>observer_ gets new video for the Hidden Horror

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Since Bloober Team are no strangers to zeroing in on fear-inducing. While taking everything they learned from #gaming in the horror hit, Layers of Fear for Linux, Mac and #Windows. So the Polish indie crew refined their technique for cyberpunk release, #>observer_. Since the developers have broken down their terrifying process in a gameplay video. This is a full in-depth commentary, located below:

“If you played our first game, Layers of Fear. You know that we make a different kind of horror. Something a bit more cerebral, emotional, and psychological. We like to call it ‘hidden horror’. We think of hidden horror as a subgenre. There are a million different types of action games out there. But you don’t see that kind of diversity in horror games. Most horror games are a design completely around survival.”

Catharsis is the goal of Bloober Team. While allowing you to release of your own fears by experiencing them second hand. Check out the video for a full breakdown of their process. And what you can expect from >observer_, launching later this year on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows.

>observer_ introduces players to a frightening concept. How would it feel if your fears could be a weapon against you? Det. Daniel Lazarski is an “Observer”? So part of a corporate-funded, specialized police unit with full legal clearance. Due to tapping directly into a target’s mind via neural implant. Since a cryptic message from your estranged son sets you on a journey. So you’ll be exploring the drug-ridden Class C slums of Krakow, Poland. While hacking into the minds of criminals and victims alike to uncover the truth. Hence the mysterious communique, forced into a surreal landscape of the resident’s darkest fears.

>observer_ holds the same fantastic pacing of Layers Of Fear. So using modern themes to illustrate a society where hacking people’s nightmares is a reality. While gaming questions the moral implications of using people’s most guarded memories as weapons. Delve into people’s most disturbing internal struggles to find the answers you seek. Due to solving clues to help rid the city of its seedy underbelly in a futuristic. A Blade Runner-esque narrative.

>observer_ Features:

  • Hack into the twisted minds of criminals and their victims. Traverse a surreal landscape, uncovering meaning behind imagery
  • Unique cyberpunk setting. Since players find themselves in 2084 AD, Krakow, Poland
  • Genre-defining “hidden horror” gameplay in an unsettling and dark atmosphere. Placing an emphasis on deeper primal terror over jump scares

Since >observer_ is coming to Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows. Well no specific release date has been set, summer 2017.

Follow Bloober Team on Twitter, Facebook and of course YouTube.

Ash of Gods successfully funded on Kickstarter

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Indie developer AurumDust released Ash of Gods: Redemption via Kickstarter in May. So now their  turn-based role-playing strategy game is successfully hit their goal on Kickstarter. Since the #games release will be coming to Linux, Mac and #Windows. So we are keen to share the news.

#AshofGods is a mix between a roguelike role-playing visual novel. While also an online turn-based strategy game. Taking heavily inspiration from The Banner Saga series. As well as Japanese visual novel games and the spirit of The Darkest Dungeon. Which is expected to deliver a unique game to Linux, Mac and Windows later this year.

Ash of Gods Features:

  • An emphasis on roguelike storytelling.​ The dialogue choices you make, journey paths you take and battles you fight. Since each truly affect the story and the world around you. The team’s resources and time are limited—you must choose who should live. And who must die in order to continue along your path. If you rush forward mindlessly, you will gradually lose your characters. Including the major ones. But even the death of the party’s leader will not lead to “game over”!
  • PVP and PVE multiplayer modes.​ While living through the story and top the global ratings. With your characters in the multiplayer mode. Unlock new characters and cards. So upgrade them to build your own unique strategy and tactics. While creating your own clans. Join forces with friends and participate in battles together.
  • Smart AI that constantly learns exactly how to defeat you.​ Since the AI automatically adapts to your style of playing. You’ll never be able to invent “imba” tactics or find that “invincible” team build.
  • Live music. ​The music of this project is the result of collaboration. Hence these wonderful game composers: Adam Skorupa, Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz. And even Michał Cielecki (who wrote the music for such projects as Bullet Storm, Painkiller, The Witcher, EVE Online, Call of Juarez and Shadow Warrior​ ).

Graphics and Story:

  • Scrupulously hand-drawn graphics​. The visual style of Ash of Gods has been inspired by the work of Ralph Bakshi. Hence the old-school Disney cartoons and the Soviet animation studio “Soyuzmultfilm” of the 60’s. Character animation in combat scenes are based on live actors’ motion capture.
  • Story created by author Sergey Malitsky​, is a contemporary Russian fantasy author of Polish descent. Best known for his fantasy series Arban Saesh, The Code of Semideath. Along with Nothing Personal, Stones of Mitutu, Shelter of the Cursed and others. Sergey has been the recipient of the “Sword without a Name” and “Golden Caduceus” awards. We hope that our game will mark the beginning of the translation. And publication of his books into English.
  • A new approach to tactical strategies.​ A mix of turn-based strategy and card RPG. Where the cards determine your strategy and the characters’ classes determine your tactics on the battlefield.

So Ash of Gods: Redemption launch on Kickstarter on May, 23th. While now backed by more than 1470 people. There are still less than 2 days until the end of the games campaign. Therefore, now is the time to get your pledge in. While the Ash of Gods: Redemption release is scheduled for the end of 2017 for Linux, Mac and Windows.

Thimbleweed Park big content update hits Steam

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So in a town like #ThimbleweedPark, a dead body is the least of your problems. Especially since the #games received a big content update. While the new version is available now on Steam, along with a Summer Sale discount. While also including support for Linux, Mac and #Windows.

Check out below and the tell-all blog post from designer Ron Gilbert for more details.

New In-Game Hint Line

Before there were walkthroughs and Let’s Plays, there were telephone hint lines: 1-900 numbers you could call when you were desperately stuck in an adventure game. They cost $2 per minute. Mom and Dad were not thrilled when the phone bill showed up. Ahh, the good old days.

Today Thimbleweed Park brings back this classic feature with the HintTron 3000. Dial 4468 (HINT) from any in-game phone to get context-sensitive hints for the part where you’re stuck. No more quitting out of the game to find a walkthrough! No more banging your head against the wall! Best of all, the HintTron 3000 is absolutely free — no outrageous phone bills from MMucasFlem!

More Chatter

With 16,000 lines of dialogue and 47 speaking roles, Thimbleweed Park was never skimpy in the voice department. But why stop there? As of today’s update, the four living main characters have even more to say!

Thimbleweed Park‘s lead actors recently returned to the studio to record a bunch of new conversations amongst themselves. Now when two playable characters are sharing the screen, they can talk to each other instead of awkwardly standing around. Why? Because enough players asked for it and the team thought it was a good idea. Sometimes that’s all it takes.

So normally the games priced at $19.99 USD. Thimbleweed Park is discounted for $15.99 as part of the Summer Sale on Steam. And since the games available for Linux, Mac and Windows too.
Therefore through to July 5, save 20% on the game called “deep and memorable,” by IGN,. While it’s “a joy to play,” by Game Informer and “one of the best games of 2017” by Ron Gilbert’s mom.

Steam Summer Sale kicks off next two weeks

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The #Steam #SummerSale has started! So for the next 13 days are the time to take advantage of discounts on thousands of products. While including the Steam Controller and Steam Link as well. Since these include #games, videos, and software. As well as the exclusive Summer Sale trading cards and sticker book.

Since it’s almost becoming an annual tradition. The money handlers at PayPal usually reveal this year’s Steam Summer Sale dates. So even tweeting from the official PayPal account. Revealing the Steam Summer Sale for 2017 kicks off on June 22.

Since we knew about the coming sale months back. We kept it somewhat secret, well not for our Discord community. Yet we are more than pleased to see some of the great games available with a price drop. Yet I am not going to give a comprehensive run-down of all games available for Linux, Mac and Windows. But I will give handful or so of a few deals I’m really keen to see. And while these range from genre to genre, they are still great titles.

Steam Summer Sale Linux suggestions:

So there are always massive savings across Linux, Mac and Windows. Yet there are some Steam sale pitfalls to avoid as well. So with that in mind, here are my tips to make the most of the Steam Summer Sale 2017.

  • Use your Steam Wishlist: Fill this up with the games you’re interested in picking up. So then Steam alerts will message the moment they go on sale and how much.
  • Bundles are fantastic: So publisher will put together sale mega-packs. While taking that savings to a very reasonable discount. Since this is the best and cheaper way to get a bunch of games at once. Even less if you own a couple of games in the mix, usually.
  • Highlighted deals have the savings: Since most of the Steam store and back catalogue will get a price cut. Yet it’s those ‘Highlighted’ deals promoted on the Steam splash page. Typically these are the better discounted games. Usually there are a couple of Linux titles, with Mac or Windows support as well. Hence the impulse-buy territory.
  • So only buy what you’ll actually ready play now: While this might be my biggest tip, once those 75% off signs start floating around. They get you breaking out the cash. While this is a hardcore personal rule. The Steam sales previously meant an overflowing game library. So save that cash, only buy what you’ll play now, older games get cheaper anyway.
  • Use this browser extension: Make sure you’re getting a good deal. So use the Enhanced Steam browser extension. This will give you a historical look at the price of all Steam games and savings.

Steam Summer Sale offers discounts until July 5th 2017 at 10 AM Pacific Time. Or unless otherwise posted.

Albion Online introduces The Guardians

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Since the launch of Sandbox’ #MMORPG Albion Online is only a few weeks away. The release will be available for Linux, Mac and #Windows. Hence developer Sandbox Interactive are preparing the #games launch on July 17. Fixing bugs and planning the first expansions to be added in the future. Yet at the same time though, they want to introduce some of the games features. Which is the so-called “Guardians of Albion”. These are powerful bosses which require precise planning. While also taking utmost concentration and tactical skills from the players.

So the Guardians are the true protectors of Albion. While all brought to life by ancient magic and having grown bigger. As well as stronger over the centuries, they now protect the world’s natural treasures. So there are five different Guardians in Albion. Each possesses incredible strength and special skills. Once killed, they turn into a resource node. Providing the player with a whopping 2,560 tier-6 resources. Hence, a raid against these giants might well be worth it.

The Guardians of Albion Online at a glance:

Old White (Hide)

Old White is a massive white mammoth that is spiritually connected to all mammoths in the world of Albion, which have lived in the past and will live in the future. It can be found in tier-6 Hide Dens. While in general considered the easiest Guardian, the players first have to fight their way through several groups of hide mobs until they can face him.

Ancient Ent (Wood)

The Ancient Ent is a massive tree spirit and can be found in tier-6 Tree Groves. With its devastating Piercing Roots, team coordination is key when fighting him.

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Rock Giant (Rock)

Found in tier-6 Rock Outcrops in the Highlands biome, the Rock Giant has no melee skills and uses ranged attacks only, like his Earthquake attack.

Enormous Dryad (Fiber)

Players should not be deceived by the looks of this Guardian! The Enormous Dryad can be found in the swamps at tier-6 Fiber Meadows, fighting the players with deadly attacks like Eroding Swamp or Pulsing Thorns.

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Ore Colossus (Ore)

The Ore Colossus can be found in the Tier 6 Ore Veins of the mountains. Players should not underestimate him due to his lack of an auto-attack, as his Giant’s Punch and Crystal Swarm have the potential to wipe a party in the blink of an eye!

So all of the details on the Guardians of Albion HERE. The games full release is coming July 17 for Linux, Mac and Windows. Get it HERE