Lightphobe asymmetrical co-op multiplayer game aims at Proton support via Windows PC and Linux. Thanks to the skilled team at Mutant Realm Entertainment for making it all happen. Due to make its way onto Steam Early Access in a couple of days.
Let’s talk about Mutant Realm Entertainment’s first big splash in the gaming world – Lightphobe. Mark your calendars for February 12, 2024, since that’s when it hits Steam Early Access. Plus there is a focus on Proton, but let me explain.
…no native support for Linux (or Mac) for now. However, I am considering adding native support for Linux in the future.
Exciting news from Mutant Realm. Lightphobe is clever to skip the need for anti-cheat, smoothing the way for Linux support. Plus, developer Allan Chew is keen on getting dedicated servers Linux-friendly. But for now, the focus is on Proton support during Early Access, ensuring everyone can dive into the game easily. And it’s all shaping up nicely.
So, what is the title all about? It’s a mix of classic team survival shooter games, but with a unique twist – light is your biggest ally and enemy. You’re in for matches with up to 16 players, battling it out to control points while fending off opponents. And these aren’t just any opponents; we’re talking about beings with solid abilities.
Lightphobe – Early Access Trailer
The plan is to keep Lightphobe in Early Access until the devs decide it’s fully ready with content. They’re thinking about a year, but it’s not cast in stone. They want to use this time wisely: gathering feedback to make upgrades, and seeing how much attention it creates. Due to figuring out the overall direction and scope.
Now, let’s dive into the gameplay. This is an asymmetrical co-op multiplayer experience. You get to pick sides – either as a soldier defending Earth or as a Lightphobe, these ethereal skeletal creatures that are all kinds of terrifying. They are beasts in the dark but don’t count the soldiers out. They come equipped with five different loadouts, offering various ways to tackle these nightmares.
Gameplay is a blend of competitive shooting and stealthy melee action. It’s a strategic cat and mouse battle where dynamic lighting plays a crucial role. Choose to play as a Soldier in first-person shooter mode or as a Lightphobe in third-person melee action. Each with multiple loadouts. And you can play with up to 16 players, with options for peer to peer networking or dedicated servers.
As for future additions, they’re planning on introducing new abilities for both Soldiers and Lightphobes, plus a couple more multiplayer maps.
Play the Demo!!
So, keep an eye on Steam Early Access. Due to the release of the asymmetrical co-op multiplayer on Linux with Proton via Windows PC, with plans for a native build. Also, get this, it’s priced at $5.99 USD / £4.99 / 5,99€.
HINT: Keep an eye on the Linux_game Subreddit, you might get a Free Steam code.