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Devolver Digital huge sale this weekend for Linux, Mac Windows PC

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Devolver Digital the predominate indie publisher has #discountedprices on their growing #Steam library, dropping a good portion of the #games to some of the lowest lower prices yet.

Find all of the games Devolver sells on Steam with those amazing discounts.

If we are taking the best of the best that the publisher had aided in getting out, Hotline Miami easily top the list, a great deal for $4.99. That price for Hotline Miami includes its sequel in a must-buy bundle.

Steam’s latest indie sensation Enter the Gungeon is still pricey with only a 10 percent discount, but that $19.99 is still a reasonable price for anyone looking to jump into some gameplay. And we can’t let a list of recommendations go by without mentioning the heartfelt point-and-click adventure Dropsy for just $4.99.

There are plenty of really excellent games in the list. And with those prices, most of these deals are easy picking.

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A deeper look at Roll7 games OlliOlli

OlliOlli, from British #developer Roll7, is a skateboarding game built on nostalgia and frustration, but both in the best ways.

A look at the menus might remind you of Angry Birds: A series of unlocking levels of increasing difficulty, each marked with a series of stars below them to taunt you, reminding you of how much more there is to do back in those first levels, but the similarity stops there.

OlliOlli is a hardcore twitch game for #Linux, Mac and Windows PC that demands absolute precision from the player to the point where it borders on being game-breaking. The controls can feel a bit clunky and unintuitive, something that’s probably much worse if your fingers still have the slightest memory of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. You will only use a few buttons: The left analog stick is used to trigger tricks, the left and right bumpers give your moves spin, and the X button is used to ensure you land on your wheels instead of your face.

Once that learning curve is surmounted and basic controls are grasped, levels became easy to pass, and the challenges that account for those stars become fun to pursue even when they seemed near impossible.

The game is populated with 25 amateur levels, 25 Pro levels, as well as 50 “spots” and something called the Daily Grind. Amateur levels are unlocked by beating the previous level, while Pro levels require that you obtain all five stars in the corresponding Amateur level. Each level has what’s called a Spot, where you get to execute one combo. Once that combo ends – meaning you touch the ground, whether on purpose or not – the level’s over and your score is up on the leaderboards. Finally, there’s the Daily Grind. Each day, a new Spot is posted. You get to practice it is as much as you want, but then you only get one chance to log a score on it. Whatever your first score is, that’s your score for the day.

Finally, if you can somehow beat all of the Amateur and Pro levels, you unlock Rad mode.

Building on that classic arcade-y feel is a visual style that feels almost like a high definition take on a Sega Genesis game. The color palette and detailed pixel art a reminder of games being played the early 90s, and only the analog stick under the left thumb.

The throwback graphics are more than just nostalgia, though. They are stylish and each of the five environments is memorable in its own right. The simple graphics do a lot to assist the timing-intensive gameplay, as well. They move with a speed that might look out of place in a 3D setting and make those short moments between jumps and grinds easier to work with.

Finally, the game and those visuals are tied together by some very good sound design and one of the best game soundtracks in a game this year. Listening to it not just while playing, but even leaving it on in the background. As much as we have been trained over the years to associate skateboarding with punk rock, the smooth electronic jazz that makes up the soundtrack for OlliOlli provides a perfect backdrop for the constant restarts that come with a game like this.

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Indie skateboarding game OlliOlli gets Linux, Mac, and Windows PC release date

Indie skateboarding game OlliOlli release date

PC, Mac and Linux versions of addictive indie skateboarder OlliOlli are headed for release on 22nd July, #developer Roll7 has announced. You will be able to flip a copy out of Steam, Humble and GOG a week today priced £9.99.

OlliOlli was released as a PlayStation Vita exclusive earlier this year to critical fanfare, receiving a 7.7 from IGN. The skateboarding sidescroller features over 250 challenges across 50 levels, requiring great timing and precision from players. PlayStation 3 and 4 versions are also on the way.

“[It’s] a startling console debut from a young British indie that manages to bring together the purity and focus of seminal arcade games with the latest asynchronous multiplayer designs.”

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OlliOlli Developer Announce Not a Hero

Roll7, the developer behind the incredible OlliOlli, announced their new game titled Not a Hero.

Devolver Digital is publishing the title which will be available for PC, Mac, and Linux through #Steam and on next-gen consoles. No specific launch date outside of an expected fall 2014 #release window was given.

OlliOlli Coming to Linux, Mac, PC, PS3, and PS4 this Summer

It seems like OlliOlli was a hit for #Roll7, because the developer announced today that they’ll be #porting the #game over to the PlayStation 3, 4, PC, Mac, and Linux this summer.

It’s early yet, but Director Simon Bennett is already confident about progress. “We already have a first playable up and running on the PS4, it’s like our little OlliOlli grew up and got some balls! Really feels amazing on the Dualshock too,” he said in a press release.

The game is best described as a sidescrolling 8-bit take on EA’s Skate series, using similar movements with the analog controls to bust out any number of grinds, slides, and flip trick combos.

OlliOlli will be in good hands. Taking on the ports for the PlayStation 3 and 4 port is Bitly, a company known for doing impressive ports of a nice range of titles including Jet Set Radio, Sonic CD, Spelunky, and Fez.

Roll7 also announced that a patch is currently in development for the game and the crash bug is almost fixed. When it’s complete, “we’ll bundle in a nice little update that should put a smile on people’s faces,” said the team.

Originally a PS Vita exclusive, OlliOlli released in January. But Linux Game News are looking forward the ports this summer.

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