Crew 167: The Grand Block Odyssey coming in 2020 for Windows PC with signs of support for Linux. Thanks to developer oddbreeze Games. Also releasing today on Steam Early Access.
Crew 167: The Grand Block Odyssey is now available in Early Access. While a full release is due to arrive in February 2020.
The indie puzzle game caught my attention. Since the release live on Windows PC. Naturally, a Linux release should be in the mix.
The game was developed using Unreal Engine 4. There are currently no official plan for Linux. The port should theoretically be easy with Unreal Engine 4. However, we didn’t put the resources into testing a Build on a Linux machine yet.
Since Crew 167: The Grand Block Odyssey just released in Early Access. It makes perfect sense to keep platform support within reason. Of course, the lack of “official plan for Linux” is a bit ominous. The developer has not had a chance to test a “build on a Linux machine yet.” Which offers signs of support for the 2020 launch.
The current plan is to start gathering more user feedback through Early Access. In order to create the best puzzles for the final release of the game. The current timeline is a Final version in January or February 2020. With expected updates to Early Access version every 2 to 3 weeks. Adding more content and puzzles.
The plan for Crew 167: The Grand Block Odyssey development is reasonable. I’m also hoping that oddbreeze will release a Beta build for the community. As a result of issuing a more complete game. And of course, have a chance to test the Linux build locally.
Crew 167: The Grand Block Odyssey Early Access Trailer
Crew 167 finds himself alone on a spaceship hurtling towards a destination. This could certainly be the salvation that his home world is seeking. During this isolation, his mind begins to create hallucinations to keep him entertained. While you take control and dive into the mind of the character. While he tries to make sense of the world around him.
Inspired by the puzzle elements of the Goof Troop game on SNES. The gameplay offers additional mechanics to its block-pushing puzzles. Also including more flavor and complexity to the genre. Each group of puzzles rewards the player with real-time rendered cutscenes. These explore the troubled past of the main character Crew 167. Due to a story heavily inspired by the psychological aspects of Silent Hill 2. But you know, without the horror.
Here you will discover the interstellar mission to save Crew 167’s home planet. Which faces climate change, while hiding a deeper and troubling issue.
The Crew 167: The Grand Block Odyssey Early Access version features the first of three chapters. This will amount to about 60 to 90 minutes of gameplay. The initial version will present the first 29 puzzles of the game. Following the release, bi-weekly updates will be releasing more puzzles. Or more story-line content to current or new players. While the final release will include more than 70 puzzles.
Crew 167: The Grand Block Odyssey releases today for Windows PC. Priced at $8.99 USD on Steam.
While we have signs of support for Linux. This looks to be closer to the games February 2020 release date.
Also, being that Unreal Engine 4 is being used for development. There is a solid chance that Proton will be a solid workaround.