Hot off a recently revealed gameplay trailer. Now developer small bros has released a new demo for their upcoming 2D Metroidvania B.I.O.T.A.. This demo allows retro fans to get hands-on with a small portion of the game. Which is also playable via Proton, should you choose on Steam and GOG. Then you can also experience both glorious 8-bit visuals and an upbeat chiptunes soundtrack. All ahead of B.I.O.T.A.’s 2021 release.
Linux support plans according to the Discussions post:
…I still have to check some technical stuff, but for now I don’t see any big problem in porting it to linux as well. Maybe not day-1 but in a one way or another we will do it.
Taking control of the Gemini 2 commando squad. B.I.O.T.A. players will battle more than 40 types of mutants as one of eight squad members. Each with their own unlockable weapons and abilities. Explore the ten different biomes of Frontier Horizon. This is an asteroid mining base overrun by a mysterious biological organism. Doing so on-foot or using one of several vehicles available to discover the source of the infestation.
- The Retro
All the charm of retro gaming with breathing signified by two pixels shifting. Comes with modern day convenience of saving anywhere. The ability to swap palettes at any time. Plus a tune so chippy you’ll want to add it to a mixtape for your friends
- The Look
Choose your favorite palette from more than 60 available 4-color styles. Doing so for the most authentic retro feel in B.I.O.T.A.. Then swap each palette as you see fit in the glorious 8-bit visuals
- The Aliens
Fight 40+ vicious degenerated monsters from simple, but huge mutated hornets. Also, armed shield sentries to lethal infecting xeno shifters
- The Guns
Utilize numerous upgrades and unique unlockable weapons. Available for each B.I.O.T.A. character to find the one that suits you the most. Be it a sniper friendly high powered rifle, buckshot loaded shotgun, and powerful hand cannon
- The Stress Relief
Stress free rescue system; rest assured that at any moment of the adventure a dedicated key will allow you to save the game. So you will never have to repeat parts already completed
- The Exploration
Features a many variations to the classic on-foot gameplay: while exploring you will be able to control a submarine, pilot a mech, a shuttle, jump into a chasm and swing on a rope and pilot the mythical Pegasus, the Gemini II team’s ship