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Overload Sci-Fi shooter gets a full release

overload sci-fi shooter gets a full release on linux mac windows

Revival Productions’ Overload Sci-Fi shooter now has a full release on Linux, Mac and Windows. Also the spiritual successor to the classic six-degree-of-freedom (6DOF) tunnel shooterDescent. Available on Linux, Mac and Windows for $29.99 USD on Steam.

Overload six-degree-of-freedom release date

overload six-degree-of-freedom release date linux mac windows games

Overload the six-degree-of-freedom first person shooter has a release date for Linux, Mac and Windows. The games studio
Revival Productions announces the news.

Since their tunnel shooter, from the original creators of the critically-acclaimed 90’s classic Descent. The official launch will be available for Linux, Mac and Windows. While releasing on May 31, 2018 for $34.99 USD via Steam and GOG.

Overload very much available on Steam for Linux

overload release available on steam in linux gaming news

The day has finally come in gaming news, Overload is available on Steam for Linux. As a result of this #sixdegreeoffreedom #shooter’s success on Kickstarter. So do note, these the creators of Descent, not to be confused with Descent: Underground. Since the #game is currently under development it’s a pleasure to see a native Linux build in the mix. Marking a strong first Early Access release, despite already achieving suggest via the playable teaser.

Since Early Access release is a fully-playable game. There will be several Challenge Mode levels available. Along with a sample singleplayer level.

Early Access Features:

  • 4 unique Challenge Mode levels
  • Infinite and Countdown variants that change the focus to Survival or Efficiency
  • Optional training level for refining your piloting skills
  • One sample singleplayer level (not part of the main campaign)
  • 12 explosive weapons (7 primary weapons and 5 missile)
  • 10 terrifying robot enemies
  • Intense action in 6­-degrees­-of­-freedom

Singleplayer Features:

  • 15 level single­-player campaign filled with explosive combat and exploration
  • Breath-­taking graphics and spectacular sound
  • More than a dozen sinister robot types and 3 massive bosses
  • 12 upgradeable weapons
  • Fully customizable joystick, gamepad, mouse and keyboard controls
  • Multiplayer expansion FREE with purchase of full game

According to the Early Access page:

“Most of the core gameplay is present in the Early Access release. The bulk of the remaining work is on content — more levels and robots and a few more weapons — as well as tasks like tuning, polish, and localization. Much of the content updates in Early Access will focus on Challenge Mode, while about a third of the single-player campaign levels will be revealed before launch.”

So Overload is in development by Revival Productions. While actually owned by Mike Kulas and Matt Toschlog. Hence the founders of the original Descent, developer Parallax Software.  “Matt and I have talked for years about doing an updated 6DOF game,” said Mike Kulas. “The pieces fell in place a couple years ago and we started on Overload.”
Matt Toschlog added, “It’s been great working with old friends and colleagues on a project that’s so close to our hearts.”

Since Overload is being designed by renowned indie developer Luke Schneider. Who also happens to be the lead level designer on Descent 3 before founding Radiangames (Inferno 2, Super Crossfighter, Slydris).  So according to Mr. Schneider, “I got into game development because of Descent, so it’s been awesome to create a new 6DOF game for the 21st century.”

There you have it, Overload is making gaming news, now available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Overload a Descent successor 6-degree-of-freedom shooter hits Kickstarter


The #creators of Descent just #launched a Kickstarter for the ultimate 6-degree-of-freedom shooter, Overload, re-introducing a new type of “gameplay with modern graphics and technology.”

Mike Kulas and Matt Toschlog’s, the founders of Parallax Software have reunited to form #RevivalProductions, a new studio that just announced a spiritual successor to Parallax’s seminal 1994 “six-degrees-of-freedom” shooter Descent.

Similar to many developers, Revival is crowdfunding the project to be able to return to their roots. The Kickstarter campaign for Overload just went live this morning with a $300,000 goal. And the team at Revival have been working on the game since 2014, having already set look and feel in place. Funds raised through the campaign will go primarily to helping balance the game and build out further the content.

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“Since Descent 3, there haven’t been any major six-degree-of-freedom shooters, and we hope that Overload can help re-establish the genre,” Kulas outlines. “The time is right for a resurgence, with joysticks making a comeback, and cockpit-based games being ideal for VR (though VR isn’t required to enjoy the game).”

Overload Features:

  • Intense singleplayer action in 6-degrees-of-freedom
  • 15 level campaign filled with explosive combat and exploration
  • Breath-taking graphics and spectacular sound
  • More than a dozen sinister robot types and 3 massive bosses
  • 12 upgradeable weapons
  • 5 difficulty levels let you tune the game to match your abilities
  • Fully customizable joystick, gamepad, mouse and keyboard controls
  • Releasing on PC, PS4, and Xbox One (Linux and Mac is 1st stretch goal $350,000)


The campaign calls for a 15-level singleplayer campaign on Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One with a dozen enemy types, three bosses, and 12 weapons.

There’s no initial plans for a multiplayer, “in the future we hope to develop a multiplayer version of the game, and we’ve thought about how to make it happen after Overload is done. When that time comes, we’ll make sure it’s as awesome as the single-player experience that we’re working on now.”

“MAC & LINUX VERSION: Hitting this stretch goal guarantees Overload is released on Mac & Linux. In that case, they will also be released simultaneously with the PC version.”

Overload is expected to launch in March of 2017. And the Linux stretch goal is not outrageous, too bad they never included a native port in the original goal. However, at the time of writing, the Kickstarter campaign has already passed $16,000 in funding.


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