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Pawarumi play the last level now on Steam

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PAWARUMI is available now on Steam Early Access for Linux and Windows. So if you do not follow Shoot’em Up’s, pay attention. The games a modern take on the genre. While having just released the last level. So make note, PAWARUMI is a pure shoot’em up experience, not a Bullet Hell. Which means more skillset in the gameplay.

So this shoot’em up also delivers a challenge fair to all of the games players. Largely tanks to a flexible game mechanic and several difficulty modes. Finally opening a genre that was only part of a niche.

Pawarumi getting the last level next week

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Last week the Pawarumi update brought Linux and Ubuntu support. Now we are getting the last level. Since the recent update includes a lot of tweaks. Things asked for by the community via Steam Early Access.

ATOM RPG releases on Early Access for Linux

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ATOM RPG is a classic role-playing game that releases now on Steam for Linux. Also, the games available on Steam for Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows. But do keep in mind, the release is on Early Access. The adventure game mechanics are a respectful nod towards the games. As well as the books and movies which inspired for this releases actual creation. While AtomTeam has enough originality to keep the players interested in exploring our world. Personally I have been looking forward this release for some time.

Pawarumi shoot em up releasing soon on Linux

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Pawarumi is a modern take on the genre of shoot’em up’s. The games available on Early Access for Windows only as of October 23, 2017. Yet according to a recent Twitter post, releasing on Linux.

Slay the Spire card game on Early Access (Linux)

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Developer Mega Crit Games is doing something unique on Steam Early Access in 2017. Since they are pairing card games and roguelikes together for Slay the Spire. Also working to create the best single player deckbuilder for Linux, Mac and Windows.
Players just have to craft their unique deck and engage bizarre creatures. Of course discovering relics of immense power to Slay the Spire.

Embers of War tower defense coming to Linux

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Embers of War is different from other top-down isometric, tower defense. The games available now on Steam for Windows as of October 31, 2017. So the object, defend your towers using RPG characters. While letting players swap between Hero action and tower defense. You’ll invest time and resources into your tower’s development. While also making them more destructive. And using your Hero’s abilities to give you a tactical advantage.

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:

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.

City of Brass roguelite action “considering” Linux

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Uppercut Games recently announced that the Windows version of City of Brass. Since the games release is do to hit Steam’s Early Access on September 18th 2017. Yet that leaves some question about a Linux build. Considering the games development uses Unreal Engine 4.

Linux support?

City of Brass is developed with Unreal Engine 4. No plans for a Linux port at this stage, but we are considering it.

Since this is not the best news, it’s time to share some hype. So we have issued a Discussion post on Steam. Therefore everyone can show some Tux love and hopefully see a Linux port.

So gameplay has players taking on the role of a daring thief. Since this a punishing, first-person rogue-lite, set in a procedurally generated. Sort of an Arabian Nights-themed metropolis. Armed with a blade and a whip that can grab, trip, disarm, stun or shatter. Players can also swing, players lash and slash. While tricking and traping their way through all manner of fiendish foes. Making it to each level’s exit before the sands of time run out.
Collect treasure and loot chests for weapon and armor upgrades. Or powerful relics on the way. But the city itself also has teeth. So players have to leap across pits, slide under sawblades. Avoiding spear, arrow or blade traps. Even evade or employ sprung paving slabs. Skirting around poison gas devices. All the while manipulating these dangers to their advantage against enemies.

About the Early Access version of City of Brass:

  • The initial Early Access version already has a core experience in place: a 12 level campaign with hours of replayability, in which players can reveal new enemies in each level, unlock new gear and relics, encounter new traps, develop evolving tactics and meet new genies, with solid, fun gameplay featuring combinative whip, trick and trap combat mechanics.
  • City of Brass will benefit from lots of iterative testing, tuning and feedback. Making it the best game it can be. So it’s coming into Early Access to balance the gameplay finely.  With feedback from a group of self-selecting people who like the concept.
  • Content and features already planned will take 4-6 months to add in, but given new ideas will be introduced, the overall period in Early Access is expected to be around 6-12 months.
  • There will be more enemy types, bosses, districts, secret areas, equipment (gear and relics), genies and traps in the Final Release, and the play overall will be more tightly balanced thanks to the period in Early Access. The final battle (which will be different based on decisions players make and strategies they employ) and the mysterious prize at the center of the city, will be withheld until the Final Release.
  • The Daily Challenge will be implemented in the Early Access version – players will be able to compete with friends on the Steam Leaderboard before it resets daily.
  • City of Brass will launch at a discounted price which will be increased before or once the game leaves Early Access, based on the quantity of additional content that’s added.

City of Brass will release for Windows on September 18th 2017 via Steam Early Access. Yet it’s time to upvote Linux and hopefully we will see a native port.

JCB Pioneer: Mars on Early Access – August 31

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Independent studio, Atomicom and publisher GamesCo, release details about JCB Pioneer: Mars. Hence the survival sandbox games launch on Steam Early Access, August 31st for Windows. While Linux support is yet to be formally confirmed. Since there is Steam listing available yet. So accompanying this announcement, the team is sharing a short video feature. Highlighting “Tools Of Survival”. While outlining the technology the player must rely on to successfully survive. And colonise the harsh Mars environment.
The video focuses on the beautiful, speculative space suits. Designed by Jim Bowers, co-creator of the illustrious Wipeout series, and the ultra-rugged. While also futuristic JCB vehicles, custom-designed by engineers at JCB. So players can master the alien landscape and ensure humanity’s future lies beyond planet Earth.

JCB Pioneer: Mars Steam Early Access Teaser Trailer:

So from the games video alone, the gameplay is very similar to Astroneer. Another Unreal Engine 4 game currently on Early Access. Yet that games experience relies on resource management and survival. While JCB Pioneer: Mars is more geared towards heavy equipment.

“We’re thrilled to announce the Early Access release date of JCB Pioneer: Mars. This is the first step players take on their journey to colonise the red planet,” says Andy Santos, Design Director of Atomicom. “With the Tools Of Survival video. Players have a taste of the custom-designed technology and how it is crucial to their survival.”

“We are hugely excited by the announcement of JCB Pioneer: Mars’ Early Access release date,” said JCB Worldwide Marketing Director, Michael Plummer. “Members of our design team have relished the opportunity to create these futuristic space vehicles. We’re delighted that players will be able to use JCB machinery on the planet Mars before using them on earth.”

What’s in the Gameplay

JCB Pioneer: Mars begins as the player awakens from a crash. Surrounded by the wreckage of their Lander vehicle. Amidst falling debris and hurtling winds. Survival is the first goal – locate oxygen and establish an outpost. Then the player slowly begins to establish him or herself on Mars. Learning to combat the planets fierce and hostile weather patterns. Beginning a larger operation of colonisation. Life-support infrastructure is crucial but so is mining natural resources. All part of a broader mission to save an ailing Earth.

So JCB Pioneer: Mars will launch on Early Access on August 31st for Windows. We are still waiting on further Linux confirmation, time frame or Steam Page.

Learn more about the game or check out the official website. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.

Robocraft to launch next week via Steam (Linux)

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Freejam is eager to announce new for the free-to-play robot building and battling game. Since Robocraft is set to exit Steam Early Access and officially launch as a full release on Thursday, 24th August. And of course the games playable now on Linux, Mac and Windows.

So to mark the launch, Freejam will reward every player in Robocraft’s 12 million strong community. Which will include in-game crates bursting with new items. While including a selection of 4 exclusive Pilot Seat cosmetics. All set on the players account creation time.  There’s also time for new users to be eligible to get some of these rewards. All you need to do is create an account and play Robocraft before launch day.

Robocraft beta Launch Trailer:

“Robocraft  attraction and the cult following as soon as it appeared on Steam, wow! And the games changed a lot over the years,” reminisced Freejam CEO and Game Director, Mark Simmons. “Our fans have been consistently patient and supportive throughout Robocraft’s continued evolution. We wholeheartedly thank them for their passion and support as we officially launch our first game as a studio.”

The rewards will launch as part of the ‘1.0’ update. Which also features new animated cosmetics, more usability improvements to the Community Robot Factory. Since that is the hub where players can upload their own robot designs. Or sell them to others for in-game currency. Including the new Rail Impaler weapon and a myriad of other improvements.

Now since, I played Robocraft in the early stages of Early Access. Since then I have not really put much time into the game. Now after 3 years in Steam’s Early Access programRobocraft is finally set to be released as a full 1.0 product on Linux, Mac and Windows. Freejam cordially invites everyone to begin their robot building career by visiting Steam or robocraftgame.com.