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Zero Reflex psychedelic fast-paced title contest open for Linux, SteamOS, Mac and Windows PC

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Zero Reflex is a psychedelic evader which #tests both your #dexterity and your #nerves in a fast-paced punishing environment that keeps pushing your limits. Circles, bullets, shurikens, rockets, saws and time — they’re all after you! Zero Reflex puts 60 challenges in front of you. You have no save points and no excuses! Be faster than a blink of the Eye!

Cross-platform MMORPG Albion Online Alpha is now live for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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#SandboxInteractive will be demoing their highly anticipated new title Albion Online a #crossplatform medieval style sandbox MMO at Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany. This free-to-play MMO for Linux, Mac, Windows PC offers players an extensive character customization system with no class restrictions, a completely player-driven economy and dynamic PvP battles.

However, this is definitely one of those MMO’s that will get you playing for hours, naturally. Starting off with basic clothing and working your way up allowing players to not only get used to the game, but to search out the lands become accustomed to some of the basic systematic expectations.

The action of the open game world revolves around claiming and defending territories. This way you can evolve your character and choose your own path, which is seriously impressive for a free-to-play MMO title. And it does not matter what platform you play on, Linux, Mac and Windows PC, you can even gear up on Android or iOS device.

While Albion Online is free-to-play, the current release is in a “Summer Alpha”, so you can play if you buy an Epic or Legendary Founder Pack HERE.

Installation of Albion Online for Linux

Just download the installer, run “chmod +x albion-online-setup”, then “./albion-online-setup” and voila:

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From here, we were taken through the install location, which can be easily changed to your own preference, followed by the actual installation.

What really caught our attention is the launcher, which immediately took us into updating to the latest build:

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From here you can also adjust your quality Settings, shadows, screen resolutions, gain access to online content links, contact technical support, and even Repair the installation.

Some of this may seem rudimentary but Sandbox Interactive have clearly done some thinking for “easy functionality”. The only process that did not take place was the desktop icon creation. However finding the executable file and the icon image is straight forward when you check out the installation folder.

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After launching Albion Online, we were holding at a steady 60 FPS, which was easily displayed in-game at the bottom right corner near the mini-map, along with our current ping. Making it easier to keep track of in-game performance without having to use an overlay.

Most Linux gamers will be able to have solid system performance, as the hardware requirements are not overly extensive. So even if your rig is a couple of years old, functionality will be quite good.

Linux System Requirements:

  • Ubuntu 10.10 64bit or higher or SteamOS (other distributions do work, but are not officially supported)
  • Intel/AMD CPU with SSE2
  • Graphics card with Shader Model 2.0 support or better
  • 2 GB RAM or more

Albion Online will be released as a free-to-play title on Linux, Mac, Windows PC, iOS and Android in Q1 2016, but is currently in Alpha. You can find more information on the official website.

Make sure to follow Albion Online on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and of course YouTube.

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LEGO Minifigures Online is now officially available for Linux, SteamOS, Mac and Windows PC

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LEGO Minifigures Online left Beta to bring a new online game for fans, #available now on Steam for #Linux, SteamOS, Mac and Windows PC.
When Funcom began work on the new hit game LEGO Minifigures Online, they knew playability across multiple architectures would be key. They wanted fast load times, snappy graphics, and it was crucial that they achieved an exceptional playing experience no matter which platform gamers logged in from. The Funcom team engaged the help of Intel Software and Services group (SSG) to gain insights for key optimizations, and the result, “Everything is awesome.”

Funcom already had plenty of experience in the #MMO arena with mainstream titles such as Anarchy Online, Age of Conan, and The Secret World. There were some bumps along the way, but Funcom is a recognized expert in online gaming and previously worked with children’s titles, including for the Danish company, LEGO, in the past.

Funcom managing director and chief technology officer, Rui Casais, was a key executive on the production team, working with every part of the technology, including all the tools that allowed the developers, artists, and designers to create their compelling content. But LEGO Minifigures Online was truly different, and it completely took over the office.
A 10-year veteran at Funcom, Casais said his Oslo-based team has truly enjoyed the project. “LEGO Minifigures are everywhere. We all have them on top of our computers. We swap their heads, hats, and bodies, and put swords into the hands of the skiers. We have a big LEGO Death Star with LEGO Star Destroyers around it, and people are definitely engaged. All of us played with LEGO as kids, and some of us play with LEGO now, with our kids. And some of us just play with LEGO as adults, too . . . without the kids.”

So this version is being released for the first time today is not “free-to-play”. Once you’ve got the game, the only paying you willl be doing is buying minifigures in real life, in physical toy stores, allowing you then to enter codes to gain access to the figures you have purchased.

Key Features:

  • An online game for LEGO fans of all ages; play together with your friends and thousands of other LEGO fans from all over the world!
  • Play together across platforms; play on an iPhone with your dad on a high-powered PC, and switch freely between Linux, Mac, Windows PC, iOS and Android!
  • Collect more than 100 Minifigures and build your own team — Minifigures have their own unique personalities and awesome powers!
  • Explore classic LEGO worlds, from pirate islands to alien planets, and discover their unique stories and gameplay!
  • Smash all sorts of enemies, from dragons to sea monsters, to minotaurs and aliens, and gain experience to make your Minifigures even more powerful!
  • Use the codes found inside real Minifigures collectible bags to unlock and play with Minifigures in-game!
  • KidSafe certification and full COPPA compliance ensures a safe and secure online experience for everyone.

In LEGO Minifigures Online you get to explore several amazing, classic LEGO worlds, stretching from pirate-infested tropical islands to the vacuum of space. Battle dragons, sea monsters, dinosaurs, aliens and much more, as you go through unique and colorful locations brimming with things to see and things to do. Come across unique activities, such as the chance to jump into a UFO and go firing off plungers at your enemies, turning yourself into a bomb, or even go trimming the trees with forestry machinery in the Enchanted Forest!

Play online with thousands of players from all over the world, or just team up with your closest friends; LEGO Minifigures Online features full-cross platform play, allowing gamers on Linux, Mac, Windows PC, iOS and Android to play together in the same, persistent online world. You can even switch device and continue where you left off! The game is KidSafe certified and fully COPPA compliant, ensuring a safe and secure online experience for everyone.

LEGO Minifigures Online is available now on Steam, an online game for fans across multiple platforms for Linux, SteamOS, Mac and Windows PC.

LEGO Minifigures Online coming to Linux, Mac, Windows PC, and Android next week

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Ready for a LEGO adventure unlike any other? Funcom is excited to announce that LEGO®  Minifigures Online will be making its way to Linux, Mac, Windows PC, iOS, and Android on June 29, 2015. The first time gamers will be able to play in the same persistent online world across all platforms, making easier to play with friends and freely switch between platforms for continuous gameplay, wherever players may be.

Funcom recently announced changing format from a limited run as a free-to-play game on Windows PC, LEGO Minifigures Online, to a launch on both desktop and mobile platforms as a buy-to-play game. Funcom will release a fresh, new, and even higher-quality experience for everyone, so developers have overhauled the game in preparation for the launch. New features and content, unique events, cinematics, voice acting, along with a fun and engaging story are included. Even a heap of new gameplay additions and major improvements throughout the entire game.

“This really is the definitive version of LEGO  Minifigures Online and we are very much looking forward to opening the servers for players to experience it,” said Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “Not only will it feel like a fresh, new experience for those who have played the earlier free-to-play PC version, there is also so much potential unlocked now that gamers can play with each other across platforms on a broad range of devices. Maybe you are playing on an iPhone while your friend is on an Android tablet and your grandma is on a high-powered PC; you’ll still play together in the same world, along with thousands of other LEGO fans from all over the globe.”

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LEGO  Minifigures Online is an online game for LEGO fans of all ages, where players can collect over one hundred Minifigures, each with their own unique personality and abilities, building a team to take on exciting adventures through colorful, classic LEGO worlds. From Pirate World to Space World, players must play together and smash their way through aliens, sea monsters, and more to unlock the full potential of their Minifigures. With plenty of that great, universal LEGO humor! The game is KidSafe certified and fully COPPA-compliant, with multiple safety measures in place to ensure a fun and secure online experience for everyone.

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LEGO  Minifigures Online will be available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC on  playminifigures.com  as well as Steam for $29.99 on June 29th, and will include all content. The iOS and Android versions will be available in the App Store and on Google Play respectively for $4.99, which will include the first world. Players on iOS devices will be able to purchase additional worlds starting June 29th, while Android users will be able to purchase more worlds later this summer.

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10000000 sequel You Must Build A Boat coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC

EightyEight Games’ sequel to 10000000 will be an addictive dungeon crawler and #puzzler #comingto #Linux, Mac, Windows PC, Android and iOS on June 4. Developer Luca Redwood has confirmed the release along with a  new trailer for the game, You Must Build A Boat.

You Must Build A Boat is coming as a “match-three” puzzle game and RPG-roguelike. The title is set to be release through the usual digital distribution services like Steam, iTunes App Store, Google Play, and Humble Store.

You Must Build A Boat adds onto the original 10000000 gameplay giving players a small boat, sending them off to explore dungeons and searching for new crew members. Where players gain allies, including monsters who fight by your side, along with new artifacts amd bigger ships. All of this while you continue to match same colored gems as part of the game progression.

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