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Set Phasers to fun! Stage 9 lets you explore the Enterprise-D from Star Trek The Next Generation on Linux
13 August 2018 at 2:56 pm UTC

I'm going to increase the lead of the Linux download counter over the Mac one

EXAPUNKS from Zachtronics is now out in Early Access
9 August 2018 at 8:36 pm UTC Likes: 11

It's got cut scenes and no harsh restrictions on lines of code per module, while the language is a bit more complex than TIS-100. So it's somewhere in between Opus Magnum, TIS-100 and Shenzen I/O.

Also: it is amazing how fast Zachtronics is shaping the programming puzzles into new interesting forms. They carved their niche and rule supreme.

Facepunch are no longer selling the Linux version of the survival game Rust (updated)
28 July 2018 at 8:47 am UTC Likes: 9

I was interested in Rust years ago. But I read about toxic players ruining the fun in game repeatedly, so I never bothered to actually buy the game or join any giveaways. Those toxic players cannot be concentrated on Linux only, there are a lot of idiots on other platforms as well. And as far as I understand Rust used cross platform play, so judging by the percentage of Linux gamers there have to be lots of bad apples in the Windows users group.

And I don't believe Linux users are more vocal than users of other platforms in general. But I do believe that lack of QA leads to more pain for those users which fuels the flames. If your product has different quality on different platforms, those users will sound off accordingly. Ask developers with great Linux support if they think of us as toxic and they will tell you otherwise.

Eat your own dog food.

Play It Now - Flamebreak
6 June 2018 at 6:40 pm UTC

Nice idea of a series, looking forward to more of those articles!

About keeping track of your articles: there is a page listing publications by author, so here is yours.

It's time to begin your descent, as the six-degree-of-freedom shooter 'Overload' is now out
31 May 2018 at 7:38 pm UTC Likes: 1

This one is a real gem! It's got the solid singleplayer with lots of exploration as well as the frantic multi player action and even includes LAN play. It also features challenge modes where the bots or auto-ops continuously spawn and grind you down, it is really fun to play.

In my opinion they nailed the scale, the speed, the geometry, the pickups, the AI and the outlines to differentiate the various enemy types.

Awesome title overall!

I just hope I will be able to run the editor as well, couldn't get Unity3D to start on my machine yet after trying about two times a year. Seeing Mike and Luke demo putting together cubes is a trip down memory lane.

I keep my fingers crossed for being able to build non euclidean spaces like I did 20 years ago for all the players that think 6doF is not disorienting enough already

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.

GuestSeriously? 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.

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