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Hyper Ultra Astronautics update adds scorematch

hyper ultra astronautics update adds scorematch for linux windows pc

Hyper Ultra Astronautics latest update adds scorematch for Linux and Windows PC. Thanks to developer FRACTiLE Games. The one man indie dev. Who just updated the game now on Itch.io.

Ra² or Radium physics-based games of skill now available

ra² or radium physics-based games of skill now available linux mac pc

Ra² or Radium is a #physics-based skill game now available on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Created in GameMaker: Studio and featuring #unique #game controls. Hence a game that avoids any non-essential elements and focuses on the elementary minimum. While the name seems to different between the official website to Steam, gameplay is certainly not lacking a challenge.

While pressing the left or right arrow key in Ra², the orb will pull into the direction of the corresponding tractor beam. Entering yellow mode, polarization will invert and the orb will push away. Switching Radium from normal to yellow mode can happen multiple times per level. While easy to learn but hard to master. A must-have for every fan of arcade games, who doesn’t shy away from challenges.

Ra² Radium Features:

  • 130 levels of increasing difficulty
  • Unique physics-based game controls
  • Automatic zoom and scroll function
  • Polarization change
  • Pure minimalism
  • Steam achivements
  • Steam trading cards

Since gameplay is similar to quantum physics, the game mechanics have a limit to a few basic laws and objects that have been combined meticulously.
The polarization change, one of the main mechanics in the game, is simple but challenging.  Through contact with a specific object, the gravitation will reverse, the interface turns yellow and the tractor beams push the ball away, instead of attracting it.

So Ra² or Radium is available now on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Having just released with a 25% discount until March 8th. While bringing a unique set of challenges for those willing to go for it. So feel free to post your feedback to the developer on Twitter.

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REPULSE: Galactic Rivals now on Kickstarter

REPULSE: Galactic Rivals now on Kickstarter with demo linux mac pc

REPULSE: Galactic Rivals is a 2 to 4 local players #competitive couch #game set in a retro futuristic universe available on Kickstarter with a €5,000 goal. Players have the ability to attract and repulse cubes spread around the arena at high speed. A dozen game modes revolve around this repulsion mechanic, while being powered by an addictive and punchy synth wave soundtrack.

REPULSE: Galactic Rivals first began development with Keryann and Niels in october 2015 aside of their studies. They were planning on releasing a playable demo for march 2016. It was later delayed when RADIANT and Loïc Bourdrel joined the team to produce the game’s actual soundtrack. Seeing that REPULSE could be much better with his work, Maxime Bak also joined the team in June 2016 to take care of all the visuals.

So gameplay is straight forward, a players can attract cubes around them. Once a cube is held by a player, they can repulse it at high speed where he is aiming. You can also apply a slight repelling force to cubes you are not holding, pushing them away from one of your friends trying to attract it for example… This Attraction-Repulsion mechanic is very intuitive, allowing developer IronEqual to offer a wide variety of game types.

REPULSE: Galactic Rivals Features

  • A simple and addictive core mechanic.
  • 10 different game modes to battle your friends with.
  • 80s neon-overdosed retrofuturistic universe.
  • Dynamic Synthwave soundtrack made by RADIANT and Loïc Bourdrel.

REPULSE: Galactic Rivals Demo is currently available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC with 2 modes (out of 10 for the final release).

  • Full release in March 2017.
  • Beta starting in December 2016.
  • Playable with keyboard & mouse or gamepad.

Pro Tip: Cubes behave differently depending on their size. It’s easier to hit someone with a bigger cube, but the bigger the cube, the lower its expulsion force is! Following the same logic, hitting a player with a small cube going fast will push him further than a big cube would have.

REPULSE: Galactic Rivals is an interesting Kickstarter and even moreso with the physics-based game type. The fact that those looking to throw money at the campaign can play a demo is a definite bonus. Or rather, try the demo then back the project, which has a moddest €5,000 goal.
If you’re still skeptical, REPULSE: Galactic Rivals has already been Greenlit by the community on Steam: Greenlight.

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King Oddball physics puzzle game launches on Steam

king oddball phyics puzzle game launches for linux mac pc

The cult classic physics based #puzzle game King Oddball is now available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC in Steam game distribution service. The #game is priced $4.99 USD with a 10% discount until September 16th.

King Oddball is a great, unique, and wonderfully addictive physics based puzzle game. The preorder on Xbox One went very well and Steam is an ocean of opportunity, so I’m sure the game is about to find a whole new group of people to delight.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

King Oddball is a skill based physics puzzle game with single button gameplay. The titular King Oddball swings a rock by his remarkably lengthy tongue in a pendulum like back and fort motion. The player releases the rock by pressing a button, with the goal of crushing all enemies on the screen. Key puzzle elements of the game are to figure out how to hit more than one target with each rock, and in which order to take out targets.

King Oddball Features:

  • Single button gameplay. How hard can it be?
  • Unique skill based physics puzzle
  • More than 120 levels + secrets!
  • 40 brand new levels in the Xbox One version
  • Eccentric art style
  • Original music by Jonathan Geer

King Oddball is now available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC with a 10% discount until September 16th.

For more information is also available on the official website, follow Twitter and YouTube.

System Requirements:

  • OS: Ubuntu
  • Processor: 1 Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

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Vector 36 physics racer now available for Linux and SteamOS on Early Access

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A really impressive new indie game is now available for Linux, Steam, Mac and Windows PC. Vector 36, a futuristic #physicsbased racing #game, now been made available for Linux and SteamOS.

Vector 36 is a physics based racer set on the terraformed surface of Mars. It is focused more on racing simulation rather than arcade action. You have the ability to completely customize your skimmers to create the quickest tool for the job at hand, whether it’s quick sprints or endurance races. The game is single player with a heavy emphasis on leaderboards and global player times.

Some bugs and glitches are a given, but Vector 36 is an active development and with a continuing effort to smooth the game. But so far, the gameplay is solid and rather impressive.

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Ryan McKee is the solo developer behind the project, “working on the game for the past 3 years, using the latest Unity tech. I have publishing agreements with Steam, Oculus, Xbox, and Sony, so it should make it to nearly everyone. The plan so far is to get it out on Steam, Oculus, Vive, PS4, then Xbox. Not necessarily in that order.”

Vector 36 is a solid example of an indie developer rising to the challenge and taking advantage of Unity’s multi-platform support. Which is rather impressive for a small one-man studio.
Developement is indeed steady, but the results thus far have been solid and still quite fun. Featuring leaderboards to properly compete and against other players. So take your time and modify your own racer. The controls take some getting use to, but still worth playing.

Vector 36 is available now on Early Access for Linux, SteamOS, Mac and Windows PC.

System Requirements:

MINIMUM:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
  • Processor: i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB card
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

  • Processor: i7 quad core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2 GB OpenGL 4.2 Nvidia 600 or Ati 7000 and up
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

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