Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Linux

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Anomaly Korea coming to PC, to debut as Anomaly 2 pre-order bonus

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11 bit studios is upping the ante to get gamers on board with their upcoming tower-offense title Anomaly 2. In addition to receiving a second copy to give away as a gift for pre-ordering, an additional bonus has been announced: the formerly mobile-only entry, Anomaly Korea. Note that players will have to pre-order from 11 bit’s site in order to score a copy of Anomaly Korea.

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Double Fine, Humble Bundle team up for Humble Double Fine Bundle

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Humble Bundle has been Double Fine-d for their latest release, the appropriately named Humble Double Fine Bundle. The set includes many titles that are making their Linux and Mac debut, with the full set—as of now—consisting of Costume Quest, Psychonauts, and Stacking. Average-beating bonuses include Brütal Legend, a t-shirt designed by Soundshapes graphic designer Cory Schmitz, new monthly episodes of 2 Player Productions’ Double Fine Adventure documentary, and access to the Kickstarter-funded adventure game Broken Age.

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Spicy Horse announces new CCG-RPG for PC, Hell Invaders

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Akaneiro: Demon Hunters isn’t slowing Spicy Horse down. The American McGee-lead studio has announced a new hybrid collectible card game/real-time strategy game, Hell Invaders. Currently scheduled for Linux, Mac, Windows, and tablets, Hell Invaders—working title, note—will feature creatures battling it out in 3D using upgrade and skill cards. A single-player campaign, player-versus-player arenas, and a social aspect with card management and trading are also planned.

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Larian turning to Kickstarter to expand Divinity: Original Sin

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Larian joins the growing list of studios who are turning to Kickstarter for funding. The campaign isn’t for Dragon Commander, though, but a new open-world RPG set in the Divinity universe titled Divinity: Original Sin. Things are a little different this time as Larian has been self-funding the game’s development for over two years, and is utilizing Kickstarter to “enhance” the game during its final phase. The extra funds raised will be used to create a secondary design team who will “increase the amount of interesting things you can do in the world, as much as possible” and “increase the depth and diversity.”

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