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Allowing you to kick-back and relax a bit more, Hadean Tactics the roguelike deckbuilding game fused with an autobattler now has gamepad support. Hopefully this is another step towards bumping it up from Unsupported to Verified on Steam Deck. It does already have Native Linux support too and they said they are working on improving it for Steam Deck too!

The developer said it was a lot of work to add controller support in requiring a "deep dive into the game's infrastructure", and this latest update also pulled in a rework of their Compendium which has you unlock entries as you go through your journey.

Features:

  • Recruit souls trapped in the underworld to automatically battle for you, and influence their actions with the cards you find during your run. Combine your cards and relics with their skills and alliances to guide them to victory.
  • Explore a new map on each run. Discover the different circles of the realm, and the different bosses that rule it. Experience unique events both outside and during combat.
  • Create and play with your own custom Heroes and decks. Manage their stats, combine any skill and alliance, develop and perfect your own synergies and strategies.

It's still in Early Access but it seems that will end soon with the 1.0 release planned to come towards the end of the month.

Check out their original trailer below to see what it's like:

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You can buy it on Humble Store and Steam.

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2 comments

Klaas Aug 10, 2023
I have to say that I never cared about controller support [0] before I got a Steam Deck, but that has changed.

0) On the contrary – many games seemed to get a lot worse when they started targeting consoles with PC as an afterthought. Gigantic text in the inventory that makes it very hard to get an overview, weird button combinations, etc. I'm thinking about Skyrim, Fallout 4, Witcher 2 and Witcher 3.
Pyretic Aug 10, 2023
Honestly I agree with Klaas here. I love my Deck but it seems publishers have just stopped caring about PC ports, with Sony even allowing developers to push terrible ports like The Last of Us Part 1 onto Steam.

Of course, let's not forget Valve, who allowed the game to be like that in the first place. Granted, they have no quality control over the game but I've noticed more and more games that pass the Verified mark yet barely function whereas perfectly fine games run with a specific Proton version. It's a little concerning honestly, especially with how successfully the Deck has been.

TL:DR I'm concerned that Valve is just gonna continue turning a blind eye to broken Deck support since doing the bare minimum never causes much noise.
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