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After promising Linux support for Supraland with the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for a sequel, Supra Games have now delivered!

Supraland is a First-Person Metroidvania Puzzle game. The main sources of inspiration are Zelda, Metroid and Portal. Supraland assumes that you are intelligent and lets you play independently. The story is minimal, gives you an overarching goal to pursue, and then sets you free. Despite child friendly visuals, the game targets experienced players. Playtime: ~12-25h

It's popular too, with an "Overwhelmingly Positive" rating on Steam from nearly two thousand ratings so the developer has certainly got a good idea here. It looks really sweet too, check out the trailer:

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It even has a demo available on Steam, which I gave a run. After crashing first during the intro scene, a second attempt seemed to be fine. Performance isn't great though, I did have to turn down a number of settings quite a bit to get it smooth but it's playable.

Seems like a really sweet game though, apart from the performance the demo gameplay was actually quite impressive so I'm not really surprised so many love it. Great colourful style to it too, with everything being set in a literal sandbox in a child's garden. Quite a lot of secrets to find too, even in the demo. You can pick up a copy on Humble Store and Steam.

You can also find the Kickstarter campaign for the sequel here which will also have Linux support. Currently the funding campaign has managed to get over 50% funding with 28 days left to go.

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Ehvis 3 July 2019 at 10:02 am UTC
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On casual inspection that looks like a lot of fun. Will have to check it out. If Sin gives me a chance to do so.
TheSHEEEP 3 July 2019 at 10:24 am UTC
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Already played through it via Proton (worked perfectly), but hey, great news anyway.

Also, so weird that they'd call it Metroidvania, it's not even 2D. But everyone's just using any descriptor anyway they want to nowadays...
Liam Dawe 3 July 2019 at 10:36 am UTC
TheSHEEEPAlso, so weird that they'd call it Metroidvania, it's not even 2D. But everyone's just using any descriptor anyway they want to nowadays...
Depends what you think the "official" description of Metroidvania actually is. It has a large connected world, where you need to get things to access other areas instead of set levels, which is the most common part of what most seem to think makes a Metroidvania.
Chronarius 3 July 2019 at 10:41 am UTC
EhvisOn casual inspection that looks like a lot of fun. Will have to check it out. If Sin gives me a chance to do so.

Yoiu don't have to wait for Sin! Try the demo!
Nanobang 3 July 2019 at 11:37 am UTC
It's out for Linux and while the Steam Sale is still underway? Saints and Angels are smiling on this release. I'm gonna go get me a copy immediamente amigos!


Last edited by Nanobang on 3 July 2019 at 11:38 am UTC
Def 3 July 2019 at 11:56 am UTC
Finished it via Proton a few weeks back. A few performances issues but it's a really good game. Probably the best first person puzzle game since Portal 2 and definitely one of my favorite games of the year so far.

Anyone has any idea how steam will react as I have the windows binaries installed? First time for me that a game goes from steam play to native.
please_use_plain_text 3 July 2019 at 12:26 pm UTC
I'm pretty excited about this one.
I can't wait to try it out this weekend.
Liam Dawe 3 July 2019 at 12:53 pm UTC
DefFinished it via Proton a few weeks back. A few performances issues but it's a really good game. Probably the best first person puzzle game since Portal 2 and definitely one of my favorite games of the year so far.

Anyone has any idea how steam will react as I have the windows binaries installed? First time for me that a game goes from steam play to native.
Steam should download and overwrite it with the native version, unless you force Steam Play. If it was a whitelisted title, Valve would need to remove it from their whitelist (I know this from experience with another game).
TheSHEEEP 3 July 2019 at 12:54 pm UTC
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liamdawe
TheSHEEEPAlso, so weird that they'd call it Metroidvania, it's not even 2D. But everyone's just using any descriptor anyway they want to nowadays...
Depends what you think the "official" description of Metroidvania actually is. It has a large connected world, where you need to get things to access other areas instead of set levels, which is the most common part of what most seem to think makes a Metroidvania.
The correct description is whatever the origin is. And that is Metroid + Castlevania (the + is important here, as even the devs cite only the former as an influence). Both series are for the major part 2D games, in a large world that is split into the typical "connected rooms", and have been since decades, which is how the Metroidvania descriptor has always been used - to describe 2D games that come with the typical features.
Just scroll through all Steam games tagged with it and it really becomes quite obvious. You won't find many 3D games there, even if they would fit your description.

This is the first time I have even heard Metroidvania applied to a puzzle/exploration FPS. Supraland isn't quite like anything else, so there isn't really a super fitting genre description that I'm aware of. I guess you could add Metroidvania to a bunch of other descriptors, if you really wanted. After all, if you squint really hard, the world in Supraland can be seen as a bunch of "rooms", as well. It's not the worst usage of a genre term I've ever seen, that's for sure.
Def 3 July 2019 at 1:28 pm UTC
liamdaweSteam should download and overwrite it with the native version, unless you force Steam Play. If it was a whitelisted title, Valve would need to remove it from their whitelist (I know this from experience with another game).

Thank you. I will make a backup of the save file before launching steam.
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