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At my request, the developer of CATACLYSM, a rather sweet local multiplayer brawler has added a Linux version to their game.

The developer is quite new to Linux by the sounds of it, so they haven't had a chance to test the build themselves. Even so, I went ahead and did so and it runs quite well. Using SC Controller for my Steam Controller, it worked perfectly. The only issue was a minor fullscreen issue, so I've been messing about in Windowed mode for now.

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If you love games like Towerfall and other local multiplayer brawlers, it might be worth taking a look. I'm sure they could use some more feedback.


  • 2-player local explosive cat action
  • Destructible tile-based terrain
  • 12 unique stages, each with an alternate "REMIX" version (24 stages total)
  • 7 different bomb types including the standard "yarn bomb" and six power-ups
  • Every type of attack can be turned against you in one way or another
  • Earn one of many awards based on your performance at the end of the match
  • Authentic cat vocalizations that were definitely not produced by a grown man in front of his laptop in the middle of the night

You can find it on Although, it's much easier to use the official open source client to keep it all up to date.

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MoonJellyGames 16 Jun, 2018
To anyone who has checked out CATACLYSM before June 14th, 2018 (before v1.2, excluding v1.0), the uploaded build had a bug that prevented the end-match sequence from playing properly, requiring that the game is closed. Needless to say, I was furious with myself for letting that get through, but it has since been fixed and you can download it at the link provided in the article above.


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