Tag Archives: chrome web store

Choice of the Ninja comes to Linux, Android, and PC

Choice of Games announced today that Choice of the Ninja, the latest in their popular line of multiple-choice interactive-fiction games, is now available for iOS, Android and, via the Chrome Web Store, Windows, OS X, and Linux.

In the high-stakes game of politics between two feudal lords, you are a ninja village’s chosen warrior. Earn glory for your clan as you battle your enemies, becoming a master of magic, combat, and stealth.

Choice of the Ninja is an epic interactive fantasy novel by Katherine Buffington, where your choices determine how the story proceeds. The game is entirely text-based-without graphics or sound effects-but driven by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

For example, when two enemy ninja attack your team from above on a steep path, making it hard for you to gain an offensive advantage, what will you do?

A) Draw them away from the area, forcing the fight into a location where I have more of an advantage.
B) Continue fighting hand-to-hand.
C) Retreat just enough to use magic.

Will you bring peace to your village, or return home in shame? Will you serve your daimyo obediently, or defy his orders for the greater good? Or will you use your powers of invisibility for personal gain? The choice is yours.

For more information, visit the official Choice of Games website.

Mozilla Marketplace is now live

This digital download storefront is different

Mozilla has just joined in the game of digital download storefronts. The Mozilla Marketplace – which happens to look a lot like the Google Play Store on Google TV – gives users a one-stop shop for all sorts of Web-based apps, games, and everything you could want to do in the comfort of your Firefox browser. It just launched, so it remains a work in progress.


Even though it is just an early version, it is already fully compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux, and it’s designed to give users the same point-and-click ease of use as the App Store or Google Play, or to be even more relevant, Google’s Chrome Web Store. So far there are fewer than 200 apps, but obviously Mozilla expects that number to grow rapidly as consumer and developer interest increases.

The Chrome Web Store is different than the Mozilla Marketplace, which actually treats its apps as desktop applications. Each app is given the same treatment as a regular computer program, which means it can be launched from the Menu or given its own desktop icon. It’s more of an extension of your operating system than your browser. But it forces you to Login with a Browser ID account in order to browse the Mozilla Marketplace, not like the Chrome Web Store that only requires you to use your gmail account and allows you to browse the store without logging in.

I am curious to get your reaction of the Mozilla MarketplaceMozilla Marketplace experience.

”linux-game-gaming-news” title="Linux

via Slashgear

Playable SpaceVenture prototype demo lands on Earth

Space Quest IV designers have a sense of humour

As we reported last month, the Two Guys from Andromeda (known down here on Planet Earth as Space Quest game designers Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe) are time-warping their trademark sci-fi humor into the 21st century with a new project, SpaceVenture. Currently seeking $500k in crowd-funding to get the game’s development off the ground, the duo has just beamed down a prototype that hints at the universe waiting to be explored.

The unassuming tech demo, available from the Two Guys’ website, features just two rooms, a handful of hotspots, and one simple puzzle, but even this brief glimpse shows that the snout-nosed team hasn’t lost their sense of humor in the two decades since they last collaborated on Space Quest IV. The designers caution that this prototype may not represent SpaceVenture’s final look and feel; regardless, it serves as a tangible example of the type of game the project’s backers are helping to fund, while giving fans a peek into the iterative design process Crowe and Murphy developed while working together at Sierra. (SpaceVenture’s first, much rougher prototype is also available to download.)


Though they’ve promised a game that will “play, look, sound and feel every bit like it was cut from the same cloth as our previous creations, ONLY MUCH BETTER in [every] way,” the duo is also brainstorming some intriguing new options for this new universe, including a hybrid text parser / point-and-click interface and a female protagonist. Although the SpaceVenture prototype can only be played through Google’s Chrome browser, Murphy and Crowe have stated that the game itself will not be browser-based, but a download available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, and Android.

For their SpaceVenture to become a reality, the Two Guys have 16 days left to raise about $275k. They plan to release a new prototype each time the project passes a $100k milestone. Learn more about the campaign on Kickstarter, and keep your communicator tuned to Linux Game News for a forthcoming interview with the sentient beings at the helm.


Two Guys from Andromeda’s SpaceVenture

The unnamed Kickstarter game of Two Guys


You’ve covered Kickstarter projects for Linux games before (Vigrior, and coryholl’s big list, for example)… recently there has been a HUGE renaissance of old-school game developers bringing their goods to our favorite open-source OS.

Currently, the creators of the old-school Sierra On-Line Space Quest series, Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe (“The Two Guys from Andromeda”) have a campaign going for a spiritual successor to the beloved Space Quest series! It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, and the Linux port is right there in their committment, from the beginning, no overfunding goal required.

These games are remembered for their self-deprecating humor, fourth-wall breaking metagame jokes, popular culture and science fiction references, and for turning gaming cliches inside out!


This campaign is also novel in a couple of cool ways; one, they are planning to turn HTML5 prototype demos at each $100,000 mark; they’ve hit the first within two days, and release them at no cost on Google’s Chrome App Market. The first HTML5 demo plays great with the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS packaged Chromium browser (I’m not currently using Chrome). They’ve also already polled for the second prototype to ask backers what they want to see next. I’ve never heard of any campaign so interactive in that way, supporting Linux out of the gate, and using standards-compliant web technology for truly cross-platform gaming demos!

Currently the project is called “Two Guys SpaceVenture“, as the final game title has not been announced yet.

by Crusader


Dark Legends MMO Out Now Simultaneously on Google Play and Chrome Web Store

Claimed to be the world’s first MMO to be released concurrently on mobile and desktop platforms, Dark Legends has been outed by Spacetime Studios through Google Play for Android and the Chrome Web Store for PC, Mac and Linux. For a two week period, the game will be available exclusively on these Google platforms, after which it will make its way to iOS.

This launch of the title across both mobile and desktop simultaneously is said to be aimed by Spacetime Studios at creating a ubiquitous social gaming experience. The developer’s Legends series of offerings are apparently the only 3D MMOs in the world that enable gamers to play the same game together on desktop computers, smart phones as well as tablets.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAGj1EepFdg&w=480&h=274]

Gary Gattis, CEO of Spacetime Studios, revealed, “Google Play and the Chrome Web Store allow us to upload and update our online, multiplayer games instantly. Their immediate and unified environment fits perfectly with Spacetime’s ability to push global content to our suite of games on-the-fly across mobile and desktop. We’re both at the forefront of creating cross-platform gameplay that connects players in a much deeper online experience, anywhere and on any device.”

The game is set in a modern-day urban environment in which humans are aware about the existence of vampires. Players will be placed in the shoes of one such vampire who must fight in order to survive in a world which fears and hates their kind. This is the third title in the popular Legends series, which was preceded by Pocket Legends and Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles.

Dark Legends is now available for free on both Google Play and Chrome Web Store. It shall hit iOS within a few weeks.

%d bloggers like this: