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Bear With Me Episode 3 released this week

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Since the third, longest and final episode of Bear With Me released. This noire point-and-click adventure follows a 10 year-old girl and her imaginary friends. All while she investigates her brother’s disappearance across Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows. Officially available now on Steam and Humble Store. Including a 10% discount until October 12, 2017.

Episode 3 follows Amber’s gruff chain-smoking private investigator sidekick, Ted E. Bear. While he searches for the kidnapped heroine. Ted will investigate clues and solve puzzles. Interrogating a cast of other toys brought to life. All in the stylized hand-drawn monochromatic metropolis known as Paper City. Only he can rescue Amber, and only together can they take down the arsonist Red Man.

Starblast space MMO shooter coming to Linux

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Indie studio Neuronality announces Starblast. Since this is an arcade space shooter, massively multiplayer online. All set to for release on Steam and Itch on November 8th to Mac and Windows. Yet developer Neuronality is keen to bring the shooter to Linux and Ubuntu as well.

Starblast is based on our own custom game engine. We are indeed currently working on a Linux port of the game. We still have no idea if the Linux port will be ready before the release date set for the game, thus we are not advertising it yet.”

So Starblast combines fast paced multiplayer action. Hence a compelling 2.5D top-down gameplay and outstanding physics engine. Allowing players to feel the handling of their spaceship. So this MMO has a high fun factor guaranteed. Since you can fight against other players (10,40 or 60 depending on the mode; up to 300 during special events). While destroying asteroids, collect gems and use them to upgrade your ship. Buying weapons or upgrading your space station (team mode).

CRYENGINE 5.4 Update releases w/Vulkan Beta

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So the latest CRYENGINE 5.4 release offers Substance Designer integration, Vulkan API support, entity components, and more.
Since Crytek just announced the full release of CRYENGINE 5.4. Which is now available for download on CRYENGINE.com. Including new features across Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows.

“The 5.4 release represents a big step forward for the engine. We’ve worked closely with CRYENGINE community members to ensure it includes features. And updates that address their needs,” said CRYENGINE Product Manager Collin Bishop. “We’ve made sure that these additions—particularly in the form of Substance integration and Vulkan API support. Really catering to artists and programmers.”

Since a beta preview of CRYENGINE 5.4 release hit earlier this year. This did allow CRYENGINE developers to test. During this phase the CRYENGINE team collected community feedback. This was crucial in finalizing CRYENGINE 5.4 for the full release this month.

CRYENGINE 5.4 Release Highlights

  • Substance integration. CRYENGINE now supports Substance Designer in the Sandbox Editor, allowing artists and game designers to continue using their Substance workflow when working with the engine. This addition also includes the Substance Viewport Shader, a custom shader designed to work with Allegorithmic’s Substance Designer and Painter software. (YouTube tutorial available here.)
  • Terrain system upgrades.  Multiple upgraded terrain features have expanded on the power of the current terrain editing tools, making the blending and integration of separate objects into the terrain mesh possible, while simultaneously enabling a higher level of realism and more flexibility.
  • Entity components. CRYENGINE 5.4’s Entity Component System provides a modular and intuitive way to construct games, working at both the system level and the entity level.
  • C# templates. Two new templates are part of C# with 5.4: the C# Plugin and C# 3rd person. In conjunction with launcher improvements. CRYENGINE is also expanding the template selection in order to make to make getting started even easier. Further C# templates will be part of the update in the future.

Many more features are included in 5.4. Including Extended Detail Bending—a feature developed during the creating of Crytek’s virtual sci fi adventure, Robinson: The Journey—CRYENGINE. As well as pull requests, new anti-aliasing techniques, and a Particle Editor Preset Library. All of this is included for Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows.

For further details on the CRYENGINE 5.4 update, please visit cryengine.com or read the full release notes here.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is available on Linux

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Feral Interactive just announced the release of XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. Hence the long awaited expansion pack for the award-winning 2016 strategy game XCOM 2. Which is out now ahead of the expected release date for Linux and Mac, right beside Windows. Since we all know the games developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K. Also available for Windows and and consoles. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds a massive amount of content to XCOM 2. Which continues to hold steady with an 86% positive review rating on Steam.

So War of the Chosen brings thrilling new material to the fight against ADVENT. The human enforcers of the alien regime occupying Earth. So when additional resistance factions emerge to eliminate the invaders. A sinister new enemy, the “Chosen”, arises. They have one goal: to recapture the Commander of XCOM. Therefore this expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”. Along with new enemies, missions, even more challenging environments. All while increasing depth in strategic gameplay.

“War of the Chosen adds exciting strategic depth to XCOM 2’s already thrilling campaign,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “In a world where humanity’s last line of resistance is on the run, the arrival of The Chosen pushes XCOM’s technology, tactics and daring to the edge…”

Features for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen include:

  • New Factions & Hero Classes: Three additional factions – the Reapers, Skirmishers and Templars – each with its own Hero class;
  • The Chosen: A deadly new enemy force that will kidnap, interrogate and kill XCOM’s soldiers. They can even invade the strategy layer and ravage XCOM’s global operations;
  • New Alien and Advent Threats: Adopt new tactics to counter a deadly new alien known as the Spectre, the explosive attacks of the ADVENT Purifier, and the psionically charged ADVENT Priest;
  • New Environments and Mission Objectives: Players can engage in wide-ranging tactical missions, from abandoned cities devastated by alien bioweapons during the original invasion, to underground tunnels and xenoformed wilderness regions;
  • Enhanced Strategy Layer: Manage relations with factions while countering enemy operations from the Avenger;
  • Greater Customization & Replayability: Soldiers cultivate bonds with compatible teammates for new abilities and perks, while the SITREP system dynamically adds new modifiers to the tactical layer to make sure every missions provides a unique challenge;
  • Challenge Mode: New regular community challenges that rank players on a global leaderboard.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is now available on Linux and Mac via Steam and Humble Store. The games expansion is priced at $39.99 ‎USD. Yet much closer to the Windows release than expect. Kudos Feral Interactive.

System Requirements:

  • OS: Ubuntu 17.04 64-bit or Steam OS 2.121
  • Processor: Intel i3-3225 3.3ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA 650 (1GB), AMD R9 270 (2GB) or better
  • Storage: 78 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Intel GPUs are not supported at time of release. Nvidia requires 381.22 or newer drivers. AMD requires Mesa 17.1.2 (tested)

Songbringer adventure RPG release date (Linux)

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One-man development team Wizard Fu, comprised of Nathanael Weiss. Along with publisher Double Eleven are keen to announce the release date. Since Songbringer will be available for Linux, Mac, Windows on September 1st.

So players take on the roll of Roq. Hence the space-faring planetary surveyor who wakes up shirtless on a strange planet. Together with the help of your robot companion Jib.
Therefore it’s your job to save the universe from the ancient evil army. Which you’ve also accidentally awoken. So no only do you have explore the harsh world of Ekzerra. Yet you also have to master the dungeons. While also defeating its fearsome bosses. Only then will you unlock the secrets of your own power. Thus returning the galaxy to peace.

So Songbringer is an action RPG inspired by the original Zelda games. Since the combat is real, with a wide range of weapons. While also coming loaded with a ton of hidden secrets. World maps are generated from a six-letter world seed. Which also determines the layout of the overworld and dungeons.

Songbringer Gameplay Trailer:

Songbringer Features:

  • Single-player action RPG
  • Local co-operative two player mode
  • Full gamepad support, including rumble
  • Real time combat
  • 7 kinds of weapons including the nanosword, boomerang-like top hat, bombs, blink orb, ghost sword projectile, lighter and kilobombs
  • Hundreds of unique items and powerups
  • Some items can be bound together. For example: ghost sword + lightning cube = lightning sword
  • Hidden items, secret entrances, secret pathways, bomb-able walls
  • Original soundtrack
  • Online leaderboards highlight the top players based on completion time, percentage of map uncovered and percentage of items found
  • Roguelike-inspired permadeath option which gives a higher score on the leaderboard and allows for faster runs
  • Approximately 6-12 hours of gameplay per adventure, depending on thoroughness
  • Procedurally generated overworld and dungeons
  • Each generated world contains: 1 overworld, 10 dungeons and 13 primary bosses

So Songbringer release date for Linux, Mac, Windows is on September 1st. Pre-orders are open now on the games Humble Store page but not on Steam.