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Tower 57 still no release date or day-one support

tower 57 still no release date or day-one linux support in gaming for 2017

While not everyone knows about Tower 57. #Gaming takes place in a dystopian, dieselpunk world. While Megatowers are the only enclaves of civilization. Yet a group of extraordinary individuals gets sent to infiltrate the reclusive Tower 57.
Since we know the basics, a release is expected sometime in #2017. Although, according to #11BitStudios, we do not have a set release date yet. While also facing an issue of no Linux support, let alone a day-one release.

“So the guys are still working on the game and need some more time. I can’t get you the date yet – sometime this summer, probably.

The bad news is that Linux version is not confirmed, and if there will be one – than not on the day one.”

So we already knew about Tower 57 coming to Linux, ideally. And yet it seems as development evolve, we may not even see native support. This is some unexpected news to be honest. Since I was expecting some more positive news since the earlier release details announced last year.

So Tower 57 is a top-down twin stick shooter. All set in a 16-bit inspired pixel art, destructible environments and heavy focus on co-op. While this is a modern take on what made AMIGA games so great. The skills, clips’ capacity & the ability to cooperate will decide their fate.

Tower 57 Features:

  • Rich and vibrant pixel art dieselpunk world
  • Roster of seven diverse characters with different skillsets and equipment
  • Campaign designed for single player & (local/online) co-op playthrough
  • Highly destructible environment
  • Fast-paced arcade gameplay

Tower 57 has been confirmed for Mac and Windows via Steam & Humble Store at least. So as it stands, Linux gaming for the twin stick shooter is still up in air. While we still do not have a confirmed 2017 release date.

Hand of Fate 2 has no release date yet on Steam

hand of fate 2 does not have a release date for linux via steam games

Since #DefiantDevelopment has a promise. Hand of Fate 2 will be dealt to Linux, Mac and Windows PC in Q1 2017. Well that’s a bit of an issue. We still do not have a full #release date via Steam. So we reached out to the developer to see #whatsgoingon. Well…

“We’re yet to announce an official release date. Though we’re in external testing at the moment. And getting closer to completion every day. As with HoF1, a Linux build will be available on day one. And finally, we’ve built HoF2 on Unity.”

Okay, so this is some positive news. Yet does not give us a release date. Since that Q1 2017 projection seems to be a bit amiss. And the store page on Steam shows “coming 2017”. We are still don’t have a solid release date. But the games now in testing, so that’s a bonus.

So moving on to gameplay, Hand of Fate 2 will pit players against a series of trials built from cards. Hence being tested in third-person action-adventure combat. All while facing decisions laced with consequences. Making strategic choices and building your deck.

Hand of Fate 2 will also introduce a suite of additions. This includes companions to aide players in and outside of battle. Of course there are dangerous enemies and a variety of objectives in combat. This also includes two-handed and dual-wielding weapons. And of course all new cards/encounters.

Like the original Hand of Fate 2, the games sequel will require players to overcome trials built from collectible cards handed out by the dealer.  A new map based meta-game allows players to discover and unlock challenges. Gamers are tested through third-person combat, dangerous exploration, tense minigames, deck-building and Dungeons & Dragons-style decisions.

Although players previously faced the dealer’s traps on their own. Adventurers can earn and fight beside companions in Hand of Fate 2. Companions offer support during the games combat. Provide exclusive options in the RPG portions and the board game sections. In addition to having their own storylines.

Among the new cast of allies is Malaclypse, a mage masquerading as a bard to hide from the Empire’s ban on magic. Malaclypse provides ranged attacks and shield spells in combat. And allows rerolls in certain board game segments.

The aide provided by companions will be useful against Hand of Fate 2‘s new enemy types. Which are once again united by card suits. The Steel suit is comprised of well-trained Imperial forces. While the Blight suit threatens players with corrupted, mutated men.

So Hand of Fate 2 is the sequel to Defiant Development’s hit title. Going on to sell more than 1.9 million downloads.

For more information about Hand of Fate 2, or to add to your Steam wish list. Since the game is expected to launch with day-one Linux support. As well as Mac and Windows PC.

Hello Neighbor release date announced [Linux]

hello neighbor release date announced linux games on steam

Ah yes, so the wait is finally over. Hence tinyBuild can reveal that Hello Neighbor #releasedate. So today we can officially confirm the #games theory is true. Since the release is expected to launch on #Steam and Humble Store on August 29th.

Hello Neighbor AI Rundown Video

Since you move into a brand new suburb. Taking notice that your neighbor is hiding something. The only logical thing to do is to break into his house and figure out what he’s hiding. Which is totally normal, right?

Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your suspicious neighbor’s house to figure out what he’s hiding in the basement. You play against an advanced self-learning AI that learns from your every move. Really enjoying climbing through that backyard window? Expect a bear trap there. Sneaking through the front door? There’ll be cameras there soon. Trying to escape? The Neighbor will find a shortcut and catch you.

Hello Neighbor Features:

  • Suspenseful horror gameplay (not jump scares) that focuses on sneaking around your neighbor’s house
  • Constantly evolving experience where the Neighbor’s AI counters your moves, and learns from what you do
  • Sandbox-style gameplay with plenty of environmental interaction and physics

A Linux release of Hello Neighbor?

LGC: I thought there were always plans set for Linux and Mac releases?

tinyBuild: Yep, that was always the plan for Hello Neighbor!

May 26th Update:

“The dev team will try to port the game on Mac and Linux to launch it alongside the PC game.”

Since the game has been in Early Alpha Access since October. Embracing an open development method. tinyBuild have released 4 Alpha Builds and a Free Pre-Alpha that’s available on HelloNeighborGame.com.

So Hello Neighbor the release date is expected to include the launch via Steam and Humble Store with a release date of August 29th.

tinyBuild have 10 keys left from the Humble tinyBuild Bundle. These keys unlock all games that participated in the bundle. Including Early Alpha Access. For a chance to win, simply:

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition announced official release date

victor vran: overkill edition announced official release date in linux gaming news

So all the hype for Victor Vran: Overkill Edition in gaming news is real. Hence the game promises more thrills than ever before across Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While players and fans can experience the all-action game in full. Alongside two brand #newadventures. Hence the ethereal Fractured Worlds, a #challenging and empowering #newexpansion. This features a new chapter in the story of Victor Vran. Then Motörhead: Through the Ages. A wild, rock adventure, inspired by, officially endorsed by, and starring, the loudest band in the world.

Victor Vran Motörhead Through the Ages Trailer:

So Victor Vran: Overkill Edition is even expected to launch in physical and digital formats PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, The Overkill Edition will be available in both physical and digital formats. While priced at $39.99 / 34.99 / €39.99. So Motörhead: Through the Ages and Fractured Worlds will be available individually as DLC (priced at $11.99/ £9.99 / €11.99) for owners of the standalone Victor Vran game!

Since Victor Vran launched out of Early Access back in July of 2015. Haemimont did outline that all DLC for the game would be released Free for all existing owners of the game. Which this is probably rare for most developers. However it seems now we will have to pay for the news DLC. At least for all existing owners of the game.

So the release date for Victor Vran: Overkill Edition gaming is on May 30th 2017. This will be available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Mass Transit for Cities: Skylines – release date announcement

cities: skylines expansion mass transit release date announcement in linux gaming news

Since we release news for Paradox Interactive. Hence the publisher that sometimes goes off-track in gaming. Yet the genuine bona-fide electrified six-car developer #ColossalOrder just #announced the #release. The next expansion Mass Transit for Cities: Skylines, will be coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence available on May 18th, for $12.99 USD. So in Cities: Skylines, Mass Transit comes with a ton of new features. This a never ending but highly critically acclaimed city-builder.  Which now includes a new public transportation options.  Such as monorails, cable-cars, ferries, and most majestic of all, blimps.

Since the expansion also includes new mass transit hubs. These allow passengers to effortlessly switch between different public transportation options. Hence all showcased in this brand new trailer:

Mass Transit will feature:

  • The Road to Riches: Ferries, blimps, cable cars, and monorails. So help move your citizens around town. Then get their money into your city’s coffers.
  • Home is where the Hub is: The transit hub connects all your transit together. While letting citizens join lines in one building. Or decide to hop from the bus onto the ferry. Even find their way through a sprawling monorail-train-metro station.
  • The Traffic Must Flow: New scenarios will test your traffic management skills and transit system vision. New road types, bridges and canals adds variety to your city. Yet there are new ways to solve its challenges. Become an expert in traffic flow. So then use your knowledge to improve your city.
  • New Hats for Chirper: No expansion is complete without some new hats for fictional birds!

So coming soon we will have more details in the news. The gaming experience will be available for Linux, Mac and Widnows PC. While more details for Cities: SkylinesMass Transit can be found on the official website.