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Total War Saga – Creative Assembly’s new game

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Creative Assembly have shared initial plans for a new class of historical Total War game. While games launch will be under the badge of “A #TotalWarSaga”. Since there is no mention of Linux, Mac or #Windows support. The #games details are still limited, so be patient.

Therefore, this new spin-off series will arrive with gamers. Before the next major historical release in the franchise. While Creative Assembly are promising a busy time for historical strategy fans.

In a blog post on totalwar.com , Jack Lusted, Game Director of the first forthcoming Total War Saga title, explains what fans can expect from this new class of Total War game. Building on previous titles, Total War Saga will centre on pivotal flashpoints in those eras, such as civil wars, renowned conquests and political upheavals.

When we talk about games based around these moments in history that lasted months or years. we don’t mean short Total War games. They’ll have a narrower focus. But they will still be the epic sandboxes players are familiar with. Again, Fall of the Samurai is a perfect example of this. The period covered in that game was compressed down to a few months. But a lot happened within those months. Future Total War Saga games may also cover time periods that short where a lot happens. While others may cover conflicts spanning a couple of decades but still focused on a single geographic area.

To help show the kind of scale we’re talking about. The game that I’m currently working on has a map that is comparable in gameplay size to Total War: ATTILA (Linux, Mac, Windows). But focused on a smaller geographic area. And the campaign will take as long to complete as any other Total War title does. Focusing on a single geographic location in this way. Allows us to go into greater detail with the period and setting.

We’ll announce it properly in the next few months. But I can say that it’s another spiritual follow-up to Total War: ROME II. Like Total War: ATTILA, and moves the time period forward in much the same way. It’s great being able to build on and optimise the tech and the content from those games. Like the work we did on ATTILA with Age of Charlemagne. Especially for a moment in history we’ve not spent enough time with yet as a studio.

Similar in scope and focus to Fall of The Samurai, the best-selling standalone follow-up to SHOGUN II, the first Total War Saga will continue on from ROME II and ATTILA, presenting a thrilling new challenge in a focussed geographical area.

For more details on the first Total War Saga, read Jack’s blog-post. Since Creative Assembly are not giving away any details for Linux, Mac or Windows. At least not just yet.

Thimbleweed Park big content update hits Steam

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So in a town like #ThimbleweedPark, a dead body is the least of your problems. Especially since the #games received a big content update. While the new version is available now on Steam, along with a Summer Sale discount. While also including support for Linux, Mac and #Windows.

Check out below and the tell-all blog post from designer Ron Gilbert for more details.

New In-Game Hint Line

Before there were walkthroughs and Let’s Plays, there were telephone hint lines: 1-900 numbers you could call when you were desperately stuck in an adventure game. They cost $2 per minute. Mom and Dad were not thrilled when the phone bill showed up. Ahh, the good old days.

Today Thimbleweed Park brings back this classic feature with the HintTron 3000. Dial 4468 (HINT) from any in-game phone to get context-sensitive hints for the part where you’re stuck. No more quitting out of the game to find a walkthrough! No more banging your head against the wall! Best of all, the HintTron 3000 is absolutely free — no outrageous phone bills from MMucasFlem!

More Chatter

With 16,000 lines of dialogue and 47 speaking roles, Thimbleweed Park was never skimpy in the voice department. But why stop there? As of today’s update, the four living main characters have even more to say!

Thimbleweed Park‘s lead actors recently returned to the studio to record a bunch of new conversations amongst themselves. Now when two playable characters are sharing the screen, they can talk to each other instead of awkwardly standing around. Why? Because enough players asked for it and the team thought it was a good idea. Sometimes that’s all it takes.

So normally the games priced at $19.99 USD. Thimbleweed Park is discounted for $15.99 as part of the Summer Sale on Steam. And since the games available for Linux, Mac and Windows too.
Therefore through to July 5, save 20% on the game called “deep and memorable,” by IGN,. While it’s “a joy to play,” by Game Informer and “one of the best games of 2017” by Ron Gilbert’s mom.

Hellion releasing new content update 0.2

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Since independent developer #ZeroGravity are back in #gaming news. Since announcing their first-person space survival multiplayer title Hellion. Which is getting its biggest update yet on June 22nd (Linux coming later in #2017). The update 0.2 will include many new features and content. Since the community has been requesting changes for Hellion.
So ever since the Steam Early Access launch earlier this year. We can now see the first comprehensive tutorial, female character option, new weapons and more.

Watch Hellion gameplay trailer showcasing main update 0.2

“We have addressed the issues raised by the players and critics. So we are proud to announce the upcoming Hellion update 0.2”, said Marko Smiljanic, Creative Director at Zero Gravity. “Along with improved navigation, enhanced flight systems and overall optimization. The new update will bring additional content such as a loot distribution system. While dividing the solar system into civilian, industrial and military zones. As well as an elaborate security system including authorization. Plus a locking and unlocking system with defense turrets”.

Therefore, to prepare for Hellion update 0.2. Developer Zero Gravity are working on game optimization and stability. Including enhanced survival gameplay mechanics and better navigation and flight systems. So the updated build will include a lot of new items and inventory changes. Due to more weapons, doomed outposts as world events, improved ship and station customization. The new content should add multiple hours of gameplay. Both for existing and new players alike.

Since I haven’t played Hellion for a while, but these new changes are a fine tease. Ideally gameplay improvements, new content and features, yes indeed. Which is only available on Windows for the time being. And while we wait for a Linux release, it’s coming later in 2017. We’ll have more details as they become available.

So if you’re interested in diving into some Hellion gaming. Check out Steam and Humble Store, priced at $24.99 USD.

Wartile tabletop RTS gets Major Update

Wartile tabletop inspired RTS gets major update for windows and the games linux build comes later

Since indie development team Playwood Project Wartile, it has captured our attention. While the game is a visually stunning medieval real time strategy game. Now having a major update release for this #UnrealEngine4 title. Currently on Early Access for #Windows PC’s. Hence allowing players to take on the digital diorama-themed Battle boards. Which now sees its first major content update in the form of Adventure Pack 0.5.

The Linux release:

According to the #games developer Playwood Project, their ultimate goal is to release a Linux and Mac version. It won’t be for the Early Access stage of the product because they don’t know what effect that will have on the current pipeline. But it’s very much on their agenda.

“This latest update and content package is considerably bigger than Which represents the core of the feedback and work we’ve been doing on Wartile since Early Access,” said Michael Rud Jakobsen, Founder and Creative Director of Playwood Project. “Since this Adventure Pack also introduces a new skirmish mode. We’re very excited to reveal a whole new Battleboard. While in addition to a new mission titled ‘Thors Wrath’. An updated UI and reworked art for the card system. As we strive to continually enhance the overall player experience.”

Wartile – Early Access Launch Trailer (Windows):

So this major update also includes the new ‘Trail of Tyr’ skirmish game mode. Which will test players’ combat prowess against waves of attackers. The Adventure Pack 0.5 adds a female Viking archer to the games ranks. While providing a whole new tactical edge to combat and a much sought after community request. ‘Thor’s Wrath’ is an exciting new mission variant due to the games new challenges. Where players embark on the search for ancient relics. All connected to Viking Mythology in a revisit to the Heidrun Clan. Trail of Tyr now takes the available number of playable Battleboards in Wartile to 8. With more coming in forthcoming updates.

Other updates and tweaks include brand new art for Ability and Godly cards. which have been revamped with new art and coloured markings so players can distinguish them more clearly. Poisonous toad dust bombs have also been added to the player’s arsenal of deadly assets and, for those keen to get up close and personal, the Viking headbutt will allow players to stun opponents during an attack. Oil Bombs now provide a short based range attack to engage in full on Viking arson, and no Viking rampage would be complete without the healing benefits of alcohol – flasks of medieval Mead can now be consumed by your Viking to provide a small recovery to health.

While we see a major update. Hence there will be a 10% discount on Steam for Windows PC’s. Which will also coincide with this latest June update. And expect to see the native Linux release closer to full release. Yet we have yet to test Wartile in Wine.

Hollow Knight 2D platformer in testing for a Linux release

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The epic 2D #action #adventure Hollow Knight made gaming news upon the release late last month. Hence the #launch and debut on Windows PC, with a promise of a Linux build.

Linux release?? Well according to recent comment in the Discussions, this is indeed the case.

“We’re testing it internally. It’s coming.”

So the Linux release is something that has been on my mind for a while. Since the February 24th release on Steam, Hollow Knight continues to uphold a solid 90% plus Very Positive rating on Steam. Of course, the game has been been developed in Unity, so this latest news would explain the porting. Yet we would have expected to see a Linux build sooner, alas.

What is Hollow Knight?

Lurking beneath the fading town of Dirtmouth is an ancient, forgotten kingdom. While many are drawn beneath the surface, all searching for riches, glory or answers to old secrets. Hence a player takes on the roll of the enigmatic Hollow Knight, traversing the depths, unravelling the mysteries and conquering the evils.

  • Explore vast, Inter-connected Worlds
  • Encounter a bizarre collection of friends and foes
  • Evolve with powerful new skills and abilities
  • Evocative Hand-Drawn Art

While gameplay involves players exploring twisting caverns, battling tainted creatures and escaping intricate traps. All while trying to solve an ancient long-hidden mystery.

Hence the world of Hollow Knight is brought to life in vivid, moody detail. The caverns are alive with bizarre and terrifying creatures, each animated by hand in a traditional 2D style.

Every new area players discover is beautiful, unique and strange. Teeming with new creatures and characters to discover. Hence the world of Hollow Knight is worth exploring, both the sights and discovering new wonders off of the beaten path.


  • Classic side-scrolling gaming action, with all the modern trimmings.
  • Tightly tuned 2D controls. Dodge, dash and slash your way through even the most deadly adversaries.
  • Explore a vast interconnected world of forgotten highways, overgrown wilds and ruined cities.
  • Forge your own path! The world of Hallownest is expansive and open. Choose which paths you take, which enemies you face and find your own way forward.
  • Evolve with powerful new skills and abilities! Gain spells, strength and speed. Leap to new heights on ethereal wings. Dash forward in a blazing flash. Blast foes with fiery Soul!
  • Equip Charms! Ancient relics that offer bizarre new powers and abilities. Choose your favourites and make your journey unique!
  • An enormous cast of cute and creepy characters all brought to life with traditional 2D frame-by-frame animation.
  • Over 140 enemies! 30 epic bosses! Face ferocious beasts and vanquish ancient knights on your quest through the kingdom. Track down every last twisted foe and add them to your Hunter’s Journal!
  • Leap into minds with the Dream Nail. Uncover a whole other side to the characters you meet and the enemies you face.

So Hollow Knight is the first release by Team Cherry. Hence the tiny team initially formed during game jams, bonding over their love for Zelda 2. Though they have all worked in gaming in the past, Hollow Knight is the culmination of all things loved in games.

Hollow Knight will make further news, soon. But we highly highly recommend the platformer, which is available now on Steam for $14.99 USD, should you want to invest.