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The latest game in the Kingdom series, Kingdom Two Crowns, recently had a big update which came along with a beta for Linux gamers. Building upon the gameplay from the previous games, Two Crowns adds in optional local and online co-op play.

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Game features:

  • BRAND-NEW CAMPAIGN MODE: Built upon the classic micro strategy that made Kingdom successful, monarchs can now build lasting kingdoms in a multi-stage campaign to stop the assault of the Greed for good.
  • TWO CROWNS TO RULE THEM ALL: The struggle to build your kingdom need not be ventured alone! Strategize and defend your realm together in local or online drop-in/drop out co-op.
  • NEW FEATURES, NEW STRATEGIES: A wealth of new features from technology upgrades to unit types to secrets to enemies, monarchs will need to plan wisely to see their kingdom flourish.

Buried near the bottom of their Winter Update post put out yesterday was this note:

SteamOS (Linux)
Kingdom Two Crowns is coming soon to Linux. For eager monarchs, there’s a beta branch that can be tested on Steam. Please provide us with feedback and reports bugs by using this form.

If you already own it or plan to pick it up, you can access the Linux beta by opting into the "public-test" beta branch on Steam. To do so, right click on the game in your Steam Library, go to Properties, hit the Betas tab and then select it from the drop-down list.

If you wish to pick up a copy it can be found on Humble Store and Steam.

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theghost 5 Apr, 2019
"Kingdom: Classic" was so frustrating but beating it was super cool.

But "Kingdom: New Lands", oh boi, how many times did I try to beat it...
After so many hours trying a kicked it into the corner.

Coop sounds like even more fun at failing.
ironhead 5 Apr, 2019
I absolutely adore "Kingdom classic", from graphics to sound and gameplay, everything felt quite perfect.

After opting in to the beta public-test steam still says that this is played via Proton.
Is there anything else I need to do to get to the Linux beta?
Liam Dawe 5 Apr, 2019
Quoting: ironheadI absolutely adore "Kingdom classic", from graphics to sound and gameplay, everything felt quite perfect.

After opting in to the beta public-test steam still says that this is played via Proton.
Is there anything else I need to do to get to the Linux beta?
I've just looked it up, they forgot to add Linux content to store purchases (only on specific keys atm). I will contact them to let them know now.
Zlopez 5 Apr, 2019
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I played the "Kingdom Classic" and it was really nice game. This looks interesting.
Nezchan 5 Apr, 2019
I've played the first one, but I found I would always die, even when following a guide, shortly after destroying the first portal. Somehow I got the second one, probably in a bundle, but I haven't really sat down and tried it out much. Maybe I should.
Liam Dawe 5 Apr, 2019
Update: I spoke to them on Twitter, but I don't think they quite understood. Hopefully my replies will clear it up, otherwise no one can try the beta.
stan 5 Apr, 2019
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Colour me interested, but 20€ for something that looks exactly like the first game seems very expensive. I’ll wait and see.
yochaigal 8 Apr, 2019
Yeah, I have the same issue: no beta access code; when I go to install it says "An error occurred while updating Kingdom Two Crowns (invalid platform)".
Liam Dawe 9 Apr, 2019
Quoting: ironheadI absolutely adore "Kingdom classic", from graphics to sound and gameplay, everything felt quite perfect.

After opting in to the beta public-test steam still says that this is played via Proton.
Is there anything else I need to do to get to the Linux beta?

Quoting: yochaigalYeah, I have the same issue: no beta access code; when I go to install it says "An error occurred while updating Kingdom Two Crowns (invalid platform)".

Is it working for you now? The developer said on Twitter they've had others have success. I'm a little confused if they have, since the Linux content according to SteamDB still doesn't include Steam store purchases...
yochaigal 9 Apr, 2019
When I have Steam Play enabled, it lets me install regardless of beta.
When I have Steam Play disabled, it gives me the invalid platform response.
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