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You Have to Win the Game An Extremely Retro Platformer Now On Linux

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You Have to Win the Game is a very interesting platformer game that has just been released on Linux. It's interesting because it's so retro it emulates old CRT screens (you know those screens we had before flat-panels) so it feels like you're playing on an old PC.

You can see the game being played on Linux from me below:
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It's really quite beautifully done and I am extremely impressed and just how authentic it feels, it even worked right out of the box with my new Thrustmaster 4 game-pad which was impressive.

While the graphics may not appeal to all, it's certainly worth taking a look at if you have never played a properly retro platformer.

It's completely free too and is the first game from J. Kyle Pittman to be ported over to Linux after porting his engine called "NERD" over from DirectX to OpenGL and now ported to Linux.

You can see his full blog post on porting his game and engine here.

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Astro 30 January 2014 at 3:17 pm UTC
I love games like that!
Sven 30 January 2014 at 8:36 pm UTC
Very nice!
entropy 30 January 2014 at 10:14 pm UTC
n0t 31 January 2014 at 1:19 pm UTC
Someone could tell me how to launch it plz ?
liamdawe 31 January 2014 at 1:21 pm UTC
n0tSomeone could tell me how to launch it plz ?

There's an executable titled TheGame_NFML, make it executable and run that
WienerWuerstel 31 January 2014 at 9:28 pm UTC
entropyC64, anyone?

I also played YHTWTG on the C64 (Great Port btw) and it's great to see this also on Linux .
Even though it doesn't launch for me. (Arch Linux x64)

Edit: Tried a newer build and now it works just fine
Anonymous 1 February 2014 at 11:04 am UTC
entropyC64, anyone?
I also played YHTWTG on the C64 (Great Port btw) and it's great to see this also on Linux

Indeed, it's a lovely port.
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