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Transistor release for Linux is impressive

transistor release linux and mac impressive

Supergiant Games second wildly popular title Transistor is now #available on Linux and Mac, thanks to the #porting efforts of Ethan ‘flibitijibibo’ Lee, porter extraordinaire. Naturally it comes with #Steamplay support, as it requires Steam to run, but interestingly it also comes with support for the DualShock 4 Light Bar, which syncs with the Transistor’s speech in game the same way it does in the PlayStation 4 version.

If you’d like to read more about the porting process and details, you can do so over on Ethan Lee’s Google+. You can grab Transistor for Linux or Mac (or Windows of course, it still works on Windows) right now through Steam where it will currently available for $19.99 USD or $29.98 USD with the soundtrack. Documentation is already available on the PC Gaming Wiki.


  • An all-new world from the team that created Bastion
  • Configure the powerful Transistor with thousands of possible Function combinations
  • Action-packed real-time combat fused with a robust strategic planning mode
  • Vibrant hand-painted artwork in full 1080p resolution
  • Original soundtrack changes dynamically as the action unfolds
  • Hours of reactive voiceover create a deep and atmospheric story
  • ‘Recursion’ option introduces procedural battles after finishing the story
  • Fully customizable controls custom-tailored for PC

As for the Linux build, it looks like true HD content.  We tried the game on Windows, it was decent, but Linux is far graphically pleasing. Both in performance, controls, and visuals. We really have to applaud Ethan Lee and Supergiant for their efforts. If you have  yet to get your hands on Transistor, we highly recommend it.


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