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Forged Battalion RTS hits Early Access

forged battalion the rts hits early access for linux windows games

Forged Battalion hits Steam Early Access for Windows, no Linux. Well at least not yet. Since the game is slated to be in Early Access for another 6 months.

Award-winning international games label Team17 is the publisher behind Forged Battalion. Which is also the innovative and dynamic new take on the real-time strategy genre. Coming to you now from Command & Conquer veterans Petroglyph. Available now on Steam Early Access for Windows.

EA Begins Their (Sad) Ubuntu Game Push

Electronic Arts for Linux gamers

The first native Linux games from Electronic Arts are beginning to appear within the Ubuntu Software Center.

As mentioned last week, Electronic Arts is at the Ubuntu Developer Summit this week in Oakland. News of EA going to this Ubuntu Linux development comes after I exclusively reported days earlier a big game publisher was working with Ubuntu.

As I said in last week’s article, “Valve’s Linux plans will likely prove much more exciting than what the effort that Electronic Arts will have towards Linux.” That still looks to be the case. I’ve also tweeted other comments since then. The first two EA games have arrived in the Ubuntu Software Center today and it confirms this so far…

The first two games? Lords of Ultima and Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances. These are free-to-play games out of Electronic Arts. Lord of Ultima is written in JavaScript and has already been platform independent, but now you can get it (still for free) out of the Ubuntu Software Center.

Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances is a browser-based MMO strategy game using Flash. It too has obviously already been platform independent and just needs a modern web-browser.

Lord Of Ultima


Command and Conquer: Tiberium Alliances


So if you were hoping to see some nice AAA titles out of EA on Ubuntu Linux, you’re still stuck waiting… From my sources, there’s some better stuff coming down the pipe in the long-term, but nothing that looks to be overly exciting at this point. I would be happy if that information was incorrect this time and something really interesting was coming out of EA for Ubuntu/Linux, but at this point it’s nothing worthwhile and almost as bad as LGP’s porting efforts of ancient games. What Valve is doing in the end should prove to be a hell of a lot more interesting for Linux gaming and for the Linux desktop overall.

More on Twitter and perhaps EA will make some more details public tomorrow during their brief session at UDS-Q in Oakland, but again don’t expect anything too exciting.

by Michael Larabel



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Tokyo, Japan – March 6, 2012 — Noble Master Games releases their strategy game title “Tropical Stormfront” for PC, Macintosh and Linux computers. The game is a real-time strategy (RTS) similar to the classic “Command & Conquer”, and modern warfare played out over lush tropical archipelagos. The game includes 25 pre-defined campaign missions as well as unlimited randomly generated skirmish scenarios with a multitude of game options.

Tropical Stormfront features various game play modes including Survival, Elimination, Capture the Flag, Hold the flag, Defend, and Capture the Enemy General. The battles are fought over land, sea and air. The maps and storyline are based on real world locations including Hawaii, Fiji, Midway, the Philippines, the Falkland Islands, Taiwan and China to name a few.

Features included are:

– 25 Campaign Missions

– Unlimited Skirmish Games (Random Setup)

– Challenging AI with 4 difficulty settings

– Ground units: Battle Tank, Missile Tank, Artillery, General/Commando Unit

– Naval units: Aircraft Carrier, Cruiser, Destroyer, Submarine, Transporter

– Air units: Fighter Plane, Apache Helicopter, Airship

– Nations Included: USA, England, Russia, China, Japan, India and Brazil

– Maps based on real-world locations in the Pacific.

– Team-Play (join forces with AI controlled support)

– Fog of War/Exploration Fog

– High Score and Playing Statistics

– Engaging Music and Sound Effects

“The dev team behind Tropical Stormfront is a truly global affair, with contributors from Tokyo, London, Ohio, Boston, Cyprus, Korea, Honolulu and Mongolia!” said Christoph Aschwanden, owner of Noble Master Games. “The whole team is looking forward to the release after a year of development”.

Tropical Stormfront is available via Desura and GamersGate in the English, Japanese and Korean language. The game is priced at USD 19.99 (EUR 14.99, AUD 18.99, GBP 12.99). A free demo version is available for try out before purchase. For additional information on “Tropical Stormfront” such as screenshots, promo graphics, trailer videos and review copy contact Christoph Aschwanden via [email protected].

Noble Master Games is a professionally established indie company to serve as a resource for the gaming community at large. Our focus lies on developing and publishing real-time and turn-based strategy games. We have been creating games for PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS and Atari since 1988.

Oil Rush Review

Rock, Paper, Shotgun has posted a review of Oil Rush, the naval-themed real-time strategy game recently released for Linux by Unigine that praises the game’s mechanics and originality:

In these suprisingly roleplaying-heavy times, something as laser-focused strategic as this is entirely welcome. It’s a proper, honest-to-god RTS – but, delightfully uncommonly, it doesn’t bow slavishly to the C&C or Total War thrones. Were my thumbs not too bust helping to type these very words, I would certainly hold at least one of them aloft.

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OpenRA, Free and Open Source RTS Game Engine Supporting C&C and C&C: Red Alert

OpenRA is a free and open source real time strategy game engine supporting early Westwood games like Command & Conquer (C&C) and Command & Conquer: Red Alert.

Almost an year back, I tried OpenRA but couldn’t get it to work. Recently I gave it a shot again and was pleasantly surprised at the level of polish.

The game is absolute pleasure to play. The graphics may look a bit dated but they have their own charm. Gameplay is as addicting as it used to be and brings back old memories. Check out the video below:

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OpenRA can be currently played as online multiplayer game only. However, you can create a single player game by selecting bots as enemy opponents with three different AIs (easy, medium, hard).

If you have original Red Alert files, you can use them with OpenRA. But, they are not necessary. Both original C&C: Red Alert and C&C has been recreated as mods and can be downloaded from game menu itself. They are not just clones of the original versions but provide improved and rebalanced gameplay.

Download OpenRA (Arch Linux, Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora Packages

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