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Light Fall coming action adventure and Linux?

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Since we are always on the lookout for new games coming to Linux. Bishop Games, a Canadian indie games studio announced their 2D immersive platformer Light Fall. While the games going to be available for Windows, Mac, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in March 2018 via Steam. There is concern about the Linux build, since the games development uses Unity 3D.

Hi Todd,

The game is being developed in Unity and a Linux port is definitely in our mind. But it’s too early to say whether or not the game will be available on the platform at launch, if at all. And although the Linux market is small, it’s community is quite vocal. Which is always a good thing from our perspective. So our plan is to try to port it, take is seriously. Attempt to resolve issues that arise and if it looks like it’s worth the effort, we’ll do the port and support it.

So players explore the forgotten world of Numbra using the Shadow Core. A magical box beneath your feet, to help maneuver your way across the land. While braving the many challenges and foes standing in your way. Light Fall redefines the platformer genre with Shadow Core’s innovative game mechanic. Delivering a fresh and exciting experience to players. Gameplay has a Limbo vibe with some classic Super Meat Boy that debuted on Steam years back.

Light Fall Teaser:

“Light Fall is the first title that Bishop Games is releasing so we wanted to ensure that the game really stands out from other traditional 2D platformers,” said David Dion-Paquet, Co-founder and President of Bishop Games. “The idea behind Light Fall was to make a platformer where you can control your own platform. This allows players to be creative about how they traverse through the game and provides them with a truly unique gameplay experience.”

Light Fall Features:

  • The Ultimate Freedom: Control the Shadow Core, a magical box beneath your feet that can be used and controlled at will, to propel yourself into the air and move across the land at your own pace. With the Shadow Core, you become the master of your surroundings and create your own path.
  •  An Immersive Journey: Immerse yourself in Light Fall’s strange universe where darkness prevails over the light. Joining you in this adventure, Stryx the old and grumpy owl, will act as your sidekick and in-game narrator. Depending on his mood, he will either offer useful advice or bluntly mock your failures.
  • A Vast World to Explore: With the Shadow Core in hand, reach new heights and explore every nook and cranny of Numbra. Wander through the Lunar Plain, the Marshlands of Sorrows, the Vipera’s Forest and the Unknown Depths, where shortcuts, alternative paths, hidden collectibles and easter eggs await you in large numbers.
  • Speedrun Competition: Quench your thirst for competition in the complementary Speedrun Game Mode. Compete with players worldwide and compare your fastest times with theirs on the on

Since Light Fall coming via Steam in March 2018 for Mac and Windows. Yet the Unity 3D games means a Linux build will be coming into the mix as well. Stay tuned.

spaceBOUND difficult co-op platformer releases

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Gravity Whale Games releases its debut title spaceBOUND via Steam’s Early Access. Since the games available for Linux, Mac and Windows. While already having been Greenlight. Along with a successful supplementary fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.

spaceBOUND is a solo or co-op puzzle-platformer. Since players control two astronauts who must overcome deadly obstacles. All while solving motion/physics-based puzzles in a zero-gravity environment. The catch? The astronauts have crash landed on an asteroid. Yet have to share their oxygen via a tether. So if one astronaut dies or the tether breaks, they both die.

Therefore gameplay combines a brutal level of difficulty. With retro 16-bit artwork and an intense and atmospheric soundtrack.
So spaceBOUND brings players back to classic puzzle / platform games. While asking them to cooperate in ways few other games do.

Since spaceBOUND releases as a unique game to be in Steam Early Access. The build is fully-playable, missing only online co-op (included with full release). While the game’s full version is expected to launch in late August. So yes, Gravity Whale Games decided on a short Early Access period. This way they reward supporters and get a more broadminded player feedback.

spaceBOUND Features:

  • A brutal puzzle-platformer designed to challenge players to the utmost limits of their abilities.
  • Solo or cooperative play (local co-op and online).
    Note: Online co-op may not be available during early access.
  • Hidden collectibles, unlockable character skins and a whole bunch of achievements.
  • Time Trial mode for the most experienced and masochistic players. Challenge your friends with a competitive online leaderboard.
  • Full controller support – Up to 2 controllers for local co-op play.
  • So there is a steep learning curve that introduces new elements. While you delve the mine’s depths, forcing players to think quickly. Or have their astronauts meet a grisly fate.
  • Five unique boss levels that put reflexes, skill, and cooperation to the ultimate test.
  • Beautiful 16-bit artwork and lighting effects. While designed with a retro feel to evoke past eras of classic gaming.
  • Progressive levels that require players to learn, adapt, and solve multiple motion and timing puzzles in rapid succession.
  • Terrifying obstacles: asteroids; lasers of all sizes and speeds; gears and saws that pulverize anything they touch; electric ropes; laser-guided turrets; smashers; gravity beams; moving platforms and pipes; and many more gruesome ways to die.
  • An intense and atmospheric ambient score inspired by action and science fiction thrillers. Soundtrack available to purchase at launch.

spaceBOUND is available now with a 24% discount until August 10th. Since it releases on Linux, Mac and Windows via Steam Early Access. Learn more about spaceBOUND and get a full list of features.

A Hat in Time 3D Platformer coming this Fall

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A Hat in Time is a cute-as-heck 3D collect-a-thon platformer. Since the games being developed by Gears for Breakfast for Linux, Mac and Windows. Yet holds the honor of being one of the largest Kickstarter-funded indie 3D platformers. Due to reaching almost 1000% of its original Kickstarter goal.
So this charming adventure channels the spirit of beloved genre-based games. Such as Super Mario 64Banjo-Kazooie and Psychonauts. Shoot, Grant Kirkhope, the composer for Banjo-Kazooie, is even on board for A Hat in Time!. Yooka-Laylee is what the games trailer reminds me of.

As Hat Kid, a little girl with a lot of heart and a powerful punch. Travel through five incredibly diverse and giant open worlds. While you smack around baddies and unlock sweet new hats with all-new abilities. Enjoy the trip through space and time, and protect the world from the evil Mustache Girl. Well that just sounds wrong to begin with, Mustache Girl. Releasing this fall on Steam and Humble Store.

A Hat in Time Features

  • Seven Worlds to Explore: Play through massive worlds Mafia Town, Subcon Forest, Battle of the Birds, Alpine Skyline and two free DLC worlds post-launch!
  • Exploration is Key: Every nook and cranny contains some type of goody to help you overcome new obstacles!
  • Pick on Someone Not Your Own Size: Hat Girl may be small, but she packs a punch! Defeat an eclectic cast of baddies to unlock goodies and fight giant bosses!
  • Yay Upgrades: Improve your weapon with new platforming moves and combat ability unlocks!
  • Badges: Don’t tell the scouts, but badges actually give you special powers!
  • F is for Friends Who Do Stuff Together: A post-release multiplayer update will let you grab a buddy and enjoy the game together in co-op multiplayer — Split-screen and online!
  • Put Some Pep in Your Step: Featuring music co-composed by Grant Kirkhope, the composer for Banjo-Kazooie!

A Hat in Time 3D platformer releases this fall for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, Mac. Coming to both Steam and Humble Store. And most recently announced, for XBox One and PlayStation 4 as well.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap hits Linux

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Since today #WonderBoy: The Dragon’s Trap makes a Linux and Mac debut on Steam. Thanks of course to Ethan Lee for the #games port. We now have the cult classic’s unique blend on more than just #Windows. While including healthy mix of exploration, action and adventure.

Now, since a good curse makes a good game. While turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka-Dragon. A lonesome adventurer is facing the challenge of a lifetime. Since he is searching for a cure. Hence this mutated anti-hero will explore the many traps of Monster Land. Defeating many stuff-throwing, curse-wielding dragons.
How many more transformations can one hopeful body survive? Because he can turn into a Lizard, Mouse, Piranha, Lion. As well as a Hawk. Now that’s handy at parties. Yet the six different forms of shape-shifting make up the cast. All within this non-stop action-adventure platformer.

Ported by Ethan Lee (flibitijibibo.com), who brought plenty of games to those systems (FEZ, Flinthook, Bastion, Transistor, Shenzen I/O or Super Hexagon…), the game will be available next week for both Mac and Linux! You can wishlist the game on Steam, and if you already bought it for Windows it will work on your other computer platforms.

Wonder Boy : The Dragon’s Trap Launch Trailer:

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Features:

  • A huge interconnected world!
  • 6 playable forms for our shape-shifting hero, with different abilities!
  • Dragons of all kinds! A Zombie Dragon! A Mummy Dragon! A Samurai Dragon!
  • An eye-patch wearing shop-keeper pig who may or may not provide a sense of warmth and direction!
  • Beautiful, hand-drawn animated graphics!
  • A memorable soundtrack, based on Shinichi Sakamoto’s originals, re-imagined and recorded with classical instruments!
  • Play as the game’s classic character, Hu-Man, or as his brand-new, long-awaited co-star Hu-Girl.
  • Switch from modern graphics and sound to 8-bit graphics/audio at any time – even during gameplay!
  • Enjoy 3 difficulty levels catering to players of all types!
  • …and more to be announced!

So the long awaited and much requested Soundtrack also arrives today. Available on Steam and Bandcamp. Which is two hours long, a voluptous 89-tracks album. Yet it’s only $4.99. So if you buy or already bought the Steam version, it is $3.99 USD. On Bandcamp it is €5 + pay what you want.

So Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is also available from GOG and Humble Store (Windows). Yet hopefully we see the games platform support update as well.

Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game and Linux

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#DoctorKvoraksObliterationGame is a deadly puzzle adventure for #Windows PC. While the #games built using Unity 3D, with full VR support (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift/Touch). So the gameplay will appeal to players of all ages. While featuring a full VR map-editor integrated with Steam Workshop.

Linux support?

We are planning to port to SteamOS but currently have windows dependencies that will need to be resolved during the porting process. So the port will be some time coming.

As for Vulkan, the Unity support for this is not currently stable so we will have to wait and see what happens.

So keep in mind, the Linux support for the game will follow the Windows release. Yet there is no word on the games VR support for Linux, yet. That whole concept is still “experimental” even on Steam.

Since gameplay has players appearing on the biggest and best show in the galaxy: The Obliteration Game. Controlling three talented contestants, you must pit your wits against Doctor Kvorak himself. Who is an immortal trickster that will challenge your every step. Yet if you win, your success will be celebrated throughout the galaxy. Such skill, fortune and heroism.
Since all is not what it seems in Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game. If you lose then you risk the very annihilation of your world.

Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game Cinematic Trailer:

Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game Features

  • Play the ultimate game in the galaxy – defeat dangerous traps, solve complex puzzles. While rescuing your friends and save your world from certain doom
  • Control three individual characters, each with their own special power. While working together to outwit the evil Doctor and win fabulous prizes
  • Collect weird and wonderful artefacts to unlock skins for your contestants
  • Follow a fully crafted story told over fifteen challenging game zones. With unique dynamic camera view allowing you to play from many different perspectives
  • Explore the fascinating story of an omnipotent being’s inner journey through his own enormous ego. Solving the mysteries of life itself
  • Create and share your own maps using the comprehensive level editor. Fully integrated into the Steam Workshop (PC Desktop and HTC Vive)

Doctor Kvorak’s Obliteration Game is currently listed on Steam. With a full release coming July 26th for Windows PC, followed by Linux and likely Mac as well.