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Giant Machines 2017 sim is coming to Linux

Giant Machines 2017 sim is coming to Linux

Giant Machines 2017 enables you to control seven of the #biggest #industrialmachines ever created on Earth. They will introduce you into the world of hissing hydraulic systems, excavator buckets and the smell of diesel. And currently available on Steam for Windows PC.

Giant Machines 2017 Linux version:

LGC reached out to PlayWay, “I can confirm that we are working on Linux version:) It should be live in 1-2 weeks.” As Giant Machines 2017 is developed in Unity.

Unlike contemporary simulators, the 14 main missions are all part of one story. The goal is to send a space shuttle to the International Space Station.

Your tasks will be, among others:

  • To crush mountains,
  • To move tons of earth,
  • To cut metal constructions
  • To mine radioactive ores,
  • And to transport (rock, ore, machines… and even a space shuttle!!)

Machines have the following features:

  • Accurately recreated cockpits and models,
  • Completely analog controls of actuators and cranes,
  • Full physics simulation (no cutting corners!).

Your campaign takes place in 6 different geographical localizations: Greenland, Canada, Wyoming, Missouri and Florida. Thanks to a detailed depiction of the machines, players will be able to appreciate the magnitude of those beasts (compared to a human, a car and buildings placed on the map). Then explore the machine in first person perspective; the wide view from the cockpit will immerse you in the world of really heavy machinery.

An alternate gameplay mode is Time Attack. It is unlocked after you complete the story mode (campaign), and is comprised of selected missions. The rewards for completing a mission in a set time are bronze, silver and gold medals, and your entry into the high scores.

Your hunger for knowledge will be satiated by the Machine Library. This small encyclopedia with 3D models will broaden your knowledge of the biggest machines man has ever built. Technical parameters and performance data included.

Machines available in Giant Machines 2017:

  • Bagger – a giant among giants – a machine capable of tearing down mountainsides
  • Crawler – a standard transport platform… for space shuttles
  • Demolition – a demolition machine – for cutting steel pipes and massive scaffoldings
  • Bulldozer – indispensable when you have a couple tons of earth/snow or minor objects to move
  • Dumper – good for those times when you need to move a whole week’s worth of mine output
  • Digger – as the name implies, it digs in rocks – both horizontally and vertically
  • Car crane – moving several tons of containers was never this easy!

From what we know about Giant Machines 2017, the gameplay is someone similar to other sim’s but with much heavier equipment. That and we expect that Unity will lend to very reasonable frame rates.

Stay tuned for more details.

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