Vaporum: Lockdown is a rather gorgeous steampunk dungeon crawler from Fatbot Games, which serves as a prequel to the original and it's now supported on Linux.
In this latest release you follow the story of Ellie Teller, a scientist who is a part of a mysterious research project in the middle of an ocean. After disastrous events, she struggles to survive and escape the tower of Arx Vaporum. While it's a prequel, the developer noted that it "expands on everything that made the original game good".
- Old-school grid-based dungeon crawler with modern audiovisuals and controls.
- First-person real-time combat with deadly foes with varied abilities and behaviors.
- Stop time mode where time only passes when you act, giving you unlimited time to reason about your next best move.
- Intriguing story following a fully voiced female protagonist.
- Unique gadget-based RPG system with tons of customization, tons of loot, and tons of synergies to find.
- Mind-bending puzzles and hazards.
- Immersive steampunk setting.
- Full controller support.
- Localized in 8 languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, Japanese, and Chinese.
Their PR team already sent over a key a while ago, and checking on the Linux release today everything appears to work just fine. Even when turning up the Supersampling Scale to "1.5x", the performance seemed to be great so it looks like they did another great job on their Linux version.
Pictured - Vaporum: Lockdown on Linux with "1.5x Supersampling", performance check with MangoHud.
We had a short wait of a month to get the actual Linux version but it looks like it was worth it. I'll be taking a proper look at it when time allows, as I very much enjoyed the original Vaporum.