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Kubifaktorium voxel colony management debuts

kubifaktorium voxel colony management debuts in linux mac windows pc games

Kubifaktorium 3D voxel based colony management debuts in Linux, Mac and Windows PC games. Now live thanks to developer Mirko Seithe. Available on Early Access with a launch week discount.

Fragmentum strategy releases on Steam

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Fragmentum is an experimental real time strategy game for Linux and Windows available now on Steam. Which also comes with custom units and factions, dynamic units and complex 3D terrain.

Colony Survival free alpha key for Linux testers

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Since developer Pipliz are looking for Linux Alpha testers via #Reddit for Colony Survival. And while this Unity #games is in it’s early stages. The developers are keen to have more Linux feedback from the community. Ideally for testers to help provide feedback in order create an epic release this summer. Which is already scheduled for #Windows via Steam, and we now see Linux and SteamOS support too.

Requirements for Colony Survival Alpha testers:

We select good testers by asking you some questions. Answer them clearly and in detail to improve your chances of being selected and receiving a free alpha key! The questions are:

1.) What are your system specifications?

CPU/GPU/RAM

2.) What is your favourite game, and why?

3.) What is the most impressive thing you’ve created in a game?

So if you’re interested in helping out. Submit a reply on Reddit or a PM.

So Colony Survival is about building your own village, castle or city. While you populate it with colonists. Since you’ll have guards, farmers, miners, foresters, bakers, smelters and artisans working for you. And after the sun sets, most colonists will go to sleep. Yet the enemy awakens. So players will have to defend themselves from a horde of monsters. Hence the games beasts will assault your colony, trying to slaughter you and your villagers. So defend your colony with walls, moats and guards.

  • Multiplayer support: play with friends and strangers!
  • Advanced pathfinding: colonists and zombies will find their way in the world you’ve build. They will dynamically navigate stairs, bridges and tunnels.
  • Explore a world with realistically placed biomes. A giant jungle in the center of the world, surrounded by savannas, deserts and temperate biomes. Two polar regions in the far north and south.
  • Support for textures and language packs created by players
  • Dynamic lighting and eye adaptation

Since Colony Survival scheduled for a Linux, SteamOS and Windows PC release via Steam. Now is the best time to get into the action and help support Tux’ers.

Rust enables Vulkan API graphics support via pre-release build

rust enables vulkan graphics api support via pre-release build linux

While Rust is a survival game for #Linux, Mac and Windows PC. The #EarlyAccess aspect features #changes and upgrades on Steam. Hence a game still under development from Facepunch Studios, the makers of Garry’s Mod. While the latter game sold over 10 million copies. Rust is still in Early Access since the December 2013 release.

So recently, the Playstation 4 has seen Vulkan support running Linux. Now a Twitter post from the developers enabling the Vulkan API. The game engine being used is Unity 3D, which explains the cross platform support.

So Vulkan support, as most of you already know, has been publicly released to the public in Unity 5.6 Public Beta. While the feature was first made a debut back in September through Unity 5.5 Beta test. Since this means that Unity 3D are moving forward, Facepunch are doing their best to keep up with Rust development.

Naturally, we enabled the Pre-release build in the Properties via Beta’s tab. Which is Free build for everyone who already owns the games.
Yet the Linux build launches, but the game menu does not load. Rust crashes using both the Pre-Release and Pre-Release Debug build. Hence not allowing us to even test the Vulkan API build on Linux.

What is Rust?

Rust is a game inspired by the likes of DayZ, Minecraft and Stalker. It is a massive multiplayer game (currently up to 300 players per server) where you and other players are attempting to survive through the awful conditions, where humanity has been reduced to cavemen.

Rust’s world is harsh. The environment is not kind. Bears and wolves will chase and kill you. Falling from a height will kill you. Being exposed to radiation for an extended period will kill you. Starving will kill you. Being cold will kill you. Other players can find you, kill you, and take your stuff. Fortunately for you, you can kill others and take their stuff. Or maybe you can make friends and help each other survive, using the game’s building tools to create a safe haven.

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Discord developers release official stable build

discord developers release the official linux stable build

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While most people who want to use the #voiceandchat #application. While the Linux Canary build has been the go-to since the release in April. Offering a DEB package or TAR.GZ option. Since this makes co-op and #multiplayergames easier in say an arcade shoot em up?

So now the official Download page for Discord offers a full Linux build.

Since the day has finally come, Discord has an official stable build release via Downloads for Linux. The news came via Twitter in a recent post and we could not be more pleased:

Up to this point we have been patient, hoping to see a stable Linux client for the popular application. Sure there are some advantages over Teamspeak and Mumble. So now users can either use the new stable release or keep to Canary for the more current features.

While news was released that Discord hit 25 million registered users in early December. The company also announced its GameBridge software development kit (SDK). So now game makers and developers can integrate Discord directly into their mobile and PC games.
Discord is in a race to become the voice chat app of choice for gamers who play multiplayer games

Check out the official download page for more details. And come join us on the Linux Game Consortium server.

What are your thoughts on the Stable build? Any caveats? Or will you keep using the Canary build?

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