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The Great Whale Road launching from Early Access on March 30th

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#SunburnedGames, the independent studio that creates games with rich historical settings. Hence the big gaming news is the full release of their #firsttitle, The Great Whale Road, launching out of Early Access on March 30, 2017.

In The Great Whale Road, story-driven RPG meets interactive #historicalfiction. Set in sixth-century medieval Europe, the game revives an ancient world through its digitally hand-drawn art. Complete with colourful characters, atmospheric soundtrack, and deeply researched lore.

The Great Whale Road release will include the complete storyline for the Danes of Úlfarrsted. This story, in addition to seasonal events, side quests, resource management, and tactical turn-based combat. Hence the result of two years of work, including eight months of Early Access community feedback. Sunburned Games thanks the community, their team, and their families.In addition to English The Great Whale Road will be available in German, Spanish, and we hope Italian as well. The French version is a bit behind schedule, but we think we will have it ready for the first free update – fittingly the Frankish storyline in early May. We will post a few more updates over the coming week.

So what’s the significant gaming news here?
Going forward, Sunburned Games will release two storylines based on two separate cultures: the Franks and the Frisians. Linux players can look forward to this additional narrative content, which will be added to the game in two free updates before the summer.

The March release finishes the Danish story and completes the core feature set of the game. It also includes improvements to combat and resource management, adding new mechanics for deeper gameplay.

The Great Whale Road will be launching on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC on March 30th.

Arma: Cold War Assault releases for Linux and Mac

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Here is some significant gaming news, Arma: Cold War Assault, Bohemia Interactive‘s debut game published by #Codemasters as #OperationFlashpoint in 2001. Hence just #released on Steam for Linux, and Mac . While going on to become a genre-defining combat military simulation. And the No. 1 bestselling PC game around the world. While also winning many international awards, including “Game of The Year” and “Best Action Game”. Hence the big gaming news, over 2 million copies have been sold since its release.

Story

Since the horrors of WWIII are imminent. There are clashes over the Malden Islands from dusk to dawn and you are caught in-between. Therefore players must use all of the available resources in your arsenal to hold back the incoming darkness. Victor Troska came back to Nogovo, so he thought the pain of war was left buried in his past. But his dream lies broken now.

Arma: Cold War Assault Features:

Cold War Assault

  • Command squad of fully equipped troops
  • Over 40 authentic vehicles and aircraft
  • Immersive campaign and single missions
  • LAN/Internet multiplay
  • Vast 100km2 battlezones

Resistance

  • Story-driven 20-mission campaign
  • Nogova – the new 100km2 island
  • New vehicles, weapons and equipment
  • Detailed urban environments

So Arma: Cold War Assault is available now on Steam for Linux and Mac. We have not had a chance to get into gameplay, but for $4.99 USD it’s dirt cheap.

System Requirements:

Minimum:

  • OS: Fedora 25, Ubuntu 16.04, SteamOS, Mint 18 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: 64-bit 1+ GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+ capable GPU with latest nVidia or Mesa drivers
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL sound compatible audiocard

Recommended:

  • OS: Fedora 25, Ubuntu 16.04, SteamOS, Mint 18 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 with 512 MB VRAM or AMD Radeon HD 7850 withg 1 GB VRAM or better
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL sound compatible audiocard

Faeria the free-to-play card strategy game launches on Steam

faeria free-to-play card strategy game launches on linux mac pc

#Abrakam are ecstatic to announce that Faeria has #launched for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence this card strategy with its unique living board gameplay. Hence leaving Early Access and is now #officially available on Steam. Since launching in Early Access in March 2016, Faeria has been extensively evolved and improved. Reaching the finely tuned launch version thanks to the thousands of testers having contributed over 40,000 pieces of feedback that helped to improve the game.

So the focus on making a game that is easy to learn yet hard to master has resulted in more than 500,000 downloads. Hence the free-to-play Beta and the rise of a vibrant esports community created a significant difference. Since the launch of the monthly cup, Faeria has accumulated over 110,000 hours watched. So fans and players tune in to see some of the most competitive play available.

Faeria free-to-play card strategy launch Trailer:

Development of the game has only just begun as the game officially launches. Now with even more content, cards, as well as both social and competitive features in the works.  The world of Faeria expands further since entering Early Access. So the development team added a full blown single player experience with over 20 hours of content. Then updated the user interface, 40 new cards, a spectator mode and now true cross platform play between Steam and iPad. While support for Android devices and smartphones will also be available soon. With the recent update comes a ‘War Effort’, in which every piece of Gold collected by the community is added to a grand total. Once this total hits 50,000,000 we will reveal our exciting plans for Faeria’s next few months!

“It’s been an exciting journey to get here and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our amazing community. This has really helped to shape Faeria into what we see today,” said Emilien Eloy, Chief Marketing Officer at Abrakam. “Our time in Early Access has allowed us to develop this deep and community driven game. Complete with new and highly demanded features released regularly. Now the game is ready to expand its user base to the whole world. So we are ready for the challenge of keeping this ever expanding world exciting and competitive for all players. We are PC gamers first but we are especially excited about our next challenge – bringing exactly the same high quality Strategy Game experience to mobile devices.”

Find more details about Faeria growth and developed over the past year. All by experiencing ‘Faeria Tales: Road to 1.0’.

Faeria is free-to-play, available to download Free on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

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Steel Division: Normandy 44 coming thanks to Paradox and Eugen Systems

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So Paradox Interactive, a publisher on the front line of gaming. Just #announced that it has partnered with Eugen Systems. A renowned developer of games such as the #Wargame-series and R.U.S.E. Hence the release of Steel Division: Normandy 44, a new tactical real-time #strategy game for Linux, Mac and Windows PCs.
Steel Division: Normandy 44
is a game that puts players in command of historically accurate tanks, troops, and vehicles at the height of World War II, and will feature a single-player campaign alongside online multiplayer modes, up to and including 10-versus-10 battles. The game will be available later this year.

Steel Division: Normandy 44 trailer:

Steel Division: Normandy 44 features thorough attention to historical detail for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence taking place from the carefully rendered tanks to the in-game maps – based on actual aerial reconnaissance photos of Normandy in 1944. Since the game runs on the latest version Eugen’s IRISZOOM engine. While allowing players to zoom from an aerial, battle-wide perspective all the way down to a single unit. Keeping track of the dynamic front line as they plan and execute maneuvers, ambushes, and more. While creating a battlegroup of historically accurate infantry, tanks, and vehicles, to troop positioning and real-time engagement with the enemy. So players will need to be clever and cunning in order to win; raw firepower alone will not be enough.

“Few developers appreciate real-time strategy and history as much as Eugen Systems. And that’s what makes this partnership so ideal,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “The level of detail they’ve included in Steel Division is impressive. And I know it will meet the high standards that Paradox gaming fans have when it comes to their historical games.”

Real-time strategy will feature:

  • Command Over 400 Historically Accurate Units: Whether fighting for control in intense multiplayer battles with up to 10-vs-10 players going head-to-head. Playing alone or working with friends in ranked matches. Players will need to coordinate their selection of historically accurate infantry, tanks, aircraft, and support vehicles. While working to counter enemy units in this Tactical RTS game.
  • Real-world Tactics: Battles rage over three distinct phases, where different units unlock over time. Therefore mimicking the movements of real-world armies and adding variety to gaming and the ever-changing theatre of war. A dynamic front line illustrates the ebb and flow of the conflict.  Pin down your opponent’s infantry to gain the advantage and force a retreat, or push through with a perfectly executed plan.
  • Real-world Setting: Using the latest version of Eugen’s IRISZOOM engine, players can smoothly zoom from a tactical aerial view all the way down to a single unit, and see 400 different real-world vehicles and units designed with careful historical detail and accuracy. Maps are designed based on actual aerial reconnaissance photos of Normandy in 1944, requiring real-world tactics and real-time strategy to cover and control.
  • Outplan, Outsmart, Outgun: From battlegroup customization to troop positioning and maneuvering, winning battles requires cunning and strategy, not just raw firepower. Each unit lost presents a growing tactical disadvantage, and players will need to fight to gain — and keep — the upper hand.

For more information on Steel Division: Normandy 44, visit steeldivisiongame.com and on Steam. Even though Steam does not list Linux.

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911 Operator strategy simulator launches with day 1 support

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So 911 Operator is a #singleplayer #strategy #simulator on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While originally revealed in a successful Kickstarter campaign back in July 2016. Hence this unique release in gaming has the player dealing with the difficult work of people managing emergency lines and services. Therefore taking on the role of an emergency dispatcher, who has to rapidly deal with the incoming reports. Hence the task is not just to pick up the calls, but also to react appropriately to the situation. Sometimes giving first aid instructions is enough. While other times a police, fire department or paramedics’ intervention is a necessity. So keep in mind, that the person on the other side of the line might turn out to be a dying daughter’s father. Even an unpredictable terrorist or just a prankster. And probably one of the most unique games since  the launch of This is the Police.

So gameplay let’s players check out thousands of cities from all around the world. Free Play mode lets you choose a city to play on. Hence this game type will download a necessary map, along with real streets, addresses and the emergency infrastructure. You can also try the Career mode, which contains 6 cities with unique events. Such surviving an earthquake in San Francisco or saving Washington, D.C. from bomb attacks. The more serious side of dealing with different Natural Disasters.

911 Operator Features:

  • Over 50 recorded dialogues inspired by real calls: serious and dramatic, but sometimes also funny or annoying.
  • Real First Aid instructions.
  • Oppurtinity to play on any city in the world!
  • 6 selected cities in Career mode, featuring unique calls and events.
  • More than 140 types of reports to encounter.
  • 12 types of emergency vehicles (including helicopters, police cars and motorcycles).

So a number of police, fire department and paramedic units are at your disposal. Making for a very realistic style of gaming. Since the forces may use a variety of vehicles (from common ambulances to police helicopters). Or other essential equipment (e.g., bulletproof vests, first aid kits and technical tools) and consist of team members with different abilities.

911 Operator is one of the more realistic strategy simulators in gaming. Now available on Steam with a 20% discount for Linux, Mac and Windows PC until March 3rd.

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