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Black Ice, A Cyberpunk First Person Shooter With RPG Elements
Posted , 16 March 2014 at 6:22 pm UTC / 5401 views

A Cyberpunk FPS with strong RPG elements, how can you not love Black Ice? It looks fantastic.

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Black Ice is a cyberpunk first person shooter (FPS) with strong RPG elements. Think Borderlands meets Tron. Jack into cyberspace and make hacking runs on megacorp servers, but watch out for the dangerous Black Ice defending them!

The game is built in Unity, so for me sadly it has that annoying mouse issue where your camera points towards the roof instantly. It is possible to fix it though, if you go to:
/home/username/.config/unity3d/SuperDuperGameCompany/Black Ice/prefs
Edit that file to have your correct resolution and turn full screen to 0. This seems to work for all Unity games.
One other issues for me is that no text appears, I've reported them both to the developer. Let's see if that bug promise below works out!

Current Features
  • Fast-paced first person combat
  • Billions of randomly generated items
  • Railguns! Rocket shotguns! Jetpacks!
  • Seamless online multiplayer
  • A beautiful, procedurally-generated neon world
  • Extremely open development
  • A wonderful original soundtrack by experienced composer V-Axys
  • Award-winning, addictive gameplay with high replay value
  • Photosensitive Mode
  • Automatic update detection

Future Promises
  • Free updates forever
  • Continuous updates
  • Zero microtransactions. This game will only ever cost you money once
  • Zero DRM
  • No copyright takedowns on Let's Play videos
  • If the game is greenlit, a Steam key will be provided for each copy you purchase
  • If you report a bug, they will fix it as soon as they can.

You can buy it on Itch.io right now for $5 to help development. You can also grab the demo there!

You can give them a vote on Steam's greenlight here, it's free, so if you like it why not!

I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. A fan of anything techy, and not just Linux stuff.

You can follow my personal blog here.

stan commented on 16 March 2014 at 7:21 pm UTC

I’ve also had a mouse bug in a fullscreen Unity game (I think it was called Stand Point, in greenlight… yes: http://www.indiedb.com/games/standpoint), that went away when I switched to windowed mode.

I’ve also had a mouse bug in a fullscreen Unity game (I think it was called Stand Point, in greenlight… yes: http://www.indiedb.com/games/standpoint), that went away when I switched to windowed mode.
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anon commented on 17 March 2014 at 12:32 am UTC

for some reason when I play the demo none of the text shows up, but everything else works fine. Does anyone know a fix for this

for some reason when I play the demo none of the text shows up, but everything else works fine. Does anyone know a fix for this
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HadBabits commented on 17 March 2014 at 1:03 am UTC
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I tried the demo and had no issues with text or the camera, so either the issue's fixed or I'm unaffected.

It's pretty neat, I'll probably purchase once it comes out.

I tried the demo and had no issues with text or the camera, so either the issue's fixed or I'm unaffected. It's pretty neat, I'll probably purchase once it comes out.
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adolson commented on 17 March 2014 at 4:22 am UTC

"/home/username/"

You mean ~ ?

"/home/username/" You mean ~ ? :P
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stan commented on 17 March 2014 at 6:13 am UTC

anonfor some reason when I play the demo none of the text shows up, but everything else works fine. Does anyone know a fix for this
Happens for me too (on Arch Linux). No text in the menu buttons. I’ve already had that bug in another Unity game by Sophie Houlden, I think it was http://www.sophiehoulden.com/games/roseandtime/demo/ .

[quote=anon]for some reason when I play the demo none of the text shows up, but everything else works fine. Does anyone know a fix for this[/quote] Happens for me too (on Arch Linux). No text in the menu buttons. I’ve already had that bug in another Unity game by Sophie Houlden, I think it was http://www.sophiehoulden.com/games/roseandtime/demo/ .
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Edgar commented on 17 March 2014 at 7:53 am UTC

I checked itch.io recently and got overwhelmed for the odd stuff available for Linux. There has to be some hidden gems there.

I checked itch.io recently and got overwhelmed for the odd stuff available for Linux. There has to be some hidden gems there.
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commodore256 commented on 17 March 2014 at 10:03 am UTC

I would rather see a LGPL2 Project to reverse-engineer Deus Ex.

I would rather see a LGPL2 Project to reverse-engineer Deus Ex.
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BlackIceTheGame commented on 18 March 2014 at 4:30 pm UTC

Hi guys, I'm glad you figured out a workaround for the mouse issue!

I replied to you about this on Twitter, but the missing text issue is caused by missing Microsoft fonts. Once you install them it should work normally

I would tell you exactly how to install the fonts, but I don't actually have a linux box to test it out on.

Hi guys, I'm glad you figured out a workaround for the mouse issue! I replied to you about this on Twitter, but the missing text issue is caused by missing Microsoft fonts. Once you install them it should work normally :) I would tell you exactly how to install the fonts, but I don't actually have a linux box to test it out on.
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stan commented on 18 March 2014 at 4:49 pm UTC

I thought the problem was missing Microsoft fonts, but strace didn’t report any access to missing fonts… Now I know I should not trust strace .

It would help if you used a font that you can redistribute, and provided it with your game.

I thought the problem was missing Microsoft fonts, but strace didn’t report any access to missing fonts… Now I know I should not trust strace :P. It would help if you used a font that you can redistribute, and provided it with your game.
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