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Solstice Chronicles: MIA hits July 26th on Steam

solstice chronicles: mia hits july 26th on steam for windows then linux mac gaming

So what do you do with an infected Martian colony? Chatty drone companion? While facing off against unending hordes of space mutants that want to tear you limb from limb? Just another day at the office in #SolsticeChroniclesMIA. Coming first to #Windows, then Linux and Mac.

Launching July 26th on Steam. Since Ironward’s Solstice Chronicles: MIA will throw players into the boots of a lone marine. While left for dead, clawing for his own shotgun-induced survival. As he faces off against all manner of sci-fi horrors while #gaming. Don’t believe us? Check out the game’s teaser trailer below for a look at the explosive action lying in wait:

Blending twin-stick shooter gaming sensibilities with deep tactics. So you’d better be ready to flex your brain muscles before the mutants get to them first. The horrors bearing down on you aren’t liable to take it easy. So you’ll need to take advantage of Solstice Chronicles’ class-based skill-trees . With upgradeable weaponry, and countless drone abilities. Making it out alive at least until the bigger baddies start dropping in.

Solstice Chronicles: MIA Features

  • Master fluid twin-stick combat to blast through waves of mutants on Mars.
  • Use your drone’s abilities tactically. Weighing the risk and reward of decisions. Since these drastically change the threat you face.
  • Decide between scavenging for supplies and upgrades. All to face off 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, which will obliterate 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.

What about the Linux release?

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

Come July 26th, it’s time to let your fight-or-flight instincts kick into overdrive. How will you take the fight to the mutants? Trigger finger can’t wait that long? Scratch that Martian-hunting itch in Ironward’s debut titleThe Red Solstice, on sale for 70% off as part of the Steam Summer Sale starting now. Which is not a native Linux build, just Windows. Yet is still playable using PlayOnLinux or Wine.

Ash of Gods successfully funded on Kickstarter

ash of gods successfully funded on kickstarter coming to linux mac windows games

Indie developer AurumDust released Ash of Gods: Redemption via Kickstarter in May. So now their  turn-based role-playing strategy game is successfully hit their goal on Kickstarter. Since the #games release will be coming to Linux, Mac and #Windows. So we are keen to share the news.

#AshofGods is a mix between a roguelike role-playing visual novel. While also an online turn-based strategy game. Taking heavily inspiration from The Banner Saga series. As well as Japanese visual novel games and the spirit of The Darkest Dungeon. Which is expected to deliver a unique game to Linux, Mac and Windows later this year.

Ash of Gods Features:

  • An emphasis on roguelike storytelling.​ The dialogue choices you make, journey paths you take and battles you fight. Since each truly affect the story and the world around you. The team’s resources and time are limited—you must choose who should live. And who must die in order to continue along your path. If you rush forward mindlessly, you will gradually lose your characters. Including the major ones. But even the death of the party’s leader will not lead to “game over”!
  • PVP and PVE multiplayer modes.​ While living through the story and top the global ratings. With your characters in the multiplayer mode. Unlock new characters and cards. So upgrade them to build your own unique strategy and tactics. While creating your own clans. Join forces with friends and participate in battles together.
  • Smart AI that constantly learns exactly how to defeat you.​ Since the AI automatically adapts to your style of playing. You’ll never be able to invent “imba” tactics or find that “invincible” team build.
  • Live music. ​The music of this project is the result of collaboration. Hence these wonderful game composers: Adam Skorupa, Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz. And even Michał Cielecki (who wrote the music for such projects as Bullet Storm, Painkiller, The Witcher, EVE Online, Call of Juarez and Shadow Warrior​ ).

Graphics and Story:

  • Scrupulously hand-drawn graphics​. The visual style of Ash of Gods has been inspired by the work of Ralph Bakshi. Hence the old-school Disney cartoons and the Soviet animation studio “Soyuzmultfilm” of the 60’s. Character animation in combat scenes are based on live actors’ motion capture.
  • Story created by author Sergey Malitsky​, is a contemporary Russian fantasy author of Polish descent. Best known for his fantasy series Arban Saesh, The Code of Semideath. Along with Nothing Personal, Stones of Mitutu, Shelter of the Cursed and others. Sergey has been the recipient of the “Sword without a Name” and “Golden Caduceus” awards. We hope that our game will mark the beginning of the translation. And publication of his books into English.
  • A new approach to tactical strategies.​ A mix of turn-based strategy and card RPG. Where the cards determine your strategy and the characters’ classes determine your tactics on the battlefield.

So Ash of Gods: Redemption launch on Kickstarter on May, 23th. While now backed by more than 1470 people. There are still less than 2 days until the end of the games campaign. Therefore, now is the time to get your pledge in. While the Ash of Gods: Redemption release is scheduled for the end of 2017 for Linux, Mac and Windows.

Cryptark sci-fi strategy shooter launches (Linux)

cryptark sci-fi strategy shooter launches linux mac windows games

Since the day has finally come, the sci-fi strategy shooter #Cryptark launches. Hence the 2D roguelike #games available on Linux, Mac and #Windows PC. Where players take on the role of a heavily armed privateer seeking to earn government contracts. Doing so while boarding deadly alien space-hulks. Since each of the ancient derelicts is a hornet’s nest of cybernetic drones. Which are the security systems you must you must traverse. So it’s up to you to strategize a plan of attack. Selecting from the right equipment loadout and destroy the central core to be victorious.

So yes, this is definitely my style. Since the games available for Linux but also a challenging roguelike. Therefore players will have to bring their A-game if they hope to wreak havoc.

Cryptark Features

  • Complex, procedurally generated alien space-hulks to board and defeat.
  • Challenging, re-playable campaign that tests your strategy and tactics.
  • Over 70 weapons and items, including frag-cannons, tractor-beams, flamethrowers and nukes.
  • High-score leader boards to rank your skills.
  • Fully lip-synced voice acting brings your fellow shipmates to life.
  • Blood-pumping soundtrack perfect for intense firefights.

So be careful as failure will result in a loss of investment and profit. Since these decaying alien arks defend themselves from intruders. Face off against a wide arsenal of cyborg monstrosities, robotics and security systems. Since all obstacles must be surpassed to achieve victory. The destruction of the ship’s central System Core.

Cryptark launches on Linux, Mac and Windows PC’s. While Humble Store lists the game, it’s only Steam that has the 25% discount until July 5th.

Tropico 6 bigger and better than ever before

tropico 6 bigger and better than ever before linux mac windows games

While in times of political turmoil and social unrest. The people are calling out for a visionary leader. Yet one who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. So #KalypsoMedia is thrilled to announce El Presidente’s glorious return in Tropico 6. Which will officially be launching on Linux, Mac, #Windows PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in 2018.
Since players will go forward, proving yourself once again as a feared dictator. Or maybe a peace-loving statesman on the island state of Tropico. And yet you can shape the fate of your nation through the #games four distinctive eras. While facing new challenges on the international stage. And always keep the needs of your people in mind, in spite of any negative press covfefe.

Since Tropico 6 represents a bold new lease of life for the much-loved series. While the new developer Limbic Entertainment brings exciting new ideas to El Presidente’s highly-polished table. As well as a stunning new engine developed in Unreal Engine 4.
So for the first time in the game series. Players can manage extensive archipelagos and build bridges to connect your islands. While also being able to establish new means of transportation and infrastructure. Send your agents on raids to steal the wonders of the world. Including the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Customize your palace at will and give election speeches from your balcony. All while you win the favor of your subjects. Tropico 6 is the biggest, most beautiful and most ambitious entry in the games history of the series. Including many more exciting features to be announced in the coming weeks and months.

So we have to admit, the switch to Unreal Engine 4 is amicable. Since the games release will be available on Linux, Mac and Windows PC’s. And while Kalypso Media are announcing the details, it looks like this means a day one Linux release.

Watch the Tropico 6 trailer here:

Features of Tropico 6

  • Play on large archipelagos for the first time in the series. Manage multiple islands at the same time and adapt to various new challenges.
  • Send your agents on raids to foreign lands to steal world wonders and monuments. Adding them to your collection.
  • Build bridges, construct tunnels and transport your citizens and tourists in taxis, buses and aerial cable cars. Tropico 6 offers completely new transportation and infrastructure possibilities.
  • Customize the looks of your palace at will and choose from various extras.
  • Tropico 6 features a revised research system focusing on the political aspects of being the world’s greatest dictator.
  • Election speeches are back! Address the people and make promises that you can’t possibly keep.
  • Cooperative and competitive multiplayer for up to four players.

So Tropico 6 is scheduled for worldwide release on Linux, Mac, Windows PC PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in 2018. While the official release date has not been confirmed yet.

For more information, please visit kalypsomedia.com.

Lux Alliance diplomacy and strategy multiplayer

lux alliance diplomacy and strategy multiplayer in linux mac windows games

Alright, so Lux Alliance is a synchronized-turns world conquest game. Hence now fully released for Linux, Mac and #Windows PC’s. And while the #games inspired by #classicstrategy titles RISK, Axis & Allies and Diplomacy. Which means players will have to marshall your troops. While collaborating with allies and anticipating your opponents. All to capture the enemy HQ’s (or Flags) to win.

So one of the best mechanics in Lux Alliance, there is no waiting. Meaning, no hanging out wasting time while other players to make their moves. Everyone plans their orders at the same time. So when planning is finished, all battles are resolved simultaneously. Therefore you can finish an epic game in half an hour.

Therefore the singleplayer games against computer AI;s will give your brain a workout. Or you could jump into some fast real-time multiplayer games. While even being able to play slower once-a-day turns games. The network game tracker lists them all. Which is excellent since you can host your own server.

Lux Alliance Features:

  • Take over the world in 10 minutes!
  • Synchronized-turns: Everyone moves at once!
  • Cross-platform online multi-player with rankings league!
  • Conquer over 100 different maps: Historical, geometric, fantasy, Alexander the Great, Roman Empire, the World Wars, American Civil War and more!
  • Create your own maps with the built-in Map Editor.
  • Challenging AI will push you hard (no joke).
  • Programmers can create new AIs using the open-source LuxAgent SDK.
  • Hot-keys galore!

Lux Allianceis available now on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While also on sale, with a 10% discount until June 15th.