Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Linux

GOG.com giving away Aliens vs. Predator, Linux library grows

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For the next 48 hours, GOG.com is offering a free copy of Aliens versus Predator to users who sign up to beta test GOG Galaxy. GOG Galaxy is the service’s upcoming multiplayer client, and the game is being provided as a way for gamers to try the system and for GOG to see how the infrastructure holds up under increased stress. Bearing in mind that this is Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000, one of the better titles to use the licenses, and that the game will remain in the user’s library, this is a pretty nice bonus. A cross-compatibility update with Steam is set to go live “soon.” GOG-ers (if we can make that a thing) can head here to sign up for a copy.

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Tropico 5 now available online for Linux, Mac and SteamOS

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The Tropican Department of Information has announced that El Presidente has single–handedly, and most gloriously, completed development of Tropico 5 for Linux, Mac, and SteamOS. Available through the Mac App Store and Steam, the latest installment adds a new Dynasty System to the series’ traditional city-building and political elements, allowing players to extend their rule through multiple eras. The App Store version features cross-platform multiplayer, while the Steam version also supports cross-platform multiplayer as well as Big Picture Mode and controllers. Steam users who already purchased Tropico 5 can download the new versions for free.

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Tropico 5 set to go live online for Linux, Mac on September 19

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Kalypso has announced that the Linux and Mac versions of Haemimont Games city- and political-management sim Tropico 5 will be added to Steam on September 19. Both versions will feature cross-platform multiplayer through SteamPlay, plus support for controllers and Big Picture Mode. Windows gamers who have already purchased the game will be able to download the new versions for free.

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Cyber Rhino launches campaign for PC shooter Gryphon Knight Epic

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A new Kickstarter has launched for a new side-scrolling shooter with a medieval theme, Gryphon Knight Epic. Developed by Cyber Rhino Studios, the Brazilian developer is looking for $18,000 to fund the title for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. In addition to traditional shooter elements, the game is said to also include exploration and duel-like boss battles, as Sir Oliver and his faithful gryphon Aquila battle through six levels that feature branching paths and two bosses. The buy-in price to gain a download voucher is $10, and the rewards go up from there to the single-slot Ultimate Cyber Rhino Gryphon!!! package for $1,500, which will allow the flush backer to assist with designing a stage, a plushy of the duo, and more.

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Clockwork Empires heading to Steam Early Access next month

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Colonial overlords Gaslamp Games has decided to send their steampunk-flavored survival-management sim Clockwork Empires to the wilds of the Internet, also known as Steam Early Access. The latest version will go live on August 15 for $29.99. In an alternate, dystopian past, players will serve as a Junior Bureaucrat of the Empire and lead a band of colonists as they attempt to survive against Cthulhu-esque cosmic horrors, murderers, and their own ambitions. Each colonist will have their own personality traits that might see them become a proper citizen of the Empire or turn against their neighbors in service to their own avarice (damnable mumpers and bludgers!). Players can attempt to follow assignments issued by the Empire or strike out on their own with a faction of their choosing.

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Kasedo to publish new strategy title, Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons

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Kasedo Games has announced a new mech-themed real-time strategy title, Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons. As commander of the Black Talons mercenary outfit, players must team up with the defeated Genai forces in order to escape their conquered planet by breaking the blockade set up by the victorious Tzanar Union. The campaign will unfold to include up to five worlds, and progress is determined by how much the player affects a local system’s balance of power and their relations with other factions. Squads will be persistent and customizable, made up of specialized units with their own abilities, skill trees, and unique weapons. The Black Talons’ base will also be customizable with facilities to boost squad skills and numbers as well as bombard enemy units.

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Dominions 4 patch adds new race, bug fixes, and gameplay tweaks

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As if Dominions 4 wasn’t already packed to the point of bursting, developer Illwinter has added a new race to the 70-plus already in the game. The latest addition, the Ragha, are a dark race capable of adapting to hot and cold climates, with different units being available depending on which type of environment they’re recruited in. The update also features several fixes and tweaks, such as non-artifact items now capable of being unique, poison from poison daggers now ignoring etherealness, and a new population cap of 300,000. The full changelog can be found here.

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Homefront: The Revolution taking the battle to Philadelphia in 2015

The Red Dawn-esque first-person shooter Homefront left gamers in an America crumbling under the weight of its North Korean overlords, and it doesn’t seem much has changed. Co-publishers Crytek and Deep Silver have announced that the next entry in the series, Homefront: The Revolution, that will shift the action to Philadelphia, where the oppression continues. This time, players will be able to join a new resistance movement that will utilize guerrilla warfare to defeat the occupying Korean forces. The publishers promise unscripted firefights in an open-world city that features a day-and-night cycle, changing weather, recruitable resistance fighters, and items to craft into makeshift weapons. In addition to a single-player campaign, four players will be able to join up in their own group to battle it out in co-op multiplayer.

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Trilobyte turns to film, returns to crowdfunding for The 7th Guest 3

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Trilobyte Games, one of the earlier pioneers of multimedia adventure gaming, has announced that they have signed an agreement with Angel Valley Media to license film and TV treatments of The 7th Guest. The studio has also launched a crowdfunding campaign on CrowdtiltOpen, which will divide funding and development goals into stages, to finance the third entry in The 7th Guest series, The Collector. The first stage, which will fund a playable beta for iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows PC, has currently received over a third of the necessary pledges.

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Linux gamers invited to save Jorvik with release of Depths of Peril

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Soldak’s action RPG Depths of Peril is now available for Linux. As the protector of the city of Jorvik, players must set out into the dangerous countryside to secure the town. Players must compete against other leaders for rule of the city by completing quests that will have them battling dangerous monsters and seeking out infamous villains. Faction leaders will help or get in the way of the player’s progress as their relationships evolve throughout the campaign.

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