You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page!

Wx3 Labs looking into Linux support for Starcom: Nexus

Posted by , | Views: 9,195

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:

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

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.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
9 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more information here.
About the author -
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
Micromegas 12 November 2019 at 1:23 pm UTC
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 November 2019 at 2:12 pm UTC
Looks great 👍 I've wishlisted it and will be watching for a Linux release.
scaine 12 November 2019 at 6:21 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Contributing Editor
  • Supporter
  • Top Supporter
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 November 2019 at 8:19 pm UTC
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 November 2019 at 10:22 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Contributing Editor
  • Supporter
  • Top Supporter
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 November 2019 at 10:33 pm UTC
kinda reminds of starsector
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon, Liberapay or Paypal. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!

You need to Register and Login to comment, submit articles and more.


Or login with...

Livestreams & Videos
None currently, submit yours here!
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts