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Prodeus is the seriously slick looking retro-shooter re-imagined blending modern and retro designs together. It enters Early Access today but we have a wait ahead for official support. Originally funded on Kickstarter, close to 3,000 backers helped the developers with around $105,626 back in 2019 and it's looking exciting.

On Twitter, the developers confirmed from the official account that Linux and macOS are coming but not just yet:

Mac and Linux builds will not be available on EA release date. We will continue working on them and keep you updated once they are ready.

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Features:

  • Fast paced action with hellish destruction
  • Dynamic Soundtrack
  • Visceral and engaging combat scenarios
  • Heavy duty weaponry
  • A multitude of secrets to discover
  • User generated content with an easy to use level editor

The good news for now, is that early testers mentioned it currently works with Steam Play Proton with the usual caveats that it might not through each update and it's not supported by the developer. We shall keep you updated on the Linux release date, and Humble Games have already provided us with a key so it shall appear on our Twitch livestreams sometime soon after Linux support is hooked up.

You'll be able to follow along with Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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Corben 9 Nov, 2020
As Prodeus offered to actively invite users for playtesting (through the new Steam feature ), I was able to have a look at it already. Worked great with Proton, so I guess the early access version will as well. Which offers the ability for interested gamers to jump in at this phase already.

And gosh does this game feel good :D Fast paced, direct controls, lots of gore, and so nicely colorful. I'm a bit sad, that I missed the kickstarter campaign by only one (or was it two?) days.


Last edited by Corben on 9 November 2020 at 11:53 am UTC
mirv 9 Nov, 2020
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To be that guy, without fury and merely as personal thoughts on it, I will wait for a released, supported, version of this game prior to purchase.

I am a little disheartened yet again with lack of a GNU/Linux version during early access, which is supposed to be a time for fixing and a little more dev work, which often translates into something sub-par later on.

Also, I'd rather this game on gog. Personal choice again.

I know that all reads a little negative, but I comment because I want this game, and hope it will come to GNU/Linux.
scaine 9 Nov, 2020
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Yeah, pretty disappointing that the penguins are missing the hype train. Same old same.old.
ziabice 9 Nov, 2020
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At 25€ here in Italy, seems a bit pricey for an Early Access game, in all honesty
Luke_Nukem 9 Nov, 2020
Works brilliantly with Proton. Funny story, I got alpha access and actually didn't know it was a Windows only build because it worked so well.
mirv 9 Nov, 2020
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Quoting: Luke_NukemWorks brilliantly with Proton. Funny story, I got alpha access and actually didn't know it was a Windows only build because it worked so well.

Unfortunately, two problems with that: 1) it's not officially supported via "Proton", and 2) for people who want the game via GOG, it doesn't help all that much either.
Sojiro84 10 Nov, 2020
Quoting: Luke_NukemWorks brilliantly with Proton. Funny story, I got alpha access and actually didn't know it was a Windows only build because it worked so well.

Same story for me. I also got into the alpha and totally forgot it was a Windows only game until someone mentioned it on Discord.

Man, Proton is just awesome. So many games these days just works.

This is a very fun game btw, I can highly recommend it.
Faalhaas 11 Nov, 2020
I thought the alpha release was a bit 'meh', but somehow the gameplay in this new early access release so satifying!

Quoting: mirvAlso, I'd rather this game on gog. Personal choice again.
The GOG version also works with Proton:
[user@linux Proton 5.0]$ mkdir ~/.proton
[user@linux Proton 5.0]$ STEAM_COMPAT_DATA_PATH=$HOME/.proton ./proton run ~/Downloads/setup_prodeus_0.0.7_\(42577\).exe 
[user@linux Proton 5.0]$ STEAM_COMPAT_DATA_PATH=$HOME/.proton ./proton run ~/.proton/pfx/drive_c/GOG\ Games/Prodeus/Prodeus.exe
mirv 11 Nov, 2020
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Quoting: FaalhaasI thought the alpha release was a bit 'meh', but somehow the gameplay in this new early access release so satifying!

Quoting: mirvAlso, I'd rather this game on gog. Personal choice again.
The GOG version also works with Proton:
[user@linux Proton 5.0]$ mkdir ~/.proton
[user@linux Proton 5.0]$ STEAM_COMPAT_DATA_PATH=$HOME/.proton ./proton run ~/Downloads/setup_prodeus_0.0.7_\(42577\).exe 
[user@linux Proton 5.0]$ STEAM_COMPAT_DATA_PATH=$HOME/.proton ./proton run ~/.proton/pfx/drive_c/GOG\ Games/Prodeus/Prodeus.exe

Useless to me. You're missing the entire point of wanting a supported game through gog.
While I know you're trying to be helpful, that people are so hooked to "Proton", not even system wine, makes me a little sad about the state of GNU/Linux gaming. I won't buy or play this game if I have to use unsupported methods to run it - and that makes double if I have to effectively use Steam to run a game from GOG.
Faalhaas 11 Nov, 2020
My preference is also a game that runs natively on GNU/Linux.
As for GOG, DRM-free is better of course.
However, unlike the Steam launcher, I seem to have some trouble launching GOG Galaxy 2.0 in a supported way. ;)
That people are so hooked on Lutris makes me a little sad.
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