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A Linux version of Heretic-inspired FPS 'AMID EVIL' is planned

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Good news for fans of brutal FPS games, as the developer of Heretic-inspired AMID EVIL [Steam] has said they have plans for a Linux version.

Coming across it today, I decided to ask on their official Steam forum about the possibility of Linux support. Thinking we might get the usual "we're thinking on it" response, instead I got a much more solid and clear "It's planned!" (source). They also said "Sometime post launch. No timeframe yet unfortunately", so we still have a bit of a wait, but fantastic to know it's coming.

Here's a look at the "Hordes of Evil" Endless Mode that will be available, it gives you a good idea of the gameplay:

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  • SEVEN distinct episodes each featuring a completely different setting and enemies
  • LUDICROUS magical weaponry that can be overcharged with the souls of the dead
  • ENDLESS Hordes of Evil to hone your skills against
  • BRUTAL and adaptive enemy AI that will hunt you down on land, sea and air
  • SPRAWLING non-linear levels filled with secrets and ancient lore
  • MULTITUDES of in-game options and cheat codes for a truly golden PC age experience
  • EPIC original & dynamic soundtrack composed by Andrew Hulshult
  • BUILT in Unreal Engine 4 for cutting edge visuals (even if they are a bit retro)
  • OPTIMIZED to run on a toaster (a pretty nice toaster)

It's funny really, they're extremely open about how much they love Heretic, with their Steam FAQ post having this in it:

Is this basically Heretic UE4?


Will keep you updated when we hear more about the Linux release. Lovely to see more FPS games on their way!

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g000h 7 Mar, 2018
I'm certainly interested in this type of game. It is a fast FPS similar to Serious Sam 3 BFE, Ziggurat, Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, Shadow Warrior (2013), and Xonotic.

The game play looks like it'll respond well (Thumbs up from me). But, I'm not so impressed by the character animations and models, and the visuals could be nicer. The problem is... getting beautiful visuals takes money (artists, designers, coders, animators all want to be paid for their efforts). I'm keen to play games which look fantastic *and* play well.

Also, the game play shown is playing very like an arena, so you are basically in a big deathmatch with waves of monsters, rather than exploring levels. Again it's okay, but for me it detracts from the game.
Liam Dawe 7 Mar, 2018
Quoting: g000hAlso, the game play shown is playing very like an arena, so you are basically in a big deathmatch with waves of monsters, rather than exploring levels. Again it's okay, but for me it detracts from the game.
That's just the endless mode, it seems it will also have a single-player campaign of sorts.
whizse 7 Mar, 2018
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Quoting: GuestI swear this had a demo for Linux

Maybe I'm thinking of a different game
Apocryph did have a build.
throgh 8 Mar, 2018
Well another proprietary game on a proprietary platform with most type DRM and last but not least advertising proprietary tools like "Discord"! Thanks but no. :D
nate 8 Mar, 2018
Awesome. I played a lot of Heretic/Hexen back in the 1990s. I'll definitely be buying this if there is a native Linux version.
razing32 8 Mar, 2018
Is it me , or is there a resurgence of 90's style FPS games this year ?
I already knew about 2 from GOL releasing this year.
Now we have that ION girl and this.
Is it officially a trend ?
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