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Mighty No. 9 has its SteamOS icon back, not yet playable

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The action platformer Mighty No. 9 looks like it has its SteamOS icon back, but looking at reports it's not yet playable on Linux.

I've already seen a report from one user saying it's not playable, and looking at SteamDB it seems the Linux content depot isn't assigned to anything but beta and developer keys.

So this is just a reminder to hold off, a SteamOS icon doesn't always mean the Linux version is actually up yet, sadly. Steam really needs to sort that out. It joins a long list of Steam+Linux issues.

About the game
Mighty No. 9 is a Japanese 2D Side-scrolling Action game that takes the best elements from 8 and 16-bit classics that you know and love and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh and amazing!

You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through twelve stages using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet!

Every aspect of Mighty No. 9’s development—art, level design, music, programming, etc.—is being handled by veteran Japanese game creators with extensive experience in the genre, all the way up to and including the project’s leader, Keiji Inafune himself! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Teal 22 Aug, 2016
I hope that by "hold off" you mean mostly "pass".

It has ~50% on Steam reviews, and that's both the all time and recent ones.

We as a community don't have to automatically jump at every muddy turd just because some big names did show kindness to us, come on. It's sadly not a good game and not supporting a failed game developer should come before supporting a Linux friendly one.

If you consider yourself a fan of the (original) series, get yourself an emulator and one of the original games.
ProfessorKaos64 22 Aug, 2016
I already backed it so I'll play it anyway.
Mohandevir 22 Aug, 2016
Quoting: TealI hope that by "hold off" you mean mostly "pass".

It has ~50% on Steam reviews, and that's both the all time and recent ones.

We as a community don't have to automatically jump at every muddy turd just because some big names did show kindness to us, come on. It's sadly not a good game and not supporting a failed game developer should come before supporting a Linux friendly one.

If you consider yourself a fan of the (original) series, get yourself an emulator and one of the original games.

Will you be able to sleep if I tell you that I want to make my own opinion of the game?

Reading the reviews I have the feeling that many seem way too unfair. It feels like free bashing, this is why I want to see for myself.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 22 August 2016 at 11:59 pm UTC
t3g 23 Aug, 2016
I know you want more support for GNU/Linux, but that doesn't mean you should suffer by playing games like this. No reason to white knight.

View video on youtube.com
chui2ch 23 Aug, 2016
Quoting: t3gI know you want more support for GNU/Linux, but that doesn't mean you should suffer by playing games like this. No reason to white knight.

View video on youtube.com
It looks like a game I will enjoy. I will note that if it had supported Linux on day one I would have purchased it at full price. Since they did not I will be waiting until it's on a good sale.
fabry92 23 Aug, 2016
I like this game. Buy it don't listen reviews. They expected a new Megaman megacool ecc. I expected a normal platform and i like it.
rea987 23 Aug, 2016
Steam refund system is a very late implemented but welcomed consumer protection system. However having SteamOS logo, yet not delivering Linux executibles should be punished with more than refunds. A well prepared lawsuit would teach a fine lesson to dodgy publishers.
Liam Dawe 23 Aug, 2016
Quoting: rea987Steam refund system is a very late implemented but welcomed consumer protection system. However having SteamOS logo, yet not delivering Linux executibles should be punished with more than refunds. A well prepared lawsuit would teach a fine lesson to dodgy publishers.
It's more a problem with Steam's own systems, not the developer.

Steam quite obviously doesn't have the checks in place to ensure a Linux executable is downloadable.
hm11 23 Aug, 2016
Its a game ill enjoy , while not being up to par with the Megaman fans' expectations its not a bad game, just decent.
Mohandevir 24 Aug, 2016
SteamDB just got updated with "64bit launch config only". Anyone to confirm that it now works?
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