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DeadCore, A Fast-paced Mix Of Platforming & FPS Out For Linux Today

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Born out of the 7 Day FPS Challenge and crowd-funded on Ulule, today marks its official Linux release, after it was originally released as an alpha version for Windows last year.

The game is French developer 5 Bits Games' debut title and is published by veteran publisher Bandai Namco Games. Known for games such as the later Tekken arcade fighter games and the unforgiving Dark Souls action RPGs, this is as far as I know their first cross-platform published game on the PC.

So far there's no demo available for Linux, but my initial impression by looking at gameplay videos is that the game looks like a cross-over of Boson X and Fract OSC. The game features large environments, both puzzle and platforming challenges; all implemented in a first-person view akin to games like Portal and TRI. Of which the latter I recently wrote about.

Official About

After an endless fall through powerful magnetic storms... you awaken.

Your memory erased, you start exploring the world around you. Someone or something is pushing you higher and higher.
Suddenly, you spot the most gigantic Tower emerging from the mists. You soon understand that to get the answers to your questions... you have to climb its summit.

However, this is no easy feat. The Tower is protected by a high-tec
h security system made up of complex mechanisms, fatal lasers, and robots constantly tracking your every move.

If you are to survive, you'll need to use all your skills (jumping, double-jumping, dashing etc. ) and make good use of your SwitchGun, that can be used to enable or disable traps and robots in order to reach the top of the Tower and uncover the secrets of its origins.

The game is available from Desura and Steam:


Since I haven't picked it up myself I don't know how well it performs, but it is developed with Unity and I know some of you have issues with open environment games like this developed with the engine. If you decide on picking it up, make sure to report back here and let us know how it runs for you. Article taken from
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I run the Hidden Linux Gems group on Steam, where we highlight good indie games for Linux that we feel deserve more attention.
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dude 17 Oct, 2014
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Looks interesting. Didn't know about it before. Thanks!
flesk 17 Oct, 2014
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I forgot to mention it but it was called Deadlock up until a couple of months ago, so some might know it by that name.
nspacestd 17 Oct, 2014
Seems pretty good! I'll give it a try later
knet 17 Oct, 2014
thats nice, almost forgotten about that but it was such a nice game. downloading now. am i getting it right that there is no desura client for linux?
nspacestd 17 Oct, 2014
Just finished downloading from Steam, game seems to run fine (on i5 760 + nVidia GTX 770).
flesk 17 Oct, 2014
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It's also never able to remember my login despite having that option checked off. In spite of that I think the client works reasonably well and I used it a lot before Steam for Linux. Not so much these days though.
flesk 17 Oct, 2014
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Quoting: knetam i getting it right that there is no desura client for linux?

For some reason the installers don't appear to be listed on the front page anymore. Here are the links:
Hamish 18 Oct, 2014
There should be no need for the client just to download and play the game though.
knet 18 Oct, 2014
Thanks for the links flesk, too kind of you. Sure Hamish, i dl'd the game standalone, but i have some other titles in my desura library that i want to play occasionally, and i can remember desura was the steam pendant for linux some years ago, it was the only reason for me to know it in first place.

knet 18 Oct, 2014
edit: actually, the desura client runs fine on my 14.10 64bit

edit: found the edit function ;>... yes kind of strange behavior of them to deny existence of linux client..
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