Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Linux

Metro: Last Light – Chronicles Pack launches for consoles, PC

Metro Last Light (360 PC PS3) Chronicles Pack DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 7

The final downloadable pack for Metro: Last Light, Chronicles Pack, has launched today for 360, PC, and PS3. The single-player pack includes three new missions that run parallel to Last Light’s story and feature characters that Artyom encountered along the way. Players will be able to see how Polis sniper Anna attempted to save Artyom from Reich forces, how Pavel broke free from the Bandit Lair under Venice, and how Khan and Ulman made it through the tunnels of Polyanka.

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Dominions 4 now available on Desura for PC

Dominions 4 (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Developer Illwinter Game Design is celebrating the fifteenth birthday Dominions with a new entry, Dominions 4. The latest in the grand strategy series has launched online for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows PC on Desura. Dominions 4 puts players in the role of a struggling demigod at war against others also striving for godhood in a battle that spans across three eras. Players will be able to select a nation and create a customizable demigod from “millions of possible combinations” with which to lead an army of troops both historical and mythological.

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Kalypso forms digital publisher Kobalt Games, reveals Blood Knights

Blood Knights (360, PC, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Developer and publisher Kalypso Media has created a new digital-centric label, Kobalt Games. According to the announcement, “Kobalt Games will publish high-quality titles for PC, XBLA, PSN, Mac and Linux at a mid-price level, with a maximum price of £24.99, €29.99, $29.99, primarily via digital distribution channels.” Kobalt announced that its first game will be Blood Knights, a hack-n-slash action-RPG from Venetica and Jack Keane developer Deck 13 Interactive. Set in the Middle Ages, players will control two adventurers, a Templar vampire hunter and the vampire he is bound to, who must battle against armies of creatures to find the spell that will break their bond.

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Metro: Last Light – The Developer Pack to launch September 17

Metro Last Light (360, PC, PS3) Developer Pack Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Deep Silver has announced that Metro: Last Light’s third DLC drop, Developer Pack, will be available on September 17 for 360, PC, and PS3. The pack will include a new solo mission, The Spider-Nest, which will require that players clear a catacomb of spiders using the lighter, torches, and the new Flamethrower. In addition, there will also be three new areas to utilize: a Shooting Range, where players can compete in marksman challenges with all gun and attachment combinations; an AI Arena, in which customizable squads of human soldiers and mutants face off in challenges; and a Metro Museum, where players can learn more about the characters and their mutant enemies.

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Grab some lantern fuel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs launches for PC

Amnesia A Machine for Pigs (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs has launched for PC on GOG, Desura, Steam, and other digital outlets. The atmospheric first-person horror title comes from Frictional Games and The Chinese Room, the studios behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther, and is described as a “narrative-driven horror, free of combat and complex puzzles.”

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The Chaos Engine launches for Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows PC

The Chaos Engine (PC) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 3

The Bitmap Brothers’ classic top-down shooter The Chaos Engine returns today with a new version for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The latest incarnation is an updated version of the 1993 Amiga original and features four worlds, a roster of six mercenaries, a single-player campaign, online and local co-op modes, Enhanced and Classic modes, and Steam Achievements. This release was developed by Mastertronic and Abstraction Games, the studio behind the PS3 and PS Vita ports of Hotline Miami, along with one of the founding members of The Bitmap Brothers, Mike Montgomery.

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Metro: Last Light – Tower Pack to launch next week, screens released

Metro Last Light (360, PC, PS3) Tower DLC Detail Announcement- Screenshot 1

Deep Silver announced that Tower Pack, the second of 4A Games’ planned four downloadable packs for Metro: Last Light, will launch on September 3. The 360, PC, and PS3 drop adds a new tower that houses a virtual combat simulator. Players who enter must battle their way up the booby-trapped tower against waves of increasingly difficult enemies.

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Metro: Last Light announced for Mac OS X and Linux

Metro Last Light (360, PC, PS3) Mobius Trailer Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

4A Games is preparing to send Linux and Mac gamers into the mutant-infested world of post-apocalyptic Russia with Metro: Last Light. Publisher Deep Silver has announced that a Mac version is near completion, scheduled for release on September 10, and that a Linux version is currently on track for launch later this year. Both versions will support the same DLC as the console and Windows versions, as well as Steam Play, which means that owners of any Steam version will find the latest releases automatically added to their library. The Season Pass, the Faction Pack, and the Tower Pack will be available at launch for the Mac version, and the remaining two packs, Developer and Chronicles, will launch simultaneously with the other versions.

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Anomaly 2 gets new multiplayer map and update, now on sale

Anomaly 2 (Linux, Mac, PC) MP Map and Steam Discount Announcement - Screenshot 1

11 bit studios has released a new multiplayer map for their tower-offense title Anomaly 2, Philips’ Puzzle. The update that contains the map also includes a set of options that allow players to customize the parameters of each battle for greater variety, with the ability to alter resources and other variables. The addition comes just in time for Steam’s summer sale, which has the game marked down 50% to $7.49.

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Anomaly 2 now available on Steam, Anomaly Korea for PC launches

Anomaly 2 (Linux, Mac, PC) Announcement - Screenshot 3

Anomaly 2, 11 bit studios’ latest entry in the burgeoning tower-offense genre, is now available on Steam. The sequel to last year’s Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Anomaly 2 features a new single-player campaign that finds the commander on a mission to take back an infested, frozen Earth and a new multiplayer mode that mixes tower offense and defense. Early buyers will be able to snag it for $13.49 for the first week, and if the game is purchased from the official site, 11 bit will throw in Anomaly Korea as well.

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