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JYDGE [Steam, Official Site] looks like the nuts top-down shooter I've seen for a while and the great news is that it's arriving on Linux in October.

It's being developed by 10tons Ltd, which should sound familiar to you since they made Neon Chrome, Crimsonland, King Oddball which all support Linux (along with some other games that don't support Linux). In fact, JYDGE seems like it's taken some of the mechanics from Neon Chrome.

Check out the trailer and burn your eyes on the gloriously bright neon lighting:

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I thought the style of it resembled both Robocop/Judge Dredd for the character and Syndicate for the world design. Turns out I was right, they inspired the developer when creating JYDGE.

The developers confirmed in a recent Steam announcement that Linux will be fully supported, with a day-1 release:

HappY to confirm that Mac and Linux versions are going to be available at launch along side with the Windows version.

How does the included image relate to this? Penguin meat and apple sauce? Play to find out!

You might notice how it looks like you can customize your loadout, well the developers claim there are "BILLIONS" of combinations to try out. They say you can go in guns blazing, or go for a more stealthy approach thanks to all the augmentations at your disposal. These don't just apply to your character, but your weapon is also customizable.

You will also be able to get companions, including spiders that apparently hate birds (taken from the official site):

Even if that's a bug, I hope they keep it in — hilarious.

They say you might even be able do it without killing anyone, with the right tools. There may even be challenges for things like that to earn medals. So it sounds like there will be many playstyles on offer.

I must say, I'm pretty hyped to give this one a try. It sounds like it will have masses of replay value thanks to how customizable the gameplay will be, that's if it ends up being as fun as the trailer seems to make it out to be.

It releases sometime in October, but they aren't listing an exact date just yet.

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qptain Nemo 12 September 2017 at 7:46 pm UTC
The title of the game is dumb but I love top-down shooters and it looks sweet so I'll most likely be picking it up
Wolfenprey 12 September 2017 at 7:52 pm UTC
Looks good, but so similar to Neon Chrome. But, i love that type of games, for sure i'll buy it.

Last edited by Wolfenprey at 12 September 2017 at 7:56 pm UTC
razing32 12 September 2017 at 9:08 pm UTC
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Jydge Dr3ad featuring Stylvester Sallone
charliebrownau 12 September 2017 at 9:52 pm UTC
Looks good
If you like this stype of game I recommend checking out Alien Swarm Reactive Drop (DX9c) (free)

Its good to see this game having coop and on linux
razing32 12 September 2017 at 10:01 pm UTC
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Looks good
If you like this stype of game I recommend checking out Alien Swarm Reactive Drop (DX9c) (free)

Its good to see this game having coop and on linux

That is still Windows only so far.
Do they have any plan on porting it ?
pete910 12 September 2017 at 11:20 pm UTC
local coop + full controller support Might be one for the Mrs and me in front of tv on couch
Beamboom 13 September 2017 at 7:05 am UTC
Gotta love couch coop. Hopefully it turns out good!
charliebrownau 13 September 2017 at 2:53 pm UTC
Just checked on steam forums
No online coop for this game

FFS *shakes fist)
robvv 8 October 2017 at 1:42 am UTC
Started playing this today and have completed the first chapter. Lots of achievements and upgrades to get, some of which enable you to return and complete previous levels. Enjoying it a lot so far.
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