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Selaco, an upcoming GZDoom-based shooter from Altered Orbit Studios has been featured before and I'm bringing it back again here because of the huge upgrade to the demo. It's simply fantastic.

This first-person shooter features some pretty incredible looking work and it's still hard to believe this is at all GZDoom under the hood. So much going on all the time, with lots of things to interact with. Taking inspiration from F.E.A.R. for the set pieces and clever AI, along with a healthy dose of Quake and Doom with plenty of modern tricks thrown in. The original demo was already awesome but this update just really showcases what a great game I believe it will be at release.

Some of the updates in the demo includes: Steam Deck support, Gamepad support, lots of Quality of Life improvements, big changes to the level design, a new particle system for smoother performance, a new gore system, improvements to the Vulkan renderer, improved AI and much more.

Here's a video of it on Steam Deck:

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If you love shooters, even if not usually on the retro-styled side of things, go give it a run.

Find it on Steam.

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1xok Dec 20, 2022
Call me crazy. But it has a touch of Alien Isolation in it.
StoneColdSpider Dec 20, 2022
I know Civvie 11 and GmanLives have been absolutely praising this games demos for may months so im expecting Selaco to be great!!!
Anza Dec 20, 2022
Quoting: 1xokCall me crazy. But it has a touch of Alien Isolation in it.

I was thinking more of System Shock. There's bit of immersive sim vibe which does somewhat apply to Alien isolation too. There's bit more in there than just a simple keyhunt.

PS: for me Vulkan and Mesa 22.3.0 caused Xorg crashes. 22.2.3 seem to be fine.
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Quoting: Anza
Quoting: 1xokCall me crazy. But it has a touch of Alien Isolation in it.

I was thinking more of System Shock. There's bit of immersive sim vibe which does somewhat apply to Alien isolation too. There's bit more in there than just a simple keyhunt.

PS: for me Vulkan and Mesa 22.3.0 caused Xorg crashes. 22.2.3 seem to be fine.
I haven't been able to play the game with 22.3.1. I got it to launch once, but then my screen was constantly spinning and looking at the sky as if I had a controller plugged in with stuck analog sticks -- which was not the case.

The gameplay videos are really promising though, so this is a pretty sure purchase once it's a little further.
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