Vaporum, the very impressive dungeon crawler adds gamepad support

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I've been looking for another reason to write about Vaporum and here's a good excuse! The developers just added gamepad support.

See Also: My previous thoughts on the game.

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It's a very impressive game, one that you can now enjoy while sitting back and relaxing with a gamepad! For those with a Steam Controller, do be aware I couldn't get it to work through Steam Input. It did work perfectly with SC Controller though. I have to say, it actually feels really good with a gamepad. It's easy to control and the default layout makes sense too. The update also fixes a couple of minor bugs.

Switching between keyboard and gamepad is seamless too, with it working as expected with the on-screen prompts updating nicely.

It's easily one of the most surprising dungeon crawlers to come to Linux, such fantastic style and the combat is really quite impressive too especially when you get further in and see some of the more powerful enemies.

Feature Overview:

  • First person real-time combat
  • Puzzles and level-wide objectives
  • Gadget-based RPG system
  • Lots of exploration, loot, and character customization
  • Mysterious storyline filled with secrets
  • Fully voiced main characters
  • Immersive steampunk setting

You can pick it up from Humble Store (25% off), GOG (40% off) and Steam. Highly recommend it!

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adolson 3 Sep, 2018
I wishlisted this a while ago, putting most of my attention into Fall of the Dungeon Guardians, which didn't have any native gamepad support (I came up with something that I really liked for the Steam Controller, though). With proper gamepad support in Vaporum, maybe I'll grab it sooner and give it a shot. I hope the DualShock 4 works out of the box with it.
scaine 3 Sep, 2018
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Quoting: GuestHadn't really looked into this before, but is it similar-ish to Grimrock? I will investigate more after work of course, but gamepad support sounds like I'll want to give this a go.

Yep, very similar to Grimrock, but more steampunk than fantasy. Great atmosphere in this and reasonably challenging puzzles, but which don't frustrate... much. There was one level that kept generating a flying enemy until I figured out the block to move to prevent it from harassing me!
kurp 12 Sep, 2018
Quoting: GuestHadn't really looked into this before, but is it similar-ish to Grimrock? I will investigate more after work of course, but gamepad support sounds like I'll want to give this a go.

You'll love it, trust me ;)
I'm a great fan of Grimrock, I've finished Vaporum a few months ago and it was really great dungeon crawler in unique steampunk setting.
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