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Team Humble are Back with Humble Bundle for Android 4


Humble Bundle for Android 4 has arrived to bring you six glorious games for Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux!

Six glorious games for your mobile entertainment. Humble Bundle for Android 4 features a handpicked selection of the finest portable gaming ever seen for Android. Pay-what-you-want and dive into the creative physics puzzler Crayon Physics Deluxe; the plant-based interstellar RTS Eufloria; the cell-splitting microbial puzzler Splice; the future-retro audiovisual concoction Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP; and the side-scrolling planetary adventure, Waking Mars. Customers who pay more than the average price will also get the fantastic mechanical point-and-click adventure Machinarium!

Desktop ready. Buying the Humble Bundle for Android 4 also gets you the games on Windows, Mac, and Linux! For your listening pleasure, all six games also come with an official soundtrack.

Pay what you want.This unbeatable collection of games and soundtracks would normally cost around $119, but they’re letting you name your price! So head on over to the site right now and pay what you want for six of the best cross-platform games around!

The games are DRM-free and work great on Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux (system requirements here). Note that this is the initial release for many of the Android and Linux versions of the games. Please be patient while the developers fix any 1.0 bugs as quickly as they can, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you run into any issues!
Linux users can also redeem most of the games through the Ubuntu Software Center as well!

Support charities and developers. Choose how your purchase is divided: to the developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and/or the Child’s Play Charity. And if you like this promotion, a tip to the Humble Bundle would be greatly appreciated!

At the time of this post, Humble Bundle for Android 4 has raised almost $90,000 in sales:

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Linux Game Publishing Adds 'Sacred Gold' RPG to Ubuntu Software Center

Linux Game Publishing Adds 'Sacred Gold' RPG to Ubuntu Software Center

Linux Game Publishing (LGP) has ported a number of commercial Windows games to Linux in past.

However, activity has been low in the company in last couple of years and few months back, after over a decade with LGP, CEO Michael Simms announced in a blog post, that he was stepping down and handing over control to Clive Crous.
After Clive has taken over the reins, a new patch for one of the Linux game has been provided. Now popular RPG ‘Sacred Gold’ has been added to Ubuntu Software Center for a price of $15.
Clive says:
We’re proud to announce the beginning of a relationship with Canonical bringing you the greatest Linux ports of your favourite games right to your desktop within the Ubuntu Software Centre. LGP is launching with Sacred Gold, a classic RPG with eight unique playable characters ranging from the more well known classes like Wood-Elf to Sacred’s unique characters such as the Seraphim. Sacred Gold includes not only the original game, but Sacred: Underworld as well, where you set out on an epic quest to the very gates of hell itself.
Earlier, in a blog post Clive said that: I have great plans for Linux Game Publishing. He also said that LGP is open to the idea of selling Linux games on Steam once it is out.Update: It seems LGP is also planning to publish Sacred Gold on Desura.Sacred Gold coming to USC is a good step and lets hope more LGP games are added. Here is a Sacred Gold gameplay video:

Source: UbuntuVibes


Canonical Provides Easy Access to Linux Games for Ubuntu Users

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Once upon a time, characterizing Linux as a rich gaming platform would have provoked laughter. But, slowly and steadily, the Linux gaming scene is getting more interesting. The Desura Linux client, which offers a huge array of cool Linux games, a number of which you can get bundled in one download. The games available range from sports titles to action and adventure games, and can be sorted by popularity and other metrics. Now, Canonical has announced the availability of the Humble Indie Bundle 5 through the Ubuntu Software Center, making it easy for Ubuntu users to start playing a whole array of games.

According to Canonical:

“Just like previous releases, the Humble Indie Bundle 5 lets customers name their own price, paying only what they think the software is worth. The proceeds are then split between the game developers, charities and the Humble Bundle organizers. For this bundle, the chosen charities are EFF and Child’s Play.

We’ve also committed to contribute $100 to this bundle for every Humble Indie Bundle 5 game page on the Ubuntu App Directory that receives 5,000 Facebook likes. So please help us spread the word and let’s get captivating puzzle-platformer LIMBO to 5,000 first.”

Developers who would like to learn more about adding their games to the Ubuntu Software Center can also get information through Canonical.

Ubuntu opens the doors to app store development centre

Could encourage more consumer apps to be ported to Linux

LINUX VENDOR Canonical has launched its app developer web site in a bid to persuade developers to port applications over to its Ubuntu Linux distribution.

Ubuntu’s Software Center is Canonical’s app store for its popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, offering both free and paid applications. Hardened Linux users will look upon it as a graphical front end to Dselect, but Canonical has put a lot of work into its Software Center to not only generate cash but also make Ubuntu easier to use.

Steve George, VP of business development at Canonical said, “The Ubuntu developer site aims to help put Ubuntu on the app development map. We want to provide a platform that makes it easier for developers to create applications and distribute them to millions of Ubuntu users.”

While Canonical might be pushing developers to publish applications on its app store, ultimately once an application has been ported, it should work on other Debian based Linux distributions with a few tweaks. There is no shortage of professional Linux applications, but if Canonical can show that firms could easily sell applications then there’s a good chance that the number of consumer applications and games will increase sharply, helping Linux make inroads into the desktop market.

Canonical has taken considerable flak for pushing its Unity user interface, which intends to make Ubuntu more touchscreen friendly. In order for Ubuntu to appear on such devices it needs a well populated apps store and, if Linux developers take a shine to Canonical’s pricing and apps review process, it might be the start of something good for the Linux community.

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