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The shoot 'em up 'Super Galaxy Squadron EX Turbo' is now available on Linux

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Super Galaxy Squadron EX Turbo is probably one of the most insane shoot 'em ups I've ever played and it's now on Linux. 

They announced a call for testers only a day ago which was an opt-in beta, but they've already pushed the Linux version out officially. I had a chance to try it after speaking to the publisher who joined our Discord to have a little chat about it. 

Note: It will need some 32bit libs installed (list here), however they're porting it to GameMaker Studio 2 so hopefully it will be 64bit in future.

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Official feature list:

  • Seventeen ships with unique stats and weapons to suit a variety of playstyles
  • Six stages of classic shmup action (and savage bosses) in Arcade Mode
  • An infinite onslaught to satisfy your scoring itch in Endless Mode
  • The supreme timed challenge of Boss Rush Mode 
  • A range of difficulty options, from calm and newbie-friendly to basically impossible
  • Fully voiced cutscenes for the two people looking for a good story
  • New mechanics like Overdrive & Focus that help you kill more things and get more points
  • A (nearly) complete graphical overhaul
  • Still a whole lot of explosions (like you were ever worried)

You can grab it on Steam.

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Suppen 20 June 2018 at 10:24 am UTC
As I have made a category "Windows-only bullcrap" on my Steam account and put all windows games in it, it's always a pleasant surprise when a game from this category shows up when I'm filtering on Linux games. This game did that yesterday, so naturally I installed it.

However, on the store page it still showed only the windows logo, and when I tried to run it, it said "Missing executable" or something like that. It might very well be that I'm just missing some 32 bit libraries
liamdawe 20 June 2018 at 10:31 am UTC
SuppenAs I have made a category "Windows-only bullcrap" on my Steam account and put all windows games in it, it's always a pleasant surprise when a game from this category shows up when I'm filtering on Linux games. This game did that yesterday, so naturally I installed it.

However, on the store page it still showed only the windows logo, and when I tried to run it, it said "Missing executable" or something like that. It might very well be that I'm just missing some 32 bit libraries
It was in an opt-in beta at the time (as mentioned), it should work fine now without needing to opt-in.

Missing executable is nothing to do with missing libs, it's exactly as the message suggests, it's missing the executable (the thing that you know, runs it).
Cestus 20 June 2018 at 1:35 pm UTC
SuppenAs I have made a category "Windows-only bullcrap" on my Steam account and put all windows games in it, it's always a pleasant surprise when a game from this category shows up when I'm filtering on Linux games. This game did that yesterday, so naturally I installed it.

However, on the store page it still showed only the windows logo, and when I tried to run it, it said "Missing executable" or something like that. It might very well be that I'm just missing some 32 bit libraries

i can't agree more! it is a good news!
sergioandvar 21 June 2018 at 3:20 am UTC
Looks interesting. It reminds me of Super Star Path, an amazing game too. It seems a nice add to the Linux shmups.
Phlebiac 21 June 2018 at 4:00 am UTC
GuestSpeaking of which, is there a way to keep track of Win-only games in one's library that suddenly become available on Linux ?

The only method I've heard of is as described by Suppen - create a "Win-only" category, put all those games in it, and if that category starts showing when you are filtering to Linux games, then surprise! You have a new playable game.
Phlebiac 21 June 2018 at 5:19 pm UTC
GuestDon't they appear when you filter "recent" games?

I think that's more about recently purchased and/or played. Maybe recently updated gets sorted in there also; not sure?
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