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Wadjet Eye Games Running A Closed Linux Beta

Posted by , 6 February 2013 at 11:20 am UTC / 4565 views
Wadjet Eye Games, creators of retro-styled point-n-click adventure games, are seeking Linux beta testers.

They are the creators of games such as Gemini Rue and Resonance which I'm sure plenty of you have heard of!

Dave Gilbert tweeted:
QuoteAny LINUX USERS want to test the Linux version of Gemini Rue? Email me!
So here's your chance folks!
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Cheeseness commented on 6 February 2013 at 11:59 am UTC

This game is outstanding. I first discovered it when we played it for Game Club last year and was blown away. We also had a great dev chat with creator Joshua Nuernberger (log can be found here for anybody who's interested).

The game's plot is superbly paced, and the (moderately forgiving) action elements make for a much more tense experience than many point and click adventure games. The art design is charming and the voice acting isn't too bad (a little rough in places, but still enjoyable).

A fantastic homage to classic point and click adventure games whilst still giving something new. I give it an x out of n for large values of x.

Sload commented on 6 February 2013 at 3:55 pm UTC

Nice, that game looks awesome.

s_d commented on 6 February 2013 at 6:02 pm UTC
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Yeah, this is actually a really important beta.  If it's successful, it would greatly ease the way for publishing their entire catalog, including The Shivah, Resonance, Primordia, the Blackwell series, and several others.  I hope they have a strong response for testers!

Padster commented on 6 February 2013 at 8:40 pm UTC

Looks cool, just sent them an email

Padster commented on 6 February 2013 at 9:01 pm UTC

Wow, that was quick. Signed up

s_d commented on 6 February 2013 at 9:26 pm UTC
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New tweet about the Linux beta...

QuoteDave Gilbert ‏@WadjetEyeGames:
Wow. Linux beta testers are the most detailed report-givers ever.

Go Linux!  

Ratman commented on 6 February 2013 at 11:15 pm UTC

I just emailed and got a response within 15 minutes.  I was told they have enough testers for this build of the game and that I would be put on the list for the next beta build.  It will be great to have their games native on Linux.

Yulike commented on 7 February 2013 at 1:55 pm UTC

They replyed within minutes, really impressed.

"Thank you so much for your interest! We've had a much bigger response than we anticipated from the Linux community (seriously, you guys are awesome), so we're all set for people to test this particular build."

I've been interested in their games for a while now, but no native version. Looking forward to it!

s_d commented on 7 February 2013 at 5:40 pm UTC
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Great!  I can think of no better way to show them that we're a market worth serving than to swamp them with super high-quality beta testers.  Thanks friends, for coming through there!

Linux is going to need all sorts to games, and multiple distribution methods, to continue to succeed the way it is.  I love what these guys at Wadjet Eye are doing, and how they respect their customers (DRM-free, cross-platform, and utilizing an open-source game engine).  They even invest engineering time and money back into the engine itself!

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