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Linelight gets Linux support and discount

linelight gets linux support and discount in mac windows games

Since #Linelight is a refreshingly inventive, minimalist puzzle-adventure. Hence the #games release only supported Mac and #Windows. While Linux was left on hold. Which is certainly not the case now. Since this very well received puzzle games supporting Linux via Steam. and a 33% discount until July 5th. Since gameplay already takes the wildly simple premise to Windows and Mac. “What if everything takes place on a line?” and rockets it into outer space.

So there no jump or shoot button. Therefore players move and that one ability creates a universe of possibilities. Which is to be one mind-bending experience. Since each mechanic is immediately understandable. So you gradually combine this with familiar elements. All leading to an exponentially large array of puzzles. While each has it’s own one-of-a-kind solution.

Linelight Features

  • Bask in the soft glow of a world made out of straight lines.
  • Experience 6 hours of pure, unadulterated gameplay.
  • Solve more than 250 unique puzzles across 6 unique worlds.
  • Enjoy a Zen-like, ethereal soundtrack, and enter a state of flow.
  • Explore the intricacies of each world to uncover secret challenges.

So the core design mantra is “Simplify until another reduction would remove the puzzle.” Linelight revels in the natural depths of puzzle design. Providing the player everything they need to reach its hundreds of grin-inducing “Aha!” moments.

The straight forward and calming visuals and soothing soundtrack are meditative. Linelight simulates the experience of getting an A+ on an exceptionally hard test. While receiving a back massage.

Linelight is available right now on Steam with a 33% discount in games. Since we now have a Linux release, along with the Mac and Windows builds.

Vidar puzzle adventure RPG release for Linux

vidar puzzle adventure rpg release for linux gaming 2017

Since it happens every now again, we miss something. Hence the release of #Vidar for Linux, Mac and Windows PC’s. While it’s been almost a week since the 2017 debut in #gaming. Yet here we are releasing news now, I know.

Since every villager has heavily interdependent relationships with the others. So when one person dies, everyone else’s stories changes. Therefore if the blacksmith loses her apprentice, she’ll give you different quests. And if the blacksmith loses her supplier, still different. Then she predeceases both, then those two will respond accordingly, etc. Because the order of deaths is random. The story and quests you receive will be different every time you are gaming.

Therefore to stop the killings you’ll need to enter a puzzle dungeon. So while using tools and your environment to help navigate to the center of the cave before everyone is dead in town. These puzzles are also randomly chosen from a bank of hundreds. So that when you come back to see a new story unfold, you’ll also face a new challenge.

Vidar Features:

  • Explore themes of grief, community, nostalgia, loss
  • Quests, rewards, and story determined by who lives and who dies
  • Town events reflect the state of Vidar, as jobs go untended
  • Four unique puzzle biomes, each with new takes on classic mechanics

So Vidar is available now in gaming on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Since the release is available on Steam and Humble Store. Steam has a 25% discount for a few more hours at $7.49 USD. Which definitely one of the more interesting releases for 2017. Check it out.

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.