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Have some physics fun with Poly Bridge 2, now released for Linux

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After a short delay, Poly Bridge 2 from Dry Cactus has now released for Linux so you can begin building bridges and playing with the fun physics system. Featuring a whole new set of levels, multiple new mechanics, a custom physics engine, workshop campaigns and more.

Originally launched at the end of May, the delay in the Linux version was due to last-minute technical issues they've now solved. Currently though, the replay feature once you finish a level is missing while they work on a solution for the Linux version. Apart from that, it appears to work fluidly and it's a lot of fun as expected.

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Seems to have done well so far with it having an "Overwhelmingly Positive" user rating on Steam. Looks like they have another hit after the massive success of the first game, which went onto sell 3 million copies. Wouldn't be surprised if this went onto similar success, there's a lot to like about it and you can make some truly ridiculous builds. Workshop support with the sandbox editor is great too, giving access to a ton of extra content from the community and some of what people have created are quite the challenge.

Compared to other similar builders like the Bridge Constructor series, I find that Poly Bridge 2 overall has a much nicer style and feel to it. Similar in many ways but Poly Bridge 2 just does everything better. It might not have the comedy factor that the recent Bridge Constructor Portal had but Poly Bridge 2 can still be highly amusing when you screw up and you can do so in glorious ways here. The fully 3D viewpoint you get when sending vehicles across your crazy designs is also quite the highlight, allowing you to really take in your creation and it looks great.

If you enjoyed the first game, picking this up is a no-brainer. It's equal parts relaxing as it is puzzling, letting you go at your own pace and just have a good time building up—exactly as it should be.

You can buy Poly Bridge 2 on Steam for £11.39 / $14.99 / €12.49.

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Eike Jun 12, 2020
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Somebody can say how it compares to the Portal bridge builder?
randyl Jun 12, 2020
I have the first game and I can't really get interested in this sequel. Poly Bridge 2 doesn't seem like it expands on the game play loop very much at all. It really feels much more like a DLC than a new game. The game play loop is very repetitive and focused and Poly Bridge 2 doesn't appear to expand on that at all. It begs the question why didn't they put that back into their first game, improving it like Factorio or No Man's Sky, instead of bumping up the price by 50% and selling it as a new release? Linux support seems to be an afterthought which also raises caution flags regarding ongoing support.

Last edited by randyl on 12 June 2020 at 3:30 pm UTC
nolddor Jun 13, 2020
Good news!
I had some much fun with the first version of the game.
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