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Sword Of The Stars: The Pit & Ground Pounders Soon To Arrive On Linux
Posted , 23 January 2014 at 11:49 pm UTC / 8987 views
After chatting to the developers from Sword of the Stars we can exclusively confirm to you the ports are nearing completion.

So, you may want to buy that humble weekly sale after-all, where you can pick-up The Pit for currently $6.

I had a chance to speak to Chris Stewart who graciously allowed me to share this with you:
Chris Stewart, Kerberos ProductionsWe are currently approaching completion of porting The Pit to Linux (as well as Mac and mobile pads.) Ground Pounders is also nearing completion. It's was designed with multiplatform multiplay in mind, so it will go out the door with Linux hot on its heels, whereas The Pit started with enough manpower for one SKU and we opted for PC. Then over the last few months, we worked on expanding it as well as working towards the ports as things progressed. It's gone a bit longer than we'd hoped, but we'll be done pretty soon. The Pit is coming to Linux!

Sword of the Stars: The Pit


A deadly plague ravages your world. Your last hope: a legendary alien facility dug deep into the Feldspar Mountains...a massive Pit, built by the ancient Suul'ka. 

Features
  • 3 Characters to choose from... Marine, Pilot and Engineer! 
  • 30 Levels of ancient evil science between you and the cure! 
  • Improve your character and increase your skills as you try and find a way to survive the depths. 
  • Dozens and dozens of enemies drawn from the Sword of the Stars universe! 
  • Over 50 weapons and armors with a variety of special effects including flamethrowers, rocket launchers, plasma cannons and powered Brawler armor! 
  • Randomized augmentation effects (for your equipment... and for you!) make each game unique. 
  • Crafting lets you make special items from bits and pieces of your enemies. 
  • Over 100 items to discover, ranging from the familiar to ancient exotic tech. 
  • Dozens of room types containing a host of exotic devices to help - or maybe hinder - your progress. 
  • Discover and decipher hidden messages, crafting recipes, and pieces of Sword of the Stars lore! 
  • Many fiendish ways to die including poisoning, disease, traps, radiation, starvation and of course... MONSTERS.

Sword of the Stars: Ground Pounders


Sword of the Stars: Ground Pounders is a turn-based strategy war game set in an exciting far-future science fiction universe. We've launched this project on Indiegogo because we want to make a fun beer-and-pretzels war game, complete with old school hex maps and strategic thinking. Ground Pounders is a game about the armies of the far future, with players controlling high-tech tanks, air craft and infantry assets of both Human and Alien factions. The overall setting of the game is a desperate frontier war in the 25th century, where the Human race is fighting tooth and nail for its place among the stars.

Inspired by classic strategy games like Panzer General, our ultimate goal is to create a fresh new twist on an old genre which has been neglected for too long by modern developers. Introducing modern mechanics and making the game playable on multiple modern platforms will give this classic strategy form a new lease on life. This is our chance to introduce a whole new generation of players to the joy of CRUSHING YOUR ENEMIES HEX BY HEX.

Ground Pounders will be enjoyable in both single-player and multi-player modes, and will be able to connect players who are playing on different devices. We would like to set the bar for fun, flexible, portable and easy-to-play war games that nonetheless offer some depth, challenge, and re-playability.

How's that for news? Who is excited to play The Pit & Ground Pounders?

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migizi commented on 24 January 2014 at 12:19 am UTC

Holy crap that is awesome. I backed these guys when they crowd funded the game. Love the game but stopped playing when I dropped Windows. I think it's time to just buy it again to support their Linux work.

Holy crap that is awesome. I backed these guys when they crowd funded the game. Love the game but stopped playing when I dropped Windows. I think it's time to just buy it again to support their Linux work.
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whate commented on 24 January 2014 at 4:25 am UTC

Good news. Have you perhaps found out if Teleglitch will become DRM-free?

Good news. Have you perhaps found out if Teleglitch will become DRM-free?
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s_d commented on 24 January 2014 at 7:26 am UTC
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Awesome, this is real good news.  I saw some nice statements in their Steam forums, but it was hardly a confirmation.  This report is precisely that!  I wonder if it will have an impact on bundle sales for Linux folks, now that we have a solid promise that the last non-Linux game is to come to us.

Awesome, this is real good news.  I saw some nice statements in their Steam forums, but it was hardly a confirmation.  This report is precisely that!  I wonder if it will have an impact on bundle sales for Linux folks, now that we have a solid promise that the last non-Linux game is to come to us.
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edgley commented on 24 January 2014 at 12:08 pm UTC

Quote from whateGood news. Have you perhaps found out if Teleglitch will become DRM-free?

Teleglitch has been on Desura longer than Steam: http://www.desura.com/games/teleglitch

They have it on sale on a lot of other places too: http://diemore.teleglitch.com/buy

Getting The Pit will be great, I watched a few let's play's of it when it first came to Steam and really wanted to play it, but held off from buying it for Windows only.

[quote=Quote from whate]Good news. Have you perhaps found out if Teleglitch will become DRM-free?[/quote] Teleglitch has been on Desura longer than Steam: http://www.desura.com/games/teleglitch They have it on sale on a lot of other places too: http://diemore.teleglitch.com/buy Getting The Pit will be great, I watched a few let's play's of it when it first came to Steam and really wanted to play it, but held off from buying it for Windows only.
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Cloudwalker commented on 24 January 2014 at 12:41 pm UTC

@edgley: Ther is no DRM-Free version of Teleglitch . Not even on Desura: Requires Steam to run.

@edgley: Ther is no DRM-Free version of Teleglitch :(. Not even on Desura: Requires Steam to run.
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edgley commented on 24 January 2014 at 3:52 pm UTC

Quote from Cloudwalker@edgley: Ther is no DRM-Free version of Teleglitch . Not even on Desura: Requires Steam to run.

Ah yeah -- just looked again, the DRM free version has been changed to "Invite Only". So, I can still play it without DRM...

[quote=Quote from Cloudwalker]@edgley: Ther is no DRM-Free version of Teleglitch :(. Not even on Desura: Requires Steam to run.[/quote] Ah yeah -- just looked again, the DRM free version has been changed to "Invite Only". So, I can still play it without DRM...
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