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Pretty darn excited by INSOMNIA: The Ark [Steam], more good-looking story-driven RPGs are a must on Linux. This new trailer is making it sound quite interesting.

Funded on Kickstarter way back in 2014 where the managed to grab $92K+ in funding, this one has taken a little more time in the oven. Their older estimates for 2015 were way off, but they do have a Beta about to start.

Anyway, here's the new trailer:

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In regards to the Linux version, it's confirmed to be coming, but it may not be a same-day release. Built with Unreal Engine 4, the developer previously said "We will do our best to make them available simultaneously.". Checking for anything new on that today, it seems the developer is quite enthuasiastic about Linux support "Love how we have two topics dedicated to Linux support :D".

As for features, here's what they're saying about it:

Exploration is rewarding…and dangerous

Search for valuable technology and resources in the confines of Object 6. Pay attention - INSOMNIA’s nuanced world can conceal unexpected quests from treacherous characters, as well as savage enemies and deadly hazards. Hunger, thirst, fatigue and hostile environments will be your main companions throughout this journey. 

Strategic real-time combat

INSOMNIA features both close and ranged combat, as well as destroyable covers. Choose your gear wisely - every armor and weapon type in the game has its own tactical virtues and shortcomings. 

Personalized journey

Break free from character classes and unwanted grind with a flexible perk system combined with a huge amount of craftable items and equipment for an experience unique to every player.

Your choices matter

INSOMNIA offers an intricate, non-linear storyline with ‘points of no return’. Navigate a system of thorny relations with characters and factions and make tough decisions that affect the game world. Each major problem can be solved using a variety of different (and sometimes unexpected) solutions.

A rich universe

Experience the game’s rich lore through retro-futuristic noir visuals with elements of dieselpunk. Witness man-made apocalyptic landscapes imbued with a dark noir jazz soundtrack and echoes of a decaying civilization.

Let's hope they don't let us down on this one. It certainly looks promising, the feature list sounds very interesting and so we will keep an eye on it and keep you up to date.

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Lolo01 20 May, 2018
Really good looking one.
I will probably buy it.
Naib 20 May, 2018
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damn! this better come. I just completed TombRaider so after another fix :)
x_wing 21 May, 2018
Wow, that Fallout like video really sells :P

Don't forget to wishlist if you're planning to buy!
hardpenguin 21 May, 2018
Metro + Fallout vibes <3
lucifertdark 21 May, 2018
This looks pretty damn good, just wishlisted it on steam, let the devs know where I heard about it too, gotta plug Liam's hard work. ;)
INSOMNIA_The_Ark 21 May, 2018
Thanks for your support, people! If you have any questions - we are here to answer.

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aldy 21 May, 2018
This game looks amazing. Wishlisted!
Xpander 21 May, 2018
amazing, can't wait till its in early access or finished.

Quoting: INSOMNIA_The_ArkThanks for your support, people! If you have any questions - we are here to answer.

thank you for making it available for linux users!

I have only one question. Will you use Vulkan API or OpenGL for the Linux client? (afaik its UE4 game)
Cyril 21 May, 2018
It looks fantastic, really! I hope for a GOG release too.
Shmerl 22 May, 2018
Looks promising. They said DRM-free version is coming too.
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