Pavilion mysterious puzzler releases on Steam

pavilion adventure puzzle releases linux mac pc

Pavilion, the long-awaiting #fourthperson puzzling #adventure from Visiontrick Media has finally released on Linux, Mac and Winodws PC. #Gameplay which throws the player directly into its mysterious world without any text tutorials or beginning explanations. This is a puzzle game portrayed through exploration and audio-visual imagery. By interacting and observing players gradually, bit by bit, players learn things about both the puzzling gameplay and the world itself.

Pavilion takes place in a world unknown to both the player and the main character. A surreal dream-like place where reality clash with fantasy. Fully realised in beautiful hand-crafted 2d graphics and dreamy ambient music that makes for an unforgettable audio-visual experience.

The music & soundscape of Pavilion are as essential as the visuals and mechanics. Therefore Visiontrick collaborated with Tony Gerber whose ambient music sets a beautiful atmosphere and brings a great unique mood to the experience of Pavilion.

“Live space music pioneer, Tony Gerber has been performing live music in front of audiences and live radio since he was 9 years old. For his space music projects, live and recorded, he mixes a love of electronic music with guitars and native flutes.”

Visiontrick Media have decided to release Pavilion two chapters: Chapter 1 which is out now and Chapter 2 which will be coming out as a DLC in 2017. A rather smart idea, why release the whole title when you can keep players in suspense for the remaining content.

Pavilion is available now on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

System Requiremnts:

  • Processor: 2GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ compatible video card

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Sundered atmospheric action‐horror announced

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Thunder Lotus Games has revealed Sundered, the highly anticipated #sophomore #release from the creators of #Jotun. A darkly atmospheric hand‐drawn actionhorror game, will be released on Linux, Mac, Windows PC and PlayStation®4 in 2017.

The official announcement trailer:

“I’m extremely excited to announce Thunder Lotus’ brand new game,” said Will Dubé, Creative Director and President of Thunder Lotus Games. “
Sundered is a game that builds on the strengths of Jotun : hand‐drawn art, epic boss battles and great immersion. We’ve added more complex mechanics, tons of replayability and meaningful choices. Finally, we’ve gone into a darker universe, heavily inspired by Lovecraft’s writings.”

The game will make its public debut this week at TwitchCon 2016 (San Diego, CA, Sep. 30 to Oct. 2) with a playable version.

Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand‐drawn epic from the creators of Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever‐changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity. Resist or Embrace. Coming 2017.

Sundered Features:

  • Beautiful hand‐drawn art
  • Massive boss fights
  • Dynamic encounters against hordes of enemies
  • Procedural world
  • Corruptible abilities
  • Multiple endings

For screenshots and more information about Sundered , visit ThunderLotusGames.com.

sundered action horror screenshot

sundered action horror screenshot

sundered action horror screenshot

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Demon Truck indie racer releases for Linux

demon truck indie racer releases linux mac pc

Demon Truck #racing #action takes hold of your soul across Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Currently available with a 10% discount on Steam, this racing game lays waist to all who stand in it’s way.

A badass rig drives only for the glory of Satan and races with blistering fury towards the Next Hell in this ARCADE ACTION IMMORTAL TRUCKER! From Ludum Dare 34 all the way to Steam,DEMON TRUCK is razor metal action with twitch gameplay, high score leaderboards, and wave after wave of unworthy enemies to throw UNDER THE WHEELS!

Demon Truck Features

  • Two controls: fire the guns, ram down the throttle. The truck drives itself!
  • Soul-damning soundtrack from unholy legend Zircon!
  • Ram obstacles and blast enemies with ever increasing speed and hatred.
  • Skill based action gameplay with Steam Leaderboards.
  • Cover your hellish rig in sick weapons and engine tuning.
  • Weapons, upgrades, and enemies all randomized each game.
  • Race through canyons, mountains, and demonic cities all the way to hell and back!
  • A BADASS RIG DRIVES ONLY FOR THE GLORY OF SATAN what else do you need?!

Demon Truck Original Soundtrack is also available on Bandcamp.

Demon Truck racing destruction is available now on Steam with a 10% discount until October 3rd for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

System Requirements:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+.
  • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

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Microsoft’s Windows dominance is losing ground

windows dominance losing market share

Windows has been in the OS lead for market share for such a long time that a lot of people have never used anything else. So much so that Windows became the face of Microsoft, but various flavors of Linux have always been around for servers and workstations.

The Windows market control seems to be eroding, but it is not a competing Linux distribution that’s closing the gap, it is the rise of Android. When Apple created (maybe not the first) but a successful touchscreen smartphone in 2007, this changed the way we saw technology, which grew very slowly. Google released Android roughly a year later, showing serious promise. Take that to nine innovative years later, both platforms have created the biggest threat, meaning, Microsoft is losing the battle.

statcounter market share desktop mobile 2016
Data from Netmarketshare has been collected over the past five years shows that Microsoft Windows has dropped from 88 percent to just 63 percent in total Internet traffic. While Mobile OSes represent nearly 30 percent of the web traffic. While mobile Windows has not gained traction, Android and iOS combined take 94 percent of the mobile market, with Android leading the way at 66 percent.

mobile tablet operating system market share 2016

Global numbers at StatCounter show even higher mobile market share, with desktop systems (including laptops) dropping from 95 percent in 2011 to just 50 percent today.

One reason for the change is the convenience of mobile devices. Hardware enthusiasts have seen big performance leaps over the past few decades, but for the average person, hardware requirements have been sitting on a plateau for a few years.
Desktop and laptop CPU’s have seen a moderate 5-10 percent improvement every year over the past decade, while mobile processors have dramatically changed.
As a rough example, Apple’s A9 SoC in the iPhone 6S/SE line is around 70 percent faster than the previous A8 chip. The A8 is about 50 times faster than the original iPhone’s S5L8900. The new iPhone 7’s A10 meanwhile is a 40-50 percent jump over the A9. So many current smartphones are quickly approaching the “fast enough” era, with Apple’s A9X not far behind Core M Skylake parts.

At the current rate, in the next couple of years, mobile operating system use will pass Windows for internet traffic. So Microsoft is not in the lead anymore. The good news, there will certainly be a place for high-performance systems, seeing a handheld device will never beat a system using 100 times more power. Paving the way for Linux dominance, as growth is seen in the image below.

desktop operating system market share linux windows

If or rather when Microsoft ends up being toppled from the computer OS throne, now we have seen Linux market share growing from 1% to 2.11% according recent stats.
We have to wonder which platform will be the best to get our gaming fix? Linux may not have taken over the desktop yet, but it is doing very well on mobile, thanks to Android.

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ALPHABET now in Fantastic Arcade Bundle

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The creator of Katamari Damacy – Keita Takahashi has been busy with PlayStation 4 #sandbox game Wattam. However the #developer has also worked on a side-project with indie developer Adam Saltsman.

Entitled ALPHABET, the game is a the silly marathon runner originally available only to Kickstarter backers. Now, the game has been made available for everyone on Linux, Mac and Windows PC in the Fantastic Arcade Bundle 2016.

“Originally available only to select Kickstarter backers, ALPHABET is a slapstick marathon footrace for 1- to 26-players from Keita Takahashi (renowned creator of KATAMARI DAMACY & NOBY NOBY BOY) and Adam Saltsman (designer behind CANABALT & OVERLAND). Run, jump, eat, sing, poop, and sleep through silly obstacle courses! (Windows, Mac, Linux)”

ALPHABET supports between 1 and 26 players, tasking each player with running, jumping, eating, singing, pooping, and even sleeping through a crazy obstacle course. Sounds like something for a livestream, hmmm?

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