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Do you like blowing things up? How about blowing things up in a cartoon-like setting? Tons of weapons? Tons of enemies? State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem [Steam] seems to have it all.

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It officially released on March 31st last year and I'm incredibly surprised that no one has emailed it in to us. I had never heard of this until today, it seems to be one that firmly flew under the radar.

It just had a big update, which allows for dual-wielding weapons. They said it themselves, what's the point in having two hands if you can only hold one gun, in this case I agree, more glorious destruction for me! They also added in new weapons like grenade launchers, slime shooters and so on. There's also new special effects, tougher enemies and more. See the full release notes here.

I decided to test it out and honestly, I haven't laughed this much since playing Hidden Folks. I would be very surprised if the sound effects here weren't made using their mouths, it's hilarious. You will be jumping into cars, running people over, chasing UFOs, storming into banks and plenty more.

If you decide to try it out and think it's too slow (I did too initially) don't worry, you get upgrades once you clear a stage. You can upgrade your movement speed, max health and some fun statistics like Bloodlust to give you a chance to regenerate some HP after killing an enemy. As you progress you find more interesting weapons too and it just keeps getting better the more I play of it!

Since it's really silly and the graphical style is rather tame, I would say this is a reasonably safe pick for a younger audience as well. You can find it on Steam. It's also on sale, not that it was pricey to begin with! If you're in the mood for a shooter that's just ridiculous, go for it.

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Nanobang 1 January 2018 at 3:56 pm UTC
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I can always afford $0.49. Sold!
no_information_here 1 January 2018 at 6:54 pm UTC
"missing executable"

Not worth the time to bother refunding it. Too bad.
liamdawe 1 January 2018 at 7:45 pm UTC
no_information_here"missing executable"

Not worth the time to bother refunding it. Too bad.
Where did you buy it from? Not from Steam by the sounds of it, as direct Steam purchases has the Linux content. Only CD Keys do not it seems (purchases outside of Steam).
no_information_here 1 January 2018 at 11:15 pm UTC
liamdawe
no_information_here"missing executable"

Not worth the time to bother refunding it. Too bad.
Where did you buy it from? Not from Steam by the sounds of it, as direct Steam purchases has the Linux content. Only CD Keys do not it seems (purchases outside of Steam).
Yes, it was bought from steam.

Verified files. Uninstalled and reinstalled. No joy.
liamdawe 1 January 2018 at 11:26 pm UTC
no_information_here
liamdawe
no_information_here"missing executable"

Not worth the time to bother refunding it. Too bad.
Where did you buy it from? Not from Steam by the sounds of it, as direct Steam purchases has the Linux content. Only CD Keys do not it seems (purchases outside of Steam).
Yes, it was bought from steam.

Verified files. Uninstalled and reinstalled. No joy.
You must have found some real edge-case with Steam then, as direct Steam purchases has the Linux data (since I tested it myself directly). Report it to the developer?
no_information_here 2 January 2018 at 1:30 am UTC
liamdaweYou must have found some real edge-case with Steam then, as direct Steam purchases has the Linux data (since I tested it myself directly). Report it to the developer?
I did make a post on the game's steam discussion page. We will see if the dev has any comment.

With over 400 linux games, it isn't like I am a newbie. Running Neon LTS is pretty close to stock Ubuntu but with KDE-Plasma instead of Unity/Gnome. Using Nvidia drivers and an LTS operating system, I get very few problems with games.

Hopefully the dev will figure it out.
andyjr 7 February 2018 at 3:50 pm UTC
The issue with missing executables was successfully resolved! Thank you for your feedback!
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