The developer behind the fun indie hit Vox a voxel based, action, adventure and creation game with a big focus on player created content has re-confirmed their plans for the Linux version. The good news is that the major content patch is now out, so once dust settles on that the Linux version will come!
Now before you go screaming "Miiiiiinecraft rip!" it is nothing close to Minecraft. Just to get that out the way.
The developer confirmed on twitter through multiple tweets to me today that once the dust has settled on this major patch that just went out and they have rested a bit, the Linux version will come.
@gamingonlinux yo are right to check at this point! After the patch dust settles I will be dusting by down the Linux version. :)— AlwaysGeeky (@AlwaysGeeky) May 1, 2014
There are other tweets, see the full conversation here.
I really can't wait to get my hands on it, it came with something I purchased on IndieGameStand quite some time ago, so I already own it on Steam ready to video it for you guys to see it in all of it's glory.
Vox features a completely customization in-game voxel engine that is used to power all the content in the game, this means everything from characters, monsters, items, weapons, flowers, trees and even the world itself is all made from the same basic voxel objects. This means that as a player you are able to edit and customize all of these items using the in-game 'voxel editor'. Don't like the look of the fancy new sword you have just looted? That's fine just open it up in the voxel editor and change it to how you want it to look! You can also decorate your house and the world with as much custom scenery as you like all made using the very same voxel editor. All the objects and content in Vox is there for you to play around with and customize to your heart's content.
Main features of Vox:
- Full 100% character creation. Use preset parts, or completely build a character from scratch, block by block.
- Generate dynamic and random worlds that are fully destructible, every single block can be edited.
- Different and distinct world biomes: forest, jungle, desert, snowy mountains, tundra, floating islands, graveyard, frozen wasteland, and more planned...
- Weapon/item/equipment customization.
- 'Zelda' style 3D targeting and combat camera lock-on system.
- Play in first person or 3rd person camera modes.
- Mining and world exploration to find hidden treasures.
- Advanced rendering shaders including deferred rendering, SSAO, shadows, dynamic lighting, depth of field.
- Villages with NPCs and a questing system.
- Crafting system.
- Character progression and leveling system.
- Monsters, bosses, dungeons.
- Monster editor.
- Quest editor.
- NPC creator.
- Multiplayer modes (co-op and PVP).
Once the Linux version is out, we may give a key away to who can make the best looking Tux character. This is what I love about Vox, you literally can build your own character.