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Gold Rush! 2 launched on Steam

gold rush! 2 launched on steam in linux gaming news

Today in gaming news, the developers of the original Gold Rush! just launched Gold Rush! 2. Since the #game was decades in the making, this is a true 80’s video game #classic making are return. Hence this release on Steam is currently only available for Windows PC, a Linux release will follow.

So the original Gold Rush! was published in 1988. One of a series of seminal graphic #adventure games from Sierra Online. That game helped define video games history and represents a time when games were games. So playing with a joystick meant something, else.

Linux support:

“A Linux port is planned but now not 100% sure. We will see that after the PC release.”

Gold Rush! 2:

  • From the writers of the original 80’s classic and set 20 years after the original Gold Rush!
  • Completely new story and quests
  • New rendered and animated scenes throughout the game, all in full HD
  • New music throughout

About Gold Rush! 2

Gold Rush! 2 moves the story forward 20 years to 1869.

Jerrod Wilson left his home in Brooklyn, New York during the legendary Gold Rush of 1849. While in search of his brother Jake, who was forced to leave 11 years earlier. After a long adventure, Jake and Jerrod found the richest vein of gold in California’s Mother Lode. So 20 years have now past and the brothers are very wealthy. If they were to return home, their wealth would guarantee them influence and power.

Word arrives from Brooklyn that all is not good. William Tweed, a petty criminal who Jake and Jerrod know from their childhood. Hence now grown to become the head of a gang of thieves and extortionists. What’s more, he is now in the State Legislature. So members of his gang have key positions in authority, including the police. Jake and Jerrod decide to sell their mine and travel home on the newly constructed Transcontinental Railroad. The brothers have evidence that will send Tweed to prison for the rest of his life.

But Tweed has heard they are coming. Having already puts plans in place to stop them from ever returning to Brooklyn. Will the brothers make it back home? If they do, can they stop Tweed’s growing power?

Since Gold Rush! 2 has now launched on Steam for Windows PC gaming. This also includes a 15% discount until May 5th by the way. We will have more news about the coming Linux release from Sunlight Games. Since Gold Rush! Anniversary launched back in 2014 on Linux.

Rakuen adventure release date for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

rakuen adventure release date for linux, mac and windows pc in gaming news

Right now in gaming news, the new #releasedate trailer for Rakuen releases. Hence announcing the full Linux, Mac and Windows PC launch of the story-based adventure game. Created by Plants vs. Zombies composer #LauraShigihara. So Rakuen and its soundtrack will be available May 10th on Steam.

Rakuen Release Date Announcement Trailer:

About Rakuen:

Rakuen is a story-based adventure game about a little Boy who lives in the hospital. One day, the Boy asks his Mom to escort him to the fantasy world from his favorite storybook. So that he can ask the Guardian of the Forest to grant him one wish. In order to receive his wish, the Boy must complete a set of challenges. Each revolving around helping his neighbours in the hospital. Hence interacting with their alter-egos in the fantasy world.

Hence the story includes a cranky old man who guards a broken music box with his life. While complaining that he never gets any visitors. A young woman in a coma whose husband hasn’t left her side in months. Also a little girl who laments over a friend she was never able to say goodbye to after growing ill. The Boy slowly begins to realize that his neighbors are plagued by secrets and struggles. While all are mysteriously tied to the strange hospital.

Rakuen Features:

  • Heartwarming and character-rich story.
  • Unique non-combat adventure that mixes whimsical dungeons, eerie room escape puzzles. With dialogue-based mysteries that are intricately tied to the story.
  • Walk a mile in everyone’s shoes as you traverse each character’s life to learn about their unfinished business and help them through it.
  • An original soundtrack featuring multiple vocal songs that are closely tied to each character.
  • Collect items and build friendships to gradually make the hospital a better place.
  • Go on humorous quests for strange creatures in the fantasy world.

So expect to see Rakuen on the official release date of May 10th. Which is coming available via Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While the Original 52-Track Soundtrack is available on Bandcamp for $5.

For more news and details about Rakuen gaming. Check out the official website, follow on Twitter and Facebook.

A Story About My Uncle could see a Linux release

a story about my uncle could see a linux release in gaming news

In gaming news, A Story About My Uncle #shown up SteamDB with a Linux #build. Hence the first person platforming adventure release is only available for Windows PC. Also having originally #released on Steam, GOG and Humble Store back in May 2014.

a story about my uncle on steam for linux

While it looks quite realistic that we will see a Linux port. We are still waiting on further details for the Unreal Engine 3 game. And since this is testing for Linux, that could be just that. Yet looking further into SteamDB we see a Mac testing build as well. Which looks rather like there is a very significant we will have official news soon.

Story

So A Story About My Uncle is a first person platforming adventure game. All about a boy who searches for his lost uncle. While also ending ends up in a world he couldn’t imagine existed. Taking help of your uncle’s mysterious inventions. Since each one lets you jump incredibly high and far through beautiful scenery. While you uncover clues to your uncle’s whereabouts. Meeting fantastical creatures that will help on your journey.

While the movement in A Story About My Uncle is a crucial part. The gameplay focuses on swinging through the world with a grappling hook. Hence giving the player a sense of speed and freedom. Soaring through a game world with a unique art style. Plus a mysterious story that unravels before you.

A Story About My Uncle features

  • Grappling hook: An empowering mechanic that gives you a sensation of speed, flow and vertigo like you’ve never experienced before.
  • Explore the world: Visit a wonderful and exciting world – from paradisal caves, to lost civilizations and harsh, mystical landscapes.
  • Emphasis on story: While searching for your uncle you will meet creatures with stories and fates of their own. Take your time to explore the world to dig deeper into the narrative.
  • Non-violent: A Story About My Uncle is a First Person game, but it is driven by non-violent gameplay and a heavy emphasis on story and atmosphere.

So get into some gameplay of A Story About My Uncle, check out Steam, GOG and Humble. Keep in mind, the game works well on Wine (Steam preferred).
We will have more information about the release soon. Ideally get into some Linux gaming with some significant news.

The Bandit Clan DLC releases for Armello

the bandit clan dlc releases for armello in linux gaming news

Armello is back in gaming news. Still going strong more than 18 months post-release. Hence the #awardwinning #digitalboardgame from League of Geeks. Now receiving its seventh major #contentupdate now on Steam; v1.7 Wyld’s Ward for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

So at the same time, LoG is also launching the news of The Bandit Clan DLC on Steam. While including four unique Bandit Heroes, Bandit Dice and Ring, over 50 unique quests. Plus an Amulet and Card Skin. The Bandit Clan is League of Geeks largest and most highly anticipated DLC release to date. While increasing the number of playable Clans to five and playable Heroes to 16.

Additionally, to celebrate The Bandit Clan and Wyld’s Ward gaming releases. Now and for a limited time Armello and the Armello OST will be 30% off via Steam. There is no listing on the Humble Store at the time of writing. But the previously released DLC (The Usurpers Hero Pack & Seasons Board Skins Pack) prices are marked down by 10% too.

Each character has their own distinct stats and special power, allowing players to find heroes that tailor to their style.

The new heroes include:

  • Scarlet, The Bandit King – This fox is a natural leader. Charm, wit, and merciless determination.
    • Hero Power: Recruits followers from settlements she saves.
  • Twiss, Little Lightpaw – Tiny squirrel, greatest thief Armello’s ever known.
    • Hero Power: Always has Evade when opponents attack, steals a card if successful.
  • Sylas, Fisher of Souls – An otter motivated by nothing but revenge. Lives for the kill.
    • Hero Power: Gains a piercing attack for each Bounty level he has.
  • Horace, The Iron Poet – An old knight too skilled to die, a badger too loyal to retire.
    • Hero Power: Can trade places with King’s Guards.

Armello merges the deep tactics of card games with the rich strategy of table top and a character role-playing system. Players take turns exploring a vibrant world, battling players and vanquishing evil banes, with the shared goal of claiming the throne from the mad lion king of Armello.

“We’ve been sitting on the Bandit Clan for a while now, and in fact it was our backer community who wanted to share this content with the world,” said Trent Kusters, co-founder and director of League of Geeks. “With all the new content and almost 18 months post launch, Wyld’s Ward is the perfect update to set Bandits loose on Armello!”

The Bandit Clan is now available on Linux, Mac and Windows PC via Steam for just $9.99 USD.

More information about Armello can be found at the official website.

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition announced official release date

victor vran: overkill edition announced official release date in linux gaming news

So all the hype for Victor Vran: Overkill Edition in gaming news is real. Hence the game promises more thrills than ever before across Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While players and fans can experience the all-action game in full. Alongside two brand #newadventures. Hence the ethereal Fractured Worlds, a #challenging and empowering #newexpansion. This features a new chapter in the story of Victor Vran. Then Motörhead: Through the Ages. A wild, rock adventure, inspired by, officially endorsed by, and starring, the loudest band in the world.

Victor Vran Motörhead Through the Ages Trailer:

So Victor Vran: Overkill Edition is even expected to launch in physical and digital formats PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, The Overkill Edition will be available in both physical and digital formats. While priced at $39.99 / 34.99 / €39.99. So Motörhead: Through the Ages and Fractured Worlds will be available individually as DLC (priced at $11.99/ £9.99 / €11.99) for owners of the standalone Victor Vran game!

Since Victor Vran launched out of Early Access back in July of 2015. Haemimont did outline that all DLC for the game would be released Free for all existing owners of the game. Which this is probably rare for most developers. However it seems now we will have to pay for the news DLC. At least for all existing owners of the game.

So the release date for Victor Vran: Overkill Edition gaming is on May 30th 2017. This will be available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.