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Synaptic Scribbling

September 30th, 2011 by Crusader

So, I’m glad these guys in Frozen Synapse don’t have names, because they’re going to be dying a lot.

I like the cyberpunk setting, but it’s nice that the game was designed with the knowledge that the single-player plot should take a backseat to the mechanics. Eager to try multiplayer.

I’m Kreuzader in-game, add me!

Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle!

September 28th, 2011 by Crusader

BOOM!

HEY THERE!

The Humble Bundle is back with the Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle.

Be sure to pay what you’d like for Frozen Synapse, an excellent turn-based strategy game for Mac, Windows, and Linux, while supporting two worthy charities. If you decide to pay above the average
price, you can also receive the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle, which includes Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, the Jack Claw prototype, and a Splot preorder.

It’s worth noting that this is the first time Frozen Synapse has appeared on Linux :)

Wine 1.3.29

September 26th, 2011 by Marv

The latest development release of Wine has been announced. New features in this release include:

  • Extensive support for VBScript.
  • Various improvements to the calendar common control.
  • A number of XRender fixes and optimizations.
  • Several new functions in the MSVCP runtime.
  • A number of audio fixes.
  • DirectDraw cleanups.
  • Various bug fixes.

Download: Wine 1.3.29

Nikki and the Robots 0.4

September 21st, 2011 by Crusader

Download and Upload Nikki Levels!

Nikki and the Robots 0.4 got released and you can view a video showing the changes at Vimeo or YouTube:

We released Nikki and the Robots 0.4.0 (0.4.1.1 actually), which you can download here or via in-game updater.

The new features are:

  • New robot: Canon! It shoots canon balls that disappear after 10 seconds
  • Players can download and upload levels in the main/editor menus
  • Author name and license agreement added for saving/uploading levels
  • Sounds added for menu, jumping, buttons and batteries
  • Last level switch to be pressed now blinks green
  • Added “transient” switches (won’t stay pressed)

Some news not directly related to the release:

Minecraft Adventure Update I

September 17th, 2011 by Crusader

Part I of the Minecraft Adventure update has been released:

We released Minecraft Beta 1.8! It’s the first half of the Adventure Update, with the remainder coming eventually!

D2X-Rebirth (Descent 2) on my Linux?

September 14th, 2011 by Crusader

New from LGC!:

Installing Descent 2 under Linux has never been simple. So, how about a quick and dirty L.G.C. video how-to.

http://linuxgamecast.com/2011/09/l-g-c-how-to-%E2%80%94-d2x-rebirth-descent-2/

Trine 2 Vibes

September 14th, 2011 by Crusader

Another Trine 2 trailer from Frozenbyte; this one showcasing the game’s scenery:

Frictional Update

September 11th, 2011 by Crusader

Frictional Games have posted a situation update for Amnesia: The Dark Descent on their blog:

Let’s start with what most people probably are the most interested in: how many units have we actually sold? During the GDC EU lecture I noted that we were now above 400k units total, but as we scrutinized all of the figures it turns out this was not quite correct. Jens did a recount of all income we have gotten so far and the figure ended on 391 102 units (which is of course not correct when you read this as the game sells at about 2 mHz).

[…]

The distribution between platforms depends a bit on how you count it. In our own store it is as follows:

Windows: 70%
Linux: 15%
Mac: 15%

However, our store is the only one that sell a Linux version of the game, so in total sales the percentage of Linux is a lot less. When looking at other stores the distribution is around 11% Mac and 89% Windows. The Mac percentage goes down a bit during sales, where Windows sales increase 3 times or so more compared to the Mac ones. An interesting note here is that Mac sales in our own store did not go down as a other online outlets like Steam started to provide mac versions; meaning it did not steal our customers but opened up to a new market. We think it is a good incentive for other stores to support Linux as well!

Blocks That Matter!

September 11th, 2011 by Crusader

Thanks to Guillaume for this note!

Blocks That Matter, the Swing Swing Submarine’ puzzle platformer, has been released for Linux platforms through the Indievania online market place!

Note that a tech demo is also available on the IndieDB page of the game, and that a real demo (with exclusive levels) will come soon!

The pitch:
“When indie game developers Alexey and Markus are in trouble, their only hope comes from their creation.

You are the Tetrobot: a tiny robot that can drill blocks of matter one by one, collect them, and recycle them into new pieces of 4 blocks. You also have the possibility to destroy lines of 8+ blocks in a very «retro russian» game style. Sand, wood, stone, obsidian, iron, diamond: each matter has its specific behaviour you’ll have to use wisely and take advantage of them. So get ready to use your brain and combine your platforming and puzzle-solving skills in this incredible mashup!”

Key features
– A unique gameplay experience mixing puzzle and platform that will challenge your brain
– 40 levels to play in Adventure Mode
– 20 bonus levels to unlock and more free content to come
– Collect every 40 “Blocks That Matter” and rediscover videogames made of blocks that made or will make History
– Create and share your own puzzles using an easy-to-use level editor. Already dozens of creations available!
– DRM Free, purchase for one platform, get the game for all the supported platforms!

Launch trailer

Blocks That Matter is available right now on Linux, through Indievania, for $4.99 US.

Project Zomboid Update

September 11th, 2011 by liamdawe

Liam from Gaming On Linux had word of an updated Project Zomboid release; a HOWTO for running the game is also at the news post.

This post was submitted by liamdawe.

Trine 2

September 11th, 2011 by Crusader

Frozenbyte’s upcoming Trine 2 is due to launch soon, so here’s a new trailer!

Achron

September 11th, 2011 by Crusader

Achron’s out! Anyone played it yet?

Minecraft 1.8 Trailer

September 7th, 2011 by Crusader

Mojang has released a trailer for the upcoming Minecraft 1.8 release, which will add the long-awaited ADVENTURE MOOOOODE UPDAAAAAATE:

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