Dustwind RTS gets a full release on Windows, but also Linux support on Steam. The games now out of Early Access with a Massive Update. This also includes New Gamemode Territory Killswitch. Inluding the ability to Play Solo Missions. Then take on the world.
Dustwind is an RTS game in a post-apocalyptic world. The games been in the ‘Early Access Phase,’ since last November. So as of now, Z-Software GmbH and Dustwind Studios are launching the Full Release via Steam. The full release is $17.99 USD, and will be on sale at 20% off ($14.39 USD) for the first week after release.
So as the title illudes too, the Linux support is somewhat questionable. I have been emailing the developer about a native full release. Confirming Unity 3D and how the developers “couldn’t test it”.
Having also received a Steam key, I started downloading the game. I just let it go figuring this would be a “missing executable” issue.
While messaging the developer, not only did I confirm that Linux is in consideration. The game also launched via Steam. So even though the product page only indicates Windows, there is an active Linux build.
Yes, the games works natively on Linux, but this seems to be somewhat of a test build. The developer did not know the build was live, obviously.
There is also Singleplayer, Online Multiplayer, Online Co-op, Steam Achievements, Trading Cards and Workshop support.
Dustwind – Post-Apocalyptic RTS Full Release (Windows, and Linux too)
“Dustwind is all about real-time tactical combat in a grim post-apocalyptic setting, creating uniquely balanced characters, and making your opponent´s heads explode in so many hilarious ways. Have you ever seen someone being shot with a plunger to the face or kicked off a sniper tower by an armored dog? You will in Dustwind! Happens every day…
You can play various MP game modes with or against your friends, or play Solo missions against the environment. Which will eat you alive if you aren´t careful and coordinated. This is where it gets REALLY tactical. But don´t worry, you can always come back with another character build & strategy (or more plungers) and eventually, you will prevail against the 100 or so computer-controlled Raiders.
Oh, and if you´re a mapper, the built-in map editor will be just your thing. So gear up and let the clusterfun begin!” – Dimitri Zaitsev, Creative Director
**NOTE: The RTS Map Editor though, that seems to be where we draw the line. The current build of Dustwind will load most of the editor. But then hangs in the loading screen. Even though the rest of the game seems to work well.**
Features and RTS Gameplay:
- Tactical action combat.
You will need your tactical thinking Dustwind. And just a bit of reflex as you lead your character(s) into battle. Sneak, aim for body parts, use varied weapons and ammo, drive vehicles, deploy turrets and barricades, use the environment to your advantage, trick and flank your enemies, set or disarm traps, and try not to blow up all of your teammates!
- Create and tweak your custom characters.
No fixed classes, no pay-to-win. Experiment with various character builds without wasting your time. But you only get 10.000 points to spend on each character you make, so spend them wisely to find the coolest combination of skills and gear that suits you personally. Don´t worry though, you can re-stat or make a new character at any time! And as you gain ranks as a player, you unlock cool new items to give to your warriors!
- Play as a DOG.
Dogs are great support units in Dustwind. Since they can throw grenades, drive cars and deploy turrets. Also fire mounted car guns, heal people (bring your DOGtor!), repair stuff, bite enemies in the butt, and more.. The only thing they can´t do is use (the most) human weapons. But so what? Show those humans how tactical fighting is done! Wuff!
How to play:
While gameplay will have you sneak, aim for body parts, using a variety of weapons and ammo. The trick is to flank your enemies. Since you can set or disarm traps, drive and repair vehicles. Also make sure to avoid blowing up all of your teammates. Seriously, don´t take that bazooka into close quarters combat.
A typical game session is anywhere between 10 minutes and 1.5 hours. So gameplay is strongly dependent on which game mode and map you play. Large cooperative maps take longer (if you don´t die). Wwhile competitive matches are usually timed at 10-20 minutes.
Make your own maps and rulesets:
Dustwind is meant to be played the way YOU want to play it! Stay with the default maps and rules, or create house rules with just a few clicks. Enjoy cool maps created by others, or enjoy the ability to create your own maps. Our user-friendly, Steam Workshop integrated map editor allows you to leave your mark on the game by expressing your creativity and sharing your work proudly and easily with the entire community. Power to the people! View the ‘Map Editor‘ in Action.
The full release for Dustwind is available on Steam for Windows, but there is an active Linux build. The games also launching with a week long 20% discount, which brings the priced down from $17.99 USD to $14.39 USD.