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Fusing together fast-past acrobatic platforming with a thumping synthwave soundtrack, Rifter certainly looks good! It's officially releasing July 12th with Linux support.

“After three years in development I can’t quite believe that soon I’ll finally get to share Rifter with the world. The core game was finished a while ago, but as a gamer I really appreciate a high level of polish so for the last couple of months I’ve worked to give Rifter that extra shine and added extras like a ghost mode, online leaderboards, tons of little extra visual effects and some really cool hidden secrets that I hope players will enjoy.”, said Maximilian Csuk, (aka IMakeGames) the solo developer behind the game.

They have a new trailer to celebrate the release date announcement too:

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Features:

  • Lightning-fast, action-packed acrobatic platformer
  • Run, swing, smash and dash and feel exhilarating freedom of movement
  • Driven by a pumping 80s synthwave soundtrack and neon-drenched visuals
  • Rifter through over 90 levels
  • Unlock 30 upgrades and new skills to fit your playstyle
  • Challenge a large variety of enemy types and hard-as-nails boss fights
  • Discover secrets, unlock multiple endings and perfect your stage ratings
  • NEWLY ANNOUNCED: Ghost mode allowing players to see how others made their highscore

I've been testing out the Linux build and I've had a lot of fun, but I won't say too much until the release.

Currently it will be Steam-only, find their store page here.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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5 comments

axredneck 25 Jun, 2018
Sadly i'm not a speedrunner, else i'd buy it.
mondalaci 25 Jun, 2018
I'm excited about this game! It looks a ton of fun to play and looks amazing. Just added to my wishlist.
Luke_Nukem 26 Jun, 2018
I can barely tell what's going on. Did Michael Bay make this?
ElectricPrism 26 Jun, 2018
I think I would need to start doing Meth just to keep up with the speed and visual effects of the trailer.
Beamboom 26 Jun, 2018
Ok, so I'm the kind of guy who hates "retro" stuff, and I hate eighties music... Can someone please explain why I *loved* this promo? Heck I even loved the music! Am I really a eighties LOVER in denial? Or is this just a sign of my earlier years of dabble with recreational drugs?

Either way... This just must be bought!
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