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BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION recently released from The Brotherhood and it does look quite amazing. As promised, they're going to support Linux and a Beta is up now.

"BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION is a 2D isometric adventure game set in the distant future. Explore a post-apocalyptic landscape, solve puzzles, meet new friends and make powerful enemies, mediate conflicts and fight for your life as you unravel the secrets of the world around you."

Another project successfully funded (see more here) and released thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, and so far it looks like it's been a hit with players. Since the release last month, it's already got a "Very Positive" rating on Steam.

If you own it or plan to pick it up soon and wish to help test, you can find the details on how to get involved in this Steam forum topic. This is a pretty quick turnaround on the port, so the game must be quite stable as they originally said Linux would happen once the Windows build was solid.

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Once it leaves Beta and they tick that beautiful supported button across all the stores, we will update you on it. Since it looks so good, we're going to be giving it a go and giving it some thoughts too. Their previous games with STASIS and CAYNE were really good.

You can follow it on GOG and Steam with the Beta only on Steam for now.

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nox 7 Mar
If anyone manages to get the videos to play on an arch-based distro: Please tell me what you installed to make it work. I cannot for the life of me get them to play in-game!
Liam Dawe 7 Mar
Quoting: noxIf anyone manages to get the videos to play on an arch-based distro: Please tell me what you installed to make it work. I cannot for the life of me get them to play in-game!
If it's a Unity game, they're likely using the wrong codec if the videos aren't playing.

Edit: Seems they already went webm, so that's a start.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 7 March 2020 at 9:27 pm UTC
I was initially let down seeing no Linux release for this game. But this changes everything, looking forward to the stable release :)
Cyril 8 Mar
Exactly I was afraid too, when I read the dev's post on Steam about the issue of video codec here.
But hopefully it seems good, waiting for an appearance on GOG. :)
This dev is very active, so I'm glad to see this.
TheSHEEEP 8 Mar
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I just cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the linux files.
I switched to the linux beta, uninstalled, reinstalled, restarted Steam, checking integrity, everything.

It still insists on downloading the Windows files and starting them via Proton.
When switching to the Linux beta, it downloads a 29MB update - not an 8GB one.
And when trying to start forcing the Steam Linux Runtime, it complains about the missing linux launch executable. Removing the specific use of any Steam Play tool "updates" the game -> back to its Windows version.


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Corben 9 Mar
Quoting: TheSHEEEPI just cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the linux files.
I switched to the linux beta, uninstalled, reinstalled, restarted Steam, checking integrity, everything.

It still insists on downloading the Windows files and starting them via Proton.
When switching to the Linux beta, it downloads a 29MB update - not an 8GB one.
And when trying to start forcing the Steam Linux Runtime, it complains about the missing linux launch executable. Removing the specific use of any Steam Play tool "updates" the game -> back to its Windows version.
I have the same issue, did you get this sorted?
TheSHEEEP 9 Mar
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Not really, no.
I've moved on to other games for now. I'll trust that they'll eventually release the linux version for good and then it can be played.

Just wanted to help out with testing, but I guess that is left to others now ;)
Corben 1 Apr
Quoting: TheSHEEEPNot really, no.
I've moved on to other games for now. I'll trust that they'll eventually release the linux version for good and then it can be played.

Just wanted to help out with testing, but I guess that is left to others now ;)
Looks there was an issue with the backer beta keys, which just now was found out. Looks like our keys weren't allowed to access anything else than the Windows beta.

Even after the Linux version is now released (unfortunately it seems AMD card users can't play the videos though).
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