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Volcanoids, the game where you build a base onboard a massive steampunk-like moving drill is coming to Linux and the latest update sounds very positive.

For those who missed the previous article, the developer did share a screenshot of it running on Linux with some issues. It seems they pushed through it and found the light at the end of the tunnel, as they shared this yesterday:

Progress update:
Game is running well on SteamOS (Mesa driver 17.2.4)
It's not running on Ubuntu with older AMD GPUs (HD 6950 and older)
Minimum requirements will be OpenGL Core 4.5 or Vulkan

There are some minor issues like ~20s black screen during startup when OpenGL/Vulkan is compiling shaders. We try to postpone it to loading screen.

Unless we hit some roadblock, alpha version 1.13 (coming in week or two) will include Linux support.

Really fantastic to hear it's gone so well during their testing. Sounds like the Volcanoid studio is one absolutely worth supporting. Not just because of the effort involved but the game itself looks fun too, check it out:

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I'm very keen, will be taking a look at release for sure! Will you be?

You can follow and wishlist on Steam.

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Beamboom 3 Jan, 2019
Impressive base, but we really do need to see a bit more of the actual gaqmeplay. What's the enemies, what's the danger? What's the goal, what will drive ur forth?

Also, coop mode (who is confirmed), how will that work, what can we expect from that?

That said, I'm totally excited for this release. We just need a bit more meat on the bones here.
Lakorta 3 Jan, 2019
Quoting: BeamboomWhat's the goal, what will drive ur forth?
Giving the setting, most likely steam :P
Nezchan 3 Jan, 2019
Quoting: BeamboomImpressive base, but we really do need to see a bit more of the actual gaqmeplay. What's the enemies, what's the danger? What's the goal, what will drive ur forth?

From the previous article (linked in this one):

QuoteSet in the steampunk era, you take on an expedition to a forsaken island that you once called home. But sudden eruptions triggered by mechanical beings turned the wondrous place into an apocalyptic wasteland. In order to survive the island’s natural elements, you have to outsmart these creatures and capture one of their drillships. Use their own technology against them as you upgrade the machinery and reclaim your homeland.
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Excellent. Happy to hear of the work to making it functional on Linux.
Beamboom 4 Jan, 2019
Quoting: Lakorta
Quoting: BeamboomWhat's the goal, what will drive us forth?
Giving the setting, most likely steam :P

Pffffft :D

Quoting: NezchanSet in the steampunk era, you take on an expedition to a forsaken island that you once called home. But sudden eruptions triggered by mechanical beings turned the wondrous place into an apocalyptic wasteland. In order to survive the island’s natural elements, you have to outsmart these creatures and capture one of their drillships. Use their own technology against them as you upgrade the machinery and reclaim your homeland.

It gives us at least a backdrop. And hopes of an actual storyline. Also, we saw a glimpse of a shooting scene. Still, what does it imply? How will the gameplay be? Primarily a shooter? Or traps? Stealth? What purpose will the base have? Why is it mobile, is that a game play element? Do we *have* to move? Are there a danger related to being stationary? Will there be horde attacks on the base? Are there dungeons? Quests? Will there be friendly NPCs? I mean, all that stuff that tells us the actual game at play.
fabertawe 4 Jan, 2019
I'm liking the look of this. I could be buying a lot more games this year than last!
arrbos 4 Jan, 2019
That do look intriguing.
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