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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.

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.

Features:

  • 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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slaapliedje 5 September 2017 at 4:01 pm UTC
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The problem has always been the chicken/egg issue. To get more games on a platform you need more games, and no one wants to make games if there are no gamers.

But in this day and age where we get a new game being released for AmigaOS due to kickstarter (Tower 57), why on earth can't we get Linux ports? The two biggest game making engines out there now both support it. Oddly they both support VR development as well.

I think oddly the thing that is preventing more publishers from releasing Linux games could be more about support vs profit. With stiries that some have gotten much more support requests from Linux users. Though to be fair I think it is mostly due to most Linux users A) are willing to report bugs, B) are better at troubleshooting and C) are used to more stable software, whereas Windows users are used to shit crashing.
Gamewizard 6 September 2017 at 1:28 am UTC
God I hope this makes it to Linux, it will be a certain buy if it does. Love me some dungeon crawling!
slaapliedje 6 September 2017 at 1:55 am UTC
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I should really go through my stack of disks and see if I can find my Dungeon Master save disk where I completed the game so I can then import them into Chaos Strikes Back. It is a crying shame that not many CRPGs allowed this.
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