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PAWARUMI shoot em up confirmed for Linux

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PAWARUMI is a modern take on the genre of shoot’em up’s coming to Steam. Also the games a pure shoot’em up experience. So this it is not a Bullet Hell. The games developed using Unity, but the graphics are looking impressive. Therefore, we did reach out to Manufacture 43 to make sure a Linux release is in the works. Since the debut is already set for Windows, but Linux is also confirmed.

Freaky Awesome roguelite action coming to Linux

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Freaky Awesome is a hectic action rogue-lite coming to Linux, Mac and Windows. The games release is available now on Steam, officially October 18th, 2017. Yet expected to have a release for Linux and Mac. The well rogue-lite action is going to have native support.

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.”

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.

Euro Truck Simulator 2: Italia map announced

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SCS Software proudly announces development of a new map. Hence the Euro Truck Simulator 2: Italia map expansion coming to Linux, Mac and Windows via Steam.

About Italia Map Expansion

SCS Software development team is working on the new Italia map expansion. So this an expansion will broaden the games world with maximum effort. While bringing fans SCS’s rendition of beautiful Italy. All with its rich history and modern industry.
So the map designers have fallen in love with the new region. Right from the research stages there are so many diverse environments to combine. From tall mountains to the shores of the seas. From manicured farmland to wilder and more arid places.
So it is clear that SCS Software are looking at a challenging and demanding task. Trying to depict the typical features of Italy from behind the wheel. Like roads leading through the Apennines. Where tunnels and bridges alternate with scenic vistas and curvy segments. While opening the view to distant horizons. The geography and shape of Italy have also led to a relatively high concentration of cities. As well as industries seen in the new DLC.
Hope players will be keen for the work and appreciate all the efforts. Finally showing Italy for what it is: Bella Italia!

More Content for all Euro Truck Simulator 2 Owners

The game already contains several cities from northern Italy. This area of the games world will receive an extra layer of polish to coincide with the DLC release. So even players who decide to wait with the purchase of the new DLC. Each will benefit from a partial upgrade of the game map.

Release Plan

So if everything goes according to the plan. SCS Software expect to release the Euro Truck Simulator 2 map expansion towards the end of this year. Therefore, no official release date is set. Yet the Steam page certainly outlines Linux, Mac and Windows. Which will be a day-one release as well.

No Truce With The Furies RPG coming to Linux?

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No Truce With The Furies is an isometric RPG coming to Steam and Humble Store. While set in this genre-bent setting where literary fiction meets sci-fi/fantasy. Since the games actually inspired by titles like Planescape: Torment and Kentucky Route ZeroNo Truce With The Furies tells a detective story where every piece of dialogue has a lasting effect. While this can be big, small, or even unspoken.
Since developer ZA/UM has spent the better part of fifteen years creating the world. So No Truce With The Furies is a narrative-driven experience. Made uniquely possible through the interactive role-playing genre.

What about a Linux release?

Hi Todd,

The game is built on the Unity engine.

As for the port, I’m afraid I cannot say much more right now.

Seeing this is not a full out confirmation. We are now asking Linux gamers to show some Tux love via the Discussion Post on Steam. Therefore we can show ZA/UM some solid community support for the games coming release.

So explore the gorgeous seaside city of Revachol as a disgraced detective lieutenant. Solving one last murder case that has roots deep within the city’s core. Shape the type of law officer you want to be in No Truce With The Furies. While using twenty-four unique and finely crafted skills. Each represents a real human psyche and physique. Expect absurd new heights of story combat. Since the action is all through quick-wit dialogue. Which can steer your moral compass in any direction. So wonder inside a representation of your mind in the metaphysical Thought Cabinet. Examine your own doubts, conflicts and memories, guiding your in-game dialogue choices. Yet the role-playing games an emergent art form — and ZA/UM is set to light it on fire.

No Truce With The Furies Teaser Trailer

No Truce With The Furies Features:

  • Fantastic Realism: Is it fantasy? Is it sci-fi? Is it alt history? Some kind of punk? No, it’s a genre-busting new world fifteen years in the making. It’s fantastic realism.
  • Beautifully Bleak Paint-shading: The benchmark for isometric graphics have been pushed to new heights thanks to contemporary oil painters who hand painted the environments to bring the city of Revachol to life.
  • The Thought Cabinet: Thoughts of all kinds are stored in an interactive inventory. Come to conclusions, develop obsessions and use these thoughts to guide dialogue choices.
  • The Skill System: The world’s simplest role-playing system called Metric. You can sing, dance, pay rent and actually fail at skill checks with profound results. Built by D&D evangelists, the rule system represents real life attributes.
  • Audio and Ambiance: Mikee Goodman from the band SikTh provides killer voice-over talent and the acclaimed rock’n’roll band British Sea Power has recorded original music for the game.

So No Truce With The Furies will be available this fall on both Steam and Humble Store (no official release date). While we do hope to see Linux support available along side Windows. While Humble Bundle will showcase the game at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany from August 23 – August 26, 2017.

GOKEN RPG coming to Linux – no release date

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Since GOKEN is designed to bring back everything that was right about gaming. While set in an open world environment in the form of the good old Action RPG on Windows via Steam. Yet the games that’s bring back old school gamers into some nostalgia, will be coming to Linux.

So we reached out to developer GIANTY and they this to say about Linux:

Hello Todd!

A Linux port of GOKEN has seem to be garnering a lot of attention since release. And while initially we weren’t so sure about splitting resources for a Linux version. It is now being brought up on several levels in the company.

While I can not make any promises. I can definitely say that what was once a small blimp in our radar is now something we feel the need to deal about.

GOKEN is indeed developed on “Unity” which makes for a port sound all the more possible.

Again I don’t mean to pump false hope nor can I provide you with any dates or specifics. So forgive us for being unclear on your
question.

So clearly, there is no set release date for the Linux build of GOKEN. Yet this does prove that a with enough support, Linux gamers can influence a port. Even though the game engine of choice is Unity. Which we all knows supports the majority of native games on Steam.

GOKEN Features:

  • Seamless open-world game mechanics
    While the game features a rather old school “quarter view” mechanic, the map transitions and event scenes, even the combat is all seamless as can be to enhance the overall gaming experience.
  • Real time strategic action battle system
    Utilizing 2 primary attack buttons, users can assign different weapons to each button to create a unique combo that fits the users need as they go. Monsters, bosses and stage gimmicks can require a specific type of weapon at times creating opportunities for users to strategize their best route of approach.
  • Customizable Tattoo system
    Utilizing “tattoos”, users are given specific points upon leveling to get the protagonist inked as a form of powering up so it could be built to one’s own. Raising MAX HP and Stamina, learning new and special moves are just a few of many ways players are able to customize their character depending on their play style.

So the GOKEN release date has not be set for Linux. Yet the games available now on Steam Early Access for Windows.

The Long Dark new launch trailer and release

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Since Hinterland Studios’ The Long Dark has a new dramatic launch trailer. Which of course comes ahead of the games release.
The Long Dark launcehd as a Kickstarter title and has been in Early Access via Steam for almost three years now. Currently available on Linux, Mac and Windows, of course.

So now that Hinterland Studios announces the games official release date. The Long Dark will include a story mode across five episodes. The Long Dark story is “Wintermute.” While the first two episodes will release on August 1st. Further episodes three, four, and five will be available in late 2017. Going into early 2018.
So the first two episodes offer gameplayer from six to ten hours according to Hinterland Studios. Probably more since the game open world.

Imagine the lights go out, never to return. Bright aurora flare across the sky, and all humanity’s technological might is laid to waste, neutralized in a kind of quiet apocalypse. Everything that has shielded humanity from the disinterested power of Mother Nature is suddenly wrenched from us, dropping us a few links down the food chain. Food and water are scarce. The roads are no longer safe. And winter approaches… Welcome to The Long Dark —an immersive survival simulation set in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. Experience a unique first-person survival simulation that will force you to think and push you to your limits with its thought-provoking gameplay and mature storytelling.

The Long Dark Wintermute launch trailer:

While you are in the Canadian wilderness. Players will have to survive against harsh weather conditions, wildlife and then some. So The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience. While it challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness. So there are no zombies, just you, the cold and mother nature.

The Long Dark launches Worldwide on Steam, GOG, Humble Store on Tuesday, August 1st at 8AM Pacific Time. So the games release will be available on Linux, Mac and Windows.

ARK: Survival Evolved updates & release delay

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While ARK: Survival Evolved will see a release delay from August 8th to August 29th on Steam. Additional updates will be coming to the game to make up for the later release. Since this will be available for Linux, Mac and Windows. The details are outlined in a new blog post. Studio Wildcard explain the tough decision but assure fans the extra time will offer a better finished product. Despite ARK: Survival Evolved being certified gold for the retail release. The process “took a little longer than expected.”

Yet the games content roadmap has seen a few significant changes. So the officially modded Ragnarok map content will see a release delay until August 29th as well. So the map’s developers can increase its overworld size by a full 25 percent. All custom Dino variants within the mod will transfer over to ARK: Survival Evolved using the CrossARK system.

Wildcard longstanding issues that will be getting huge attention:

  • Boss difficulty will be tweaked to make encounters challenging but more reasonable.
  • Baby Dinos will no longer glitch and die during the aging process.
  • Patches will ensure hackers can’t glitch themselves under maps like TheCenter.
  • Networking improvements will prevent DDoS attacks, server crashes and duping Dinos.
  • PC-dedicated console server support is still coming.
  • An option will make sure big-headed Dinos get out of the way when following players.

While no specific dates are put forth for any of these fixes. Some of them are to be pushed through August to hopefully be live for the games new official release date.

So for those who followi ARK: Survival Evolved closely. There is no secret, Studio Wildcard are working very hard to bring ARK: Survival Evolved up to a fully polished state. During July, massive patches were seen across Linux, Mac and Windows. Since they address many small issues. While compatibility and server hangups made those goals even harder to accomplish.

Yet the question still remains, how well Wildcard will be able to deliver on all these promises?
Certain issues on the above list, like server problems and DDoS attacks. These have been annoying ARK: Survival Evolved players for years. If those chronic problems are to see a resolve quickly, they should be already.
So regardless of when these annoyances are actually taken care of, we expect they will all be eventually.

ARK: Survival Evolved releases on August 29th for Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox One, PS4 and OS X. While currently available on Steam Early Access and Humble Store.

Samurai Riot coming to Linux after PC launch

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Wako Factory, a French indie development studio, is keen to announce #SamuraiRiot. Since their 2D, solo or co-op Arcade Beat’em Up is expecting to launch on Windows this September. Yet it would be great to see a Linux build on #Steam. So we just received an email from Wako Factory for the #games upcoming release.

Darkwood top-down survival horror release date

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Since Acid Wizard Studio, a small independent studio from Poland. They have just released the #games atmospheric live-action trailer. While also announcing the release date for their free-roam survival-horror, #Darkwood. Which is already available via Early Access and Humble Store for Linux, Mac and #Windows.

So Darkwood caused quite a stir with its successfully crowdfunded Indiegogo campaign. While still gathering over $57,000. Yet scoring more than 500,000 views on its two pre-alpha trailers.

So now the small independent studio from Poland (consisting of ”3 guys and a dog”). Celebrates the final stretch on Early Access. Yet after 3 years of refining the game together with the community. While announcing a full release with this atmospheric trailer:

Darkwood Live-action trailer:

Darkwood Features:

  • Experience the only top-down survival horror game that will make you scream out in terror.
  • Enjoy an engaging blend of RPG, roguelike and adventure elements crafted by hardcore gamers.
  • Step into a world where the cycle of night and day. Since it truly impacts your (already faint) chances of survival.
  • By day explore the randomly generated, ever-sinister woods, scavenge for materials, craft weapons and discover new secrets.
  • By night find shelter, barricade, set up traps and hide or defend yourself from the horrors that lurk in the dark.
  • Gain skills and perks by extracting a strange essence from mutated fauna and flora and injecting it into your bloodstream. Watch out for unexpected consequences…
  • Make decisions that impact the world of Darkwood, its inhabitants and the story you experience.
  • Meet eerie characters, learn their stories and decide their fate. And remember – don’t trust anyone.
  • Laugh maniacally as madness consumes your mind.

So Darkwood‘s release date is on August 17th for Linux, Mac and Windows. Since the games already available in Early Access and Humble Store priced at $14.99 USD.