Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Linux

First six screenshots released from dynamic PC RPG Zombasite

Zombasite (PC) Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Soldak has released the first set of screenshots from their upcoming open-world role-playing game Zombasite. The shots are from an early build but give a look at the dynamic world that’s currently in development, featuring some of the environments and factions that remain after an infection has caused the dead to rise. As a clan leader, players must guide their people alone or with a friend in co-op to battle the undead while dealing with the other survivors.

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Prepare the death ray! Tropico 5: Supervillian DLC now on Steam

Tropico 5 (PC) Supervillain DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

El Presidente is making the shift from benevolent to malevolent in the latest download pack for Tropico 5, Supervillian. The set includes a new standalone scenario that tasks players with becoming the world’s most dangerous villain by building an underground lair and fitting it with a new giant laser. The pack also adds a moustache avatar accessory, the Isla del Pescado sandbox map, and a new music track along with added voice overs.

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Night Dive releases Spirits of Xanadu for Linux, Mac, and Windows

Spirits of Xanadu (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Night Dive Studios has released Allen Trivette and Lee Williams’ action-adventure title Spirits of Xanadu. Set on the research ship Xanadu, players must investigate how the craft came to become adrift in space and why its crew has been radio silent for months before setting about to return it to Earth. Curious gamers can check out a question-and-answer session, and possibly win a copy, today at Reddit, beginning today at 2 p.m. CST at the r/PCMasterRace sub-Reddit.

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Outlaws, Loom, The Dig, and more from LucasArts added to GOG.com

Outlaws (PC) GOG Announcement - Screenshot 1

Another batch of LucasArts titles has been added to GOG.com’s library. Six games are included in the latest set, three of which are making their digital distribution debut: the action-platformer Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, first-person shooter Outlaws (plus A Handful of Missions expansion), and point-and-click adventure Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders. The remaining games, each 20% off as part of a launch promo, are all adventure titles: Loom, Monkey Island: LeChuck’s Revenge, and The Dig.

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number now available for console, PC

Hotline Miami’s story concludes today with the release of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number for console and PC. The sequel follows the original closely, as it was originally envisioned as downloadable content, so be sure to check that one out first. Returning players will find new characters with stories that reveal more about the 50 Blessings group.

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Devolver, Kitty Lambda to debut action-RPG Paradise Never at PAX

Paradise Never (PC) PAX East Announcement - Screenshot 1

Devolver Digital is set to debut a new action RPG from Kitty Lambda Games at PAX East, Paradise Never. The game will take place on a French island colony in 2027, during the outset of a revolution. Players must relive the same three days in order to free the island while keeping as many of their friends and fellow rebels alive. Said to utilize a “sophisticated NPC behavioral system,” players will be able to learn more from characters by talking to them at different times of the day and on different days. Characters left alone will continue on their regular routine. The ultimate goal is to stop the days from restarting, but that will only happen when enough people survive the revolution.

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Shadowrun Online drops “Online” for “Boston Lockdown”, dated

Shadowrun Chronicles Boston Lockdown (PC) Rename Announcement - Screenshot 1

Cliffhanger has sent word that they have renamed Shadowrun Online to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown. The name was chosen with the assistance of the game’s current community as well as its Kickstarter campaign backers. The change was stated to be in large part to clear up any potential confusion for future players, especially those picking the game up in stores, about its single-player content. The shift away from “Online” is said to move away from the idea that they game is an MMO instead of a single-player game that also supports four-player co-op. Cliffhanger’s managing director Jan Wagner offers additional details in a letter to the community, posted below. To go along with the name change, the studio also announced that they have a release date for the final version: April 28.

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Nordic Games to assist in physical distribution of Shadowrun Online

Shadowrun Online (PC) Nordic Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games will be working with Cliffhanger Productions to distribute Shadowrun Online, including a physical boxed version. The tactical team-based role-playing game is currently available through Steam Early Access. In the game, players live in a cyberpunk-infused 2076, after the destruction of Boston by a dragon whose escape led to the poisoning of its inhabitants, turning them into killers. Elves, Dwarves, and other mythical races live in this new world, where corporations rule the land. The final version of the game will feature 50-plus enemies, hacking, over 60 combat and noncombat skills, and five races.

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Shooter roguelike Sublevel Zero announced for PC

Mastertronic has sent word that they will be publishing Sigtrap’s shooter Sublevel Zero this summer for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The first-person, six-degrees-of-freedom shooter will feature procedurally generated levels, crafting, and permadeath. There are also plans to support the Oculus Rift. Ammo will be scarce, necessitating item crafting, and players will have to navigate levels filled with enemies and puzzles. The description of a roguelike Descent seems pretty apt. A trailer and screenshots have also been released.

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Square Enix Collective offering Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex IPs

Gex (PC, PSX, Saturn) PC version, courtesy of GOG.com

Square Enix is offering three Eidos IPs for independent developers to try their hand at through the studio’s Collective platform. Anachronox, Fear Effect, and Gex are all on offer for developers to submit game ideas, and new project pitch submissions have also been reopened. A previous submission, Goetia, a point-and-click adventure from French developer Sushee, recently passed its Kickstarter goal with 48 hours to go. According to the release, it was the latest campaign’s success that inspired them to open up the Eidos IPs.

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