Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures we have no timed articles and no paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can donate through Paypal, Flattr and Liberapay!

SUPERHOT, a first-person shooter where time moves extremely slowly until you move, released originally way back in February 2016, just got a rather nice update for Linux gamers.

Don't know what it is? Remind yourself with the trailer below:

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

What changed? From their update notes:

  • Fixed game crashing on Linux. Some Linux players couldn't run the game. Now they can. Yay.
  • Spread the system achievement available for Linux players. Linux achievement hunters will be finally able to max out.
  • Rebaked lightmaps on some levels for Linux version.
  • Fixed Pumpkin Spiced achievement not working for some players.
  • Fixed font size and typos in piOS menu
  • Removed minor bugs on both Linux and Windows version.

They also said "This time we showed a bit more love towards Linux players." which is pretty nice to see.

I remember the release well, as it really was quite buggy but I did enjoy it a lot. I still get annoyed by the constant "SUPER HOT SUPER HOT" but outside of that it's such a unique experience you really do need to try out.

I do also still think the whole "time moves only when you move" is a bit of a naff description they gave it, as it's clearly not true. Splitting hairs though, it's such a minor thing.

You can find it on Humble Store and Steam. Also on GOG but it hasn't got the update yet.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
19 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more information here.
About the author -
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
16 comments
Page: 1/2»
  Go to:

MayeulC 5 April 2019 at 9:57 am UTC
IIRC, the story is broken if you don't set the LC_COLLATE=C environment variable (with the game depending on locale-specific file sorting to pick the next level). I wonder if they fixed that as well?
I backed this game, but I admit I have so much fun stuff to play, and so little time, that I haven't gotten around to finish this one.


Last edited by MayeulC at 5 April 2019 at 9:57 am UTC
riusma 5 April 2019 at 10:17 am UTC
MayeulCIIRC, the story is broken if you don't set the LC_COLLATE=C environment variable (with the game depending on locale-specific file sorting to pick the next level). I wonder if they fixed that as well?
I backed this game, but I admit I have so much fun stuff to play, and so little time, that I haven't gotten around to finish this one.

I don't have any environment variable set and managed to play the full story (almost, never finished the last level... shame on me, finishing the boring - ihmo - story is the only way to enjoy the game freely) so maybe it has been fixed.
Corben 5 April 2019 at 11:37 am UTC
Very nice to see the Linux love! I enjoyed this game very much!
MayeulC 5 April 2019 at 12:28 pm UTC
riusma
MayeulCIIRC, the story is broken if you don't set the LC_COLLATE=C environment variable (with the game depending on locale-specific file sorting to pick the next level). I wonder if they fixed that as well?
I backed this game, but I admit I have so much fun stuff to play, and so little time, that I haven't gotten around to finish this one.

I don't have any environment variable set and managed to play the full story (almost, never finished the last level... shame on me, finishing the boring - ihmo - story is the only way to enjoy the game freely) so maybe it has been fixed.

It only happens if you have a locale that sorts differently than the one on the developer's machines, though. I believe I used FR_fr.utf-8 (on slackware) back then.
drlamb 5 April 2019 at 12:46 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
The VR version is a blast to play via Proton.
riusma 5 April 2019 at 1:32 pm UTC
MayeulCIt only happens if you have a locale that sorts differently than the one on the developer's machines, though. I believe I used FR_fr.utf-8 (on slackware) back then.

Strange as I should have been on Fr_fr.utf-8 too when I played the game (maybe it has been fixed, I've only played SUPERHOT in 2017 I think).

Edit: worth mentioning that a previous update (1.0.9 from January 2019) brings key bindings support which is a great improvment (previously I was forced to change my keyboard layout from "fr" to "en" before launching the game)! (I lost all my progression when migrating from Ubuntu 16.04 to Kubuntu 18.04 as the game as no Steam Cloud backup and I forgot to backup that on my side... will have to play the story again )


Last edited by riusma at 5 April 2019 at 1:55 pm UTC
Beamboom 5 April 2019 at 3:12 pm UTC
I'm gonna buy this game when I get the Valve VR set this summer. That's too damn sure.
parkerlreed 5 April 2019 at 4:52 pm UTC
  • Supporter
  • Top Supporter
BeamboomI'm gonna buy this game when I get the Valve VR set this summer. That's too damn sure.

Keep in mind the VR is a separate purchase at the full $25 asking price.
Beamboom 5 April 2019 at 5:34 pm UTC
parkerlreed
BeamboomI'm gonna buy this game when I get the Valve VR set this summer. That's too damn sure.

Keep in mind the VR is a separate purchase at the full $25 asking price.

Ah! I didn't know that. Thanks!
stan 5 April 2019 at 7:29 pm UTC
  • Supporter
  • Top Supporter
riusmaEdit: worth mentioning that a previous update (1.0.9 from January 2019) brings key bindings support which is a great improvment (previously I was forced to change my keyboard layout from "fr" to "en" before launching the game)!
Interesting; I believe that’s why I removed the game from my wishlist months ago. But does it support bépo? (accented characters…)
Also it’s still way too expensive compared to the less than 2 hours playtime…
  Go to:
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon, Liberapay or Paypal. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!

You need to Register and Login to comment, submit articles and more.


Or login with...

Livestreams & Videos
None currently, submit yours here!
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts