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Vikings – Wolves of Midgard now unleashed on Steam

vikings – wolves of midgard now unleashed on steam but not for linux, so no gaming news

Kalypso Media is thrilled to #announce that Vikings – Wolves of Midgard. Hence this new action RPG is #available to #purchase now on Steam (Windows PC). While this does not apply to Linux just yet, we are keen to share the release in gaming news.

Sharpen your axe, make your blood sacrifice to your deity. So prepare to embark on an epic and brutal adventure as you journey to the Shores of Midgard. Hence a world based on the mythology and bloody history of the Vikings. Take on the endless evil forces by becoming either a Viking warrior or shield maiden.

Master several weapon styles and magical abilities as you battle increasingly challenging enemies and boss encounters. While combat styles include sword and shield, two-handed hammer, staff, bow and dual-wield axes. Since collecting resources and special runes on your adventures you’ll be able to use the game’s in-depth crafting system to upgrade your equipment. Dedicated explorers will also be able to find legendary weapons and armors. As well as Artifact weapons tucked away in each of the levels to release the most powerful gear in the game. Alongside items and materials, the other key resource you’ll be harvesting is blood. Since it is used to level up and earn Gift points, which in turn unlock special powers called ‘Gifts of the Gods’.

To celebrate the launch of Vikings – Wolves of Midgard. Kalypso has prepared a short featurette video showing some of the brutal combat. Since this key news, highlighting epic boss battles players encounter in gaming, on the journey to stop Ragnarok. Including the coming release Linux.

About Vikings – Wolves of Midgard:

Vikings – Wolves of Midgard will transport you to the Shores of Midgard. A world based on the mythology and history of the Vikings. Battle the fearsome Jotan, hordes of terrifying undead monstrosities and other myriad beasts of Ragnarok. Either on your own or by teaming up with a friend via the online co-op multiplayer mode. Master mighty weapons, including sword and shield, two-handed hammers, dual-wielded axes and swift bows. Earn blood in battle to offer in tribute to the Gods in order to acquire and enhance devastating Spell Powers and other special unlockables. As well as the regular story mode (and New Game+), players can also test their mettle in the ‘Trials of the Gods’ – a special challenge mode that rewards the best warriors with special equipment and runes.

Features of Vikings – Wolves of Midgard:

  • Fantasy Meets Nordic Mythology: Travel the realms of earthly Midgard, freezing Niflheim and boiling Balheim, either as a fierce Viking warrior or merciless shieldmaiden.
  • The Deadly Fimbulwinter: Withstand the deathly colds and protect yourself from exposure to nature’s wrath in order to survive.
  • Tribute to the Gods: Collect blood from fallen enemies and sacrifice it at the altar to gain gifts from the Gods to enhance your powers.
  • Berserker Rage: Let your anger take hold by activating Rage Mode to overwhelm your enemies in bloodthirsty combat.
  • The art of combat: Perfect your skills with each weapon to unlock their true potential, including swords, bows and spell-powered canes.
  • The Power of the Gods: Make the abilities of the Gods your own by equipping power-infused amulets, like the Talismans of Thor or Loki. Put your new skills to the test by competing in the Trials of the Gods to earn further rewards.

Co-op gameplay:

  • Teamwork: Team up with a friend and journey to the Shores of Midgard. Together in an epic two-player online co-op mode. Choose between four difficulty levels to suit your skills and talents. Do you dare attempt the unrelenting hardcore mode?
  • The Clan of Wolves: Restore and rebuild your village and lead your clan to glory. Upgrade buildings such as weaponsmith, armorer, runesmith, and mead hall to release more content and better equipment.
  • Legendary Weapons: Gather the scattered fragments of mythical weapons and armors to take on the most fearsome creatures of the realms.
  • A Class of its Own: Become even more powerful in the next life by attempting New Game+, and push your Viking warrior or shieldmaiden to their limit.
  • Destructible Environments: Utilize your surroundings by burying your foes under falling rocks or pushing them off high cliffs.

Vikings – Wolves of Midgard is available today globally on Steam (Windows PC*). And yes, the Linux and Mac builds will follow, no official release date has been issued.

Moribund post-apocalyptic action platformer launches on Steam

moribund post-apocalyptic action platformer launchers linux gaming news

Moribund #officially #launches, now available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence this gaming news refers to the release of version 1.0, going live at 16.00 GMT.

Gameplay is available for up to 4 player co-op, each with their own controllers. So all you need is a post-apocalyptic action platformer and an excuse to duke it out. Since you probably never thought you’d love a fungi spewing gun, hence one that always leads to glorious dismemberment. Moribund is a local multiplayer game that takes place in a post apocalyptic world. While highly aggressive fungus strain have devoured most of the life. Therefore the real gaming news, this is a fast paced title, with an “easy to learn, hard to master” approach. And yes, two to four players can play simultaneously.


So each player has a gun with two firing modes. Since the first mode is used to immobilise the enemy. While the enemy is immobilised, you can charge you harpoon (your second firing mode) and shoot it against the helpless enemy. If you have yet to escape then this gory, splattery annoyance, death is guaranteed. Simple? But when you add 4 players, a couple of hazards and power ups in the mix. Hence everything becomes much more intense.

Moribund Features

  • 15 super hard single player challenges.
  • A wide variety of multiplayer levels (80 levels split over 8 settings, each with its own graphical environment, mechanics, and music track).
  • Two multiplayer game modes (Free for all and Team battle).
  • Eight characters each with his own unique personality and voice acting.
  • Several stage mechanics promising unique and hilarious deaths.
  • The glorious rag doll. The pillar of the game allowing ever-unique dismemberment’s and deaths.

Moribund officially launches on Steam today for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Arma: Cold War Assault releases for Linux and Mac

arma: cold war assault release in linux gaming news

Here is some significant gaming news, Arma: Cold War Assault, Bohemia Interactive‘s debut game published by #Codemasters as #OperationFlashpoint in 2001. Hence just #released on Steam for Linux, and Mac . While going on to become a genre-defining combat military simulation. And the No. 1 bestselling PC game around the world. While also winning many international awards, including “Game of The Year” and “Best Action Game”. Hence the big gaming news, over 2 million copies have been sold since its release.


Since the horrors of WWIII are imminent. There are clashes over the Malden Islands from dusk to dawn and you are caught in-between. Therefore players must use all of the available resources in your arsenal to hold back the incoming darkness. Victor Troska came back to Nogovo, so he thought the pain of war was left buried in his past. But his dream lies broken now.

Arma: Cold War Assault Features:

Cold War Assault

  • Command squad of fully equipped troops
  • Over 40 authentic vehicles and aircraft
  • Immersive campaign and single missions
  • LAN/Internet multiplay
  • Vast 100km2 battlezones


  • Story-driven 20-mission campaign
  • Nogova – the new 100km2 island
  • New vehicles, weapons and equipment
  • Detailed urban environments

So Arma: Cold War Assault is available now on Steam for Linux and Mac. We have not had a chance to get into gameplay, but for $4.99 USD it’s dirt cheap.

System Requirements:


  • OS: Fedora 25, Ubuntu 16.04, SteamOS, Mint 18 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: 64-bit 1+ GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ capable GPU with latest nVidia or Mesa drivers
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL sound compatible audiocard


  • OS: Fedora 25, Ubuntu 16.04, SteamOS, Mint 18 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 with 512 MB VRAM or AMD Radeon HD 7850 withg 1 GB VRAM or better
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL sound compatible audiocard

Ghost Blade HD shoot em up release coming this week on Steam

ghost blade hd shoot em up release coming this week on steam

So Ghost Blade HD is an intense Bullet Hell top down shoot ’em up for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Comprised of frenetic and #addictive score-based gameplay. While gameplay inspiration goes back to the #shooting #games of the 1990’s era. Hence designed with a modern graphic style and special effects. Ghost Blade HD also features an awesome 2-player mode! Easy to learn, hard to master.


10,000 years ago an Artificial Intelligence known as Shira was built to protect the residents of Mars.
So as time passed the AI became corrupted and Shira started to attack the Mars colonies. While having no way to defend itself against “Evil Shira”, Mars calls for help. So the Earth Defense Force fleet fights its way to “Evil Shira” and uses powerful lasers to destroy it. Therefore, “Evil Shira” secretly had a backup, after fleeing into space to take over an abandoned space station. Completely on the outskirts of the solar system.
So when the EDF notices the escape they send their bravest fighter after “Evil Shira”. Hence the player takes the roll of the pilot on a mission to destroy “Evil Shira”.  before it can complete its new attack force and threaten the existence of the entire universe.

Ghost Blade HD Features

  • Beautiful, detailed HD Graphics
  • 5 Stages with HUGE Boss Enemies
  • 3 Player battle ships with different gun types
  • Instant Respawn – No cutscenes!
  • Practice Mode
  • Score Attack Mode
  • Fine tuned gameplay and balanced difficulty
  • 3 difficulty levels: Easy, Normal and Hard.
  • 60 FPS
  • Arcade-style gameplay and addictive scoring system
  • Fast and smooth Gameplay
  • Auto-bomb enabled Easy mode for beginners
  • TATE/portrait screen option available
  • 2-player local co-op mode for addictive fun
  • Incredible Soundtrack composed by Rafael Dyll (Söldner-X2 and Rainbow Skies)
  • Tone down background brightness
  • Optional softslow
  • Online Leaderboards
  • 37 Achievements
  • 1080p Full HD
  • TATE/TATE INVERTED/portrait screen option available
  • Xbox 360 and Xbox One controller, Keyboard

Ghost Blade HD is coming to Steam on March 8th for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

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Unexplored roguelite action rpg will likely see a native release

unexplored gaming roguelite action rpg will likely see a Linux release

So Unexplored is an accessible yet #challenging roguelite #action #rpg for Windows PC. Featuring a fantastic level generator. Since players explore dangerous dungeons, solve mysterious puzzles and engage hundreds of foes. Hence both big and small, in intense melee combat.

Unexplored creates its dungeons not by way of branching paths, but by using cycles. This technique, called Cyclic Dungeon Generation, results in levels that feel much closer to handcrafted levels compared to standard generated dungeons.

Linux release:

“The game is build in C# using FNA/MonoGame. So yes a Linux port is possible and is something we will do at one point.”

While the port will not happen tomorrow, developer Ludomotion is certainly interested in porting the game. And we just checked, Unexplored still holds a 97% Positive review rating on Steam. What’s more, Unexplored has been in Early Access since August 2016. So the game received 27 major updates and held steady with a 100% positive review rating. Which is impressive for Early Access to say the least.

Unexplored Features:

  • ‘Easy to learn, easy to die’-gameplay
  • Brand new dungeon tech, creates levels that feel handcrafted
  • Emergent gameplay with many tactical options
  • Diverse, real-time, dual wielding melee combat
  • Stealth mechanics (dungeon crawling like a real rogue…)
  • Over 50 dangerous bosses
  • Challenging, generated puzzles
  • Adaptive, original soundtrack[/list]

Unexplored a Roguelike or Roguelite?

Unexplored is in fact a roguelite that is closer to Rogue in spirit than many roguelikes. The game is best described as a realtime, generated dungeon crawler inspired by Brogue.

So the launch of roguelite action rpg Unexplored also marks the first official release of a game using Cyclic Dungeon Generation. The new way of creating -less- random levels and emergent gameplay.

The creator

The game is created by Ludomotion, the studio of famed developer Joris Dormans. Known for his research in the field of procedural content generation. As well as emergent gameplay and the highly acclaimed math game, Sumico (rated 9/10 by Nintendo Life).+

So we will have to wait for this impressive roguelite to come to Linux. However, for those interested, more details are available on Steam.

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