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Arc Savior, a new space combat game from developer Squid Monkey Studios is releasing later this month and it looks quite interesting. Turns out the developer is going to support Linux too.

When asked about it on the Steam forum, the developer said "All going well, a Linux build will be available. However, after Windows, Xbox will be next then Linux.". So for those wanting a supported build, there will be a little wait but it is coming.

Looks pretty retro, take a look:

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Even with the classic style to it, I have to admit the action looks like it will get pretty intense. As a big space combat fan, I'm very much looking forward to trying it out.

Here's an overview of what it will feature:

  • Fast, engaging space combat: Engage various threat types, defend and destroy massive structures, adapt to a variety of attack patterns.
  • Take Control: Fight from your cockpit or take aim with your 3rd person view.
  • Choose your ship: Fly a variety of advanced Terran fighters, from nimble scout ships to powerful interceptors!
  • Customize: Equipped your ship with an array of advanced weaponry, built for damage and utility.
  • Destruction: take structures and defense systems apart piece by piece – out wit their turrets and target weak-points to immobilize or shatter sections of their hull.
  • Vibrant dangerous universe: Jump into 15 different locations, beautifully crafted, all with their own stories to tell and dangers to find.
  • Immersive Narrative: Be at the center of 3 engaging stories, your efforts control the fate of your people.
  • Joystick compatible: as well as being fully optimized for mouse and keyboard, and game-pads.

Find out more and wishlist on Steam.

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iiari 12 Jan, 2019
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Wishlisted!
Nezchan 13 Jan, 2019
You're saving people from plague?
iiari 13 Jan, 2019
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Quoting: NezchanYou're saving people from plague?
But you're doing that in space!
dpanter 13 Jan, 2019
Yes, very much yes! Wishlisted
aristorias 13 Jan, 2019
Trashgames left, trashgames right, trashgames everywhere.

It is really hard to find a decent game these days which doesn't leave the impression that an amateur has developed it in his garage.
Liam Dawe 13 Jan, 2019
Quoting: aristoriasTrashgames left, trashgames right, trashgames everywhere.

It is really hard to find a decent game these days which doesn't leave the impression that an amateur has developed it in his garage.
Completely rude and unnecessary. You haven't even played it, don't be a tool.
aristorias 14 Jan, 2019
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: aristoriasTrashgames left, trashgames right, trashgames everywhere.

It is really hard to find a decent game these days which doesn't leave the impression that an amateur has developed it in his garage.
Completely rude and unnecessary. You haven't even played it, don't be a tool.

Oh, the admin believes he can define what is rude and which opinion is necessary and which not (probably the one he doesn't agree with). What comes next? Troll insults and censoring?
I still do have an issue with all the trash games if you like it or not and this one is for sure nothing that will even get attention in magazines.
iiari 14 Jan, 2019
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Quoting: aristoriasOh, the admin believes he can define what is rude and which opinion is necessary and which not

Well, yeah, it is his site...

Quoting: aristoriasI still do have an issue with all the trash games if you like it or not and this one is for sure nothing that will even get attention in magazines.

Ok, sigh, I'll bite. Off beat, indie games are what we generally get on Linux, save a rare AAA title here and there. They're often quirky, not trashy. One of my favorite games of anything right now is a solo-developed, indie game I play on Proton called "Clone Drone in the Danger Zone." Its graphics look like they're out of the mid-90's, but I could care less. It's a blast. Certainly not one the "magazines" would focus on (and who's read a physical gaming magazine in the last 15 years?).

If big time, AAA coverage is what you're looking for, go choose a different platform and haunt the forums over at PCGamer or Kotaku. <Troll feeding mode off>
iiari 14 Jan, 2019
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Quoting: PatolaIt's not an AAA with visuals like Star Wars Battlefront II
And that's a great example of the opposite, actually. Despite jaw dropping visuals, I don't find the EA BFII that enjoyable to play. I actually vastly prefer the 2005 BFII, which I think has near perfect gameplay. That, and the modded and updated maps and characters that users create make that game a blast even 14 years later...
dpanter 14 Jan, 2019
I can appreciate the sentiment that Steam is having plenty of less impressive titles these days.

I'll just note that as an old Wing Commander fan, this title appeals to me on many levels. The graphics alone twangs the ol' nostalgia string, and I'm willing to hum along with that tune.

If someone else doesn't feel this game is right for them, hey man, no hate, you do your thing. Play whatever floats your boat. Just try not to be a total whackass about other games, mmkay? There's too much bullshit in this world already, no point adding more.

Peace bros.
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