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The Humble Discovery Pack is out with three nice Linux native games

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Another week, another bundle of games for you! The Humble Discovery Pack is now live with three nice Linux native games.

The native Linux games are:

  • War for the Overworld + the Heart of Gold DLC
  • Kentucky Route Zero - Season Pass Edition
  • Tricky Towers

I will personally be picking this one up for Kentucky Route Zero, I've heard some really great things about it.

It does also include Osiris: New Dawn, RWBY: Grimm Eclipse (playable with Steam Play, but needs a launch option) and Phantom Brave PC (playable with Steam Play).

All of that for $10 (around £7.67) which is actually a pretty good deal, considering Kentucky Route Zero by itself normally costs £18.99.

Check out The Humble Discovery Pack here.

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buenaventura 9 October 2018 at 6:32 pm UTC
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Wow, yeah Kentucky Route Zero is worth every penny, it's a fantastic, amazing game! Buy it! I am a patron of Cardboard Computers (who make KRZ) and they are such awesome devs. Act V is on the way! (perhaps late 2018/early 2019).

KRZ moved me in a way that games just don't do, it's writing is reminiscent of my favorite author Cormac McCarthy.
g000h 9 October 2018 at 6:38 pm UTC
The new bundle - If I didn't already own War for the Overworld (inc. dlc), Tricky Towers and Kentucky Route Zero, it'd certainly be more appealing. Hehe, gawd.

This new format of only 1 tier is interesting: It'll probably upset some people. Guessing they are trying it out and seeing what the response will be.

Amused that Osiris: New Dawn was covered by Gaming On Linux back in 2016, as looking like it was coming to Linux, but it isn't out of early access or on Linux yet.
Kels 9 October 2018 at 6:45 pm UTC
buenaventuraWow, yeah Kentucky Route Zero is worth every penny, it's a fantastic, amazing game! Buy it! I am a patron of Cardboard Computers (who make KRZ) and they are such awesome devs. Act V is on the way! (perhaps late 2018/early 2019).

KRZ moved me in a way that games just don't do, it's writing is reminiscent of my favorite author Cormac McCarthy.

Listen, after their promises that the whole game would be finished by late 2013, their continued missing of their own updated release dates, their lack of communication and highly opaque approach to updating in general, and their last promise on Steam given more than a year ago:

QuoteIt will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. We'll release it at the same time as we update the PC version with Act 5, which we're planning to do in the early part of 2018.

You'll forgive me if I'm just a little bit skeptical that we'll ever see the game completed.

Don't get me wrong, I love what I've played of KRZ to death, but I've long since come to the conclusion that we're either dealing with vapourware or a team of auteurs who keep fiddling with it until it's perfect, which will be about half past never.

tl;dr I don't trust Cardboard Computers enough to believe that we'll see Act V before mid-century.
Dunc 9 October 2018 at 6:51 pm UTC
Chacun à son gôut. KRZ left me cold (I might give it another try someday), but War for the Overworld is tempting.
buenaventura 9 October 2018 at 7:34 pm UTC
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buenaventuraWow, yeah Kentucky Route Zero is worth every penny, it's a fantastic, amazing game! Buy it! I am a patron of Cardboard Computers (who make KRZ) and they are such awesome devs. Act V is on the way! (perhaps late 2018/early 2019).

KRZ moved me in a way that games just don't do, it's writing is reminiscent of my favorite author Cormac McCarthy.

Listen, after their promises that the whole game would be finished by late 2013, their continued missing of their own updated release dates, their lack of communication and highly opaque approach to updating in general, and their last promise on Steam given more than a year ago:

QuoteIt will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. We'll release it at the same time as we update the PC version with Act 5, which we're planning to do in the early part of 2018.

You'll forgive me if I'm just a little bit skeptical that we'll ever see the game completed.

Don't get me wrong, I love what I've played of KRZ to death, but I've long since come to the conclusion that we're either dealing with vapourware or a team of auteurs who keep fiddling with it until it's perfect, which will be about half past never.

tl;dr I don't trust Cardboard Computers enough to believe that we'll see Act V before mid-century.

Hey! Psssh, I am in the Discord and they regularly publish updates about what they are doing, constantly communicating etc., so they are clearly working on it. Recently they released a nice poster for Act V to Patron supporters, and they also sent me a (physical) post card, they seem to be in this for real I dont mind years of development, they seem like nice people and I dont care if I play it now or in a year. They want to get it right, and since it's such a sensitive product I think that is 100% OK.
Kels 9 October 2018 at 8:07 pm UTC
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Kels
buenaventuraWow, yeah Kentucky Route Zero is worth every penny, it's a fantastic, amazing game! Buy it! I am a patron of Cardboard Computers (who make KRZ) and they are such awesome devs. Act V is on the way! (perhaps late 2018/early 2019).

KRZ moved me in a way that games just don't do, it's writing is reminiscent of my favorite author Cormac McCarthy.

Listen, after their promises that the whole game would be finished by late 2013, their continued missing of their own updated release dates, their lack of communication and highly opaque approach to updating in general, and their last promise on Steam given more than a year ago:

QuoteIt will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. We'll release it at the same time as we update the PC version with Act 5, which we're planning to do in the early part of 2018.

You'll forgive me if I'm just a little bit skeptical that we'll ever see the game completed.

Don't get me wrong, I love what I've played of KRZ to death, but I've long since come to the conclusion that we're either dealing with vapourware or a team of auteurs who keep fiddling with it until it's perfect, which will be about half past never.

tl;dr I don't trust Cardboard Computers enough to believe that we'll see Act V before mid-century.

Hey! Psssh, I am in the Discord and they regularly publish updates about what they are doing, constantly communicating etc., so they are clearly working on it. Recently they released a nice poster for Act V to Patron supporters, and they also sent me a (physical) post card, they seem to be in this for real I dont mind years of development, they seem like nice people and I dont care if I play it now or in a year. They want to get it right, and since it's such a sensitive product I think that is 100% OK.

You might want to remind them that there are a lot of people not in their discord, who might want some kind of update. Given they haven't posted a damn thing on Steam in over a year, and that was a promise that it would be out somewhere on the order of six months ago.

Having their own little space and communicating there isn't what I call good communication overall. Hell, I didn't even know their Discord existed until I read your post. Certainly the pinned "How to get in touch with the developers" on the Steam forum doesn't mention it, all that's there is their email. It's a 2013 post that's never been updated, so I'm not even sure that works.
liamdawe 9 October 2018 at 8:18 pm UTC
KelsYou might want to remind them that there are a lot of people not in their discord, who might want some kind of update. Given they haven't posted a damn thing on Steam in over a year, and that was a promise that it would be out somewhere on the order of six months ago.

Having their own little space and communicating there isn't what I call good communication overall. Hell, I didn't even know their Discord existed until I read your post. Certainly the pinned "How to get in touch with the developers" on the Steam forum doesn't mention it, all that's there is their email. It's a 2013 post that's never been updated, so I'm not even sure that works.
While I like Discord, I do have to echo this sentiment. I really don't like things like that feeling quite hidden. Great that they're being open about it, but open outside a community you have to join to read would be good.
pb 9 October 2018 at 8:41 pm UTC
buenaventuraWow, yeah Kentucky Route Zero is worth every penny, it's a fantastic, amazing game! Buy it! I am a patron of Cardboard Computers (who make KRZ) and they are such awesome devs. Act V is on the way! (perhaps late 2018/early 2019).

Wait, so it's still not complete? I've been hovering my mouse over that game lately, good thing I haven't started it...
razing32 9 October 2018 at 10:16 pm UTC
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buenaventuraWow, yeah Kentucky Route Zero is worth every penny, it's a fantastic, amazing game! Buy it! I am a patron of Cardboard Computers (who make KRZ) and they are such awesome devs. Act V is on the way! (perhaps late 2018/early 2019).

KRZ moved me in a way that games just don't do, it's writing is reminiscent of my favorite author Cormac McCarthy.

Listen, after their promises that the whole game would be finished by late 2013, their continued missing of their own updated release dates, their lack of communication and highly opaque approach to updating in general, and their last promise on Steam given more than a year ago:

QuoteIt will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. We'll release it at the same time as we update the PC version with Act 5, which we're planning to do in the early part of 2018.

You'll forgive me if I'm just a little bit skeptical that we'll ever see the game completed.

Don't get me wrong, I love what I've played of KRZ to death, but I've long since come to the conclusion that we're either dealing with vapourware or a team of auteurs who keep fiddling with it until it's perfect, which will be about half past never.

tl;dr I don't trust Cardboard Computers enough to believe that we'll see Act V before mid-century.

Was gonna ask if KRZ was ever completed.
Judging by your post , guess not.
I am SOOO glad i never invested into it. Guess my kids or grand-kids will see the ending.
g000h 10 October 2018 at 3:24 am UTC
Having had a think about the Humble Discovery Pack bundle, I have a suggestion that might appeal to some prospective buyers of that bundle:

I'm interested in the Windows (Proton) Early Access (not complete yet) game "Osiris: New Dawn". If anyone is getting that bundle, and doesn't want that game, then maybe I can trade something else (in my spare steam keys) for it?

[Unfortunately, I own all the other games in that bundle which appeal to me, so it would be a waste to grab it just for that game. And then someone else possibly would like those other titles, but not be interested in a Windows title ;) ]

Also note that I've done a number of successful key trades with other Gaming On Linux regulars before. PM me if you can help.


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