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Human Resource Machine has an open beta for Linux

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Human Resource Machine, an indie programming puzzle game by the makers of Little Inferno and World of Goo, sharing their beautiful art style, is now in open public beta. Developers' announcement says:

QuoteYep, we have a Linux build ready for testing for any brave Linux users who want to try! Here's how to get it:

0. IMPORTANT! To get this to work, you will have to already have the game in your Steam library.

1. In your Steam library, go to the "properties" for Human Resource Machine.

2. Go to the "betas" tab.

3. In the "enter beta access code" field, enter top secret password "WhereIsCarol".

4. Click "check code". A little line of text should indicate that this was successful.

5. The dropdown above should now have a beta called "testing -" available. Select it, and press "close".

6. Steam should now download whatever it needs to your Linux computer.

Run the build, and let us know how it goes!


Buying the game now should be fine, and should count as a Linux sale since they have a build available for our platform.

About This Game (official)
Program little office workers to solve puzzles. Be a good employee! The machines are coming... for your job.

Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game for nerds. In each level, your boss gives you a job. Automate it by programming your little office worker. If you succeed, you'll be promoted up to the next level for another year of work in the vast office building. Congratulations!

Don't worry if you've never programmed before - programming is just puzzle solving. If you strip away all the 1's and 0's and scary squiggly brackets, programming is actually really simple, logical, beautiful, and something that anyone can understand and have fun with! Are you already an expert? There will be extra challenges for you.

From the creators of World of Goo and Little Inferno. Have fun! Management is watching.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/375820
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ivant 25 March 2016 at 4:52 pm UTC
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Typo. Should be "World of Goo".
Eike 25 March 2016 at 4:56 pm UTC
ivantTypo. Should be "World of Goo".

(G)Oops!
no_information_here 25 March 2016 at 8:18 pm UTC
Little Inferno is a strangely compelling little game. I just recently re-played it and it is brutally ironic while being fun to play. There is really nothing else quite like it.

I look forward to this one!
tuubi 25 March 2016 at 8:24 pm UTC
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Seems like something I might enjoy.
flesk 25 March 2016 at 10:23 pm UTC
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Works without issues for me. The game is very similar to TIS-100, but much easier so far, and with the trademark Tomorrow Corp. storytelling. I'm enjoying it a lot.
stan 26 March 2016 at 2:43 am UTC
fleskWorks without issues for me. The game is very similar to TIS-100, but much easier so far, and with the trademark Tomorrow Corp. storytelling. I'm enjoying it a lot.
Tell me about it, I’ve been programming for nearly 30 years and I’m stuck on level 7 of TIS-100 .
c704710 26 March 2016 at 4:59 am UTC
QuoteIMPORTANT! To get this to work, you will have to already have the game in your Steam library
Does this mean to get the Linux version I have to install the Windows version?

Typical!
liamdawe 26 March 2016 at 8:11 am UTC
c704710
QuoteIMPORTANT! To get this to work, you will have to already have the game in your Steam library
Does this mean to get the Linux version I have to install the Windows version?

Typical!

No, it means you have to actually own the game. It's not a free beta.
tuubi 26 March 2016 at 8:17 am UTC
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c704710
QuoteIMPORTANT! To get this to work, you will have to already have the game in your Steam library
Does this mean to get the Linux version I have to install the Windows version?

Typical!
You don't need to install the Windows version. Just have the game in your library.

I can see no reason to pay for the privilege of being a beta tester though. The game seems fun, but--as always--I'll wait until it's done and is officially released on Linux.
Skiski 26 March 2016 at 9:52 am UTC
Just bought the game and it is awesome. It appeared directly on my linux games list, so I hope it is counted as a linux sell.

Anyway, it works great on Fedora 22. It is indeed easier thant TIS-100, but I didn't find TIS that hard neither. It is not like SpaceChem in wich I'm still stuck in the middle of the game.
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