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Originally planned for release way back in 2016, the Linux version of OneShot was delayed for a long time but the wait is finally over.

In the short announcement posted on Steam today, they included a fun bit of art and they did note how it was "long-awaited" with them getting help from "KockaAdmiralac" to finish it. Good things come to those who wait though, as the game has gathered praise far and wide and it's sat with an "Overwhelmingly Positive" rating on Steam.

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OneShot is a top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You, as the player, must guide Niko through a mysterious world, utilizing items, characters and the environment to progress.

The life of a lost child and the fate of a steadily decaying world hand in the balance…and not everyone is interesting in preserving them.

Features according to the Steam page.

  • Gameplay mechanics that go beyond the game window.
  • A haunting original soundtrack and artwork designed to match.
  • A unique relationship between a game and its player.
  • A lingering feeling that you're not getting the full story unless you know where to look.

You can find OneShot on Steam for £6.99/$9.99/€9.99.

Hat tip to NuSuey (TuxDB) on this one who spotted it and posted about it in our Discord. Additionally, I am unable to try it currently as they haven't added the Linux content to whatever package my key came from, I've let them know so I can take a look sometime. Update: They've fixed that for me.

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Ehvis 24 April 2019 at 2:56 pm UTC
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NuSuey beat you to it? Did you check if he's ok? That must have been a substantial shock!
BTRE 24 April 2019 at 3:17 pm UTC
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It definitely works, just tried it (was gifted a copy yonks ago from a Windows friend with good intentions ). I recall hearing how their programmer used Linux exclusively, so I wonder why it took them so long to get the port done.
natis1 24 April 2019 at 3:56 pm UTC
This is the one game that can use the: "There are too many distros to port to" excuse. I compiled and beat it on Linux about a year ago and, very minor spoiler but:
Spoiler, click me
This game heavily depends on the user's desktop environment to function properly.

The fact it's even on linux at all is probably because it is actually open source!


Last edited by natis1 at 24 April 2019 at 3:58 pm UTC
Nezchan 24 April 2019 at 4:10 pm UTC
QuoteA lingering feeling that you're not getting the full story unless you know where to look.

That doesn't exactly sound like a selling point, honestly. It's more the sort of thing I'd find frustrating. Hopefully it's not so bad as it sounds.
liamdawe 24 April 2019 at 7:03 pm UTC
I can now download it as they've added the Linux content to whatever package my old key was from, hooray!
micha 24 April 2019 at 7:35 pm UTC
I'll get an error regarding my GLIBC version since Ubuntu 18.04 still is on `GLIBC_2.27. Should work fine with newer versions.

dlopen: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.28
linuxjacques 24 April 2019 at 8:50 pm UTC
I bought it long ago. Now I can play it.
Desum 25 April 2019 at 4:58 am UTC
Looks nice. Wasn't this made in an older version of RPGMaker?
callcifer 25 April 2019 at 6:37 am UTC
On Windows the game depends pretty heavily on interaction with the desktop environment. Can anyone who tried the Linux version tell us how it works? Is it Gnome only? Or do they use generic XDG stuff (for some features at least)?
dreamer_ 25 April 2019 at 10:02 am UTC
Oh my, was waiting for this release so long! Instant buy
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