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The developer of IMPOSSIBALL [Steam, Official Site] is working to bring the game to Linux, so they have sent us tons of keys to throw at you so you can test it.

The developer isn't too familiar with Linux just yet, so they are bringing you all in to help polish it up.

The beta is open to anyone who already owns it, otherwise you can claim your key below!

To opt-in to the beta, simply select the "linux" beta with no password needed on Steam.
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About the game
The 1970's and 80's were a golden time for video games. Impossiball pays homage to one of the original greats of that era, but with a 21st century update.

The aim is to score as many points as you can by getting balls past your opponent, whilst stopping as many as possible from getting past you. By rotating your ship you have fine control over the direction balls will bounce. The first player to reach the score limit wins. There is a variety of Power-Ups and 'game changers' like Magnet, Invisiball, Inversion, Shield and Impossiball to make your game easier, or your opponent's game harder.

Time-tested, classic game-play upgraded with 500 balls on screen and 3D graphics. You can try to beat the AI (with three difficulty levels) or challenge a friend.


Feel free to leave a review on the Steam page if you liked it, as reviews really do help developers. At the very least, do try to provide feedback to the developer. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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namiko 4 Jan, 2017
Thanks for the key, hope to be of help. :)
Ehvis 4 Jan, 2017
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It won't install for me. If I click install, it doesn't give me a size. Then finishes instantly, but leaves only an empty directory.

And I could also read and select the correct branch.


Last edited by Ehvis on 4 January 2017 at 3:29 pm UTC
Blurps 4 Jan, 2017
Picked up a key, I'll give it a try soon.
Thanks!
natewardawg 4 Jan, 2017
Thanks Dark Duo devs! :) Hey that's alliteration :D
DarkDuoGames 4 Jan, 2017
Quoting: EhvisIt won't install for me. If I click install, it doesn't give me a size. Then finishes instantly, but leaves only an empty directory. And I could also read and select the correct branch.
Hi Ehvis,

Can you try restarting Steam and see if that forces it to download the game?

Quoting: GuestIt would be neat if the game had a 4-player mode, for couch (beer) gaming :)
Hi hateball (great name by the way, very relevant to Impossiball)

That is something we plan to add! ;)
Detora 4 Jan, 2017
Just played for a bit, worked fine. The only thing is that you cannot rebind controls (keyboard)
WorMzy 4 Jan, 2017
Thank you for the key.

It runs well, but I seem to have an intermittent issue when using a mouse where I can't move my paddle to the bottom of the screen. It's almost as though the paddle already thinks it's at the bottom of the screen and won't move any lower. I have to move significantly up in order to be able to move down to the bottom.

This is using a Roccat Kone XTD, polling at 1000Hz, and running at 1000dpi.

I haven't tried playing with my steam controller yet.
stan 4 Jan, 2017
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I clicked on the key link by curiosity but I don’t want it, so here’s the key if someone wants:
[users-only]IN8CG-PRMPT-5T0EK[/users-only]
riusma 4 Jan, 2017
Quoting: WorMzyIt runs well, but I seem to have an intermittent issue when using a mouse where I can't move my paddle to the bottom of the screen. It's almost as though the paddle already thinks it's at the bottom of the screen and won't move any lower. I have to move significantly up in order to be able to move down to the bottom.

This is using a Roccat Kone XTD, polling at 1000Hz, and running at 1000dpi.

The game seems to run well (I just run it some minutes for testing, will have a deeper look at it later) but I've encountered the same intermittent issue: sometimes the paddle don't reach the bottom of the screen, using some basic HP mouse (so I don't think it's hardware specific).

Edit: forgot to thank the dev' for the keys, that's a very nice move! :)


Last edited by riusma on 4 January 2017 at 5:31 pm UTC
DarkDuoGames 4 Jan, 2017
We've seen this problem regarding the mouse too. We Googled to see if anyone else had seen anything like this in Unity and funnily enough, one of the top results is to this very site:

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/have-mouse-problems-in-unity3d-games-on-linux-see-here-for-fixes.3377

It talks about using a different windows manager. Since this is all new to us we would love it if someone who knows more about this sort of thing could offer some advice on the subject?

DDG
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