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Mr Shifty is a game that clearly was inspired by Hotline Miami, but features different aesthetics and is focused on using superhero abilities. Also, it doesn't contain gore.

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There isn't a release date yet, but apparently it will be next year. The good news is that according to this post they seem to be properly preparing the Linux version since two months ago:
Quotebaznor [developer] 5 Jul @ 10:32pm
Game now runs on Linux/SteamOS. Game isn't out yet, but we'll be developing and testing on all 3 platforms (Windows/OSX/Linux).

Right now, even the requirements for Linux/SteamOS are already listed in the store page.

I think the game looks interesting, though a bit easy. I hope it ends up having a challenging difficulty that forces you to do complex tricks all the time, like the "multi-dash" seen in the trailer at 0:27.

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Official site: Mr Shifty

About the game (Official)
Shift through bullets, and master lightning-fast takedowns in an all new kind of action game from tinyBuild and Team Shifty! Mr. Shifty follows a teleportation-fueled heist to break into the world’s most secure facility.

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-Shift through walls, through bullets, cover huge distances and be everywhere at once
-One shot kills. Survive on skills.
-Use distraction, trickery, explore what’s possible when stealth and action become one!
-Toy with enemies, laugh as they use doors to enter rooms
-Underestimate enemies, and cry as they use group tactics to outsmart Shifty Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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hardpenguin 31 Aug, 2016
Hey! That looks seriously cool! Thanks for featuring it :)
Linas 31 Aug, 2016
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That looks pretty cool. Although it seems very twitch reflex focused. In the videos the enemies shoot directly at the character, but he seems to get away unharmed by pulling off some extremely well timed teleportations. I am pretty sure that such precision is beyond me.

Thanks for sharing this SangreDeReptil. I greatly enjoy reading about your findings of stuff that I would probably never have heard of otherwise.


Last edited by Linas on 31 August 2016 at 10:18 pm UTC
-Daniel-Palacio- 1 Sep, 2016
Quoting: hardpenguinHey! That looks seriously cool! Thanks for featuring it :)
Quoting: LinasThanks for sharing this SangreDeReptil. I greatly enjoy reading about your findings of stuff that I would probably never have heard of otherwise.
You're welcome. I'm glad you both find it nice. Considering that there won't be a third chapter of Hotline Miami because of the way the sequel ends, I think this one might become a good successor.
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