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Pirate action RPG 'Tempest' has a new Linux beta

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I honestly thought the developer had forgotten about this, but apparently not. Pirate action RPG Tempest [Steam] has a fresh Linux beta.

Currently though, they've messed it up a bit as it seems you can't actually download it. I've sent them a message through multiple channels about fixing it. Hopefully they will do so soon! You can find the new announcement on Steam here.

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It does look quite good, so hopefully we will be able to give it some impressions once it's fully working and out of beta. There's simply not enough good naval combat games on Linux, so it might fill a nice gap.

It has single-player and multi-player support, with fully real-time gameplay in a big open world. You're not just taking on other ships, there's also all sorts of sea-creatures to take down too. 

Thanks for the tip, robvv!

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g000h 28 Apr, 2018
Well this is good news. I bought the game in a bundle to take advantage of the Linux build only for it to go missing.

I have tried the "tempestlinux" beta code, and it still isn't letting me download the install, so maybe developers and official betatesters only for now

Still, fingers crossed for more!


Last edited by g000h on 28 April 2018 at 2:10 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 28 Apr, 2018
They've suggest emailing them if you're having issues: support@herocraft.com

It does seem like the opt-in beta depot has access, so I'm not sure what's up now if you can't download it.
hardpenguin 28 Apr, 2018
I am just waiting for the full Linux release with this, because I love naval pirate games!
Linas 28 Apr, 2018
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There is also this thread on Steam community.
TheRiddick 29 Apr, 2018
Looks interesting, thought it looks like you don't really have crew, or can move around like crew. I think that is one of the things that made Sea of Thieves so enticing and popular but that game had a content depth issue.
lod 30 Apr, 2018
Oh, steam just downloaded the game and now we're able to play it


Last edited by lod on 30 April 2018 at 8:57 am UTC
robvv 30 Apr, 2018
I opened up a support request with Steam Support last night and, as lod says, the game is now available for download :-)
g000h 1 May, 2018
robvvI opened up a support request with Steam Support last night and, as lod says, the game is now available for download :-)

Yes, I didn't try on my regular PC, but I got in on another Linux PC. What I needed to do (and maybe that has changed now) - Go to regular "Install Game" option. Click on that. It had an error. Then go into Properties, and change to the Beta after enter the code "tempestlinux" in the box. After that, the Beta installed automatically overwriting the previous "Install Game" (failed) attempt. I was able to run the game.

Now I need to get back to my main PC and try again.

EDIT: Okay, so now I have got it downloaded and working on my main PC. Note that I did the same process again. I start off by Install Game. Then try to run and the run fails. Then right-click on Properties for the game in Steam client, enter the Beta Code, select the Beta, and it overwrites the previously failing-to-run game.


Last edited by g000h on 1 May 2018 at 5:42 pm UTC
minj 1 May, 2018
how is the game like, though?
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