Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures we have no timed articles and no 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.

Adventure RPG 'EARTHLOCK' is now officially available on Linux

By - | Views: 5,806

Inspired by the classic 3D RPGs of the late 90's, EARTHLOCK from Snowcastle Games is now officially available on Linux.

EARTHLOCK is the upgraded and extended version of EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic, with a shorter name and tons of new content.

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

Announced with little fanfare early last week on their Steam forum, they thanked everyone who helped test during the beta. They also noted the demo now supports Linux on Steam too, which I briefly tested and it does indeed work okay.

We've reached out for review keys, so hopefully we can livestream it and write up some thoughts later.

You can buy it from: Humble Store, Steam. No word on a GOG release yet.

Thanks for the tip, sbdy!

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
9 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. 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.
10 comments

Liam Dawe 30 Apr, 2018
Quoting: GuestCorrection: Inspired by the classic 3D JRPGs of the late 90's. Those aren't real RPGs and have grown to be essentially visual novels with random trash mobs to pad the gametime.
It's not up to me to decide who the developer was inspired by.
Arehandoro 30 Apr, 2018
Quoting: GuestCorrection: Inspired by the classic 3D JRPGs of the late 90's. Those aren't real RPGs and have grown to be essentially visual novels with random trash mobs to pad the game time.

Technically speaking, there isn't a single video game that is a real RPG.

The game looks cute, but doubt I have the time to play it anytime soon.


Last edited by Arehandoro on 30 April 2018 at 9:42 am UTC
ziabice 30 Apr, 2018
I really love when developers show dedication to their games enhancing them using suggestions from their user base or thinking about and addressing the mistakes they made on a first release.
Another game that comes to mind is Ash of Gods: they just released version 1.2 that really seems addressing all the flaws the game had on release (and makes me want to buy it).
razing32 30 Apr, 2018
This looks really good , but having never played RPGs in the 90s , not this style anyway , I am not sure if I would like it, :S:


Last edited by razing32 on 30 April 2018 at 8:17 pm UTC
LungDrago 1 May, 2018
Well, from the trailer I got the impression this game is an incoherent mashup of magic and technology. Yet this is no Arcanum. I don't knoooow...
Kuromi 11 May, 2018
GOG reviews for game is rather lukewarm...
tuubi 11 May, 2018
Quoting: KuromiGOG reviews for game is rather lukewarm...
Could some of those reviews be for the significantly less polished original version?
razing32 11 May, 2018
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: KuromiGOG reviews for game is rather lukewarm...
Could some of those reviews be for the significantly less polished original version?

Hmm. Doesn't GOG label early access reviews like Steam does ?
tuubi 12 May, 2018
Quoting: razing32
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: KuromiGOG reviews for game is rather lukewarm...
Could some of those reviews be for the significantly less polished original version?

Hmm. Doesn't GOG label early access reviews like Steam does ?
Well, I see three user reviews on GOG. One of them played on PS4, one of them played a pre-release version on Steam and one is just three words repeated over and over. The possibility exists that some of the reviews are for EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic which was the earlier, less polished version. (I guess GOG allows reviews from people who don't actually own the game in their store.)

All that said, I haven't played the game so the 3.5-star average score might be deserved.


EDIT: The Linux port doesn't seem to be available on GOG.


Last edited by tuubi on 12 May 2018 at 6:01 am UTC
cxpher@gmail.com 12 May, 2018
Purchased it!
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. 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.