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Regions of Ruin 2D side-scrolling RPG releases

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Regions of Ruin is a 2D pixel side-scrolling RPG with town-building. While the game releases now for Linux, Ubuntu, mac and Windows. Players will have to explore, fight and build into an open world. Since the games designed to progressively challenge you and your settlement. Threatening the extinction of the dwarven race. Currently available on both Steam and Humble Store with a 15% discount until October 12th, 2017.

City of Brass roguelite launches on Steam

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Uppercut Games keen to announce City of Brass, available now on Steam. Since City of Brass launches this week for Windows. The games launching at an introductory price of $19.99 USD for the first week. Then after that it will revert to $24.99 USD.

So what’s the big deal with City of Brass?

City of Brass is developed using Unreal Engine 4. Therefore a Linux and Ubuntu port would be a given, right?
Well as we mentioned when first introducing the game, that’s not the case. Since the games currently in Early Access. Therefore native support could be on the list, depending how well City of Brass does in sales. At least according to the Steam Discussions. Yet the developers also forwarded this statement:

“So it’s not a given we can be on every platform. That said, we really do WANT to be everywhere we can be.
It all comes down to how much time we will have once we have shipped on PC and consoles.”

So that being said, the intent is there. However the support from the community needs to be there as well. Since Uppercut Games are a small development team. Such is the case with many indie developers.

City of Brass – Early Access Launch Trailer:

First-Person Arabian Nights Rogue-Lite!

Armed with a blade and a whip that can grab, trip, disarm, stun or shatter as well as swing. So players can lash and slash, trick and trap their way through an opulent procedurally-generated city. Making it to each trap-infested level’s exit before the sands of time run out. Participating in Daily Challenges and testing their mettle against other players on the Steam Leaderboard.

The initial Early Access version already has a core experience in place. So now that the games launches, players can dive into a 12 level campaign with hours of replayability. While revealing new enemies in each level, discovering gear and relics. Encountering fresh traps and evolving their tactics.

Uppercut Games are in Early Access to help balance and tune the gameplay systems. Steadily adding more content as they approach Final Release.

So if you’re interested in braving City of Brass via Wine or PlayOnLinux. Dive in now and get the game on Steam. Hopefully with enough support and community interest, we will have a Linux and Ubuntu build.

INSIDIA free-to-play turn-based strategy (Linux)

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Since Bad Seed released their post-apocalyptic turn-based gameINSIDIA. Which is now available on Steam Early Access for Mac and Windows.

So the games actually in development using Unity 3D. Therefore a Linux and Ubuntu release should be in order, right?
Well I created a post in the Steam Discussions to vote for native support. We have reached out to Bad Seed, yet there is no reply just yet. Hence the Steam post.

So INSIDIA is a free-to-play online strategy title. Which combines tactical planning and cunning deception. Facing off in 1v1 turn-based combat. While trying to dominate and counter their opponent’s moves within the games map.

We are delighted to launch the Open Beta of INSIDIA”, said Gianpaolo Greco, Producer of Bad Seed. “Now all competitive turn-based strategy fans can join the post-apocalyptic mayhem. And refine their strategies while the game is still in development”.

Insidia Gameplay Trailer

Each INSIDIA player fights to secure critical objects. All in order to destroy the enemy’s defenses and gain outright victory. So choose from a colorful roster of wild characters. Including fierce punks, mutated wizards and steampunk knights. Which forms the core of a player’s fully customizable hand-picked team of champions. Since each have their own unique set of abilities and skills.

Champions are setup into three different abilities, Passive, Active and Ultimate. Passive abilities allow player characters to act automatically to events and scenarios. Active abilities allow the champion to use their signature ability every time a champion is in use. Ultimate abilities require an energy cost per use. Since energy is a resource in INSIDIA that is passively generated each turn.

Dominating the map with carefully thought out moves and utilizing a champion with the right abilities are essential to become victorious. Once a base is vulnerable, a champion can sabotage it to achieve victory. INSIDIA will ultimately provide players with 12 different champions to choose from along with 36 different skins and now offers the initial 6 champions for its Open Beta launch with new characters unlocking every month.

Developer Bad Seed is setting its sights on eSports later in the year. So INSIDIA will be the first indie game to come to FACEIT’s eSports platform after full release.

INSIDIA is available free-to-play on Steam Early Access for Mac and Windows. Yet hopefully we will see native Linux and Ubuntu support.

Shaolin vs Wutang might get a Linux port?

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Shaolin vs Wutang is a love letter to classic 70’s and 80’s Kung Fu cinema. So if you have ever watched any classic Bruce Lee movies other kung fu classics, you will know. Since the games currently in Early Access for Windows and it’s been well over a year. Yet the Early Access period was supposed to be 8 months, that’s not the case.
Yet development is going well, with developer Jae Lee showing Linux interest. Asking those interested in a native port to post your PC specifications:

For those of those who want a Linux port can you guys post your specs. Also there seems to be driver issues in general when it comes to Steam Unity and Linux is that something you guys are comfortable and familiar with?

Also, this indie passion project is the creation of one person. Since he has tremendous passion for, and knowledge of Kung Fu films. This shows in the games review ratings, as a Very Positive on Steam. This could be due to the developer not trying to coin big budget kung fu fighting games. But rather “I hope to provide players with a satisfying gaming experience. Blended with nostalgia and reminiscence of the great Kung Fu films.”

Shaolin vs Wutang Early Access trailer:

So with the help of the community, Jae Lee intends to create the ultimate Kung fu game. Or what such games should be.

Shaolin vs Wutang Features:

  • Hand to hand and weapon combat
  • Dynamic blocking animations
  • Licensed Kung fu soundtrack featuring music from classic films
  • 23 Inspired Characters
  • 23 Stages
  • Unique moves and combos for every fighter
  • Single Player & Local Co-op

So if players are eager to play Shaolin vs Wutang now. The games available now on Early Access through Steam for Windows. Yet that Linux build could be coming soon.

Molecats puzzle adventure will come to Linux

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Molecats is a challenging indirect-control puzzle adventure …with traps! Since the games currently available on Early Access for Windows. Linux with Ubuntu support will also be in the mix soon.

Yes we have Linux build and we will add before release, in Early Access.

So there is no specified release date for native support. Yet the developers are working to release in “around 2-3 months, with a planned release Fall/Winter 2017.” So Linux and Ubuntu support is not too far off.

The games goal is to lead Molecats through the game levels. Which are is divided into TILES. So players will have to take control by giving them some simple commands. Since this also includes special Powers and manipulating TILES. All to collect mushrooms, discover secrets and find the exit.

Molecats are sort of cat-mole hybrids. They are simpletons who like mushrooms, marching and go on adventures! They usually dig into nearby caves to gather delicious ‘shrooms and shiny relics, but mostly get lost along the way.

Molecats Features:

  • Indirect control based on manipulating with level tiles. Rotate tiles to make different paths; apply special powers to tiles to make Molecats run, stop, or walk in opposite direction.
  • Simple but challenging. Pretty simple game mechanics at it’s base, but with a little twists for a challenging pathfinding puzzles.
  • Peace! Traps and monsters, that do not kill, but rather make walkthrough much more complicated.
  • “Nonfailure” gameplay style. You can’t actually fail a level, but you will become more puzzled, if you are making mistakes.
  • Lots of secrets! Secondary goals in each level, trophies, mysterious unlocks, special relic collections to gather, hidden locations and secret levels with unique game mechanics.

So the puzzle adventure of Molecats is now available on Steam Early Access. Yet the release only supports Windows, with Linux and Ubuntu to follow shortly.