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Freedom Planet Quirky Action Platformer Now On Linux

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Freedom Planet is a rather quirky looking platformer with tons of action, motorcycles, cats, and lots of other random junk.

It should be noted that right now the Linux version is in Beta:
QuoteFreedom Planet has been Turbocharged! Mac and Linux versions of the game are now available for testing on Steam, as well as an optimized PC version that runs at a silky smooth 60fps more consistently.

To try out the new builds, right click the game in your Steam library and select Properties. Click the BETAS tab and choose the Beta branch. The version of the game that's appropriate for your operating system should download automagically.

If everything checks out, we'll push all of the new versions live in a few days. Enjoy!

It has really great reviews all around, so it looks like a real winner to have on Linux. I had never heard of it before someone emailed it in, and after looking at the trailer it looks to be inspired by some classics like Sonic.

About the game (Official)
Freedom Planet is a combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragon girl and her friends against an alien attack force. There's trouble around every turn, from insects to giant robots to sheer explosive destruction, but you'll have a variety of special fighting abilities to blast your way through each stage.

As Lilac, you can use Dragon powers to whip enemies with your hair, spin like a cyclone, or fly through the air at high speed like a comet.
As Carol, you can bust through foes with a flurry of punches and kicks or summon motorcycles that let you ride up walls and ceilings.

Check out Freedom Planet on Steam. It's also on their official website using the Humble Store Widget. Article taken from
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Skully 5 Apr, 2015
Really does remind me of sonic. I have no interest in the story, but damn that gameplay looks fantastic.
Keizgon 5 Apr, 2015
OMG YES! I been waiting for this one. Almost gave up too (was using a non-linux compatible engine, but there was talk of porting it to c++). I think that speaks volumes for this developer. Most devs just say "it's too much work". But yeah, as you can see, pretty excited as I just bought it. Rocking a solid 60 FPS on this archaic laptop on their test build. Opening up the files in my local folder, game is using SDL2 and OpenAL. Goodbye DirectX! :D

If you loved Sonic / Mega Man, get this game. Everything from the game-play / art to the audio (and voices) are top notch for a indie dev. If Shovel Knight is to the highlights of the 8-bit era, Freedom Planet is the 16-bit / Sega Saturn inspired counterpart to that.

Freedom Planet goes back to the roots of what made Sonic good and brings some fresh things with it like a true successor. Please note, this is not a clone of Sonic, but it definitely captures the essence of it.

IMO, the story is pretty funny.
flesk 5 Apr, 2015
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I hadn't even heard of this game, but it looks pretty amazing.
Sslaxx 6 Apr, 2015
Quoting: SkullyReally does remind me of sonic. I have no interest in the story, but damn that gameplay looks fantastic.
It was originally a Sonic fangame.
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