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'Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler' [Steam, Official Site] is a really great looking point-and-click adventure that just arrived on Linux.

The game doesn't show up in the newly released list for SteamOS/Linux games on Steam, as it gained a Linux version after the original release. I really do hope Valve fix that one day.

It doesn't have many reviews yet, so the Steam review score isn't very accurate.

About the game
Duke Grabowski, Mighty Swashbuckler is a classic point-and-click adventure, created with love by an indie team that includes LucasArts alumni, Bill Tiller (The Curse of Monkey Island, Steven Spielberg's The Dig, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine). Play as Duke, a pirate who’s had success in pillaging, ransacking, and other forms of piratey goodness, but doesn’t know a thing about women. Help him prove to his crew he has what it takes to become a captain by winning the affection of the opposite sex – a task that is the most difficult challenge this seasoned pirate has faced! Along his journey to “sea-deuce” he’ll have to tame jaguars, fight zombie sailors, and even wrestle a gorilla! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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7 comments

EndeavourAccuracy Oct 20, 2016
Note that this is episode 1, several (four?) more are still in the pipeline.
bingus Oct 20, 2016
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I backed this one through Kickstarter. It's not a bad game, it's just a shame it didn't have a bigger budget to play with. The music and background art are quite well done. Has a bit of a Monkey Island style feel.

The animations are a bit of a let down though, and I'm not sure if the voice of Duke (also Duke Nukem) is quite the right fit. That could just be how I imagine him sounding in my head though.

The controls are also a little clunky, though pretty easy to pick up. The puzzles themselves don't seem too taxing (so far!)
opera Oct 20, 2016
This game reminds me of "Jack Keane". An older pirate adventure with similar visuals.
tuubi Oct 20, 2016
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Quoting: operaThis game reminds me of "Jack Keane". An older pirate adventure with similar visuals.
Also, Telltale games back when they were traditional point-and-click adventures. Could be good, we'll see.
PublicNuisance Oct 20, 2016
The point and click genre is very hit and miss with me but this looks like one I would enjoy.
Farmboy0 Oct 20, 2016
Does this use tank controls or even this hideous control scheme that tales of monkey island used?
Cheeseness Oct 22, 2016
Quoting: Farmboy0Does this use tank controls or even this hideous control scheme that tales of monkey island used?

Nope, it uses traditional point and click controls (I'm not even sure if it has gamepad support, but who needs that when you have a mouse \o/).


I also backed this one on Kickstarter. I was hoping for a little more, but given their budget totally understand why the game has the scope it has. It's rough around the edges in some places, but could be a start to a great series. I enjoyed the first installment and am looking forward to seeing where things go from here.
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