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The Black Death could see a Linux release

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The Black Death, the medieval survival RPG from Small Impact Games and Green Man Gaming Publishing. Also just launching Pestilence, the latest update in its active development cycle. The games major update brings a new player experience to the game for Windows. Allowing them to enter the world of Mercia as a plague doctor looking for a cure. So what about Linux?

The Coma: Recut available on Steam for Linux

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Since The Coma: Recut was expected to release on Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows. Hence this nerve-shredding school-based survival-horror adventure from Devespresso Games. Now stalking its way into nature support via Steam. While I can’t say the same for GOG, we do have a playable Linux and Ubuntu port available.

Ashworld now on Steam with discount

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Ashworld is an open world survival adventure crafted pixel by pixel. Hence the work of Orangepixel that is now available on Steam for Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows with a discount.

Since the games set in a post apocalyptic world a few hundred years from now. Water and food are valuable, rare and the most important things you’ll have to find. While you try to survive the ragelands. An area of the world terrorised by the Ragers.
Hence the stereotypical group of road-warriors with no respect for the little life that’s left.

Distrust the incredible 10-day cruise contest

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Alawar Premium invites all Distrust fans to participate in a contest. Hence the opportunity to win an incredible 10-day cruise to Antarctica on January 21-30, 2018. While including a paid round trip from the winner’s city to Ushuaia (Argentina). The expedition’s starting point. During the contest period from September 18th till November 30th, 2017.
So players have to scavenge the map for five missing ticket pieces. Since they are all hidden around the scientific base. While unlocking the achievement “Lucky Ticket” and accessing the registration form. Therefore the winner will be selected in a random draw at the beginning of December.

Hunt: Showdown could see a Linux release?

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Since gameplay footage released from Crytek’s PvP monster hunter, Hunt: Showdown. Which to overwhelmingly positive feedback at E3. While Crytek have all of the footage available to the public via the Hunt Youtube channel. So take a look at the latest IP from the creators of Crysis. Since we could see a Linux and Ubuntu port beside Windows.

ARK: Survival Evolved full release hits today

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Studio Wildcard today release the full certification. Since dinosaur survival-adventure game ARK: Survival Evolved has its full release. Available now for Linux, Mac and Windows on Steam and Humble Store.

“The evolution of ARK has taken a 2-year journey through early access. And the full version will demonstrate that the extra time in development was put to good use,” said Doug Kennedy, CEO and Co-Founder Studio Wildcard. “We spent the extra time squashing bugs and improving performance. While enhancing the single player experience. Delivering the end-game content that will reveal the full story of ARK. We’re excited to finally get it into the hands of survivors everywhere!”

ARK: Survival Evolved ($59.99 USD)

This base game includes everything a burgeoning Jurassic adventurer needs. So get started in the world of ARK. This includes the core game, and all free content available up to this point. Offering up hundreds of hours of gameplay to players.

ARK: Survival Evolved – Explorer’s Edition ($99.99 USD)

The Explorer’s Edition takes the base game, and adds even MORE – introducing a Season Pass that will grant access to all expansion packs, starting with Scorched Earth (available now) and including more packs launching later this year and into 2018.

ARK: Survival Evolved – Limited Collector’s Edition

Since only at GameStop and EB Games Canada will retail ARK content. Therefore fans can buy the “ARK: Survival Evolved Limited Collector’s Edition” for $159.99 USD/$219.99 CAN. The ultimate ARK fan’s dream, the limited Collector’s Edition is a collectible faux-wooden chest box that contains the ARK Explorer’s Edition (base game + Season Pass) along with…

  • A handcrafted leather-bound Explorer’s Notebook, featuring the Dossiers of every in-game creature
  • An official ARK necklace
  • A cloth map of the ARK island
  • A poster of the Studio Wildcard development team
  • The official ARK: Survival Evolved soundtrack, recorded live by the Philharmonia Orchestra

So these ARK: Survival Evolved pack are available via retail. Since the games are available via GameStop in the US and EB Games in Canada. It seems after doing some calling around, the US stores carry the retail edition. While some Canadian Store list the different editions. Either way, a Steam key will be available.

While the games release is here. Join the ARK: Survival Evolved growing band of survivors in the community forums HERE.

So the full release for ARK: Survival Evolved launches worldwide on Steam and Humble Store. Including support for Linux, Mac and Windows.

For the latest updates follow Studio Wildcard on Twitter, like us on Facebook, subscribe to us on YouTube, visit the Website at playark.com and watch us tame and train leviathan dinosaurs on Twitch.TV.

Distrust strategy survival now on Steam (Linux)

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Alawar Premium recently announced their 3D Sci-fi survival game, Distrust. Since the games now available on Steam for Windows. This of course leaves people asking about Linux. There have a couple of threads on the Steam disussions, but with limiting information. With the first saying, “we don’t exclude this possibility.” And the second outlining, “sadly, but we can’t promise.”
Yet after submitting the questions to developer Cheerdealers:

“I’m afraid we can’t guarantee Linux support now. Maybe much later, but not at release.”

So we do know that Distrust development uses Unity 3D. And given the amount of eager players waiting for Linux support. A native build should be in order. Yet there is no definitive confirmation or release date.

Distrust Gameplay

Inspired by John Carpenter’s classic movie ‘The Thing’. Distrust combines survival gameplay with an intriguing story. While also including and unexpected plot twists. In an abandoned scientific base deep in the remote Arctic. Players must try to withstand the harsh climate while scavenging for supplies. All through a randomly generated environment full of deadly anomalies. Each one threatens their sanity. All in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the base’s crew.

“After a rigorous testing phase we are excited to finally launch Distrust on Steam. We believe that fans of horror fiction will enjoy the game’s atmosphere that reflects John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’. Which is the main inspiration for the story,” said Artem Bochkarev, Producer at Alawar. “In addition to a captivating narrative and exciting survival gameplay, Distrust packs in plenty of game events, quests and plot twists that make each survival attempt different and terrifying.”

Distrust Gameplay Trailer:

A helicopter crash has left two lone survivors stranded near an abandoned Arctic scientific base. Playing as both survivors, players switch back and forth between them. Scavenging the base for food and supplies while also battling a terrifying force. Since it only attacks the characters as they sleep, sucking the life out of their bodies. However, if players choose to avoid the force by staying awake. They risk exhaustion and crippling but harmful character mutations. Once one character’s perception of reality is altered. The player must switch more constantly between the two to determine what is real and what is not. All the while unravelling the mystery of what is happening to the base’s missing residents. Featuring a selection of 15 characters with unique skills and abilities, various mutations, quests and randomly generated maps,

Distrust is now available on Steam or Humble Store with a 20% discount until August 30th. Since the games only available for Windows, Linux gamers can play via Wine.

JCB Pioneer: Mars on Early Access – August 31

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Independent studio, Atomicom and publisher GamesCo, release details about JCB Pioneer: Mars. Hence the survival sandbox games launch on Steam Early Access, August 31st for Windows. While Linux support is yet to be formally confirmed. Since there is Steam listing available yet. So accompanying this announcement, the team is sharing a short video feature. Highlighting “Tools Of Survival”. While outlining the technology the player must rely on to successfully survive. And colonise the harsh Mars environment.
The video focuses on the beautiful, speculative space suits. Designed by Jim Bowers, co-creator of the illustrious Wipeout series, and the ultra-rugged. While also futuristic JCB vehicles, custom-designed by engineers at JCB. So players can master the alien landscape and ensure humanity’s future lies beyond planet Earth.

JCB Pioneer: Mars Steam Early Access Teaser Trailer:

So from the games video alone, the gameplay is very similar to Astroneer. Another Unreal Engine 4 game currently on Early Access. Yet that games experience relies on resource management and survival. While JCB Pioneer: Mars is more geared towards heavy equipment.

“We’re thrilled to announce the Early Access release date of JCB Pioneer: Mars. This is the first step players take on their journey to colonise the red planet,” says Andy Santos, Design Director of Atomicom. “With the Tools Of Survival video. Players have a taste of the custom-designed technology and how it is crucial to their survival.”

“We are hugely excited by the announcement of JCB Pioneer: Mars’ Early Access release date,” said JCB Worldwide Marketing Director, Michael Plummer. “Members of our design team have relished the opportunity to create these futuristic space vehicles. We’re delighted that players will be able to use JCB machinery on the planet Mars before using them on earth.”

What’s in the Gameplay

JCB Pioneer: Mars begins as the player awakens from a crash. Surrounded by the wreckage of their Lander vehicle. Amidst falling debris and hurtling winds. Survival is the first goal – locate oxygen and establish an outpost. Then the player slowly begins to establish him or herself on Mars. Learning to combat the planets fierce and hostile weather patterns. Beginning a larger operation of colonisation. Life-support infrastructure is crucial but so is mining natural resources. All part of a broader mission to save an ailing Earth.

So JCB Pioneer: Mars will launch on Early Access on August 31st for Windows. We are still waiting on further Linux confirmation, time frame or Steam Page.

Learn more about the game or check out the official website. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.

Darkwood survival horror full release on Steam

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Acid Wizard Studio the small independent studio from Poland. Hence the creators of the free-roam survival-horror, Darkwood now have a full release. And since the games available on Linux, Mac and Windows, we are eager to share news. Which we played back in the early stages of the games Steam Early Access debut. Which presents a unique but challenging horror survival RPG. Where I once tried to barricade my character into a house thinking I was safe, then got eaten.

The game caused quite a stir with its successfully crowdfunded Indiegogo campaign. Gathering over $57,000 and scoring more than 500,000 views on its two pre-alpha trailers.

Yet now, the small independent studio from Poland (consisting of ”3 guys and a dog”). While celebrating the full release from Early Access after 3 years of refining the game together. Have a new full atmospheric trailer. Complete with a random naked woman, who could have a really nice personality. Yet she’s walking into a dark forest…

Darkwood Live-action trailer:

Darkwood Features:

  • So experience the only top-down survival horror game. Since it will make you scream out in terror.
  • Enjoy an engaging blend of RPG, roguelike and adventure elements. Crafted by hardcore gamers.
  • Step into a world where the cycle of night and day. While truly impacting your (already faint) chances of survival.
  • By day explore the randomly generated, ever-sinister woods, scavenge for materials, craft weapons and discover new secrets.
  • By night find shelter, barricade, set up traps and hide or defend yourself from the horrors that lurk in the dark.
  • Gain skills and perks by extracting a strange essence from mutated fauna and flora and injecting it into your bloodstream. Watch out for unexpected consequences…
  • Make decisions that impact the world of Darkwood, its inhabitants and the story you experience.
  • Meet eerie characters, learn their stories and decide their fate. And remember – don’t trust anyone.
  • Laugh maniacally as madness consumes your mind.

Darkwood and the full release is available now via Steam, GOG and Humble Store. Since the launch for Linux, Mac and Windows comes with a 10% discount until August 24th.

ICY: Frostbite Edition releases on Steam (Linux)

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Since Inner Void Interactive and Digital Tribe Games team up for the Steam launch. Hence ICY Frostbite Edition releases for Linux, Mac and Windows. While the unique narrative-driven survival and RPG is set in a post-apocalyptic frozen world. Sort of like a new Ice Age, where your life and the lives of your followers depend on your decisions. So you first create your own character. Using a detailed stat system that influences your abilities. Enabling skills to hunt, travel, scavenge, communicate and lead. Then begin a journey of survival across the White Wasteland.

So ICY Frostbite Edition is an intense and mature story of survival. Including the games complex layers of morality. Allowing you to influence the plot with your choices. Each decision you make, each word you speak, ripples. Taking part in the lives of the community. So if your words fail you, pray your weapons aim true.

ICY Frostbite Edition Features:

  • An intense story of survival in a unique post-apocalyptic ice age setting.
  • A dynamic plot that changes based on player’s choices, with numerous shades of morality that lead to multiple endings.
  • Lead a group of survivors, each one with different needs, values and ideals.
  • Scavenge for items and hunt for food while facing the challenges of starvation, illness, harsh elements and other bands of survivors.
  • More than 400 pieces of detailed hand-drawn artwork that portray the bleak and dire landscape of the frozen world.
  • Free character creation with 9 different skills to choose from, radically affecting the experience.
  • A combat system offering a mix between a classic turn based combat system and a trading card game.

ICY Frostbite Edition is the successor to our original game ICY. Which originally released in 2015. Nathan Piperno at InnerVoid said “the strong interest and feedback we received on the original ICY. Encouraged us to explore what we could improve to make a fresh and thoroughly enjoyable experience. We recognized the shortcomings and flaws of the original version. Having spent the last twelve months rebuilding the game from scratch. with enhanced UI and functionality, a new combat system with tactical depth. A node-based travel system, improved hunting and scavenging. Plus a robust crafting system. We are grateful for all the interest and feedback we received from the fans. We hope the wait will prove worth it”.

ICY: Frostbite Edition releases on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows. While full price is $12.99 USD, there is a 25% discount until August 18th.

ICY: Frostbite Edition RPG survival release date

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Inner Void Interactive teams up with Digital Tribe Games to proud announce the release date. Since the upcoming Steam of ICY: Frostbite Edition will be available on Linux, Mac and Windows. With the games unique mix of narrative-driven, survival, and RPG gameplay. All set in a post-apocalyptic frozen world.

So ICY: Frostbite Edition is an intense and mature story of survival. Since it includes complex layers of morality, allowing you to influence the plot with your choices. Each decision you make, each word you speak, ripples through the lives of your community. So if your words fail you, pray your weapons aim true.

ICY: Frostbite Edition Features:

  • An intense story of survival in a unique post-apocalyptic ice age setting.
  • A dynamic plot that changes based on player’s choices, with numerous shades of morality that lead to multiple endings.
  • Lead a group of survivors, each one with different needs, values and ideals.
  • Scavenge for items and hunt for food while facing the challenges of starvation, illness, harsh elements and other bands of survivors.
  • More than 400 pieces of detailed hand-drawn artwork that portray the bleak and dire landscape of the frozen world.
  • Free character creation with 9 different skills to choose from, radically affecting the experience.
  • A combat system offering a mix between a classic turn based combat system and a trading card game.

ICY: Frostbite Edition is the successor to our original game ICY. Which was released in 2015. Nathan Piperno at InnerVoid said, “the strong interest and feedback we received on the original ICY. Encouraging us to explore what we could improve to make a fresh and thoroughly enjoyable experience. We recognized the shortcomings and flaws of the original version. And have spent the last twelve months rebuilding the game from scratch. With enhanced UI and functionality, a new combat system with tactical depth. Along with a node-based travel system, improved hunting and scavenging. And finally, a robust crafting system. We are grateful for all the interest and feedback we received from the fans of the game. And hope the wait will prove worth it.”

Therefore, ICY: Frostbite Edition will be available on Steam on August 11, 2017. Since it will be priced at $12.99 USD and supporting Linux, Mac and Windows.

The Long Dark releases first two episodes

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So the day has finally come, developer Hinterland Studios releases the first two episodes. Since The Long Dark is available out of Early Access on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows. While the full game will include a story mode across five episodes. So this The Long Dark story is “Wintermute.” Containing the first two episodes. Further episodes three, four, and five will be available in late 2017. Going into early 2018.

So the first two episodes offer the player hours of gameplay. Well according to Hinterland Studios. Probably more since the games open world. Check out the trailer:

The Long Dark WINTERMUTE

The episodic story-mode for The Long Dark. WINTERMUTE launches with two of the five episodes that form Season One.

  • In Episode One: “Do Not Go Gentle”. Bush pilot Will Mackenzie (player character) and Dr. Astrid Greenwood get separated. Since their plane crashes deep in the Northern Canadian wilderness. All in the aftermath of the mysterious flash of light in the sky.
    Struggling to survive as he desperately searches for Astrid. Mackenzie comes across the small town of Milton. Where he begins to understand the scope of this quiet apocalypse.
  • In Episode Two: “Luminance Fugue”. Mackenzie’s search for Astrid takes him deeper into the savage Winter wilderness. A mysterious trapper may be the key to finding Astrid, but can you trust him?

So the first two episodes of WINTERMUTE release with approximately 15 hours of gameplay. While episodes Three to Five are part of the games full price. Which will be unlocked for free as they are released.

So being that I cannot personally boast about playing The Long Dark, yet. Almost everyone I know who owns the game have positive reviews. Which is also obvious on the games Steam Early Access pageGOG and Humble Store. Since the game also releases with support for Linux, Mac and Windows.

The Long Dark new launch trailer and release

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Since Hinterland Studios’ The Long Dark has a new dramatic launch trailer. Which of course comes ahead of the games release.
The Long Dark launcehd as a Kickstarter title and has been in Early Access via Steam for almost three years now. Currently available on Linux, Mac and Windows, of course.

So now that Hinterland Studios announces the games official release date. The Long Dark will include a story mode across five episodes. The Long Dark story is “Wintermute.” While the first two episodes will release on August 1st. Further episodes three, four, and five will be available in late 2017. Going into early 2018.
So the first two episodes offer gameplayer from six to ten hours according to Hinterland Studios. Probably more since the game open world.

Imagine the lights go out, never to return. Bright aurora flare across the sky, and all humanity’s technological might is laid to waste, neutralized in a kind of quiet apocalypse. Everything that has shielded humanity from the disinterested power of Mother Nature is suddenly wrenched from us, dropping us a few links down the food chain. Food and water are scarce. The roads are no longer safe. And winter approaches… Welcome to The Long Dark —an immersive survival simulation set in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. Experience a unique first-person survival simulation that will force you to think and push you to your limits with its thought-provoking gameplay and mature storytelling.

The Long Dark Wintermute launch trailer:

While you are in the Canadian wilderness. Players will have to survive against harsh weather conditions, wildlife and then some. So The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience. While it challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness. So there are no zombies, just you, the cold and mother nature.

The Long Dark launches Worldwide on Steam, GOG, Humble Store on Tuesday, August 1st at 8AM Pacific Time. So the games release will be available on Linux, Mac and Windows.

Darkwood top-down survival horror release date

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Since Acid Wizard Studio, a small independent studio from Poland. They have just released the #games atmospheric live-action trailer. While also announcing the release date for their free-roam survival-horror, #Darkwood. Which is already available via Early Access and Humble Store for Linux, Mac and #Windows.

So Darkwood caused quite a stir with its successfully crowdfunded Indiegogo campaign. While still gathering over $57,000. Yet scoring more than 500,000 views on its two pre-alpha trailers.

So now the small independent studio from Poland (consisting of ”3 guys and a dog”). Celebrates the final stretch on Early Access. Yet after 3 years of refining the game together with the community. While announcing a full release with this atmospheric trailer:

Darkwood Live-action trailer:

Darkwood Features:

  • Experience the only top-down survival horror game that will make you scream out in terror.
  • Enjoy an engaging blend of RPG, roguelike and adventure elements crafted by hardcore gamers.
  • Step into a world where the cycle of night and day. Since it truly impacts your (already faint) chances of survival.
  • By day explore the randomly generated, ever-sinister woods, scavenge for materials, craft weapons and discover new secrets.
  • By night find shelter, barricade, set up traps and hide or defend yourself from the horrors that lurk in the dark.
  • Gain skills and perks by extracting a strange essence from mutated fauna and flora and injecting it into your bloodstream. Watch out for unexpected consequences…
  • Make decisions that impact the world of Darkwood, its inhabitants and the story you experience.
  • Meet eerie characters, learn their stories and decide their fate. And remember – don’t trust anyone.
  • Laugh maniacally as madness consumes your mind.

So Darkwood‘s release date is on August 17th for Linux, Mac and Windows. Since the games already available in Early Access and Humble Store priced at $14.99 USD.