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>observer_ gets new video for the Hidden Horror

>observer_ gets new video for the hidden horror linux mac windows gaming

Since Bloober Team are no strangers to zeroing in on fear-inducing. While taking everything they learned from #gaming in the horror hit, Layers of Fear for Linux, Mac and #Windows. So the Polish indie crew refined their technique for cyberpunk release, #>observer_. Since the developers have broken down their terrifying process in a gameplay video. This is a full in-depth commentary, located below:

“If you played our first game, Layers of Fear. You know that we make a different kind of horror. Something a bit more cerebral, emotional, and psychological. We like to call it ‘hidden horror’. We think of hidden horror as a subgenre. There are a million different types of action games out there. But you don’t see that kind of diversity in horror games. Most horror games are a design completely around survival.”

Catharsis is the goal of Bloober Team. While allowing you to release of your own fears by experiencing them second hand. Check out the video for a full breakdown of their process. And what you can expect from >observer_, launching later this year on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows.

>observer_ introduces players to a frightening concept. How would it feel if your fears could be a weapon against you? Det. Daniel Lazarski is an “Observer”? So part of a corporate-funded, specialized police unit with full legal clearance. Due to tapping directly into a target’s mind via neural implant. Since a cryptic message from your estranged son sets you on a journey. So you’ll be exploring the drug-ridden Class C slums of Krakow, Poland. While hacking into the minds of criminals and victims alike to uncover the truth. Hence the mysterious communique, forced into a surreal landscape of the resident’s darkest fears.

>observer_ holds the same fantastic pacing of Layers Of Fear. So using modern themes to illustrate a society where hacking people’s nightmares is a reality. While gaming questions the moral implications of using people’s most guarded memories as weapons. Delve into people’s most disturbing internal struggles to find the answers you seek. Due to solving clues to help rid the city of its seedy underbelly in a futuristic. A Blade Runner-esque narrative.

>observer_ Features:

  • Hack into the twisted minds of criminals and their victims. Traverse a surreal landscape, uncovering meaning behind imagery
  • Unique cyberpunk setting. Since players find themselves in 2084 AD, Krakow, Poland
  • Genre-defining “hidden horror” gameplay in an unsettling and dark atmosphere. Placing an emphasis on deeper primal terror over jump scares

Since >observer_ is coming to Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows. Well no specific release date has been set, summer 2017.

Follow Bloober Team on Twitter, Facebook and of course YouTube.

Ash of Gods successfully funded on Kickstarter

ash of gods successfully funded on kickstarter coming to linux mac windows games

Indie developer AurumDust released Ash of Gods: Redemption via Kickstarter in May. So now their  turn-based role-playing strategy game is successfully hit their goal on Kickstarter. Since the #games release will be coming to Linux, Mac and #Windows. So we are keen to share the news.

#AshofGods is a mix between a roguelike role-playing visual novel. While also an online turn-based strategy game. Taking heavily inspiration from The Banner Saga series. As well as Japanese visual novel games and the spirit of The Darkest Dungeon. Which is expected to deliver a unique game to Linux, Mac and Windows later this year.

Ash of Gods Features:

  • An emphasis on roguelike storytelling.​ The dialogue choices you make, journey paths you take and battles you fight. Since each truly affect the story and the world around you. The team’s resources and time are limited—you must choose who should live. And who must die in order to continue along your path. If you rush forward mindlessly, you will gradually lose your characters. Including the major ones. But even the death of the party’s leader will not lead to “game over”!
  • PVP and PVE multiplayer modes.​ While living through the story and top the global ratings. With your characters in the multiplayer mode. Unlock new characters and cards. So upgrade them to build your own unique strategy and tactics. While creating your own clans. Join forces with friends and participate in battles together.
  • Smart AI that constantly learns exactly how to defeat you.​ Since the AI automatically adapts to your style of playing. You’ll never be able to invent “imba” tactics or find that “invincible” team build.
  • Live music. ​The music of this project is the result of collaboration. Hence these wonderful game composers: Adam Skorupa, Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz. And even Michał Cielecki (who wrote the music for such projects as Bullet Storm, Painkiller, The Witcher, EVE Online, Call of Juarez and Shadow Warrior​ ).

Graphics and Story:

  • Scrupulously hand-drawn graphics​. The visual style of Ash of Gods has been inspired by the work of Ralph Bakshi. Hence the old-school Disney cartoons and the Soviet animation studio “Soyuzmultfilm” of the 60’s. Character animation in combat scenes are based on live actors’ motion capture.
  • Story created by author Sergey Malitsky​, is a contemporary Russian fantasy author of Polish descent. Best known for his fantasy series Arban Saesh, The Code of Semideath. Along with Nothing Personal, Stones of Mitutu, Shelter of the Cursed and others. Sergey has been the recipient of the “Sword without a Name” and “Golden Caduceus” awards. We hope that our game will mark the beginning of the translation. And publication of his books into English.
  • A new approach to tactical strategies.​ A mix of turn-based strategy and card RPG. Where the cards determine your strategy and the characters’ classes determine your tactics on the battlefield.

So Ash of Gods: Redemption launch on Kickstarter on May, 23th. While now backed by more than 1470 people. There are still less than 2 days until the end of the games campaign. Therefore, now is the time to get your pledge in. While the Ash of Gods: Redemption release is scheduled for the end of 2017 for Linux, Mac and Windows.

Cossacks 3 now officially available for Linux

cossacks 3 ow officially available for linux mac windows games

Since #Cossacks3 has been a big deal since the release on #Windows. Hence the #games fully available now on Steam, bringing about full platform support. Since GSC Game World who are also responsible for the Stalker games. Now bring the remake of this classic game from 2000 back to life again.
Since it contains all of the elements that distinguish the successful Cossacks games. While also combining contemporary 3D-graphics, providing Cossacks 3 players with infinite tactical options. Which includes constructing buildings, production of raw materials, various units and the influence of the landscape.

Now, full Linux support thanks to GSC Game World:

We congratulate all Linux owners – a miracle has come to pass!
From today Cossacks 3 is officially available for two platforms – Linux & Windows.

Everybody who has Linux-version of the game. Without time limitations, gets Early Bird bonus, which contains:

  • Additional mini campaign for single player.
  • 2 unique mercenary units that you can be hire from the every nation’s Diplomatic Centre.
  • A special Early Bird Badge visible in multiplayer shell.

We are deeply sorry for delays on its release. As we hadn`t foreseen all the difficulties which occur during the porting process on other OS. But we sincerely hope you will get enjoy playing our game and this will reward your patience.

As version was tested only in closed beta. We call it Beta-version at this moment. we want to make it final and comfortable with help of our community.
What will a fix in nearest time. Resolution change parameter, Steam Workshop and achievement. If you found any bugs, please, send us info on [email protected]. Or to our’s official social pages private messages.

So this includes sixteen nations, 80 different unit types, 100 research opportunities. While over 180 different historical buildings are available to the player. So players can also build an armada and attack enemies at sea. Cossacks 3 offers five historic single player-campaigns. And up to eight players can fight each other in multiplayer-mode on one map. The player can forge alliances with or against others. As well as challenge the computer. Randomly generated maps provide endless variations and can be adapted to the gamer’s needs.

While Cossacks 3 is available for Linux and Windows on Steam and Humble Store. GOG still only supports Windows.

Vidar puzzle adventure RPG release for Linux

vidar puzzle adventure rpg release for linux gaming 2017

Since it happens every now again, we miss something. Hence the release of #Vidar for Linux, Mac and Windows PC’s. While it’s been almost a week since the 2017 debut in #gaming. Yet here we are releasing news now, I know.

Since every villager has heavily interdependent relationships with the others. So when one person dies, everyone else’s stories changes. Therefore if the blacksmith loses her apprentice, she’ll give you different quests. And if the blacksmith loses her supplier, still different. Then she predeceases both, then those two will respond accordingly, etc. Because the order of deaths is random. The story and quests you receive will be different every time you are gaming.

Therefore to stop the killings you’ll need to enter a puzzle dungeon. So while using tools and your environment to help navigate to the center of the cave before everyone is dead in town. These puzzles are also randomly chosen from a bank of hundreds. So that when you come back to see a new story unfold, you’ll also face a new challenge.

Vidar Features:

  • Explore themes of grief, community, nostalgia, loss
  • Quests, rewards, and story determined by who lives and who dies
  • Town events reflect the state of Vidar, as jobs go untended
  • Four unique puzzle biomes, each with new takes on classic mechanics

So Vidar is available now in gaming on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Since the release is available on Steam and Humble Store. Steam has a 25% discount for a few more hours at $7.49 USD. Which definitely one of the more interesting releases for 2017. Check it out.

Sundered teases the final boss at E3 (Linux)

sundered teases the final boss at e3 linux mac windows pc gaming 2017

Since the dispatch from the bustling Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) #2017. Developer Thunder Lotus #Games have unveiled a new video teaser. While this features gaming images of the climactic #finalboss fight from Sundered. Since this the big anticipated action-horror game for Linux, Mac and Windows.
So recently revealed by the project’s co-marketing partner Sony. Therefore the new Sundered teaser’s sombre imagery offers a striking contrast. Since the lush, verdant tones of the game’s introductory scenes. Which recently seen in our closed beta gameplay.

Sundered – Nyarlathotep Boss Reveal video here:

While opening to an sinister voice-over welcoming Sundered’s heroine, Eshe. The climactic battle, the teaser offers the first glimpses of the game’s fourth and final boss. Which is named Nyarlathotep, emerging ominously from a portal. So it should be noted that Sundered features multiple endings.
Therefore the player’s decisions to resist or embrace the corrupting influence of ancient eldritch powers. So while you venture throughout the game, this will be a crucial impact on this final battle.

“We’re truly excited to be lifting the curtain on Sundered’s climax. Even if it is only for a short tease,” said Will Dubé, Creative Director and President of Thunder Lotus Games. “Here, we’re putting the stark contrasts at the thematic core of Sundered on full display. With the game into the home stretch of production. Our release is just around the corner in July. It’s tremendously satisfying to see it all coming together so beautifully now.”

So for those of you who do knot know. Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity. All  created in a hand-drawn epic from the creators of Jotun. Players take on the roll of Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world. Since she is trapped in ever-changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Therefore you can harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses. All at the cost of your humanity. Resist or Embrace.

Sundered coming to Linux, Mac, Windows, and PlayStation 4 gaming this July 2017. Which will be available on Steam, GOG and Humble Store.