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Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour launches on Linux

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Since Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour is a new action adventure that launches on Linux and #Windows. While combining the legendary #SeriousSam saga and the Hammerwatch developers at Crackshell. Players battle through the #games magnificent Mediterranean battlefields. As well as dangerous biowaffen labs and even a technically crowded moon-base.
While gameplay means either destroying everything in the Allein gang. Or pull together in online co-op battles with up to three players. Since maximum chaos is guaranteed. There are spectacular Versus and Survival variants. While players can create their own mods or their own game modes, due to the built-in editor. While also turning everything upside down. em>Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour is the largest of the small Serious Sam games, ever.

Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour – Gameplay Trailer:

Since independent developer Crackshell best known for Hammerwatch. Together with the serial creators of Croteam (Serious Sam) and game label Devolver Digital. The games really a retro version of the first part of the shooter series.

“Our R & D guys have been looking for ways to connect the now-popular indie movement. With the proven profit formula of the Serious Sam games. And it seems almost so. Since they had a clean touchdown with Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour, “  explains Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker.

Since the Serious Sam series began as a prototype of an indie development. While developer Croteam is no longer a group of old childhood friends. All working together in a garage on a tech demo. The game series would later sell millions and even found its way to VR. Therefore Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour now returns to the indie roots. While ontinuing with Vlambeer’s Serious Sam: The Random Encounter. As well as Mommy’s Best Games’ Serious Sam Double D.

Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour launches on Linux and Windows PC’s. Yet a 10% discount is available until June 27th via Steam, GOG, Humble Store.

More information about Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour can be found on crackshell.dk  and @RealCrackshell on Twitter.

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.

Geneshift hits Early Access with discount [Linux]

geneshift hits early access with discount linux games on steam

Since Geneshift has been in development for the past 8 years. Players can now drive like maniacs. Since this top-down shooter comes with #GTA2-style vehicles via #Steam #games. While also including MOBA-style skills.
Therefore, not only can you commit drive-by shootings. But you can also blow up bad guys with car bomb, teleport and go invisible. Yet still launch fireballs too. So this is a full mashup of different genres with that Hotline Miami aspect. Available now on Steam Early Access for Linux and Windows PC.

Hence players also earn cash and level up your mutant. While unlocking extra powerful weapons, vehicles and skills. Yet the games co-op campaign, all of these help you save the world from a zombie outbreak. While in PvP, they just give you more fun ways to kick some tail.

Geneshift Features:

  • 5v5 multiplayer combat: Battle in game modes. Such as Capture the Flag, Checkpoint Racing, and Zombie Survival.
  • 4-player co-op campaign: Play the story solo or with friends online. Saving the world from a mysterious outbreak.
  • Insane vehicle action: Ride with allies to commit drive-by shootings. Or detonate car bombs and capture key objectives.
  • 20+ brutal weapons: Fire pistols, shotguns, snipers, explosives. Or save up for deadly superweapons.
  • 30+ tactical skills: Create complex skill builds as you gain experience. So you can permanently level up your mutant.
  • Secret base building: Place hidden chemicals to gain secret benefits. Hence spying on enemies and teleportation.
  • Leaderboards and difficulties: Replay the campaign in 4 difficulty levels. While you set high scores on various leaderboards.
  • User-generated maps: Create maps in the editor. Unlock kick-ass cosmetics whenever your maps are played.

Geneshift is available now on Steam Early Access for Linux and Windows PC. So during this first week, the games release comes with a sale and a 20% discount. Hence bringing that price down to $7.99 USD until May 30th. Then Geneshift goes back to the retail price of $9.99 USD.

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System Requirements:


  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB. OpenGL 2.0+ recommended.
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 512 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Can run at 60+ fps. Requires the internet to save your progress, stats and highscores.


  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz multi core processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024MB. OpenGL 2.0+ recommended.
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 512 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Can run at 60+ fps. Requires the internet to save your progress, stats and highscores.

Stardrift Nomads gets full [Linux] support

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Just announced on Steam, Stardrift Nomads the dual-stick space shooter has Linux support. Hence the games focus on #cooperative play and retro #action is officially cross-platform. Where players build and upgrade a variety of unique towers to protect your base. Due to the onslaught of vicious pirates and massive asteroids.
So players can customize one of three ship classes to fit their play style. While also utilizing a slew of upgradable abilities and equipment. Then team up in co-op or multiplayer and take that victory with up to eight players.

Hi Todd,

Just wanted to give you the heads up. We had a few testers for linux and the build seemed to be working fine so we went ahead and re-enabled linux support. Linux users should now be able to purchase and play the game!

So on top of the direct email, the news has been posted via Steam as well. Since now is the better time than any to get into Stardrift Nomads. Which is a surprisingly great game, but try it for yourself.

Good news to all those Linux fans! We are now LIVE with the Linux version of the game! With the last bugs finally sqaushed, we are able to push out a new build this morning supporting Linux!

Stardrift Nomads Features:

  • Crush pirates and asteroids alone or play cooperatively games with up to 7 friends.
  • Battle the odds in Survival mode. Guiding your Colony to safety through wave after wave of adversaries.
  • Complete missions in Campaign mode. The follow the story of intrepid nomads braving the drifts of space.
  • 3 customizable ship classes, each with 16 powerful abilities. Including 12 upgradable equipments and 4 unique towers.
  • Choose your own strategy, create an ironclad defense with walls or towers. While also customizing your ship and become an unstoppable force.
  • Put your teamwork to the test and face off against a variety of deadly enemies, hazards, and bosses from the depths of space.

So Stardrift Nomads is available now on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC for $9.99 USD.

Infinite Desolation survival RPG coming to Linux

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The new and upcoming Infinite Desolation is gaming news. Hence this fusion of intense #topdown action and survival RPG. All set to #release on Linux, Mac and Windows PC with coming as well. Where #gameplay is set on a harsh planet, testing your physical and mental attributes.

Linux release:

“Yes, we’re hoping to create a Linux version, but I can’t put a release date on it right now.”

So this is not a lot to go on, but Infinite Desolation has been Greenlit on Steam. Yet there is no news about the official product page for the game yet. However there is a playable Linux and Windows build available, using Wine on Linux.

So the whole point of gaming is to stay alive. Since players will have to battle hordes of tenacious creatures and robotic enemies. While also taking on the environment.
And since players will build an impressive arsenal of weapons and special abilities. Levelling up will allow the player to explore the environments.

While Infinite Desolation is much more than a simple action game. There is a deeper character progression, exploration and looting, crafting and day-night cycles. Where players face environmental hazards, classic survival mechanics and world-jumping portals. Oh, and everything here will try to kill you.

Infinite Desolation Features:

  • Character Creation – Choose from one of 5 classes: Grunt, Psion, Scout, Engineer or Marine. Define your custom character using S.P.A.C.E: Strength, Psi, Agility, Cunning and Endurance.
  • Survive – Explore the dangerous environments to find Oxygen, Water, Nano-Med health packs.
  • Scavenge – Find Materials for crafting in old wreckage.
  • Craft – Create items such as Water Extractors, Oxygen Extractors, and even a Drone to fight by your side.
  • Day/Night – Rest in dwellings to restore health and skip to the next day. Or just explore at night when the temperature is cooler to keep your hydration level higher for longer.
  • Psi Abilities – Unlock and upgrade powerful abilities such as Heal, Blink, Speed and Repulse.
    Higher level abilities can dish out massive damage. For example, leave a fire trail when you activate Speed Level 2, or blast all the enemies around you to pieces when using Repulse Level 2.

Further capabilities:

  • Weapons – Collect unique weapons, ranging from the versatile M7 Fury plasma rifle to the truly devastating R-G Launcher, a combined rocket/grenade launcher.
  • Interact – Find Power Cores to power up and interact with all sorts of devices: extend bridges, power up outposts, activate teleporters, and more.
  • Intense Battles – At its heart, this is top-down horde rush shooter. You will engage in very intense battles. Blow up enemies by setting of explosive barrels. Activate defence turrets to help you thin the crowd. Plough into enemies using your upgraded Psi Abilities. Or just send large flurries of rockets into the horde. You have many ways to beat down you foe.
  • Doomed Mode – Battle to reach the top of the online score board in this intense mode. Where players take the challenge with a standard character and upgraded abilities. Destroy enemies in large numbers to push up your score multiplier. Keep moving to find oxygen, weapons, health and ammo. These high intensity rounds last about 5 minutes. But it will test your skills to the limit.

Infinite Desolation is not available on Steam yet. However, those keen to get a jump start in gaming can get the Linux and Windows release. So stay tuned for more news.