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Adventure RPG 'EARTHLOCK' will gain a Linux beta build tomorrow

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It's been a bit of a weird one, but EARTHLOCK [Official Site] (previously EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic) is going to get a Linux beta build tomorrow.

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EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic gained a Linux alpha build back in 2016, but they went quiet on it and it seemed like it might be one that would fade into oblivion. Thankfully, that's not the case. The upgraded and extended edition now just called EARTHLOCK released for Windows and Mac today, with that the developer posted on the Steam forum "We will be uploading a Linux beta tomorrow" (source).

It's likely the beta will be Steam-only and once ready hopefully it will come to GOG too.

About the game:

Embark on a journey to save the beautiful world of Umbra, a harsh planet that stopped spinning thousands of cycles ago. What started as a mission to rescue Amon’s uncle from the clutches of an ancient cult, soon spirals into an adventure that was centuries in the making. You must bring together this group of unlikely heroes to stop the ruinous past from repeating itself.

The developers claim that looks are deceiving, with a cute style to it but it comes with a challenge. It's a game they say true fans of the JRPG genre will love. It sounds like a huge amount of effort went into expanding the game, given the mixed reviews the original had. They've added in crafting, more quests, new creatures and NPCs and loads more.

I'm pretty excited to see another adventure RPG on Linux, will be fun to see what this one is like.

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Tags: Adventure, Beta, RPG, Steam
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Liam Dawe 10 Mar, 2018
There's nothing straw man about what I've said. It's my opinion, you literally said it yourself we're both just expressing our opinion on the matter.

To me, you were posting as if you didn't have the faintest idea what alpha and beta tests are all about. They can be dumped at any time, up until they're promoted to official supported status. If you pay for a game that isn't officially supported, again, you should prepare to be left behind if a developer is busy doing something else.

I'm not going to read through the old alpha thread in its entirety, I don't have to. I know they lacked communication then and I agree it wasn't great. However, they're attempting a new beta test with the "improved" new game and that's great.

I'm not interested in arguing over this, some of your points are valid, I just think a cooler attitude is needed. I said you're instantly claiming shit, because in this case I don't think you're giving them a fair chance when taking into account it's a) not actually supported yet and b) it's only been attempted by them in this case for what, one day? The horror.
Doc Angelo 10 Mar, 2018
I have to disagree with you. I was just expressing my opinion. You called me names. I honestly question that you are up to speed regarding the development history of this one.
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