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With a great soundtrack and some intense looking action, Rick Henderson is blasting onto Linux later this year.

Developed by Fat Pug Studio, Rick Henderson is promising "infinite replayability" as you blast your way across this screen in this shoot 'em up.

While the Steam page only currently shows Windows system requirements, their own FAQ has confirmed a Linux version (as does their own presskit). It's going to enter Early Access sometime in "Q3 2019", with the developer estimating it will remain there for around six months.

Official Features:

  • Explosive, fast, Intense
  • Combination of hand-crafted waves and random generation for unique experience every time
  • Over 40 enemies to fight through, split into five factions
  • Five huge boss in multiple variants
  • 20 weapons (20 more coming) split into three weapon categories (Bullet, Energy, Missile)
  • Random events - Warp Malfunction, Laser Barrage, Meteor Storm and more coming
  • Perks to customize your play style
  • Awesome 16-bit style pixelart
  • Fantastic synthwave and electro music 

The developer has also said they're going to include some accessibility options like a colourblind mode, the ability to turn off flashing and shaking effects for those sensitive to it and more. I like that, as these types of shooters do tend to get a bit over the top so it's great that more people will be able to play it.

If that sounds like it interests you, have a look at the current teaser below:

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You can follow it and wishlist it on the Steam page. Since I do love a good shoot 'em up I will be taking a look at this one when it's out.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Goldpaw 11 February 2019 at 10:33 am UTC
Kind of looks like a slightly stripped down version of the old Amiga game Project-X from Team17;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvx9-I5qpy4
Ehvis 11 February 2019 at 10:54 am UTC
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GoldpawKind of looks like a slightly stripped down version of the old Amiga game Project-X from Team17

Project-X looks heavily based on R-Type. The logo of this one clearly gives away its Gradius inspiration. But to be fair, the two have more than a few similarities.
UltraViolet 11 February 2019 at 12:24 pm UTC
i'll have to have a look at this as it reminds me a lot of Steredenn [PS4/XBox/Steam/Switch]
Fatpugstudio 11 February 2019 at 6:50 pm UTC
Hi guys, it's the dev here, i'm glad to see someone discussing about the game

Ah, Project X, i was 10 when it was released, beautiful graphics and fabulous music by mr Brimble had me enchanted. I still love that game. It will be available for Linux since it's made in Unity so no problems there. There's no fancy DX11 shaders, 16 channel audio surround and whatnot so everything should hopefully work properly.

Cheers!
Goldpaw 26 February 2019 at 7:35 am UTC
FatpugstudioHi guys, it's the dev here, i'm glad to see someone discussing about the game

Ah, Project X, i was 10 when it was released, beautiful graphics and fabulous music by mr Brimble had me enchanted. I still love that game. It will be available for Linux since it's made in Unity so no problems there. There's no fancy DX11 shaders, 16 channel audio surround and whatnot so everything should hopefully work properly.

Cheers!

Looking forward to it!

I was about 10 when I played R-Type on the C64, and later at about 15-16 Project X on the Amiga. Safe to say I love these kinds of games! Awesome to get a modern one for Linux!
Fatpugstudio 14 March 2019 at 2:19 pm UTC
Hi guys, just wanted to let you know that the demo will be available in few days time. Unfortunately, i'm having trouble with Linux build (actually, can't build at all), so the demo will be Windows only since all's set already. I'll see what i can do in the following days.

Cheers!
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