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Need another slick RPG on Linux? Songbringer [Steam, Official Site] could be what you're after. It's releasing on September 1st with day-1 Linux support.


I hadn't heard of this until it popped up in my Twitter feed, to which the developer told me "linux is fully supported". Awesome news and after looking at it properly, I'm pretty excited as it looks wonderful.

About the game
QuoteSongbringer is a scifi action RPG with swords, secrets, dungeons, bosses and stuff.

You play the role of protagonist and accidental hero, Roq Epimetheos. With a propensity for partying and making music, he cruises the galaxy with his skybot Jib aboard the ship Songbringer, searching for verdant planets absent the presence of galactic police.

When Roq finds the nanosword hidden in a cave on Ekzera, he unwittingly awakens an ancient evil. The sword is pretty fraggin' sweet though. It... hums.


The interesting thing here with Songbringer, is that you enter in a 6-letter world seed before you start. If you find it to be really fun, you can tell other's what you used and they will get the exact same world. It's the kind of random generation I like, since it can be shared around. So speed-runners can play the same world if they want to compete or pick an entirely fresh one for a new experience.

Will it be going on your list?
5 Likes, Who?
seven 15 August 2017 at 12:15 pm UTC
looks amazing, i hope the gameplay is topnotch aswel
Anjune 15 August 2017 at 12:25 pm UTC
Nice. I was worrying it'd never be released. Never knew about the "party-loving accidental hero" aspect... imagined it'd be just as serious as Hyper Light Drifter (for example).
Nanobang 15 August 2017 at 12:34 pm UTC
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It really is quite beautiful in its own way. Sometimes I forget how impressive "retro" pixel graphics can be made to look. I'll be keeping an eye on this.
Anjune 15 August 2017 at 12:41 pm UTC
Of course back in the day they'd probably have smoothed out the jaggies (by hand) to make it look less pixelated...

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(The Misadventures of Flink, Amiga)

It doesn't always work because the "antialiasing pxiels" often assume a black background but other than the Flink sprite not a whole lot else has a black outline...

(Still, gorgeous)


Last edited by Anjune at 15 August 2017 at 12:47 pm UTC. Edited 3 times.
scaine 15 August 2017 at 5:27 pm UTC
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Love this style of game, but (going against popular opinion on here...) I hate lo-res graphics. When done right, it can be pretty beautiful, but I can't behind this, or Crawl. I can't even get behind HyperLight Drifter, apparently one of the most beautiful retro-style games out there. I suffered 4 hours of Teleglitch before I realised that I couldn't even tell the difference between humans, mutants and robots due to the incredible lack of any detail whatsoever.

Pixel games can be great (Halfway, Final Station, Dungeon Warfare, Nuclear Throne, Hero Siege and many, many others), but when the resolution is so low that I struggle to read text... I know that game isn't for me.
Anjune 15 August 2017 at 5:56 pm UTC
It does straddle the line...
PublicNuisance 16 August 2017 at 2:49 am UTC
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Looks like there's a DRM free version going to be on the Humble Store as well.
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