LinuxGameCast Weekly EP84 — Float Your Goat

Notch nopes the hell out! VALVEe takes up alchemy, Intel brings the updates, and something about dragons. Then we throw the chairs at Escape Goat 2. All this, plus your hate mail.


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Throw the goat

Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro

Steam News :

Great, now the horse is fkn around /w alchemy

  • Highlights include having an actual ISO, fixing apt bugs, updating AMD drivers, and some supporty stuff for the Gigabyte Brix Steambox

  • They’re basically making it a more sensible OS for the target audience and I’m alright with that.


Escape Goat 2


Breach & Clear

  • From the Makers of Saturday Morning Wood…er…RPG

  • Turn based strategy with a swaty Flair

    • Master the overblown police budget and military hardware donations to suppress the rights of ordinary citizens!

  • Looks a lot like Frozen Synapse with textures.


Fight the Dragon is now on public Early Access

  • Very good level editor.

  • Surprisingly well optimized for a Unity game.

  • There’s a bug when Fighting the Dragon. As in it disappears at 99k damage and you won’t actually be able to kill it.


Paper Dungeons

  • As a D&D nerd, this tickles me.   

  • Standard Roguelike fare.   Interesting mechanic of dice selection for customization   

  • Also dat multiplayer!   Now I wonder if it will ever leave early access

  • Admittedly the rogue-like aspect is tickling my interest, even if the UI looks like it’s meant for a tablet… Like every single game coming out nowadays.


Spate – Another 2D platformer only this time the protagonist is an absinthe addict

  • Oh Geez, that trailer.   And then his dog died.   And then he got horse ancer-caids.   And then a midget punched him in the dick

  • I have a sneaking suspicion that Venn is already a master at this game

  • Or as I call it “Tuesday”


Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal

  • Tower defense with what could possibly be called a plot.

  • Instead of enemy units, you have a fluid like substance that you have to try and keep away from your assets.

  • It’s like someone read Yahtzee’s Jam and decided to make a generic-ass tower defense game based on the concept.


Oculus Rift NOPE!

  • Soo, I guess Mark Z saw the future

    • Gives me an idea for a gameshow where the contestant is told they need to bike down a track using only the simulation of the track through the occulus, only for it to be revealed it’s an entirely different physical track

  • Someone on twitter also brought up that this was kind of how Caprica started.  All of this has happened  before….

  • Oh Muktware, you got me good:

  • Facebook has unleashed the shills:


Aaaand Notch NOPES

  • VALVe VR in 3.. 2..

  • What a shame.

  • Excuse me while I go back to tooting the notch flute.

    • You misspelled “sucking” and “dick”


Intel’s Linux Driver Installer Updated to 1.0.4


GSoC 2014 mentoring organisations announced, review and apply!

  • Google Summer of Code is back and, even though the number of game related projects have decreased, most of the usual suspects are still present.


Jordan Quits His Job on April 4th

  • Oh sweet candy!  PUT IT IN MY VEINS!


– Nooope
– Not sure if want
– Check it out
– Shutupandtakemymonies

Game: Escape Goat 2


Devel: MagicalTimeBean

Engine: XNA (FNA MonoGame)

Price: $9.99/€8.99 (20% off until Monday)

Wazzat: The only indie game in 2014 not inspired by Dark Souls, with no roguelike elements or procedural content.

Makes with the working





Shiny / Sounds



  • The art style kind of reminds me of Rogue Legacy

  • The music is catchy enough.


  • Chiptunes were nice, found myself just listening in at the start of quite a few levels.

  • Graphics are certainly an improvement over the pixelated mess that was the first Escape Goat.




  • WHAR gamepad remapping?



  • What Venn said.





  • Its an enjoyable puzzle platformer.

  • Plus, its always good to be Goat Jesus


  • Very hard game to criticise. Not because it’s good, not because it’s bad.

  • It’s the middle of the road, it’s most definitely a game. But without anything really good or really bad to set it apart from the masses, it’s not going to change anyone’s mind about the puzzle-platforming genre.

  • If you liked the first Escape Goat, get this one. It’s more of the same with a slight graphical improvement. If you didn’t like the first game, then you can safely give this one a miss.


Final –

Hate Mail:

In response to U4 on foxfire

  • For some reason, I bet the performance was even worse with Unity than Unreal.


Jamie’s Mod

  • Baby’s.. I mean… Jamie’s first mod?



  • The issue more has to do with public perception.   If the vast majority of linux games available on steam are of low quality, what does that say to people who are looking at using Linux/SteamOS as a gaming platform.  Valve used to have standards.   THey’ve changed man….

    • Goes double for country music.

  • You know what the problem is? Remember the video game crash o f 1983? It was caused by an overabundance of shitty games. People didn’t know any better and they bought those shitty games. By the time they actually played the game, most regretted their purchase. Repeat that a couple of times over and you’ll start burning people. I, personally, would have a lot of trouble giving Steam/Valve money for games if it weren’t for people like TB and Jim Sterling.

  • Thankfully, most devs are cool cats and send us some keys. Even if their games suck ass.



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