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Pixel Boy And The Ever Expanding Dungeon was recently released onto Steam. It's a procedural death labyrinth that is simply beautiful and also a little frustrating. The reviews on Steam are good, but is it good on Linux? Here are my thoughts and a game-play video.

Some thoughts
The Linux version so far as I can tell is utterly flawless and runs like silk on my main machine. It even runs just as buttery smooth on my Intel HD4000 laptop, so lower-end user rejoice!

Pixel Boy gives us a good mix of graphical fidelity with interesting game-play that comes to life when you shoot at those poor defence-less creatures of the dungeon. It has the usual game-play of going from floor to floor wiping out creatures as you try to advance to the next floor, but it adds in some interesting mechanics to make it worthwhile.

While you do get the usual money-drops from defeated enemies the armour and weapon systems in Pixel Boy make it something special.

You get to craft some fun weapon and armour combinations as you progress that all have differing abilities and some are extremely amusing. At one point I managed to craft armour that when I was hit pushed out little colourful tornadoes and that was quite a sight to see. The armour crafting system is actually quite interesting as you can combine different units for different abilities, but if you manage to save up a ton of gold you can go up in the different armour tiers as well to get really really powerful armour, so it really gives you something to work towards. Just don't die or risk losing most of your interesting gear!

As you progress it really can get hard as some monsters seem to just suck up your bullets like they were little treats left on the floor. So, make sure you upgrade your weapons and armour whenever you can.

I think it's fantatic and think you will too, so go check it out on Steam & Humble Store, although Humble only gives you a Steam key.

Linux game-play video
Here's a walkthrough of the first level on Linux for you to see what it's like and it shows off the armour and weapon crafting talked about above.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5OJVrOUig&feature=youtu.be

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All you have to do is simply comment with a logged in account, and comment to say you want to win it and the winner will be picked in a day or so! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Beamboom 10 June 2014 at 6:39 am UTC
Looks cool!
I'd love to win it, of course.
RuStAk 10 June 2014 at 8:16 am UTC
I want to win.
Happy-Ferret 10 June 2014 at 11:26 am UTC
Being really frustrated with a lack of Linux indie games lately (most of the ones I get from bundles are Windows exclusive and porting them via wine is not always an easy task), winning a key for this particular game would make me really happy.
Happy-Ferret 10 June 2014 at 11:28 am UTC
That last one was me. Sorry. Forgot to log in.
JohnJohn 10 June 2014 at 11:38 am UTC
I want to win, please !
liamdawe 12 June 2014 at 9:53 am UTC
The winner has been sent their key!
Projectile Vomit 21 June 2014 at 3:22 pm UTC
I'm loving the visual effects on this game!

It's easy to lose track of time, which is a sign of a great game. I'm still getting used to the nuances of the game, but overall, I'm hooked. The Rogue-like qualities are precisely what makes this game great. The graphics are icing on the cake.
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