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The critically acclaimed PSN hit PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate makes its way to Steam Linux for the definitive Monsters experience! Currently looking for testers too.

Originally they said here that it would be a 14-man job and would take 2-3 months to get a Linux port sorted out. Within the space of 2-3 weeks they said they where already testing the Linux version and now they are looking for testers!

  • Play four game modes: Single player campaign, local co-op play, online co-op, and a host of additional challenges.
  • Play Together: Local and online co-op will have you sharing your machine or playing with your friend over the net for a shared memorable experience. Online leaderboards show you how you stack up against your friends and everyone else in the world!
  • Tikiman will travel across three distinct islands, spanning 47 unique environments to protect his offspring from clever monsters that attack by land and air. He’s going to use every tower in his arsenal to protect them: Arrow Towers, Cannon Towers, Anti-Air Towers, Ice Towers, Laser Towers, Fire Towers, Tesla Towers, Mortar Towers, special power ups and more!
  • There is also the mysterious Tum-Tum island, that randomly generates levels for near infinite replayability!
  • This amounts to literally hundreds of hours of game play, all set to an awesome soundtrack to keep you in the zone!
  • We have also included unlockable content including concept art, music videos, sound tracks and more!
  • For Steam we have created over 20 brand new achievements, giving the game 52 in total for you to unlock! Not to mention trading cards and badges!

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scaine commented on 2 September 2013 at 7:58 pm UTC
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I've got this on PS3 and it's really, properly tough. A really good TD game - very pretty, very challenging.

I'd be delighted to play it again (never use my PS3 these days), but at £15, it's one I have to work hard to justify. I'm sure there's extra content in the Steam version though, so we'll see.

[Edit : Couldn't resist signing up for the Beta testing. You never know...]

scaine commented on 2 September 2013 at 8:11 pm UTC
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Just noticed that Pixel-Q are working on moving their entire back catalogue over to Steam. I've left a comment asking for Shooter 1 or 2 to be included in the linux-porting too. Fingers crossed. These guys make some of the best games I've played on the PS3. If you've never played the Shooter series, it's almost worth picking up an old PS3 just for them (or begging for it to come to linux, like I am). Eden is great fun too, in a slower-paced kind of way.

Anonymous commented on 2 September 2013 at 9:41 pm UTC

scaineI've got this on PS3 and it's really, properly tough. A really good TD game - very pretty, very challenging.
You haven't played a tough tower defense until you've played Unstoppable Gorg, it induces heart-attacks with how ridiculously difficult and hectic it is.

scaine commented on 3 September 2013 at 5:19 pm UTC
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Sweet! PixelJunk are porting ALL their back catalogue to linux. I CAN'T WAIT for Shooter 1 and 2. Unlike Monsters where I need to be convinced to buy it again... I'll be shelling full price for those two. And maybe Eden as well if they're porting the lot. Great news!

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