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Releasing on Steam on July 31st, Space Mercs is an extreme space shooter from Bearded Giant Games we've featured here a few times and for good reason. It's made on Linux and it looks like a lot of fun.

Space Mercs is an extreme arcade space combat game where the amount of projectiles and lasers on-screen is only toppled by the amount of stars in the universe! Will you be able to complete all the mercenary missions and become the best pilot in the Galaxy?

Throughout the game’s 30 mission campaign you will dodge, chase, fire, escort and absolutely obliterate enemies ranging from small drones to huge battleships while bound to a single rule: “If it moves, it dies“.

The latest footage from it, shows off the upgraded visuals including some pretty impressive background art along with some intense action going on:

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If you hear any crackling sounds, you're not going mad, the developer had a few issues with the OpenShot video editor.

To go along with it, they also sent over some fresh shots which are pretty awesome (click to enlarge):


What is also pretty amazing, is how Bearded Giant Games are developing this on an Intel integrated GPU and not a new one either. Do check out our interview we published with them recently, it's worth a read.

You can find Space Mercs on Steam, releasing July 31st.

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Zapa 3 July 2019 at 9:29 am UTC
And as usual, as soon as I release a trailer or overhaul the steam page with new shots and stuff, I improve it and take it a step further!

With last night optimization process I got this footage to work flawlessly on the Intel HD 4000 (and proof footage from my phone).

Going to call a stop on optimizations and graphical improvements for now so I can focus on wrapping up the game's content!

Thanks for covering the new trailer Liam!
Dedale 3 July 2019 at 9:30 am UTC
Sounds cool indeed. I will experiment with it when i have the money. I like the low specs requirements.

Edit: Wishlisted.


Last edited by Dedale at 3 July 2019 at 9:32 am UTC
Nanobang 3 July 2019 at 11:43 am UTC
Generations of crop-eating insects have come and gone in my veggie garden in the time I haven't looked at this game. It's grown up so big and beautiful now. Thanks Bearded Giant for thinking of Linux and shining some love on us!
fabertawe 3 July 2019 at 1:55 pm UTC
Looking forward to buying this on release
Shmerl 3 July 2019 at 1:58 pm UTC
Looks very impressive! I hope they'll release on GOG as well.
on_en_a_gros 3 July 2019 at 6:45 pm UTC
Discovered the game in the last week interview and wishlisted it immediately, it looks nice and fun, and it's made on Linux.
I'm probably going to buy these one day one, full tux, immediate bucks .
Do we know something about 21:9 aspect ratio support ?
Zapa 3 July 2019 at 10:02 pm UTC
on_en_a_grosDiscovered the game in the last week interview and wishlisted it immediately, it looks nice and fun, and it's made on Linux.
I'm probably going to buy these one day one, full tux, immediate bucks .
Do we know something about 21:9 aspect ratio support ?

Sadly, I don't have a screen to test it/try it on so I have no idea. I can fake such an aspect ratio and try my best to get it to be compatible.
on_en_a_gros 4 July 2019 at 3:30 am UTC
ZapaSadly, I don't have a screen to test it/try it on so I have no idea. I can fake such an aspect ratio and try my best to get it to be compatible.

Thanks for the answer, would be top-notch if it works but a can totally understand if it doesn't. I'm in the hype train even in 16:9.
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