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Interested in slightly weird and quirky comedy adventures? Dude, Where Is My Beer? is now available for Linux. Jump into the "confusing world of unnecessary craft beers and snobby hipsters".

The game is obviously poking fun at how massively varied the alcohol industry has become over time, especially when it comes to Ale and Beer with so many new flavours and companies appearing all the time. Not that I am complaining, I do like a good tasty Ale myself.

"Can you find a normal beer in a world of conspicuously flavoured craft beer, and solve the mystery of the elusive, missing pilsner, using nostalgic interface from the golden age of adventure games? Talk to West Coast IPA and American Black Ale drinking hipsters and solve beer related puzzles at different stages of drunkenness; explore locations like a sports bar, a microbrewery, a dive bar and a rock bar in the city of Oslo, in your quest of finding a pilsner."

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With no game development experience, Arik Zurabian and Edo Brenes spent most of their free time during almost two years creating a hand drawn point-and-click adventure game about a simple middle aged man looking for a pilsner in a world of craft beer loving hipsters. As fate would have it, Arik (Norway) would meet Edo (Costa Rica) through the vast cables and airwaves of the Internet; and after a few conversations and a failed crowdfunding campaign they decided to go on with the game as a personal project. From a great premise, the world surrounding the main character began to grow; it expanded so much that a project that was supposed to be done in a few short months had no possible solution other than for it to be worked on for two long years. The result, after countless hours of work, is an Opera Prima for these 2 creators that took an idea and made it come true. Entrepreneurs? Or just two random naive people with love for what they were making, believing that this was something the world wanted to have? Either way, "Dude, Where Is my Beer?" was made with dedication and hardship, and the creators are very pleased with the result and as they both say: "This is something we wanted to play, so we did it".

You can buy it on Steam.

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Rooster 7 Apr
Quotea simple middle aged man looking for a pilsner in a world of craft beer loving hipsters

Haha relatable.

On more unrelated note, when I went to the Steam page and looked at the price, I have to say that Valheim really spoiled me when it comes to game prices.
tuubi 7 Apr
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I've only played through the first bit while I helped the developer smooth out a few minor launch issues, but as a fan of beer, adventure games and dry humour I'm happy with what I saw so far.

The basic mechanics are familiar to anyone who's played early LucasArts adventures, and while juggling a bunch of verbs pretty much forces a slower pace of play than modern point-and-clickers tend to do, I for one don't really mind. I did mention to Arik that a default action on right click à la Monkey Island would eliminate tons of clicks on the "Look at" verb.

The inebriation gimmick adds a nice twist, leading to all kinds of interactions the protagonist would simply feel too awkward to initiate sober. You know, scary things like talking to strangers or handling icky things found in unsanitary places.

TL;DR: Fun game, go play.
My wife's opinion is that, while she's actually not a big fan of most of the beers and prefers a Corona, something like the craft beer revolution was needed because the North American bar culture was so putrid. She always found bars really hostile places--you could go there, but the loud music made it impossible to chat with a friend, and all the men would be giving you the once-over in the assumption you were there to be picked up. At the craft beer places, she can go and spend some time, alone or with friends or her daughters or even me, and feel comfortable and hear herself speak. There's an expectation that you're not there primarily to get hammered or be at a meat market and you might want to socialize.

I myself hate traditional North American bars, like traditional British pubs fairly well on average, and like the craft breweries pretty well too. Why the difference? Because both British pubs and craft breweries aren't fucking pits.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 7 April 2021 at 5:23 pm UTC
When it comes to drinking and socializing, chatting hours with friends and family over small drinks and food, I must say we Spaniards do it pretty well. One of the very few things we might actually excel at xD

The game looks fun, and something I can very much relate to, so added to my wish list.


Last edited by Arehandoro on 7 April 2021 at 8:45 pm UTC
Quoting: ArehandoroWhen it comes to drinking and socializing, chatting hours with friends and family over small drinks and food, I must say we Spaniards do it pretty well. One of the very few things we might actually excel at xD
Come to think of it, I rather like Spanish bars too. My Spanish isn't up to snuff, but you're OK as long as you can point at things and say "tinto de verano" and "jamon".
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Quoting: Purple Library GuyMy wife's opinion is that, while she's actually not a big fan of most of the beers and prefers a Corona, something like the craft beer revolution was needed because the North American bar culture was so putrid. She always found bars really hostile places--you could go there, but the loud music made it impossible to chat with a friend, and all the men would be giving you the once-over in the assumption you were there to be picked up. At the craft beer places, she can go and spend some time, alone or with friends or her daughters or even me, and feel comfortable and hear herself speak. There's an expectation that you're not there primarily to get hammered or be at a meat market and you might want to socialize.

I myself hate traditional North American bars, like traditional British pubs fairly well on average, and like the craft breweries pretty well too. Why the difference? Because both British pubs and craft breweries aren't fucking pits.
I've never been a bar guy. But always fashioned myself as someone who would go to a proper pub, if there were any around. But then I live in Utah, so we're not allowed to actually have fun anyhow. Fun fact: someone opened a club here for Mormons where they served energy drinks instead of alcohol... Because that's healthy...
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Purple Library GuyMy wife's opinion is that, while she's actually not a big fan of most of the beers and prefers a Corona, something like the craft beer revolution was needed because the North American bar culture was so putrid. She always found bars really hostile places--you could go there, but the loud music made it impossible to chat with a friend, and all the men would be giving you the once-over in the assumption you were there to be picked up. At the craft beer places, she can go and spend some time, alone or with friends or her daughters or even me, and feel comfortable and hear herself speak. There's an expectation that you're not there primarily to get hammered or be at a meat market and you might want to socialize.

I myself hate traditional North American bars, like traditional British pubs fairly well on average, and like the craft breweries pretty well too. Why the difference? Because both British pubs and craft breweries aren't fucking pits.
I've never been a bar guy. But always fashioned myself as someone who would go to a proper pub, if there were any around. But then I live in Utah, so we're not allowed to actually have fun anyhow. Fun fact: someone opened a club here for Mormons where they served energy drinks instead of alcohol... Because that's healthy...
Ah, yes, Mormons . . . one of the two relatively popular current religions that we actually know was started by a scammer. We may wonder about Christianity or Islam or whatever, but we know for sure about Mormonism and Scientology.
drmoth 8 Apr
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Purple Library GuyMy wife's opinion is that, while she's actually not a big fan of most of the beers and prefers a Corona, something like the craft beer revolution was needed because the North American bar culture was so putrid. She always found bars really hostile places--you could go there, but the loud music made it impossible to chat with a friend, and all the men would be giving you the once-over in the assumption you were there to be picked up. At the craft beer places, she can go and spend some time, alone or with friends or her daughters or even me, and feel comfortable and hear herself speak. There's an expectation that you're not there primarily to get hammered or be at a meat market and you might want to socialize.

I myself hate traditional North American bars, like traditional British pubs fairly well on average, and like the craft breweries pretty well too. Why the difference? Because both British pubs and craft breweries aren't fucking pits.
I've never been a bar guy. But always fashioned myself as someone who would go to a proper pub, if there were any around. But then I live in Utah, so we're not allowed to actually have fun anyhow. Fun fact: someone opened a club here for Mormons where they served energy drinks instead of alcohol... Because that's healthy...
Ah, yes, Mormons . . . one of the two relatively popular current religions that we actually know was started by a scammer. We may wonder about Christianity or Islam or whatever, but we know for sure about Mormonism and Scientology.

If you ever want to fully debunk Mormonism, read Jon Krakauer's "Under the Banner of Heaven" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Banner_of_Heaven)
It's a real eye opener.

Anyway, I love craft beers (what a relief we have some choice) AND a good old regular Pilsner from Pilzen. On that note, where's my beer again?


Last edited by drmoth on 8 April 2021 at 2:42 am UTC
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: ArehandoroWhen it comes to drinking and socializing, chatting hours with friends and family over small drinks and food, I must say we Spaniards do it pretty well. One of the very few things we might actually excel at xD
Come to think of it, I rather like Spanish bars too. My Spanish isn't up to snuff, but you're OK as long as you can point at things and say "tinto de verano" and "jamon".

Hahaha that's so true! :D


Last edited by Arehandoro on 8 April 2021 at 8:25 am UTC
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