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Loot-based action RPG with time travel 'Last Epoch' will be on Linux

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Not enough RPGs on Linux for you? Last Epoch [Official Site], a loot-based action RPG that involves time travel is coming to Linux.

It's currently on Kickstarter, where the developer is hoping to get at least $210K in funding with $53K already pledged. They have around 24 days to go so they have plenty of time to gather funding.

You can see a preview of it with their Kickstarter video below:

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Here's what it will feature:

  • Offline and online multiplayer action
  • Time travel and high fantasy world 
  • 5 base classes that advance into 10 powerful mastery classes
  • A deep skill system with augment trees for each skill 
  • Engrossing loot and crafting system 
  • Massive end-game content and replayability, trading, PvP, Cycles(seasons), Ladders, and Achievements 
  • Epic storytelling, memorable characters and environments, voice acting, journals, and hidden secrets

In regards to the time travel aspect of it, the developer said:

 Throughout the story, you will travel to four distinct eras in time and see how each zone changes throughout the ages, each change bearing lore implications that will keep you invested in the setting.

Sadly, the demo they currently have is Windows-only. The good news is that they seem committed to the Linux build, with their Community Manager sending out a Twitter post about testing the game on Linux. They've been testing it on an AMD system, with them discovering the Unity double-input bug.

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Joeyboots80 22 April 2018 at 7:32 pm UTC
This game looks great. Will be following this project. Looking forward to how it turns out.
herc 22 April 2018 at 8:08 pm UTC
I've been hanging out in their Discord asking for a Linux demo all weekend and today I got a test build to try out.

They utilize a unity launcher where you can select resolution, checkbox for windowed mode, monitor selector etc.

I've only had time to play it for about 10 minutes, but so far everything seems to work fine except a small graphical glitch on the ground. Performance is not that great when there are multiple enemies on screen at the same time, dipped down to about 15 fps at some point. But in town I got around 40-50 fps, with a quick dip down to 36 at one point.

I'm on a i5 3570k, 16gb ram and a RX 480. Developers say the demo is quite gpu intensive and I can confirm mine was at 100% basicly all the time.

For a pre-alpha I'm pretty impressed they managed to get a Linux build up and running and performing decent.

Looks like I'll be backing this on Kickstarter!
Mountain Man 22 April 2018 at 10:55 pm UTC
hercPerformance is not that great when there are multiple enemies on screen at the same time, dipped down to about 15 fps at some point.
I noticed that in the video. Performance looked marginal. But it is still in development, so hopefully they'll get things sorted out in time for release.

It otherwise looks pretty decent. Maybe we'll finally get our native Linux Diablo 3 killer.

Last edited by Mountain Man at 22 April 2018 at 10:55 pm UTC
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Funny that all those people wore the same shirt to work that day. What a coincidence.

Anyway, the gameplay looks really good. Looks like a game I'd have a lot of fun playing.

Diablo 3 killer? I guess I didn't know we were waiting for one.
kf 23 April 2018 at 6:12 am UTC
I really want to try this, but I really don't want to use discord. I hope they put up a Linux demo on their website.
Grimfist 23 April 2018 at 8:37 am UTC
Got the Demo too, runs pretty solid on my GTX970. The feature list looks very promising, I deeply hope the can keep up to their promises. If so, this may be the next big ARPG after Diablo 3 got basically put into maintenance mode.
M@GOid 23 April 2018 at 10:58 am UTC
Ah, the Unity double input bug. For me it happens when I play Assault Android Cactus, with a controller configured with Steam Big Picture (with exception of Valve's SC). I believe Rocket League suffers from the same problem.
Nanobang 23 April 2018 at 11:51 am UTC
That there's a functioning pre-alpha Linux demo is promising enough to prime my optimism pump, except Kickstarter. Here's hoping cherubs of Lovely Linux Light shower them with the gilded chocolate coins of luck.
madpinger 23 April 2018 at 3:25 pm UTC
Oh, I can get out of having to run Titans Quest, Grim Dawn, etc via wine for a bit when this comes out ^.^

Hope it turns out well.
Mountain Man 23 April 2018 at 5:21 pm UTC
14Diablo 3 killer? I guess I didn't know we were waiting for one.
Well, I have been. I just haven't found anything that's as fun and addictive as Diablo 3. Torchlight 2 isn't bad. Victor Vran has its charm. But Diablo 3 is the one I keep returning to.
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