Tux Games’ Michael Simms wrote in to announce that the online Linux game retailer is now offering Ubisoft’s real-time strategy game Theocracy, which features warring Aztec tribes. You can pre-order Theocracy from here for $42.00 (US); shipping is expected to begin May 4th. A demo of Theocracy is also available from
Dudley Brooke sent in the surprising news that Ubisoft’s RTS game Theocracy includes Linux binaries on the retail CD. Theocracy focuses on various ancient Aztec factions as they combat one another and, eventually, the Spanish conquistadors. Furthermore, the Hungarian developers, Philos Laboratories, have made a demo available; a few screenshots are listed below:
- The Aztecs plot to overthrow the Spanish invaders with the power of Swirly Ball
- Mill about smartly
- Customizing formations
- Demo options
- Standing against enemy action
Theocracy Demo Download:
The latest Linux Games Podcast episode is up. Podcast 3 brings you an informal interview with Andrew “hendersa” Henderson.
My thanks again to Alkini for doing the music on this episode, which doesn’t play for too long in the beginning as it did in the last episode. Please stop hating on his music and give constructive criticism in the comments here. My thanks also to micks for doing another great job as co-host.
URL dump from this episode:
- Apolyton forums
- CTP2 Subversion access
- Cold War
- Tux Games
- Time Gate Studios
- Kohan (Linux native)
- Linux Game Publishing
- Ryan Gordon
- Chicago: 1930
- Serious Sam 2 (warning, full of flash)
- Linux EXPRES magazine (Not in English)
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Update (by jvm): Ogg version now available. Enjoy your freedom.
The German software publisher CDV wrote me an eMail saying they have noplans to publish the linux version of The Nomads (only PC and XBox).Besides that: they did not even know about an linux version and did notknow about the Nebula Device being developed cross-platform.
I’m now waiting for a reply on the question: What’ll happen to the linuxversion of Alcatraz?
NOMADS, a 3D multi-genregame created with the open-sourceNebula Device engine, wasdeveloped by Radon Labs, who havestated in the pastthat the game was also running on Linux.The other title mentioned, Escapefrom Alcatraz, was created by Philos Labs,who ported their RTSTheocracy to Linux.
- Removed ability to create black ships in cosmetic detail screen
- Restored the Ship Manager
- Fixed disconnect while joining a multiplayer game
- Fixed comm queue overflow when starting some games
- Fixed one liner bug when ignoring player communications
- Fixed comm interface update bug
- v1.2 to v1.3: TerminusLinuxRetailPatch12to13.tar.gz
- v1.3 to v1.4: TerminusLinuxRetailPatch13to14.tar.gz
- v1.1 to v1.4: TerminusLinuxRetailPatch11to14.tar.gz
Furthermore, there’s been some controversy over just which non-Linux-exclusive shipped firstwith multiple binaries in one box… although there’s been many contenders(Hopkins FBI,BFRIS,Krilo,Theocracy, and probably some I’m forgetting), I thinkit’s safe to say this is the most widely available retail game which includes Linux support with Win32/MacOS out of box. In any case… I’m of the opinion that it’s a rather silly thing to fight over, especiallyconsidering our tactical position of industry underdog. Let’s show some solidarity folks, ok?
Christoph Hess wrote in to note that Philos Laboratories, who developed the real-time strategy game Theocracy for Linux, is currently working on a Linux version of Alcatraz, a simulation of the infamous facility in an alternate future. Christoph also states that the German retailer CDV will offer the game upon release.
We are in negotiation with ubisoft to begin distributing Theocracyfor Linux. We are predicting 10 days to 2 weeks to get it on oursite.
We have had a site redesign now. The navigation is easier and itlooks nicer now.
Word from Loki is that they will probably be releasing at least 2of their pre-announced titles in may (most likely simcity 3000 andalpha centauri from what I was told)