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Six-degree-of-freedom shooter 'Overload' to release May 31st
24 April 2018 at 3:25 pm UTC Likes: 3

melkemind"A free custom Level Editor will be released sometime after launch."

Yes, but I suppose we won't be able to build 4D levels in Unity like we were able to do in Devil. I loved plugging cubes in ways to disorient people with impossible geometry.

PieOrCakeSeriously? I loved playing Descent 2 with a borrowed Microsoft Sidewinder joystick, oh so many years ago. I would be very interested to try Overload with two sticks, even if my wife would divorce me for buying them.

I just dusted off my Logitech Flightstick and fired up the early access build of Overload. Both controllers were identified without me having to hop through any hoops. They both get reported on top of the controller config screen and you can assign all options freely among both controllers. Overload even displays the correct name of the button or axis and in the case of the Xbox controller even the correct icons.

I just finished the training mission with the Xbox controller in my left hand and the flightstick in the right

Screenshot of my test config on Steam

Six-degree-of-freedom shooter 'Overload' to release May 31st
23 April 2018 at 5:48 pm UTC Likes: 2

I really like the story single player levels with all their secrets and gorgeous architecture. The fantastic soundtrack that pumps you through the waves of auto-ops in the challenge levels. And I am really looking forward to playing this in multi player. It's not exactly the first time I play such a game over the net, but dial-up prices in the nineties were ridiculously high and my LAN party buddies never got into 6DOF.

Right now I'm using keyboard and mouse, but according to their own forums their support for input devices is excellent! It's even possible to hook up two joysticks at once to control your Pyro ship. Maybe this is the best time to (literally!) dust off my old Logitech Extreme 3D Pro. Sadly I don't have my Cyberman 2 controller that looks like it was ripped out of an alien movie anymore, but I guess I couldn't plug it in nowadays anyways.

Satellite Reign is currently free in the Humble Store, lots of Linux games on sale across different stores
20 April 2018 at 1:42 pm UTC Likes: 1

Satellite Reign is a great game imo. It's a difficult one and for a tactical RPG it has quite a bit of randomness, but nothing too serious. And the only technical difficulty I had was using the ALT key to trigger certain actions in-game, as that was captured by the command box of the Unity desktop.

The developer of Clone Drone in the Danger Zone is open to Linux support
11 April 2018 at 3:23 pm UTC

Saw the game first on MPJ's FunFunFunction channel on YouTube during a pair programming session with the original developer (#53). He made Mattias code in C# in Unity instead of typing Javascript. Very nice game and very cool dude!

The Little Ball That Could is a rather great marble platformer that's now out on Linux
26 March 2018 at 2:54 pm UTC

Instant download for the demo.

If it really controls as tightly as Marble Madness, Kororinpa, Super Monkey Ball or Marble Blast, this will be bought for sure!

Six-degree-of-freedom shooter 'Overload' now has the final Early Access build up
7 March 2018 at 4:50 am UTC

TheRiddickLooks so very much like Decent, not sure how it compares to decent underground but sounds and effects look more homage to Decent then DU. Probably better too,.

Overload is made by Kulas and Toschlogg, the original Descent developers. This game beats D:U in every aspect.

THQ Nordic now own Koch Media GmbH
15 February 2018 at 8:21 am UTC

Too bad Trackmania, a former Depp Silver game, is now published by Ubisoft. I'd really like to see newer Trackmania titles on Linux!

Koch Media also owns titles like Fortnite and Micro Machines. They also co-published the X games series with Egosoft.

The Early Access 'Train Station Simulator' now has official Linux support
9 February 2018 at 3:31 pm UTC

A handy quote from the comments on the previous article for the game on GamingOnLinux:

stratusI bought this game in order to help them test. The developer is very open to feedback but its important to remember that it is a single dev shop and they (I'm not sure the gender of the dev) only have a single machine with Ubuntu and very little Linux experience.

If you do choose to try the game out, go easy on them as they are just testing the waters for linux support and are looking to the community to kind of help them along if they are to continue developing for linux.

One common thing I noticed (and found a work around for) is that, though the game starts the first time in windowed mode, if you change it to full screen for game play and then quit, the next time you launch the game you will be greeted with a black screen (audio still plays and you can alt-f4 out...). The work around is to hit Alt-Enter to drop into windowed mode, and alt-enter again to go back to full screen.

Windows 10 S might alarm Valve into boosting SteamOS again
5 February 2018 at 4:59 pm UTC Likes: 1

Well, locking down Windows to UWP programs might eat a lot into Valve's budget, but at least they can boost Steam OS with full force and stop the perpetual hidden polishing and porting to modern platforms on their secretly finished Half life 3 product like they did for the last 12 years or so. That will include Steam VR of course. I bet Gaben has that all prepped up for emergency release in one of his drawers.

I just hope no one will start calling Linux the Gaming OS once that happens!

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