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Great looking retro-inspired FPS Ion Fury is out now with Linux support

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Ion Fury (previously Ion Maiden) from Voidpoint and 3D Realms has been officially released, this retro inspired FPS looks fantastic and it comes with full Linux support.

While Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison earned her codename defusing bombs for the Global Defense Force, when evil transhumanist mastermind Dr. Jadus Heskel unleashes the members of his cybernetic cult onto the streets of Neo DC, she knows it’s time to start causing explosions instead of preventing them.

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Feature Highlight:

  • The true successor to classic shooters such as Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood.
  • Experience the original BUILD engine on steroids, pumped up and ready to rock again after 20 years!
  • Duck, jump, climb, swim, and blast your way through 7 exciting zones packed with multiple levels of mayhem!
  • A beautiful game world assembled from thousands of hand-crafted textures and sprites
  • An awe-inspiring arsenal of devastating weapons, including multiple ammo types and alternate fire modes. Tri-barreled revolvers, grenade launchers, and heat-seeking smart bombs are your best friends!
  • The classic '90s FPS action you love, meshed with modern inventions like locational damage and seamless level transitions
  • ZERO PROCEDURAL GENERATION. All levels are hand made and full of multiple paths, cool effects, and complex set pieces!
  • Thumping soundtrack comprised of true tracked module music, in authentic FastTracker 2 format
  • Easy access on to level editor and other development tools on day one, plus Steam Workshop support

A review with some actual proper thoughts may come later, as sadly the pre-release build did not include a Linux version.

I've given it a quick blast now that it's out and as expected, it does seem to run very nicely. Love the one-liners, "I spray, you pray!"—hah brings back some memories of ol' Duke that's for sure. Awesome weapons too, a sub-machine gun that sets people on fire, yeah sure why not!

"For the first time in over 20 years, 3D Realms is back at its roots, doing what we’re doing best. Our community has been so patient and excited for Ion Fury," said Frederik Schreiber, VP at 3D Realms. "We are so pleased to bring Ion Fury to our fans so they can experience a fresh take on classic ‘90s destruction for themselves."

Even in the short time I've had with the full version today, it's been a blast. I really didn't want to put it down to even write this little bit on it, I'm enjoying it that much. It's also managed to freak me out a little already with some of the enemy designs. Those god damn spider faces—not what I want to see in a dark alleyway. Whoever put that in is a devil!

If fast-paced retro-looking shooters and hunting for keys to open doors sounds like your thing, you can find Ion Fury on GOG and Steam.

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Comandante Ñoñardo 16 August 2019 at 12:51 am UTC
English only? I remember they promised more languages.
ageres 16 August 2019 at 1:57 am UTC
Comandante ÑoñardoI remember they promised more languages.
They still do on the GOG page. Probably they are going to add that later as well as Steam achievements, etc.
rustybroomhandle 16 August 2019 at 8:32 am UTC
Awesome game.

I played Duke 3D on an Amiga 1200 through a Mac emulator.
Hamish 17 August 2019 at 3:54 am UTC
DuncThe sole global arbiter of all things Build Engine gave it a thumbs up, so it must be pretty good.
Clint is great and all, but he is not Civvie 11.

Last edited by Hamish on 17 August 2019 at 3:54 am UTC
heidi.wenger 17 August 2019 at 12:34 pm UTC
I heard there's now some kinda transgender issue with this game? Anyone knows more of this?
ageres 17 August 2019 at 2:15 pm UTC
Linux spotted:
Tiedemann 17 August 2019 at 4:15 pm UTC
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heidi.wengerI heard there's now some kinda transgender issue with this game? Anyone knows more of this?

I highly doubt the game is the issue but I guess it's an "issue" from Discord:

I don't use Discord and don't care enough anyway...
Klaas 17 August 2019 at 5:55 pm UTC
Do we need drama from the drama stewing pot here?
0ttman 18 August 2019 at 9:52 pm UTC
FaalhaasFor the nerds... You can build the newest eDuke32 source to play Ion Fury.

Then run your own built executable:
$ ./eduke32 
EDuke32 r8022
Built Aug 15 2019 19:49:39, GCC 9.1.0, 64-bit 
Using /home/nerd/Games/Fury/ for game data
Using /home/nerd/.config/eduke32/ for game data
Initializing SDL 2.0.10
Using "x11" video driver
Searching for game data...
Using "fury.grp" as main game data file.

It uses these files:

Did you notice some of the Achievements/Trophies,when you launch from the command line?

pizza time!
Unlocked: Cowabunga! 2/30
liquid crack!
Unlocked: Addicted 2/20
Unlocked: Shaken, Not Stirred
Unlocked: Bad Mojo 2/20
Unlocked: Demanufacture 1/100
Shmerl 19 August 2019 at 2:13 am UTC
Didn't know there were achievements there
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