Do you love classic 90s rail shooters like Star Fox? You should take a look at Ex-Zodiac, which just hit Early Access. Built in Godot Engine it comes with Native Linux support right away and it's looking good, it also works great on the Steam Deck too and feels like a really good fit there.
"Ex-Zodiac is a fast-paced rail shooter with a stylized look reminiscent of early 90's 3D games. Join protagonist Kyuu as she fights to free the worlds of the Sanzaru Star System, overrun by the intergalactic terrorist organization known as Zodiac."
- A retro, colourful, low-poly visual style
- 6 main levels and 6 bonus levels currently (more than 12 will be available after full release)
- Major bosses at the end of each level, each piloted by a member of the Zodiac
- A 16-bit style soundtrack by +TEK combining FM and wavetable synthesis
- Barrel rolls
So far, I've been having a lot of fun with it. Firmly bringing back memories of playing classics like it on Sega Mega Drive, Nintendo 64 and others around that sort of time. Some of the boss battles can be quite a challenge, as is getting used to the way the ship moves all around the screen with the camera focus continue forwards. The presentation is simply wonderful too!
Some footage recorded on the Steam Deck:
The developer thinks it will remain in Early Access for 1 year with plenty more content to come yet.
Available to buy on Steam.