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Recently it was announced by developer Snoozy Kazoo that their (rather great) game Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion was ending Linux support but they've now restored it.

Initially their announcement on August 19 mentioned that "it has been a struggle to reliably build and test the Linux version". However, after numerous replies from Linux fans the developer ended up adding a Beta version for testing on August 30 and later on September 2 they restored the support in full.

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While community testing can't replace proper QA, it's still usually an easy way for developers to see how something runs across varied systems. This is after all why developers do Alpha, Beta, Early Access and more. It goes to show that if you engage with your community as a developer for some help testing, the result can be a fruitful one.

Thanks to the community testing and restored support, the native Linux version now has the latest free update too that added in a "new boss fight in an infinite train dungeon" along with a new Daily Challenge, new enemies, elite tougher enemies and much more.

Game Features:

  • A thrilling, single-player adventure full of tax evasion, petty crimes and more.
  • Dungeons full of puzzles, enemies and rare treasures to pay back your debt.
  • Battle massive beasts that terrorize the garden community.
  • Grow and harvest plants to aid in your journey.
  • A large cast of quirky food-based characters, all with their own stories and problems.
  • Tons of tax documents to rip up, allowing you to erase your paper trail and potentially destroy the government.
  • Earn collectible hats and alternate between which one to wear.
  • Multiple endings based on how effectively you commit tax evasion.
  • A deep history of the world and how it became what it is.

You can buy it on Steam.

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7 comments

Eike 6 Sep
I read by one developer after they released the Linux version with delay that they had fought with setting executable rights in a zip file for Linux. You might find this sad by itself, but my point is: The little indies really should ask for help when needing some to make a Linux version. Many of us a helpful and grateful.


Last edited by Eike on 6 September 2021 at 11:20 am UTC
Liam Dawe 6 Sep
Quoting: EikeI read by one developer after they released the Linux version with delay that they had fought with setting executable rights in a zip file for Linux. You might find this sad by itself, but my point is: The little indies really should ask for help when needing some to make a Linux version. Many of us a helpful and grateful.
Cheese made a tool to do exactly that: https://cheeseness.itch.io/plus-x
pb 6 Sep
Reminds me of these stores doing a "liquidation sale" on Friday and then a "grand opening" next Monday.
pete910 6 Sep
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Quoting: pbReminds me of these stores doing a "liquidation sale" on Friday and then a "grand opening" next Monday.

Well they're following suite with the game theme at least, Shut up shop on Friday and reopen with deferment name Monday.

Known a few companies to do that to dodge tax man/Bills ect
F.Ultra 6 Sep
Quoting: EikeI read by one developer after they released the Linux version with delay that they had fought with setting executable rights in a zip file for Linux. You might find this sad by itself, but my point is: The little indies really should ask for help when needing some to make a Linux version. Many of us a helpful and grateful.

Sometimes I wonder if one should not create a complete build+ship service for game devs and release as either a vm-image or ami or whatever the cool kids runs these days on Windows.
Well anyway good for them. Both for successfully doing it, and for taking a second look at the situation, which can be psychologically difficult.
ixnari 7 Sep
Props to the dev for doing this. It's refreshing to see a dev turn around and reassess the situation instead of just ditching Linux and macOS support and being done with it. I already have (and have finished!) Turnip Boy, but I'll be sure to buy some extra copies to give to my friends. This kind of behaviour needs to be encouraged.

EDIT: Might be worth noting that Turnip Boy is also available on itch.io.


Last edited by ixnari on 7 September 2021 at 7:53 am UTC
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