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Manipulated puzzle platformer coming March 28th

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Just announced in gaming news, Manipulated from #Wolfray Entertainment is coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC on March 28th. Hence a logic platformer with a lot of #puzzles and plot #twists. And… explosions.

Since gameplay requires players to, put your thinking cap on, while also using your imagination. All while players go through a series of the most difficult puzzles in an experiment. Which will apparently “defy your common sense.” SO be careful – you will also have to face the evil robots that will be in your way.

So the objective is go through the experiment and find a way out of the laboratory. But remember – the game manipulated everyone who tried to get to complete it. Hence the puzzle. Will you be able to avoid it?

Game Features:

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

Game Requirements:

  • IQ 120 and above;
  • Minimum of 2 hands;
  • Your favorite computer.

While I have to admit, the trailer and the music has my attention. Even the art style has a reminiscent of say Don’t Starve. But that sense of humour though, I dig it. All of which has our attention and I look forward to getting into some gameplay.

Manipulated the puzzle platformer is the latest in gaming news. Hence the Linux, Mac and Windows PC release coming on March 28th.

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.

DYO co-op puzzle platformer now on Greenlight

dyo co-op puzzle platformer now on greenlight in linux gaming news

DYO is a two person co-op puzzle platformer where #twoplayers each take on the roll of a minotaur. Developed by #Waterman7 games and created using Game Maker, the title is now available on #Greenlight. Albeit Windows is the only listed platform, but we have reached out to the developers. So Linux and Mac will see support, while DYO is now seeking that community vote.

The best part of gameplay and what really is gaming news. Both of the split screen‘s can share in accessibility. So one player can work ahead or take on one part of the level, while the other navigates based on the first players actions.

So connect your screens and to help each other out, working together to escape the maze. Therefore both players have to work in tandem to make their way through the level. And should you risk plummeting to your death, there is a rewind option. Hence the necessary two player co-op aspect and working together. Check out the trailer below to get a sense of how this works:


  • 1-2 player local co-op
  • More than 30 mind-bending puzzles
  • Merge and split your screens to manipulate the level around you
  • Rewind mechanic lets you undo any mistake you made
  • No precision platforming. No enemies. No timers. Just you and your brains.

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DYO puzzle platformer started out as a holiday project of three Game Design students. Then after a month, the three had what they thought was a small “finished” game. Through university they had the forunate opportunity to exhibit the game at several events, including the Gamescom in Cologne. And since DYO received an overwhelmingly positive feedback. Hence the three decided to get back to working together as Waterman7 games. Now working on the title a half a year, getting it ready for Steam.

Right now, DYO is available to demo on Itch for Windows PC. But a Linux and Mac build will follow given the positive success of Greenlight.

Cosmic Express puzzle game launches with discount on Steam

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Cosmic Express [official site] is a #puzzlegame about planning a train route now #available on Steam for Linux.

The gameplay seems simple enough though, a puzzle about laying train tracks inside spacedomes to bring passengers to their destinations. All created for the world’s most awkward space colony, hence the creative minds behind A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build and the art of Tyu from Klondike. While gameplay looks cute, it is harder than it looks. But, Cosmic Express guaranteed to give players hours of frustrating fun across hundreds of levels.

Cosmic Express trailer:


  • Hundreds of aliens that need your help to find a home.
  • Challenging puzzles from the minds behind A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build.
  • Overwhelmingly-cute alien world brought to life by Tyu.

So the roots of Cosmic Express is actually some interesting gaming news. Apparently, just hours after the launch of A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build, Alan Hazelden sat down on the California Zephyr train in Chicago. While part of Train Jam 2015, he made the short game Train Braining, which would later form the base for Cosmic Express. Then over a year later, Hazelden teamed up again with Benjamin Davis (A Good Snowman) along with the talented 3D artist, Tyu, to form the Cosmic Engineers. Joined by Maize Wallin for audio and Nick Dymond for music. Here the team spent just nine months taking a rough prototype to a polished gem. Hence a success for knowing exactly what you’re making from the very start of a project.

Cosmic Express is now available for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC from Itch and Steam. The best part of this bit of gaming news, Itch will give buyers both DRM-free versions and a Steam key. Hence offering the developers more cash. Now released for $7.99/£5.59/7,99€/, which includes a 20% launch discount.

Ascender 2D explorative puzzle platformer coming March 17th

ascender 2d explorative puzzle platformer coming march 17th

Ascender is a 2D #explorative puzzle platformer for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. And since the #game is set in the open world of GOA’s districts. Hence the player will face many #unique puzzles to solve. Warning!! So you cannot simply button-mash throughout the game.

The enigmatic journey of Sky, an explorative artificial intelligent made by Professor Toro Hudo who lives in Goa, the world below. While Sky was created to help Professor Toro Hudo in constructing kinetic system for his foster daughter, Ocean Hudo. Hence a forsaken limbless child who fell from the clouds when she was an infant. Observe the mystical Goa, experience its astonishing adventure with formidable jigsaw, swiveling plot, and bizarre habitat.


  • Explorative World.
  • Exciting puzzle platformer for Linux.
  • Challenging skill upgrade mechanism.
  • Enjoy the visuals of GOA’s civilization

Something more

  • So get to know more about Ocean, her dad and the GOA’s civilization. Enjoy the incredible story of Ascender.
  • Explore the various districts of GOA, the underground civilization in the world of Ascender. The game uses an open world approach with metroidvania vibe that is very focused on puzzle.
  • Creatively combine power-up to meet your need. Since Sky can equip itself with various types of onyx runes. So each onyx rune grants Sky with a new power-up. While combining different runes may also yield a new power up.

Ascender will be available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC on March 17th. And yes, this will be a day-one release.

System Requirements:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Stereo
  • Additional Notes: Better with joystick

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Lara Croft GO expansion the Mirror of Spirits now available Free on Steam

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So Lara Croft GO the #adventure puzzler game for Linux, Mac and Windows PC is back. Hence the return for The Mirror of Spirits. The free new chapter for Lara Croft GO has just launched on Steam. So this the turn-based #TombRaider, “Make sure to #update the game to the latest version which will unlock the Mirror of Spirits. Whether you have completed the main game or not.”

So heck out the upcoming video series. The GO Trilogy stories is a special documentary for all fans of the GO series.

The Mirror of Spirits is the final chapter of Lara Croft GO according to Square Enix say:

“2016 marked the 20-year anniversary of Tomb Raider, and we wanted to celebrate the franchise’s rich history in our own way. Hence, The Mirror of Spirits is heavily inspired by the Croft Manor and classic encounters with Lara’s doppelgänger. This new chapter includes over 25 puzzles, completely new mechanics, and a new artifact to collect.”

The Mirror of Spirits debuted in the game’s PlayStation release last year, now available. Since this expansion is developed in collaboration with the creators of upcoming puzzlehead game GNOG. Which we are waiting to confirm Linux support.

About Lara Croft GO

Lara Croft GO is a turn based puzzle-adventure set in a long-forgotten world for Linux. So players explore the ruins of an ancient civilization. While they discover well-kept secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom.

Following the award-winning Hitman GO, Square Enix Montréal brings yet another beloved franchise to consoles with this unique take on the iconic heroine’s adventures.

  • Experience lush visuals and a captivating soundtrack
  • Fight menacing enemies, overcome dangerous obstacles and escape deadly traps
  • Collect ancient relics and unlock new outfits for Lara

Lara Croft GO is $9.99/£7.99/9,99€/$9.99 on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. If this is the last of Lara Croft GO, hey, maybe Squeenix will start talking about a PC release for Deus Ex GO, which snuck onto pocket telephones in August 2016.

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