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ASTROKILL [Steam] is a game focused on combat without compromising realism and it looks graphically amazing. If you have a beefy computer, the developer is seeking testers.


Speaking on the Steam forum, the developer said:
QuoteI just got the engine upgraded, which means I can finally do a Linux build. If there are any volunteers, I am willing to give out some keys to anyone with a hefty Linux machine.


What has captured my interest, is that the game is inspired by TIE Fighter and Freespace 2. Freespace 1&2 are what I consider two of the best space shooters ever, seriously I love them. So I'm pretty keen on giving this a go myself.

About the game
QuoteFocused on combat without compromising realism, ASTROKILL is a modern space shooter drawing inspiration from old-school games like TIE Fighter and Freespace 2. Players pilot fighters, gunships, interceptors, and medics (in 1st or 3rd person) from warring factions in ballistic dogfights. Wage war flying for either the sprawling Dominion of Man or the rebellious Outer Belt Alliance!

In the world of ASTROKILL, kinetic weapons dominate the battlefield. Deliver destruction with machine guns, flak cannons, homing missiles and rail guns. You will wipe out entire squads and bring down frigates in glorious explosions. But, be wary of camping interceptors, homing space-mines, and ace-pilots. To succeed in this unforgiving zero-G battlefield, you must master your ship and its weapons. You will blow away spaceships with machine guns, flak cannons, homing missiles, and rail guns.


It's currently in Early Access, so it's not finished.

Thanks for the email Jan and Viejito for the Twitter reminder to actually post this live, woops!
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liamdawe 17 August 2017 at 6:24 pm UTC
liamdaweKeep in mind guys you need to post in their linked Steam forum post, not here
ravenmocker 17 August 2017 at 6:30 pm UTC
good to know I might check it out myself
iiari 17 August 2017 at 10:01 pm UTC
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Wow, this and Helium Rain in the same year? Finally, some space games on Linux! Pulling for Everspace as well.

Looking at this video, I see a lot of Babylon 5 style influence here, which can only be a good thing...
mirv 17 August 2017 at 10:11 pm UTC
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Games looks good to me, but I don't have time to test it out, let alone what they would consider acceptable hardware (though I would argue that's a benefit - you want a wide range sometimes). For the price however, if they had a beta branch, then I might be interested to chip in help occasionally.

Still, I hope that they can produce GNU/Linux builds, and that people they choose to help really do offer valuable feedback and can add some technical know-how into that. Regardless, it would be nice to catch up with these devs later and see what they think of the feedback, how it helps, etc.
iiari 17 August 2017 at 10:14 pm UTC
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Wow, this and Helium Rain in the same year? Finally, some space games on Linux! Pulling for Everspace as well.

Looking at this video, I see a lot of Babylon 5 style influence here, which can only be a good thing...
iiari 18 August 2017 at 3:18 am UTC
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So, I was checking out some actual gameplay videos of this, and while who knows how it will hold together as a game, the artistic direction is outstanding. It absolutely nails things like weapons fire, explosions, ship design, and especially scaling (something that both Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen don't do well). Combat dynamics really do look like an updated FreeSpace 2 with modern gaming sensibilities. Looks fantastic.

Reminder to all who love this genre: Helium Rain goes Early Access tomorrow!
gustavoyaraujo 18 August 2017 at 4:49 am UTC
Would be a pleasure for me to test it.

My Setup:

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz × 8
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 760/PCIe/SSE2
Arch Linux and Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit (dual boot)
I have also a two display setup.
Can also test on my favorite desktops:
PekWM, Gnome, Mate and Unity(on Ubuntu)
slaapliedje 18 August 2017 at 2:49 pm UTC
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liamdawe
liamdaweKeep in mind guys you need to post in their linked Steam forum post, not here
I think people continue posting their specs here to brag.

I posted in the steam thread as well, though it is pretty well flooded with specs. I wonder if I could be of special help, since I have controllers... lots and lots of controllers. I could even test if an Atari Jaguar controller would work...
freerunnerlive 18 August 2017 at 3:24 pm UTC
GTX 1070 Strix oc
FX 8370 4,3 GHZ
12 GB Ram
Ubuntu 17
mirv 18 August 2017 at 3:33 pm UTC
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slaapliedje
liamdawe
liamdaweKeep in mind guys you need to post in their linked Steam forum post, not here
I think people continue posting their specs here to brag.

I posted in the steam thread as well, though it is pretty well flooded with specs. I wonder if I could be of special help, since I have controllers... lots and lots of controllers. I could even test if an Atari Jaguar controller would work...

Either to brag, or they can't read, or only read enough for their brain to process "free key" and then don't read further. Which is why I really, really hope that whoever the dev chooses are actually interested in helping, not just playing. That's why I didn't put up my name: I don't think I could offer the time & support that would truly be useful.
And there are some names there that would be good to have on a dev's side, so I'm not entirely without hope.
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