Limit Theory [source]
Community responses to Maia
Maia Steam Community forum post [source]
Maia 0.5.0 update [source]
Community impact on development
Development hurdles
Batman Arkham Knight PC launch issues [source]
Steam and non-Steam userbases
Pleasant surprises
DayZ [source]
Banished [source]
Advantages of self-distibuting
FastSpring [source]
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. [source]
Balancing persistence of vision against ongoing insights with open development
Starvation bug [source]
Responses from Linux players
GamingOnLinux coverage of Maia [source]
Changes in crowdfunding
Brenda Romero's SHAKER [source]
Potato Salad [source]
Prison Architect [source]
ARK: Survival Evolved [source]
Minecraft [source]
Health related question from Simon's Reddit 2012 AMA [source]
Further thoughts on Linux
"I think more developers should support Linux as a matter of fact."
"I think more Linux users should push developers to support Linux (politely)."
"I think developers who use [...] open source tools should thank the open source developers."
Ryan C. Gordon

SteamLUG Community Stuff

Past events
Serious Sam
No More Room in Hell
Software Freedom Day [source]
Upcoming events
Dying Light
Torchlight 2
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
Second Portal 2 Mapping Challenge
Tele42 is taking now hosting the SteamLUG IRC bot [source]
Cheese attended TasJam [source]
Her0 achieved a world best score in Assault Android Cactus [source]

Steam/Valve News

Steam store now features responsive CSS
Steam Machines hardware is shipping
Will Maia support the Steam Controller?
Ian Hamilton [source]
Dota 2 not likely to have Workshop Tools not planned for Linux [source]
Dota 2 Reborn is out of beta [source]
Github tracker for Reborn [source]
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update [source] [source]

Tech News

Mesa 11.0.0 has been released [source] [source]
AMD Catalyst 15.9 and FGLRX 15.201.1151 should improve CS: GO and Dota 2 performance [source]
AMD talk at XDC2015 [source]
Ryan C. Gordon's SteamShim [source]

General Gaming News

The Stanley Parable has been released for Linux [source] [source]
The Stanley Parable demo also supports Linux
Airscape: The Fall of Gravity has a Linux demo [source]
SteamDB shows signs of Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: The Third Linux support [source] [source]
Pulsar: Lost Colony beta 2 update [source]
Guns of Icarus Alliance has entered testing for pre-orderers [source]
Fullbright developer testing the native Linux Unity editor [source]
AMD release notes leak Alien: Isolation Linux release [source]


The Dwarves [source]
12 Is Better Than 6 [source]
ESSENCE [source]
Alternate currencies as a hurdle for crowdfunding campaigns
Human Resources [source]
Planetary Annihilation [source]


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