LinuxGameCast Weekly EP89 — Unity-tastic

Unity brings the WebGL! Steam throws some green, Nekro goes early access, and Warsow breaks out the lipstick. Then we throw the chairs at Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken. All this, plus your hate mail.


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Remember Earf 2066?

  • Yeah, there is no Linux build. Not shocking since the devel is a right proper cunt.

Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro

Steam News :

Nekro (Early Access)


  • Raise demons and spawn unholy weapons of war as a powerful Necromancer with an insatiable blood lust.

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  • I’ve given in a good 40min of play and it’s not bad.

  • The learning curve is smooth but difficulty goes from “easy” to “DIE FKR!” between levels.  

  • Not a fan of early access games but this critter is just about done.

    • For early access, it’s leagues above the rest of the dross

  • Plays a lot like most MOBAs nowadays. Wouldn’t be surprised, if the multiplayer devolved into just that.

  • One of the very few Unity games on Linux that doesn’t run like ass.


April 29th Batch of Greenlight Titles

  • Nikki and the robots

  • KartSim

    • Hella want


    • Wipeout on a Unity budget

    • Multi-player Wipeout on an app budget. (make friends)

  • CHAOS looked interesting, until I saw the trailer all the way through.

  • Neon shadow: “#1 on the Ouya!” (if you don’t count Towerfall)

    • Play Quake as a faux-HK47!


Narcissu 1st & 2nd

  • Early access Visual Novel

  • Apparently aimed directly at the feels


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Rabbit Hole 3D: Steam Edition

  • Like AaaaaaaaaaAAAAA for the Awesome, but with more Lewis Carol  and pixels

  • This is one of the laziest excuses for a “game” that i’ve ever seen.


Wing IDE 5

  • Buy your development tools on Steam!

  • yum search idle

  • Please don’t use Python for games *glares at Blender*

    • Eh, Pygame isn’t horrible


Back catalog dump (Round 2 – The Dumpening!) – The game

  • Freddi Fish 2, Pajama Sam 2 and Spy Fox 2 now available for Linux as well.

    • Because shovelware!


Mark of the Old Ones (with linux build)

  • Justin writes:  I understand you can’t cover every kickstarter, but maybe you can cover this one?

  • I, I think we did? Billions of years ago in the futures past.

  • 64bit only

  • Xbox controller shit is fucked up.   Same with PS3 controller

KeeperRL alpha7

  • Three new music tracks.

  • Graphical decorations of UI.

  • Locking doors.

  • Keeper can work in laboratory.

  • Keeper becomes more powerful when leveling.

  • KeeperRL is an opensource dungeon simulator game inspired by Dungeon Keeper and Dwarf Fortress.


Unity WebGL demo

  • Very curious to see how these games will perform in a browser, considering they like to hog all the resources whilst running natively

  • Runs smooth and not bad /w the resources. The random *hang* because asset loading is a bit jarring.

  • It’s better than what we had until now


Sir, You Are Being Hunted 1.0

  • Gerbil controls are still too damn high.

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  • For now, the big message of this latest update is: help us bug hunt!

  • Major optimisation pass, up to 30% performance increase on some machines

    • Bold claims considering it’s a Unity game.

  • Still takes 3min to generate the fk mothering level.

  • State indicators for bleeding, trapped, and starving.

  • Buildings still amount to cereal boxes with doors painted on them.


Mutant Factions Version 1.00

  • Formerly known as Subvein

  • Has no sound by default, deleting from the lib folder fixes that.

  • Top down shooter ala early GTA with several tiny, tiny maps.


Tiled – FOSS 2D Map Editor

  • Have actually used this guy for making D&D maps

  • Adequate in what it does, the struggle comes from finding decent tilesets, none of which are provided



Build A World (0.6)

  • …So fancy minecraft

    • €25 fancy minecraft if you want multiplayer.

      • Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasss


Warsow 1.5 released

  • New player model, Jason PadPork the war hog

  • “We have taken great care to make our latest release run smoothly on the open source radeon drivers, the input code utilizes XInput2, and our shipped binaries are fully compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian Wheezy.”

  • Added moar localizations, bringing the current total up to 11


– Nooope

– Not sure if want

– Check it out

– Shutupandtakemymonies

Game: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken


Devel: r a t l o o p

Engine: PhyreEngine

Price: $9.99 / €7.99

Wazzat: “Annihilate an evil penguin regime in this cinematic platform adventure game offering full solo and co-op campaigns.”

Makes with the working


  • Loses a chair because the monitors go Zzzzzz. Got killed to death a few times because that.


  • Loses a chair due to 3rd party controller xbox issues



Shiny / Sounds


  • Generic as it is; live music is best soundtrack.

  • I really dig the art style and the animated cut scenes are actually worth watching for the story.

  • I almost want to ding it a chair for the ridiculous jumping animation, almost.

  • At first I thought it was a Unity joint but I walked by some headlights and noticed a shadow effect and was all “nope, Unity can’t do that”


  • Music Is pretty decent rock

  • Art style…well its American chickens vs Commie penguins


  • Animations are a bit janky




  • Alright, the controls worked from the menu so I started a game. Nooope! You need to assign the Xclone gamepad.

  • You don’t do anything fast. Really, moving a boxen requires a full stop ……………….. wait for action button……………… then use.

  • Same goes for elevators.

  • CCV help you if you’re stuck in crossfire.

  • and that motherfkr wants to roll.


  • Turbo seizure controller and Hori Controller don’t work apparent, need to use real xbox controllers

  • Controls themselves are pretty janky

  • Multiplayer has an interesting dynamic involving some lost viking style gameplay


  • Controls worked out of the box with the PS2 Dual Shock

  • Unfortunately there were some situations where it refused to let me use the right analog to aim and I had to use the mouse.

  • Movement is not an exact science in this game




  • Even with all the flaws this mental little side scroller kept me entertained.

  • I still loathe the rocket pack levels but wanting to learn more about the story made me sort the fkers.

  • And that’s the point. I kept coming back to this ridiculous thing during the week. Good game design is good game design.


  • The sheer absurdity of the game makes it kind of fun

  • Ivan Drago bird

  • Multiplayer is fun, but fuck the dudes with the shields


  • I guess Guacamelee has spoiled me when it comes to these type of games.

  • Multiplayer saves it from the score I had originally given.

  • If they had kept the original name, the score may have even been better.


Final –

  • As far as light/arcady metroid-vanias go, Guacamelee is a lot better.

Hate Mail:







  • Um, and BEHOLD!

  • “Updated the steam-runtime for Ubuntu 14.04 compatibility”

  • Hahaha….gentle

  • Do I like to feel superior? Well, I AM superior but that’s beside the point.

  • That said, I like to feel right and I don’t suffer fools lightly.

  • You were wrong and instead of admitting it you barf out some passive aggressive emo diatribe.  

  • In closing

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