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How to play Human: Fall Flat on Linux

Human: Fall Flat is a platformer puzzle game developed by No Brakes Games and published by Curve Digital. In the game, the player must solve physics-based puzzle games with their character. In this guide, we’ll show you how to play the game on Linux.

Human: Fall Flat on Linux

Human: Fall Flat works on Linux, but only with the official Steam Linux app’s help. For this reason, we must demonstrate how to install the official Steam app on Linux.

Install Steam

To start installing the official Steam for Linux client on your Linux PC, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for “terminal” in the app menu. After that, follow along with the command-line installation instructions outlined below that corresponds with the Linux OS you use.


Steam is well supported on Ubuntu. To install the app on your Ubuntu system, make use of the following Apt command.

sudo apt install steam


Debian supports Steam, but the best way to install the app on your Linux PC isn’t through the official software sources. Instead, it is best to download the Steam DEB from the Steam website.

To download the latest Steam DEB package to your Debian Linux PC from the official website, execute the following wget command below in a terminal window.

wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb

After getting the Steam DEB package downloaded to your Linux PC, the installation can begin. Using the dpkg command, install Steam on Debian.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Once the Steam DEB package is done installing onto your Linux PC, you may notice some errors in the terminal. To fix these errors, execute the following command.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

Arch Linux supports Steam, and users can install the app on their operating system via the “multilib” software repository. To start the installation of Steam, ensure you have “multilib” enabled in /etc/pacman.conf.

After enabling the “multilib” software repository in Arch, use the Pacman command below to get Steam working.

sudo pacman -S steam


Both Fedora and OpenSUSE Linux have Steam available for users to install. However, the installation method for both Fedora and OpenSUSE are tedious and not great for new users. If you use either of these operating systems, we highly recommend following the Flatpak instructions instead.


Steam is available as a Flatpak. To get the Steam Flatpak working on your computer, start by enabling the Flatpak runtime. Unsure about how to enable the Flatpak runtime? Follow our guide on the subject.

After enabling the Flatpak runtime, you must enable the Flathub app store. To enable the Flathub app store on your computer, make use of the flatpak remote-add command below.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Now that Flathub is set up, the installation of Steam can begin. Using the flatpak install command below, get Steam setup.

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install Human: Fall Flat on Linux

Now that Steam is installed on your Linux system open it up by searching for it in the app menu. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions below to get Human: Fall Flat working.

Step 1: Find the “Steam” button in the Steam app and click on it with the mouse. After clicking on the “Steam” menu, locate the “Settings” button and select it to open up the Steam settings area.

Inside the Steam settings area, find the “Steam Play” menu, and click on it with the mouse. From there, you will need to check two boxes. These boxes are the “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” box and the “Enable Steam Play for all other titles” box.

After checking both boxes, click the “OK” button to apply changes. Steam may restart after clicking “OK.”

Step 2: Find the “STORE” button in Steam and click on it to access the Steam store. Then, find the search box and type in “Human: Fall Flat.” Press the Enter key on the keyboard to view search results.

Step 3: Look through the search results for Human: Fall Flat and click on it with the mouse to access the game’s Storefront page. Once on the Human: Fall Flat Storefront page, locate the green “Add to cart button.”

Click on the “Add to cart” button to purchase the game for your Steam account.

Step 4: Find the “LIBRARY” button at the top of Steam and click on it with the mouse. From there, locate Human: Fall Flat in your Steam library interface.

Once you’ve located Human: Fall Flat in the library interface, click on it with the mouse to access the game’s Steam library page.

Step 5: Find the blue “INSTALL” button and click on it to start installing Human: Fall Flat on your Linux PC.  The installation shouldn’t take very long.

When the installation is complete, the blue “INSTALL” button will become a green “PLAY” button. Click on it to play the game!


Having issues running Human: Fall Flat? Check out the ProtonDB page for help!

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