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Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers demo and port

arcade spirits: the new challengers releases a game demo on steam and offers a port for linux with windows pc

Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers releases a game demo and offers port details for Linux with Windows PC. Thanks to the ongoing efforts from developer Fiction Factory Games. Which offers a playable build on Steam and Itch.

PQube and developer Fiction Factory Games are excited to announce a romantic comedy visual novel. Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers demo is live on Steam right now. Which technically offers a Linux build in the install directory “ArcadeSpiritsTNC.sh”. However it seems the demo runs best with Proton 6.3-5.

However, the games also due to make its way onto Linux. According to the Discussions post on Steam.

We’re doing our best to support as many open platforms as our engine allows. And all PC platforms will be DRM free, just like the first game, so you can mod and tinker and port to your preferred setup after buying.

Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers Linux support is no surprise. But I for one certainly appreciate the developer confirmation.

Set in the year 20XX, Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers takes place in an alternate timeline. One where the 1983 video game crash never happened. You will take on the role of an aspiring esports champion. One seeking a new team at the Good Clean Fun arcade.
Successor to the critically acclaimed Arcade Spirits, launched in 2019. This demo will be the first time players can get hands on with the latest title. Since the first announcement in back June.

Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers – Announcement Trailer

Containing a segment of Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers Chapter 1. Gameplay has players find themselves thrown head first into the dog eat dog world of championship esports.
Team Play 2 Win is also the hottest team on the circuit. Not to mention, they are your ultimate rivals. Now arriving at the Good Clean Fun arcade. Sizing up the competition, you and your brand new teammates find yourselves in the crosshairs. Along with a series of crucial decisions that could shape your future in the tournament. As a result, how you handle the situation is down to you.

Play the Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers Demo

The year is 20XX, the distant future in a world where arcades are thriving. Since you are an aspiring esports champion hungry for glory on stage. Working to make your way to the Fist of Discomfort 2 Pro Tour. Now you face competition, complex relationships, and a wild cast of characters. All on the road to victory.

Defeat rivals, conquer tournaments and build relationships. Then uncover a strange conspiracy at the Good Clean Fun arcade. In Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers it’s up to you to rally together a team and achieve your dreams!

Design your protagonist and rival from the ground up in Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers. with a massively expanded character creator – pronoun, skin tone, body type, hairstyles, accessories, clothing, and more. Choose their identity, and how their personality develops.
Plus, enjoy greater immersion as your fully custom character now appears on screen throughout the entire game!

Date Anyone!

With a fully inclusive customisation system, cast of characters, and gameplay mechanics, date anyone you like regardless of pronouns, or focus on building friendships exclusively!

Minigames

Since there’s only one way to become the champion in Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers. This means you have to play! Dive into Fist of Discomfort 2, a strategy based minigame. Since your victory or defeat will determine the path of your story.

Analyse your personality and measure changes based on your decisions throughout the game. Along with the handy virtual assistant, IRIS. Accessed through a free app on your in-game phone. IRIS exists to also help users achieve everything they want in life. Such as a better job, a new home, and even romance.
IRIS, can track your personality traits from Quirky and Steady, to Kindly and Gutsy. As well as your relationship statuses with the rest of the characters.

Stunning Art

With incredible character art from Molly Nemecek. Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers also has a pulsating synthwave soundtrack by Greg Mirles. Amazingly detailed background art by Jessie Lam. All so you can enjoy a deep, aesthetic world brought to life.

Import Decisions

Import your choices from the original Arcade Spirits adventure. So you can reshape the world of 20XX around your previous decisions. Or maybe start the game afresh and follow a whole new path.

Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers Demo releases on Steam and Itch. You can try your hand at the Linux build, but chances are, the Windows PC build will work well via Proton. The release date is still TBD, but we will have native Linux support again.