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Dead Cells, a 'RogueVania' now has a Beta available for Linux

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Dead Cells mixes in elements of a Rogue-lite with a MetroidVania to create an interesting mix and it's now available on Linux with a Beta.

I did notice in the comments of the previous article, that people were debating the choice of article title. I said it was a "rogue-lite metroidvania action-platformer", which was obviously a bit wrong. They've actually coined their own term for it, calling it a "RogueVania".

Take a look at one of their more recent trailers:

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Here's what they say about it:

  • RogueVania: The progressive exploration of an interconnected world, with the replayability of a rogue-lite and the adrenaline pumping threat of permadeath.
  • 2D Souls-lite Action: Tough but fair combat, more than fifty weapons and spells with unique gameplay, and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble. 
  • Nonlinear progression: Sewers, Ossuary or Remparts? Once unlocked, special permanent abilities allow you to access new paths to reach your objective. Opt for the path that suits your current build, your play style or just your mood.
  • Exploration: Secret rooms, hidden passages, charming landscapes. Take a moment to stroll the towers and breath in that fresh sea mist infused air...

It must be something special, with over fourteen thousand user reviews on Steam, with 94% of them being positive.

I've been following this extremely closely, since it's one I'm personally excited about. We've been chatting about it in our official Discord quite a bit and it seems quite a few people have been looking forward to it.

While it will download without selecting the Beta on Steam, it won't work properly. You will need to manually go to the properties of the game on Steam, head to the Beta tab and select it.

There's no password needed!

Currently, it doesn't work correctly with the Steam Controller through Steam directly, however, you can use SC Controller to get around this.

You can grab a copy on Humble Store or Steam. Remember though, since it's a Beta it will likely have issues.

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cxpher@gmail.com 18 Jun, 2018
Been dying for this.

Just picked it up immediately.
pb 18 Jun, 2018
Works great on Arch Linux :-)
cxpher@gmail.com 18 Jun, 2018
Quoting: pbWorks great on Arch Linux :-)

That it does!
Cyril 18 Jun, 2018
Great, It's on the road for real! ^_^
Will the beta be available on GOG too?
scaine 18 Jun, 2018
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Can't wait to buy/play this! Very happy to see this happening... I began to doubt if it would come, so this is great news!

Just need Astroneers to keep their "Q2 2018" promise too now, and I'll be in gaming heaven!
PublicNuisance 18 Jun, 2018
It's good that they're doing this in early access. Hopefully this means the Linux version can see a day 1 release when it goes gold.
Avehicle7887 18 Jun, 2018
This is one of my most sought after titles this year, that art style is just too good.
lagh 22 Jun, 2018
lagh 22 Jun, 2018
Quoting: pbWorks great on Arch Linux :-)

And Fedora too!!!
AciD 22 Jun, 2018
Do you guys managed to play it with the Steam Controller?
On my end I 'randomly' display the steam virtual keyboard while playing, which unfocus the game window and inevitably kills you pretty quick :/

I'm playing on Debian Stretch.
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