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Starship Theory [Steam], a ship building survival game that resembles FTL a little in style is now on Linux, it's currently unsupported as the developer seeks feedback.

See the trailer to give you an idea of what it's like:

Writing on the Steam forum the developer said:
QuoteHi - if you have been waiting for a Linux build it should be available now. Please remember that Linux is not currently officially supported. Hopefully it works.

Keen to hear feedback.

64x at this stage - demand for 32?


I've reached out to the developer for a key, so I can test and report back on it. Looks like exactly the type of game I would love, as I adore FTL.

The title is currently in Early Access so it's not finished, but it looks very promising! Sounds like it's a pretty challenging game, so will be interesting to give it a shot.
4 Likes, Who?
Ketil 11 July 2017 at 2:38 pm UTC
Really nice, I was checking for linux support for this game a few days ago, but as it didn't have linux symbol on steam I didn't investigate more. I will wait for either a sale or official linux support though.
huyderman 11 July 2017 at 3:08 pm UTC
Been following this one, so seems like time to pick it up.
Philadelphus 11 July 2017 at 7:10 pm UTC
It actually reminds me more of RimWorld-in-space than FTL, but I can see that comparison too. Though it looks like it's humans-only for now? Anyone know if you can get different alien types?
phimath 11 July 2017 at 8:53 pm UTC
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Will definitely be picking this one up when its officially supported. Rimworld and FTL are two of my favorite games!
Avehicle7887 11 July 2017 at 9:56 pm UTC
At first impression I was gonna scream "FTL Clone/Copycat", I mean the graphics are very similar and all, but now that I'm watching the video it seems to be a little more than that. Will keep an eye on it.
razing32 12 July 2017 at 8:58 am UTC
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If this plays well , might be sold for me.
Liked FTL , just the roguelike mechanics of losing hours of progress made me want to throw my mouse at the screen.
madpinger 12 July 2017 at 2:39 pm UTC
Well, I asked the Dev to elaborate on the current 'unofficially' supported nature. I'd love to pick it up, and I recall reading that they planned for linux support. However, if there is a chance that it won't be updated or available at launch I don't want to give my money away for a product I can't use.

How many games now have been that way ? :/


Last edited by madpinger at 12 July 2017 at 2:39 pm UTC
stretch611 12 July 2017 at 8:38 pm UTC
This game seems right up my alley.`Double whammy though... "unofficial support" sounds less than appealing; and my games budget needs some time to recover after buying too much during the steam summer sale.

That being said... the game is only $12(US) on steam... That is worth some risk and is pretty cheap. After all, I have paid much more for games with horrible linux support (I'm thinking Master of Orion in particular)
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