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That's a title I didn't think I would ever write! Robots controlled by fish is certainly an amusing idea and it's coming with the metroidvania action-RPG 'Feudal Alloy' [Steam, Official Site] later this year.

Check out the early teaser:

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What's really good about it, is that the developer has put Linux support in as early as possible. It's not due for release until sometime in "Q3" of this year, but even so their alpha build already has Linux support. Too many developers end up leaving it until the last minute, pleasing to see Attu Games not doing that.

It will feature:

  • A dynamic combat system with swords, grenades, evasions and other special attacks.
  • Equipment that changes both the appearance and characteristics of the player.
  • A huge connected world to discover, full of many different enemies, bosses and extra quests.
  • Secret areas to find and explore.

The developer was kind enough to send over a key so I could check out some of the early work-in-progress gameplay. After testing, I actually came away quite impressed, as the Linux build was practically flawless!. The build was quite limited, but it was very charming and the art is really quite nice. I especially loved the fact that your stamina is a temperature gauge, when you attack too much you overheat and the animation and sound effects there are lovely.

The Steam Controller worked without issues, it used my correct primary monitor and performance was fine as well. For what they call an unoptimized demo made by two people, I'm shocked at the quality.

For an early build, they're doing well. Will be keeping a close eye on this one, could be really good when it's finished.

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riusma 27 February 2018 at 10:38 am UTC
I love the graphics!
tuubi 27 February 2018 at 12:02 pm UTC
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I'll wait for your review of the finished product, but this should be right up my alley.
Leopard 27 February 2018 at 12:26 pm UTC
Looks great.

Normally , devs put Windows system reqs detailed while Linux and MacOS ones are undetailed.

Situation here is opposite of it.
OLucasZanella 27 February 2018 at 10:34 pm UTC
Looks rather nice. I'll keep it in the wishlist for the time being.


LeopardNormally , devs put Windows system reqs detailed while Linux and MacOS ones are undetailed. Situation here is opposite of it.
Music to my ears, my friend. Music to my ears!


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no_information_here 27 February 2018 at 11:06 pm UTC
This looks great! I am glad to hear the devs are doing things the right way.

"A huge connected world to discover, full of many different enemies, bosses and extra quests."

My Metroidvania addiction will look forward to it!
lucifertdark 28 February 2018 at 12:42 pm UTC
Well we've had Coyboy Robot Miners & Space Pirates, we've also had Victorian Space Fleets powered by Chickens & Eggs, so why not Goldfish controlled Robot Knights? If they include the soundtrack as a DLC I'll be even happier cause the music in that video ticks all the right boxes for me, I love medieval style music.
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