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Steam's latest crazy indie hit Vampire Survivors is coming to Linux

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The developer of Vampire Survivors, an absolute smash-hit on Steam has confirmed that a Linux version is in the works. Their latest update post mentioned it might be available by the end of the month, if all goes well.

Developed by poncle, it arrived on Steam in Early Access for Windows on December 17 - 2021 and suddenly on January 6 - 2022 it starting gathering thousands of players. More arrived each day, and this game of complete chaos suddenly managed to be a total hit with an all-time peak player count of 37,075 and that was only hit yesterday so it's continuing to grow all the time. On Steam, it's managed to hit an Overwhelmingly Positive rating too.

What is it? A "time survival" game. All you do is run around and try to survive as long as possible, before you inevitably die at some point. Simple gameplay that appears to offer that "just one more run" type of deal.

In regards to it coming officially to Linux, the developer mentioned they're "aiming for Mac and Linux builds by the end of the month" and that an "engine-port project is running in parallel with the development of the current Steam version of the game, so to ease porting to other platforms and ensuring maximum compatibility with the Steam Deck".

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Zappor 28 Jan
The Windows version didn't work with Proton for me btw.
furaxhornyx 28 Jan
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Quoting: Nezchan
Quoting: Purple Library GuySo the title is "Vampire Survivors". So, are you a vampire trying to survive a zombie apocalypse, or just a person trying to survive vampires?

The latter. Basically think if Castlevania was a twin-stick shooter.

It gets very silly towards the last five minutes or so (runs are max 20 minutes long, then you die).

So, do you ever "win", or is just a "survive as long as you can, but you will inevitably lose" ?
xavi 28 Jan
Quoting: furaxhornyx
Quoting: Nezchan
Quoting: Purple Library GuySo the title is "Vampire Survivors". So, are you a vampire trying to survive a zombie apocalypse, or just a person trying to survive vampires?

The latter. Basically think if Castlevania was a twin-stick shooter.

It gets very silly towards the last five minutes or so (runs are max 20 minutes long, then you die).

So, do you ever "win", or is just a "survive as long as you can, but you will inevitably lose" ?

If you survive for 30 min in a zone, you win and then another zone is discovered.
I bought it yesterday, played for 2.6 h and won two times.
But there are achievements, and more weapons, ...
Think roguelite because with the coins you find you buy more power for your stuff.
In my opinion Risk of Rain is much better, but this is easy to play.

Quite addicting! but I suppose just for a few days.
furaxhornyx 28 Jan
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Quoting: xavi
Quoting: furaxhornyx
Quoting: Nezchan
Quoting: Purple Library GuySo the title is "Vampire Survivors". So, are you a vampire trying to survive a zombie apocalypse, or just a person trying to survive vampires?

The latter. Basically think if Castlevania was a twin-stick shooter.

It gets very silly towards the last five minutes or so (runs are max 20 minutes long, then you die).

So, do you ever "win", or is just a "survive as long as you can, but you will inevitably lose" ?

If you survive for 30 min in a zone, you win and then another zone is discovered.
I bought it yesterday, played for 2.6 h and won two times.
But there are achievements, and more weapons, ...
Think roguelite because with the coins you find you buy more power for your stuff.
In my opinion Risk of Rain is much better, but this is easy to play.

Quite addicting! but I suppose just for a few days.

Thanks, probably not the kind of roguelites I like then... Or maybe I'll try it on a sale

EDIT: noticed that the game price is very low already... Maybe I'll give it a try, out of curiosity, then


Last edited by furaxhornyx on 28 January 2022 at 9:48 pm UTC
Nezchan 28 Jan
[quote=xavi]
Quoting: furaxhornyxIf you survive for 30 min in a zone, you win and then another zone is discovered.

Ah, my mistake there. 30 minutes to a run (not counting when you open chests and level up), not 20.
Julius 30 Jan
Heh, looks like the Creeper World of the twin-stick shooters. Might pick it up once it has a Linux port.
xavi 30 Jan
Quoting: JuliusHeh, looks like the Creeper World of the twin-stick shooters. Might pick it up once it has a Linux port.

But note this is NOT a twin-stick shooter. It can be played with three fingers.
wytrabbit 9 Feb
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Quoting: DebianUserEDIT 31/02/2022:

No Linux build for now, but in the news of 30/02/2022, we could see

January not February
DebianUser 12 Feb
Quoting: wytrabbit
Quoting: DebianUserEDIT 31/02/2022:

No Linux build for now, but in the news of 30/02/2022, we could see

January not February

indeed, thanks for this.
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