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Necrocosmos [Kickstarter] sounds pretty good. A Metroidvania styled game with 8-bit aesthetics where you take DNA from your enemies and it's currently on Kickstarter, it even has a Linux demo.


I've tested it out and it works perfectly for me. The DNA mechanic is quite interesting too, killing enemies and taking their DNA will upgrade your gun. You can hold the fire button down to do a more powerful shot, but that drains your DNA pool. Combining DNA from different enemies, results in different weapons effects too. I love the idea of it and it does seem to work well judging by the demo.

It has a mix of different gameplay styles, as well as some random generation thrown in. The planets you get to explore are hand-crafted, but their positions are randomized so you get a different experience each time. You also have space battles, with pirates, meteorites, huge bosses and so on.

They've already included all the things I find necessary before I would consider pledging. Linux support is openly mentioned, it will have a release on both Steam and GOG, it has a working demo (demo download link) and it's actually a pretty damn good looking game.

They have 24 days left to reach their €45,000 goal, with €14,816 already pledged it looks quite possible to hit it.
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Metallinatus 7 August 2017 at 2:04 pm UTC
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On the subject of Metroidvanias, I recommend Demon Peak to anyone who likes such games. The game had to launch before completion for some reason and was broken on both Linux and Windows, but the devs wasted no time to fix the issues and it is completely playable now. Very fun Metroidvania.
razing32 7 August 2017 at 2:22 pm UTC
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Looks interesting but I am weary of EA and kickstarters.
Would be interested when it comes out.
slaapliedje 8 August 2017 at 4:20 am UTC
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MetallinatusOn the subject of Metroidvanias, I recommend Demon Peak to anyone who likes such games. The game had to launch before completion for some reason and was broken on both Linux and Windows, but the devs wasted no time to fix the issues and it is completely playable now. Very fun Metroidvania.

Been on a kick for these games, and since Sundered is kicking my butt, I bought Demon Peak.
NeoTheFox 11 August 2017 at 8:18 am UTC
razing32Looks interesting but I am weary of EA and kickstarters.
Would be interested when it comes out.

Well you pretty much have to use your common sense with Kickstarter - this game actually has a working demo, and it means that they have all the necessary skills to make a finished game.
razing32 11 August 2017 at 8:58 am UTC
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NeoTheFox
razing32Looks interesting but I am weary of EA and kickstarters.
Would be interested when it comes out.

Well you pretty much have to use your common sense with Kickstarter - this game actually has a working demo, and it means that they have all the necessary skills to make a finished game.

While true , the same can be said of Early Access games on steam. They have a functional "game" but you have no guarantee it will come out (ever). That's my hesitation and after being burned a few times I am more cautious.
Maybe I am taking things a bit extreme but I prefer to be safe than sorry.
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