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Colourful action RPG with a satirical twist 'Underhero' lands on Linux

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Yesterday, a new Humble Choice bundle went up and when looking over what games were supported on Linux it turns out that Underhero only just that same day released their Linux version.

A side-scrolling RPG adventure, with timing-based combat. Full of colourful visuals, silly characters full of personality, quirky dialogue and a satirical twist aimed at RPG tropes.

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It actually looks and sounds awesome, with a "Very Positive" user rating on Steam it seems like another game worth picking up. Perhaps something to keep you occupied this weekend?

The update that added Linux (and macOS) support also added in cloud saves, plenty of bug fixes and they're working out some kinks in the Unity engine for a future update to support more gamepads.

Feature Highlight:

  • A sidescrolling RPG adventure full of beautiful pixel art and cartoony aesthetics.
  • Turn-based combat with a twist: there are no turns! Use your reflexes to evade, and your timing to attack or parry! We call it timing-based combat.
  • Level ups let you choose between three options! HP, attack and stamina! Choose wisely...
  • Enemies consider you their ally, so talk to them in-battles!
  • Critical hits occur when you hit an enemy with the beat of the music, not randomly! Groovy~
  • You want to escape a tough battle? Bribe your enemies!
  • A wonderful original soundtrack composed by Stijn van Wakeren.
  • Explorable worlds sprinkled with many hidden secrets.

So you can get it in the Humble Choice, itch.io or direct from Steam.

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5 comments

Cyril 8 February 2020 at 5:51 pm UTC
Since the game is also available on GOG, I wonder if the Linux/macOS release will show up there.
Also the itch.io release is not a DRM-free one, it's DMR-free!
robvv 8 February 2020 at 11:21 pm UTC
Just picked this up and from a quick 20min play it seems like my cup of tea. I like the style of humour in the game, too :-)
DaiKaiser93 9 February 2020 at 11:09 am UTC
CyrilSince the game is also available on GOG, I wonder if the Linux/macOS release will show up there.
Also the itch.io release is not a DRM-free one, it's DMR-free!

Kind of in the same boat, hope they release the Linux build on GOG.

EDIT: The Linux build has been added to GOG apparently, can someone confirm?


Last edited by DaiKaiser93 on 11 February 2020 at 8:43 am UTC
RanceJustice 10 February 2020 at 11:21 pm UTC
Those who pick this title up, especially by Humble Choice Feb2020, it doesn't hurt to check out their Steam forums and thank them for supporting Linux! This is always a nice idea, but this title in specific added Linux support post-launch very close to their Humble Choice debut, so letting them know it is appreciated holds even more value.

I should also mention that Humble Choice's info/selection window for the title did not, as of yesterday, showcase the fact the game now supports Linux (only showing the Windows icon). Informing the devs, they were grateful and said they'd be in contact with Humble to correct the issue, so it will likely change ASAP.

Edit: As of this posting it looks like Humble has been receptive and diligent, as the Choice display properly shows the MacOSX and Linux icons now!


Last edited by RanceJustice on 10 February 2020 at 11:22 pm UTC
DaiKaiser93 11 February 2020 at 8:47 am UTC
DaiKaiser93
CyrilSince the game is also available on GOG, I wonder if the Linux/macOS release will show up there.
Also the itch.io release is not a DRM-free one, it's DMR-free!

Kind of in the same boat, hope they release the Linux build on GOG.

EDIT: The Linux build has been added to GOG apparently, can someone confirm?

The Linux build has been added to GOG.
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