Electronic Super Joy Gets Linux Early Access


So, what happens when Super Mario Bros. and Night At The Roxbury collide in outer space at the speed of light?  Electronic Super Joy happens.  Billed as a “brutally hard platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music”, Electronic Super Joy does not look to disappoint; delivering retro-platforming, and low-res graphics in the typical indie style that some of us just can’t get enough of.  And now you get get early access to the game as development moves towards the official release date.  A meager $4.99 will get you access, while those who wait will have to pay $9.99.

We want to tell you that the game is overflowing with electronic joy, charm, and other positives, but the only thing we have to go on is the video below.  We bought an early access copy, but like Hotline Miami, it refuses to start on our Ubuntu 13.04 machine.

Here is the byline from the Steam Store:

Electronic Super Joy is a brutally hard platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music.  Run, jump, smash & fly your way through 45+ weird & different levels, with low-gravity, world rotation, giant monsters & swarming missiles.  Available now through Steam early access.

  • Hailed as “Horrifically beautiful level design […] Makes me want to throw my computer out the window!”
  • Quoted as being “Mostly about Butts!”
  • A “pure platforming experience that plays with a lot of fresh ideas” – Drogen, Starseed Pilgrim

Dean Howell

Dean Howell has over a decade of experience with Linux and nearly 2 decades of experience with computers in general. Currently, Dean is Editor-in-chief of The Powerbase and also works for one of the world's largest providers of Linux-based NVRs.

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  • Michael Todd

    We released an update today on Steam. Can you check to see if it runs on your machine now?

    – Michael Todd (the game’s designer)

    • lordpenguin

      Michael, the game runs great! I will update the article today and mention that. Also, I finished the game but I really wish there were more than 3 worlds. Though I will have some fun going back through trying to catch all the stars.