A little over a month ago we released the Linux port of Osmos, promising statistics on our sales and downloads. We wanted to find out – from a financial perspective, for our studio – “is it worth porting games to Linux?”
The short, simple answer… is “yes.”
I think a mark of quality in a game is whether you can return to a room you’ve previously been in, and know you were there earlier by the destruction you wrought. Amnesia, the new first-person adventure from Penumbra developers Frictional, does not paint rooms in the blood of your enemies, but rather in strewn desk drawers, boxes and broken glass.
Amnesia is looking to be an extremely dark game, but rather than offering you the opportunity to sneak silently in the welcoming shadows, here darkness is your enemy. It is the path to insanity.
Amnesia will be released for Linux and other platforms on September 8th.
Heroes of Newerth, the DoTA-inspired strategy game from the always Linux-friendly S2 Games, had a free play weekend for beta testers that hadn’t bought the retail version yet that I unfortunately missed out on. That said, they also added a new hero, the Gladiator:
Once I’m back up to gaming speed, I’ll be giving HoN some serious time.
After 8 months of development of an multi-platform engine, the first release by Easy Future has been announced called Teagon. Teagon is a familiar looking game to many with falling blocks into horizontal lines to clear lines. The more lines you clear, the more points you get. One new feature is called chain which has a counter which goes up and multiplies the score by it’s value for each line you clear. When you place a block without clearing the line the chain counter goes down.
Download: [ Teagon ]
This post was submitted by easyfuture.
A new demo of Bwock, a cute and colorful puzzle game under development using the Gosu 2D gaming library, has been announced This game was inspired by Sokoban and the great NES underdog, “The Adventures of Lolo”.Bwock version 0.2 has been released with the following changes:
- New level “Trap!” added
- Level names and authors added
- A completely new level format is now used.
- A collision bug with the enemy fork attacks has been fixed.
- CTRL-C cheat added to skip around levels.
Download: [ Bwock 0.2 ]
This post was submitted by jblovloss.
A new game has been brought to our attention called LettersFall which is a cross between between Scabble(R) and Tetris(R). This game offers the following items to the Linux community.
- Downloads and installs in seconds
- Runs 100% perfectly on any Linux desktop / notebook / netbook computer
- Beautiful full color and high resolution visual graphics
- Awesome digital sound effects
- Amazing digitally orchestrated music soundtrack
- Fun, yet educational game for both children and adults
- Easy to play mouse controls
- 20,000+ word American English dictionary
- Saved high scores table
- Saved game preferences
Download [LettersFall 2.0 ]
This post was submitted by JeZ+Lee.