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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

So the time has come in #2017, Voodoo open world survival game has a release on Early Access. Since the game is set in #primalAfrica, 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. 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 Features:

  • Gorgeous african landscapes: meticulously crafted ambientation. With three different biomes: savannah, desert, and jungle.
  • Giant boss fights: 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. 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 was 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.

LandTraveller RPG now on Early Access (Linux)

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Since players become a kemonomimi and thrive in this action RPG, LandTraveller. Hence the #games now available on Early Access for Linux, Mac and #Windows PC’s. Players get to see a constructive world from a new perspective. All while you customize, battle, and grow with deep action #RPG elements. And you also get to invite NPC citizens to join your cave or village. Because you become close to your inner beast and realize that full potential, right?

So LandTraveller will feature lots of RPG character customization. Set to fit your preferred play style strategy. Since players can play through a personal story or in a conquest with friends. You can explore where you wish. Players can advance through the single player by clearing a series of “dungeons”. While the multiplayer allows you to build a community for NPC’s to move into. Or to simply discover existing settlements. So go on and search for lost knowledge. Including rare material that enables you to craft powerful equipment.

Developer WolfCoder Workshop explanation:

After many years, starting as a distant concept and gathering a small group of followers. Passing through Steam Greenlight a year before its closure. LandTraveller has finally reached the Steam store in Early Access! In its current state, the game features multiplayer supported by 3rd party servers. S story mode completed up to the first chapter and a freestyle explore mode. Even support to redefine worlds to customize explore mode and multiplayer.

Just create your character from animal to color theme. Enter in a world seed and set out to explore. You can craft precisely what you want for your character. Pick your loadout based on your play style from a variety of weapons, and apply weapon mods. Augment your character through abilities. Players can learn by levelling up and raising your proficiency in different areas. Orbs will give your weapons different special secondary attacks based on your current weapon type for versatility.

Still true to its roots as a constructive game, you can collect materials and build in a 3D world. The 2D isometric projection is only a view to the world, presented together with realtime chiptune sound emulation for a nostalgic feel. No more relying on just the right weapon or gear to drop! If handcrafted world building is more your thing, the story mode features unique NPCs and lore to discover. There’s no survival mechanics like hunger or durability to worry about, just good old-fashioned combat and exploration.

So there you have it, LandTraveller. The games now available on Early Access for Linux, Mac and Windows PC’s.

Wartile tabletop RTS gets Major Update

Wartile tabletop inspired RTS gets major update for windows and the games linux build comes later

Since indie development team Playwood Project Wartile, it has captured our attention. While the game is a visually stunning medieval real time strategy game. Now having a major update release for this #UnrealEngine4 title. Currently on Early Access for #Windows PC’s. Hence allowing players to take on the digital diorama-themed Battle boards. Which now sees its first major content update in the form of Adventure Pack 0.5.

The Linux release:

According to the #games developer Playwood Project, their ultimate goal is to release a Linux and Mac version. It won’t be for the Early Access stage of the product because they don’t know what effect that will have on the current pipeline. But it’s very much on their agenda.

“This latest update and content package is considerably bigger than 0.4.6.0. Which represents the core of the feedback and work we’ve been doing on Wartile since Early Access,” said Michael Rud Jakobsen, Founder and Creative Director of Playwood Project. “Since this Adventure Pack also introduces a new skirmish mode. We’re very excited to reveal a whole new Battleboard. While in addition to a new mission titled ‘Thors Wrath’. An updated UI and reworked art for the card system. As we strive to continually enhance the overall player experience.”

Wartile – Early Access Launch Trailer (Windows):

So this major update also includes the new ‘Trail of Tyr’ skirmish game mode. Which will test players’ combat prowess against waves of attackers. The Adventure Pack 0.5 adds a female Viking archer to the games ranks. While providing a whole new tactical edge to combat and a much sought after community request. ‘Thor’s Wrath’ is an exciting new mission variant due to the games new challenges. Where players embark on the search for ancient relics. All connected to Viking Mythology in a revisit to the Heidrun Clan. Trail of Tyr now takes the available number of playable Battleboards in Wartile to 8. With more coming in forthcoming updates.

Other updates and tweaks include brand new art for Ability and Godly cards. which have been revamped with new art and coloured markings so players can distinguish them more clearly. Poisonous toad dust bombs have also been added to the player’s arsenal of deadly assets and, for those keen to get up close and personal, the Viking headbutt will allow players to stun opponents during an attack. Oil Bombs now provide a short based range attack to engage in full on Viking arson, and no Viking rampage would be complete without the healing benefits of alcohol – flasks of medieval Mead can now be consumed by your Viking to provide a small recovery to health.

While we see a major update. Hence there will be a 10% discount on Steam for Windows PC’s. Which will also coincide with this latest June update. And expect to see the native Linux release closer to full release. Yet we have yet to test Wartile in Wine.

Prevent The Fall, Early Access and Linux support

prevent the fall could see linux support after the games windows release

Since indie game developer D.W.S is keen to announce Prevent The Fall. Hence their action-oriented dungeon crawler has releases on #EarlyAccess via Steam for #Windows. And while scheduled for official release later this year. Prevent The Fall so players can get into single-player mode or a multiplayer co-op online.
Which all sounds great. Yet this is an Unreal Engine 4 title. Since we already know that the #games engine supports Linux, well??

Linux release?:

“One of our programmers has done linux versions in the past and is going to look into it. But there’s a chance there will be a Linux version in the future.”

So this is not a formal confirmation. Since Prevent The Fall now has a release on Early Access. And the games only available on Windows.
Therefore, we have gone ahead and created a post in the Discussions via Steam. So get those Tux votes in.

Prevent the Fall Early Access Trailer:

So the players challenge is to advance through twenty character levels. While you do, explore semi-procedurally generated dungeons, earn Steam Achievements. Then acquire a heap of items in the RPG experience. And since co-op sessions can be mixed and matched, both VR and non-VR players. This means more adventuring together. And since the game can be controlled with mouse and keyboard. Players can also use a gamepad or SteamVR motion controllers. Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets are supported.

The games Early Access schedule for Windows (and hopefully Linux):

“The game is scheduled to move out of Early Access by the end of the year. The actual date will vary by how smoothly the Early Access period goes.”

Dungeons are semi-procedurally generated for maximum performance. Utilizing randomly selected layouts players will be able to generate simple quests. Which have players seeking to explore, slay, or collect items. While braving the dungeons featuring generated NPC’s, loot and traps. And since players are able to increase or decrease the difficulty of these quests. Dungeon encounters will spawn an increased number of monsters based on the number of players in co-op sessions.

Prevent The Fall is available now on Steam for Windows. Yet with enough votes, hopefully Linux too.

Oxygen Not Included, discount and Linux

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Since the Early Access release of Oxygen Not Included is available on Steam for Windows. Hence a Linux build will come later, as with all Klei Entertainment #games. Therefore players who own an existing Klei game on #Steam, receive a 20% loyalty #discount. Which is a fine gesture from Klei. However if you bought the Oxygen Not Included Alpha. Then no need to buy it at all. You already own it.

So Klei released the Agricultural update. Hence focusing on the new farming systems. While making them more complex and rewarding. These changes should require players to be more attentive to their crops. Then expending more resources in order to raise them. While ultimately allowing you to reap the most benefit from their harvests.

Since Klei updating and expanding. Oxygen Not Included has tons of new buildings, resources, overlays and systems. Thanks largely due to the community feedback and games getting even bigger. So the developers plan is to fully support Mac in the near future. While continuing development well into 2018.

Linux release?

“We’re not sure when a Linux port will be ready. But we are currently planning on it, much like our past titles.”

So as of this moment, I have not been able to install Oxygen Not Included via Wine. While not without trying. But it’s likely that being a Klei title, the game will work. So if you get a chance to try it and it works, by all means drop a comment below. We are eager to get your feedback.

Farming Features

  • New Items, Buildings and Recipes: Discover new plants, buildings and yummy cooking recipes. Farm food and flavour-enhancing spices, then cook them into culinary delights for your Duplicants to enjoy.
  • Improved Crop Tending: Build pipe systems and irrigate your crops using new farm plots. Monitor pressure, temperature, fertilization and irrigation to keep your crops happy and healthy.
  • New Farming Systems: The Harvest Rating Point system now allows you to increase the yield of your harvest by meeting ideal growing conditions for crops. Reach 100 Harvest Rating and your plants will yield tons of extra kcal and new seeds for farm expansion.
  • Consumables Screen: Control your colony’s eating habits with the new Consumables Screen. Dupes now have Food Quality Expectations, so try to feed them foods they like!

The Early Access of Oxygen Not Included is now available on Steam for Windows at $24.99 USD. Players who own an existing Klei game on Steam will receive a 20% loyalty discount when buying the game. Also, if you bought the Oxygen Not Included Alpha, you already own it.