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Aurora’s Journey and the Pitiful Lackey on Proton?

aurora's journey and the pitiful lackey side scrolling shooter game on Proton for linux via windows pc

Aurora’s Journey and the Pitiful Lackey side scrolling shooter game will be for Proton on Linux via Windows PC. Along with further details from developer the Not so Great team. Due to offering you a chance to play on Steam.


The Not So Great Team announce the side scrolling shooter Aurora’s Journey and the Pitiful Lackey. Since the game has reached the gold phase, and will be released later in 2022 on Steam. Players can already wishlist the game and will also have the chance to play the game’s Demo in the Steam Next Fest. Due to start on June 13 – 20th.

Reaching out to The Not So Great Team about Linux, here’s what they had to say.

…we strive to make the game work on Linux through Steam Play via Proton. We are testing the game there, and we can assure you that the experience there will be as good as on any other platform we support.

Aurora’s Journey and the Pitiful Lackey development is using Unreal Engine 4. Since the developers are big fans of Linux, they are a small team. So they have to “distribute our time and efforts the best we can.” But they are working to make sure Proton support on Linux works the same as any other platform they support. So it’s a bit if a disappointment, but again, at least we have Proton.

Aurora’s Journey and the Pitiful Lackey – Announcement Trailer

The year is 1927, Aurora Aylesworth is a young astronomer that lives with Lackey. Who is also a member of a robotic race of alien creatures known as the Robotos. Arriving on Earth 19 years ago. But everything changes when, one day, Aurora receives a mysterious note with details about her missing father. Who disappeared four years ago while researching Eureka, the Roboto spaceship. In Aurora’s Journey and the Pitiful Lackey, Aurora will set on a journey following the clues her dad left in an old journey with the help of Lackey.

Key Features:

  • Travel around the world with Aurora and Lackey in a side scroller adventure with shooter and platforming elements
  • Investigate the whereabouts of Aurora’s father by talking to friends and strangers and unravel the mystery of Eureka
  • Use devices and gadgets designed by Aurora’s friend, professor Rachmaninoff, that will help her along the way while facing countless enemies and other dangers

Aurora’s Journey and the Pitiful Lackey side scrolling shooter launch will be around September / October 2022. Including plans to support Linux with Proton via the Windows PC build. So be sure to Wishlist the game on Steam. And keep a look out for the upcoming Demo starting June 13th.

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