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Hollow Knight's trailer took me by surprise, not only do the graphics and animations look really sweet, but the gameplay actually looks rather good. I think this is one I'm really going to have to keep an eye on.

The developers say it will release in 2016 for Linux and other platforms. It looks like it will have both a DRM free release, as well as a Steam version.

About the game
Brave the Depths of a Forgotten Kingdom

Beneath the fading town of Dirtmouth sleeps an ancient, forgotten kingdom. Many are drawn beneath the surface, searching for riches, or glory, or answers to old secrets.

As the enigmatic Hollow Knight, you’ll traverse the depths, unravel its mysteries and conquer its evils.

Use Your Skills and Reflexes to Survive

Hollow Knight is a challenging 2D action-adventure. You’ll explore twisting caverns, battle tainted creatures and escape intricate traps, all to solve an ancient long-hidden mystery.

Explore vast, Inter-connected Worlds
Encounter a bizarre collection of friends and foes
Evolve with powerful new skills and abilities

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Arehandoro 26 Nov, 2015
Looks beautiful indeed.
Doc Angelo 26 Nov, 2015
QuoteIt looks like it will have both a DRM free release, as well as a Steam version.

I guess the version on Steam will also be DRM free. You don't have to use any kind of DRM when publishing through Steam.
Liam Dawe 26 Nov, 2015
Quoting: Doc Angelo
QuoteIt looks like it will have both a DRM free release, as well as a Steam version.

I guess the version on Steam will also be DRM free. You don't have to use any kind of DRM when publishing through Steam.

Depends if/how they use any Steam features.
JOndra91 26 Nov, 2015
Quoting: Doc Angelo
QuoteIt looks like it will have both a DRM free release, as well as a Steam version.

I guess the version on Steam will also be DRM free. You don't have to use any kind of DRM when publishing through Steam.

Steam itself is sort of DRM, because you need Steam to install the game. You can't just download the installer.
Avehicle7887 26 Nov, 2015
Now THIS is a platformer I'm going to buy, big levels and beautiful artwork.


Quoting: Doc AngeloI guess the version on Steam will also be DRM free. You don't have to use any kind of DRM when publishing through Steam.

Sometimes I wonder what devs really understand when it comes to DRM and Steam - requiring to log into the client to download the game, or requiring the client running to play the game.

If they didn't enforce the client to play, I would have no problem buying from Steam and using it just to download the games.
rustybroomhandle 26 Nov, 2015
Quoting: Avehicle7887If they didn't enforce the client to play, I would have no problem buying from Steam and using it just to download the games.

There's a list here of games on Steam not requiring Steam to play:

http://steam.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_DRM-free_games
Keizgon 26 Nov, 2015
Glad to see some news on this! It's on my top watch list for Indie games along with Timespinner.


Last edited by Keizgon on 26 November 2015 at 1:26 pm UTC
flesk 26 Nov, 2015
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I backed the Kickstarter campaign and I'm really looking forward to the release. I could probably name at least 10 metroidvanias/action platformers in development for Linux at the moment, so there's a lot to look forward to for fans of the genre. :)
Doc Angelo 26 Nov, 2015
Quoting: JOndra91Steam itself is sort of DRM, because you need Steam to install the game. You can't just download the installer.

That's true. You have to use the client and login at least one time to download the game files. On GOG you can login in to their website to download the game files directly. From that point on, there is no difference between GOG and Steam regarding DRM free games.

Maybe Valve should consider to make the Steam client open source (but of course not the DRM part for the games that want it). That's the only problem I have with the Steam client - it's a binary blob. Open source would lead to more transparency.


Last edited by Doc Angelo on 26 November 2015 at 2:56 pm UTC
Ignis 26 Nov, 2015
Looks interesting :)
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