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Just One Line, a fantasy gamebook-like RPG has Linux support

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Here's one we totally missed which looks very interesting. Just One Line [Steam, Official Site] is a fantasy gamebook-like RPG that's currently in Early Access and it supports Linux.

The developer, JOL Studios, is composed of just three people, two artists and a single programmer who teamed up in 2015 to make unique games. It's self-funded too, as it didn't go through crowdfunding.

They recently put out a new trailer too, check it out:

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We missed it, since they added Linux support later in development, in September to be exact. Valve still hasn't sorted the issue of games new to Linux showing up in the SteamOS/Linux newly released list.

About the game:

Just One Line is a fantasy RPG gamebook-like indie game heavily focused on choices and their consequences, in which you may compete with other players in an interactive online leaderboard.

Create different adventurers by choosing their races and backgrounds and embark on a variety of epic quests: each adventurer will progress by increasing his/her renown and relations with the factions of the Kingdom thus unlocking new races and backgrounds for your next playthroughs. 

I think it looks like a fantastic attempt to bring text adventure games into a more modern style, what do you think?

Thanks for the tip razing32!

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Doc Angelo 7 December 2017 at 12:48 pm UTC
From the trailer, it's hard to tell what this game is about. It seems to be text based, but the trail doesn't give enough time to know whats going on.
tuubi 7 December 2017 at 1:29 pm UTC
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Gamebook-style games have very little to do with text adventures in the traditional sense. But I guess this one looks like an adventure game of sorts and it involves reading text, so close enough. Personally I'd categorise this one as "multiple-choice roguelite" or something along those lines.
Kuromi 7 December 2017 at 1:49 pm UTC
Cell shading again?
qptain Nemo 7 December 2017 at 2:25 pm UTC
The art style is atrocious but the concept is intriguing.
madpinger 7 December 2017 at 4:52 pm UTC
Cell shading is reasonably timeless if not the most attractive or detailed style. I think it'd make a nice present for my old lady, if only it were not still in EA. ~~
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