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Focus Home Interactive Publisher weekend Sale

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o celebrate the Focus Home Interactive Publisher Weekend, Focus Home Interactive has partnered once again with Steam to offer special promotions on the entirety of its game catalog. For 5 days, until the 11th of September, Steam users will discover over 50 original Focus Home titles. All available with exceptional discounts for just a few days. Which does include some Linux and Ubuntu games. As well as a heap of Windows and Mac in the mix.

On the menu this year, recent releases include action-RPG The Surge. Which enthralled hardcore players with its original, fast-paced and visceral combat system. With even more content to come later this year. We also find stealth game Styx: Shards of Darkness, which saw the return of our sneaky goblin Styx this year. Yet now receiving a warm welcome from players and press alike.

Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 fans will also find a wealth of games to dive into. Since the recent release of the Legendary Edition of Blood Bowl 2 and the spectacular space battles of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. There’s also the tactical, bloody combat of Mordheim: City of the Damned and the frantic first-person shooting of Space Hulk: Deathwing, which is building up to the release of its Enhanced Edition later this year with regular, free content updates for all owners of the game.

At the heart of a rich and varied catalog, players can also benefit from exceptional discounts on must-have titles including the Farming Simulator phenomenon, the role-playing games from Spiders studio, the strategy franchise Wargame (Linux, Mac, Windows), and some true gems of the indie scene with Seasons After FallSpace Run (Linux, Mac, Windows), Shiness (Windows, but supposed to be coming to Linux), and many more.

The catalog of Focus will soon be busy with upcoming release of anticipated action-RPG Vampyr. And Spintires: Mudrunner, the ultimate version of the Off-Road simulation reference Spintires. Which already has over a million players. Both of these titles are available right now for pre-order with their respective offers.

Not all games are created equally:

So there are some great games in the publisher weekend sale. Yet only a couple have Linux and Ubuntu ports. That being said, Wine/PlayOnLinux is a healthy choice. Quite often allowing games to run better via Linux then on Windows. So choose wisely, hence WineDB.

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom release date and characters

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Since the latest gaming news, #Enigami’s upcoming Action-RPG Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom arrives April 18th. Since the #game will be #available on PC, there will be no Linux support at launch. However, in good spirit we are supporting the developers. So we are revealing the Characters Trailer. The developers introduce news of the upcoming yet eclectic band of fighters. Who you can control of as you explore, quest, and battle across the magical world of Mahera.

Watch the Characters Trailer on YouTube:

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom characters and story were first birthed over 20 years ago. Hence the early pen strokes of a young Samir Rebib, co-founder of Enigami. Now, after a successful Kickstarter campaign and with the help of publisher Focus Home Interactive. The young team is close to releasing their first game. Featuring five playable characters with distinct playstyles and personalities for unique gaming:

  • Chado – This daring young Waki dreams of traveling far beyond his home town of Kimpao―and this desire quickly gets him in big trouble!
  • Poky – A faithful friend to Chado, Poky has an incredible talent for engineering that makes up for his lack of courage.
  • Rosalya – Shy but loyal to the party, Rosalya has a powerful affinity with fire and is on the search for a mysterious truth.
  • Askel – A formidable young mercenary, the enigmatic Askel already has a far-reaching reputation in Mahera.
  • Kayenne – A strong, natural born leader, Kayenne remains calm in even the most difficult situations.

Control your party members directly in hyper-dynamic combat. Since each character has powerful magical abilities and their own devastating Hyper Combos. Though battles are 1v1 in classic fighting game tradition. Party members can cast spells from the sidelines. While also being swapped out through the tag team system.

Outside battle, the open, puzzle-filled environments give party members plenty of opportunities to shine. From Kayenne’s telekinetic talents to Rosalya’s use of fire to reveal hidden entrances, use potent abilities to overcome any obstacle that stands in your way.

Linux release according to the Kickstarter:

“PC includes Mac and Linux but not at day one. We don’t have any release date yet.”

So as it stands right now, we still don’t have any official news. The closest thing developer Enigami is willing to issue are comments via Kickstarter updates. Which is about as good as it gets. So there is no specific Linux release date yet.
So I believe Enigami are releasing the Windows build first. Keeping up with bug fixes and such, then following up with the Linux and Mac builds. Since this is an Unreal Engine 4 game.

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom is an Action-RPG developed by French independent studio Enigami. Hence this gaming adventure will take players on a journey throughout the universe. Once that is on the verge of collapsing, following the fragmentation of planet Mahera. So you can play as Chado and his companions. Travelling through the celestial islands on their flying ship.
After a crash-landing on one of the most hostile of the celestial islands. Finding yourself in the middle of a conflict involving multiple kingdoms. However, this explosive situation might find a peaceful outcome. Using Chado’s newfound unique ability to perceive and communicate with the Shiness. Hence this mysterious spirit embued with magic.

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom release date is on April 18, 2017Pre-orders for PC are open on Steam. Hence including the Official Shiness Manga, the Original Soundtrack, with a 15% discount. 

Galaxy of Pen and Paper RPG announced from Behold Studios

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#BeholdStudios, the creators of Knights of Pen and Paper and Chroma Squad. So now the studio #announced an all #newgame, Galaxy of Pen and Paper. While the game will release in – and take place in – the future. Still built completely from scratch using handmade pixels and original artisanal code. Galaxy of Pen and Paper is a role-playing game (RPG) inspired by classic tabletop games. Hence this will include all of the character customization, die-rolling, and bickering with the GM that players love. Galaxy of Pen & Paper, which is both developed and published by Behold Studios. So the game will release in 2017 for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Galaxy of Pen and Paper teaser trailer:

In Galaxy of Pen and Paper, players will assemble a customized party of sci-fi characters. While then controlling them alongside the in-game Game Master on a quest for adventure, loot, and plenty of laughs. This all-new game will include spaceship battles, a new combat system, planetary exploration, stories with multiple decisions, and more new features than can fit in the known universe. Galaxy of Pen & Paper is developed and published by Behold Studios, the original creators of the critically acclaimed Knights of Pen & Paper.

  • TURN-BASED COMBAT SYSTEM
    Assemble the party of your choice, picking your players, races and classes! Unlock new content with the blood, sweat, and luck of your party’s ingenuity and dice rolls!
  • CUSTOMIZATION
    Will your party include a Slayer Simian Savage or a Thinker Green Medtech? Customize everything from your battle encounters to your Game Master’s table!
  • EXPLORE THE GALAXY OF QUESTS AND LOOT
    Gather your adventurers and travel trough a galaxy of pen and paper, and discover the newest threat as they leave Earth. All the fun of a pen and paper RPG with none of the lost dice!
  • COMPLETELY NEW GAME
    Prepare to be amazed with so much new things! Spaceship battles, stories with multiple decisions, sci-fi classes and races, side-way battles, planet navigation and exploration, and of course, traveling through space and time!

For more information about Galaxy of Pen and Paper, visit the official webiste.

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Focus Publisher Weekend launches this weekend on Steam

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Like the previous years upon return from the #summerholidays, French publisher Focus Home Interactive partners with digital distribution giant Steam to propose #specialoffers on its line-up during the Focus Publisher Weekend. From September 8 to 12, the huge community of players on Steam (over 125 million accounts in 2015) will be pleased to discover their favourite online store harbouring Focus’ colors, with over 50 original titles available for a few days at exceptional prices.

The Linux titles that are available or going-to-be released, have been highlighted here.

Focus Publisher Weekend include new titles such as the indie gem Seasons after Fall, which has released last week on Steam and already charmed players (95% positive ratings) thanks to its artistic direction, its gameplay and spellbinding soundtrack, are featured. Both released a few months ago, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, the space RTS in the universe of Warhammer 40,000, and The Technomancer, the RPG lauded by fans of the genre, are also included in these offers.

Eagerly awaited by players, the Warhammer 40,000 tactical FPS Space Hulk: Deathwing, as well as the indie RPG Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, and Farming Simulator 17, are also now available for pre-order with a special discount and exclusive bonuses.

Classics such as Blood Bowl 2, Mordheim: City of the Damned, the Wargame franchise, Act of Aggression, Styx: Master of Shadows, Contrast and many others, complete a Focus catalogue that has the ambition to keep offering original titles of quality.

Finally, Focus Publisher Weekend lets players benefit from an exceptional offer with the Focus Selection Pack. A hand-picked selection of titles where recent releases such as indie games Seasons after Fall and Space Run: Galaxy join emblematic games from the line-up: Blood Bowl, Mordheim, Wargame, Styx, Farming Simulator, Cities XXL, among others. This fine selection, available until September 12 at a huge discount, includes 20 games that will transport you into varied and original universes!

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Seasons After Fall launches today on Steam with a discount

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Seasons After Fall releases today on Steam with a 15% launch discount. This #handdrawn #puzzle #adventure game lets you dive into a captivating universe, exploring a land governed by magic and nature. As a wild fox, you are sent on a perilous journey aided only by your ability to change the seasons at will, manipulating the gorgeous world and backed by an enchanting live string quartet.

Seasons After Fall is a 2D platform-puzzler game that will let you dive into a captivating universe and explore a land governed by magic and nature. As a wild fox you are sent on a perilous journey aided only by your ability to change the seasons at will, manipulating a gorgeous 2D world backed by an enchanting live string quartet.

Discover the Seasons After Fall Launch Trailer and see how Winter can freeze waterfalls, the rain from Spring raises water levels, and how Summer causes some plants to grow and extend. The power of nature is in your paws as you make your journey across this mysterious world full of strange flora and fauna.

Each of the seasons have a drastic change on the environment: it is up to you to change the world and open new paths. The world of Seasons After Fall is overflowing with secrets – can you uncover the truth?

The power of nature is in your paws as you make your journey across this mysterious world full of strange flora and fauna. Each of the seasons have a drastic change on the environment: it is up to you to change the world and open new paths. Winter can freeze waterfalls, and the rain from Spring can raise water levels, while Summer can cause some plants to grow and extend. The world of Seasons After Fall is overflowing with secrets, can you uncover the truth?

Seasons After Fall releases today on Steam with a 15% discount, Linux and Mac builds to follow.

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