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Crest gets Exploration Update and Discount

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Swedish developer Eat Create Sleep released the new Exploration Update. Since this is now live for their religion simulator Crest on Linux, Mac and Windows. This update has been in the works for over half a year. While this includes countless improvements and changes, plus a discount on Early Access via Steam.

Crest is a religion simulator where your only way of communication with your followers is c. How these commandments are understood and written are not set in stone. So what you write and what experiences with the environment is the basis for their religion. Crest is currently in Early Access and is set to release Q4 2017.

After seven months in the works, the Exploration Module is now finally here! Now you’ll be able to explore the games other islands as well and grow your civilization even bigger. The update includes hippos, islands, terraforming and much more. The very long list of all changes can be found below.

Crest – Exploration Trailer:

The Crest exploration update includes:

  • Islands: Your followers now knows how to set sail. Which grants new possibilities to explore the world further. They are now also able to go fishing in order to get more food.
  • Ecology: The whole system has many improvements for imbalances by the player’s actions. So this will now have more drastic consequences.
  • Animals: To create a more vibrant world, the variety of the animals increases. Bringing you hyenas, hippos, seagulls and more.
  • Landscape: We added some more flavour to the island. For instance beaches, cliffs and even height differences.
  • Terraforming: You can now tell your followers to change their surroundings.

The games full changelog can be found here.

Crest is available for Linux, Mac and Windows on Steam Early AccessHumble Storeitch.io, and Green Man Gaming price at $9.89 ‎USD until August 7th.

CRYENGINE Update adds Vulkan API Support

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Since #CRYENGINE 5.4 Preview includes powerful and simple-to-use features. These include assets for artists, designers, and coders. Yet that’s not all CRYENGINE update 5.4 now includes Vulkan API support. So hopefully this will be a step toward #games with Linux ports and #Windows. Right off the top, Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Prey come to mind. Let alone Homefront The Revolution.

So CRYENGINE update 5.4 opened up preview access. Therefore the suite of major new features that will help developers achieve their vision. Makomg the ever-evolving engine even more accessible. The update is available right now on Github. Where users can also find the full update notes. While also accessing the development roadmap. Which is shaped in conjunction with the CRYENGINE community.
So keep in mind, the Github build does not show Linux native, yet more Windows support. Despite a few key features in the SDK.

Highlights in update 5.4:

Vulkan API Support: In 5.4 the engine includes a beta version of the Vulkan renderer to accompany the DX12 implementation from last year. Vulkan is a cross-platform 3D graphics and compute API. Which enables developers to take advantage of high-performance real-time 3D graphics. With balanced CPU / GPU usage. For the preview release, Vulkan support in CRYENGINE will be compatible for projects on PC. And the aim is to deploy additional Android support in future.

Substance Materials: Users can now use Substance Archive files (*.sbsar) to create Substance Graph instances for texture generation. This is a workflow which was used by Crytek’s development team during the production of the award-winning Robinson: The Journey as well as the current production Hunt: Showdown, and is now available to all users within the Sandbox Editor.

Entity Components: CRYENGINE’s new component entity system provides a modular and intuitive way to create games. It allows level designers to place standard prefabs into the game. which can be used via Schematyc for event updating. This expands the ways in which non-coders can simply and rapidly create entire games with CRYENGINE.


C# Templates: Expanding the Launcher improvements, the engine now includes a selection of templates. Getting users up and running quickly. Several templates have been brought over and updated from the C++ template section. Including the Blank Plugin and a C# Third Person Template.

Terrain Upgrades: 5.4 expands the terrain system with upgrades to further raise the fidelity for landscapes. Objects may now be marked to become part of a terrain mesh. Allowing a much higher level of detail and dramatically extending the capabilities. And flexibility of CRYENGINE’s terrain editing tools. Developers can also take advantage of an improved terrain shader. This will support terrain object blending for blends between objects and the terrain with material falloff.

5.4 Feature – Terrain Blending

For full details on everything included in this expansive update, please visit www.cryengine.com and the full release notes contained in the documentation.

So we have reached out to Crytek for further details. Yet this CRYENGINE 5.4 Preview is a step in the right direction. For both Linux and even Windows. While involving more developers and community members to move Vulkan API forward over DX12. Stay tuned for more details.

Slime-san: Blackbird’s Kraken releases (Linux)

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Slime-san‘s first major update releases for Linux, Mac and #Windows. Since #Slimesan: Blackbird’s Kraken is available on Steam right now. So the #games first major update is FREE to everyone who owns it. Yet players can also individually purchase Blackbird’s Kraken as a stand-alone title for only $4 USD.

The notorious Blackbird’s kracked, I mean, cracked! He believes Slime-san stole his treasure and unleashed his giant Kraken upon him! Sound familiar? So it’s now up to our hero to escape the giant squid’s jaws back out to freedom!

A totally independent campaign from Slime-san! Are you ready for this aquatic adventure? 25 new levels, 10 new target challenges, a submarine mode, more collectibles to hunt down, more boss fights to conquer… So much more cool stuff!

Blackbird’s Kraken Trailer:

Slime-san: Blackbird’s Kraken Features:

  • 25 normal and NG+ levels within a giant kraken!
  • 10 target mode challenges that will test your skills!
  • 200 Bananas to collect and spend in a furniture shop!
  • A customizable house that you can style and furnish to your heart’s content!
  • A submarine mode with a unique boss fight, can you beat the Kraken?
  • A speedrunning mode to compete with in leaderboards!
  • An entire tropical Island you can explore and discover with tons of characters!
  • A bizarre FPS mini-game: Gloomy! Can you beat the alien invasion?!
  • Loads of cutscenes and story elements to experience and enjoy!
  • Secret characters and set-pieces to discover across your journey!
  • A tutorial to learn the ropes as well as extensive settings to tinker with!
  • Music by Adhesive Wombat, FantomenK, Richard Gould & Mischa Perella!

New Content

  • A totally independent campaign from Slime-san! Are you ready for an aquatic adventure?
  • 100 Bananas to collect and spend on furniture and house themes!
  • Exciting new mechanics like the submarine mode, acid bubbles and suction cups!
  • More neat secrets!

Slime-san‘s first major update Blackbird’s Kraken is available now for Linux, Mac and Windows. Yet released on Steam and Humble Store. Since it’s more apt to pick up the base game and get the games update for Free.

Sublevel Zero – Redux update now live

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Sigtrap #Games’ released the critically acclaimed zero-g shooter for Linux, Mac and #Windows in 2015. #SublevelZero now receives a huge free update including bags of new content. While also including VR support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

So the update to this six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) roguelite is huge. While the games content is so big that that Sigtrap Games are renaming the game Sublevel Zero Redux. To celebrate, the games now 35% off on Steam and GOG for the first week.

Since there is a completely remastered campaign, new enemies and unlocks. Even a secret new weapon for dedicated players to uncover. Therefore Sublevel Zero Redux adds hours more addictive gameplay.

Sublevel Zero Redux Trailer:

Lead artist Gary Lloyd says “We’re really excited about the upcoming release of Sublevel Zero Redux on PC. It’s been great to see such a positive response from the community. And we can’t wait to see what people think of the extra content.”

With Rift and Vive support on Windows. Sublevel Zero Redux is now an incredible VR experience too. A cockpit space shooter with unparalleled freedom of movement. Sublevel Zero Redux takes on a whole new life, and offers the deep, long-form gameplay VR users crave. Which we hoped will make a Linux debut as VR support continues. So we can all strap on your headset and get some VR 6DoF action.

Lead programmer Dr Luke Thompson says “We created the first outline of Sublevel Zero at a game jam. As a love letter to games we grew up with like Descent and Forsaken. From the start we knew it would be awesome in VR. And though it’s taken us a while to finalise support we think it’s been worth the wait.”

Sublevel Zero Redux is a hardcore roguelite 6DoF shooter. Since players take control of a lone gunship pilot. Whose mission is to loot and craft ancient technology. So descend into a vast underground facility, fighting through procedurally generated zero gravity environments. While you recover the technology you’ll need to escape.

The retro gravity-defying combat is driven by modern looting and crafting mechanics. Battle through a wide range of environments, from industrial zones to mining caverns. Salvage tech from enemies and craft dozens of weapons. While makikng upgrades to suit your play style. Unlock items, blueprints, levels and even elite enemies. All for subsequent play-throughs to maintain your progression.

Sublevel Zero Redux is available on Steam and GOG with a 1 week 35% launch sale. Released for Linux, Mac and Windows. While the Humble Store price remains at 14.99 USD.

Dawn of War III multiplayer modes content update

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Since Feral Interactive announced Warhammer 40,000: #DawnofWarIII for Linux and Mac. Which was originally developed by Relic Entertainment for #Windows PC. The #games been updated with a free content update.

Take your battle plans to another level with a new map, doctrines, skins and modes for Dawn of War III.

Dawn of War III Annihilation Mode:

So playing ‘Annihilation Classic’ mode and eliminating opponent’s core structures. While also getting help from the new doctrines that let you build faction-specific turrets. Or opt for ‘Annihilation with Defenses’ mode to kick off with several turrets already installed. Since this gives you more time to prepare your army. Discover more in this video.

Mortis Vale is a vast new battlefield strewn with Gothic arches and ruined columns. Perfect for devastating ambushes.

The ‘Engines of Annihilation’ skin pack gives your Super Walkers. While including some extra style with the ‘House Raven’ skin for the Imperial Knight Paladin. Yet this includes the ‘Exalted’ skin for the Wraithknight. And the ‘Deathskulls’ skin for the Gorkanaut.

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Annihilation with Defenses will give you a head start in base protection. Since the faction-specific turrets will defend your base from predetermined locations. While buying you enough time to build up your army. In Annihilation Classic, you don’t start with turrets. Yet you can still build them if you’ve taken one of the new doctrines.

New Doctrines – Buildable Turrets: Speaking of turrets, three new doctrines. Since this equates to one per faction added and unlocked for all players. Pick this as one of your three doctrines before a match. So you can build defensive turrets wherever you need coverage. Better yet, these doctrines will be available across all multiplayer modes and maps, not just Annihilation.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III free content update for Linux and Mac. Which follows the Windows PC release the middle of last month.

To stir up a storm with the games awesome new content. Update your game for free or buy Dawn of War III from the Feral Store (with a 25% discount until July 7th. While Steam lists Dawn of War III at full price.