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Just to make you aware, that Burst The Game [Steam], the free FPS has launched, but its Linux version is completely broken. They are aware of this too, see here.

The developers gave me keys before release, but they didn't actually provide a Linux version until release. I made them aware of this and I could have told them the Linux version didn't work, but they didn't put it up for me to actually test it.

I will let you know if/when it actually works. For now, save yourselves a download as it just doesn't work.

The game currently has "Mixed" user reviews overall, but I would not be surprised if it jumps into Negative territory soon due to the many complaints about it. One of the biggest complaints is that it's an "asset flip", where developers buy or grab free to use assets, put it into a game and call it a day. Pre-made assets can be made into a good game, but that's pretty rare and those that do, use others assets sparingly. The game also apparently just uses the Unreal FPS kit, so it seems they haven't really done all that much to make a real game out of it.

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10 comments

ravenmocker 28 Aug, 2017
not really all that surprised to be honest
Redneck 28 Aug, 2017
From what i've understood, the Unreal FPS kit used in the game was made by the developer of Burst itself... I can be wrong though, because i didn't find any evidence but a comment somewhere.

It looks like people is digging the game too fast, being free and in EA... I hope things turn for the best! The more FPS the better :P


Last edited by Redneck on 28 August 2017 at 1:42 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 28 Aug, 2017
Quoting: RedneckFrom what i've understood, the Unreal FPS kit used in the game was made by the developer of Burst itself... I can be wrong though, because i didn't find any evidence but a comment somewhere.
I've not seen any evidence of this, the developer of Burst has a completely different name to the developer of the Unreal FPS kit. I've seen nothing when digging around to match them up. When looking at the Unreal FPS Kit, the resemblance is striking.
Redneck 28 Aug, 2017
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: RedneckFrom what i've understood, the Unreal FPS kit used in the game was made by the developer of Burst itself... I can be wrong though, because i didn't find any evidence but a comment somewhere.
I've not seen any evidence of this, the developer of Burst has a completely different name to the developer of the Unreal FPS kit. I've seen nothing when digging around to match them up. When looking at the Unreal FPS Kit, the resemblance is striking.

Yeah, considering it was a reply on a Steam review or a comment in a discussion, you are certainly right!
razing32 28 Aug, 2017
Another day , another asset flip.
Steam is becoming more garbage pit than game store.
And PS4 is also following suite.

Hooray for gaming /sarcasm
ageres 29 Aug, 2017
QuoteThe game currently has "Mixed" user reviews overall, but I would not be surprised if it jumps into Negative territory soon due to the many complaints about it. One of the biggest complaints is that it's an "asset flip", where developers buy or grab free to use assets, put it into a game and call it a day. Pre-made assets can be made into a good game, but that's pretty rare and those that do, use others assets sparingly.
Told you.
HollowSoldier 29 Aug, 2017
So the article says the game is broken, without any form of technical information about in what form it is broken. Does it not launch? Does it not render properly? What's the issue?
Liam Dawe 29 Aug, 2017
Quoting: HollowSoldierSo the article says the game is broken, without any form of technical information about in what form it is broken. Does it not launch? Does it not render properly? What's the issue?

To quote the article:
Quotecompletely broken
Did you really need an in depth paragraph on what completely broken means? It doesn't work, at all.
HollowSoldier 29 Aug, 2017
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: HollowSoldierSo the article says the game is broken, without any form of technical information about in what form it is broken. Does it not launch? Does it not render properly? What's the issue?

To quote the article:
Quotecompletely broken
Did you really need an in depth paragraph on what completely broken means? It doesn't work, at all.
You mean they're distributing JPEG images instead of executables? This is naming an shaming, nothing more.
Liam Dawe 29 Aug, 2017
Quoting: HollowSoldier
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: HollowSoldierSo the article says the game is broken, without any form of technical information about in what form it is broken. Does it not launch? Does it not render properly? What's the issue?

To quote the article:
Quotecompletely broken
Did you really need an in depth paragraph on what completely broken means? It doesn't work, at all.
You mean they're distributing JPEG images instead of executables? This is naming an shaming, nothing more.
What on earth are you talking about? I really don't even understand your comment. If that was the case, I would have obviously said something.

The game is broken, they know it's broken.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 29 August 2017 at 4:25 pm UTC
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