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Son Of Nor, Action Adventure Romp With A Twist

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This is a game that flew under the radar a little bit since its Linux launch a couple of months ago. Son of Nor is an action adventure title set amidst rolling dunes, temples and oases. Challenging collectibles, environmental puzzles and four player coop are just some of the game's highlights.

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The game features telekinesis and other powerful abilities that let you interact with the world, basically terraforming sectors or using the environment to fight foes. The game has been in development for a long time and is currently still early access. Currently, the game has had its last major update before it's out of early access and complete. So it's a good point to jump in if your interest is piqued by the gameplay and premise.

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QuoteAs a Son of Nor, consecrated by the Goddess of the Night, it is up to you to protect the human race against total extinction. While the few remaining humans are cornered in The Edge of a vast desert world, you fight the Sarahul, an enemy from the past. On your journey you discover a labyrinth of ancient tunnels and magical, long forgotten powers that are well guarded by puzzles and traps. These mysterious structures were left behind by an unknown race thousands of years ago.

Starting with the abilities granted by your goddess Nor, telekinesis and terraforming, you will explore the world of Noshrac, gain access to new and mysterious powers, fight through enemy territory, and solve intricate puzzles.


Son of Nor was originally funded via Kickstarter in 2013 and has been in development since. The devs have kept up weekly development diaries throughout the whole process which provide hours of information about the game, its evolving state and its features. It's always interesting to see a relatively open game development process and devs that respond to feedback.

Unfortunately, there seems to be a few problems with AMD cards and the proprietary drivers right now so if you're interested in getting the game you may wish to first check for any compatibility issues.

Son of Nor is available exclusively on steam. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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stan 17 January 2015 at 3:18 pm UTC
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Looks decent for an indie title; according to the EULA the game "may" contain DRM that "may" prevent you from playing though.
Feist 17 January 2015 at 6:29 pm UTC
I bought this one on the steam christmas sale. Seems pretty promising, although at this point in development, the animations and graphics could do with much more refinement.
Shmerl 18 January 2015 at 4:27 am UTC
Kickstarter game and Steam only? Too bad.
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