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Remastered adventure game 'Noctropolis' is now available for Linux

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Another Linux port from Icculus! Noctropolis [Steam], a remastered adventure game originally released on 1994 has arrived.

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About the game:

In a world where comic books are real - The final issue is Evil!

In the City Of Darkness, where the spirit of the times is an insatiable lust for flesh and blood, a hero stands alone. You are Darksheer, and your nemeses will stop at nothing: the vampiric Succubus, Tophat the Magician, the masochistic Master Macabre and their demonic allies have joined forces to indulge in fantasies of carnage worthy only of the end of time. Night Dive Studios presents Noctropolis, a beautifully rendered, adult graphic adventure about the grisly things you dream.

The updated version has a remastered soundtrack, SDL 2.0 Game controller support, crashes from the original code were fixed, dead-end situations were fixed and plenty more. Really nice that Nightdive Studios pick up the rights to old games and get them fixed up for a new audience. They've done it for a number of other titles too, so hopefully more of them will come to Linux with Icculus' help.

It might not be the newest or flashiest port, but I consider reviving classic games is an important job.

Speaking on his Patreon, Icculus said this port came as a result of his previous call for games to port, so that's awesome.

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tuubi 27 Oct, 2017
The campy B-movie aesthetic reminds me of the earlier Tex Murphy adventures. Gameplay is different, but if this is half as fun, I'm in.
dubigrasu 27 Oct, 2017
OK, probably someone will slap me on the wrist for saying this...but I have this nagging feeling that Gordon is wasting his talents lately (when porting games is concerned).
He is too good to not use his immense experience on titles with bigger impact, just saying, don't kill me.
Leopard 27 Oct, 2017
Icculus ports an unknown title yet again , surprised?

You shouldn't.
Pit 27 Oct, 2017
I'm more surprised that an icculus port is only available via steam. OK, likely not something he can influence.

Bad surprise it still is :(
Feist 27 Oct, 2017
I vaguely remember buying/playing this somewhere around 95-96. Can't really remember much detail though, so I'll probably pick it up.
Shmerl 27 Oct, 2017
Tex Murphy style indeed. I hope GOG release is coming as well. Right now it's Windows only there.

Quoting: PitI'm more surprised that an icculus port is only available via steam. OK, likely not something he can influence.

Bad surprise it still is :(

Did he explain why?


Last edited by Shmerl on 27 October 2017 at 5:57 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 27 Oct, 2017
Quoting: dubigrasuOK, probably someone will slap me on the wrist for saying this...but I have this nagging feeling that Gordon is wasting his talents lately (when porting games is concerned).
He is too good to not use his immense experience on titles with bigger impact, just saying, don't kill me.
Part of the problem, is that the bigger the game, the more complicated a port likely is. Which means more time would be involved in porting it.

Also, there's nothing saying he's not working on others too, I mean this was one of two Icculus ports released in the same week. The other currently being in Beta.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 27 October 2017 at 9:19 pm UTC
Corben 27 Oct, 2017
From his patreon post:

QuoteNightdive did all the porting, and already had a screenshot of a Linux build, they just wanted some confirmation they were building something that was sane and binary compatible, and I'm totally a wizard at that, so I did a build for them to post.

So he "just" helped out building the binary to ship and didn't really spent time on porting, if that's a concern ;)

These interactions are pretty cool! A studio porting the game on their own and already doing it pretty right, just getting confirmation from the guru if it's all okay. Awesome!
Hohlraum 28 Oct, 2017
I've played this game from start to finish a half dozen times in my life. I bought it new when it first came out. Still have the original box and media. 90s I think?


Last edited by Hohlraum on 28 October 2017 at 11:38 am UTC
Asu 28 Oct, 2017
respect 2 nightdive.

old westwood games too plz.
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