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After Alderon Games successful crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo for their dino themed survival MMO Path of Titans, the developer reached out to gather more Linux testers.

They've released a first demo and it's currently quite limited with the character creation ability the only thing possible. However, once a month they will be deploying a big new feature for it like the ability to run around, AI, quests and so on.

The primary objective for this first demo release will be to find as many bugs as possible within the launcher and demo so we can have them fixed well before pre-release access starts to give pre-release backers the smoothest experience possible.

Not seen it yet? See a trailer below:

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Once you grab a key below, head over to their official site to register an account. Then use your key on this page to activate it and download the launcher. Note: They currently recommend using the AppImage.

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After trying it out myself, it does seem to work great! This is a nice way for Alderon Games to show they can support Linux well, while also allowing them to gather some extra feedback.

I'm very much looking forward to running around as my new hungry pal Burt:

If we run out of keys, it's still possible to back the game on their official store with pledges that give you access to the game also giving demo access.

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Lycurgus87 22 August 2019 at 11:56 am UTC
Thank you very much for the key good sir. I can't wait to get home.

Edit: It's running flawlessly I made a few cool looking dinos and eagerly waiting for the next demos AI and fishing. yeey, If I like that too I will buy for sure.

Last edited by Lycurgus87 on 22 August 2019 at 7:22 pm UTC
Termy 22 August 2019 at 12:47 pm UTC
Downloading now - i'm curious ^^
Swiftpaw 22 August 2019 at 4:12 pm UTC
MMO, as in no single player? Can you at least host your own server then?
Arnvidr 22 August 2019 at 4:40 pm UTC
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Does not launch for me. Crossing off for "Show Log Window" in the launcher settings does nothing, forcing windowed mode does nothing. Can't find any logs anywhere.

I assume some missing dependency. What's the point of a fancy AppImage launcher if the game itself is just installed somewhere to run as normal?
WorMzy 22 August 2019 at 5:14 pm UTC
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/tmp/.mount_AlderowkSiDT/alderon-games-launcher: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Boo. Didn't realise it would require gtk3.

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any way of releasing the license and I tied my account to my steam, so I can't release it for someone else to use.
Ehvis 22 August 2019 at 5:49 pm UTC
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WorMzyBoo. Didn't realise it would require gtk3.

Shouldn't the snap include its dependencies?

Anyway. What is there seems to work perfectly fine. Not much to test of course, but I wanted to at least see how it responded to ultrawide. Which seems to be good apart from a minor nitpick.

Last edited by Ehvis on 22 August 2019 at 5:50 pm UTC
eldaking 22 August 2019 at 6:49 pm UTC
This looks like a really interesting take on an MMO (even though it is not the kind of game I usually get into). But I doubt it will work well on my potato computer, so I'll pass for now, despite the amazing dinosaurs.

Edit: fixed my wording, because it unintentionally sounded dismissive of the game.

Last edited by eldaking on 22 August 2019 at 6:53 pm UTC
jynko 22 August 2019 at 7:45 pm UTC
Thanks. Looks interesting downloading now.
nibiron 22 August 2019 at 8:58 pm UTC
Thanks for the key!
mylka 23 August 2019 at 1:00 am UTC
thx for the key

first start it hang on loading screen. alt+F4/Tab didnt work
i had to cntrl+alt+F2 and kill the process there. the full command: /gamedir --vulkan..... so i guess it uses vulkan. it is an UE game so vulkan should be default

second start it worked

hope we can run around soon

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