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Pictopix Anniversary Update now live on Steam

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Pictopix and the Anniversary Update is now live on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows. The games available on both Steam and Humble Store. While this big update is something we announced a couple of weeks back. Which Tomlab Games have finally released.

Next Up Hero Beta launch and Steam release

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Next Up Hero is the first original game from Digital Continue coming to Linux, Mac and Windows, set to release on Steam Early Access. The games developer is founded by Joe Tringali. Who is the co-founder of 5TH Cell, creators of ScribblenautsLock’s Quest and Drawn to Life.

Noteworthy points about Next Up Hero:

  • The beta will run until January 11. At that time…
  • Next Up Hero will launch on Steam Early Access on January 11.
  • If you choose to purchase Early Access, all your stats, progress, and in-game currency from the beta will carry over!
  • All beta users who choose to purchase Earl Access receive 50 percent discount.

Pictopix has a big update coming soon

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Pictopix will be getting a big update on Linux, Mac and Windows via Steam. The games soon be celebrating its first anniversary. So on the 5th of January 2018 to be exact. 2017 has been a good year for Pictopix. The games been well received by the press and by the players. Tomlab Games thanks everyone for the months of feedback. They were able to improve the game. Since the players have created more than 1.000 puzzles in the Workshop.

Tomlab Games is eager to announce a major update. This will be coming out on the January 5th, 2018. So this means new puzzles and new achievements. While play time will more than double, along with some surprises.

Magibot strategic platformer coming to Steam

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Magibot is an epic story of a robot with magical powers coming to Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows. Since the games coming to Steam on December 18, 2017. The unique gameplay combines both a strategic and 2D platformer. Your job, help the robot to reach his goal from point A to point B, using magical elements.

Slain: Back From Hell getting a new level

Slain: Back From Hell getting a new level linux mac windows games 2017

Pray to the gods of metal and prep for battle on Linux, Mac and Windows. While facing off against Flesh Hounds, werewolves and other monstrosities. Slain: Back from Hell is getting a new level called The Tombs for 2017. Since this is once again the creation developer Andrew Gilmour. The games new level is only a reveal at this point and time. Yet the screenshot looks mighty nice.

Light Fall action adventure game release update

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Enter immersive 2D platformer Light Fall’s forgotten world of Numbra. Where darkness prevails over light. As you wander through the Lunar Plain. Also venturing into the the Marshlands of Sorrow. While facing the exotic wildlife of the Vipera’s Forest. While your one ally is an indispensable tool, the Shadow Core.

Slashers: The Power Battle in Early Access

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Stun Games and Kiss Ltd. are just released the furious 2D arcade fighter Slashers: The Power Battle. The games launch onto Steam Early Access is available now for Linux, Mac and Windows. Which looks really good. Since the game discount runs until November 10th, 2017. Great for warriors that want to join the fray in frantic weapon-style arcade fighting. Also, taking inspiration from classic game series. So titles like Street Fighter 3, Last Blade and Guilty Gear.
Slashers: The Power Battle offers epic, tactical combat for Linux. Which explodes across bold cartoon environments. Yet including fantastic larger than life fighters to command and defeat.

Ghostory puzzle adventure releases on Linux

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Ghostory is a 2D puzzle adventure game available now with Linux support. Also the game releases for Mac and Windows via Steam. Characterised by its pixel art graphics and a humorous story.
So players take role of the games cursed traveller. One who is able to transform into a ghost. All while trying to find a cure. Then you got stuck in a cave. How will you find your way out?

Project MALLOW coming to Linux and Mac

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Independent game developer Aggressive Combustion are keen to announce their release. Since gamers can download brutal 2D puzzle platformer #ProjectMALLOW now. While #games now downloadable from pretty much all of the games stores for #Windows. Including Steam, Itch.io, Humble Store. While it looks like this Game Maker Studio release will have a Linux and Mac port as well.

Linux release?

“We’re currently exploring bringing Project MALLOW to Mac and Linux in the next few weeks.”

Additionally, Aggressive Combustion has released a launch trailer. While celebrating the, uh, launch.

Project MALLOW – Official Launch Trailer

Project MALLOW, hailed by customers as “a fun little game,” is a maddeningly difficult 2D puzzle platformer about an adorable, sentient marshmallow tasked with launching and sticking his way across 100+ unique levels to escape a candy factory. Along the way, MALLOW will uncover dangerous secrets about the factory’s owner and history, as well as face flames, saw blades, lasers, and other scary things that will threaten his very existence.

Project MALLOW Features:

  • Brutally difficult, hardcore puzzle-platforming
  • Over 100 unique levels
  • Customize your MALLOW with different accessories
  • Generally functional
  • Has some neat mechanics
  • Charming retro-style graphics and sounds
  • Personalize your MALLOW with hats and accessories
  • Collectibles out the wazoo

Developers Chris Helms and Brandon Olive could not be reached for comment. Since they are finally sleeping.

Project MALLOW is available now on Windows for $7.99 USD. Steam users can get it at a special discount for a limited time( a 13% discount until July 25th). Android and iOS versions are available as a free download, with an optional premium upgrade. You can learn more about the games at Aggressive Combustion Game Studios.

You can find the games listing on, the other stores, including Itch.io, Humble Store.

Demon Peak metroidvania releases for Linux

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#DemonPeak is a 2D action-platformer for Linux, Mac and #Windows. Since the #games elements hail from old school metroidvania’s better combat mechanics. While the public alpha on Itch.io helps shape the features. With only one area to explore including two Power-ups, two enemies and a boss. So now on full release, Kajak Games include several more enemies and power-ups. Along with items to find, a more polished combat and a great mountain to explore.

So players will explore a mountain where only chosen few enter. Yet even fewer return from. Hone your combat skills, gain new powers, slay anything that stands in your way. All to uncover the mysteries of the Demon Peak.

Since the gameplay reflects of more a Dark Souls type vibe. While keeping to the metroidvania style of platformer. The games still looks quite interesting, giving off kind of a Sundered vibe. Yet with a steeper learning curve and solid time-based attacks. Check out the trailer below. This will give a better idea of what you can expect.

Demon Peak Features

  • In-depth combat mechanics
  • Handful of areas to explore and fight through
  • Many bosses to find and conquer
  • No mercy given, no mercy expected.
  • Old-School Pixel Art

So Demon Peak is created by a group of gamedev students as a year-long project. Demon Peak also features hand-painted pixel art, dozens of abilities and enemies. While including over a hundred rooms. Along with a full 30-minute Soundtrack by Donovan Kirk.

So release is not an over-priced game by any means. Therefore remember to give some constructive feedback. So hopefully Kajak Games can keep adding to the games gameplay experience.

Demon Peak is currently available on Steam with a 20% discount until July 14th. Having a full release for Linux, Mac and Windows.

System Requirements:

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Pentium E2180 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4400 (OpenGL 3.0+ or 2.1 with ARB extensions)
  • Storage: 512 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible Sound Card
  • Additional Notes: Dual Shock 4 or XInput controller recommended.

Electronic Super Joy 2 in funding via Patreon

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Electronic Super Joy is a brutally hard platformer that released in 2013. Hence the titles available for Linux, Mac and #Windows with an 80% discount on Steam. While the whole #games is set in a world of pulse pounding electronic music. Players run, jump, smash & fly their way through 45+ weird & different levels. Along with low-gravity, world rotation, giant monsters & swarming missiles. Now Electronic Super Joy 2 is announced via Michael Todd on #Patreon.

So yes, now developer Michael Todd wants to add Secrets in the mix. Those secret area’s that players can uncover, explore and ideally dominate. Bringing about a new level of difficulty for the 2D indie platformer.

WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN?
I’m going to make Electronic Super Joy 2.

I have just enough money in my bank account to survive on starvation rations & bare-minimum costs, for juuuust long enough to finish ESJ2.

But with your support, I won’t have to use the bathroom at Starbucks to shower & can buy slightly better food, thus preventing scurvy. Also, I can pay money to ENV, the amazing musician who made ESJ’s soundtrack, so he can quit his job as a butcher (not a joke), and spend his time making beautiful music.

I’m going to make ESJ2, and release it on Steam + Consoles, or die trying. But with your help, feedback & support, we can go over & above, to make this a truly amazing game.

Since we did reach out for further details about Electronic Super Joy 2. It’s safe to say that Linux, Mac and Windows will see support once again via Unity 3D. Plus the Patreon allows you to pledge and play new levels as they are available. Which is better than releasing a demo, since people already know the first games experience.

Hyper Knights medieval action gets Multiplayer

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Since developer Endless Loop Studios released #HyperKnights for Linux, Mac and #Windows. Interests are again peaked, due to our ongoing interest in Endless Loop #games. Yet now, the dash and slash has a new addition, multiplayer! Hence the creator of Blueprint Tycoon and Game Corp DX games now expands again. Since Hyper Knights released on Steam just last month. Yet it’s great to see multiplayer now supported. We discussed being able to play with other people back in Early Access via email, voila.

So gameplay has players raising an army, learning powerful combos to take back the land. Therefore we are pleased a full release is now available. Since the successful Greenlight campaign in January followed by the Early Access debut. Hence only three months of EA development and now the game officially launches. Endless Loop Studios is living up to the defined May 2017 release.

Since everything promised in the Early Access roadmap is complete. Now we officially have the Multiplayer full release – v1.03:

Multiplayer is now fully released! There have been no issues reported so I believe it should be stable. As always if you find something let me know.

It now supports 1 player, 2 player and 4 player, Multiplayer Leaderboards are now also working and many small fixes.

So go on and raise that army, recruit allied Knights to join your cause. While command their armies, siege enemy castles, raid their outposts. Then ambush their convoys and use the loot to build your lands.

Hyper Knights Features:

  • Slash and Dash through your enemies
  • Command hundreds of minions
  • Recruit allied Knights to your cause
  • Upgrade your skills and learn powerful combos
  • Defend your lands from enemy attacks
  • Duel enemy Knights
  • Siege their castles and take back your land!

So Hyper Knights is available now on Steam and Humble Store. Start playing a few games for $4.99 USD on Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

DragoDino releases on Steam June 20th

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Since DragoDino releases on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows, June 20th 2017 . Hence a debut release in #gaming for #TealRocksStudio in #2017. Where players help Bob find the lost egg. All while fighting the guardians of the Forest’s Kingdom. Discovering the new 2D platformer through colorful levels, which are randomly generated.

So DragoDino is a roguelike basing gameplay on a simple goal: climb up. Since the player takes on the roll of an intelligent reptile with super powers. Therefore you can jump higher and higher, to create plaftorms. While shooting powerful energy balls. So you must learn to master those abilities to successful reach the top of every levels. Working to beat the hostile creatures who will try to stop it. All through its progression, the player will have to adapt. Since the environment randomly generates more and more hostile.

Through the levels, Power Ups work so the player improves their abilities and gets new ones. So you can decide to an immediate strategy in function of its game style. Or just store some powers in prevision. They’ll be necessary to hope to beat the merciless bosses.

DragoDino Features

  • 10 levels
  • 2 difficulty modes : normal (3 lives & checkpoints) / hardcore (1 life, no checkpoint)
  • 2 playable characters with 2 skins
  • 40 power Ups
  • 50 enemies
  • 3 bosses
  • a local co-op
  • a cartoon univers
  • 2 characters unlockable
  • unlock Story content through objects
  • original soundtrack
  • PC/Mac/Linux

Since DragoDino releases soon with inspiration from many retro games. Each offering a challenging gaming experience through it’s charismatic characters. And while DragoDino is simple to pick up, the game offers the most seasoned players a challenge. Whether in singleplayer or co-op gameplay.

DragoDino releases on Steam on June 20th 2017 for Linux, Mac and Windows PC’s.

Riptale gets a Linux and Mac release now

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Since Riptale is one our favourite #games. Up to recently the games only been playable on #Windows. While today, the day has finally comes, which we knew it would, with a release for Linux and Mac. Hence this #challenging 2D roguelike action game aims to make sword combat be as bloody and impactful as possible. So yes, it really does. Which is why Riptale is a personal favourite created in GameMaker Studio.

So the player collects gems that allow them to execute different attacks. While set in the order of their choosing. All while doing so in a symphony of combos, filling the screen with blood and guts. Therefore if Riptale was a board game it would probably shoot scissors at you.

Due to a straight forward stores, where dragons are buried inside the earth for thousands of years ago. Hence these mighty dragons have been clawing their way out. Now, these reptilian beasts are terrorizing villagers on the surface. Therefore it is time to delve into the depth of the cavern. And unearth the source of these vile creatures.

Riptale Features:

  • CRAFT YOUR OWN COMBO – Purchase attack gems and line them up the way you want to fight.
  • GAMEPAD SUPPORT – Unlock the true power in your attacks by utilizing the analogue stick.
  • INTERESTING ENEMIES – Encounter dragons and mystical cultists and end their reign of terror.
  • TERRIFYING BOSSES – Fight challenging bosses that stand in your way on the journey down.
  • LARGE GAME AREAS – Roam through dark crypts, underground forests, and mushroom caverns.
  • UNLOCKABLES – Unlock pets, scarfs, and trinkets by completing achievements and challenges.
  • MYSTERIOUS LORE – Piece together the history of the buried civilization by reading books.
  • UPTEMPO SOUNDTRACK – Paying homage to the classics of yesteryear and preparing you for the action.

And since these dragons are too powerful for normal people to oppose. With the help of wonderous gems, an old warrior Kumo is able to push back the serpents. To be able to vanquish the overwhelming threat, Kumo must gather all the gems. With the unleashed power he can face whatever mysteries wait uncovering in the abyss.

Since Riptale is available now on Linux and Mac, Windows too. Having a release on Steam $5.99 ‎USD and Humble Store with a 20% discount for $4.79 ‎USD. So the gameplay is epic, with a 27 MB install, bound to keep you entertained. Should you be able to handle the challenge.