Outbuddies developer confirms Proton support for Linux beside Windows PC. Thanks to a recent reply from developer Julian Laufer. The games also discounted right now on GOG and Steam. Also available on Humble Store, but at full price.
Outbuddies comes with elements of metroidvania. While players success with the help of their robot sidekick Buddy. As they dash, dodge, and blast their way through danger-filled 2D side-scrolling levels. All full of deadly features. These range from roving enemies to lethal security systems. But as the player you are also is armed with a variety of weapons and equipment. And the Steam reviews are a steady 90% Positive.
Back in July, I was in contact with Julian Laufer. Hopefully for a native Linux release. But as of recently, there is an update on Steam.
Linux and Proton
You can play Outbuddies on Linux using Steam Proton. I just got the confirmation, gamepad support included.
The only thing not working right now is the movie playback. Because it depends on Microsoft’s active direct show.
Workaround for the intro sequence (black screen): Just hold any key or button for a couple of seconds. This will skip the movie sequence and start the game. You’ll be fine then. Same workaround needs to be applied for skipping the staff roll. But those two movies are the only ones in the game. I’ll look if I can fix this in a future update.
A native port is, unfortunately, not possible. The game engine Outbuddies is made in does not support Linux.
The original reply stated the following, “I hope they’ll (publisher) consider ports for Mac and Linux too.” So it’s not for a lack of interest or trying. Since the ports also depend on the game’s success. So I was hoping for better news. Although we have Proton support at least.
Outbuddies – Launch Trailer
Outbuddies features high skill and mechanics based progression system. Both in terms of combat and platforming abilities. Each of the game’s four upgradeable weapon systems is also an essential survival tool. Chosen wisely in order to stand a chance against Bahlam’s various traps and unforgiving foes. Bosses require split second reflexes. Plus deep memorization of attack patterns to stand a chance.
The local Co-Op option invites a second player to explore and experience Outbuddies. So together you can take control over the invincible “Buddy” unit. In this mode, players support each other on the journey home. Solving puzzles and overcome Bahlam’s hostile maze. The cooperative mode is perfect for fans of speedrunning style play, too.
Outbuddies is available for Windows PC. Due to a 25% release discount. The price on GOG and Steam is $13.49 USD.