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Just Shapes and Beats getting native support

just shapes and beats rhythm based bullet hell linux support

Just Shapes and Beats [official website] rhythm based bullet hell action just released on Steam for Windows, with Linux coming. Since we reached out to developer Berzerk Studio with positive news. Since the games also holding a Very Positive 100% Review rating as well.

Linux Support:

“Thanks so much for your interest, we’re using a weird way to emulate Flash within Unity 3D. And Linux port is not out of the question we haven’t really gauged interest yet. But we’d rather wait to have all the PC launch bugs sorted out before starting that endeavor.”

This is also some very positive news and I am eager to see the release. To go along with the positive news, there is also a Discussion post. You know, to show that Tux Love if you are looking forward to a Linux build.

Unfortunately, Just Shapes and Beats will release on the EU and JP eShop a little later. Which is coming on June 11th for everyone looking for a game to play while watching those long E3 conferences.

Just Shapes and Beats is a chaotic co-op musical bullet-hell based on three simple things: avoid Shapes, move to the kick-ass Beats, and die, repeatedly.

It’s a new spin on the SHMUP genre, adding a layer of cooperation that’s at the core of the game: because everything is better with friends. Play alone or with up to four players, local or online, through the game’s Story Mode or Challenge Runs.

You like music? That’s why there are 35 hand crafted stages with licensed tracks from over 20 chiptune and EDM artists.

Listen to the Soundtrack on Spotify


Gather up your squad and play up to 4 player co-op, drop-in drop-out, either all on your couch for a house party, or an online party!

Just Shapes and Beats Gameplay Trailer (Windows, Linux incoming)

Don’t have/like your friends? Make new friends by playing a few quick online challenge runs. Let Just Shapes and Beats be your support and pick your new buds for the next hours. Since strangers are just friends you haven’t met yet.


The Story mode helps you learn the ropes with more accessible tracks and an optional casual gameplay mode. When you think you’re ready, Challenge Runs is where you get to prove yourself: get judged on your skills by playing through randomly picked tracks.

Need some kind of training montage to get better? Rip your sleeves off and practice the tracks you’re struggling to master in the Playlist.

Let the gameplay in Party Mode and light up your social gatherings, + you can even have people playing those cool party stages while the music plays if they’re into that, because WE’VE THOUGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING. So yeah, go ahead and throw the most epic party of your life thanks to us–you’re welcome.

Steam Price

So after five years in the making, Berzerk Studio has finally done it. Just Shapes and Beats is now available on Steam for Windows priced at $19.99 USD / £15.49 GBP / €16,79 EUR / $22.79 CAD. Plus there is a 10% discount until June 7th. Since Linux support is incoming, there is no release date yet.

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