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Rise & Shine makes a Linux debut finally

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Super Mega Team working with Adult Swim have released Rise & Shine on Linux. Since there is no update news announcement on the Steam page. Instead the details are #released by a discussion post about Linux gaming.

Since Rise & Shine is more of a “think and gun” title. Gameplay is said to blend elements of arcade shooters, bullet hells and #puzzle #platformer. Having played Rise & Shine prior to the Windows release, gaming caught me off guard. In fact it was a bit more challenging than expected. Since there is a combination of twin stick strategy and manoeuvring.
So as a player you have to switch between Shine’s (talking gun) add-on’s to solve puzzles. While also guiding projectiles through intricate mazes. Plus electrifying damaged equipment to discover new paths. So it’s all there.

Rise & Shine launch trailer:


  • This is not another run’n’gun clone. Super Mega Team introduced some fresh gameplay elements and mechanics. Hence a cover system, RC bullets, and shooting-based puzzle solving.
  • You haven’t seen levels like these. Because nobody is crazy enough to do what the team has just done. All the backgrounds in Rise & Shine are ginormous hand-drawn illustrations. Since each has different parallax scroll layers. So that every step you take is completely different with no repeating elements or tiling.
  • There is a tight relationship between Rise & Shine‘s gameplay and story. There will be drama, action, big bosses and surely a mindblowing ending!.
  • Gaming is a love letter to the whole video games history. Full of Easter eggs and homages for all gamers with a keen eye. And you shoot a lot of stuff too.
  • All the in-game audio and music is done by Damián Sánchez. A Jerry Goldsmith Award nominee. He used some real instruments and an opera singer for some truly goose bump music

Since we originally released news of Rise & Shine coming to Linux back in January. The whole point was to have the community upvote a native release via Steam Discussions. Hence a success.

Linux Install Unavailable:

Yet we still have an issue trying to install the game on Linux. Since the install files are not yet present on Steam. Even though the page listing shows the SteamOS icon. So we have emailed Super Mega Team and we’re waiting on a fix.

“We are looking at it at the moment and we’ll release a fix as soon as possible.”

Rise & Shine is available on Steam and Humble Store for $14.99 USD.

The winners of first ever Steam Awards 2016 – Linux, Mac, PC

winners of first ever steam awards 2016 for linux mac pc

So these are not your normal, everyday #awards show. Hence the #categories included “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” and “‘The Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!’ Award,”. While we expect to see a shock, given the native games available now on Steam.

Therefore, below you can see a full breakdown of categories and winners. So make sure to check the official website for more details. While this also includes the runner-ups and category descriptions.

While the games were voted on by Steam users, who received a Steam Awards Trading Card for taking part. The winners were announced today, December 31, at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET.

Steam Awards 2016 Winners:

  • Villain Most In Need Of A HugPortal 2 (Linux, Mac and Windows PC)
  • I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An AwardEuro Truck Simulator 2 (Linux, Mac and Windows PC)
  • Test Of Time — Skyrim
  • Just Five More MinutesCounter-Strike: Global Offensive (Linux, Mac and Windows PC)
  • “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!”Grand Theft Auto V (Windows PC)
  • Game Within A Game Grand Theft Auto V
  • I’m Not Crying, There’s Something In My Eye Telltale’s The Walking Dead (Mac and Windows PC)
  • Best Use Of A Farm Animal Goat Simulator (Linux, Mac and Windows PC)
  • Boom Boom Doom (Windows PC, playable in Linux via Wine)
  • Love/Hate Relationship Dark Souls III (Windows PC)
  • Sit Back And Relax Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Better With Friends Left 4 Dead 2 (Linux, Mac and Windows PC)

So, what do you make of these results? Sign in and leave a comment below!


The Seasons Board Skins Pack DLC launches on Steam

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Armello, the award-winning digital board #game #Armello from League of Geeks. Hence the game will be receiving one of its largest post-release updates. Now on Linux, Mac and Windows PC via Steam. Verions 1.5 #ArtofTreason, featuring UX improvements, new cards. Furthermore this includes the expansion of the bounty system and more details are revealed.

Consequently to coincide with this release. League of Geeks are launching their most requested DLC yet on Steam, most of all new seasonal board skins. With new environmental assets, ambient effects and audio. As a result the Seasons Board Skins Pack brings two brand new seasons. Autumn and Spring boards come to Armello’s journey for the throne for just $4.99 USD.

To celebrate these two releases, Armello will be 30% off on Steam until the November 29th.

Armello merges the deep tactics of card games. While being a rich strategy of table top and a character role-playing system. Players take turns exploring a vibrant world, battling players and maybe vanquishing evil banes. Most of all competing for the shared goal of claiming the throne of the mad lion king of Armello.

“We absolutely love working with our community. The seasons board skins are one idea we just had to bring to life,” said Trent Kusters. The co-founder and director of League of Geeks. “Couple that with what’s coming in Art of Treason. We are more excited than ever before to see players start to explore the new features and improvements.”

Therefore the Seasons Board Pack is available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC for $4.99 USD.

More information about Armello are found on the official website.


Quadrilateral Cowboy releases on Linux

quadrilateral cowboy release on Linux

Quadrilateral Cowboy is now live on Steam both for Linux and Mac, even the #ArtBook is #available. The singleplayer #adventure in a cyberpunk world. Tread lightly through security systems with your hacking deck and grey-market equipment. With top-of-the-line hardware like this, it means just one thing: you answer only to the highest bidder.

The Standard Edition includes:

  • The base game.
  • Developer commentary.
  • Reference manual.

The Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Everything in the Standard Edition.
  • Quadrilateral Cowboy interactive art book.
  • PDFs for box art, poster, and papercraft characters.

Further additions:

  • Resolution list now auto-populates with supported resolutions.
  • Added automatic setting to aspect ratio selection.
  • Menu mouse sensitivity now scales to screen resolution.

Quadrilateral Cowboy is built on the Doom 3 engine, which was released a while ago under the GNU General Public License, which states that derivative works must be released under the GPL. Voila, Quadrilateral Cowboy is now open source for the  first person  hack-and-heist simulator.

The QC FAQ now includes download links to the source code, which is written in C++ “and includes the solution files for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010.”

Quadrilateral Cowboy released on Steam with Workshop support, allowing users to make their own maps, but now the source code opens up more options for people looking to extend their gameplay.


Quadrilateral Cowboy released open-source

Quadrilateral Cowboy released open-source code linux mac pc

Quadrilateral Cowboy is built on the Doom 3 engine, which was released a while ago under the GNU General Public License, which states that derivative works must be released under the GPL. Voila, Quadrilateral Cowboy is now open source for the #firstperson #hack-and-heist #simulator.

The QC FAQ now includes download links to the source code, which is written in C++ “and includes the solution files for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010.”

Quadrilateral Cowboy released on Steam with Workshop support, allowing users to make their own maps, but now the source code opens up more options for people looking to extend their gameplay. Developer Brendon Chung is already planning to release a ‘deleted scenes‘ cut sometime in the next couple of weeks.
And according to Blendo Games, “Quadrilateral Cowboy will be available for Linux in September 2016.”

Quadrilateral Cowboy is a single-player adventure in a cyberpunk world. Tread lightly through security systems with your hacking deck and grey-market equipment. With top-of-the-line hardware like this, it means just one thing: you answer only to the highest bidder.

This is a good sign, Quadrilateral Cowboy is certainly moving forward, which also extend the gameplay further. That is if people can make new reasons to return to the hacker world?


Talos Principle 2 confirmed to be in development by Croteam


As fans of the original Talos Principle when the game released for #Linux, and it looks like we will be getting a #sequel. During a talk at the Nordic Game Conference, Alen Ladavac, CTO at Croteam, took to the stage to outline that a sequel is happening. This was also #tweeted out by an audience member, which then got re-tweeted by Croteam itself.

The Talos Principle originally released on Linux, Mac and PC in December 2014. We assume the sequel will release with the same platform support again this time around, so we are excited.


Objects in Space protocols and a how-to guide for building your own ship released


Debuting at PAX East this week are the Objects in Space physical #controllers Mark II – a set of spaceship bridge panels #handbuilt by the #developers to showcase what players can build at home. The game, which was recently featured on Polygon, talks natively to Arduinos and other technology using a virtual serial port, and now, we at Flat Earth Games have released a full set of schematics, protocols and a how-to guide, publicly available from ObjectsGame.com!

In conjunction with these (which allow fans to get started  building their own stuff at home), we’ve released the first episode of a new Objects in Space developer podcast, featuring siblings and Flat Earth co-founders Elissa and Leigh Harris discussing the origins of the game and the roadmap between now and release.

If this is your first time reading about it, Objects in Space is a modempunk, stealth-focused space-trading game for Linux, Mac and Windows PC set in a distant star cluster called Apollo where, having lost all contact with Earth, several million people carry on humanity as best they can. The player is a freelancer, a newcomer to Apollo who must learn how to navigate its promises and pitfalls, taking jobs where they can find them and learning who to trust and who to fear.

  • Watch the two trailers on the Flat Earth Games YouTube page.
  • Read the dev blog and check out the podcast on the official site here.
  • And reply to this email if you’re interested in an interview or want more information about the game or the controllers!

The physical controllers for Objects in Space allow the player to control almost every function of their in-game ship using real-world buttons, switches, gauges and even an ignition key.

The ship movement panel enables you to rotate the ship, fire or stop main engines, hit the emergency stop, cancel autopilot’s current orders, shows your current speed and heading, allows use of your jump drive, and enters or exits EmCon mode: short for Emissions Control – this is your stealth mode.

The centre panel houses the keyboard, the ignition lock and button (which requires an actual key to activate your ship), and a set of 2.1 speakers to really bring your ship to life.

The weapons panel enables the player to switch between torpedo tubes, spin up their weapon of choice and, with the lifting of the safety latch, fire at a nearby target.

The right free-standing panel is the damage display – a Christmas tree of LEDs indicating the exact status of every system and module on the ship.

Finally, the left free-standing panel is the  power display – which has the Possible Collision Event (P.C.E) master alarm, switches for manually turning on or off your ship’s modules, working gauges which show power gain/drain and total power stored in your batteries, and last but not least a working fan to indicate whether or not your reactor is currently on.

Of course, these are just our ideas! By far the biggest and best controllers won’t be made by us here at the studio, but by fans. Our entire mission here is to enable people to be creative with their own setups.

Objects in Space will be released for Linux, Mac and Windows PC in late 2016.


Stellaris video explores science fiction roots of the grand strategy game design


#ParadoxInteractive, a publisher and developer of games with universal appeal, today #released a #DeveloperDiary video for Stellaris, the forthcoming sci-fi grand strategy game from Paradox Development Studio.

Stellaris, which challenges players to explore a new universe and establish an empire across the stars, breaks from the traditionally historical settings of the Paradox catalogue. In the new video, the lead creators of Stellaris discuss the challenges of exploring a new genre, and elaborate on the methods used to evoke new experiences for players. Stellaris will be released for Linux, Mac and Windows PC on May 9, 2016.

Stellaris is the new science fiction strategy game from Paradox Development Studio, the creators of Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron. This will be the first strategy game from PDS that is rooted not in the past, but the future, as you guide a species of your design to power and glory in the depths of space. With randomly created opponents and procedurally generated star systems, no two games can ever play out the same way.

For more information about Stellaris, visit stellarisgame.com


Homefront: The Revolution will include a playable TimeSplitters 2 within the game

Homefront: The Revolution will give players a chance to #play the first two levels of TimeSplitters 2 through #arcade cabinets in the #game. Mini-games hidden within the main game, nice.
Homefront: The Revolution is being developed by Dambuster Studios, formally Free Radical Designs who are the creators of TimeSplitters 2.

The studio has also released a trailer for Homefront: The Revolutionbelow:

Homefront: The Revolution will release on Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 17th in North America and on May 20th in Europe.


Linux and SteamOS games now pass 1900 titles available


As of just recently, Steam now has more than 1,900 released games available for Linux #support.

Apparently after a #recent change on Steam, there were actually more than 1,900 Linux games listed, Valve included yet-to-be-released ports. The new total, including the unreleased games, is up to 2,009. But released Linux titles available now, 1,910 threshold now on March 2.

A couple of very good releases this week:


Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition officially released for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition has officially launched. The new and remastered version of Techland’s most successful #zombie #survival game adds #features such as a brand-new difficulty level called Nightmare Mode, 250 special Legend Levels to unlock, all-new Bounty system, and a massive expansion pack titled Dying Light: The Following. On top of that, the Enhanced Edition includes all previously released DLCs, community-made maps and many more gameplay and performance upgrades.

Key Features:

  • Enhanced Version of the Game – Dying Light is now bigger, better and scarier than ever before. Enjoy the ultimate zombie experience as you scavenge for supplies, craft weapons, and do anything you can to survive in a city ravaged by the zombie outbreak.
  • Expanded with Dying Light: The Following – Investigate a mysterious and secretive society as you leave the quarantine zone and travel to a seemingly serene countryside – a region bigger than all areas of the original game combined!
  • Drive to Survive – Dying Light: The Following introduces drivable dirt buggies that you can freely customize and upgrade with special weapons, attachments, and paint jobs to create your deadliest weapon yet.
  • All DLCs and Updates  –  Get all the additional content ever released forDying Light in one go, including the Be the Zombie multiplayer mode, The Bozak Horde game mode, #DrinkForDLC content rewards, and much more.

Dying Light:The Following – Enhanced Edition is now available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.


Insurgency mod Day of Infamy officially launches on Workshop


First-person players have clamoured to World War 2 gameplay experiences. #NewWorldInteractive, the #developer of squad fighting #simulator Insurgency have been paying attention. Collaborating with the modding #community for the officially release of Day of Infamy, the WW2 total conversion.

The mod has been in the mix for a while but now players can get into the experience without having to opt into the Insurgency beta build. The community is not even finished with it, after a five-star rating on the Steam Workshop, the Day of Infamy roadmap lists a heap of tweaks, re-textures, vehicles and other assets to be added. All crowdsourced from Insurgency modders.
Submissions continue to remain open, so if you are interested in some talent and keep passionate for gear and battlegrounds of the second world war, then jump in the mix via GitHub.

This latest update implements the first community map called Landfall by Chief-C, which adds further characteristics to the German grenade and no longer refers to players as ‘Security’ and ‘Insurgents’.

This is a rather major project, all available in one package on the Steam Workshop, offering extra developers approved content for Insurgency owners.


Steam has hit a new milestone of 1800 games for Linux and SteamOS

Steam has reaching 1,800 Linux/SteamOS games, but for some, the limited AAA #titles could be an issue. Which may or may not be the reason behind the less than 1% #gaming #market saturation.

Last year there were at times more than 100 games released for Linux on Steam in less than one month. Now we are changing the progression from 1,700 to 1,800 in about a month and a half, but you have to give way for the holidays.


Some of the recent bigger game titles released as part of this 100 game batch have been Medieval II: Total War Collection, Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition just before Christmas, along with Saints Row 4.

We will have to see what 2016 will bring for the community, hopefully more big AAA games will be ported. And that XCOM 2 launched will mark another epic bonus for Linux and SteamOS.


Dying Light The Following Weaponize Your Ride

Dying Light The Following weaponize your ride

For the #upcoming Dying Light The Following – Enhanced Edition, #Techland reimagines its proven zombie-apocalypse formula with the addition of drivable dirt buggies. In the #gameplay trailer released today, the developer goes into great detail about the game’s three-fold nature of vehicle development.

‘Your buggy is going to be crucial to surviving out in the open, so we want to create an emotional connection between players and their ride’ – explains producer Tymon Smektała. ‘On top of the lethal weapons and upgrades you’ll be able to add, there are a lot of cool paint jobs, a number of unmistakable bobble heads and little charms to put inside, so you can really make the buggy your own.’

In Dying Light The Following, players will be able to:

  • UPGRADE their four-wheeled weapon with such lethal add-ons as flamethrowers, UV headlights, ramming bars, and more
  • CUSTOMIZE the buggy with more than 40 unique paint jobs and distinctive accessories
  • MODIFY their ride with better suspension, engine, brakes, and other parts that will improve the buggy’s performance

Dying Light The Following will be released for Linux, Mac and Windows PC on February 9th, 2016. The expansion will be available as downloadable content (priced $19.99), as part of the Season Pass, and as part of Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition (boxed and digital). All the buying options are explained in the infographics on the official website.


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