Developed as a throwback to the 'golden age' of 3D games in the 90s, Alisa looks like a good retro game that's coming to Linux and the Kickstarter campaign is just shy of the goal needed.
It looks like something you would expect to see on the original PlayStation and I love that. There's been a bit of a resurgence of retro-3D titles in the last year or so and this continues the trend. Alisa is set in a fantasy world inspired by the 1920s. The protagonist is Alisa, an Elite Royal Agent. While on the trial of a criminal, you end up in some weird victorian mansion haunted by materialized/mechanized doll-like humanoids. Sounds freaky.
It's currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, and while it still has 11 days to go it's super close to hitting the full amount of funding. Their initial goal is €20K and right now they have €19,737 so with a real small push it will get funded.
Funny really. I remember playing plenty of games that look just like it and being scared out of my mind. Sometimes it's easy to forget just how far graphics have come. Remember the original Resident Evil? Still gives me the chills. Alisa has a full demo you can play through right now available on itch.io. I suggest you close the curtains, put on some headphones and say hello to the goosebumps as they come flowing down your spine.
You can find the Kickstarter here where they're very clear about platform support, "First of all PC. Windows and Linux.".
Though I do have doubts that anything will come really close to American McGee's Alice again.
Last edited by TheSHEEEP on 9 June 2020 at 11:58 am UTC
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