Supraland a puzzle adventure exploration in both Linux and Windows PC games. Thanks to developer Supra Games. Who is releasing Linux support to help support their Kickstarter. And since Supraland has a 96% Overwhelmingly Positive review score on Steam. You’re going to want to back the Supraland 2 campaign.
So this is somewhat of a surprise. But a good one, since Supraland is a great game. This is also a smart move for Supra Games. Both in support for Supraland 2 on Kickstarter and the Steam Summer Sale.
Supraland 2 is an impressive game. A mix between Portal, Zelda and Metroid. Since you have to explore and find secret upgrades. And also solve puzzles, beat up monsters, find new abilities. You know, things that help you reach new places.
Supraland assumes that you are intelligent. And lets you play all on your own.
Since the story is minimal. This gives you an overarching goal to pursue. And allowing you to roam free.
Also despite child friendly visuals. The gameplay targets experienced players. Including roughly 12-25hrs of gameplay.
You explore a large interconnected world in Supraland. Since most ways are at first unpassable. At least until you find new abilities to overcome those obstacles. Also the cornerstone of Supraland’s design. Creating abilities that are so versatile. They will keep on surprising you by how many different usages they have. If you combine your abilities. Those possibilities also become even bigger.
Most of the game is about exploring the sandbox world. And of course tracking down secrets. Since you will think you are about to get out of bounds and beat the level designer. But right there is a chest waiting for you. Giving you a very rewarding upgrade. Supraland respects your lifetime. Without bloating the playtime with unlimited no-brainer collectables.
Supraland Trailer (Linux, Windows PC)
- Puzzle Design
The deeper you get into the game. Then you face creative puzzles you’ve never seen anywhere before. Encouraging you to stop and think about what abilities you have. And also how you can use them in yet another way. Puzzle types that we already know from other games. Immediately rejected in the design process of Supraland. And it’s important, once you understand the idea behind a puzzle. So you can pretty much immediately solve it. Instead of having to go through a cumbersome, frustrating execution.
The fighting mechanics are inspired by old-school, fast-paced shooter games. Such as Unreal, Doom and Quake. Since this encourages high speed strafing and jumping. While throwing shot after shot at hordes of charging enemies. Without ever having to worry about weapons reloading.
- Free Demo
In the demo you can play the first big section of the game. Allowing you can decide if it’s for you. The demo progress continues into the full version. So you don’t need to play anything twice!
Supraland puzzle adventure releases on Linux. The games also available for Windows PC on Steam with a discount. With a listing on the Humble Store (no discount).