Since it is always time for some good intensely fun. Hence the unique side-scrolling action MOBA, Hyper Universe, available now on Steam Early Access for Windows. Since Hyper Universe combines the gameplay found in a side-scrolling action platformer. Along with the highly strategic team-oriented play of a MOBA. Think Awesomenauts but with better character models and fierce gameplay.
So this is one of the games I’ve been keeping an eye on. Currently under development in Unity 3D. Yet the developers might issue a Linux and Ubuntu release.
Hyper Universe and Linux support?
“Hyper Universe uses Unity as its game engine. As for Linux support, the team has no current plans for a Linux port at this time but they are open to that possibility in the future.”
Since the games in development, the likelihood of seeing native support is up in the air. Yet the game uses Unity 3D which should not be an issue. But it could see a Linux and Ubuntu build. Likely later, closer to release, with enough support. Since I was hoping for more affirmative off-the-record details, alas.
There is an active thread in the Steam Discussions, so by all means cast your vote and show some Tux love.
What is Hyper Universe?
Hyper Universe challenges players to take control of one of a multitude of battle-ready “Hypers” each armed with an array of insane abilities and fighting skills. Played with two-handed keyboard only or game controllers compatible with PS4, Xbox, Logitech, or Steam, Hyper Universe challenges players with five turrets to dominate and defend across multi-level, side-scrolling maps. As they jump up and run down ladders, bust through floors, and warp behind enemies to save the universe. The six character classes include a Tank, Bruiser, Specialist, Striker, Support, and Assassin.
Hyper Universe Early Access which includes:
- 25 unlocked Hypers (playable champions) free along with all their unique equipment. Plus unlock four more Hypers just for leveling up
- The opportunity to provide pivotal feedback to the development team. Shaping the game as it moves towards official launch
Hyper Universe can be purchased for $15.99 USD on Steam Early Access for Windows. Yet the games playable on Linux and Ubuntu using PlayOnLinux and Wine Staging 2.15.
For more information visit, the official website.