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ANOMALY 2 Announced With Linux Support!
Posted , 28 February 2013 at 3:17 pm UTC / 5347 views
Two weeks ago, 11 bit studios offered gamers a chance to buy its secret next game at half price. Today, that secret game was unveiled as 11 bit studios announces Anomaly 2, the sequel to the award-winning strategy game, Anomaly Warzone Earth. Coming to PC, Mac and Linux in Q2 2013 for just $14.99, Anomaly 2 will deliver a hardcore real-time strategy experience with exceptional tactical variety, intense multiplayer and remarkable visuals.

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In the years following the invasion of Earth in 2018, the planet is overrun by alien machines. Humankind is on the verge of extinction. Banded together in huge convoys, they search the frozen tundra for food and supplies. Since the war, the roles have been reversed: now our species seems to be the Anomaly on a machine-controlled planet. Your convoy, Commander, is called Yukon.

Anomaly 2 is a real-time strategy game that takes the tower offense concept from Anomaly Warzone Earth to a new level. Maintaining the core concepts of the original – tactical planning and the on-field Commander to support troops in combat – Anomaly 2 introduces a number of important new features:
  • Morph your troops into war mechs to discover the new face of strategy: each unit has a different mech form with various abilities to help you overcome specific combat situations.
  • Engage in a multiplayer experience unique to Anomaly 2: tower defense vs. tower offense. Play as the towers and destroy the humans or lead the humans to annihilate the alien towers.
  • Fight across a post-apocalyptic world in a new single-player campaign that offers a more intense strategy experience than the acclaimed original.
  • Carve your own path to victory and create your ultimate battle squad. With more than a million tactical combinations to build your squad, your options in combat are nearly endless.
  • Dive into a beautifully rendered world, thanks to the team’s new and improved visual engine.
  • Experience alternative endings dependent upon your approach to enemy machines in the campaign.
It will be priced at $14.99.

The game does look AMAZING the graphics are quite beautiful, looking forward to this one!

http://www.anomaly2game.com

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Anon commented on 28 February 2013 at 3:39 pm UTC

Hell yeah. That's all I have to say about this.

Hell yeah. That's all I have to say about this.

Anon commented on 28 February 2013 at 3:40 pm UTC

Ehm, could you provide a link to it though?

Ehm, could you provide a link to it though?

liamdawe commented on 28 February 2013 at 3:41 pm UTC

AnonEhm, could you provide a link to it though?
My bad there is a link on the home page but not full article will do it now.

Edit > Done.

[quote=Anon]Ehm, could you provide a link to it though?[/quote] My bad there is a link on the home page but not full article will do it now. Edit > Done.

avarisclari commented on 28 February 2013 at 3:52 pm UTC

I won't be buying it. I have good reason. They have terrible CS. http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/discussions/0/864959088378262156/#p2

I won't be buying it. I have good reason. They have terrible CS. [url=http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/discussions/0/864959088378262156/#p2]http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/discussions/0/864959088378262156/#p2[/url]

liamdawe commented on 28 February 2013 at 3:57 pm UTC

avarisclariI won't be buying it. I have good reason. They have terrible CS. http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/discussions/0/864959088378262156/#p2
What I got from reading all of this is not bad developers but bad AMD catalyst drivers - AMD drivers cause issues for lots of games I see it all the time.

The admin of the official forum stated they are working to sort the bug but don't want to give an eta to make people annoyed if they miss it - fair enough.

[quote=avarisclari]I won't be buying it. I have good reason. They have terrible CS. http://steamcommunity.com/app/91200/discussions/0/864959088378262156/#p2[/quote] What I got from reading all of this is not bad developers but bad AMD catalyst drivers - AMD drivers cause issues for lots of games I see it all the time. The admin of the official forum stated they are working to sort the bug but don't want to give an eta to make people annoyed if they miss it - fair enough.

Sabun commented on 28 February 2013 at 4:55 pm UTC

That looks like an amazing upgrade in terms of graphical fidelity. I wonder about gameplay though. Shame there's no co-op.

After reading that thread avarisclari, I'm not so inclined to purchase Anomaly 2 now...
Just like Dungeon Defenders and Killing Floor. Leaving bugs in for months, till no one cares anymore. I even reported the textures bug on KFs forums, but no reply no update. Maybe Anomaly 2 won't be like this, but maybe it will too. Now I have doubt.

That looks like an amazing upgrade in terms of graphical fidelity. I wonder about gameplay though. Shame there's no co-op. After reading that thread avarisclari, I'm not so inclined to purchase Anomaly 2 now... Just like Dungeon Defenders and Killing Floor. Leaving bugs in for months, till no one cares anymore. I even reported the textures bug on KFs forums, but no reply no update. Maybe Anomaly 2 won't be like this, but maybe it will too. Now I have doubt.

Dis commented on 28 February 2013 at 6:08 pm UTC

@liamdawe Which games are those exactly? I have 18 games installed on steam alone and the only one that fails to run is Anomaly:Warzone Earth . In any case i'd expect the devs to at least reach out to AMD and not a we don't know how to fix it reply. Additionally the game also fails to start on Intel drivers. When you keep in mind that the game actually runs on mobile phones that is not ok imo. 

In any case, while Catalyst still has quite a bit of catching up to do compared to Nvidia it is no longer the unusable mess it was a couple of years ago

@liamdawe Which games are those exactly? I have 18 games installed on steam alone and the only one that fails to run is Anomaly:Warzone Earth . In any case i'd expect the devs to at least reach out to AMD and not a we don't know how to fix it reply. Additionally the game also fails to start on Intel drivers. When you keep in mind that the game actually runs on mobile phones that is not ok imo.  In any case, while Catalyst still has quite a bit of catching up to do compared to Nvidia it is no longer the unusable mess it was a couple of years ago

liamdawe commented on 28 February 2013 at 6:22 pm UTC

Dis@liamdawe Which games are those exactly? I have 18 games installed on steam alone and the only one that fails to run is Anomaly:Warzone Earth . In any case i'd expect the devs to at least reach out to AMD and not a we don't know how to fix it reply. Additionally the game also fails to start on Intel drivers. When you keep in mind that the game actually runs on mobile phones that is not ok imo. 

In any case, while Catalyst still has quite a bit of catching up to do compared to Nvidia it is no longer the unusable mess it was a couple of years ago
I used to be a catalyst user for many years and only changed in the last 2 ish months to Nvidia just FYI.

For one thing one of the recent AMD beta update drivers couldn't even load Steam at one point. They never seem to release change logs when they do a Linux drivers anymore (What are they hiding?!).

I don't have a list to hand of games that don't work or worked poorly since I am now an Nvidia user and a happy one too, things could have changed since I last used AMD but even 2~ months ago it wasn't great.

[quote=Dis]@liamdawe Which games are those exactly? I have 18 games installed on steam alone and the only one that fails to run is Anomaly:Warzone Earth . In any case i'd expect the devs to at least reach out to AMD and not a we don't know how to fix it reply. Additionally the game also fails to start on Intel drivers. When you keep in mind that the game actually runs on mobile phones that is not ok imo.  In any case, while Catalyst still has quite a bit of catching up to do compared to Nvidia it is no longer the unusable mess it was a couple of years ago[/quote] I used to be a catalyst user for many years and only changed in the last 2 ish months to Nvidia just FYI. For one thing one of the recent AMD beta update drivers couldn't even load Steam at one point. They never seem to release change logs when they do a Linux drivers anymore (What are they hiding?!). I don't have a list to hand of games that don't work or worked poorly since I am now an Nvidia user and a happy one too, things could have changed since I last used AMD but even 2~ months ago it wasn't great.

berarma commented on 28 February 2013 at 10:32 pm UTC

Dis@liamdawe Which games are those exactly? I have 18 games installed on steam alone and the only one that fails to run is Anomaly:Warzone Earth . In any case i'd expect the devs to at least reach out to AMD and not a we don't know how to fix it reply. Additionally the game also fails to start on Intel drivers. When you keep in mind that the game actually runs on mobile phones that is not ok imo. 

In any case, while Catalyst still has quite a bit of catching up to do compared to Nvidia it is no longer the unusable mess it was a couple of years ago
Sadly, on GNU/Linux that qualifies as normal customer support, not bad. It's bad when they get angry at you for using GNU/Linux.

[quote=Dis]@liamdawe Which games are those exactly? I have 18 games installed on steam alone and the only one that fails to run is Anomaly:Warzone Earth . In any case i'd expect the devs to at least reach out to AMD and not a we don't know how to fix it reply. Additionally the game also fails to start on Intel drivers. When you keep in mind that the game actually runs on mobile phones that is not ok imo.  In any case, while Catalyst still has quite a bit of catching up to do compared to Nvidia it is no longer the unusable mess it was a couple of years ago[/quote] Sadly, on GNU/Linux that qualifies as normal customer support, not bad. It's bad when they get angry at you for using GNU/Linux.:|

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