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Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal Strategy Game Released On Steam For Linux

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Creeper World 3 is what happens when cellular automata takes over a strategy simulation. Instead of discreet units that attack your base, a fluid-like substance spreads over the terraformable terrain. Your base, your weapons, your strategy... you must adapt them all.

The name Creeper may be something out of Minecraft, but I assure you this is nothing to do with it.

Creeper World 3 is a strategy game with some really frantic looking game-play. It is the first game in the series to support Linux as well, so we can count Knuckle Cracker as a new Linux friendly developer. Our quest for world domination seems closer...

Features
  • Thermodynamic/fluid physics based play.
  • Billions of total missions.
  • Story arc with insane and unique enemies.
  • Explore hundreds of star systems with thousands of worlds in Prospector missions.
  • Hundreds of hand crafted missions in the Alpha Sector.
  • Dial up your own mission worlds using the 'Dial Map Device' and share the address.
  • Create your own maps using the included map editor.
  • Play on maps of variable size, dimension, and shape.
  • Script your own enemies and effects using the built in scripting language.
  • Terraform the landscape during missions to take the higher ground.
  • Discover experimental weapons that devastate the enemy.
  • Share thousands of unique maps with an established, enthusiastic on-line community.
  • Features a unique, original, and awesome soundtrack.


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stan 27 March 2014 at 10:01 pm UTC
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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant

But I hope the author releases it on the Humble Store (DRM-free) for slightly less. It’s 10.99€ on Desura and 13.99€ on Steam…

In the mean time, I’ll keep playing Creeper World Evermore.
hagabaka 28 March 2014 at 6:16 am UTC
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This is really cool. You can even define tower behaviors with a custom programming language:
View video on youtube.com
stan 28 March 2014 at 1:20 pm UTC
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hagabakaThis is really cool. You can even define tower behaviors with a custom programming language
Nice… I wonder why he didn’t use Lua.
Robert 29 March 2014 at 11:19 pm UTC
Also available at ShinyLoot.

EDIT: And yes, I like to check the shops from time to time
stan 29 March 2014 at 11:38 pm UTC
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I gave in and bought it on Desura. I couldn’t see the game in Desura’s client because it only shows games for Linux. I had to open my collection page on Desura’s web site, then click on the Windows logo in order to see the game. Then I could get the game’s key, enter it at http://knucklecracker.com/creeperworld3/steamkeys.php to get the Steam key, and THEN I could add the game to Steam and get the Linux version!

Been playing it for a few hours… The story mode adds a lot of original stuff compared to the previous (free Flash) games. It’s great.

Edit: the author decided to put a time-limited level near the end of the campaign, which is notably unlike all the other levels in all the Creeper World games and something I strongly dislike given my play style which is NOT to beat the levels as fast as possible, but instead to actually enjoy the game. I can’t beat that level and it’s not fun to play at all. It ruined the game for me and I ended up uninstalling it. Other people complained but the author obviously doesn’t care.
Robert 31 March 2014 at 6:32 am UTC
I am playing the demo and it almost feels like an RTS, I like it but I would love it with better graphics. Probable future purchase.
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