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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom gets a Steam Deck update

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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom from Game Atelier and DG Entertainment recently gained a small but sweet update to improve gameplay on the Steam Deck.

While it's currently tagged as "Unsupported" by Valve, this should hopefully bump it up to fully Verified. It previously had an issue where all the button mapping icons where broken. This latest update adds full support for the Steam Deck controls, and additionally adds in native 16:10 aspect ratio support too. Thanks to that update, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom should now be a great experience on Steam Deck.

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Game Features:

  • Six awesome forms with unique combat and platforming abilities to make your adventure exciting from start to finish.
  • Unlock new paths and secrets with special equipment: look for magic weapons and items that gradually open up the world.
  • Over 15 hours of epic adventure: explore the new Monster World in a vast interconnected environment.
  • Hand Drawn animations: characters and enemies come to life with detailed animations and fun facial expressions.
  • Soundtrack from iconic Japanese composers: Yuzo Koshiro, Motoi Sakuraba, Michiru Yamane, Keiki Kobayashi and Takeshi Yanagawa.

Available to buy on Steam. Or you can buy it on GOG if you want to try it with Wine.

Here's a short look at it running on a Steam Deck:

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Quoting: beguiThe game is so great.. the music is so bad..

What?? Yuzo Koshiro, Motoi Sakuraba, Michiru Yamane, Keiki Kobayashi, Takeshi Yanagawa, and Haruka Shimotsuki are the composers, and the soundtrack sounds really good. How so? Did you play the game?
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Quoting: dude16:10 aspect ratio update.. smart move! I'll have to start over.
Only problem with my screen, very little love for 32:10. Then again it's rather a cheat for platform games.
Quoting: haikustill unable to play with a controller
How the hell is that a thing?
haiku 1 Jun
QuoteHow the hell is that a thing?

I dunno, i tried several ones without any success. Playing that kind of game with kb is a no way for me.


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Quoting: haiku
QuoteHow the hell is that a thing?

I dunno, i tried several ones without any success. Playing that kind of game with kb is a no way for me.

For sure, keyboard on a platformer is trash. Typically an xbox 360 controller is the 'default' for most games.
robvv 9 Aug
Quoting: haikustill unable to play with a controller

There's been an update recently. My Logitech F310 was picked up straight away, so maybe your controller will be, too?
haiku 11 Aug
Quoting: robvv
Quoting: haikustill unable to play with a controller

There's been an update recently. My Logitech F310 was picked up straight away, so maybe your controller will be, too?
Thanks but sadly i also own a F310 but it does not work. Which update are you talking about ? I use Manjaro/latest proton experimental
tuubi 11 Aug
Quoting: haiku
Quoting: robvv
Quoting: haikustill unable to play with a controller

There's been an update recently. My Logitech F310 was picked up straight away, so maybe your controller will be, too?
Thanks but sadly i also own a F310 but it does not work. Which update are you talking about ? I use Manjaro/latest proton experimental

Is your F310 in X (XInput) or D (DirectInput) mode? Try flipping the input mode switch on the bottom.
haiku 13 Aug
Quoting: tuubiIs your F310 in X (XInput) or D (DirectInput) mode? Try flipping the input mode switch on the bottom.
thanks, it was X and i try both without success I might be unlucky
tuubi 13 Aug
Quoting: haiku
Quoting: tuubiIs your F310 in X (XInput) or D (DirectInput) mode? Try flipping the input mode switch on the bottom.
thanks, it was X and i try both without success I might be unlucky
D might work better in a few old games, but X is almost always the right mode to be in.

Maybe check your Steam Input settings? I haven't used Logitech gamepads in a couple of years, but I think I sometimes had to disable Steam Input completely for a title if it was interfering with the game somehow.
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