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UE3 Powered Physics Puzzler 'Unmechanical' In Open Beta For Linux

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The beta for 2.5D physics puzzler Unmechanical was announced a couple of weeks ago, and is now available for all owners of the game on Steam. An extended version of the game was released for PlayStation 3 and 4, and Xbox One earlier this year, but is so far not available for PC.

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Developer Talawa Games opened up the beta for Linux users last week, but since several users in the beta announcement thread reported that they were unable to install the game, we held off writing about it. The issue turned out to be that the Linux depot was missing from the package sold through Steam, and was only available for customers who had activated the game with a retail key.

I have played through the first part of the game and haven't noticed any issues. There have been reports of audio stutter in the thread though, so it will need some polish until it's ready for prime time.

If the developer sounds familiar, it might be because we mentioned them a while back as the developer who will help bring A Song for Viggo to Linux.

To help test Unmechanical, you must buy a copy from Steam, enter the code "externaltestlinux" to unlock the beta, and select the "internal_test_linux" branch. If you experience any issues, don't hesitate to report them in the beta thread.

About the game (from Steam)

Unmechanical is a puzzle adventure that combines tricky puzzle solving, alluring exploration, and an engrossing atmosphere. Set in a fantastic world of flesh, rock and steel, your journey to freedom requires you to solve a great variety of puzzling challenges, and while it’s easy to pick up and play, later challenges may prove very difficult indeed.

Key features:
  • Intuitive and simple controls, applied to a great range of interactions.
  • A carefully created world with unique environments and an engrossing atmosphere.
  • More than 30 unique puzzles, including logic-, physics-, and memory- oriented challenges.
  • Uncover a dark secret through strange clues and fantastic events.
  • Over three hours of puzzle-solving, exploration, and adventure.
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A big fan of platformers, puzzle games, point-and-click adventures and niche indie games.

I run the Hidden Linux Gems group on Steam, where we highlight good indie games for Linux that we feel deserve more attention.
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linux_gamer 29 May, 2015
Quoting: fleskTo help test Unmechanical, you must buy a copy from Steam ...
I dont want to be a negative paid beta tester, but there is a free Win demo out so it would have been cool to test that.

Quoting: flesk...enter the code "externaltestlinux" to unlock the beta, and select the "internal_test_linux" branch.
Very interesting naming!
seamoose 29 May, 2015
Great little puzzle game! I finished it under Wine though it was a bit of a pain to get it to run (I actually created an appdb entry for it). Looks pretty, nice audio, challenging but not too hard and not long. Definitely recommend it.
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