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Solstice Chronicles: MIA releases but Linux yet

solstice chronicles: mia releases in windows games with linux mac coming

#SolsticeChroniclesMIA is Ironward’s follow-up to The Red Solstice. Which has sold more than 150k copies to date. Yet this time around, we will have Linux and Mac support, but first the #Windows debut on Steam #games. Hence all the support in pledges gain in the Fig campaign.

What about the Linux release?

“Prob by the end of the year, first we must finish the PC one [release].”

While not a direct sequel, Solstice Chronicles: MIA takes place in the same setting. While humans have abandoned Earth due to disease. Colonizing Mars in a desperate bid to save their species. With Martian colonies now also overrun by the STROL virus. The Corporation and insurgents will stop at nothing to find the cure and return to Earth.

Solstice Chronicles: MIA – Launch trailer:

Solstice Chronicles: MIA Features

  • Master fluid the games twin-stick combat. Blast through waves of mutants on Mars.
  • Use your drone’s abilities tactically. Weighing the risk and reward of decisions that drastically change the threat you face.
  • Decide between scavenging for supplies and upgrades in the face of the oncoming menace. Or pushing forward, potentially unprepared for the enemies still to come.
  • Decimate the mutant onslaught with upgradeable weaponry. Including shotguns, rocket launchers, and more. As well as special Heavy weapons, like the autocannon and flamethrower. Since it releases devastation to everything in their path.
  • Develop your own skill tree from across four classes–Assault, Demolition, Hellfire, and Terminator–to become the ultimate instrument of destruction.

Therefore Solstice Chronicles: MIA players must use the drone’s abilities wisely. Since this means fight-or-flight decisions to manipulate threat levels. Balancing risk versus reward. Such as using ‘Scout’, for example, will send the drone out for supplies. Yet make the fight more difficult. While ‘Taunt’ causes the drone to lure in larger waves of weaker enemies. ‘Bomb’ will decimate your enemies, but the next wave will push even harder. And, while ‘Block’ may give you some breathing room. This also has a nasty habit of attracting bosses to the fight.

So as it stands right now, Solstice Chronicles: MIA release only playable in Wine. Hence using things like PlayOnLinux and even Crossover work well. That much I can confirm.

While Solstice Chronicles: MIA releases with a 10% discount until August 2nd on Windows. While Linux and Mac support are coming later. Hopefully sooner than later. So stay tuned.

Day of Infamy gets Free Dunkirk Update (Linux)

day of infamy gets gets free dunkirk update in linux mac windows games on steam

Since New World Interactive has a big update for their WWII shooter, #DayofInfamy. So right now, just in time for the movie “Dunkirk”. Having sold more than 200,000 copies to date. This is the #games second free update for Linux, Mac and #Windows. Since this includes two brand new maps – one directly inspired by the movie. While featuring the evacuation of Dunkirk and battle of Breville.

Day of Infamy: Dunkirk Update Trailer:

“Our Dunkirk map offers a unique gameplay perspective by inverting the flow of battle. So it ends on the beach instead of starting there,” explains creative director Andrew Spearin.

“The Miracle of Dunkirk” was one of the biggest turning points of WWII. With the fate of the Allied forces hanging in the balance. A flotilla of civilian crafts helped evacuate 338,226 troops. They were cut off and surrounded on the beach of Dunkirk, France.

The update also includes another new map that focuses around the Battle of Breville. Since paratroopers from the British 6th Airborne Division successfully liberated the small village of Bréville-les-Monts in France. Just days after D-Day. So the battle was dubbed “one of the most important battles of the invasion”.

“The Breville map highlights our new foliage system while the gameplay is highly intense from extensive testing in collaboration with our community,” says Spearin.

The free Day of Infamy Dunkirk Update includes:

  • New Map: Dunkirk – The Wehrmacht push back the Commonwealth forces to the beaches as they capture the town.
  • Next New Map: Breville – Allied soldiers attempt to capture this sunny French town during the invasion of Normandy.
  • A new foliage system – Grassy fields add an immersive layer of concealment to many of Day of Infamy’s maps, improving the graphic fidelity of the Source engine.

The launch will coincide with a Twitch livestream on New World’s Twitch channel. New World has been refining both maps with the games community on the stream over the last month. So footage of those tests is available on New World Interactive’s YouTube account.

So right now Day of Infamy is updated via Steam at full price. Yet Humble Store has an epic 45% discount, priced at $10.99 USD. Available with a Steam code for Linux, Mac and Windows.

BATTLECREW Space Pirates and a full release

battlecrew space pirates and a full release coming in windows and linux games

DONTNOD ELEVEN are back in the news. Since the developers are keen to announce the #games full release for #BATTLECREWSpacePirates. Since the 2.5D multiplayer hero shooter is leaving Early Access on Steam. Moving to a full release on Monday 10th July 2017. Since this is a #Windows only game so far, show some Linux love via the Discussions for native support.

BATTLECREW Space Pirates will launch with a free version to allow every pirate to test their skills on the game!

The end of the Steam Early Access marks the end of a significant phase for the studio. During that period, the developers worked with the community to develop the core of the game, using player feedback to create maps, fix balancing and prioritize new features, a support for which the team is very grateful.

BATTLECREW Space Pirates Features

  • Fast and addictive gameplay designed for competition. So in BATTLECREW, games are based on skill and cooperation with up to 8 players.
  • A richly-colored cast of cool and charismatic pirates. 4 character classes, each with different playing style
  • Tortuga, the game community’ hub is where pirates live and meet. Check the game statistics and leaderboard. Customize their avatar, check the community challenges, and launch games.
  • Pirate Bounties: BATTLECREW regularly challenges the community. Maps, skins, taunts, game modes… All the unlockable content makes BATTLECREW a packed and evolving universe.
  • 2 game modes: Gold Rush 4vs4 mode in which you and your team have to collect as much gold as possible. And the classic Team DeathMatch 2vs2 mode. Vaporize as many of the enemy pirates as you can to claim victory!

As a thank you gift to every player who acquired the game during the Steam Early Access phase, the developers are happy to offer a special reward they will automatically receive when BATTLECREW Space Pirates launches on Steam. Stay tuned!

BATTLECREW Space Pirates is developed by DONTNOD ELEVEN for Windows. While currently available on Steam Early Access. So vote for Linux and support this Unreal Engine 4 title.

Rocket Wars party game still on sale for Linux

rocket wars party game still on sale for linux and windows gaming

#RocketWars is a fast-paced local multiplayer game for up to 4 players. While available via Steam Summer Sale for Linux and #Windows. Gaming is all about crazy weapons, lots of power-ups and several game modes. So Rocket Wars is more of a go-to party game when you have people over. And also looking for fast and furious pvp battles. #Gaming puts the player in control of a spaceship with different strengths and weaknesses. While doing everything in your power to kill your enemies. So yes, this is a try-hard’s game without question.

Rocket Wars is developed by Archon Interactive. While having been in development for the last 2 years. Game development students from Grenaa in Denmark.
So now that we have a full release for Linux and Windows. The developers signed a contract with the publisher Rooftop Panda. Rooftop Panda is owned and run by a former student of the same school. Therefore Rocket Wars is a great opportunity for Archon Interactive to deliver their first Steam game. Since Rooftop Panda can use their publishing expertise to bring the game to the masses. Since gaming is loaded with singleplayer, local multiplayer, local co-op and shared split screen.

Rocket Wars Features:

  • 12 different spaceships, all with a unique look and stats
  • 4 exciting game modes:
    • Free For All
    • Survivor
    • Nuke King
    • 2 versus 2
  • Quick competitive gameplay sessions packed with action
  • Titles for all at the end of a match, both good and bad
  • Original music by Waterflame.

Since the titles designed to be a party based game. You can challenge local players, hang out and see who is superior. Yet it is highly recommended to play Rocket Wars with controllers for the best experience.

Since Rocket Wars is still on sale and available on Steam for Linux and Windows with a 10% discount until July 5th.

Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour launches on Linux

serious sam's bogus detour launches on linux windows games

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.