Night in the Woods story adventure launches on Linux, Mac and PC

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Night in the Woods is a 2D #adventure game heavily focused on #story for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence unique characters and exploration, with some platforming to get around town. Now that the release date has not been delayed again and finally #available to all.

So after a successful Kickstarter back in later October 2013. Hence the games developer Infinite Fall, a team of Alec Holowka (Aquaria), Scott Benson (Late Night Work Club) and Bethany Hockenberr.

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The Games Story

So in Night In The Woods, college dropout Mae Borowski returns home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs seeking to resume her aimless former life and reconnect with the friends she left behind. But things aren’t the same. Home seems different now and her friends have grown and changed. Leaves are falling and the wind is growing colder. Strange things are happening as the light fades.

Mae’s a cat so the roofs and ledges and powerlines are all her playground, and she’s not the only one up there by a long shot. You’ll also be doing various activities in Night In The Woods. Hence interacting with the world in different ways, getting to know the townspeople, hanging out with friends. All while exploring the story adventure of Possum Springs inside and out. Venturing into the surrounding areas.

Since Night In The Woods takes place in a town full of colorful citizens and features a memorable central crew with their own relationships, problems and motives. This isn’t an empty world- it’s packed full of people, places and things just waiting to be found, along with lots of stuff to do. Hence all of which are different when night falls and you venture out into the empty streets to unravel the mysteries of Possum Springs.

And there’s something in the woods.

So Night in the Woods finally launches on Steam and Itch for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. The games only downside, there is no release day discount. Kind of surprising, considering all the delays.

System Requirements:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 / SteamOS 2.0
  • Processor: Intel i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

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Mind-Machine Interface puzzle programming on Greenlight and coming to Linux

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So Mind-Machine Interface is a #programming #puzzle game for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While players do create a program that transform a data package (consisting of numbers and/or pixels). Yet designed for an output that meets the specifications provided.

While the puzzle programming part is figurative. Since players will be using functional blocks and wires on a grid to transform the games ugly inputs. Hence transforming the outcome into pretty outputs (in the spirit of Spacechem, Shenzhen I/O or Tis-100).

Since puzzles are challenging and open ended. Hence players will have to duplicate an image, create a bouncing ball program. Or yet, path find algorithms, repair a corrupt image, etc.

“There will be Mac and Linux versions of the Demo and game. The demo is available on Windows only, for now.”

Players can compare you score with other testee’s looking at you cycles and objects count for each level.

Everything is set in a futuristic environment and you are an engineer seeking for a job, so you must pass this field aptitude test to qualify. Decipher a futuristic language along the way!

Mind-Machine Interface is currently on Greenlight. Developer Izark is gathering feedback to improve gameplay and release on Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

There is a demo available on the Greenlight page to challenge your puzzle programming skills. Making Mind-Machine Interface deserving of a place in the Linux games catalogue.

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Humble Civilization Bundle launches for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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So #Civilization makes a #discounted debut in Humble Civilization Bundle. Hence bringing a whole bundleful #games of Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While starting from Civilization III all the way up to Beyond Earth! Not bad.

Civilization VI

Since we all had to wait for the release date, the Humble team also includes a coupon for 20% off Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. Hence another coupon for 25% off Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Digital Deluxe. Therefore you can get fully set up for the upcoming DLC.

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So most of the games in this Humble Civilization Bundle are available for Linux. Making this bundle an epic release of Civilization games. Yet we’re not saying watch out for Gandhi, but watch out for Gandhi.

Pay $1 or more for what normally has a total cost of $257. Hence at Humble Bundle, though, you choose the price of $1 or more. Personally, I found the “beat the average” price accommodating. Since we already own the Beyond Earth games and DLC’s, but the $15 tier does includes the Rising Tide DLC. So it’s worth it, if you don’t already own Beyond Earth.

Redeem on Steam. All of the games in this bundle are available on Steam for Windows. While the rest have Linux and Mac support. Pay $1 or more to access Steam keys.

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Rocket League gets new Hot Wheels cars – Twin Mill III and Bone Shaker

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So Rocket League has just released the #HotWheels #TwinMillIII and #BoneShakerBattle Cars. Hence now available for purchase in the games Showroom or via Steam DLC. While making the changes available to Linux, Mac and Windows PC. All this after the last DLC, Starbase ARC back in December.

Hot Wheels Battle Cars:

  • Added “Twin Mill III” DLC Battle-Car, including…
    • (DLC) Six new Decals:
      • Flames
      • Javelin
      • Overline
      • Speedster
      • Pyro
      • Primo
    • (DLC) One new Wheel:
      • OH5
  • Added “Bone Shaker” DLC Battle-Car, including…
  • (DLC) Six new Decals:
      • Bone Jack
      • Diablo
      • Inferno
      • Pro-Street
      • Starstruck
      • Stripes

So the “Player’s Choice Crate Series 1” can now be found rarely after online matches. Hence this crate includes community favorite items voted on by the players. So not bad.

General Update for Rocket League

  • “Infinite Power!” and “Mad Scientist” Achievements have been fixed
  • “Lightning” Wheel is now properly named “Voltaic”
  • Vehicle driver- and passenger-side windows no longer have Blue or Orange tint when Black Market decals are equipped
  • Pressing shoulder buttons simultaneously no longer causes Item overlap on vehicle customization screen
  • Chain link pattern no longer visible when using certain Rocket Trails
  • Fixed performance issues with the Proton, Dark Matter, and Hypernova Rocket Trails.
  • Licensed Car items can no longer be forced onto other Battle-Cars

All of these changes came about a 1.4GB updates via Steam for Linux. Hence the games changes bring about what we hope are more than cosmetic. As stability and random crashes seem to be a further problem for Linux.

Since Rocket League is the successor to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars with modding support! Hence player take matters into their own hands in this visceral, high-octane, physics-based vehicle sports game. While choosing from a variety of high-flying cars equipped with huge rocket boosters. Soar high into the air to score amazing aerial goals, perform incredible saves using the vehicles’ acrobatic abilities, and even demolish enemy players at supersonic speeds!

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Total War: SHOGUN 2 makes a Linux debut on SteamDB

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So with out further confirmation from #FeralInteractive, Total War: SHOGUN 2 received an update on SteamDB. Hence the #historical #strategy game originally released in 2011 and now looking to expand Total War series. Since this is not really surprising, seeing Linux is the only remaining platform not supported. While also considering how the game still holds at least a 79% positive rating on Steam after 6 years. Which is actually higher than Total War: Warhammer which sits at a roughly 60% positive rating.

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Story of the historical strategy

Total War: SHOGUN 2 features enhanced full 3D battles via land and sea, which made a name for the series, as well as the tactical campaign map that many refer to as the heart and soul of Total War. While featuring a brand new AI system inspired by the scriptures that influenced Japanese warfare. Hence the millennia old Chinese “Art of War”, the Creative Assembly brings the wisdom of Master Sun Tsu to Total War: SHOGUN 2. Analysing this ancient text enabled the Creative Assembly to implement easy to understand yet deep strategical gameplay.

Features:

  • CONQUER the islands of Japan in the 16th century. Lead vast armies of samurai and fleets of giant warships into breathtaking real-time battles.
  • BUILD your kingdom on the inviting and turn-based campaign map. Wield economic, political, and military power to amass wealth, armies, and influence.
  • SCHEME according to the “Art of War” by Sun Tzu. Use fire and siege tactics, spies and assassins to adapt to the ever-changing conditions on the battlefield and throughout your kingdom.
  • BATTLE ONLINE and experience the main campaign in two-player mode. Then join epic online battles with up to 8 players and lead your online army to glory in special campaigns.

New to Total War in SHOGUN 2

  • A new RPG skills and experience for your Generals and Agents.
  • Brand new Multi-stage Sieges – scaling the walls is only the beginning!
  • Some new Hero units inspire your men and carve through the enemy.
  • New rotating 3D campaign map.

So I’m sure Feral Interactive will be revealing more details about the historical strategy games native release. However, Total War: SHOGUN 2 still holds it’s place amongst the series. So this should not really come as a surprise.

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