Search for Surf open world 3D physics based surfing game considering Linux support beside Mac and Windows PC. Thanks to game developer Ed Marx. Which just released on Steam Early Access with a pretty big discount. And a playable Demo.
Search for Surf just released on Early Access this week. But let’s be real here, there are is an element of simplicity to the game. Since very few developers even attempt to create a surfing title. Also not the case for developers Ed Marx and Caden Goodwin. They are taking up the challenge to conquer the break.
Since the only other surfing game (also in Early Access) is Virtual Surfing. Or maybe Surf World Series, with it’s mixed reviews.
Search For Surf is built in Unity and a linux build could be made. The biggest problem is that there are only two developers. Me and one other. If I could get an idea of whether or not it would help to make a linux build then I can.
It has to be built, and tested and rebuilt. Until no more bugs are found and it takes a lot of time. I also need testers in Linux. Otherwise I have to set up a virtual linux system. And I already have trouble testing in Mac.
I actually prefer Linux to windows but it wouldn’t run Solidworks.
So this is where things get fun for Search for Surf. Since the developer wants to see support from the community. Therefore I have created a Discussions post to show your support. Or if you want to get directly involved in testing on Linux. Email your with your interest and system specs right HERE.
Search For Surf video game trailer
Search For Surf, start at the beginner break. With gentle consistent waves that will allow you to learn to surf. The waves don’t stop, so you need to learn to deal with the ocean. You will be paddling over, and duck diving under waves. You will need to figure out where to sit to catch the breaking waves. Never surfed before? Don’t worry. Watch the “learn to surf” video and you’ll be on your feet in no time.
Due note, Search For Surf is physics-based. Which means the wave pushes you. And you get speed from the wave. The maneuvers you can do are based on the wave and how you position yourself on the wave. This leaves open the opportunity to be creative on the wave. Do a big bottom turn and stall into the critical section, or pump for speed and do a big cutback, or get some speed and schwack hard off the lip. It all depends on the wave, and your ability and skill.
Once you have learned to surf at the beginner break. So are going to want to explore more challenging breaks. Change your character on land at the Tiki Hut. Jump off the cliffs into the lineup. Then paddle over to your jet ski to explore the other islands.
Also, scan the shoreline for breaks. There are six breaks in Search For Surf. All with different waves at each break. Catch massive peaks at the reef, or catch a ripping fast right off the sandbar, shoot the pier, watch out for rocks in the lineup, and even surf at night. There are set waves, and some breaks are more challenging than others. So try them all, and find your wave.
- Choose a player – change players in the Tiki Hut.
- Explore – go on land and explore. Jump off the pier, run back to surf, jump off the rocks.
- Free jet ski – Use the jet ski to get to other breaks in Search For Surf. Also, ride waves, and explore.
- Wave Variety – Each break has a different wave, and the waves at each break vary in size and length.
- Duck Dive – Trouble in the lineup? Mouse click to duck dive through waves.
- Bail – Trouble on a wave? Press C to bail off the wave out of trouble.
Search For Surf is available for $9.74 USD including the 25% discount. The games also live on Steam Early Access for Mac and Windows PC. But with enough support, a Linux port too.