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The longest beard wins in wizard brawler MageQuit

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In the mood for a simpler action game to play with friends in local or online multiplayer? MageQuit isn't a new game, but I did miss that it added full Native Linux and Steam Deck support.

The developer noticed that the game wasn't working well with the Proton compatibility layer with the game crashing (even though it was "Steam Deck Verified" with Proton…), so they made a Native Linux version. Valve hasn't re-verified it, so you'll need to manually set it to use the Steam Linux Runtime if you're on Steam Deck but desktop Linux will download it normally.

This wizard brawler is all about "spell drafting and beard envy" with up to 10 players online or locally throwing around spells, with a beard that grows on each kill and the longest beard at the end of 9 rounds wins. There's 70 different spells to use, AI bots support, spell curving for trick shots, controller support, various game modes like teams or free for all, a dynamic soundtrack and cross-play between PC and Xbox.

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It's really nice to see more games like this that actually have offline play, some developers making the big mistake of being online-only and it's real difficult for smaller indie games like this to cut through the noise to get players.

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kalin 17 Jan
How this work on steamdeck
There's only this one brief moment in the trailer where you see the beard lengths, and I gotta say I was disappointed because the way they do it, the longer beards get chopped off by the number underneath, so you don't get to see the full glory of a long-bearded wizard. Really, they gotta do something about that; if it's a game about beard envy, you have to see what you're envying.

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Even though it's a silly, jokey criticism I do actually mean it. If you're going to have a schtick, you gotta run with it--there's no entertainment value in being half-hearted.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 17 January 2023 at 5:52 pm UTC
Nice! Seems very much like the Warcraft 3 custom map "Warlock". That thing was an absolute blast!
hardpenguin 18 Jan
Quoting: kalinHow this work on steamdeck
Very well, it seems 😉 It supports the controller controls.
kalin 18 Jan
Quoting: hardpenguin
Quoting: kalinHow this work on steamdeck
Very well, it seems 😉 It supports the controller controls.
Did you tried it by yourself?
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