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BATTLETECH release delayed until 2018

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Just recently, Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes re-announced the release. Therefore BATTLETECH will now release in early 2018 for Linux, Mac and Windows. Since the games initial plan for release was later this year. Yet the move will give the Harebrained Schemes team the time to deliver a quality experience. One the company is known for.

“Throughout development our Backers have been clear. ‘Don’t rush it, just make it great.’ So we have taken that advice to heart,” said Jordan Weisman. The CEO of Harebrained Schemes and creator of the original board game and BattleTech universe. “HBS, Paradox, and our Backers all share a deeply personal attachment to the project. We have a commitment to delivering a game that not only meets the high expectations. Both for Backers and fans. Yet introduces BattleTech to a new generation of players.”

BATTLETECH – PDXCON Trailer:

“The feedback and enthusiasm from Beta participants has shown us just how great BATTLETECH can be. And rushing development to fit a timeline would be a disservice,” says Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “We believe in the Harebrained Schemes team. And want them to give the game the time and attention they need to create a turn-based game worthy of the name.”

So to help eager MechCommanders pass the time. Harebrained Schemes are again updating their Backer Beta this week. Since this will include a large number of improvements including gameplay changes. Such as AI upgrades, balance changes, and interface enhancements based upon the reams. Hence the useful feedback they’ve receive from their community. A subsequent update coming soon. Since this also allows Backers to go head-to-head in the games PvP multiplayer. Allowing them to test their skills against human opponents. The Beta will last at least another month. So players interested in becoming Late Backers to gain access to the Beta. Just go to the official website to get in on the action.

BATTLETECH will now release in early 2018 for Linux, Mac and Windows. Coming to Steam, GOG and Humble Store.

Ancient Frontier sci-fi RTS release announced

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Since developer Fair Weather Studios announced their new turn-based strategy game. Ancient Frontier will launch on September 21st, 2017 via Steam. While due support Linux, Mac and Windows. Since the games developed in Unity 3D.

Linux support:

There is no ETA on a Linux and Mac port. But it will be after launch where testing will begin at that point. So there will not be a day one release but will be coming in the near future.
There are no plans to enable Vulkan API support. The launch version should support Ubuntu. But as it currently stands, there will be no day one Vulkan support.

So Ancient Frontier is a sci-fi turn-based strategy. The games RPG elements set players off on a story-driven single player experience.

Ancient Frontier features two full story driven campaigns. While complete with full voice over, tactical turn-based combat, and RPG elements. Set in the same universe as Fair Weather’s previous title Bladestar. Since player set forth into galactic conflict. All based in the frontier far removed from the comforts of the core systems. Corporations actively war against each other. Raiders pillage and burn easy targets. While the Federation seeks to instill law and order in the midst of it all.

In Ancient Frontier, players will be able to build and command their own fleet of ships to take to the battlefield in tactical turn-based combat that features everything from ship specific abilities to unique story-driven objectives. After a successful battle, players can upgrade their ships by using resources to unlock new technology via the tech tree. In addition, ships will gain experience and become more powerful as they level up. Be cautious, however. A ship lost in battle is forever gone to the endless vacuum of space. All set to release on Windows, then Linux and Mac.

Ancient Frontier Teaser:

Ancient Frontier Features:

  • Two fully-fledged campaigns with fully voiced dialogue.
  • Dynamic initiative based turn based combat.
  • RPG elements including experience progression for ships.
  • Permadeath – once a ship is gone, it’s gone.
  • Fleet management – choose which ships to take into battle.
  • Over 35 unique ships to command.
  • Customize your playstyle by unlocking technologies in an extensive Tech Tree.
  • Two major factions and three sub-factions.
  • Large, detailed space maps to fight across.
  • Resource management – scavenge for resources and spend them to upgrade and obtain new ships and upgrades.
  • Dozens of different weapon systems and abilities to control.

So players will have access to over 35 unique ships to build their fleet. And two fully-fledged story-driven campaigns to play through. Featuring the games main quests and optional side missions. Since Ancient Frontier is set to launch on Steam on September 21st, 2017 for Windows. Yet the confirm Linux and Mac will follow. Since that release date is not yet specified.

The Iron Oath tactical RPG hits Kickstarter

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The Iron Oath is a turn-based tactical RPG now crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Yet the games due to release on Linux, Mac and Windows in 2019 if successfully funded.

So the games set in a dark fantasy world. Where players recruit, manage, and embark on missions. While choosing from a roster of adventurers, testing the limits of their mortality. So every decision the players makes carries weight. Which can have a minor or major influence on their characters and the world. As you and your guild progress, the world changes dynamically. Enabling new storylines to discover and resulting in a unique experiences.

The Iron Oath Features:

  • Tactical turn-based Combat: Deadly foes, traps and destructible objects means one misstep could be your party’s undoing. Proper planning and execution is vital to your success.
  • A Large and Dynamic Overworld: 9 regions with over 50 hubs to visit. Cities can be overtaken, destroyed and rebuilt; while various factions can emerge, rise and fall. A playthrough can potentially last hundreds of years, resulting in many changes to the initial world state.
  • In-depth Guild Management: Control your guild’s finances, resources, alliances and roster. Your characters will age, retire and frequently die in combat and you will need to recruit and train their replacements.
  • Character Development: Every recruitable character has their own personal backstory, incorporating events that have taken place during your playthrough. Their motives, alignment and traits all stem from this, but each of the three is subject to change as their career progresses.
  • Dynamic Dialogue: Characters will converse over a variety of subjects such as the current state of the world or relevant past experiences, along with offering their input on any decisions you face.
  • Decisions Matter: Your choices bear consequences and they can affect your characters, your guild and the many factions that exist throughout the world.
  • Detailed Pixel Art: Meticulously hand-crafted pixel art characters, animations and environments help set the mood for your journey.

The Iron Oath will be release on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows. While the DRM-free versions will be available through The Humble Store. All expecting to release in Q1 of 2019.

So make sure to check out The Iron Oath crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

Planar Conquest gets Linux release via Steam

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Since Planar Conquest is a reimagined and immensely enhanced sequel to Worlds of Magic. The Kickstarter-funded 4X game releasing last year on Steam for Windows. Yet we now have a release on Linux as well. So if you are a fan of the Civilization series. Changes are you will enjoy the games vibe. Or love Heroes of Might & Magic, but were longing for more freedom. Hence where Planar Conquest comes in. Which is exactly what you’ve been waiting for.

1.4.1a update – Linux version:

Yes, Linux is here.
It might not be compatible with all the distributions, but definitely it works.
Let us know the feedback about that.
We have also implemented a bunch of fixes

While those who already own Worlds of Magic. They will be able to get Planar Conquest completely for FREE. This way the developers can thank all fans. Since their support and feedback for Planar Conquest make it all possible.

Features:

  • A true spiritual successor to the classic 1994 game Master of Magic.
  • A brand new in-depth magic system, with intelligent crafting mechanic.
  • Set in a fantasy universe, with role-play.
  • Deep 4x turn-based gameplay.
  • D20 OGL tactical combat system.

So Planar Conquest is a 4X turn-based strategy game. Inspired by Master of Magic with a design to give players that awesome feeling of gameplay. While bringing back of the past, wrapped in a modern look.

Over 40 different kinds of buildings to improve your games settlements. While over 150 unique military units to recruit and magical creatures to summon. All among with possibility to found new settlements. Increasing your empire’s power and conquering neutral and enemy cities. Since simple things like extend borders gives longer hours of gameplay.

Planar Conquest is available now on both Steam and Humble Store. Yet now playable on Linux, along with Mac and Windows.

Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition releases (Linux)

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Award-winning veteran games developer and international games label Team17 have a new release. Since independent developer Team Jolly Roger releases Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition. Which is now available to download for Linux, Mac and Windows via Steam.

So the games successful release was back in 2015Interplanetary the sci-fi turn-based strategy artillery game for Linux, Mac and Windows. Where players develop their home planets and wage war with their massive artillery. While skirmishing against AI opponents in Single Player mode. Or challenging other players in battle via local and online multiplayer.

Since then team Jolly Roger has been working to add exciting new features to the game. So this addition of the Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition is made free to all current owners of the original release. While new players will be able to pick up the game for Linux, Mac and Windows at a nice discounted price. Which is more of a deal to be honest, since it releases with a 30% discount.

Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition Release Trailer:

Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition’s new features include:

  • Improved visuals and sound
  • Ability to add AI opponents to online games – the most requested feature by the fans!
  • New game balance plus Classic balance for existing players
  • New buildings and weapons, including a new superweapon!
  • Quick targeting mode
  • New intel mechanics, making the intel system more compelling and easier to learn
  • Enhanced multiplayer experience with improved functionality

Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition is out now and available for Linux, Mac and Windows via Steam. Since the games priced at just $14.99 / £10.99 / 14,99 €. Existing owners of Interplanetary will receive the new Enhanced Edition for Free.  So kudos to team Jolly Roger and Team17 for the Free updrade.

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