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Turning Wheel are continuing to upgrade their first-person roguelike RPG 'Barony', with a fresh update available and you can try it free on Steam.

While they just released it temporarily free onto the Epic Store, which doesn't support Linux, they have put it on a big discount on Steam along with a Free Weekend so you can see if you like it. Not only that, they also recently pushed out an update with the Hall of Trials update. This free expansion adds 10 challenges to teach players more of the game and perhaps test the knowledge of regulars too. Looks like a nice proper intro to the game mechanics.

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For Steam / Epic online cross-play, it's supposed to be live but I didn't see any mention of it in the Linux build.

They mentioned that all levels in the Trials were made with the built-in editor and scripting tools, so anyone can make mods and maps just like it which sounds great. One of their team mentioned how they're "not a programmer" and they found it fun to make using their own tools just like the community does.

Additionally, they're now crowdfunding for a Nintendo Switch version. While the main point there is the Switch release, they said a lot of the improvements will benefit the game as a whole like an overhauled UI and much improved gamepad support too.

You can grab Barony on Steam, GOG and Humble Store. Barony's code is open source too on GitHub but you still need a copy to play with it for the data.

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sad it's a hard (die&die) game. Not my cup of tea. Balanced gameplay and good progression is the core of a good rpg for me.
Gamewizard 31 Jul
Bought Barony a few years ago and have definitely got my money out of it. But I'm all for more free updates plus the DLC at least what I've played so far has been good.
scaine 31 Jul
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I've only played about 4 hours of this, mostly a single session, with my boys (aged 12 and 14 at the time) and I can honestly say that I have rarely laughed so hard since. I picked up a random ring, put it on and it turned out to be cursed, randomly teleporting me around the dungeon every 40-60 seconds. Absolute chaos and, since I was the party's healer, lots of fun moments of me running up to heal one of my sons, only to hear the "tweeeyurp" noise and randomly teleport before the spell completed. We still made it about 5 or 6 levels down before dying though.

Great game, despite the retro graphics and highly recommended!
slaapliedje 31 Jul
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Jollt 1 Aug
This game is AWESOME. I have the two dlc's and they are so much worth it too if you like the game, change whole way to play, but base game is really cool too. This is my go to coop game, it's hard at first but once you know why it is hard and get to know how to play it's wonderful.
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