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Celestian Tales: Realms Beyond, an RPG that follows on from Celestian Tales: Old North
30 August 2017 at 7:31 pm UTC

The first game (Old North) was very ambitious for the tiny team that produced it, and it turned out surprisingly good. The main strength is the writing. Each character and NPC has their own personality, history and motivations. Dialogue is good and the story is intriguing. There are a few choices to make and each is thought provoking and has consequences in the story.

There are six party characters. When playing you pick one and see the story through their eyes. You play a short origin story and play the game from their perspective. I played the game twice and seeing the story from two different perspectives was really interesting. You get to see why characters acted or spoke as they did on a previous playthrough. It's a clever work of interleaved narratives, though it wasn't enough to motivate me to play with all six characters.

The combat part of the game was not as commendable but good enough to keep playing. If they can keep this high standard of writing in the next game, and keep the combat manageable or even improve it, it will be a very good game.

I am launching a Patreon campaign to support me and GamingOnLinux
7 March 2016 at 7:42 pm UTC

CreakMaybe... but why the patreon page of GoL isn't accessible?

Patreon are aware of the issue, they just don't feel like fixing it.

Saints Row 2 & 3 Are Being Ported By Virtual Programming
9 October 2015 at 8:56 pm UTC Likes: 2

HoriI also have The Witcher 2 but it is one of their early ports... can you guys please tell me if the port was updated and if it is working fine now?

I played it start to finish a few weeks ago and performance was fantastic. Nvidia 970 card. I think setting __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 made a big positive difference.

Note that this game is more demanding than Bioshock Infinite so if Bioshock doesn't play well on your computer, The Witcher 2 will probably be worse.

Twin Stick Shooter Assault Android Cactus To Be Released Sept 23rd, Plus Some Early Access Reflections
3 September 2015 at 10:17 am UTC

I tried this game a year ago and found it enjoyable but overwhelming. Is there a difficulty slider or "easy mode" in the current version?

Feeling Angry? Hatred Looks Like It Will Come To Linux
21 July 2015 at 1:56 am UTC Likes: 1

bronyboyWhy am I not surprise to see a bunch of SJW condemning a game simply because they don't like the content it has?

What is this drivel? Check your address line, this is not 4chan.

This is good news. Linux users deserve the same choice in games as other platforms, including awful games. To anyone considering this game, I'd recommend reading some reviews before buying because they're universally terrible. If it still sounds like your kind of thing, enjoy.

First-Person Exploration Puzzler 'The Magic Circle' Released For Linux, Has Demo
18 July 2015 at 4:42 pm UTC Likes: 2

I've played the game almost to completion on Linux and it runs great (GeForce 970). It's a unique experience. I recommend it but would say it's more interesting than fun.

The main mechanic in the game is changing objects' properties and behaviours to achieve some result in the game world. You can't interact directly with the world, only your minions can. Unlike The Talos Principle where the solution to each puzzle feels "exact", this game feels more like controlled chaos. It reminded me of World of Goo in that regard. You usually pick a solution to a problem and then tweak and nudge things until it works. The chaos shown in the trailer is not an exaggeration - this is how the game plays.

I'd say the main attraction of the game is everything except the puzzles. The game is full of ideas, twists and surprises in every aspect - story, gameplay, visuals and even music. It keeps throwing new ideas and experiences at you and each one is a joy to discover. I recommend going in knowing as little as possible. If you're willing to forgive somewhat weak gameplay, this game is smart, light-hearted, thought provoking and hugely imaginative.

Audiosurf 2 Smashes Out Of Early Access, Available For Linux
27 May 2015 at 10:56 am UTC

I reported several Linux issues during early access and the developer was very responsive and quick to fix the issues.

This is a unique way to enjoy your music. Watching a video with a random song tells you very little. I suggest trying the demo with your own favourite songs.

"Autofind music" in the settings means the game scans all existing mount points for media files and builds a library. This works well unless you have some auto-mount that can't be mounted, like a missing network share. In that case the game will freeze for a long time (like running mount in the terminal would) so I suggest turning the feature off if that happens.

Our Linux Game Release Calendar Is Now Live
14 May 2015 at 10:46 pm UTC

This is great, thanks for making it.

Interview With Linux Game Porter Knockout Games, Porter Of Shadow Warrior & More
1 May 2015 at 4:41 pm UTC Likes: 1

Great interview, thank you Aaron and Liam.

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