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Battalion 1944 Beta Signup and Early Access

battalion 1944 Beta Signup and Early Access for linux and windows gaming
Battalion 1944 Beta signup is now live with an Early Access date for Windows and Linux. The mission to reignite the spirit of the old-school shooter is happening.
So Bulkhead Interactive and Square Enix Collective are both proud and excited. Since they can now announce Battalion 1944 is heading to Steam Early Access on Thursday 1st February.

Sudden Strike 4 new multiplayer improvements

sudden strike 4 new multiplayer improvements for linux ubuntu mac windows in steam games

Sudden Strike 4 made a debut on Steam with day-one support on Linux and Ubuntu. The games also seen some mostly positive reivews on Steam. Which we actually expected to be better rated overall. Yet just released, the latest update address LAN issues and multiplayer issues. While this also includes host migration improvements. Which I have yet to encounter but needless to say, we have improvements. Yet there are not patches coming for the gameplay itself at this time.

Sudden Strike 4 Changelog version 1.02.19541:

  • Lan Support fixed
  • Host migration improvements
  • Ingame/multiplayer lobby team and all chat (use TAB to switch between all and team chat
  • Ping function introduced for multiplayer (use the button or Crtl+click next to the minimap)
  • Reworked icon feedback for formations
  • Fix for crashes caused by a specific set of civil cars
  • New fix suspension of some soviet trucks
  • Fixed voices of last Allied extra
  • A fix for group movement mirroring
  • Fixed reverse movement handling and unit in-place turning
  • Consolidated large unit obstruction sizes
  • Tweaked infantry vs infantry collision behavior
  • Fixed an issue where repeated commands would make units stop

Additionally, the development team is already busy working on more updates and improvements, including new maps for skirmish and multiplayer and an additional ‘classic’ multiplayer mode.

Best known for historically-based simulation and strategy titles. The prolific publisher Kalypso Media and Hungarian developer Kite Games crafted the fourth entry. While bringing the iconic Sudden Strike series to eager fans. Sudden Strike 4 pursues the series’ of offering a chess-like strategic experience. Since each unit is extremely valuable, across Linux, Mac and Windows. With the trademark focus on careful unit preservation. While also including tactical exploitation of strength vs. weakness. The optional “pause and play” system also returns to the single-player mode. This allows players to suspend the action and perform calculated manoeuvres. Or just react to contact with the enemy at any time.

So the Sudden Strike 4 releases worldwide and available now on Steam and Humble Store. Supporting Linux and Ubuntu as well.

Day of Infamy gets Free Dunkirk Update (Linux)

day of infamy gets gets free dunkirk update in linux mac windows games on steam

Since New World Interactive has a big update for their WWII shooter, #DayofInfamy. So right now, just in time for the movie “Dunkirk”. Having sold more than 200,000 copies to date. This is the #games second free update for Linux, Mac and #Windows. Since this includes two brand new maps – one directly inspired by the movie. While featuring the evacuation of Dunkirk and battle of Breville.

Day of Infamy: Dunkirk Update Trailer:

“Our Dunkirk map offers a unique gameplay perspective by inverting the flow of battle. So it ends on the beach instead of starting there,” explains creative director Andrew Spearin.

“The Miracle of Dunkirk” was one of the biggest turning points of WWII. With the fate of the Allied forces hanging in the balance. A flotilla of civilian crafts helped evacuate 338,226 troops. They were cut off and surrounded on the beach of Dunkirk, France.

The update also includes another new map that focuses around the Battle of Breville. Since paratroopers from the British 6th Airborne Division successfully liberated the small village of Bréville-les-Monts in France. Just days after D-Day. So the battle was dubbed “one of the most important battles of the invasion”.

“The Breville map highlights our new foliage system while the gameplay is highly intense from extensive testing in collaboration with our community,” says Spearin.

The free Day of Infamy Dunkirk Update includes:

  • New Map: Dunkirk – The Wehrmacht push back the Commonwealth forces to the beaches as they capture the town.
  • Next New Map: Breville – Allied soldiers attempt to capture this sunny French town during the invasion of Normandy.
  • A new foliage system – Grassy fields add an immersive layer of concealment to many of Day of Infamy’s maps, improving the graphic fidelity of the Source engine.

The launch will coincide with a Twitch livestream on New World’s Twitch channel. New World has been refining both maps with the games community on the stream over the last month. So footage of those tests is available on New World Interactive’s YouTube account.

So right now Day of Infamy is updated via Steam at full price. Yet Humble Store has an epic 45% discount, priced at $10.99 USD. Available with a Steam code for Linux, Mac and Windows.

Sudden Strike 4 upcoming RTS – The Art of War

Sudden Strike 4 upcoming RTS - The Art of War

They say a picture says a thousand words, and it couldn’t be more true in this case, as Kalypso Media and Kite Games proudly reveal a brand-new featurette shining a #spotlight on the making of the stunning #artwork for upcoming World War II #RTS Sudden Strike 4, in collaboration with the extremely talented artist Robert Simon.

Having worked on hit games such as Killzone: Shadow Fall and Ryse: Son of Rome as well as the hit TV show Game of Thrones (for which in 2014 he won an Emmy for outstanding special and visual effects), Robert Simon was seen by Kalypso to be the perfect choice to create a set of evocative, propaganda-inspired oil paintings for Sudden Strike 4.

“Kalypso is well known for their attention to detail, and that’s something I’ve tried to achieve with my paintings,” says Simon, explaining the creative process behind Sudden Strike 4’s feature and cover art. “We started discussing techniques and ways to approach the whole thing, and the World War II propaganda topic came up – and this meant that initially, we started with these oil paintings and now, here we are!”

Download a selection of hi-res artwork for Sudden Strike 4 HERE

About Sudden Strike 4
Developed as a fully-fledged series entry and not a remake or reboot, Sudden Strike 4 sends you off on three extensive campaigns set amongst the battlefields of World War II. Commanding the British and American, German or Soviet troops, you will lead over 100 different units into battle, including the German bomber Heinkel He111, the Russian T-34 tank, the British Hawker Typhoon fighter plane and the notorious German Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger. In a first for the Sudden Strike series, you can now choose from one of nine individual commanders, such as George Patton or Bernard Montgomery, who will each allow for different approaches to combat and boast unique abilities.Prove your tactical expertise in over 20 demanding single player scenarios, the challenge-focused skirmish mode, and the competitive multiplayer mode. A new reward system rewards clever and tactical play, awarding the player with skill points and bonus content, such as historical film footage of the era. Sudden Strike 4 offers countless ways to vanquish your opponents. Exploit the weak spots of tanks, set up an ambush, occupy buildings with infantry, outmaneuver the enemy with clever positioning or unleash devastating air strikes – how you approach each mission is up to you!

Features of Sudden Strike 4:

  • Sudden Strike 4 offers realistic real-time strategy gameplay with tactical depth and a historical setting
  • Three campaigns with over 20 missions to test your tactical skills and determining the outcome of significant WWII battles
  • As one of nine commanders, lead your army on the battlegrounds of the biggest military conflict in history
  • Command more than 100 authentic units – including the Königstiger tank, the Katyusha rocket launcher and the Hawker Typhoon fighter plane
  • Pit yourself against other commanders in the competitive multiplayer mode
  • The PC version features modding support with Steam Workshop integration

Sudden Strike 4 will be available in Q2 2017 on Linux, Mac, Windows PC and PlayStation® 4, and is available for pre-purchase now on Steam. Along with a 15% discount, those who pre-purchase Sudden Strikev 4 will receive: an exclusive skirmish map, ‘The Battle for Kursk’ – one of the biggest tank battles of World War II! A digital copy of the official soundtrack recorded by the Hungarian Studio Orchestra. The Official Digital Art Book featuring the game’s fantastic artwork, including the work of Simon Robert.


Days of Wonder Launches Memoir ’44 Online on Steam

Best-Selling WWII Board Game Debuts on Leading Online Gaming Platform

LOS ALTOS, Calif. and PARIS, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Days of Wonder today announced the launch of Memoir ‘44 Online on Steam, the world’s largest online gaming platform created and owned by game publisher Valve Corporation.

Memoir ‘44 Online is a digital adaptation of Days of Wonder’s award-winning, two-player wargame. Turn-based and card driven, the game has already attracted hundreds of thousands of players into 20-minute long skirmishes on the beaches of Normandy and in dozens of other famous World War II battles. Memoir ‘44 Online includes all the original elements (cards, dice, little plastic soldiers, and scenarios) that made the board game popular while virtually eliminating the learning curve by automating game setup, teaching the rules, and matching playing partners.

Following a long beta test phase, the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux versions of the game were publicly launched as a free download from Days of Wonder’s web site on the June 6 anniversary of D-Day.

With its launch on Steam, the game is now accessible to an even wider base of players. Thanks to a seamless integration into Steam, complete with an installer-less setup and a zero-click signup at first launch, Steam players can relive the most glorious hours of World War II within minutes of their download of the game.

Players automatically gain access to a dozen hours of free play, with continued play accessible through a flexible pay-to-play model based on Gold Ingots (the in-game currency) that can be purchased directly from their Steam Wallet. The game includes more than 50 scenarios in all the major Theaters of Operations of World War II, with all Ranks and Achievements also directly integrated into Steam.

“We are delighted by the opportunity Valve is giving us to bring Memoir ‘44 Online to the Steam community,” explained Eric Hautemont, CEO of Days of Wonder. “In this integration we have focused our efforts on providing a totally seamless experience for Steam users with all setup, login and transactions handled directly via Steam. Strategy game fans will immediately feel at home and find themselves welcomed by our community of veteran Memoir ‘44 players.”

For more information about Memoir ‘44 Online, visit: https://www.memoir44-online.com/start/ or go directly to the Steam store: https://store.steampowered.com/app/108210

About Memoir ‘44

Created by Richard Borg, Memoir ‘44 was originally developed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. Game play centers on different WWII battle scenarios, each mimicking the lay of the battlefield and the troop placements and objectives of each army. Commanders deploy their troops into action through the play of Command and Tactic cards that greatly contribute to the game’s tactical challenges. Available both as a board game and in digital form as Memoir ‘44 Online, the game has become a cultural phenomenon, with over 200,000 retail copies of the game and its various expansions sold, and thousands of fan-made scenarios available in Days of Wonder’s database of Scenarios from the Front.

About Days of Wonder

Days of Wonder develops and publishes games that Play different.™ From its insistence on releasing only a very limited number of new games to its uncompromising board game production values and unique in-house digital development team, Days of Wonder consistently raises the bar with an unmatched string of hits that includes Ticket to Ride, the world’s best-selling train game; Small World, the legendary fantasy game of epic conquests; and Memoir ‘44, the World War II saga with 20 expansions to its credit. Days of Wonder board games are distributed in 30 countries, with digital versions available on the iOS App Store as well as on Steam and on Days of Wonder’s web site: www.daysofwonder.com

Days of Wonder, Ticket to Ride, Small World and Memoir ‘44 are all registered trademarks of Days of Wonder, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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