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Vaporum, a steampunk dungeon crawler could see a Linux release

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Vaporum [Official Site], a rather intense looking steampunk dungeon crawler could see a Linux release, depending on how it does at release.

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Here's what they said:

The game will come out on the PC Windows platform, in English (both text and voice-overs). We plan to add more languages shortly after. As for other platforms, like Mac, Linux, or consoles, that really depends on how the game does after release and our options.

It's a shame when we get relegated to seeing if the game sells well on Windows, before Linux becomes an actual option. Hopefully when their Steam page is up they might see how the demand is for a Linux version. I've no doubt a forum post will appear.

Judging from the trailer, it looks like it could be really something. It's another genre we don't have a decent amount of good titles, so it would be most welcome on Linux.

About the game:

Vaporum is a grid-based, single-player & single-character dungeon crawler game seen from the first person perspective in an original steampunk setting. Inspired by old-school games like Dungeon Master I and II, the Eye of the Beholder series, and the most recent Legend of Grimrock I and II.


  • First person real-time combat
  • Puzzles and level-wide objectives
  • Gadget-based RPG system
  • Lots of exploration, loot, and character customization
  • Mysterious storyline filled with secrets
  • Fully voiced main characters
  • Immersive steampunk setting

Thanks for the tip, ziabice!

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Patola 4 September 2017 at 9:49 pm UTC
I only hope that's not Vaporware. *grin*
Elvanex 4 September 2017 at 10:14 pm UTC
I'm not usually interested in grid based games, but this one actually looks pretty decent.
Keyrock 4 September 2017 at 10:57 pm UTC
It looks like Grimrock, but in an interesting setting. Nice.
Luke_Nukem 5 September 2017 at 2:30 am UTC
I will definitely pick this up if it's ported. Love these types of games.
Eric1212 5 September 2017 at 4:09 am UTC
It's highly remindber me Legend of Grimrock (1).

I'm surprised it's not the same team. O_O
Asu 5 September 2017 at 4:18 am UTC
Eye of the beholder meets Bioshock... you can't go wrong lol...
razing32 5 September 2017 at 5:01 am UTC
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While I do find the visuals impressive the gameplay , from the trailer at least , seemed kind of dry.
slaapliedje 5 September 2017 at 9:53 am UTC
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I still want a VR version of Dungeon Master....

This looks awesome. I am glad the grid based dungeon crawlers are making a comeback. I just wish some would bring Alternate Reality up to date and finish it...
g000h 5 September 2017 at 12:50 pm UTC
Dungeon Crawler games like this are right up my alley. Adding it to my wishlist now. Reasonably enthused by the game-play video.

Other dungeon crawler games I like include: The Legend of Grimrock, The Fall of the Dungeon Guardians, Heroes of a Broken Land, Ruzar - The Life Stone, (Grimrock 2, but not out on Linux, booooo!)


Tsk, not on Steam to wishlist it, yet.

Last edited by g000h at 5 September 2017 at 12:52 pm UTC
PublicNuisance 5 September 2017 at 1:27 pm UTC
Cyberpunk version of Grimrock is what I'm seeing and I can get onboard with that. While I agree with Liam that it is frustrating to see Linux get treated like a second class citizen with only an afterthought of support we are only 1-2% of most games sales so it's tough to argue with developers who are hesitant to go down the Linux road. Hopefully it gets better with time.
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