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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
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Ben D 5 Jan, 2017
Finally got around to testing it, works flawlessly. My little siblings saw me playing it, and they tested it too; they loved it.
DarkDuoGames 6 Jan, 2017
Thanks for more testing. We will definitely fix the mouse problem before the next update.

Glad to hear people are enjoying the game!

seamoose 10 Jan, 2017
Sorry for the late test report:

- The Impossiball beta downloaded and installed fine on my Debian 8.5 stable (jessie) machine with an Intel i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 16GB RAM, and an Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 with 2GB VRAM.

- Game started fine and I was able to navigate menus and change settings with no problems.

- Music & sound effects both work fine and I could turn them on & off (good soundtrack).

- Tried both keyboard & mouse, as well as a controller (Logitech F510) with no real problems. I wish the B button would take you back in the menus/options. I didn't see the Y button to change views mentioned in the menus. The bumper/trigger buttons did not rotate the bat (the right stick did).

- Game runs smoothly with no performance problems in any mode. Even the "3D" views ran anywhere from 100 to 200 FPS according to the Steam FPS counter. Game works with the Steam overlay and I was able to alt-tab in & out of the game without problems.

- Fullscreen on my 1920x1080 monitor was great. Windowed mode worked fine for some resolutions but changing the resolution to some modes made the window go totally blue and the mouse cursor to jump all over. I think these were modes were the window height was greater than 1080 and it's most likely a Unity issue so I don't think it's anything to worry about.

Overall the game works great on Linux (though I seem to suck at it...)

Thanks for letting us test and best of luck with your game on Steam!

Last edited by seamoose on 10 January 2017 at 4:49 am UTC
DarkDuoGames 13 Jan, 2017
Hi Seamoose,

Thank you very much for that report! It sounds like the game is quite stable for most Linux set-ups.

QuoteThanks for letting us test and best of luck with your game on Steam!
Our pleasure and thanks again!

DarkDuoGames 27 Jan, 2017
Hi Everyone,

We just released a new version of Impossiball which now adds full support for Linux and also fixes some of the problems that you all very kindly reported.


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