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I know what you're going to say, something about yet another survival game! However, Volcanoids really does look like something you want to pay attention to.

I forget who, but someone mentioned this game to me a while ago. The developer seemed interested, but I didn't see them say much about it—until now thanks to another tip. On Steam, a user posted in their forum asking about Linux support and the developer replied showing a screenshot of their progress on a Linux build. The skybox is missing, plus a few other issues but it's promising.

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Set in the steampunk era, you take on an expedition to a forsaken island that you once called home. But sudden eruptions triggered by mechanical beings turned the wondrous place into an apocalyptic wasteland. In order to survive the island’s natural elements, you have to outsmart these creatures and capture one of their drillships. Use their own technology against them as you upgrade the machinery and reclaim your homeland.

It looks and sounds like nothing I've seen. A game where your base moves, a massive steampunk-styled drill that can smash through the ground…yeah, I want this bad. If you want to see it on Linux too, sending the developer some words of encouragement on the Steam forum topic might help towards it.

Hat tip to DMG.

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Beamboom 12 December 2018 at 9:53 am UTC
Wow, that looked... Incredibly cool.
NeoTheFox 3 years 12 December 2018 at 10:31 am UTC
I like what I see here!
I wonder if they are going to use Vulkan renderer by default due to shader issues, that would be cool to see.
Sparhawk 12 December 2018 at 10:53 am UTC
That looks slick and different than the rest
Xpander 12 December 2018 at 11:08 am UTC
Looks good, but single player only
neowiz73 12 December 2018 at 3:34 pm UTC
i seem to really be stuck to sandbox survival games. no matter who makes one i'll pretty much get it, primarily if it's on linux.
Beamboom 12 December 2018 at 4:01 pm UTC
XpanderLooks good, but single player only

That is unfortunate indeed. Sandbox games are best played with friends.
Xpander 12 December 2018 at 4:03 pm UTC
XpanderLooks good, but single player only

That is unfortunate indeed. Sandbox games are best played with friends.

If it has a good story, say like Subnautica, Don't Starve or The Forest, then i guess its not a big problem, but yeah those types of games are usually more fun to play with friends
Tiedemann 12 December 2018 at 4:39 pm UTC
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Def buying this if/when we get it. Love the look!
Ananace 12 December 2018 at 9:35 pm UTC
That artstyle gets an instant wishlist add from me, loving every part of it - though the interior modules seem to look a little bit ugly with how un-integrated they get with the rest of the interior. Though considering how early it is in development that's probably going to change, they seem to be quite passionate about working on it after all.
Beamboom 14 December 2018 at 6:01 pm UTC
XpanderLooks good, but single player only

Nope - coop will come!

"Yes, coop will come first. We have many systems in place already. It will be the first big update after EA release."

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