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A round-up of all things Steam right now!

liamdawe,
Time to do a round-up of all the latest on the Steam front for all of you, especially those not including themselves unofficially in the beta. [U][B]Steam Client[/B][/U] Firstly Steam itself got updates: [LIST] [*]added [B]libgl1-mesa-glx[/B] and [B]libgl1-mesa-dri[/B] dependencies to the Steam package [*]fixed the minidump generator to upload properly versioned minidumps [*]initial bootstrap now generates minidumps [*]fixed window titles for the Gnome desktop [*]fixed overruns when drawing multi-line text [*]fixed crash that occured when downloading TF2 [*]bootstrapper now continues execution even if UI can't be displayed [*]fixed numpad key symbol occurences when in Num Lock mode [*]fixed a common joystick crash [/LIST] There are still of course a number of issues still present like when visiting Discussions using the Steam Linux client it gets laggy because of the hover over text (where it shows you a snippet of the post within)...

Potification platform indie game trailer released

liamdawe,
[url=http://pontification.net/]Pontification[/url] is an upcoming 2D side scrolling platform game that will be playable on Windows, Linux and Mac. It now has a nice trailer for you! [youtube]Xp85IRvnyxk[/youtube] I love the comic style they have in the trailer...

Overlight on Desura a casual arcade/puzzle themed game

liamdawe,
[youtube]xUzPDM7N5cY[/youtube] [url=http://www.desura.com/games/overlight]OverLight[/url] is an indie casual arcade/puzzle themed game for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS devices. The basic principle is to redirect lasers beams by strategically breaking glass blocks (for which you lose points), so that two beams go through the same block, make it overheat and blow up, for which you receive points...

Play Dune 2 in your browser window!

liamdawe,
[IMG]http://play-dune.com/img/dune.png[/IMG] So I don't know if anyone of you remember Dune 2, one of the original Real Time Strategy games and made by Westwood studios! It laid the foundation for most future RTS games. Released in 1992 this one is a gem. Some fine folks have now made it possible to play it in your browser! The only drawbacks is that it seems like 100% original game not including any updates like click to move (you have to manually press move and no select multiple units)...

Relics of Annorath looking for more Alpha testers!

liamdawe,
Relics of Annorath the in-alpha MMORPG built in Unigine is looking for more Alpha testers, you can [url=https://portal.annorath-game.com]sign up using this page here[/url]. They are also releasing the launcher and installer they are using as open source as well...

"Road Rebel" Reboots How Video Games are Made

Jason Asbahr,
Here's some info on our project, Road Rebel, if you'd like to share it with your community: Road Rebel is a real battle of the bands -- a crowd developed, open source, online car combat game with badass vehicles custom designed for rock legends like Rob Zombie, Motörhead, Pussy Riot, and more...

Humble not so friendly anymore Bundle

liamdawe,
Everyone by now should know about Humble Bundle, they used to be a provider of great DRM FREE and cross platform (Linux, Mac and Windows) indie games including games like Osmos, Aquaria, Psychonauts, World of Goo etc. A lot of people including myself used them as shining examples of how things should be done - cross platform, drm free, buy once get all platforms and even support charity! Now is not the case...

Ancient Axes: Heroes on Paper ~ Nearly 2 weeks left to support the multiplayer action-puzzler

Planet Io,
Planet Io Entertainment's latest project, Ancient Axes: Heroes on Paper, has nearly two weeks left to go on its Kickstarter. Control two heroes at once for mind-bending single player or play with friends for action-packed, classic Gauntlet-style multiplayer.

Dirk Dashing 2 v1.02 is available!

MyGameCompany,
Dirk Dashing 2: E.V.I.L Eye v1.02 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux! [youtube]tpqPAtxkrlg[/youtube] Changes include: * On the Easy skill level, guards no longer run for an alarm switch (made it too hard for young kids) * Patched SDL_mixer to fix a double free error that caused a crash on Debian SID AMD64 * Fixed: Unable to jump up on some ledges on machines with faster CPUs * Fixed: Bumper sometimes gets stuck in midair in Chapter 5-4 * Fixed: ESC to menu, go to Choose Options, then return to main menu, and alarm sounds * Fixed: Some conveyor belt sounds don't stop when you go through a door into another room * Fixed: Final room in Chapter 5-7 had rain outside the door, even though Dirk came from another room * Fixed: Minor item placement issues, discovered when writing the game guide * Fixed: Registration screen still said to "pre-order" instead of "purchase" the game You can download the latest version from [url]http://www...

IndieCity game client is coming to Linux!

liamdawe,
IndieCity seems very much like Steam and Desura, it is an online distribution service with a client for games. Unlike Desura though it seems they have different things developers can hook into like Achievements.

The Adventures of Rick Rocket v1.1.2 is now available!

MyGameCompany,
[url=http://www.mygamecompany.com/Products/RickRocket/index.htm]The Adventures of Rick Rocket[/url] v1.1.2 is now available for Linux! This is a Linux-only patch to fix some issues reported by a few gamers. Changes include: * Upgraded to SDL 1.2.15, SDL_mixer 1...

Fotonica a first person game about jumping

liamdawe,
[IMG]https://indiegamestand.com/media/screenshots/133/407_thumbnails/FOTONICA_06.png[/IMG] [url=http://www.fotonica-game.com/]Fotonica[/url] a first person game about jumping, sense of speed and discovery. The key is timing, the goal is exploring and traveling flawlessly through the environment...

Hostile takeover new video and updates!

liamdawe,
One on the "one to watch" category we have covered multiple times is [url=http://laserbrainstudios.com/blog/]Hostile Takeover[/url] the indie game from Laserbrain Studios. They have release the next Alpha version 0.1.4 and shown a sneak preview of 0.1.5 as well...

Puddle and FTL coming to Steam on Linux!

liamdawe,
Well after randomly checking the [url=http://marlamin.com/cdr/search.php?s=linux&searchby=os]CDR[/url] today I noticed the number had risen so looking through the list and find two little gems! [url=http://store.steampowered.com/app/212680/?snr=1_7_suggest__13]FTL[/url] and [url=http://store...

Ensign 1 updates, new camera styles!

liamdawe,
[url=http://www.indiedb.com/games/ensign-1]Ensign 1[/url] the space combat Indie game from Brandon Smith developer of [url=http://www.indiedb.com/games/helena-the-3rd]Helena the Third[/url] has done some pretty cool updates recently including new camera angles: [youtube]Gdjdwptg-eo[/youtube] He also also teased some new ship designs which look awesome! [IMG]http://media...
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