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Descenders is an extreme downhill biking game is coming to Linux

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Although it may not list it on the Steam store page, the developer of Descenders [Steam, Official Site], an extreme downhill biking game has confirmed it will be released for Linux.

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In response to a user question on Steam, they said this:

We're planning to support Mac & Linux just like we did with Action Henk!

We really don't have anything like this in Linux currently, so I'm pretty excited about this one. I'm pretty terrible at all racing games and the speed you're going at in the trailer is insane, might make for some real hairy moments. I wonder how many times I'm going to firmly plant my face into a tree? Hopefully we'll find out soon as it releases sometime this year, they're giving an "Early 2018" date with nothing more solid right now.

About the game:

  • Procedurally generated worlds: Take on different jumps, slopes and hillbombs every time you play
  • Freestyle bike controls: Control every subtle movement of your rider, with an in-depth physics system made for slick whips and scrubs
  • Risk vs reward: Push your rider for massive scores and combos -- but bail too many times and you might lose it all
  • Build your Rep: A fully-featured online Rep system lets you show off your worth, and earn new bikes and threads
  • Become the next Descender: Can you survive the game in a single run, and reach the ranks of the legendary Descenders?
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9 comments

Julius 8 Jan, 2018
Don't try this at home, kids :p
Xpander 8 Jan, 2018
hmm, i have seen very similar game somewhere before with a different name. the forest sections in the trailer seem like copy-paste from the other one. Or maybe its the same game with different name now?
Arehandoro 8 Jan, 2018
I will probably buy pretty much anything bike related... but I just wished it had more to do with the grand tours or even some cycle touring sandbox xD

the video seems like good fun though ^^
Liam Dawe 8 Jan, 2018
Quoting: Xpanderhmm, i have seen very similar game somewhere before with a different name. the forest sections in the trailer seem like copy-paste from the other one. Or maybe its the same game with different name now?
Likely this one: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/lonely-mountains-downhill-an-arcade-style-mountain-biking-game-is-on-kickstarter-with-linux-support.10598
Xpander 8 Jan, 2018
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: Xpanderhmm, i have seen very similar game somewhere before with a different name. the forest sections in the trailer seem like copy-paste from the other one. Or maybe its the same game with different name now?
Likely this one: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/lonely-mountains-downhill-an-arcade-style-mountain-biking-game-is-on-kickstarter-with-linux-support.10598


nope, it seems it was that :D

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scaine 8 Jan, 2018
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Nah, you guys are thinking of this one:
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MintedGamer 8 Jan, 2018
Quoting: Xpander
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: Xpanderhmm, i have seen very similar game somewhere before with a different name. the forest sections in the trailer seem like copy-paste from the other one. Or maybe its the same game with different name now?
Likely this one: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/lonely-mountains-downhill-an-arcade-style-mountain-biking-game-is-on-kickstarter-with-linux-support.10598


nope, it seems it was that :D

View video on youtube.com

I think they both look good, MTB Freeride more realistic and slow, Descenders faster and more arcade style. Jumping over the train looked like fun!
natewardawg 8 Jan, 2018
It would be very nice to have more games like this available :)
thoughtfulhippo 8 Jan, 2018
Quoting: scaineNah, you guys are thinking of this one:
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That must have been my favourite speccy game. It felt so fast!
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