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Opus Magnum releases to break your brain

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Opus Magnum releases an open-ended puzzle game for Linux, Mac and Windows. Not too bad, since the games creator is none other than Zachtronics. The creators of SpaceChem, Infinifactory, TIS-100, and SHENZHEN I/O. Opus Magnum is now available now on Steam and Humble Store with a 10% discount until December 14th.

Therefore it should not be a surprise to see Overwhelmingly Positive reviews. Since Opus Magnum releases just days prior to this post. The games just pegging the top puzzle games on Steam.

Madcap Castle is a love letter to retro portables

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The challenging game Madcap Castle is retro portable coming to Linux. While the developmer is indie studio Diel Mormac Games. Publishing by IDJ Games. The release date promises to bring many adventures. Also creative fun and a lot of nostalgia through 150 levels. The games coming to Steam and Itch on December 11th, 2017 for Linux, Mac and Windows. So this is a true loveletter to those retro portable games on Steam.

Super Markup Man puzzle platformer hits Linux

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Learn HTML and CSS in the context of a 2D puzzle platformer! Super Markup Man teaches real web development practices without making you write any code. While previously released on both Windows and Mac in 2016.

Human: Fall Flat gets Update with Multiplayer

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No Brakes Games are the masterminds behind the incredible Human: Fall Flat. Also, along with the award-winning Curve Digital, announce the Human: Fall Flat update. So the games available now on Steam and Humble Store with a 50% discount. While including a huge requested feature, online multiplayer. And since the games release includes Linux, Mac and Windows. This is a fine update indeed.

Ghostory puzzle adventure releases on Linux

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Ghostory is a 2D puzzle adventure game available now with Linux support. Also the game releases for Mac and Windows via Steam. Characterised by its pixel art graphics and a humorous story.
So players take role of the games cursed traveller. One who is able to transform into a ghost. All while trying to find a cure. Then you got stuck in a cave. How will you find your way out?

Pictopix releases Halloween Update (Linux)

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For Halloween Tomlab Games has a little surprise on Linux, Mac and Windows. Since it’s also easy to take advantage of. Just go into the Workshop and play a puzzle in the Halloween theme as of October 20, 2017. Also use the search engine to find Halloween themes fast.

So once you’ve finished the puzzle. well… I’ll leave you to find out what happens!
I’ve also created a new puzzle on this theme in the Workshop to mark the occasion. You’ll find others created by the players as well – I hope you’ll like them!

Talos Principle VR releases for Linux via Steam

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Independent developers Croteam (Serious Sam Fusion) and Devolver Digital announce The Talos Principle VR. Since the games already available on Steam, October 17th, 2017. The Talos Principle VR is compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift for Linux and Windows. And the VR version releases for $39.99 USD. While owners of the original The Talos Principle receive a 25% discount for The Talos Principle VR. So that’s a decent deal.

Since The Talos Principle VR is an extraordinary transfer for Croteam. The games also a hit, with full potential of virtual reality and HTC Vive. Also using technologies such as room-level VR support. As well as various motion modes and full VR configuration. Literally we can only imagine how amazing the game plays on Linux.

Q.U.B.E. 2 gets some early gameplay footage

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Independent developer Toxic Games just released gameplay of Q.U.B.E. 2. Since this shows off the playable demo at events including Gamescom, PAX West and EGX. So footage is a work in progress, showing off an early section of the game. Introducing the player to the functions of each coloured cube.
Consequently in Q.U.B.E. 2, as opposed to the prequel, the player now has the power to decide on cube color. Which means you can now choose which colored cubes to use in the sequel’s beautifully and varied environments.

Mugsters action puzzler announced for 2018

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Award-winning international games label Team17. Along with Finnish based independent developer Reinkout Games just announced Mugsters. Since this is their a super-charged action-packed puzzler. Due to make a debut on Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows in 2018.
So in Mugsters players have one simple mission; to rescue survivors. All while defeating aliens, collecting crystals and SAVING THE WORLD. Okay, so maybe the games not so simple.
Mugsters is a physics-based, action puzzle game. So yes, players have to outrun, out-manoeuvre and outsmart enemies. All by experimenting with different sandbox levels. Since this includes using vehicles, environmental traps and explosives. Therefore it’s your choice how you want to use these to your aid.

The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk coming

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Since Kalypso Media are are eager to share some good news, so are we. The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk from developer Studio Fizbin and Publisher Headup Games is coming soon. While no release date is available for Linux, Ubuntu, Mac or Windows yet.
We are hoping to check out The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk. Since the games nominated for ‘Best of E3 2017’ by WorthPlaying. This is the animated adventure sequel to The Inner World. Which takes players on a journey to a mysterious world filled with eccentric characters. Where our hero Robert must save the majestic family of flute-noses with the help of his friends.

Trackless exploration puzzler releases on Steam

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Trackless is an atmospheric first-person exploration and puzzle game set in the distant future. Since the games now available on Steam for Linux, Ubuntu, mac and Windows. Gameplay releases with a new art style and a fresh take on classic adventure games. Since the project was successful in crowdfunding back in November 2016 on Fig.com.

So for the 8 years Aubrey Serr continued developer with Wolfire games. Including such games as Overgrowth and Receiver. By 2015 he decided to depart on a journey into making his own games.
So after a year of experimental prototypes, 12 East Games was born. Yet the studio was looking to develop something something new.

Q.U.B.E. 2 coming to Linux in early 2018

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Toxic Games geometric puzzles mix Minecraft with the Portal games. Q.U.B.E. 2 is a first-person puzzle sequel to the original Q.U.B.E. games success. Yet coming with a bigger storyline and increasingly difficult puzzles.

So the original Q.U.B.E. came out in 2012. Followed by Linux and Ubuntu support more than a year later. While still a very clever puzzle game. And now five years later, Q.U.B.E. 2 is coming to Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows. Along with aspects of the original experience with a beautiful new 3D environment. Alas, the benefits of Unreal Engine 4 and cross-platform support.

While now Q.U.B.E. 2 has an even greater level of polish in the environment. Completely absolutely gorgeous while set in a massive bright laboratory type of building. So players familiar with the Portal games will feel right at home. Since we have to manipulate blue, green and red blocks. Using them to solve puzzles throughout the world by antagonist Amelia Cross. Hence the British archeologist who awoke in and is trying to escape from this place. Yet blocks pop against stark white and black rooms. So this makes the entire game resonate with light and color.

Q.U.B.E. 2 Official Teaser Trailer:

The gameplay has an initial learning curve, but very fun and addicting. So the player has to learn how to master each puzzle and use that skill in each subsequent puzzle. Seeing each puzzle is more different and tricky to solve. Each block has a different function. So playing a red square on the proper “block-building” space and it creates a long rectangle. While the green tool creates a solid block that can fall or fly when pushed by a fan. Yet the blue square is a launch pad, capable of flinging the protagonist and blocks. Or rather, a jump pad.

For many players the puzzles involve placing blocks on pressure plates to open doorways. Or revealing staircases with the ominous feeling of a lab adding a layer of mystery to the entire game.

So Toxic Games keep Q.U.B.E. 2 to three basic elements – red, green and blue blocks. Yet the puzzle possibilities seem endless.

Q.U.B.E. 2 is coming to Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows in early 2018. There is no official release date or even a Steam page yet. So stay tuned.

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Molecats puzzle adventure will come to Linux

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Molecats is a challenging indirect-control puzzle adventure …with traps! Since the games currently available on Early Access for Windows. Linux with Ubuntu support will also be in the mix soon.

Yes we have Linux build and we will add before release, in Early Access.

So there is no specified release date for native support. Yet the developers are working to release in “around 2-3 months, with a planned release Fall/Winter 2017.” So Linux and Ubuntu support is not too far off.

The games goal is to lead Molecats through the game levels. Which are is divided into TILES. So players will have to take control by giving them some simple commands. Since this also includes special Powers and manipulating TILES. All to collect mushrooms, discover secrets and find the exit.

Molecats are sort of cat-mole hybrids. They are simpletons who like mushrooms, marching and go on adventures! They usually dig into nearby caves to gather delicious ‘shrooms and shiny relics, but mostly get lost along the way.

Molecats Features:

  • Indirect control based on manipulating with level tiles. Rotate tiles to make different paths; apply special powers to tiles to make Molecats run, stop, or walk in opposite direction.
  • Simple but challenging. Pretty simple game mechanics at it’s base, but with a little twists for a challenging pathfinding puzzles.
  • Peace! Traps and monsters, that do not kill, but rather make walkthrough much more complicated.
  • “Nonfailure” gameplay style. You can’t actually fail a level, but you will become more puzzled, if you are making mistakes.
  • Lots of secrets! Secondary goals in each level, trophies, mysterious unlocks, special relic collections to gather, hidden locations and secret levels with unique game mechanics.

So the puzzle adventure of Molecats is now available on Steam Early Access. Yet the release only supports Windows, with Linux and Ubuntu to follow shortly.

spaceBOUND co-op puzzler platformer releases

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Gravity Whale Games is pleased to announce that spaceBOUND has officially releases. Since the games now fully available for Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows on Steam and GOG.

So bubble-wrap your controllers, soundproof the windows. Then grab a buddy, get some ear plugs and ready up. Since most players scream at each others incompetence. Because spaceBOUND has officially launched it’s mayhem.

spaceBOUND – the brutally challenging puzzle-platformer that you love-to-hate. Finally ready to test your skills and your friendships. Don’t have any friends? Not a problem! Multitask yourself into a puddle of self-pity. While you guide two innocent astronauts into an early grave.

spaceBOUND Launch Trailer:

Born from an indie game jam and raised by it’s loving Kickstarter supporters. Since this is Gravity Whale Games debut title. Players control two astronauts who must overcome deadly obstacles while solving timing and physics-based puzzles in a zero-gravity environment. The catch? They share an oxygen tether. If one astronaut dies or the tether breaks, they both die.

Combining brutal, unforgiving gameplay with retro 16-bit artwork and an atmospheric score, spaceBOUND brings players back to the era of classic puzzle and platform games and asks them to cooperate in ways few other games do. Will players be able to solve and survive? Are the asteroid and mining facility truly abandoned?

Important Note: Network co-op is still an ongoing process and something we continually strive to improve. For these reasons, network functionality is not considered an official “feature” or something we currently advertise spaceBOUND as having, nor will it be priced into the game. It’s simply there as an added bonus for those who requested the functionality.

spaceBOUND is available now from Steam and GOG.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux and Ubuntu

Players: 1 – 2 (Singleplayer and Couch Co-op)

Price: $9.99 USD – £7.99 GBP – €8.99 EUR