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Void Scrappers blends Vampire Survivors mechanics with a space shoot 'em up

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Void Scrappers recently released with Native Linux support and it is Steam Deck Verified. A pretty great game if you love the mechanics of Vampire Survivors but want something different. I previously took a look at their Prologue but the full game is out now.

Joining the growing list of horde-survival games, you blast various types of alien ships into junk that you then collect to upgrade your ship and blow up more. Destroy bosses and take their weapons, unlock and equip powerful new abilities and you can permanently upgrade your ship stats between runs too.

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A note: it seems currently it has an issue on Steam Deck where you might see a black screen while docked, the developer hasn't figured out why it happens but it works fine handheld.

I had a lot of fun with the Prologue, and that quickly became a favourite. This full release with expanded content will quite likely become a regular coffee-break game for me, or a quick run or two before bed. It's incredibly easy just to pick up and play, has good battery life on Steam Deck too.

You can buy it on Steam.

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8 comments

Jahimself 2 Nov
Haven't even finished the demo yet, but I love that game. Fun and Challenging.
Hohlraum 2 Nov
Myself and and a few other users informed the dev that the demo doesn't work on steam deck for us. It launches but when you go into any menu item from the home the screen goes black. I'll have to try it out again tonight.
Liam Dawe 2 Nov
Quoting: HohlraumMyself and and a few other users informed the dev that the demo doesn't work on steam deck for us. It launches but when you go into any menu item from the home the screen goes black. I'll have to try it out again tonight.
This is mentioned in the article. It seems specific to docking. Worked fine in handheld mode.
Related, I noticed that in the last couple of days Spellbook Demonslayers seems to have moved from just having a demo to Early Access. It is very cheap.
8BitSkull 3 Nov
Quoting: HohlraumMyself and and a few other users informed the dev that the demo doesn't work on steam deck for us. It launches but when you go into any menu item from the home the screen goes black. I'll have to try it out again tonight.

Still trying to fix but it's beyond our expertise, have escalated it to the engine devs to see if they can help.
Quoting: 8BitSkull
Quoting: HohlraumMyself and and a few other users informed the dev that the demo doesn't work on steam deck for us. It launches but when you go into any menu item from the home the screen goes black. I'll have to try it out again tonight.

Still trying to fix but it's beyond our expertise, have escalated it to the engine devs to see if they can help.

I'll be waiting for this to be resolved before taking a look. Been playing a lot of these "horde-survival" types docked lately!

Edit - works fine for me docked! Tried both Steam Controller and 8bitdo Pro+, both work perfect!


Last edited by DriftMonkey on 5 November 2022 at 5:25 am UTC
Hohlraum 9 Nov
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: HohlraumMyself and and a few other users informed the dev that the demo doesn't work on steam deck for us. It launches but when you go into any menu item from the home the screen goes black. I'll have to try it out again tonight.
This is mentioned in the article. It seems specific to docking. Worked fine in handheld mode.

I'm not using it in docked mode.
Hohlraum 9 Nov
Quoting: 8BitSkull
Quoting: HohlraumMyself and and a few other users informed the dev that the demo doesn't work on steam deck for us. It launches but when you go into any menu item from the home the screen goes black. I'll have to try it out again tonight.

Still trying to fix but it's beyond our expertise, have escalated it to the engine devs to see if they can help.

I ended up buying it once it got Verified. Still goes to a black screen. So I tried doing a verify on the local files and now launches in a different language and can't switch it back. :/


Last edited by Hohlraum on 9 November 2022 at 4:00 pm UTC
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