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Rogue Stormers twin-stick shooter finally available on Linux

rogue stormers twin stick shooter now on linux

Rogue Stormers combines both classic #runngun #gameplay with modern art style. As a twin stick shooter all the good things #roguelike has to offer, but now a Linux port is available on Steam. Players can even have up to three additional friends join the rampage in either online or couch co-op mode.

The goal is to fight and beat the ultimate evil threatening Ravensdale – but in order to beat him, players need to fight their way through 7 increasingly challenging levels. If you die, you will be back at square one. Earned perks are yours to keep, allowing your character to grow stronger with each new raid.
There are a ton of level combinations with infinite replayability, an ever-growing cast of enemies, hazards and loot is layered within each chunk, generating incredible diversity.

There are tons of different upgrades and weapons, each new session allows players create a unique build, depending on which weapons or upgrades you pick. With five unlockable character classes, each with its own skills and base weapon.

The further you delve into the vast undercity of Ravensdale, the more you will learn about the city’s history and its citizens, as well as the tragic backgrounds of the five heroes who took arms to save the city. All these factors combined determine how players engage the sprawling city of Ravensdale.

Rogue Stormers Features:

  • I’m So Ronery: Single player mode
  • Gun Together for Fun Together: Up to four players local/online co-op
  • All You Can Kill Buffet: 5 character classes to decide whether you feel like murdering people with fire or goop or guns
  • Sick Arse Biomes: All generated procedurally with random placement of enemies, traps and upgrades for infinite replayability
  • Farting Angels And Things that Have Teeth But Shouldn’t: Deal with classic orcs, goblins, floating weapon platforms, eldritch horrors and battlegates bristling with weapons
  • Set Things on Fire: Trigger environmental chain reactions that will kill both you and your enemies, but idk, it looks cool
  • It’s So Shiny: Game world modeled in blistering 3D
  • Discover New Stuff: Unlock tons of crazy updates and new weaponry that give you even more ways to murder your enemies.
  • Story Time: Unravel Ravensdale’s dark history piece by piece and learn your character’s gruesome history

How does Rogue Stormers gameplay fair on Linux?

Having had the pleasure of playing Rogue Stormers already on PC, the Linux build is much better than expected. In fact, from a visual and mechanics standpoint, the native build looks and plays better over all.
Of course frame rates will differ slightly with varied hardware, but that doesn’t take away from the overall positive gaming experience.
The only caveat to mention, the camera follow issue can be a bit of a problem. As it tends to follow the main ground of players. However the game will re-spawn the missing player in another location with the rest of the group. The downside, enemies will jump into those “trapped” locations which can be hard to see, let alone defend yourself against. That means, keep agile and dodge attacks and keep together as a group .
Also, we have only tested Rogue Stormers with a keyboard and mouse. We didn’t get the chance to use the Steam controller, but that could prove to be a greater challenge. 🙂

How does the Linux build play for you? Did you play singleplayer or co-op?

Rogue Stormers is available now on Steam for Linux with a 30% discount until September 19th.

System Requirements:

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.10 or newer
  • Processor: Dual Core processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 (Mesa 10.6.3) Compatible Graphics card
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any built-in adapter

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.10 or newer
  • Processor: Quad Core Processor (i7 2nd gen or equivalent)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 570 or better
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any built-in adapter

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