SUMMARY Game crashes after clicking 'start new life' REPLICATION   Start game (from command line or steam, with or without steam overlay)   Theres some music but with a black screen (presumably splash screen not loading)   Then menu appears - rotating planet and all (very pretty)   Click on 'new game'   Game exists while displaying cute loading messages OS
mint 19 (based on ubuntu 18.04)
fully updated (2 day old fresh install as it happens)
GeForce GTX 980M with nvidia 390.48 drivers OTHER NOTES
Missing libs messages in Player.log
The\ Universim/The\ Universim_Data/Mono/x86_64 only has these files:
  libMonoPosixHelper.so  libmono.so Tried uninstall and re-install, and verification no change   *** There are two other reports like this one attached to even though they are not for a mac and they are reporting a different problem. Perhaps @dissonance and @Haeffound 's posts should be moved here? or maybe they can just '+1' with a link to their other post     Player.log