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White Noise 2 full release now available on Steam

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Some of the bigger gaming news this week. White Noise 2, the Early Access sequel to the successful White Noise Online has a full #release on Steam. Hence the Unity based game is #available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Where gameplay takes the player in the roll of an investigation team. Or even the roll of the creature, devouring prey. White Noise 2 offers up some impressive 4v1 horror gaming. Trust me, the gameplay will get your attention and keep your focus. Which is why we are keen to release the news.

Hence all the helpful community support and game mechanic changes for developer Milkstone Studios. Since it’s only been 6 months since the Early Access release. There are some great improves to the game. And naturally Milkstone Studios are keen to thank their backers for the support and feedback. Hence all the information offered throughout the process to shape the game. So Milkstone Studios are offering all backers a free copy of Pharaonic. Which should be automatically added to the Steam library of those who bought the game. Which also includes the Supporters Pack DLC for Free.

“Rest assured, the release is not the end but just the beginning! We’ve got plenty of content planned that will be available soon, and plan to keep improving the game as long as there’s a community playing it, so please pass by the Steam Forums, the Official subreddit, or the Official Discord group and leave your comments.”

Also with the full release. A new update launches featuring more changes:

New White Noise 2 features:

  • Added Supporters Pack DLC with 2 new items: The Fungus and the Metallic Flashlight
  • Enabled Steam Trading Card drops
  • Added a Tutorial Videos section, with links to Youtube videos with Investigator/Creature tips.

Gameplay changes:

  • Changed the unlock order of some flashlights
  • Creatures: Reduced overall light resistance (less time to catch investigators once flashed)
  • Creature: Standard teleport distance has been increased a bit, and it’s less random (before it was 80-120% of a base value).
  • Investigators: Increased overall bravery (more time before losing control)
  • Investigators: Increased overall flashlight battery.
  • Improved some 1st person hand animations

So White Noise 2 is some impressive 4v1 gaming. The full release is available on Steam and Humble Store for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Roots of Insanity first person horror launches on Steam

roots of insanity first person horror launches on steam in linux gaming news

The latest news in gaming. The #horror #game Roots of Insanity from Crania Games launches on #Steam. Which seems to be one of those titles that keep asking for more. Since the story pulls you in. Hence the fluid gameplay and a hospital full of mysteries. Roots of Insanity invites you to an impressive experience built on Unreal Engine 4.

Check out the launch trailer:

Story

So players take on the role of Riley McClein. Hence this epileptic doctor soon finds his usual night shift twisted into something more dire. A scream in the night pulls you from your office. Only to find the hospital and yourself in a state of chaos and unreality. So gaming is about your helping Dr. McClein uncover the sources of the horrors in the hospital. Since rescuing your patients is not unexpected news. Deal with his epileptic attacks and perhaps you’ll survive this mind-bending night. Can you hold onto reality in Roots of Insanity?

Linux support?

So yes there will be Linux support soon. There anyone interested in some good first person horror gaming can wait. Since Crania, “we want to release our game’s macos and linux version one or two months after our game release if would be possible.”
Obviously the dev team can see how well game sales progress. While also ironing out any bugs, fixes, etc. Since this an Unreal Engine 4 title, system optimisation is not quite as easy as say Unity. Hence the one to two month native release window.

Right now, Roots of Insanity is available now on Steam for $9.99 USD. While more information is available on the official website, make sure to follow on Twitter and Facebook.

The Crow’s Eye release now on Steam, with native support to follow

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Set against a backdrop of #psychological terror, The Crow’s Eye is the latest release in gaming news. Hence the a first-person adventure developed in Unity 3D, where players control a young man #trapped in the abandoned Crowswood University. Since the institution was once a reputed #medicalcollege. This complex story is narrated through documents, recordings and radio. Which tells the experiences of both policemen and professors. Those who, twenty years ago, were involved in a series of mysterious disappearances. So in order to escape, players will have to investigate his relation to obscure facts. While also deciphering enigmas that his stay there implies. And as a result, finding more than one reason to remain at Crowswood.

Story

Year: 1947
The disappearance of four students in the prestigious Medical University of Crowswood. In turn forcing authorities to shut its doors in order to investigate the surrounding area.

Urged on by concerned citizens living in the nearby areas, several police units take in resolving the case. With no breaks in the case, days go by, and more people go missing–not only students, but policemen and professors at the institution vanish without a trace. Within days, the authorities and the director decide to shut down the university indefinitely. So the case is closed, never to be spoken of again.

Year: 1966
A young man wakes, confused, in Crowswood University, and discovers he’s now here as part of an experiment. He intends to escape from that dirty and gloomy place full of enigmas, puzzles and obstacles, which he will have to solve and overcome in order to achieve his goal. Nevertheless, his curiosity, coupled with the manipulation of a macabre scientist, will make him feel the need to discover the truth behind the disappearances and the role that he plays in this whole experiment.

The Crow’s Eye trailer:

Features

  • Explore a variety of haunting, mysterious environments in a first-person adventure of investigation and psychological terror.
  • Use your wits–and the items you find scattered through the environment–to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles that you will encounter through nine different levels.
  • Investigate an intense story narrated through recordings, documents and radio, and piece together the mystery of what happened at Crowswood and why you’re there.
  • Enjoy a haunting original soundtrack that will keep you immersed at all times.

Linux release:

“Hi Todd!

Our priority is Windows. However, we want to release the game on Mac and Linux too, but only when we know that the game runs perfectly on these platforms. We’ll do [everything] possible to have the game on Linux.”

Since The Crow’s Eye release is not immediate gaming news for Linux. A native release will follow on Steam, since the game is developed in Unity 3D.

Kona first person survival officially launches on Steam

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While everyone may or may not be a huge interest in survival games. First person #survival Kona [official site] finally launches on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. And what might catch your eye in this gaming news is the purpose to survival and #exploration #adventure set in 1970’s Canada. Since players take on the roll of a detective investigating a town that’s mysteriously deserted during a fierce blizzard. Kona first caught our attention back in 2014 after it hit Kickstarter target, then a year of early access, Linux and Mac support, now we have the full launch.

What’s new in the Kona full release?

“If you played Kona on Early Access, you probably wonder what will change starting today. During early access, approximately 30% of the game content was available. Starting today, you can finally discover the rest!

You will also be able to find and drive a snowmobile and you can expect new encounters. Among other gaming news (we wouldn’t want to spoil the whole thing now, would we).”

Story

Northern Canada, 1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive. The first instalment in a series of four games, Kona is a chilly interactive tale you won’t soon forget.

Features

  • Step into an interactive tale of mystery and investigate the perplexing quietness in the entire town
  • Explore a vast, frigid Northern environment and battle the elements to survive
  • Complete the first of four acts, each offering two to five hours of play
  • Enjoy the atmospheric soundtrack featuring music by Quebec folk band Curé Label
  • Experience the tale through the omniscient, third-person storyteller
  • Go back in time with a vintage look and feel reminiscent of 1970s rural communities

Kona launches and officially available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Strafe first-person shooter delayed until May 9th

strafe first person shooter delayed until may 9th linux gaming news

New in gaming news, the “uber-gore” first person shooter Strafe is a cross between Quake and Brutal Doom. While including a bit of System Shock 2, the Linux, Mac and Windows PC release was #scheduled in January for a March #release.

The new release date will #delay the launch for approximately 7 weeks. Since Devolver Digital outlined in January that it planned to launch Strafe on March 28. The May 9th release date will apply for the game’s Linux, Mac and Windows PC version as well as PlayStation 4. While Devolver Digital have not yet announced the price of the game.

Strafe Release Date trailer:

“Strafe requires over 150,000 meticulously placed polygons to create its bleeding edge graphics,” said Thom Glunt, game director on Strafe at Pixel Titans, in a news release. “Through an unexpected legal entanglement and a series of clerical errors, nearly 25,000 of those polygons arrived late to Pixel Titans world headquarters thus delaying the game by a few weeks.”

Strafe Features:

  • ACE MELTING SPEED! The blazing fast action will hit you like the blast wave of a 50 megaton thermonuclear warhead, liquefying your skin cells and rupturing your internal organs. Yet still leave you coming back for more.
  • PERMANENT DAMAGE AND GIBS! ÜBER-GORE® technology means enemies explode with near never-ending fountains of blood, which never fades away. Create wicked works of death art that mark your explored territory from the unventured.
  • ENDLESS CHANGING LEVELS! Randomly-generated levels are always different and violently unpredictable. Rooms, enemies, power ups, monster closets, and secrets move around every time you die and die and die and die!As a Scrapper on a impossibly dangerous mission at the edge of the galaxy, you only have one life to navigate all the nightmarish terrains of Strafe. When you die, nothing will ever be the same again.
  • STRAFE® ALSO INCLUDES:
    Four unique zones (four levels each) that demand different death-defying gameplay styles
    Gun upgrades that turn your average tool of death into an outright Holocaust machine
    30+ insane weapons and 20+ blood-thirsty enemies

For the uninitiated, Strafe is a throwback to the mid-’90s, post-Doom halcyon days. Back when the first person shooter genre really made it’s debut in gaming news. Since Devil Daggers also has that 90’s first person shooter vibe. Something that would be on the back page of those old printed websites old men used to write. Hence the praise of the bombastic video game marketing of that era.

So Pixel Titans pitched first person shooter to Kickstarter in early 2015. We can’t yet add Strafe to the Wishlist on Steam.