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Perimeter originally released back in 2004, and it's set to make a return from developer K-D Lab with the PERIMETER: Legate Edition. This new version of the game will be releasing on May 21st, and it will come with Native Linux support much like the developer did with the re-release of Vangers.

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Features of the new edition include:

  • Cross-platform compatibility: Windows, Linux.
  • "Emperor’s Testament" add-on included in the main game.
  • Support for widescreen monitors with almost any resolution. You can change the resolution without restarting the game, and in windowed mode, changing the window size dynamically adjusts the game resolution.
  • Full support for online multiplayer gaming.
  • Capability for multiplayer with more than 4 players (on special maps).
  • Enhanced textures and models.
  • Support for custom mods.
  • Improved game balance.
  • Availability of all frames from both Geometry of War and Emperor’s Testament, as well as electro-technologies in battles and multiplayer. New player colours added.
  • Numerous minor improvements and bug fixes.

I actually always wanted to give this one a go but never got round to it when it originally came out, so seeing this new edition is great and that looks like a rather nice list of upgrades. Nice to see some developers don't want to see their games forgotten.

Also, it's open source! Under the GPL on GitHub. That's only the code though, it still needs assets from the game to work. Nice to see and they did the same with Vangers.

You can follow it on Steam.

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5 comments

Trias May 3
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Oh, I remember this game.

The game features like real-time terraforming and completely alterable landscapes where quite unique back in 2004. And honestly, they are still unique in 2024...
Tchey May 3
I know i played it, but i don’t remember if i liked it or if it was good.

I agree landscape impact is still in 2024 rarely seen.

Looking at the trailer, it seems... not very modernized ?
Visual, art-style, GUI... Nostalgia is not enough.
Let’s call for a fusion with BAR (Beyond All Reason) !
Talon1024 May 4
Did you know Perimeter is open source under the GPLv3?
Liam Dawe May 4
Quoting: Talon1024Did you know Perimeter is open source under the GPLv3?
It is noted in the article.
Phlebiac May 4
They are also re-releasing a cart racing game:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2599800/Spanking_Runners/
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