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VirtuaVerse looks shockingly good and has an awesome soundtrack to go along with it and it's out now with same-day Linux support from Theta Division.

Possibly one of the most stylish point and click adventures I've seen in some time, and an incredibly intriguing setting too. Set in a "future not-so-far-away" because nothing seems impossible anymore, society has migrated over to the virtual world across a single neural network that sounds horrifying. You play as Nathan, an outsider living off-the-grid on a quest to find a missing girlfriend.

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With a story and music from MASTER BOOT RECORD, you can listen to the soundtrack over on bandcamp and it's all kinds of amazing. 13 tracks of hard-hitting nostalgia that's hard to tear myself away from, absolutely amazing. The track names are great too like DDoS Attack and Keygen Assault—brilliant. I really can't overstate how good a soundtrack that is. Practically a masterpiece of heavy chiptune that blends in other genres.

Oh, yeah, there's the game too. VirtuaVerse. Did I mention the incredible pixel artwork that went into it? It has a coherent and very vibrant cyberpunk look that fits perfectly with the tunes. Not all of it is heavily detailed though but even when it's not, it's still some of the best pixel art in a modern point and click around.

You can buy VirtuaVerse on GOG and Steam.

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Quoting: kaiman
Quoting: Perkeleen_VittupääTechnobabylon also recommended for genre fans!!
Yes, absolutely! Though with the drawback that it does not come with native Linux support.

Another one that's different in style, but thematically also quite fitting would be State of Mind. That even runs natively.

VirtuaVerse is certainly something I want to play. So far I had only seen screenshots, and they looked somewhat uninspiring, but seeing the game in motion in the linked video quickly changed my mind. And the soundtrack!

Yea, i remember readin' that the developers have been in some kind of medical issues. This is the reason why the Technobabylon 2 is delayed.
Faalhaas 16 May
When I saw the mini-adventure Delores came out I wanted to start it up (having finished Thimbleweed Park natively on Linux before). To my amazement it has no Linux support at all. Can't even run it on Proton. What's up with that? :O

This motivated me to play VirtuaVerse. If you are a fan of pixelated graphics and 80s retro style this is excellent. It literally is point-and-click meaning you have to use the mouse or your controller in that way. No movement with WASD-keys or joystick. When you point at something you have the option to look or talk, which somehow took me a while to figure out because I just clicked.

Puzzle can be hard, but everyone will probably get stuck somewhere different in the game (which is a good thing). And moreover, this is how a game should be released. Give the player the choice between GOG and Steam, Linux and Windows, and DRM-free or evil. I rather pay for a game which supports this, then play a free game which doesn't. :)
Eike 16 May
Quoting: FaalhaasWhen I saw the mini-adventure Delores came out I wanted to start it up (having finished Thimbleweed Park natively on Linux before). To my amazement it has no Linux support at all. Can't even run it on Proton. What's up with that? :O


They said they're testing their new engine with it and that they will bring the engine to Linux, too.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/1305720/discussions/0/2246677986017458955/#c2246677986019259601


Last edited by Eike on 16 May 2020 at 5:10 pm UTC
Faalhaas 16 May
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: FaalhaasWhen I saw the mini-adventure Delores came out I wanted to start it up (having finished Thimbleweed Park natively on Linux before). To my amazement it has no Linux support at all. Can't even run it on Proton. What's up with that? :O


They said they're testing their new engine with it and that they will bring the engine to Linux, too.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/1305720/discussions/0/2246677986017458955/#c2246677986019259601
Yes, I indeed read it right after I tried to start Delores. I guess I was just a bit too spoiled to assume the mini-adventure would just work on the same platforms as Thimbleweed Park. :) Seemed like a no-brainer to me, hence my surprise.
Shmerl 9 Jun
Just got to the part where Nathan subscribes the mechanic to some service and the later gets bombarded with spam he can't unsubscribe from. Hilarious sequence, I was laughing hard :D


Last edited by Shmerl on 9 June 2020 at 5:20 am UTC
Shmerl 10 Jun
Just finished the game. It had some weird story twists,

Spoiler, click me
but the ending was pretty off putting
Shmerl 12 Jun
Lot's of cyberpunk pixel art from the artist who worked on Virtuaverse: https://valenberg.tumblr.com/






Last edited by Shmerl on 12 June 2020 at 5:17 pm UTC
Eike 14 Sep
It's got a demo now displaying the Linux icon. It doesn't do anything for me (not even the infamous missing executable), so maybe it's not available if you already own the game? Can anybody try it?
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