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Nova Drift roguelite space shooter and support

nova drift roguelite space shooter and support in linux mac windows pc games

Nova Drift roguelite space shooter for Windows and Mac, but looking at Linux support. We reached out to developer Chimeric. Since the games in Early Access. But also has Very Positive reviews on Steam.

Nova Drift melds a classic arcade experience. While including modern action RPG elements. Since your ship quickly evolves as you defeat enemies. Allowing players to share its abilities and weaponry. Including easy customisation on the fly.
While unlike many other ARPG’s. Since they usually takes of hundreds of hours of time. Nova Drift allows the player to take a ship build further. Starting off simple but progressing fast in a single game session.

Linux Support:

Nova Drift is made in GameMaker Studio. And before last week we weren’t able to make a Linux version. Since we were using the older version of GMS. But we just updated to GMS2. Which will allow us to do a real linux version.”

The email reply also goes on, “we would really like to do [a Linux version].” Since the developer switched over to GameMaker Studio 2. But Linux players also have success in Proton. At least according to a Discussions post on Steam. And also on ProtonDB. But I’m more partial to a native release.

Nova Drift Early Access Launch Trailer (Mac, Windows PC, then Linux)


  • Create a unique build every run in Nova Drift. Games are quick, allowing for rapid testing. Also more changes and advancement.
  • Skill and creativity are rewarded. While you chain upgrade modules for powerful synergies.
  • Access over 120 modular upgrades. As you progress and expand your armory.
  • Build to play how you want. Snipe, command a drone army or discharge your shields. Then charge up and burn enemies with your thrusters. Or just smash right through them. Since there’s always a way to make it work.
  • Unlock various challenge modes. These provides greater risk and rewards. The stakes are high, as death is permanent!
  • Every Nova Drift game is randomly generated. So this keeps the fight intense and unpredictable. Fight through the campaign or play endlessly.

Planned updates soon after Early Access launch:

  • Body Gear: Viper | Weapon Gear: Dart | Weapon Gear: Thermal Lance | Super Mod: Barrage
  • Weapon Mutations: each weapon type will have 1-2 variations
  • New Challenge Mode: Wild Metamorphosis – extremely rare mods that have a variety of powerful and/or bizarre effects
  • Translation into French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese & more…

Nova Drift is a great roguelite space shooter. Available now on Steam and Itch for Mac and Windows PC. Priced at $14.99 USD. But playable now via Proton on Linux. At least until we get that native support.

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