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

Q.U.B.E. 2 gameplay footage for linux ubuntu mac windows games in 2018

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

mugsters action puzzler announced for 2018 on linux ubuntu mac windows games

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.

Mugsters – Announcement Trailer:

Mugsters features:

  • Fast Paced Action! – Tackle a variety of dangers across a series of ingenious levels. Watch out for alien abduction rays, rocket turrets and a myriad of traps whilst escaping the pesky invaders, who are forever on your heels.
  • Physics! – Experiment with a physics-based, sandbox environment. Complete your objectives as you see fit, and throw in a few exploding barrels for good measure.
  • Vehicles! – With more than 30 types of vehicles at your disposal; you can ram, lance, shred and shoot your way to freedom as you sock it to the extraterrestrial terrors.
  • Puzzles! – It takes brains to survive these hostile islands. Use a mixture of explosives, traps and vehicles to save the humans, collect crystals and get the hell out. Just try not to run yourself over!
  • Multiplayer! – Team up and take on this world-dominating menace with a friend. All the single campaign missions are fully redone for full two-player local co-op action!

So the Steam page for Mugsters does not outline Linux or Ubuntu support. Yet the Greenlight page certainly does.
Therefore it’s a bit too early to tell we will have a day-one release or not. That being said, the games announced, and I’m guessing development uses Unity 3D.

The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk coming

the Inner World the Last Wind Monk coming to linux ubuntu mac and windows games

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

trackless exploration puzzler debuts on steam in linux ubuntu mac windows games

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

Q.U.B.E. 2 coming to linux ubuntu mac windows pc in early 2018

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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