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The Pedestrian is one of the more unusual games that has been emailed in recently, as it's platformer but what it does with the unique setting is quite amusing.

I had never heard of this until my inbox lit up early this morning, turns out The Pedestrian is a Kickstarter campaign I missed back in 2017 so it's been a while now. It was fully funded, with Skookum Arts LLC managing to get a sweet $30K to bring it to life. The campaign did list Linux support on the main page and the FAQ but since it was a while ago, I managed to get up to date confirmation from the developer on Twitter today.

With that out of the way, what's different about it exactly? Well, it's all centred around the design of public signs and you play as The Pedestrian (aka the male bathroom symbol). With the 2.5D viewpoint, you play the platforming elements like it's a flat 2D platformer but the environments around you are fully 3D. The puzzle factor comes from the fact that a lot of signs need to be linked together and it's your job to do so, so you break-out of platforming to move signs around with the mouse and link them together to make a path to the exit.

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You can actually still grab the Linux demo right now on itch.io (which works nicely) and wishlist it on Steam for the coming release, which should be sometime soon.

I think it's brilliant, really excited to see what a full game will offer with this wonderful idea for a puzzle platformer, can't think of another game that's done anything similar but I'm sure you will educate me in the comments if there is. Either way, it's great.

Thanks for the tip, anonymous "GamingOnLinux Reader".

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Nezchan 26 April 2019 at 1:52 pm UTC
Wait, it's finally coming out? I played it on Itch.io years ago and have had it wishlisted since, but thought it was abandoned.

Looking forward to it, then.
Liam Dawe 26 April 2019 at 2:03 pm UTC
NezchanWait, it's finally coming out? I played it on Itch.io years ago and have had it wishlisted since, but thought it was abandoned.

Looking forward to it, then.
The developer said on the official site that it's pretty much done, they also have some interesting development log videos on their YouTube
scaine 26 April 2019 at 3:24 pm UTC
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I saw this a few months back... on twitter maybe? But there wasn't anything that suggested that it was getting a Linux release. Massively hyped to play this. It looks amazing.
Pit 28 April 2019 at 11:25 am UTC
So will the finished game be still available via itch? Or is there only the demo, and the final release will be steam only? The page is somewhat unclear (to me) in that point...
vector 29 April 2019 at 6:48 am UTC
Reminds me a little bit of 2010 IGF Student Showcase Winner Continuity (sadly, Flash-based). I'll check it out.
Rooster 29 April 2019 at 2:58 pm UTC
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PitSo will the finished game be still available via itch? Or is there only the demo, and the final release will be steam only? The page is somewhat unclear (to me) in that point...

It's only the demo which is on itch. Only about 10 levels, most of which are really easy.
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