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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap [Official Site, Steam, Humble Store] a remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap is now officially out for Linux.

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It's another title ported to Linux by Ethan Lee, otherwise known as "flibitijibibo". He's now ported around 50 games going by his portfolio. That's quite incredible really and shows his dedication to his work!

The developer personally told me this about the game's tools:
QuoteEthan suggested that more technically-minded Linux users may be interested in the tools and tech behind the game. Most of the tools are shipped with the game (through a setting "Editor=true" in the Settings.cfg file) as they happen to be completely portable. While the game wasn't really designed to be casually moddable (they are our internal tools), and it is heavily reliant on custom hand draw graphics (aka not easy to add new contents), we're hoping that some users will have fun hacking it or just toying with the tools.


You can see a screenshot of the tools below:
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I think this is really awesome and I can't wait to see what people manage to cook up with the tools available.

About the game
QuoteBoasting beautiful, hand-drawn animations and a re-orchestrated soundtrack, the cult classic returns with a unique blend of exploration, action, and adventure!

Cursed into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon, you are in search for a cure! The only way you can return to human form is to find the Salamander Cross, a magical item with the power to remove curses...

With each dragon slain, the curse intensifies, transforming you into different animals! Explore large, interconnected locations populated with grumpy monsters and exotic dragons!


You can find Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap on Steam and Humble Store. The Linux version is coming to GOG, but they are having a few problems there right now.

I've been sent a key by the developer today, so I will be taking a look at it more thoroughly later in the week. Since I was only sent it today I've not had the time to review it yet. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Kohrias Jul 20, 2017
I will pick it up when it is available on GOG.
istisp Aug 1, 2017
It's finally available on GOG! They sure took their time, but it's here now for everyone who was waiting for it.

Quoting: ApopasInstabuy when GOG version is out!
Quoting: GuestGlad to read that it’s coming to GOG, as Humble only has a Steam key :(.
Quoting: KohriasI will pick it up when it is available on GOG.
Kohrias Aug 1, 2017
Quoting: istispIt's finally available on GOG! They sure took their time, but it's here now for everyone who was waiting for it.

Thank you very much. Just picked it up.


Last edited by Kohrias on 1 August 2017 at 5:08 pm UTC
slaapliedje Aug 3, 2017
For all those 'when it's on GOG', maybe Liam should have a bot troll GOG and the forums and send a PM to those that say they'll buy it on there.

Of course, that's kind of a dick move, but would be funny. If GOG would release their Galaxy store for Linux, it'd be nice to have notifications like this.
throgh Nov 22, 2017
Well another game with Unity and telemetry tracking ... hurray? :D
Avehicle7887 Nov 22, 2017
Quoting: throghWell another game with Unity and telemetry tracking ... hurray? :D

Actually it uses FNA not Unity and has no telemetry :-)
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