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Alcarys Complex Beautiful 2D RPG Released On Linux

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If you remember back in October of last year I mentioned that Alcarys Complex would be heading over to Linux, I am pleased to say it has now dropped and works great!

I have personally tested it working and it's really quite beautiful. While it only officially supports Ubuntu as it was made in Game Maker I have tested it under Manjaro 64bit and it works swimmingly.

Fans of story-based 2D RPG games will love this, it has a good mix of story, beautifully done art and some pleasant music making it well worth the $10.

Enjoy a main narrative about the nature of power and violence. This narrative strongly relies on characterization to govern the main characters’ interactions with each other. More details on the story here.
View the perspectives of six well-defined characters with strengths and flaws that reflect their upbringing and experience. Meet the characters!
The story doesn’t stop when the cutscene ends! Real-time banter and informed, ever changing non-player characters (NPCs) add to Elcaea’s atmosphere and ensure that you’ll never go uninformed.
Use the Sociability system to gain strength by interacting with those around you and progressing through the main narrative. You’ll be rewarded for knowledge about the personalities of your party members!

You can get the Linux version on
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manny 8 February 2014 at 3:49 pm UTC
I find the description and trailer a bit confusing. is this a political kind of game and why does it have monsters ?
stan 8 February 2014 at 7:23 pm UTC
There is a demo! Wonderful.

Edit: well… there is no way to change the options or save the game once it is started… So I had to exit by closing the window just to change the text speed, but when I restarted my progress wasn’t saved. … Apart from that, it’s working. I’ll try again.

Edit: right, it’s only during the (playable) introduction that you can’t access the options and stuff. But even when set to “fast” the text shows up way too slowly, it’s a pain.
Confused Penguin 9 February 2014 at 4:40 pm UTC
Can I get the Linux version from only, or also on Desura?

The page on Desura mentions as platform Windows, Mac & Linux, but on the price tag it's Windows & Mac only.
Johnathan 10 February 2014 at 3:34 am UTC
Hi, dev here.

Confused Penguin: I'm still waiting on the Desura 1.03 branches to be authorized. Buying it on should snag you a Desura key, so when the update becomes authorized there, you can redeem and claim it there, too. I'd also like to note that while the Desura branches aren't authorized, I was able to get the standalone archive version of the game authorized instantly for all three platforms.

stan: hey, pressing the Cancel key (Z by default) will show the text instantly for a message. Currently, there is no setting for getting the text to instantly show in all circumstances.

Thanks for playing!
stan 10 February 2014 at 8:39 pm UTC
Hi Johnathan, thanks for answering.
If you release an update with instantaneous text display I’ll give it another shot.
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