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I'm not really sure what Black Riddles Studio are doing with Crazy Justice [Steam] at this point, as they seem to change their mind about it constantly. They constantly said Early Access was coming out on August 23rd. When actually, it wasn't at all. 

Instead of Early Access, they decided to send it to only their backers. After testing it, I'm really not surprised. I've seen a lot of bad releases in my time to be fair to them and since it's unfinished, issues are to be expected. The problem is it's quite literally broken. I would have expected such glaring issues to have never been sent out to their backers.

So many issues with it, I honestly don't know where to begin. To be clear, I'm well aware that it's an unfinished game but let's remember they had planned to launch this last month. Given the state it's in a month later, that's pretty damn worrying.

Firstly, the Linux version doesn't even launch because it cannot find the "libsteam_api.so" file. Fixing that is easy, they either need to adjust their launch script so it knows where it is or copy it over to the same folder where the executable is. If that's not in their first update, I will be both amused and disappointed due to how easy it is to solve.

When you go to enter the game, it will instantly count down even though there's only two people. It doesn't seem to wait until it has a group of people, so you don't really get a chance to have a good game.

Even worse, is that there's black patches all over the map, which is probably some sort of broken shader. That's not the absolute game-breaker though! Being a game with a Battle Royale mode (the only mode currently live) it has a storm that gradually reduces the play area. As soon as that starts moving, the FPS completely nose-dives down making it completely unplayable and the storm never stops moving.

That's just the tip of the iceberg, you also need to register again to even login to the game and it doesn't save your login details, so you need to login again every time you load it. I've seen players on Windows unable to even open the map (works for me), the map doesn't even show your own location, some people have been in a game where there's literally no loot and the list just goes on and on from there.

As a backer, someone who pledged $30 to them to help make it happen, I fully want them to succeed. So my words aren't written out of spite as I really do hope they learn from this experience. They've got a lot to prove, let's hope they recover and hammer out some fixes.

I will continue testing it as time goes on and update you when the situation is better.

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Whitewolfe80 25 August 2018 at 8:06 am UTC
MMM linux only BR game and its a stinker so far, I do not get putting it in backer hands in this state what are you trying to say there is no way you should think that is acceptable and if they do think levels of bugs like that are acceptable well it was nice knowing you, you ll never make a game again hope it was worth it.
Erzfeind 25 August 2018 at 2:02 pm UTC
I'm so glad I got a PayPal refund some weeks ago (however still got a steam key)...
Orkultus 25 August 2018 at 9:10 pm UTC
What i had to do to get it started up was put a libsteam_api.so (64bit version) into my ./local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/Crazy Justice/CrazyJustice/Binaries/Linux folder in order to get the game to launch and work. Although the game looks like crap, with blacked out shaders all over the map, and a terrible FPS drop when the play area decreases. Going to wait until they fix things before i attempt it again.
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