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Gold Rush! 2 launched on Steam

gold rush! 2 launched on steam in linux gaming news

Today in gaming news, the developers of the original Gold Rush! just launched Gold Rush! 2. Since the #game was decades in the making, this is a true 80’s video game #classic making are return. Hence this release on Steam is currently only available for Windows PC, a Linux release will follow.

So the original Gold Rush! was published in 1988. One of a series of seminal graphic #adventure games from Sierra Online. That game helped define video games history and represents a time when games were games. So playing with a joystick meant something, else.

Linux support:

“A Linux port is planned but now not 100% sure. We will see that after the PC release.”

Gold Rush! 2:

  • From the writers of the original 80’s classic and set 20 years after the original Gold Rush!
  • Completely new story and quests
  • New rendered and animated scenes throughout the game, all in full HD
  • New music throughout

About Gold Rush! 2

Gold Rush! 2 moves the story forward 20 years to 1869.

Jerrod Wilson left his home in Brooklyn, New York during the legendary Gold Rush of 1849. While in search of his brother Jake, who was forced to leave 11 years earlier. After a long adventure, Jake and Jerrod found the richest vein of gold in California’s Mother Lode. So 20 years have now past and the brothers are very wealthy. If they were to return home, their wealth would guarantee them influence and power.

Word arrives from Brooklyn that all is not good. William Tweed, a petty criminal who Jake and Jerrod know from their childhood. Hence now grown to become the head of a gang of thieves and extortionists. What’s more, he is now in the State Legislature. So members of his gang have key positions in authority, including the police. Jake and Jerrod decide to sell their mine and travel home on the newly constructed Transcontinental Railroad. The brothers have evidence that will send Tweed to prison for the rest of his life.

But Tweed has heard they are coming. Having already puts plans in place to stop them from ever returning to Brooklyn. Will the brothers make it back home? If they do, can they stop Tweed’s growing power?

Since Gold Rush! 2 has now launched on Steam for Windows PC gaming. This also includes a 15% discount until May 5th by the way. We will have more news about the coming Linux release from Sunlight Games. Since Gold Rush! Anniversary launched back in 2014 on Linux.

Party Hard 2 releases first Alpha with a pre-order giveaway

party hard 2 releases first alpha with a pre-order giveaway in linux gaming news

Since the first Pinokl Games #release for Party Hard has some great review. Hence now the #sequel 2015’s #stealth strategy hit Party Hard 2 has a playable Alpha. And did I mention it’s free for everyone to play?
Just make note, the Alpha is available on Mac and Windows. So no Linux gaming yet, hence the full release.

Party Hard 2 Announcement Trailer:

So Party Hard 2 is in developement using a new engine (Unity 3D). Which means cross-platform support with changes:

  • 3D Environments with physics
  • Real-time shading
  • 2D Characters blend into the world with 3D meshes for unique depth effects

Since these changes open up brand new gameplay possibilities. Such as explosions in a unique visual style. Hence Pinokl Games and tinyBuid are really keen to show off how it plays.

So this Alpha 1 gameplay shows players some of the new mechanics. All of which is currently in development for Party Hard 2.

  • Players are no longer required to kill all targets at the party. Instead, there are pre-determined targets. Stealthy players will want to hide bodies while gaming. Hence beating the level perfectly without creating notice.
  • The new Party Vision ability is the big news. This allows players to see interactive objects within the scene.
  • Insta-Kill a rechargable ability. While instantly taking out multiple targets in a small area.
  • Players will be able to carry up to 3 extra items. So this is in addition to the knife. For example, you can carry a gas canister onto the dance-floors and light it up.

tinybuild are giving away 10 Pre-Order Keys for Party Hard 2. For a chance to win, simply:


So this is some significant news. Since the good folks at tinyBuild are allowing everyone to play Party Hard 2. Hence the freely available Alpha with one level of gameplay. It is only playable on Mac and Windows, no Linux yet. Yet we will see Linux support with the full release coming this summer.

Gold Rush! 2 indie strategy coming to Linux

gold rush! 2 indie strategy release coming to linux in gaming news

In gaming news, developer Sunlight Games is getting ready to #release Gold Rush! 2 [official website]. Hence this indie strategy game takes you back to the early #goldrush days in California. So even though it’s not quite clear that Gold Rush! 2 is going to be a full #sequel to 2014’s Gold Rush! Anniversary.

Linux support:

“A Linux port is planned but now not 100% sure. We will see that after the PC release.”


Since Jerrod Wilson left his home in Brooklyn, New York during the legendary Gold Rush of 1849. All to find his brother Jake, who was forced to leave 11 years earlier. After a long adventure, Jake and Jerrod found the richest vein of gold in California’s Mother Lode. Now it’s 1869. Since 20 years of hard work has made their mine very successful. Most of their mining profits were sent home to Mr. Quail. Hence the banker and family friend, who has been investing them wisely. The brothers are as wealthy as Wall Street tycoons. So if they ever return to NY, they will be very influential gentlemen.

Mr. Quail sends news from home and it’s not always good. William Tweed, who Jake and Jerrod personally knew to be the leader of a gang of thieves. These extortionists (the man who forced Jake to leave Brooklyn), has become very powerful. So he is now in the State Legislature and members of his gang have key positions in Brooklyn. Hence Tweed’s political corruption has allowed his gang’s crime to go unchecked. Since the police are also on his payroll.

Jake and Jerrod decide to sell their mine. Travelling home on the newly constructed Transcontinental Railroad. The brothers have evidence that should send Tweed to prison for the rest of his life. Yet Tweed has heard they are coming and plans to stop them from ever returning to Brooklyn. So a contest of wits has begun with “Boss” Tweed. A man with political power, wealth and a gang of criminals at his command.

Gold Rush! 2 Features:

  • Far more than 80 prerendered images and animated scenes in full HD
  • Complete new story and quests from the developer from the 80s
  • New recorded music
  • Optimized Point and Click gaming control

The Release:

“The versions for the other platforms will be released soon after the PC-version. The box-version for PC is scheduled for June 23rd. It can be exclusively pre-ordered at the Sunlight Games online shop. All pre-orders will be shipped much more earlier than the retail-release!”

Since we can expect Gold Rush! 2 to release on April 28th via Steam. Expect to get into native Linux gaming after the initial launch. Hopefully we will have more news available soon.

System Requirements:

  • OS: Linux
  • Processor: Dual Core with 2 GHz (or better)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Minumum of 512 MB
  • Storage: 1800 MB available space

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and end of year Linux support

ashes of the singularity: escalation and end of year linux support in gaming news

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation has cropped up in gaming news. Hence the #strategy RPG simulation #game looks like it will have a Linux build with #Vulkan support by year end. Thanks to the dedicated fan base and avid Linux gamers eager to see a native port. This is just one way we see more native support, a higher demand.

So a comment from a Stardock Entertainment developer has shown up the Steam discussions outlined a rough release date.

“Hi all – Had a discussion about this and at best we’re looking at end of 2017 for Linux support.”

Although it’s a bit too early to tell, the fact that Vulkan is mentioned outlines some positive intent. And personally, I have not put a great deal of time into playing other Stardock Entertainment titles. Yet I do know that the Galactic Civilization’s titles have amicable success. While Sins of a Solar Empire has had tremendous success. Since the average rating for those games ranges from 82 – 92 in the Steam reviews. And the developers just keep adding more and more to the gaming experience.

So to top things off, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation has just received a massive update. Hence including a Game Replay function to replay what you opponents were doing, with up to 3 replays automatically saved. Plus Balance Adjustments, so things like changing core gameplay values while tweaking most the units for both the PHC and the Substrate. Modding Support, which is how games now live longer and improve thanks to the fan base. Hence the modders guide. And finally New Maps, a 12-player Terran map and Aenghus, the 10-player desert map righid for 8 players or enclosed 4v4 team gaming.


The human race has expanded into the galaxy thanks to the wonders of the technological singularity. Player have become so powerful that you can manage vast armies across an entire world. Providing you with an ever greater galactic empire.

So now humanity is under assault by a new enemy. Calling themselves the Substrate, they seek to annihilate the human race from existence. You, as an up and coming member of the Post-Human Coalition. Hence dealing with both this new menace as well as renegade humans trying to lay claim to their own worlds.

Play as the Post Human Coalition or their eternal foes the Substrate. While battling for control of the galaxy. Experience maps of unprecedented size and detail. With the unparalleled power of the world’s first native 64-bit RTS engine, Nitrous.

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Features:

    Huge maps can house over a dozen players at once and is perfect for a ‘comp stomp’ or a chaotic free-for-all.
    The global view feature lets you use the mouse wheel to zoom out and exercise greater control over your armies. Easily see the entire battlefield and control large groups of units effectively.
    Wage war across landscapes of massive crystal formations or storm your enemy’s base across spans of volcanic pits and burning terrain.
    Plenty of map options allow for variety and challenge in both single and multiplayer games!
    Add to the gameplay dynamic with unique units for both the PHC and the Substrate! Battle your enemies with heavily armored units, powerful aircraft, helpful support bots, and more.
    Surprise your enemies with unexpected orbital attacks to slow their armies and halt their progress or protect your Nexus by upgrading your defensive structures

Since the Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation gaming experience takes players online. This should not be news, yet playing online with friends in ranked or unranked multiplayer modes. Or even playing by yourself against powerful non-cheating AI in skirmish or campaign mode. So no matter how you want to take on the strategy is what it’s all about. Hence figuring out what technologies to research, where to send your armies or how to manage your economy. Therefore the type of units you construct are crucial to winning.

Also, it should not be news to anyone, this a massive-scale real time strategy game. Therefore players will wage war across worlds with thousands of units. So choose a side.

Currently Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is available on Steam, Humble Store and GOG. So Linux support with Vulkan is some great news. More details coming soon.

Attack of the Earthlings turn-based strategy coming to Linux

attack of the earthlings turn-based strategy coming in linux gaming news

Attack of the Earthlings is a #turnbased #strategy #game. Just announced in gaming, developed by Team Junkfish. And since this is a Unity game, a Linux release should be a given, right?
So gameplay has players taking on the roll of aliens. While fending off an invasive of humans. Hence the humans have landed their massive space-drill on your house. So combining turn-based combat and stealth for this off-beat narrative campaign. Players will have to fight their way up the aforementioned space-drill. While consuming their enemies, upgrading their forces and attending a birthday party. Yes, seriously.

Linux release:

“We do plan linux support for Attack of the Earthlings

Since the development team behind the project is Team Junkfish. We are interested to know more, but very little game details are available right now. Even a release date is TBD.
Yet this is a bit of a stretch from the Team Junkfish debut title, Monstrum. Hence the well rated first-person horror game that made news back in 2015. Which is still doing well on Steam.


  • Attack of the Earthlings is a turn-based strategy game. Players take on the race of aliens fending off a deadly invasive species – humans. Who have landed their massive space-drill on your house. While combining turn-based combat and stealth in an off-beat narrative campaign.
  • Evolve your Units: Convert human flesh into alien muscle. Consume corpses and use their biological material. Then transform your units into specialised roles with unique abilities!
  • Plan your attack: Adapt your forces to the situation and your play style. Emerge from vents and lockers to take your prey by surprise. Such as group attack to kill multiple enemies at once. Or just gang up on someone bigger than you!

From just the humour side of Attack of the Earthlings, the game has our attention. While not necessarily the big news in gaming. We do have confirmation at least, so a Linux build is coming.

For more details, check out the official website.

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