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Selaco has sold 51,000 copies in only two weeks

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The seriously impressive GZDoom-powered shooter Selaco from Altered Orbit Studios has managed to do quite well for the Early Access launch. Be sure to check out my initial thoughts.

Posting on X (Twitter) the developer posted:

SELACO has sold 51,000 units in just two weeks!

Thank you all so much for making this possible 💙

In a follow-up post they also mentioned the first "True Update" is due this week, Chapter 2 production is about to begin (which will be a free update) and the official soundtrack is coming really soon which includes extra bonus and unused tracks.

For Steam Deck players, they also posted in an announcement on Steam, that for some reason Valve gave the game a Playable rating for the game using Proton 9 instead of their Native Linux version. This is not what they wanted, as it "skips all of the optimizations we made for the Steam Deck, the custom menus and will make old save files not show in game" so you'll need to tick the Compatibility box in the settings and pick the Linux Runtime which will force it to grab the Linux version. They said they are "still working with Valve to get the game verified".

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As I'd like to not assume; would playing via Proton count as a Windows purchase, or does Steam recognize that a particular title is being played on Linux via Proton and report it as Linux? Thanks.
ToddL Jun 17
It's pretty cool to see games like this getting good sales and hopefully, it becomes a great success once it's out of Early Access.
Ehvis Jun 17
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Demo was great when I played it and the new current game looked even better when I watched Samsai play it. However, the content completion schedule is a bit too long for my liking, so this one will have to sit in the queue for while.
Frawo Jun 17
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Quoting: StalePopcornAs I'd like to not assume; would playing via Proton count as a Windows purchase, or does Steam recognize that a particular title is being played on Linux via Proton and report it as Linux? Thanks.
As far as I know, Proton counts as a Linux purchase. However, if you don't play the game within the first two weeks after your purchase, it will be counted for the OS you bought it on. Except for purchases from the browser, that will always count for Windows.
Liam Dawe Jun 17
It has been confirmed for a long time that playing with Proton counts as a Linux purchase.

This is also noted on the Steam Tracker.
Frawo Jun 17
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It's so good to see a developer taking the native Linux version of their game seriously. I really appreciate it!
Raaben Jun 17
I went against my own rule and bought it even in EA; the way they are doing that seems a bit less like EA and more a finished game with xpac/mission pack coming later as I understood it. I haven't played much, both due to time and my usual waiting a few weeks for any rough release bugs to be ironed out, but when I fired it up just to test performance on my Deck I accidentally played for an hour. They've done some fantastic work and I can't wait to dive in for real.
Cyberworm Jun 17
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Quoting: FrawoExcept for purchases from the browser, that will always count for Windows.

I might have involuntarily inflated the Windows count...


Last edited by Cyberworm on 17 June 2024 at 3:16 pm UTC
tfk Jun 17
Ok. How do I get the key card in the very first level? There is a door and I want to open it.
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