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Neckbeards: Basement Arena [Steam], a 2D indie game inspired by retro titles like Robotron 2084 from Soiree Games released a Linux version yesterday.

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Just a quick news tip here, I've not tried it and based on how it looks it's likely not for me.

It looks nuts, I'm really not sure what to make of it. Could it be one of those games that's so stupid it's fun?

About the game

Put down that skipping rope and gym bag. It's time to hit the basement!

Antagonists have taken over the basements of the world. It's your duty as shut-in warriors to clear these sacred battlegrounds. Based on classic arcade games like Robotron 2084, Neckbeards is non-stop action for one or two players with an epic soundtrack and a taste for psychedelia.

  • Choose your champion from a posse of amazing protagonists, including a badass beta male, a racy spinster, and a fearsome basement dweller (with mad punching skills)!
  • Face a hundred levels full of insane Chads, trolls, and hundreds of other foes. Protect mom in the garden levels or you'll never, ever get dessert again!
  • Do mortal battle with special enemies, each more special (and weird) than the last!
  • Heal your wounds with some delicious junk food or high-quality medicinal herb!
  • Clear each level in time - or face the fearsome school shooter. Natural selection, baby!

Yes, this is a real game. Could this be the Linux GOTY 2017? You decide!

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stan 11 Sep, 2017
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This looks like complete trash*, but the trailer music is really good! (It reminds me of Amiga demos music…)

*) Maybe it’s a bit harsh; I suppose it may appeal to 8-12 year old boys. I’m clearly not in the target demographic.

Last edited by stan on 11 September 2017 at 2:09 pm UTC
Asu 12 Sep, 2017
ugh... well at least it's on linux and has pixel gfx ... so that's 2 good things lol ...
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