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Hyperspace Dogfights [Official Site], a very colourful jet-combat roguelike is set for release on May 14th, which will include Linux support. The developer notified me of the release today, since I took an early look at it back in April of last year.

Check out their fancy launch trailer:

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I've had a bit of a blast with it today, as the developer was kind enough to send over a pre-release key.

It's an absolutely mental game, one where you can pull of some seriously slick moves thanks to gravity's pull. You can drift all over the area with forwards and backwards boosters, enabling you to dodge the many enemy bullets that will be flowing across your screen. It's quite difficult too, I've had my butt kicked many times already! I also love the fact that you can scrape the ground and kick up some dirt when you get too close, looks awesome.

Looking forward to trying out plenty more closer to the release. Find it on Steam. It is available on with some earlier builds and the developer told me it will also be updated once the Steam release is done.

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8BitSloth 3 May, 2018
Calling this a roguelike is like calling Halo an MMORPG.
Liam Dawe 3 May, 2018
Quoting: 8BitSlothCalling this a roguelike is like calling Halo an MMORPG.
Heh, I had this come up recently while livestreaming Basingstoke. The definition is so varied now, it's hard to say what is and what isn't.
AciD 6 May, 2018
This looks like a clone of Luftrausers.
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