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Layers of Fear horror title expect to launch on Linux, Mac and Windows PC in February

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Prepare to bathe in #terror, plummeting ever deeper into the fragile psyche of a tormented painter as he fruitlessly battles his inner #demons and troubled past to put onto canvas his crowning #achievement. Layers of Fear, developed by the masters of terror at Bloober Team and published by Aspyr Media, will debut in February 16 on Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PS4 and Xbox One, where early sneak peeks have already made it one of the most acclaimed horror games in years.

Watch this brand new trailer and do your utmost to stave off the madness that exists deep within us all.

Polish development studio Bloober Team have teamed up with Austin-based Aspyr Media to market and distribute Layers of Fear across all platforms. The companies had the following to say about the partnership:

“As soon as we got our hands on the game via Steam Early Access and saw the ravenous community feedback, we wanted to be a part of sharing this game with the world,” said Aspyr Media’s vice president of publishing, Elizabeth Howard. “Many game developers pour their blood, sweat and tears into creating great games, but the folks at Bloober Team brought a new meaning to this term while creating Layers of Fear. It’s truly been a blast working with a group so dedicated to the craft of beautifully scaring the sh!t out of people, and adding in our own flavor of insanity.”

“We can’t wait to finally show the world the full scope of our masterpiece of fear,” said Piotr Babieno, chief executive officer at Bloober Team. “And we’re glad that there are other people who share our enthusiasm. Working with Aspyr is pure pleasure! They immediately got what we were trying to achieve with ‘Layers of Fear’ and happily dived into our world of madness.”

Layers of Fear will torment players on February 16th for Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. And for more information, visit the official website. Currently available on Early Access through Steam with Overwhelmingly Positive reviews.

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Dinocide adventure platformer coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC this week

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Dinocide made it’s #8bit way through Steam Greenlight. The #retro-inspired world of Dinocide is a journey to find your partner who has been kidnapped by an evil and mysterious #dinosaur god.

In Dinocide, players will not adventure alone, having a variety of tame dinosaurs willing to help. Take advantage of each reptilian friend, acting as a mount, a diverse dinosaur with different traits used to accomplish various tasks, while facing obstacles and creatures. Whether swimming in the sea, flying in the sky or incinerating foes.

Linux Game News has played Dinocide and gameplay is more challenging than expect. Having to survive and keep your characters health up, while also completing tasks and challenges.

Features

  • Dinosaur mounts make you faster, stronger and offer a variety of tactical abilities.
  • Non-linear progression by different routes leads to varied ways to complete your journey.
  • A multitude of different biomes to visit – deserts, jungles, forests, lava caves, oceans, ice plains and more!
  • Weird creatures. Ok, fine, we know about the dinosaurs. But millions of years ago there could be something else we have no idea about. SAS trooper skeletons, for example.
  • Unique time/life mechanic. One bar shared for both the time limit on the level and life of your character.
  • Full controller & Steam Big Picture support.
  • Classic action. Don’t think. Don’t feel. Just go. React. Kill. Jump. Eat. Ride. Like in the good old times! You are not here to watch a movie!
  • The unmatched fun and drive of an 8-bit era game!

Dinocide’s non-linear single players story lets players chart their own path through the large and diverse prehistoric biomes, set between the protagonist and his goal. Complemented by a time and hunger-health mechanic, not only do players choose the location, but also the play-style of completion you wish to harness.

Dinocide is coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC, available January 21st on Steam.

System Requirements:

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu and Fedora 32/64-bit
  • Processor: Dual Core 1.6GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Vendor proprietary drivers, 512 MB, NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: The Intel GPUs are not supported.

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu and Fedora 32/64-bit
  • Processor: Dual Core 1.6GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Vendor proprietary drivers, 1 GB NVIDIA 450 / AMD Radeon 5750
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: The Intel GPUs are not supported.

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Humble Firaxis Bundle brings some Linux to the mix, along with Mac and Windows PC too

Humble Bundle’s #latest pay-what-you-want list of games is the Humble Firaxis Bundle. Firaxis has a significant collection #strategy #games and the home for Sid Meier’s titles, as well as the XCOM action strategy games.

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Typically when you think Humble Bundle, we picture Linux, Mac and Windows PC titles, fully cross-platform. That’s not quite the way with this latest bundle. If you “beat the average”, this will get you 2 cross-platform titles and 2 expansion packs, out of 9 items.

Let’s break it down further by tiers, we have the following:

  • Paying just $1 or more nets you XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Linux, Mac and Windows PC), Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Ace Patrol Bundle, and Sid Meier’s Civilization III Complete.
  • Beating the average price will expand your bundle to include Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: The Complete Edition, Sid Meier’s Civilization V (Linux, Mac and Windows PC), Sid Meier’s Starships, XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Elite Soldier Pack (Linux, Mac and Windows PC), XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Slingshot Pack (Linux, Mac and Windows PC), XCOM: Enemy Within (Linux, Mac and Windows PC), and 10 per cent off one month of Humble Monthly.
  • The top tier of $15 (or more) adds the recent Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth (Linux, Mac and Windows PC), Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth – Exoplanets Map Pack (Linux, Mac and Windows PC), and a coupon for 33 per cent off Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide DLC (Linux, Mac and Windows PC) in the Humble Store.

As a Linux gamer, the bundle is quoted via Humble as, “most titles in this bundle are also available on Steam for Mac and Linux”. In reality, this is more specifically 6 out of the 12 items. So we will not be boasting about full support any time soon.

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At the time of writing, the average-to-beat price relatively high, at $9.81. Remember though, those who do beat the average price will be getting more, yet unannounced titles added to their bundle, and of course you can direct a portion of your purchase to charity. This time around the Humble Firaxis Bundle is supporting Action Against Hunger USA.

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Cities: Skylines new expansion “Snowfall” coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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Paradox Interactive, a seasoned publisher of games, today #announced the newest expansion to Cities: Skylines, the best-selling #citybuilder from #ColossalOrder. The new expansion is titled “Snowfall” and will be available for players of Cities: Skylines on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC later this year. Snowfall will allow mayor-players to expand and grow their cities using new transportation options while challenging them to meet citizens’ needs using several new in-game tools. All of these new inclusions will revolve around the expansion’s central feature: an in-game weather system.

Watch the Snowfall trailer and add your participation to our precipitation:

In Snowfall, the difficulty heats up when the city cools down, thanks to a new in-game temperature reading that will have residents bundling up for warmth when the weather outside is frightful. Cosmetic weather, composed of rain and fog, will be added to Cities: Skylines as part of a free update, along with other features to be announced soon. Players who own Snowfall will get to face new challenges such as ensuring that their city infrastructure can handle seasonal heating demands – and, when the snow starts falling, that the roads can stay clear. New snowplow services will be required to prevent traffic from freezing in place, while new all-weather trams and expanded public transit options can help residents and visitors alike get around town – and visit the new winter parks and landmarks available in Snowfall.

Snowfall will include:

  • Now is the Winter of This Content: Rain and fog for existing maps, plus a new “Winter” map theme with snow and all of its challenges
  • The Streetcars You Desire: Expanded public transportation options, including easier management of existing lines – and Trams, a new system demanded by fans
  • World Warmth, Too: Cold weather increases demands for electricity, unless new water-based heat systems are in place
  • Plowers to the People: Build a snowplow depot to keep traffic flowing during winter weather, and employ new road maintenance systems to keep your streets in shape
  • New Chirps: #yeahthereare

For more information on Cities: Skylines, visit the official website.

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Death by Game Show strategy action coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC this week

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Death by Game Show is a #mashup of strategic risk versus reward and old school #arcade. It’s what we’ve coined as Twitch Strategy. It’s #released on Linux, Mac and Windows PC via Steam on the 22nd of January.

We love strategy games but find ourselves often in limbo between Tower Defense and Real Time Strategy. We wanted to create something quick to play but also challenging and gratifying. We needed that old school arcade progression – where learning patterns and honing reactions determined victory.

We also love titles that leave solutions open. We chose to build sandbox challenges, limited only by space and arcade inspired objectives like earn $10,000,000 for example. There’s nothing like finding a new solution to claim victory and as each winnable consumable potentially leads to a new strategy Death by Game Show keeps pressure on the player.

  • The Big Show – You’re chained to the GameShow Intimidation Masheen of Pwnage (“Bring out The G.I.M.P.”) – Use it to spawn droids, call in building support, and dominate the field of play. Win an arsenal from the Wheel of Misfortune game show spinner and then risk it all as you struggle through many brutal challenges.
  • Droid Rage – 10 different cheap-@ss droids including the roller-skating ninja Madichin and the toothy, British airborne bomb dropper RD-SLK. Plus experience six unique power-ups including the Speed Runner, It’s Got Electrolytes, Sexy Time, and Mama Said Knock You Out.
  • Weapons & Buildings – Outlandish defensive weapons & buildings that feature “Upgrayedd” technology, including:
  • Yeah B*tch! Magnets! – a giant toaster that shoots oversized exploding magnets.
  • The Scrote Hammer – a set of swinging hammers that crush nuts.
  • Droid Barracks — Wait, a more alarmist name would be… Kent Brockman’s Killbot Factory.
  • DieSuperheroDie – all superheroes & zombies were rounded up in the 22nd century and electrocuted with this invention.
  • Rust in Peace – delivers a Megadeth-sized barrel of bereavement
  • Rectal Furnace – power begets power begets stink.
  • Make It Your Own – Build challenges, customize skins, and edit all text in game – Make the Death by Game Show experience your own via the Steam Workshop.
  • On-Going Support of Game – The March 2016 update will include least 30 new Oointah made challenges, editor updates including new functions and mechanics, an “Off-Air” Skirmish mode, plus localization to other languages.

 

Death by Game Show also has over the top humor and robust customisations like sprite, text and challenge editing. For more information check on Steam or the videos on YouTube for more coverage. Thank you and take care.

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The Bug Butcher arcade action releases on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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Harry isn’t the kind of guy to bring home to mother, but when it comes to squashing bugs, he’s the best darn #exterminator in the business. Stylish, manic, and just a little #disgusting, The Bug Butcher is #available today on Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Drawing a dash of inspiration from Super Pang (aka Super Buster Bros.) mixed with a ton of gooey viscera, The Bug Butcher is a relentless shoot-’em-up with a classic vibe and a whole lot of modern style.

Fend off relentless waves of gooey bugs, obliterating their tender insides through 30 levels of single-player mayhem or endless co-op. Blast them apart piece by sloppy piece with an arsenal of excessive weaponry in all-out arthropod annihilation.

Inspired by Super Pang (aka Super Buster Bros.), The Bug Butcher is a relentless shooter with a simple rule; you can only fire straight up, drenching yourself in a sloppy mess of entrails – you might want to keep your mouth closed.

The Bug Butcher is the debut title from Rainer Zoettl and Till Aschwanden of Awfully Nice Studios; two friends and a tag-team of Blizzard Entertainment alumni gone rogue.

The Bug Butcher is available now on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

For more information, check out the official website.

Sytem Requirements:

  • Processor: Any processor with 2 cores
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Gamepad highly recommended

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Lovely Planet sequel announced by Quicktequila for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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Indie game #developer #Quicktequila out of Delhi or Vidhvat Madan – has just announced a sequel to the 2014 first-person #shooter Lovely Planet called, Lovely Planet Arcade.

The new game will allow players to teleport around bullets, containing more than a 100 levels spread over four different worlds, plus will also feature mirror and fast modes for every level. Lovely Planet Arcade returns to it’s roots of classic FPS games, as players are restricted to a simply jump and shoot.

Here’s the current teaser:

Lovely Planet Arcade will be published by tinyBuild, arriving sometime in the summer of 2016. And available on Linux, SteamOS, Mac and Windows PC. According to the listing on Steam, Lovely Planet Arcade requires very reasonable system specifications:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12
  • Processor: 1.0 Ghz Dual Core
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB, Shader Model 3.0
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse Recommended

Music for the game will be provided by London-based composer Calum Bowen, who also worked on the original game, along with other platformers and mobile games.

Lovely Planet released for Linux, Mac, Windows PC and Steam OS on July 31, 2014 to positive reviews from both players and critics.

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Free mod on Steam Workshop – Day of Infamy debuts for Insurgency on Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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Day of Infamy is an open-ended World War II experience founded by New World Interactive and expanded upon by the Insurgency modding community. Taking the fantastic FPS platform of Insurgency, and using it to build on the massive global setting of World War II; Day of Infamy is set to bring back the amphitheatre of war through the community.

Insurgency has shown that realistic, tense FPS experiences are alive and more than well with more than 2 million players playing Insurgency today. With roots built deep in the modding community, the next step for New World Interactive is an ambitious WWII mod through the Steam Workshop titled Day of Infamy.

Unfortunately, we received noticed late yesterdasy, the reveal of the western front as Day of Infamy made the debut on the New World Interactive’s Twitch stream. However the past broadcast is still available for viewing.

Day of Infamy opens up Insurgency to the modding community in a way that is incredibly exciting to New World Interactive team. “Not only is Insurgency a great platform for a gritty WWII game, but with such a vast global setting where so many factions and locations may be represented, it is the ideal platform for a community-created game,” said Jeremy Blum, Founder and Game Director at New World Interactive. “Modders can create the factions and environments they wish to play in, and NWI will help ensure their work is integrated and accessible to the public.”

Two DoI maps also need to be subscribed to on Workshop, including the Normandy invasion with “Dog Red” and the Battle of the Bulge with “Bastogne”.

The manifestation of Day of Infamy is up to players as the project will be a collaborative effort. With such a wide-scale story to tell, Day of Infamy will offer the tools of Insurgency as a creative canvas to see historical vignettes recreated in map form, troops from all nations present, and modes designed to highlight the struggle of war.

Keep in mind, these mods are indeed Free and work nicely on Linux. Follow the links to Subscribe and expand your Insurgency gameplay.

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Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition goes Gold and gets new Bounties Trailer

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When it #launches February 9th, 2016 on Linux, Mac, Windows PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition will bring plenty of additional #content and new #features. Today Techland released the second video of its Highlight series, in which the developer details three distinct categories of the new in-game challenges, called Bounties.

“Now that the Enhanced Edition has gone gold, we can focus on telling our fans everything they want to know about the enhancements we’ve made – says Maciej Binkowski, lead game designer. Today we’re showing Bounties. Basically, these are unique objectives that change every day. So even if you did all the quests, challenges, you always have a reason to jump in, preferably with some friends. Bounties are a great way to bump up your XP, especially for the new Legend Levels which players will unlock once they max out one of the base skill trees.”

Bounties will be a part of Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition, which launches February 9, 2016. Players who already have the base version of the game will receive Bounties plus plenty of other upgrades as part of the free improvement update to be distributed at the same time.

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