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Hemisphere on Porting to Linux

July 6th, 2010 by Crusader

Hemisphere Games has a blog post examining the economic costs and benefits of adding Linux support to their award-winning game Osmos:

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.”

Amnesia Preview, Trailer

July 6th, 2010 by Crusader

Eurogamer has posted a preview for Frictional Games’ upcoming survival horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent based on the first third of the game:

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.

And light.

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 Adds Gladiator

July 6th, 2010 by Crusader

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.

Teagon

July 5th, 2010 by Marv

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.

Wine 1.2 Release Candidate 6

July 4th, 2010 by Marv

Release candidate 6 of Wine has been announced. There are no new items in this release save many translation update and bug fixes. Wine users should download this release to help shake out the bugs for their final release.

Download: [ Wine 1.2 Release Candidate 6 ]

Bwock 0.2

July 4th, 2010 by Marv

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.

LettersFall 2.0

July 4th, 2010 by Marv

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

LF2-InGame

Download [LettersFall 2.0 ]

This post was submitted by JeZ+Lee.

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