Presented in distressingly cute isometric voxels, gamers control Skullface, a psychotic slasher intent on taking his revenge upon the teenage camp counsellors of the titular wilderness institution. It’s half sliding-block logic puzzle, and half blood-spraying homage to 80’s trash horror.
After scoring rave reviews in its web incarnation on Kongregate earlier this summer, the Blue Wizard team listened to fan requests to bring the game to Steam. “We realized it appealed to a lot of hardcore gamers, who wanted a premium downloadable version with enhanced graphics and more levels, minus ads and other free-to-play distractions,” says game designer Jason Kapalka. “Plus, targeting Steam allows us to make the game more extreme than ever… the deluxe version includes all-new NC-17 versions of the Slayaway Camp films, including the shower scenes infamously censored by the Canadian Film Censorship Corporation Bureau.’”
The game also includes quirky cameos and voice work from various cult favorites, such as Mark Meer (Mass Effect), Derek Mears (Friday the 13th), and the Soska sisters (American Mary), and an original hair-metal soundtrack by Canadian rockers GNÜ TRUNTION.
Blue Wizard Digital is a new studio formed by Jason Kapalka, co-founder of PopCap Games (Bejeweled, Peggle, Plants vs Zombies) and indie developers Nate Schmold (Cosmochoria) and Ido Yehieli (Cardinal Quest).
Slayaway Camp is available now on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC for $8.99 USD with a 26% discount until November 1st. The “Skullface Super Special Deluxe Edition,” including extra skins, gore-packs, soundtrack, and the masked murderer’s poetry audiobook of “die-kus,” is also available.
Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games for Twister champions, today #released a new #gameplay #video for “Natural Disasters,” the upcoming expansion for Cities: Skylines from developer Colossal Order. Natural Disasters will feature a collection of cataclysms for mayor-players to deal with, all the way from early warning systems through recovery and rebuilding following the devastation. In the new trailer, fans can take a look at how disasters can affect their city, and how things may wind up when the wind is up.
Allow us to funnel you towards the new trailer:
Natural Disasters Trailer
Natural Disasters will add a series of city-destroying emergencies to Cities: Skylines, which can occur unexpectedly during the game – or be manually triggered by mayors seeking a challenge or who just really dislike their citizens. Buildings and infrastructure will suffer untold destruction unless cities include the right emergency countermeasures, and players will have to act fast to keep things running as fire and flood sweep through town. In addition, a new Scenario Mode allows for custom challenges to be designed and shared through Steam Workshop.
Natural Disasters will be available for Cities: Skylines players on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC’s this winter. For more information, breeze on over to the official website.
Pay what you want for Technobabylon (Windows PC), Odallus: The Dark Call (Windows PC), and Chroma Squad (Linux, Mac and Windows PC).
Pay $1 or more to receive a coupon for 10% off Humble Monthly for new subscribers.
Pay more than the average price and you’ll also get Spaera (Early Access) (Windows PC), Westerado: Double Barreled (Mac and Windows PC) and Assault Android Cactus (Linux, Mac and Windows PC)
Pay $12 or more for all of that plus Unbox ((Windows PC).
So as you can see from the mix of games in the Humble Gems Bundle, only TWO are available with Linux support. Mind you, their two very good games at that. Making “pay more than the average price” a realistic option.
Pay what you want, the total cost for these games normally is as much as $115 USD. All of the games in the bundle are available on Steam; some are also available DRM-free. Pay $1 or more to access Steam keys.
Please check the full list of games so you don’t purchase expecting Linux games only.
Gangsters everywhere! This Is the Police is starting to roll out various updates from today that bring new #languages to the #game. French and Brazilian-Portuguese languages launch today, to be followed by Spanish and Chinese, with more languages coming soon.
More? More! As a little “thank you” for the patience of all the players, who did not want to play an English, German or Russian version, developer Weappy has added an exclusive criminal gang to each language version. So if you play the game in French, you will have to bring down “Uterus Magna”, whilst people who set the game to Brazilian-Portuguese will face “Circo Mambembe”. Each gang offers three more investigations whilst dealing with them.
Hey, wait… but what do the rest of the players get?! They also get a new investigation against the “Wheels of Empire” gang.
This Is the Police Features:
- Your mission is clear: make $500,000 in 180 days, before Jack Boyd reaches retirement. How? That’s up to you!
Decisions, decisions! This Is the Police is all about a dark story and how you react to it. Whatever you decide, your choices will influence the game – and the fate of Jack Boyd.
- The Good, the Bad, and… the Ugly? The Chief of Freeburg’s Police Department deals with all kind of people. It is up to you to find the bad guys, and decide how to deal with them.
- Carry out your duties. As head of Freeburg PD, Jack deals with all sorts of challenges every day: responding to emergencies, managing his officers, defending the department against City Hall and a corrupt mayor, and much more.
- Solve Investigations and gather evidence against the criminal gangs of Freeburg.
- Deal with the competing powers of the city. Everyone offers you favors, and each one comes at a price.
- Rich and fully voiced story: Jack Boyd is portrayed by Jon St. John, the voice of Duke Nukem.
Besides the different languages, Weappy is working on the highly anticipated sandbox-mode, which will be added as a free update soon.
Aspyr Media have issued the folllowing Twitter post;
Wanted to address a section of our fans that may feel left out recently. Dear Linux users, we haven't forgotten you! CivVI is still possible
— Aspyr Media (@AspyrMedia) October 24, 2016
So this does help to ease the pain of the coming release somewhat, but still does not confirm a release date. And we have also followed up via Twitter to see when that Civilization VI on Linux will take place. But alas, no reply from Aspyr just yet.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, winner of 15 E3 awards including Best PC Game and Best Strategy Game, is the next entry in the popular Civilization franchise, which has sold in over 35 million units worldwide, including more than 8 million units of Civilization V.
Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.
Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.
So there you have it, Civilization VI on Linux is still coming to Steam soon, we just don’t have an actual date yet.