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Inner Chains video shows how latest cinematic trailer was created

inner chains video shows how latest cinematic trailer was created in linux gaming news

Since we started releasing gaming news, there has been no a formal confirmation for Linux regarding Inner Chains. We do know that “PC release” often refers to Linux as well as Windows gaming. However, we are working on further news and a confirmation from both the developer and publisher. So this news we have today is in lew of the #delayed #release, plus more on the #cinematictrailer.

Since the the creators of the FPS horror adventure have created an unparalleled, biomechanical world. All running on Unreal Engine 4. And just recently revealed a cinematic trailer to follow the official gameplay. Yet now developer Telepaths’ Tree and production Orka studio prepared a new video. All showcasing how the latest cinematic trailer was created. So enjoy the impressive making of video for the game’s intro.

In Inner Chains you’re one of the inhabitants of its world. Your head is filled with the teachings of the Ruling Caste. With only one goal: getting to a mythical place called the Last Hope. Hence leaving the sick, degenerated, dying planet once and for all. So players embark on a journey full of fanatical zeal. Soon realizing that nothing is what it seems in this strange world. Therefore to discover your role in it, you’ll have to fight for survival. All while facing hostile fauna and flora, overcoming your own weaknesses. Remaining vigilant to your surroundings and exploring the secrets of the world. And your survival depends entirely on your watchfulness, logical judgment, quick reflexes and accuracy. Plus the ability to use your surroundings to your advantage.

Making of the cinematic trailer:

Inner Chains, previously planned for April 20th, now launching on May 18th, 2017 for PC and hopefully Linux. Which will be available on Steam for $19.99 / €19.99 / £17.99.
So the game is set in a surreal, dark, and deadly biomechanical world. While nothing like you have ever encountered before. You don’t get to set the rules. You are just a small part of a hostile, unwelcoming universe. So if you want to survive, the only thing you can do is to try to discover its secrets.

“We received amazing feedback from players at PAX East. It was invaluable and helped us to recognize elements of the game that, due to our hard work, would become even better. After intense discussions, we decided to use additional time to add some finishing touches,” says Tomasz Strzałkowski, CEO of Telepaths’ Tree. “The publisher gave us the opportunity. And as a team we decided that the temptation was too strong. If we can, we want to focus as much as possible on the development of our game. We want to deliver the best gaming experience for gamers.

“As a publisher, the games we work on are always our priority. We want to deliver the best titles, and even though Inner Chains is already done. It can become even better with a little bit of additional development time. Telepaths’ Tree cares a lot about the amounts of detail they put into their work. And now they’ll be able to use a few ideas for small additions,” says Bartosz Moskała, co-founder of IMGN.PRO.

Forgotten ruins and caves in the mountains. A dangerous forest where both flora and fauna lie in wait to attack you. Plus numerous religious sites and majestic temples adapted by the Ruling Caste. There existence and goals hide many secrets – in the vast, surreal world of Inner Chains. So you’ll visit all these places and learn their unique histories. While arming yourself with knowledge to help in your ultimate battle with the enemy.

Inner Chains Features:

  • Interaction between weapons, their users, and the environment.
  • An unparalleled biomechanical world where both fauna and flora lie in wait for your slightest stumble.
  • Stunning surreal visual style.
  • Deadly, intelligent, and challenging opponents.
  • Unusual locations with their own unique stories.
  • Subtle thriller elements that will fill you with fear in unusual, inventive ways.
  • Thrilling action combined with an interesting, hair-raising story.

Inner Chains will be out on PC next month, May 18th. You can grab your own copy of the game on Steam  for $19.99 / €19.99 /  £17.99. Hopefully we’ll have more on the Linux release in gaming news soon.

More information about Inner Chains can be found on the official website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Borderlands 3 could very well be in development

borderlands 3 be in development using unreal engine 4 in linux gaming news

Just recently in gaming news, #RandyPitchford issued a #Twitter post. Hence one of the most active video game industry voices. While constantly responding to fans, listening to feedback and #teasing about things to come. Since we all know that Borderlands 3 is on the way. Yet there isn’t that much information out there. All we have are a couple mock-ups and tech demos.

Also, during the the 2017 Game Developers Conference here have been screenshot of what Borderlands 3 could look like. Apparently there is a tech demo running Unreal Engine 4 being displayed. And since what was display was not concrete ‘in-game’ footage. Yet more of a tease. So the first glance of images from GDC 2017 don’t really show much change from we already know. Hence the standard Borderlands motif. While common sense and the current Borderlands game would certainly look pretty slick. Particularly if it is being built on Unreal Engine 4. Which makes sense as well, Linux support, Vulkan and better hardware optimised.

So as mentioned, Randy Pitchford likes to get us all riled up on Twitter. A few days ago he teased us with a shot of himself all dressed up in mo-cap gear. While this is Randy being Randy. Jokingly pointing out that he ‘may or may not be’ representing a psycho bandit in the next instalment. Hence a playable Randy Pitchford, kind of has a ring to it. A game that Gearbox may be working on.

So with E3 just around the corner. It could be very likely we’ll have more gaming news for Borderlands 3 very soon. More Tiny Tina or Claptrap. Either way, Unreal Engine 4 will be a huge leg out for Linux.

borderlands 3 trailer borderlands 3 tech demo

Do you see Borderlands 3 running Unreal Engine 4? And what frame rates would you expect with Vulkan support?

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom release date and characters

shiness the lightening kingdom release date and characters in linux gaming news

Since the latest gaming news, #Enigami’s upcoming Action-RPG Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom arrives April 18th. Since the #game will be #available on PC, there will be no Linux support at launch. However, in good spirit we are supporting the developers. So we are revealing the Characters Trailer. The developers introduce news of the upcoming yet eclectic band of fighters. Who you can control of as you explore, quest, and battle across the magical world of Mahera.

Watch the Characters Trailer on YouTube:

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom characters and story were first birthed over 20 years ago. Hence the early pen strokes of a young Samir Rebib, co-founder of Enigami. Now, after a successful Kickstarter campaign and with the help of publisher Focus Home Interactive. The young team is close to releasing their first game. Featuring five playable characters with distinct playstyles and personalities for unique gaming:

  • Chado – This daring young Waki dreams of traveling far beyond his home town of Kimpao―and this desire quickly gets him in big trouble!
  • Poky – A faithful friend to Chado, Poky has an incredible talent for engineering that makes up for his lack of courage.
  • Rosalya – Shy but loyal to the party, Rosalya has a powerful affinity with fire and is on the search for a mysterious truth.
  • Askel – A formidable young mercenary, the enigmatic Askel already has a far-reaching reputation in Mahera.
  • Kayenne – A strong, natural born leader, Kayenne remains calm in even the most difficult situations.

Control your party members directly in hyper-dynamic combat. Since each character has powerful magical abilities and their own devastating Hyper Combos. Though battles are 1v1 in classic fighting game tradition. Party members can cast spells from the sidelines. While also being swapped out through the tag team system.

Outside battle, the open, puzzle-filled environments give party members plenty of opportunities to shine. From Kayenne’s telekinetic talents to Rosalya’s use of fire to reveal hidden entrances, use potent abilities to overcome any obstacle that stands in your way.

Linux release according to the Kickstarter:

“PC includes Mac and Linux but not at day one. We don’t have any release date yet.”

So as it stands right now, we still don’t have any official news. The closest thing developer Enigami is willing to issue are comments via Kickstarter updates. Which is about as good as it gets. So there is no specific Linux release date yet.
So I believe Enigami are releasing the Windows build first. Keeping up with bug fixes and such, then following up with the Linux and Mac builds. Since this is an Unreal Engine 4 game.

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom is an Action-RPG developed by French independent studio Enigami. Hence this gaming adventure will take players on a journey throughout the universe. Once that is on the verge of collapsing, following the fragmentation of planet Mahera. So you can play as Chado and his companions. Travelling through the celestial islands on their flying ship.
After a crash-landing on one of the most hostile of the celestial islands. Finding yourself in the middle of a conflict involving multiple kingdoms. However, this explosive situation might find a peaceful outcome. Using Chado’s newfound unique ability to perceive and communicate with the Shiness. Hence this mysterious spirit embued with magic.

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom release date is on April 18, 2017Pre-orders for PC are open on Steam. Hence including the Official Shiness Manga, the Original Soundtrack, with a 15% discount. 

Inner Chains FPS horror release date announced – April 20th

inner chains fps horror release date announced in linux gaming news

Global publisher IMGN.PRO and #developer Telepaths Tree have #announced news.  Hence the #release date for Inner Chains. Which the game will be available on PC next month, April 20th. So take notice, there is no mention about a Linux release yet. Despite being a Kickstarter Stretch Goal. So this news post is solely to highlight the coming release and the gameplay itself.

However, eager players will be able grab their own copy of the game on Steam for $19.99 / €19.99 / £17.99 next month.

Inner Chains Cinematic Trailer:

Story

Now free from human interference, nature has been adapting to its new conditions. Hence reclaiming what has been taken away. While in pursuit of perfection begins to assimilate the abandoned technology. While giving life to biomechanical beings. Soon you’ll be able to experience this harsh, ominous world for yourself.

Telepaths Tree

So the trailer above shows the creators showcasing their surrealist artistic vision. Yet drenched in a dense, suggestive atmosphere, in the newest cinematic trailer. Alls produced at accomplished production studio ORKA. The cinematics for Inner Chains are their first project with this kind of visual production. ORKA was responsible for all stages of the creative process. From general concept, to script, to post-production. The animation process alone behind bringing the developers’ challenging. A symbol and metaphor-laden vision to life took two and a half months.

“From the very beginning of taking on this challenge, we knew this project would be worth 100% of our commitment. This opens a new chapter in ORKA’s history,” says Magda Zimecka, CEO.

Krzysztof Azarewicz, co-writer of Inner Chains, was brought to the project, as well as Tomasz “Orion” Wróblewski, the vocalist and bassist of the cult death metal band Behemoth, who voiced the narrator of the trailer.

About Inner Chains

As one of the inhabitants of this world. So your head is filled with the teachings of the Ruling Caste. You have only one goal: to get to a mythical place called the Last Hope. Leave this sick, degenerated, dying planet once and for all. So embark on your journey full of fanatical zeal, but soon it becomes clear that nothing is what it seems in this strange world. To discover your role in it, you’ll have to fight for survival, face hostile fauna and flora. Overcome your own weaknesses, remain vigilant to your surroundings, and explore the secrets of the game’s world. Your survival depends entirely on your watchfulness, logical judgment, quick reflexes, accuracy, and your ability to use your surroundings to your advantage.

Forgotten ruins and caves in the mountains. A dangerous forest where both flora and fauna lie in wait to attack you. And numerous religious sites and majestic temples adapted by the Ruling Caste. Whose existence and goals hide many secrets – in the vast, surreal world of Inner Chains. So you’ll visit all these places and learn their unique histories. While arming yourself with knowledge which will help you in your ultimate battle with the enemy.

Inner Chains Main Features:

  • Interaction between weapons, their users, and the environment.
  • An unparalleled biomechanical world where both fauna and flora lie in wait for your slightest stumble.
  • Stunning surreal visual style.
  • Deadly, intelligent, and challenging opponents.
  • Unusual locations with their own unique stories.
  • A dense, suggestive atmosphere of terror, magnified by the fantastic soundtrack.
  • Subtle thriller elements that will fill you with fear in unusual, inventive ways.
  • Thrilling action combined with an interesting, hair-raising story.

So the way it looks right now, Inner Chains has been announced. But Telepaths Tree could be waiting to see the how well the game sells before releasing on Linux. Hopefully we will have more specific news before the release date.

Inner Chains will launch 20th April, 2017 on PC and it will be available on Steam. Hence a price of $19.99 / €19.99 / £17.99. So we will update this news post as soon as we have more details for Linux.

More information for Inner Chains is avialable on the official website. So make sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds could see a native Linux release

playerunknown's battlegrounds could see a native release early access linux gaming news

The big talk in gaming news right now seems to revolve around Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Hence this #multiplayer online #survivalshooter takes on the #games like H1Z1 and even The Culling, head to head. With two days to go before this Unreal Engine 4 based makes a debut on Steam Early Access for Windows PC. Taking the scavenging sandbox style of gameplay and packing it into a murderous battle royale.

Since this is a last-man-standing shooter, the title is being developed with a focus on community feedback. The game is being created by developer Bluehole Inc, offering players a true survival shooters. Where everyone starts with nothing. So players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a battle to be the lone survivor. Sound familiar?

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is a realistic, high tension game, set on a massive 8×8 km island. While including a significant level of detail for an Early Access release, highlighting Unreal Engine 4’s capabilities.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds official trailer:

So looking back in the genre, one of the earlist battle royale was an Arma 2 mod created by PlayerUnknown (aka Brendan Greene). Now, after helping develop and shape H1Z1: King of the Kill. Greene has now teamed up with the Tera developers Bluehole Studio. Basically developing a commercial Hunger Games. Not a bad deal considering the success of both the DayZ mod and H1Z1: King of the Kill.

Gameplay

Gameplay is straight forward, a battle royale consisting of 64 players on one 8km island. Each scavenging for weapons, vehicles, and supplies. Then taking a strategic stance to hide, sneak around and murder each other.

Seeing how most of those survival strategy shooters are somewhat janky, one well developed game with cross-platform support would be great. Even though I’ve never played King of the Kill, I do know that it is still the third-most played game on Steam. Behind Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive of course.

Linux release:

So we reached out to Bluehole, hoping for some positive news and to confirm Unreal Engine 4. Here’s the reply:

“At this point, all of our resources are focused on making that Steam launch on 3/23.

Once we are settled with the Steam launch, we’ll be looking into other platforms, with consoles already being in our plans.”

Since this is not a definite gaming news confirmation, the developers are interested in further platform support. And while this is not a “no” to Linux, it looks like we will have to wait and see. Hopefully not too far after the Early Access release. Considering there are no further details being made regarding a Linux build, let alone any mention of Vulkan support.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will be priced at $29.99 USD on Early Access on Steam March 23rd. With a plan to reach the full launch in a six months time frame. All while basing development on player feedback, adding new modes and mod tools.