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Recently, the first-person dungeon crawling roguelike Barony had a bit of an upgrade along with a release on the Epic Store and that came with crossplay.

"Barony is the premier first-person roguelike RPG with cooperative play. Cryptic items, brutal traps and devious monsters, like those found in classic roguelikes and CRPGs, await you. Conquer the dungeon alone, or gather a perfect party in co-op with iconic and exotic RPG classes."

The problem was, the Linux version on Steam did not have the Steam -> Epic Store crossplay feature. I mentioned this to the developer, while pointing out that the Epic Online Services actually does have Linux support (it's just the store that doesn't). A few days later and another update went out to enable it. Really great to see Linux nicely supported there by Turning Wheel LLC. Now anyone on Steam/Linux can easily play with friends who picked it up on the Epic Store.

To enable it, go into the Settings and to the Misc menu, it's at the bottom:

I've tested it myself and it works perfectly.

If, like me, you found Barony a little difficult to get into, the last update added in a nice Hall of Trials mode to get you started on learning it all which you can see again below:

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You can find Barony on Humble Store, Steam and GOG. 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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scaine 10 Aug
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Despite the low-res, old-school graphics, this game is such a gem. Better played with friends admittedly, and I recommend turning off the Minotaur, which is like a timed event to push you through the dungeon quickly. Without the Minotaur-timer mechanic, you can really explore each level of the dungeon and enjoy the rooms, their traps, and of course, their treasures! Great fun.
Jollt 10 Aug
FUCKING LOVE THIS GAME. I have all the DLCs also. It's super fun even with random people. For the best result, join the official Discord and use the voice channels there and #lookingforgroup channel :) Have fun all! Cross-play is great because we have so many people now
Cyril 11 Aug
Big up to the dev!
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