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SUPERHOT, a first-person shooter where time moves extremely slowly until you move, released originally way back in February 2016, just got a rather nice update for Linux gamers.

Don't know what it is? Remind yourself with the trailer below:

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What changed? From their update notes:

  • Fixed game crashing on Linux. Some Linux players couldn't run the game. Now they can. Yay.
  • Spread the system achievement available for Linux players. Linux achievement hunters will be finally able to max out.
  • Rebaked lightmaps on some levels for Linux version.
  • Fixed Pumpkin Spiced achievement not working for some players.
  • Fixed font size and typos in piOS menu
  • Removed minor bugs on both Linux and Windows version.

They also said "This time we showed a bit more love towards Linux players." which is pretty nice to see.

I remember the release well, as it really was quite buggy but I did enjoy it a lot. I still get annoyed by the constant "SUPER HOT SUPER HOT" but outside of that it's such a unique experience you really do need to try out.

I do also still think the whole "time moves only when you move" is a bit of a naff description they gave it, as it's clearly not true. Splitting hairs though, it's such a minor thing.

You can find it on Humble Store and Steam. Also on GOG but it hasn't got the update yet.

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MayeulC 5 Apr, 2019
IIRC, the story is broken if you don't set the LC_COLLATE=C environment variable (with the game depending on locale-specific file sorting to pick the next level). I wonder if they fixed that as well?
I backed this game, but I admit I have so much fun stuff to play, and so little time, that I haven't gotten around to finish this one.


Last edited by MayeulC on 5 April 2019 at 9:57 am UTC
riusma 5 Apr, 2019
Quoting: MayeulCIIRC, the story is broken if you don't set the LC_COLLATE=C environment variable (with the game depending on locale-specific file sorting to pick the next level). I wonder if they fixed that as well?
I backed this game, but I admit I have so much fun stuff to play, and so little time, that I haven't gotten around to finish this one.

I don't have any environment variable set and managed to play the full story (almost, never finished the last level... shame on me, finishing the boring - ihmo - story is the only way to enjoy the game freely) so maybe it has been fixed. :|
Corben 5 Apr, 2019
Very nice to see the Linux love! I enjoyed this game very much!
MayeulC 5 Apr, 2019
Quoting: riusma
Quoting: MayeulCIIRC, the story is broken if you don't set the LC_COLLATE=C environment variable (with the game depending on locale-specific file sorting to pick the next level). I wonder if they fixed that as well?
I backed this game, but I admit I have so much fun stuff to play, and so little time, that I haven't gotten around to finish this one.

I don't have any environment variable set and managed to play the full story (almost, never finished the last level... shame on me, finishing the boring - ihmo - story is the only way to enjoy the game freely) so maybe it has been fixed. :|

It only happens if you have a locale that sorts differently than the one on the developer's machines, though. I believe I used FR_fr.utf-8 (on slackware) back then.
drlamb 5 Apr, 2019
The VR version is a blast to play via Proton.
riusma 5 Apr, 2019
Quoting: MayeulCIt only happens if you have a locale that sorts differently than the one on the developer's machines, though. I believe I used FR_fr.utf-8 (on slackware) back then.

Strange as I should have been on Fr_fr.utf-8 too when I played the game (maybe it has been fixed, I've only played SUPERHOT in 2017 I think). :|

Edit: worth mentioning that a previous update (1.0.9 from January 2019) brings key bindings support which is a great improvment (previously I was forced to change my keyboard layout from "fr" to "en" before launching the game)! :) (I lost all my progression when migrating from Ubuntu 16.04 to Kubuntu 18.04 as the game as no Steam Cloud backup and I forgot to backup that on my side... will have to play the story again :'()


Last edited by riusma on 5 April 2019 at 1:55 pm UTC
Beamboom 5 Apr, 2019
I'm gonna buy this game when I get the Valve VR set this summer. That's too damn sure.
parkerlreed 5 Apr, 2019
Quoting: BeamboomI'm gonna buy this game when I get the Valve VR set this summer. That's too damn sure.

Keep in mind the VR is a separate purchase at the full $25 asking price.
Beamboom 5 Apr, 2019
Quoting: parkerlreed
Quoting: BeamboomI'm gonna buy this game when I get the Valve VR set this summer. That's too damn sure.

Keep in mind the VR is a separate purchase at the full $25 asking price.

Ah! I didn't know that. Thanks!
stan 5 Apr, 2019
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Quoting: riusmaEdit: worth mentioning that a previous update (1.0.9 from January 2019) brings key bindings support which is a great improvment (previously I was forced to change my keyboard layout from "fr" to "en" before launching the game)!
Interesting; I believe that’s why I removed the game from my wishlist months ago. But does it support bépo? (accented characters…)
Also it’s still way too expensive compared to the less than 2 hours playtime…
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