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INSIDIA free to play strategy games full release

insidia free to play strategy games full release on linux steamos mac windows

INSIDIA developer Bad Seed announces that the strategy game will release late February for Linux, SteamOS, Mac and Windows. Since the games already playable as an Open Beta. This news is just good hype for the game.

Since Bad Seed is thrilled to introduce to the world INSIDIA. This is also a completely free-to-play turn-based online strategy game that launches on Steam late February. Although there is no official full release date, yet.

Teal turn based multiplayer gets native release

teal turn based multiplayer gets linux and steamos release on steam

Teal is a turn based multiplayer strategy game available on Steam, now with Linux and SteamOS support. The gameplay uses simultaneous turns, think chess with guns. Each have mind bending trajectories. Games are played on a variety of maps. Since each have a different focus. While adapting your team composition. Anticipating the opponent’s next move is the key to victory.

Cublast HD releases for Linux and SteamOS

cublast hd releases in games for linux steamos and windows

Since ThinkFast Studio already launched the #games #Windows build for Cublast HD. Hence the minimalistic and fast paced platformer now releases via Steam for Linux and #SteamOS. Which takes some nimble navigating and puzzle solving skills to a new level.
So players can take on the challenge in a wide variety of single player levels. Or let get into some local co-op or multiplayer games. Cublast HD also comes with a built-in level editor. Therefore players can share their creations with the community from around the world.

Cublast HD trailer for Linux, SteamOS and Windows:

Cublast HD Features:

  • Challenging Gameplay
  • Local Co-op, Versus & Community Maps.
  • Level Editor, let your creativity go wild and build levels that you then can share with the whole community.
  • Creative & growing Community
  • Customization, customise the game to your taste with vibrant themes and accents.

So just from the trailer alone, the game looks straight forward. However, these are the type of titles that fuel rage. Since everything straight forward for the first two minutes. Hence a twitch of the controller analogue stick and it’s on.
Yet the creative puzzle aspect of the game has my attention.

When ThinkFast Studio first started out, with only had 2 members (Stefan Dinkelberg and Djordy Donopawiro). That was when they were creating their first project Cublast. This was released back in early 2015 for Google Play, iTunes and Windows Store. Entering the Windows Game Developer Contest with Cublast and finishing 2nd. Since the big success of Cublast there is more to be done. This is when Stefan van Diemen de Jel joined the team to create Cublast HD.

Cublast HD is currently available now via Steam. Now that ThinkFast releases support for Linux and SteamOS. As well as Windows PC.

System Requirements:

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 300 MB available space

Hot Guns full release now available on Steam

hot guns full release now available on steam in linux gaming news

Now with a full release in gaming news, Hot Guns. Hence this #fast and #destructive action-platformer for Linux, SteamOS and Windows PC. All with a different variation of random #gameplay. Now the full release is available on Steam.

So I have to admit, my first impression is Broforce. The epic shooter platformer that boasts a roster of nostalgia beyond compare. Let alone the multiplayer action. Yet it seems we have a contender, Hot Guns.

What’s the Story

Since serious problems arise. The quick and simple solution, the only choice, they call for you. So conventional methods of operation “shoot first then shoot again!”. The mission, eliminate the 3 guys in charge. Hence the rather predictable but well armed organisation. Here players will get coordinates, a pager, powerful guns. And even bigger news, access to unlimited ca$h. While working on the basis of what you find is yours.

Hot Guns Features

  • Full-action Single Player story mode
  • Up to 4 Players in the Local Co-op missions [more to come with the updates]
  • Local Deathmatch arenas
  • An awful a lot of justified violence
  • Powerfully messy guns
  • Milions of fake currency to collect (it can be spend to buy even more powerful guns !)
  • Gadgets which will make running and shooting even more pleasant
  • Achievements
  • And who knows what else [with future news updates]

So all of the Hot Guns gaming mayhem is available now on Steam. Hence this release comes with a 15% discount until May 5th for Linux, SteamOS and Windows PC.

Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae to hit Linux

two worlds II: call of the tenebrae coming to linux May 25th in gaming news

The RPG phenomenon is back in gaming news, Two Worlds II will make a big return. Hence the work of creative teams from #TopWareInteractive and Reality Pump Studios will release the game on Linux, #SteamOS, Mac and Windows PC. So players can expect to see Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae #launching on May 25, 2017 (see below). So grab your gear, sharpen that blade and ready your bow. As we return to Antaloor, this time on Linux and SteamOS.

So Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae throw the Hero into a decades-old mystery. A battle against a hideous, ancient evil known as The Tenebrae. And since the stakes have never been higher. Our hero won’t face this threat alone, with cross-platform co-op and multiplayer. So friends and foes both new and old await the player. All while you fight to discover the truth behind a powerful secret that will shake the Two Worlds universe to its core.

“When we started development on Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae in early 2016. We underestimated how excited our team would be to get back to Antaloor. It took longer than expected. But we ended up with a 10+ hour adventure that is nearly a full sized release. Due to how large Call of the Tenebrae became. We’ve decided to release our game as an add-on to Two Worlds II. So in addition to a standalone version for fans both new and old.” – Alexandra Constandache, CEO TopWare Interactive

Players can expect 10+ hours of thrilling gaming. Therefore you can experience Antaloor like never before. With a major HD engine update. Also packed with new locations, enemies, weapons and achievements. Hence Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae will release on Linux, SteamOS, Mac and Windows PC.

While also coming available is the season pass. Including Call of the Tenebrae and the soon to be released follow up DLC,  Shattered Embrace(Q4-2017). Hence 2 upcoming multiplayer map packs, plus a bunch new deluxe digital content. Including in-game bonus items, the art book, the Two Worlds II compendium. Yet also including game soundtracks and even more.

Update: Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae release delayed June 15th:

“We changed the release date to 15th of June. We need more compatibility testing. Changes from CoT conflict with the main game.”

So Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae new adventure will be an add-on DLC for $9.99 USD. Or buy the Two Worlds II core game separately as a stand-alone title for $14.99 USD. We will have more news and hopefully an official trailer soon.

Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae screenshot 1 Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae screenshot 2

Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae screenshot 3 Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae screenshot 4

A Criminal Past DLC releases on Linux for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

A Criminal Past DLC releases on Linux for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in gaming news

A big announcement in gaming news. Now, due to the hard work of Feral Interactive. Who just announced another Linux #release, A Criminal Past, the new story #DLC for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, is out. Hence #available now on Steam. So yeah, this is some significant gaming news here.

So the DLC is set before the events of Mankind Divided. Hence playing as covert operative Adam Jensen in his first mission for Task Force 29. While posing as a convicted criminal, Jensen is taken deep into a hostile, high-security prison for augmented felons. Since the mission is to track down and retrieve sensitive information from a fellow undercover agent.

A Criminal Past DLC for Linux

The games main story

So the year is 2029, and mechanically augmented humans have now been deemed outcasts. While living a life of complete and total segregation from the rest of society.

Now an experienced covert operative, Adam Jensen is forced to operate in a world that has grown to despise another of his kind. Armed with a new arsenal of state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations, he must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.

A Criminal Past is available now on Steam for Linux and SteamOS, with a price of $11.99/£9.49/€11.99.

System Requirements:


  • OS: Ubuntu 16.10 or Steam OS 2.0 (64 bit required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4130, AMD FX8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2GB Nvidia 680 (driver version: 367.57) AMD GPUs are not supported
  • Storage: 67 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: AMD and Intel Graphics Cards are not supported at the time of release


  • OS: Ubuntu 16.10 64-bit, SteamOS 2.0
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 6GB Nvidia 1060 (driver version: 367.57)
  • Storage: 70 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: AMD and Intel Graphics Cards are not supported at the time of release

Typoman developers calling for native and SteamOS testers

typoman developers calling for beta testers on linux and steamos

So, as the the title indications, the #developers of Typoman are calling for Linux Beta Testers.

Since it took them quite a while this is the one final step in the process. If everything goes well, Typoman will #release for SteamOS and Linux on February 10th.

Brainseed Factory tested the game thoroughly on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS and the latest SteamOS. So the developers are not expecting any major bugs. But would appreciate your help in polishing the game before the release in February!

Beta testers inspired trailer:

Would you like to play the game for free on your system? Hence it should work on any Linux distribution newer than Ubuntu 12.xx.xx or compatible.

Please apply for beta testing via [email protected] asap!

About Typoman

Inspired by the life of devoted writers Typoman takes you on a journey to explore the power of words in the everlasting battle between good and evil. You slip into the role of a character made of letters, struggling to make your way through a dark and hostile world. Despite your small stature you have a powerful gift: You can craft words which will have an effect on the environment. But choose your words wisely – they can either be a blessing …or a curse

Typoman Features:

  • Wield the power of altering the world by by creating, changing or destroying words
  • Solve ingenious and challenging puzzles with a unique aesthetic mix of typography and pen & ink graphics
  • Captivating, carefully drafted, on-the-fly told story using witty word puzzles and puns
  • Surreal, atmospheric game world
  • Featuring Steam Trading Cards, Badges, Leaderboards and Achievements
  • Distinct soundtrack specifically composed for the game

So Brainseed Factory is an independent game studio based in Germany’s former capital city Bonn. The studio is founded by Bilal Chbib and is made up of 7 creative minds and gaming enthusiasts. Hence all of whom love playing but also creating unique memorable games. With Brainseed Factory’s debut title Typoman the studio managed to secure awards and nominations at industry events worldwide.

So again, feel free to contact the studio via [email protected] to jump into Typoman.

A couple of other posts worth checking out, Semispheres and getting votes in for BATTLECREW.

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Steam Dev Days 2016 video content released on YouTube

Steam Dev Days 2016 video content released on YouTube

We all know about Steam Dev Days 2016 covering some content around Linux and #SteamVR finally coming to life. VR was probably one of the most of not the most popular topic of Steam Dev Days 2016, with Vulkan and Linux/SteamOS getting some good coverage as well.

If you want to watch Steam Dev Days 2016 presentations, they have now been made available on YouTube. Two of the more interesting videos to had to do with Unity development, as it continues to be a hugely popular cross-platform game engine and also the Vulkan presentation. It’s also a pleasure to see the Steam Controller being covered, as further support needs to take place.

For many Steam game devs, this is an opportunity to get together in Valve’s stomping grounds and learn from both Valve representatives and each other. It’s also a place where Valve speaks openly (if quietly, given that members of the media are not typically invited to Dev Days) about its plans for the future, and thus it’s always fun to skim Twitter and see what Steam Dev Days attendees are saying about their time at the show.

Building Unity Games for SteamOS/Linux:

Steam Controller:

Vulkan Graphics:


Unity renderers comparison DX12 and Vulkan

With credit to YouTuber “airspeedmph” a Unity #renderers comparison running the #Courtyarddemo between Windows using various versions of DirectX, Vulkan and OpenGL, plus SteamOS using Vulkan and OpenGL. The results are eye opening, but spoiler, it looks like DirectX 12 and Vulkan keep relatively close to the same frame rate.

Check it out. The Green labels are Windows and Blue are SteamOS respectively.

The video synopsis from airspeedmph:

Don’t look too much into it, the demo isn’t a DX12/Vulkan showcase. It was just my curiosity to see how this very GPU/CPU intensive demo will perform using current (some still experimental) Unity renderers. Some details below (press SHOW MORE)

You probably (like me) expected some interesting results, but as it stands there’s barely any difference between them, but since I already made it, here it is.
I’ll likely try later with other demos.

This is a modified version of the Courtyard demo that can be found here: https://blogs.unity3d.com/2015/11/05/…
It is modified because some shaders that the demo is using are now incompatible with the current version of Unity. Is something that can be probably fixed by experimented Unity users, but since I’m not that I just preferred to replace them with standard shaders.

Videos recorded at 1680×1050 windowed since the DX12 build refuse to let go of Vsync in fullscreen mode.

Nothing interesting about GPU/CPU usage data, since it was 100% for all of them.

The demo has a 122 fps limit that I was unable to overcome.


  • i7 4790K
  • Nvidia GTX 780
  • 16 GB RAM

SteamOS Brewmaster
Windows 10

Linux Nvidia driver 367.57
Windows Nvidia driver 373.06

As the results speak for themselves, so does Vulkan and OpenGL running on SteamOS. Needless to say there seems to be varying results on Windows running three different versions of DirectX. Where things get interesting, at different points during the test, DX12 pulls only slightly ahead of Vulkan, while OpenGL on SteamOS still gets a higher frame rate.

With all the talk about SteamVR and Vulkan support, it’s going to be interesting to see test results for the Vive and other headsets used for actual gaming on Linux. If this test is any indication of the work that needs to be done in order to improve Vulkan or even expand the use of OpenGL, VR performance will definitely need some tweaking. Let alone necessary changes and such for the Unity game engine running Vulkan, which is still experimental.


AquaDome arena coming for Rocket League

aquadome arena coming to rocket league

Rocket League is getting a new arena called AquaDome, that is coming free next month from developer Psyonix. Just announced, this release has nothing to do with Irrational Games’ BioShock. The new underwater arena seems to have drawn some influence from Irrational’s franchise with its art style though.

The release will be available in October to coincide with two new paid DLC Battle-Cars: Triton and Proteus. Which are set to cost $1.99 USD each.

“It’s time to take your Battle-Cars 20,001 leagues under the sea with our FREE “AquaDome” update coming to Rocket League this October!

Inspired by the seven seas, the creatures beneath the waves, and the machines we use to study both, AquaDome is the first standard Arena we’ve released since Utopia Coliseum. Expect to see AquaDome on every Rocket League playlist, including Competitive, when it’s released next month.

In addition to the new Arena, we’ll also be launching two new Battle-Cars in the AquaDome update. Triton (a slick, futuristic ocean sub) and Proteus (a more science-minded research vessel) are both made to cruise below the waves and sail over the pitch. Both cars will be individually priced at USD $1.99 (or regional equivalent) per car.”

AquaDome is expected to be playable in both casual and competitive playlists. While Psyonix promises more details about the October add-on content soon. Check out the new underwater arena in action in the trailer below.

As of September 8, 2016, the Linux, SteamOS and Mac versions of Rocket League were released in “Beta.” SteamOS is the only “officially” supported Linux client, though other Linux platforms should be compatible.

Rocket League is currently available on Steam for Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.


Refunct the parkour platformer is now available on Steam

refunct parkour platformer releases for linux steamos and mac

Refunct 3D #parkour platformer, as a result, has #overwhelminglypositive #reviews. Hence thousands of players on Steam should be happy to know. The released on Linux, SteamOS and Mac is officially September 5th.

While the release includes the upcoming Update 3 (see full changelog) which improves gameplay, input, visuals and overall polish. Since the Mac version will leverage the power of Metal on modern hardware. Due to the cutting edge support of Unreal Engine 4.

Refunct is a rather peaceful, short first-person platformer about restoring a vibrant world featuring:

  • Platforming: Wall-jumps, slides, pipes, lifts, springboards, …
  • Beautiful: Emotional soundtrack and vibrant visuals.
  • Peaceful: Non-violent, open world without death.
  • Playful: Learn to play without tutorials.
  • Relaxing: Play at your own pace without pressure.
  • Dynamic: Changing world and music-synced day/night cycle.
  • Seamless: Half an hour of uninterrupted quality playtime.
  • For Everyone: Enjoyable by a wide variety of player skill.

Refunct evolved out of its predecessor Refunktion. A platformer that is as accessible and enjoyable as possible for players of any gender, age or skill set.

Refunct is available now on Steam for Linux, SteamOS, Mac and Windows PC.


Shadow Warrior 2 gameplay video releases 20 minutes of total gore

shadow warrior 2 gameplay video released twenty minutes of gore

Gore #firstperson #shooter Shadow Warrior 2 may not be making a Linux and SteamOS debut for the October 13th release, but the gameplay still looks epic. Killing waves of demonic enemies with a variety of weapons, and that #chainsawkatana looks fun.

What makes Shadow Warrior 2 unique in the heap of FPS games is the complete disregard for logic and taste. Players dismember and shoot bad guys in seemingly endless waves, while doing so in the progression of modern design. Weapons drop as loot and there certainly appear to be a lot of them, each with a mixture of status effects, gem sockets to assist in various play styles. Comparisons to the Borderlands series, where in one second a player could be wielding a chainsaw katana, the next some beastly demolishing weapon of nondescript proportion. The variety in weapon choices seems to make Shadow Warrior 2 uniquely expressive, despite the low-brow humour.

This 20 minutes of gameplay from PC Gamer should warm a few hearts:

Shadow Warrior 2 Features:

Blades and Bullets: Lo Wang delivers his own brand full throttle brutality with an expanded array of over 70 lethal blades and explosive firearms to overcome the demonic opposition. Become a whirlwind of steel and blood with razor sharp katana, short swords, crescent blades, and hand claws or unleash a hellish symphony of ornate firearms to decimate your enemies.

Four Player Co-Op: Battle through the expansive campaign alone or team up as a four-player typhoon of destruction online in campaign co-op mode. Tackle challenging primary missions or thrilling side quests while maintaining your own ninja style with customizable armor, items, and valuable loot from your triumphs.

Procedural Environments: The breach between the human and demon realms created an interdimensional hernia resulting in constant shifts to the world of Shadow Warrior 2. Procedurally generated landscapes and paths bring new twists and turns to once familiar terrain and routine missions.

Brutal Damage System: Choose your weapon based on the situation at hand and then dismantle everything that stands in your path with an advanced gore system. Use precision blade strikes to separate limbs and heads or switch to heavy ordinance and blow a hole right through colossal beasts.

Custom Upgrade System: Upgrade weapons in your arsenal with up to three stones at once to improve performance or augment them with devastating elemental effects. Collect karma, amulets, and armor to enhance Lo Wang’s power and shift his death-dealing artistry into overdrive.

We know what you’re thinking, too bad a Linux and SteamOS release will not be available at launch. All this procedural gore to slash through, slashing an enemy at a predetermined joint location. Environments are randomized, assembled from handcrafted modules that create a different feel every time. The loot, jokes, play style variety, and randomly generated levels makes Shadow Warrior 2 a game designed for mouse and keyboard.
Here’s hoping we have more details closer to the October 13th release.


Shadow Warrior 2 release announced no Linux

shadow warrior 2 release announcement for linux mac windows pc

Shadow Warrior 2 is a #firstperson #hackandslash game developed by independent developer Flying Wild Hog, and finally making it’s way to PC. If you cannot wait to slice up enemies with a #katana, you will be happy to know the wait is not too far off.

Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world he inadvertently corrupted. Battle alongside allies online in four-player co-op or go it alone in this inventive sequel to the best-selling remake from 2013. Complete outrageous missions, collect powerful new armor, arcane relics of legend and choose from an array of masterfully designed weaponry – including a katana chainsaw that allows you to carve up your enemies in real-time.

Shadow Warrior 2 will finally launch next month on October 13th, with the game supposedly being available for pre-order on Steam, GOG and Humble. Pre-ordering will include a 10% discount off the full price as well as receiving the exclusive “Razorback” chainsaw katana. For those who already own Shadow Warrior and Hard Reset Redux will be able to enjoy an additional 10% discount. The next level above that is the Shadow Warrior 2 Deluxe release, which includes the soundtrack, digital book, and the Solid Gold Pack that includes an exclusive gold co-op ninja skin, katana and MP7 gun.

However the release is looking like a Windows only launch, all the Linux and SteamOS system requirements have been removed. And no reply from Flying Wild Hog or Devolver Digital yet. Just this Steam post from a user asking about Linux and SteamOS support.

Hopefully none of you have pre-ordered Shadow Warrior 2 expecting a Linux or SteamOS launch. Quite frankly this whole change in platform support puts a serious damper in our excitement.


Morning Men release date announced for Linux, SteamOS, Mac and Windows PC

morning men release date announced for linux steamos mac pc

After a successful Steam Greenlight campaign, #PixelFederation has #announced the release date for its episodic story-driven adventure #game with RPG elements. Morning Men will launch on Steam on November 22, 2016.

When Pixel Federation launched its Steam Greenlight campaign with high hopes. Based on the feedback received, they were confident in their success. The problem was, the team didn’t know how long the process would take; however, all of their expectations and assumptions were thrown out the window when the game was Greenlit in just five days!

Head to the Steam Greenlight Page to learn more about Morning Men.

Morning Men blends an out-of-this-world story with point-and-click adventuring and turn-based JRPG-style combat. Each character has his or her own traits, which can be changed based on your decisions made throughout your adventure. Help, hurt, or even ruin one of your companions lives by either masterfully or carelessly picking your next narrative step.

With such overwhelming support and new drive for the game, the company decided it is time to announce the release date — Morning Men will be released on Steam for Linux, SteamOS, Mac and Windows PC on November 22, 2016.


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