Pixeljunk just released the definitive version of their tower defense classic, PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate. It's been released on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux, so no one has to feel left out. For added incentive, it's 50% off this entire week (in the US, at least).

Ever since Valve said, "This Steam boat's going down the Linux river without a paddle...or without sticks" or something to that effect, I've been waiting to see who's onboard. Until now, it's been a pretty one-sided affair with a whole mess of them indie-types: rough around the edges, but a pleasure to talk to and will show you pretty art upon request. After that it's just Captain Gaben and the Valve crew telling old stories of aliens and portals and counter-terrorism. Not the newest tales 'cause those are in a different boat, but they're still fun to hear again.

Ok. I can't maintain that metaphor any longer. I'm glad to see a mid-level indie developer with serious clout like PixelJunk showing Linux support on day one. It means there's one more quality title that will be available when the Steam Machines arrive.

EDIT: Wanted to throw a link to the Ultimate dev's homepage:

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/30/2013 at 09:03pm

Hey, I liked the metaphor :)

But yes, it's great to see PixelJunk adding their name to the list of devs supporting Linux. I've never actually played any of their games, truth be told, but this gives me even more reason to!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/30/2013 at 09:47pm


I picked this up the second I heard about this today. I've wanted to play this game but didn't want it to be on just Windows. Tested this over lunch and it plays beautifully on my Mac with keyboard and a controller.

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