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Wx3 Labs looking into Linux support for Starcom: Nexus

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Starcom: Nexus from Wx3 Labs is a striking looking open-world space action adventure and they've been looking into getting it running on Linux.

In a post on Steam, one of the team noted they're using Unity making it possible but "some testing and fixes are expected". They went over attempting to test with a live Linux USB stick which has enabled them to see it running, and they mentioned to reply to post if you have the game and want to test the Linux version.

Hopefully their continued testing goes well, as it does look great. As a big fan of space sci-fi, I'm always in the mood for another game just like this. See the trailer below:

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Feature Highlight:

  • A gorgeous universe full of interactive planets to explore and celestial phenomena to discover
  • Fast-paced exciting combat with numerous hostile threats
  • Over 100 star systems to explore in a fully open-world universe
  • Over 140 technologies to research
  • Design your own ship using a modular construction system
  • Talk and trade with multiple alien factions, each with their own agendas and dynamic AI
  • Lots of hidden secrets and side quests
  • Nebulae, derelict starships, warp gateways, comets, lost colonies, and much, much more

You can check Starcom: Nexus out on Steam in Early Access.

Hat tip to NuSuey.

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6 comments

Micromegas 12 Nov, 2019
The game looks very appealing to me. Very interesting to read that all that was needed to consider a Linux build was a USB stick with Linux.

I often thought that the option to put Linux on a thumb drive (not only as a "live image" but as a fully functional Linux system) and give it away (to friends, not strangers because you should not use USB sticks from strangers) is underused as a way to promote Linux:

"Here is a fully working Linux system for you! Just boot from it. It will not interfere with your system. And I have put a Steam game on it for you!"
pageround 12 Nov, 2019
Looks great 👍 I've wishlisted it and will be watching for a Linux release.
scaine 12 Nov, 2019
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I've wishlisted it too. The update says "if anyone wants to test, reply to this thread", but there are no permissions to reply on that thread. I'm guessing it's locked down to only allow replies from people who own the game, but it sure confused me!

Love these games - both the top-down space shooter and the modular approach, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this!
Liam Dawe 12 Nov, 2019
scaineI've wishlisted it too. The update says "if anyone wants to test, reply to this thread", but there are no permissions to reply on that thread. I'm guessing it's locked down to only allow replies from people who own the game, but it sure confused me!
Looks open to me?
scaine 12 Nov, 2019
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Liam Dawe
scaineI've wishlisted it too. The update says "if anyone wants to test, reply to this thread", but there are no permissions to reply on that thread. I'm guessing it's locked down to only allow replies from people who own the game, but it sure confused me!
Looks open to me?

Yep, my mistake. I was testing from work, where I almost never access the Steam store. It had long since logged me out of the browser I use there!
cdnr1 12 Nov, 2019
kinda reminds of starsector
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