NXEngine Evo, a rewrite of the classic side-scrolling platformer game Cave Story, now is easy to install in Ubuntu Linux using snap package.
NXEngine Evo is a complete open-source clone/rewrite of the masterpiece jump-and-run platformer Doukutsu Monogatari (also known as Cave Story) created by Studio Pixel. NXEngine Evo is an upgraded/refactored version of NXEngine by Caitlin Shaw.
The classic side-scrolling platformer game has been made into snap, containerized software package, for most Linux desktop.
To install the game in Ubuntu 18.04 / higher:
Simply open Ubuntu Software, search for and install the snap package
To install Cave Story in Ubuntu 16.04:
For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, do:
1. Run command to install
sudo apt-get install snapd
2. Then install the game package via:
sudo snap install cavestory
Once installed, open it from your system application launcher and enjoy!
To remove the game package either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:
sudo snap remove cavestory