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Hollow Knight will officially launch on Linux tomorrow

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Good news for fans of 2D action and adventure games, as the developers of Hollow Knight [Steam, GOG] have announced it will officially launch for Linux tomorrow.

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The announcement came via their Twitter account, where they said:
QuoteBig news everyone! #HollowKnight will be launching on Mac and #Linux tomorrow! Keep an eye out for the official announcement.


It only went into Beta for Linux at the end of March, so it must have gone really well to release proper so soon.

About the game
Beneath the fading town of Dirtmouth sleeps an ancient, ruined kingdom. Many are drawn below the surface, searching for riches, or glory, or answers to old secrets.

Hollow Knight is a classically styled 2D action adventure across a vast interconnected world. Explore twisting caverns, ancient cities and deadly wastes; battle tainted creatures and befriend bizarre bugs; and solve ancient mysteries at the kingdom's heart.


Really excited by this one myself, as the art is just so bloody gorgeous! Looks like it really stands out from the crowd. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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no_information_here 12 Apr, 2017
I have put over 30 hours into the linux beta (1.0.2.8 currently). Working very smoothly for me on an Nvidia card. Some windows users have complained about slight lagging. I have seen no Linux problems that way!

The only bug is that achievements still aren't triggering on Steam. It seems to be a common story for Linux ports at first. The game has an internal page that seems to be tracking (most of) the achievements, so hopefully they will catch up eventually.

Really great game. I would say it is right up there with Axiom Verge and Salt & Sanctuary. Huge and well-crafted Metroidvania with a touch of dark-souls style. Very highly recommended!
kibbles 12 Apr, 2017
Just bought it. Hopefully it's good.
kf 12 Apr, 2017
Hollow Knight is my game of the year so far. Highly recommend it if you like Metroidvania games, or just action platformers in general.
Pit 12 Apr, 2017
Buhuuuh, still not there on GOG :(
JudasIscariot 13 Apr, 2017
Quoting: PitBuhuuuh, still not there on GOG :(

Well, it's fixed now :) Sorry for the slight delay but at least it was only one day rather than a year or so :P
numasan 14 Apr, 2017
I look forward to playing this game (need to complete some others first). Love the art style, very refreshing seeing something clean and cartoony instead of the overused "retro" pixel-art look.
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