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Guns of Icarus online released! [plus initial impressions]

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We recently told you about Guns of Icarus Online coming to Linux and it's here already and available to buy on Steam + it's on sale for 6 hours!


I've got my copy downloading right now, so hopefully it will be good!

Update: Initial Impressions

So I gave the game about half an hour just now and there is a lot to like about the game!

The graphics are good, game play seems pretty solid too, camera seems a little odd though like you are drifting when you look around but doesn't take long to get used to.

Can be a bit of waiting in the game though once your ship is blown up to get you back into the fight, the only drawback I've seen so far!

Will be playing a lot more of this I think!
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Kurremkarmerruk 23 February 2013 at 2:33 pm UTC
Yeah I'm loving this one so far!
Ba7a7chy 23 February 2013 at 3:34 pm UTC
Well, Waiting is pretty long sometimes, also maybe it only me but the mouse is OVER sensitive I needed to take him to  400DPI  so I can play normally, also the game is really new so lots of people who don't know what to do at all are inside, I didn't figure out if you gain something from "leveling" so right now the game fells like standing in place..
Orkultus 24 February 2013 at 3:10 am UTC
yeah i had to turn down the mouse sensitivity as well.
Orkultus 24 February 2013 at 3:12 am UTC
Im excited for the new Wolfire game in the Mojam Bundle. The other game devs seem to just be using Game Maker in windows.
Sabun 1 March 2013 at 11:05 am UTC
Definitely worth the purchase, I got Guns of Icarus during the sale

A short gameplay video I made of it, running in Ubuntu 12.10 with maxed out graphics if you're interested in seeing how it runs:

This game runs really well, and the Quick Match option makes it a no-hassle for me to join games. If you get disconnected, there's even a button to reconnect to that game (albeit, limited time though).

Problems I've had with the game are only two: It takes a good 5 seconds or so whenever loading a map, it's textures and models. Secondly, the mouse sensitivity is too high! I have a Razer DeathAdder, and even after using xinput to reduce the sensitivity beyond Ubuntu's standard limits, it's still too fast. A short nudge to left or right results in a 180 degree turn. Sometimes even 360 degrees turn.
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