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Fictorum is an action RPG with destructible environments from Scraping Bottom Games, they said last year they planned a Linux version and it looks like it's now happening.

The tip comes from NuSuey/TuxDB where it showed a Linux content depot turning up recently. Checking SteamDB seems to indicate this is indeed true as of early this morning. When checking on their public roadmap, it seems they solved some issues they were having with a Linux version recently so this does indicate it's quite likely to release.

After watching a recent update video shown below, it certainly look like a promising game to have on Linux:

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A little reminder about the game:

Rather than starting out as a hapless farm boy who stumbles into his powers and avoids enemies or entire areas until leveling up, players take on the role of an established wizarding badass, hell-bent on his mission for revenge. Yet challenge is abundant—the wizard must bring down a sprawling empire by himself, besting scores of bandits, cadres of Inquisitors, and hordes of corrupted abominations on his quest for vengeance. The protagonist has access to unlimited magical powers, making the game less about spamming that one spell that works passably well until it becomes upgradable. The experience is more about tailoring your magical arsenal, giving the player a wide range of freedom and the ability to effectively, efficiently, and enthusiastically destroy every obstacle. The randomly-generated world map features locations where every structure (from large buildings to bookshelves to tables to even a lone fork) can be demolished.

Follow it on Humble Store and Steam.

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dpanter 20 August 2018 at 12:26 pm UTC
This is right up my alley, easy instant buy when Linux version drops.
Dedale 20 August 2018 at 1:30 pm UTC
Well, that seems to fit well with my megalomaniac tendencies and my non-cisgender sexuality, i have always known down there i am a flamethrower trapped in the body of a man.
Mountain Man 20 August 2018 at 1:50 pm UTC
Looks very interesting. It's intriguing that you start out as a full-powered mage instead of having to progressively develop your character. It's such a break from gaming tradition that I'm curious how it's going to work in practice. It's currently showing "Mixed" reviews on Steam. The most common complaint is that there's not a lot of substance to it, and the novelty of it all wears thin after a couple of hours.


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seven 20 August 2018 at 2:54 pm UTC
i like this one a lot
Beamboom 20 August 2018 at 3:28 pm UTC
With such a low metascore I'd advice anyone considering a purchase to read reviews quite thoroughly.
g000h 20 August 2018 at 4:18 pm UTC
Thinking I'll add this one to my Wishlist, and then once the Linux version drops, I'll consider it some more. Linux version + Sale + Good Game Play = Likely Purchase.


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mao_dze_dun 20 August 2018 at 5:19 pm UTC
Seems very "meh" TBH
no_information_here 20 August 2018 at 5:39 pm UTC
If the devs are continuing to polish the game, this could be quite interesting...
14 20 August 2018 at 6:06 pm UTC
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The trailer gave me laughter and smiles, but also a little concern for substance. The magic fighting mechanic looks hilariously fun. Perhaps, they need a new game director to create a second game using the action mechanics established here. This game kind of looks like a tech demo asking for funds for a real game.

I might get it once it works on Linux. It might be fun to play for a while. And, maybe, their next game will be richer.
scaine 20 August 2018 at 6:27 pm UTC
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This just looks like a big pile of fun, not taking itself too seriously. I think I'll be picking this up.
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