First Class Trouble still holds onto Linux support for 2021 with Windows PC. Thanks to details from indie developer Invisible Walls ApS in partnership with indie publisher Versus Evil. Due to release onto Steam Early Access early in the new year.
The multiplayer social deduction game First Class Trouble will release soon. Due to arrive on Steam Early Access in Q1 2021. Winner of an Epic Games MegaGrant. Developer Invisible Walls ApS is utilizing the Unreal Engine to bring the world to life. But Linux support is still in the plans. According to a recent email reply.
But it’s [Linux] still our ambition. And since server side (which is basically the game) has to run on Linux, it will certainly come.
Invisible Walls ApS are still keeping transparent about Linux support. But it’s still in the plans. Since their main focus right now is game development. While trying to staying on track for at least the First Class Trouble Windows PC release. And as a result, the developer is unable to give “any certainty for when and where yet.”
First Class Trouble Announce Trailer
First Class Trouble is a multiplayer social deduction game. While six players must work together to shut down C.A.I.N.. With ich the games rogue A.I. of a failing luxury space cruise liner. As you expect the AI is trying to kill the group. Two of the six players are chosen at random to secretly play as Personoids. These are also killer humanoids sent by C.A.I.N. to betray the other players. The human residents win by successfully eliminating all the Personoids. Then reaching and shutting down C.A.I.N. Likewise, Personoids win by killing all the humans before they reach C.A.I.N. Or by reaching C.A.I.N. with the humans and foiling the shut down.
Unique to First Class Trouble, is that the game will utilize proximity based voice chat. So players can elevate the social dynamics of actual conversations. Meaning friends will need to split off from the group to scheme and plot. Somewhat similar to Among US. But you can’t hear a victim’s cry for help if they’re too far from you. Friends will also need to work with each other on different co-op tasks. So you can work through the maps and eliminate one another. The varied map environments allow for hilarious moments: players will be dumping each other out of airlocks. Even electrocuting each other in spa pools. Locking each other into freezers and tossing bottles of alcohol at each other’s heads.
The teams are running a free holiday playtest starting December 15th and ending December 31st. New to the playtest are Christmas decorations and cosmetics. Players can join the Playtest via the First Class Trouble Steam page. Which runs quite well using Proton 5.13-4. Hopefully, the voice chat works for you. It’s worth playing.
Multiplayer games have always brought the “best AI” by adding human interaction. With social deduction games you get to learn how cunning, funny, manipulative, and dramatic people can be. In this COVID world, these are a great escape to a fun, social space. Where you can hang out with people and have a game night like no other.
While First Class Trouble development still holds onto Linux support for 2021 with Windows PC. You can also take part by Wishlisting the game on Steam. Or simply request and hopefully try the playtest build via Proton.