Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures all of our main content remains free for everyone with no article paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal, Liberapay or Buy us a Coffee. You can also buy games using our partner links for GOG and Humble Store.
Solaroids: Prologue [Steam, Official Site] has the same basic gameplay as the classic Asteroids with a focus on surviving as long as you can, while you face new threats as the game gets longer.

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

Anyone familiar with any Asteroids-like game will feel right at home, since it has all the basics there. A small speedy ship, asteroids to blow up for ammo, repairs and new weapons. Each level in the game brings new threats, new weapons and more.

My main problem with the game is the pacing, it’s really quite slow. It looks good and feels good, with tight responsive controls, but the actual pacing of the game feels a little dull. It took some time for interesting enemies to start rolling in. The first "level" really is fly around, blow up some rocks, collect some things and I just don't feel the excitement.

Not much to say on this one because it's essentially a wave-based shooter, in space, with a few upgrades. There's nothing fancy about it and I'm struggling to really get into it because it has such slow pacing, with nothing all that interesting going on.

For those of you who have a few friends over regularly, it could become more interesting since it has up to four player local co-op, so you can go blasting away with some friends.

I tested with both the keyboard and Steam Controller and both worked beautifully. Steam Controller was detected without any issues, but it feels a lot better with the keyboard.

A solid shooter with no issues during my time testing it. For those of you longing for an up to date version of Asteroids on Linux, it's a safe bet. For me though, it’s just not exciting at all. It doesn’t do masses different to a lot of other, much more interesting shooters. Article taken from
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.

pete910 12 Jun, 2017
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Anyone else get an error on the vid ?
Liam Dawe 12 Jun, 2017
Quoting: pete910Anyone else get an error on the vid ?
Weird, fixed.
pete910 12 Jun, 2017
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: pete910Anyone else get an error on the vid ?
Weird, fixed.

Duckeenie 12 Jun, 2017
Wish I changed so little over the last 35 years. We should at least be grateful that it looks better which is not something that could be said of me.
kiates 16 Jun, 2017
Liam, thanks for taking a look and for your honesty about the pacing. It is far from complete and this kind of direct feedback is what I am seeking to improve the experience. Mind you, it is not a twin stick shooter, and I have to be careful not to overwhelm the player, I also get comments that it is too hard for many. As such I may introduce two or more difficulty modes to cater to those that are already skilled "asteroids style" players while not alienating those potential budding pilots. You may try the current free play mode which unlocks all power ups and has formidable threats during and at the end of each round.

I have already started adjusting the ramp up of the default "campaign" mode to introduce some more threats earlier on. I think you just missed the updates before playing and there are many more to come. I have a lot of enemies planned, but as I am the sole developer and working part-time on the project it will take a bit.

I would love to find a cross platform audience that sees enough potential in Solaroids to engage with me in the Steam Community Hub to help guide its direction in early access and beyond.

Thank you again for giving it a go!
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Reward Tiers: Patreon. Plain Donations: Liberapay or PayPal.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone with no article paywalls. We also don't have tons of adverts, there's also no tracking and we respect your privacy. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
The comments on this article are closed.