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Magicka 2 Now In Beta For Linux

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Oh man, what a day. First Insurgency, and now Magicka 2 both being in Beta for Linux. Update: It's now downloading.

My brief initial thoughts
I've managed to get a few minutes testing, and it seems to all work fine. With all settings on maximum in the tutorial area I was getting 150+ FPS with smooth feeling gameplay.

It picked up my Logitech F310 gamepad and works perfectly so far too, so that's always a bonus!

More full thoughts when I've played more, but at least I can now confirm for me it works very nicely.

Announcement here:
QuoteHi folks!

If you are a Mac OS or Linux user we are happy to say that you can now take Magicka 2 for a spin on your OS of choice!

Simply run the app "Magicka 2 Spell Balance Beta" from your Steam Library using your preferred OS and it will install accordingly. That particular branch is a "live" Dev environment where we are also testing goodies that may appear in future patches.

Let us know how you get on!


About the game (Official)
The world’s most irreverent co-op action adventure returns! In the next chapter of Magicka, players ascend from the ruins of Aldrheim to experience a Midgård almost wiped free of Wizards after the Wizard Wars, with the few that do remain having either gone mad or extremely hostile toward all others.

To rid the world of evil, again, up to four Wizards, and their guide Vlad, will traverse Midgård armed with the next iteration of the famous Magicka dynamic spellcasting system, as players reprise their roles as the most overpowered, unpredictably funny Wizards ever known to fantasy!

Find Magicka 2 on Steam.
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Snowdrake 22 October 2015 at 1:35 pm UTC
Oh man, What a great news !
The first magicka was awesome, an impressive multiplayer experience. I hope the beta will land soon !
mao_dze_dun 22 October 2015 at 2:01 pm UTC
Great news again. Still, I'm a bit puzzled you haven't covered the release of Kingdom yet, Liam.
liamdawe 22 October 2015 at 2:29 pm UTC
maodzedunGreat news again. Still, I'm a bit puzzled you haven't covered the release of Kingdom yet, Liam.

No need to be puzzled, it's called family life
coryrj19951 22 October 2015 at 2:48 pm UTC
Woohoo! its downloading for me now
liamdawe 22 October 2015 at 3:25 pm UTC
Added some very quick initial thoughts, mainly to let you guys know it works fine for me.
seven 22 October 2015 at 4:41 pm UTC
Great news!!!!
mao_dze_dun 22 October 2015 at 4:46 pm UTC
liamdawe
maodzedunGreat news again. Still, I'm a bit puzzled you haven't covered the release of Kingdom yet, Liam.

No need to be puzzled, it's called family life

We are your family now *cue creepy music* )).
But in all seriousness - check it out once you have the time. I'd say it's a must.
autonomouse 22 October 2015 at 6:42 pm UTC
maodzedunGreat news again. Still, I'm a bit puzzled you haven't covered the release of Kingdom yet, Liam.

And theres the just cause 3 name drop too. I wasn't sure if you guys hadny seen this or if it wasn't concrete enough to base an article on:
http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/15/9536047/steam-machine-alienware-hands-on-video

...or did I just miss it?
liamdawe 22 October 2015 at 6:50 pm UTC
autonomouse
maodzedunGreat news again. Still, I'm a bit puzzled you haven't covered the release of Kingdom yet, Liam.

And theres the just cause 3 name drop too. I wasn't sure if you guys hadny seen this or if it wasn't concrete enough to base an article on:
http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/15/9536047/steam-machine-alienware-hands-on-video

...or did I just miss it?

Personally, I missed it, will look it all up now.
emphy 24 October 2015 at 3:32 pm UTC
2 annoyances: the paradox account nagging and dlc ads in the start screen. Enough reasons for me to instant refund.

(got more games than time to finish them, so I have zero tolerance for BS)
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