Grappling Hook

December 14th, 2009 by Crusader


Thanks to the many readers who pointed out that Grappling Hook, a first-person puzzle/platforming game, is available for Linux. You can read a brief review of the title at

A demo is available; the full version can be purchased for $14.95.

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8 Responses to “Grappling Hook”

  1. SlickMcRunfast Says:

    hooks coming out of your eyes!

  2. kurikai Says:

    I can’t use the keyboard in game :(
    maybe cause of compiz?

  3. jiero Says:

    oh, I have to say, just for the video, Nexuiz could be better than this game.

  4. Adam Says:

    Perhaps the graphics aren’t as good, but the gameplay is more original.

  5. eNTi Says:

    cant get it to run: options.cfg missing.

  6. Agrajag Says:

    No, I get the same “options.cfg” warning, but it still runs, so that’s probably not your problem…

    To get it running, I had to eventually install the official Sun Java and have it use that… It didn’t work at all with GCJ, and sort of worked with OpenJDK, but crashed at some point while loading… Oh, and I also had to turn off “blooms”; apparently, my video card can’t handle that, whatever the hell it is… *shrug*

    I’m half tempted to actually buy the full version, but the Java nonsense has really turned me off to what is otherwise an interesting game… Plus, it runs pretty pathetically, and keeps complaining that the frame rate is too low… Still, it’s an interesting concept… I just really wish they had written it in a saner language than damn Java… ;-/

  7. vadi Says:

    Runs fine here, but yeah the language choice is peculiar.

  8. kurikai Says:

    managed to get the mouse controls work, but the keyboard controls don’t

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