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The Linux demo for Monster Sanctuary is now up and it runs nicely

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After speaking to the developer of Monster Sanctuary about a Linux demo for their monster taming metroidvania it's now up. Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, here's a reminder of what it's all about:

Monster Sanctuary is a monster-taming RPG with party-based combat and metroidvania-like exploration. New monsters provide additional strategic options in combat and allow you to overcome obstacles to explore new areas and find hidden treasures. The turn-based combat focuses on team synergy and combos, distinguishing Monster Sanctuary from other popular monster collecting games.

As the developer promised, they sent me a message last night to check if it works and sure enough it does, really quite nicely too. Tested on my laptop as well as my desktop, it even runs nicely on my low-end Intel GPU and so if it doesn't change drastically it should be a good choice for low-end gamers on Linux too. It was surprisingly smooth too and I really quite enjoyed the small slice it currently offers.

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They're getting really close to their next stretch goal, having absolutely breezed past their initial goal and a couple initial stretch goals. It's quite amazing how well they're doing, with 23 days still left to go I imagine the end result is going to be great for them.

Find the demo on Steam or Game Jolt and the Kickstarter here.

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razing32 30 October 2018 at 1:28 pm UTC
You beat me to it.
I emailed the dev about linux as well and just got around to trying the demo this afternoon
RFSharpe 30 October 2018 at 5:53 pm UTC
Will be downloading the demo when I get home this evening via Steam. Looking forward to taking a look at this one.
Pit 30 October 2018 at 7:45 pm UTC
Yikes. Just wanted to have a short look at the demo, and now it's more than two hours later.... very enjoyable.
sa666666 30 October 2018 at 9:40 pm UTC
Can anyone suggest where the save files are being placed? I downloaded the demo directly from their website, and tried it for a while at work Now I want to continue at home, and can't seem to find the files to copy over.

I tried duplicating the entire directory, as well as ~/.config/unity/..., but no luck.
Pit 30 October 2018 at 11:30 pm UTC
Within the .config/unity3d there's the Player.log file, and in there it says
InitSavegames path: /home/pit/.local/share/Monster Sanctuary/Savegame1.dat
(and more of those)
So $HOME/.local/Monster\ Sanctuary is your friend
Inspector_Gidget 31 October 2018 at 1:40 am UTC
Just spent a few hours playing it, and it's pretty great. It's pretty much what you would hope for from a mashup of monster hunting, turn based metroidvania. I hope they reach the stretch goal for PvP
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