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BEEP-Game Review and Gameolith

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So I was fortunate enough to win a game in a reddit competition the other day, and this game was BEEP.
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First off, i'd like to award BEEP the prestigious award of "The only game that I haven't had to go digging for dependencies and that works right off the bat". After downloading the game from Gameolith (more on that later), BEEP ran flawlessly, and rather smoothly on my laptop also. This being said, the graphics are totally 2D, and theres no complexity to them either, but in a good way.


I have to say, that BEEP has gotten me pretty damn hooked.

The game starts with a thorough tutorial, which is needed as very quickly you are put in levels with complex puzzles, that involve a good bit of thinking to solve. There are plenty of levels, and don't expect to be finishing them quickly either. The gameplay of BEEP is rather fast-paced, but you will find yourself dying often. Luckily, there are plenty of checkpoint, and you have no lives or anything of the sort. There are an assortment of enemies, which, when approached correctly, can be made short work of with the aid of your BEEP's weaponry.

Another nice twist is the use of an anti-gravity beam, which allows you to lift up objects that generally aid you in finishing the level. Each time a level is finished, you are taken to the world select screen, that allows you to fly a little spacecraft around to different planets, where you drop off a BEEP to play the selected level. I have only played the first few levels, but even that took me an hour or two.

I tried to find things to criticize about BEEP, but there are very few (or no)bugs, the graphics, although basic, are very aesthetically pleasing and the gameplay is plain fun. For one of the few paid linux games, I'd say it's worth the money.

I got my copy from Gameolith, Gameolith is a new linux game distrobution service, purely browser based, and with not many games. That said, the process of receiving the game was very straightforward, and you are presented with many download options, .deb, .rpm and a tarball. It allows for pre-orders, and the games seem appropriately priced. It doesn't really have enough games to get a huge profile, but with enough dev's using it, I can see that it would be quite effective.

Also Lords of Uberdark just got its funding. Not a linux game, but still looks pretty damm good.
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Hamish Aug 13, 2011
Quoting: "Powelly1995, post: 2119"First off, i'd like to award BEEP the prestigious award of "The only game that I haven't had to go digging for dependencies and that works right off the bat".

Really? I never have had any real problems. :confused:

Edit: I also notice that Steel Storm is now on Gameolith. Good show. :D
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