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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

kona first person survival officially launches on linux gaming news

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.

Kieru unique first person multiplayer could see a Linux release

kieru unique first person multiplayer could see a linux release

While in a classic first person deathmatch style, Kieru pits two #teams of Ninjas against each other. Since gameplay design focuses around the Japanese-inspired high contrast black and white #arenas, presenting a simple yet challenging experience. Plus we could see a Linux #release. First, check out the trailer below.

Kieru Official Greenlight Trailer:

Since Kieru is currently under development in Unreal Engine 4, this means a greater degree of flexibility. Plus the environment is a dynamic but straight forward black and white. While making for fast paced yet rather challenging gameplay.

“Hey Todd,

Would love to do Linux port, our dedicated servers are running on linux distros so its definitely feasible.

I wouldn’t lock it in as we are a small team but I am definitely interested in doing a linux build!”

Features

  • Great aesthetics, pure gameplay: The monochrome world strips the stealth kill genre to its essence, whilst providing a clean, clear, graphical distinction between sitting ducks and lurking assassins.
  • Rewards tactical excellence: Classic ninja tactics of subtlety and subterfuge are required for success. The killing blow should come from nowhere.
  • Multiplayer mayhem: Different multiplayer map modes create a variety of team play challenges where only true ninjas will emerge victorious.

Kieru PAX Footage

So Pine Fire Studios take inspiration for the game in a mix of Samurai Jack and Quentin Tarantino’s films. Therfore the gameplay continues to developer into what we now see as Kieru. A Japanese hiragana word meaning to vanish, go out, or to extinguish.

Since Kieru is already Greenlit, the studio does not have a scheduled release date. Developer Pine Fire Studios outlines, “Official release date isn’t confirmed yet but we hope late this year!”. Stay tuned.

The Crow’s Eye first-person adventure release date announced

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Since the #game is set in a backdrop of a #psychological terror. Hence The Crow’s Eye is a first-person #adventure in which you control a young man trapped in the abandoned Crowswood University. A once a reputed medical college. So the complex story narration is going through documents, recordings and radio. While telling the experiences of policemen and professors who, twenty years ago, were trying to resolve a series of mysterious disappearances. So in order to escape, the player will have to investigate his relation to obscure facts. And decipher the enigmas that his stay there implies. Along the way he will find more than one reason to remain at Crowswood.

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.”

While this may seem a bit sketchy, the IndieDB page shows Linux as a supported platform for the Unity3D game.

Story

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

While urged by concerned citizens living in the nearby areas. Several police units are enlisted to resolve the case. Since there are no breaks in the case, days go by, and more people go missing–not only students. Hence 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 been brought 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 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.

The Crow’s Eye will make a first-person adventure debuts via Steam on March 20th for Windows PC, Linux to follow.

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