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Voodoo open world survival now on Early Access

voodoo open-world survival now on early access linux mac windows pc gaming 2017

Voodoo open world survival game has a release on Early Access. So the time has come in 2017. Since the game takes place in primal Africa. Where godly and earthly are not yet clearly defined. Yet not yet available for Linux gaming, only Windows for Early Access.

Since humankind is on the brink of civilization in Voodoo. Players will have to build their village with friends or other people that you will find around the island. So by gathering resources and crafting in this open world survival. And, when the time is right, players have to face primal fears by fighting giant Izimus. Since these are all available around the map. So these will make the players civilization advance by discovering new technologies. All while the Izimus are not the only enemy. Players will find wild animals from the prehistoric era and other villages. Because with civilization comes the lust for power.
Will you bring your village to power by being a fearsome warrior, a relentless farmer, or a powerful shaman?

Voodoo trailer (Windows, then Linux)

Voodoo Features:

  • Gorgeous african landscapes: meticulously crafted ambientation. With three different biomes: savannah, desert, and jungle.
  • Giant boss fights in Voodoo: Fight guardian gods with your friends in a multiplayer. Take on shadow of the colossus-like boss fights to unlock new technologies.
  • Build your village: Meet your friends and other players. Create a community based around your village and tribe. Then fight other tribes to show who’s boss!
  • Craft your weapons and equipment: more than 8000 weapons will be craftable with the weapon crafting system, choose wich materials to use in each part of the weapon!

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“Currently we are expecting to be in Early Access for approximately one year. Wow. Yes we feel the exact same. One year is a long time for Early Access with Voodoo. But considering the scope of the concept that we’ve set out to deliver, it’s a fair timeframe. We won’t settle for less than the rich experience we’ve envisioned and that our early supporters have made us promise to deliver. Time is warranted.”

So Voodoo is available now on Early Access for Windows. And while Linux support is scheduled, we do not have a native release yet. But is due for a full release in gaming either late 2017 or 2018.

In one of the most tragic times of our not yet born studio. While a lot of people are leaving. The hard core of the team came up with an idea. Hence a game similar to shadow of the colossus that you could play with your friends. Completely set it in a poorly used setting in video games: Africa.

The Crow’s Eye first-person puzzle horror could see a port

the crow’s eye first-person puzzle horror could see a linux port

While set against a backdrop of psychological #terror, The Crow’s Eye is a #firstperson #adventure developed in Unity. Where the player controls a young man trapped in the abandoned Crowswood University. Hence what was once a reputed medical college. This is a complex story narrated through documents, recordings and radio. Since gameplay focuses around the experiences of a policemen and professors. Twenty years ago they were involved in a series of mysterious disappearances. So in order to escape, the player is forced to investigate his relation to obscure facts. Then decipher the enigmas that his stay there implies. Along the way he will find more than one reason to remain at Crowswood.

Linux release:

“Hi Todd!

Our priority is Windows. However, we want to release the game on Mac and Linux too, but only when we know that the game runs perfectly on these platforms. We’ll do [everything] possible to have the game on Linux.”

Once again, we have another developer keen to release a stable port. Not that 3D2 Entertainment would not benefit from a solid day-one Linux release. But again, and I’ve said this before, making sure everything is running smooth on one platform takes priority. Small development studios do not have the manpower.

The Crow’s Eye Story

Year: 1947
The disappearance of four students in the prestigious Medical University of Crowswood forces authorities to shut its doors in order to investigate the surrounding area.

Urged on by concerned citizens living in the nearby areas, several police units are enlisted to resolve the case. With no breaks in the case, days go by, and more people go missing–not only students, but policemen and professors at the institution vanish without a trace. Within days, the authorities and the director decide to shut down the university indefinitely, and the case is closed, never to be spoken of again.

Year: 1966
A young man wakes, confused, in Crowswood University, and discovers he’s been brought here as part of an experiment. He intends to escape from that dirty and gloomy place full of enigmas, puzzles and obstacles, which he will have to solve and overcome in order to achieve his goal. Nevertheless, his curiosity, coupled with the manipulation of a macabre scientist, will make him feel the need to discover the truth behind the disappearances and the role that he plays in this whole experiment.

The games Features:

  • Explore a variety of haunting, mysterious environments in a first-person adventure of investigation and psychological terror.
  • Use your wits–and the items you find scattered through the environment–to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles that you will encounter through nine different levels.
  • Investigate an intense story narrated through recordings, documents and radio, and piece together the mystery of what happened at Crowswood and why you’re there.
  • Enjoy a haunting original soundtrack that will keep you immersed at all times.

While the The Crow’s Eye is set for release sometime in Q1 2017. More details are available on the official website or add the game to your Wishlist on Steam.


Raspberry Pi $25 PC runs Quake III

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The Raspberry Pi $25 PC has been one of our favorite computing projects to come along in some time. We’ve tracked the development of it from a concept USB stick to a device in alpha production to something that actually runs Linux and exists in quite close to the form that its designers originally intended. So what’s next for the Raspberry Pi project? Now it runs Quake.

In the video above you can see a demo of the tiny ARM-powered system running Quake III at 1080p (1920×1080) with 4x antialiasing. It runs through the demo at a frame rate that varies from 10-30 fps, which is on the low end of being playable. It’s worth noting though that Quake works great at lower framerates and without AA (as many competitive players would tell you), so while this demo works as a way to push the system, the Raspberry Pi most certainly can handle this game as well as many others.

The narrator tells us that the testers found these numbers to be a bit disappointing given their hardware and expectations set by past runs through the demo. He said that there might be a floating point library issue that was preventing the Raspberry Pi system from getting to peak performance levels. But, hey, that’s why they run these tests before hitting production, right?

In the blog post that ran with video just two other important details were mentioned. The first was that the Raspberry Pi runs cool to the touch (even while gaming), so it’s fine for use with plastic cases as would make with a 3D printer.

The big reveal was that the RP runs the Broadcom BCM2835 application processor. The is the same SoC that the Roku 2 XS is said to run. Broadcom’s specs for the chip are not available yet.

Big picture: The Raspberry Pi is looking quite impressive for a $25 computer. It’s going to be more versatile than many people would have guessed and its size, combined with minimal heat output and power demands, means that it will be able to be crammed in all sorts of tight spots and be used in some incredibly clever situations.

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