I just saw an email asking me about Hellblade, Sensua’s Sacrifice.
“Saw you succeeded in getting this game working. It’s on sale and the concept is interesting. How do you like it so far? What GPU are you running it on?”
Yes the game runs fine for me with max graphics quality at 1080p set so far.
I bought it in the Steam Sale. I had been hoping to purchase it in a Steam Sale for the Graphics Quality to use it as a GPU performance test case anyhow.
I thought it might help promote Steam Play Beta and gaming on Linux if it worked. The game won a number of awards.
I did nothing special to get it to run.
I ran a clean install and set the 3 option switches in Steam Play Beta.
RE: the concept is interesting
Yes, I think it attempts to simulate ‘mild psychosis’. I think If it succeeded in simulating a real psychosis attack you would be in utter hell, hiding under your PC desktop in terror for your and your families lives. I think the visual effects would be much more severe and horrifying than what I see on the game so far.
RE: How do you like it so far?
I like the Graphics Quality. The game runs rather well on Fedora 28 with latest Mesa 18.3.0 drivers. There are some performance dips, but remember I run the recording using Vokoscreen, and that causes some of the performance dip in the video.
RE: What GPU are you running it on?
I have all System information in the video description.
I am running with a AMD Sapphire R9 Fury X. It has an AIO watercooler.
You should see slightly lower levels of performance with an AMD RX 580 8GB card at 1080p on this game.
If you do have problems starting the game, set it to borderless fullscreen or windowed before you launch the game. If the game does fail to launch, uninstall it, reinstall it, set it to borderless fullscreen and try to launch it again.
If you do buy it just for Linux and it does not run for you, then please remember that the game is not whitelisted by Steam yet, and I might just be lucky to have OS/Driver/GPU combination that works.
I hope that is enough information for you.