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Carried Away physics puzzle game now on Greenlight

carried wway physics puzzle game now on greenlight in linux gaming news

Developer Huge Calf are making gaming news. Hence working on a #physics puzzle game, Carried Away. Currently in development for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Where the player constructs #chairlifts, drag lifts, gondolas, #jumps and bridges. All to help skiers and mountain bikers navigate different mountain terrain. So if you’re a skier, snowboarder or mountain biker, you will be inspired. Since the gaming experience itself takes influence from classic bridge building titles. All using tension and compression created by cable systems. So gaming takes the avid qualities of bridge building games. Then flips it all upside down to create entirely new physics puzzles.
Although, from a snowboarding perspective. The last thing one wants is to have to worry about a lift coming down. So gaming is taken with a grain of salt here. But the whole concept does capture the interest.

Since Carried Away will bring equal measures of success and failure. Where players attempts to build strong structures with a limited budget. Creating tense moments followed by a few laughs. Set in a colourful, low-poly world. Therefore Carried Away provides the tools to create your own engineering puzzles. Then once you have learned the ropes in the campaign. Challenge friends and the community, sharing your creations and replays online.

Features

  • Original physics challenges
  • Classic physics challenges
  • More than 50 levels
  • Varied campaign
  • Sandbox mode including procedural mountain generation
  • In-game level builder
  • Online gallery and workshop

Early Access?

“We have been having so much fun working on this game and when we’re ready to share this with you, we will be opening the doors to early access users. During Early Access, the game will still be packed with features and puzzles, but we will be welcoming and acting on community feedback to make the game even better.”

So the big news, Carried Away will be coming to Early Access first. Hence a better means of shaping the game into something more viable. Which is smart, seeing we can expect to see Linux, Mac and Windows PC support. Yet even better, the physics puzzle games’s Early Access price will set at $9.99 USD, and the final build at $14.99 USD.
However, in order for Carried Away to get on Steam, they need that community support on Greenlight.

Swim Out looking for players to test the new demo

swimout looking for players to test the new demo in linux gaming news

Earlier this month we introduced a #unique puzzle game called Swim Out. Hence the developer Lozange Lab are back in gaming news again. Yet this time they are asking for help. So they are looking for testers for the #newdemo version on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Seeing how the swimming #puzzlegame is looking for support on Greenlight. While also presenting some interesting gameplay with controller support.

So gameplay consists of players avoiding contact with other swimmers. Hence like a real pool. All while throwing them at other swimmers. There are also dipnets, waterguns and even a kayak. So the creative tactics are real. Hence things like divers, boomerang throwers, fishermen and water-bombing kids. But you also have to avoid crabs, large waves and jellyfishes. Since the open water is filled with dangers.

Since this news about a certain breed of puzzle game. Hence Swim Out presents players with the challenge of leaving the swimming pool, river, or sea. Hence a gaming experience worth exploring, so try the demo on Linux.

Since there are sixteen types of swimmers that move differently. Gameplay is a bit like Hitman Go, but with water. Hence the straight forward turn-based puzzle game. With different NDC’s having different behaviours. Breakstrokers move one tile per turn. Where backstrokers move once every other turn. While dive-bombing kids cause waves, you get the idea.

Swim Out Features:

  • 100+ levels split into 6 chapters combining :
    • 16 different types of swimmers : learn the way each of them is moving from the simple breaststroke swimmer to the more complex diver
    • 12 different items to use or throw at other swimmers
    • 9 disruptive environment elements (waves, crabs, fishes, jellyfishes, …)
  • Swim in 3 different environments : swimming pools, rivers and sea with their own graphical and audio style and gameplay specifics
  • Enjoy full-controller support

So check out the Swim Out new demo and get into some gaming. Available Free on Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Swim Out puzzle game looking for votes on Greenlight

swim out puzzle game looking for votes on greenlight in linux gaming news

Some interesting gaming news. A new swimming #puzzle #game is now available on Greenlight. Hence the #challenging title is called Swim Out [official site] from developer Lozange Lab. Presenting some interesting gameplay, coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

So players must plan each move to avoid contact with other swimmers. While doing things like picking up balls, throwing them at other swimmers. Even using dipnets, waterguns and even a kayak. The tactics are real. Yet there are many elements to make your journey harder. Hence things like divers, boomerang throwers, fishermen and water-bombing kids. But also crabs, large waves, jellyfishes, since the water is filled with dangers.

Since this is a certain breed of puzzle game. The upcoming puzzler Swim Out presents players with the challenge of leaving the swimming pool, river, or sea. But you might want to try the Linux demo that’s already out.

So in your way are sixteen types of swimmers who all move differently. Therefore gameplay is a bit like Hitman Go but with water. Straight forward turn-based puzzling where different NDC’s have different behaviours. Breakstrokers move one tile per turn. Where backstrokers move once every other turn. While dive-bombing kids cause waves, so you get the idea.

Features:

  • 100+ levels split into 6 chapters combining :
    • 16 different types of swimmers : learn the way each of them is moving from the simple breaststroke swimmer to the more complex diver
    • 12 different items to use or throw at other swimmers
    • 9 disruptive environment elements (waves, crabs, fishes, jellyfishes, …)
  • Swim in 3 different environments : swimming pools, rivers and sea with their own graphical and audio style and gameplay specifics
  • Enjoy full-controller support

So gameplay is an interesting setup for puzzle gaming. We have yet to see a swimming based game. Yet the struggle with swimming was never about wanting to get out of the water. Unless the pool has a water slide or a diving board. So download the demo listed above and see for yourself.

Hopefully we’ll have more news from Lozange Lab. Since Swim Out will release Linux, Mac and Windows PC this summer. Currently the puzzle game is looking for votes on Steam Greenlight.

ECHOPLEX the puzzle horror could see Linux release

echoplex the horror puzzler could see linux release in gaming news

In gaming news, cyber puzzle horror game ECHOPLEX caught our attention. While #gameplay is set in a mind-bending near future world, and coming to #EarlyAccess. This #Unity based game has a strong potential of seeing a Linux build.
So gameplay in ECHOPLEX has players being followed by an “Echo”. Hence a duplicate of yourself, that repeats everything you do. Yet faced with a series of puzzles. The goal, outwit your Echo. So the player will have to use some strategy and cunning. Then retrieve memory fragments which hold the secret to your past…

Also, ECHOPLEX combines the minimalist graphics with live action footage. Which creates a deep yet chilling puzzle horror in the virtual world.

The thought-provoking ECHOPLEX will soon have you questioning your very existence. Leaving players wondering if you’re only an echo of a future self.

Since ECHOPLEX gameplay keeps the player moving. Why? If you stand still for too long, it’s game over. So the secret to surviving has the player using the entity’s mimicry to your advantage. For example, walking through a door’s trigger will lock the door in front of you. So as the Echo passes through the same trigger, the door will open. Hence allowing you to pass right through.

Therefore the ECHOPLEX’s non-linear storyline explores the mysterious connection. Which is interesting, this runs between an engineer working at Clonochem Corporation. While also including and an activist protesting the company’s controversial product, Continuum. So when the engineer calls a phone number written on a severed arm. Then he finds himself as one of many iterations caught up in an endless cycle of repeating events. Do you have what it takes to break free in this puzzle horror?

ECHOPLEX Features:

  • Solve unusual spatial puzzles anchored by an innovative Echo gameplay mechanic.
  • Experience the story through puzzle-solving and live-action video clips shot by an indie film director.
  • Explore intriguing, minimalist environments.
  • Enjoy an abstract soundscape augmented by a “cyber-horror” score composed by Revin Goff.
  • Play under intense time pressure as your Echo draws near…

Also, make sure to check out the 5-level demo for Linux.

So Output Games are interesting to launch a Linux release. Which may or may not make it into Early Access. The live action cut scenes and the playback seem to have an issue. Unity’s standard way of playing videos does not produce great results. Hence the developers have to “rely on a third party video playback asset.” Which only supports Mac and Windows. And since the core team is two people, “we don’t have the resources to build a custom player.”

Never the less, ECHOPLEX comes with a gripping, self-contained storyline. Which makes the puzzle horror rather unique. Since we haven’t seen a game developer going quite this far in gameplay. Hence this bit of gaming news.

ECHOPLEX is expected to release this month on Early Access. Hopefully we will see as Linux build post release.

Manipulated puzzle platformer launches on Steam

manipulated puzzle platform launches on steam in linux gaming news

Today’s wacky gaming news, Manipulated is a logic puzzle platformer with a lot of #action and #plottwists. Now available today on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence this launch on Steam has day-one Linux support, especially for those into crazy #gameplay.

Since the game requires some thought processing, players will have to use their imagination. Hence making their way through a series of the most difficult puzzles in an experiment that is void of common sense. Do keep in mind, there will be evil robots to face off while on your way. So go through the experiment and find a way out of the laboratory. Yet always keep in mind, the game manipulated everyone who tried to get to complete it.

Features

  • Defeat robots;
  • Solve puzzles;
  • Shoot objects;
  • Make explosions;
  • That’s what she said.

So desktop the creative trailer and the rather inspiring music. The release of Manipulated is some inspiring gaming news. With an art style close to Don’t Starve but gameplay similar to say Super Meat Boy. But do mind the warning, “This game does require an ability to think.” Don’t worry, it’s all lies, but gameplay is crazy good fun with some wacky thrown in the mix.

Manipulated puzzle platformer launch is available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

System Requirements:

  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 3000 or better
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

Wolfray Entertainment was founded by Denys Malyshev in 2014, after a year working on the first game – Manipulated. The whole process of developing the game and establishing the company took quite a long time, because he passed it alone and on his own savings. At the same time, Denys had to combine the development of the game and a day job. Handle all the difficulties and complete the game wouldn’t be possible without friends and freelancers support who put their heart into this project. When the game development was over, Maksym Lupashko (community manager) joined the studio, after which the company began active communication with its audience.