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Riskers, the game inspired by classic GTA & Hotline Miami arrives on Linux

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Only a day after the main release, Riskers [Steam], the game inspired by classic GTA and Hotline Miami has officially released for Linux.

Disclosure: My key was provided by their PR people.

Features:

  • Experience an interactive open world, complete with a day and night cycle.
  • Explore highly-detailed interior levels.
  • Play a unique mix of game genres (top-down action, driving, and shooting).
  • Eliminate enemies with a selection of eight different weapons, or resort to chair-throwing.
  • Take a break from the main story and complete a variety of side missions.
  • Immerse yourself in the story through comic book-style cutscenes.
  • Search for in-game collectibles!

I've tested it a bit and it does have some issues. The first, is that you end up with a double cursor, the game cursor and the system cursor. Not a major issue, but noticeable.

While the music seems okay, there doesn't seem to be any other sound effects. You don't hear sounds from cars, guns or anything else. I'm not sure if that's a bug, a very limited budget or for effect, but it's just weird.

I will reserve any final thoughts on it until I've had more time with it, but honestly, it's not what I was expecting. I was hoping for even a small open-world, since it's inspired by classic GTA, but it feels very much like a fast-paced linear experience. While the style does look pretty good, the actual gameplay seems (without sounding too harsh, as I've not yet played a great deal) rather low-budget.

It will be interesting to see if the developer will continue to expand it, as it could end up quite interesting. It's not an Early Access game though, this is a finished product. I don't imagine them making many huge changes to the game.

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Luke_Nukem 18 October 2017 at 11:36 pm UTC
"or resort to chair-throwing", cool, I'm gonna go all Steve Ballmer on everyone!

"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
*sweats profusely*
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
*throws chair at Darl McBride*
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
niarbeht 19 October 2017 at 3:57 am UTC
Luke_Nukem"or resort to chair-throwing", cool, I'm gonna go all Steve Ballmer on everyone!

"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
*sweats profusely*
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
*throws chair at Darl McBride*
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"
"Developers"

Perfect 5/7
Perkeleen_Vittupää 19 October 2017 at 9:14 am UTC
Gives me a strong impression of a half assed effort. I thought to purchase this but not so much anymore. I think i'll wait for them to get those sound effects in at least.. If those are actually even meant to be in the game at all (!)
razing32 19 October 2017 at 9:16 am UTC
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I don't get the Steve Balmer quote tbh

Also kinda sad this game is so broken at release and so far from what GTA was .
Xpander 19 October 2017 at 5:03 pm UTC
Give those guys a break. They managed to pull out the Linux version just with 1 week after steam community asked for it. They have patch in the works to fix the issues as said in the same thread in steam community.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/581310/discussions/0/1484358860936643818/?ctp=4


Last edited by Xpander at 19 October 2017 at 5:09 pm UTC
Yaumeister 19 October 2017 at 5:15 pm UTC
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Looking forward to the patch, as of right now the game just crash to desktop for me when I try clicking on New Game in the main menu.
Xpander 19 October 2017 at 6:04 pm UTC
YaumeisterLooking forward to the patch, as of right now the game just crash to desktop for me when I try clicking on New Game in the main menu.

update is live already, fixes most issues.

but now i have cursor offset with a 2560x1440 resolution. i guess it doesnt scale the window properly and thinks its 1080p.



Last edited by Xpander at 19 October 2017 at 6:42 pm UTC
F.Ultra 19 October 2017 at 9:57 pm UTC
razing32I don't get the Steve Balmer quote tbh

Also kinda sad this game is so broken at release and so far from what GTA was .

razing32 20 October 2017 at 8:39 am UTC
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F.Ultra
razing32I don't get the Steve Balmer quote tbh

Also kinda sad this game is so broken at release and so far from what GTA was .


LOL
robvv 21 October 2017 at 2:34 am UTC
Bought Riskers this evening and whilst it looks promising, the offset cursor issue is very irritating, as it the lack of official controller support.

Will keep following for the time being, though, as it is my kind of thing!
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