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Murder Miners FPS Is Being Ported To Linux By Ethan Lee, Looks Like Fun

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Murder Miners is a highly rated indie first-person shooter, and it has been confirmed by the developers and porter that it's coming to Linux.

Oh yeah, I'm also working on Murder Miners Linux/Mac: http://t.co/sUZAWtRwdM It was announced like 2 weeks ago: http://t.co/qgjgCNeSUr >_>

— Ethan Lee (@flibitijibibo) October 6, 2015



The developer also officially confirmed it on their Steam forum news last month.

You can see an older trailer below:
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About the game (Official)
Murder Miners is the #1 rated Xbox Live Indie Game. After a year of updating the game on Xbox and several months of work porting it to PC, we're finally ready for Steam.

Halo-inspired core gameplay
3-shot-kill pistol included, with new additions such as wall-jumping, unlimited sprint, multi-directional dashing and alt-fire modes.

Unique Infection mode
One player starts as a zombie with the goal of infecting the other players until they've all turned over to the zombie army. The humans can use the Minergun to build forts, while the zombies can dig through walls and use their tentacle grab to reach higher places or pull players toward them. Unique to our game is the ability to feast on player corpses to level up your zombie. You can play this mode with up to 30 players. We'll usually have a full 30 player lobby in our weekly JForce play date. Come join us! It's a very intense experience when you're the last man standing and you have a whole swarm of player-controlled zombies coming after you.

Online co-op map making + completely destructible maps
The Minergun makes map-creation easy and fun. Almost every popular map you can think of has been remade by our community, and you can share them via Steam Workshop.

You can find Murder Miners on Steam. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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MurderousMincePie 13 October 2015 at 11:06 am UTC
Hooray! I bought a multipack for my friends and we played this a bunch but I haven't played it since I switched to Linux. Such good news!
LeonardK 13 October 2015 at 11:21 am UTC
I prefer openspades/ace of spades 0.7x. Sadly not played so much anymore
alien2003 13 October 2015 at 11:27 am UTC
It's like Storm United but full game, not only main menu
Gonza565 13 October 2015 at 12:27 pm UTC
LeonardKI prefer openspades/ace of spades 0.7x. Sadly not played so much anymore

What do you mean? OpenSpades is still well populated. Or do you just mean you don't play it so much anymore?

Anyway this game looks surprisingly good. I wasn't sold on the title and a screenshot, but it actually looks fun to play. (:
LeonardK 13 October 2015 at 12:47 pm UTC
Gonza565
LeonardKI prefer openspades/ace of spades 0.7x. Sadly not played so much anymore

What do you mean? OpenSpades is still well populated. Or do you just mean you don't play it so much anymore?

Anyway this game looks surprisingly good. I wasn't sold on the title and a screenshot, but it actually looks fun to play. (:

Right now there are ~164 people playing on all servers - ranging from czech servers to US to japan. So the real joinable amount (in terms of ping) are far less.
So you usually have to chose between 2-3 servers or even less. And then those servers are always playing the 'hallway' map (the most boring a generative imho).

The game itself is great. And the graphics look good as openspades makes use of some other cool stuff like ragdolls, DoF, Postprocessing etc.
Gonza565 13 October 2015 at 1:03 pm UTC
LeonardK
Gonza565
LeonardKI prefer openspades/ace of spades 0.7x. Sadly not played so much anymore

What do you mean? OpenSpades is still well populated. Or do you just mean you don't play it so much anymore?

Anyway this game looks surprisingly good. I wasn't sold on the title and a screenshot, but it actually looks fun to play. (:

Right now there are ~164 people playing on all servers - ranging from czech servers to US to japan. So the real joinable amount (in terms of ping) are far less.
So you usually have to chose between 2-3 servers or even less. And then those servers are always playing the 'hallway' map (the most boring a generative imho).

The game itself is great. And the graphics look good as openspades makes use of some other cool stuff like ragdolls, DoF, Postprocessing etc.

Better than the empty servers in other similar quality open-source games. But Yeah, it could do with some more players to be fair. I agree with you on 'hallway' as well, that (barely a-) map gets old fast.
LeonardK 13 October 2015 at 1:04 pm UTC
Gonza565Better than the empty servers in other similar quality open-source games. But Yeah, it could do with some more players to be fair. I agree with you on 'hallway' as well, that (barely a-) map gets old fast.

Ofcourse in comparison to other OSS-games it's ok or even nice - but not in comparison to what other same-quality games get. Sadly :/
zimplex1 13 October 2015 at 3:45 pm UTC
This game looks kinda fun... though I'm tired of blocky games now (excluding terraria & starbound). However this game falls into the same issues as all other indie multiplayer games, and that is a lack of a healthy/stable playerbase.
MajorLunaC 13 October 2015 at 4:22 pm UTC
zimplex1This game looks kinda fun... though I'm tired of blocky games now (excluding terraria & starbound). However this game falls into the same issues as all other indie multiplayer games, and that is a lack of a healthy/stable playerbase.

That's kind of a paradox because you ARE the player base. You can imagine (and probably find too) at least 50 other people saying the same thing as you, watching the servers with no people on, and complaining there are no other players. Not always but pretty often the case. Good AI bots help dispel your delusion (Bad AI bots make it worse). Just something to think about...

As for blocky games, they're great because you can do so many things with them that you can't do in regular games. Unfortunately not very many actually make it so you can do all those things, especially all at once or in one place. Cube World is definitely one to look forward to (whenever the devs decide to put it up for sale again).
RichieEB 13 October 2015 at 6:15 pm UTC
Sadly the game is not so popular when it comes to multiplayer at times, I used to play it back on Windows and it was dying so hard at some point.
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