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You can get the original Orwell free from Humble Store for a limited time
16 August 2018 at 11:33 pm UTC

I just bought this last month as part of some other sale or promotion they were running. Heyho.

CrossCode, the 2D action RPG set in the distant future to officially launch on September 20th
16 August 2018 at 4:21 pm UTC

One of the last games I ever Kickstarted. They sent me my key months (years?) ago but I've resisted playing so far. Looking forward to release!

Daedalic Entertainment's futuristic thriller 'State of Mind' is out with day-1 Linux support
16 August 2018 at 4:19 pm UTC Likes: 2

TheRiddickFrom what I understand there is no combat in this game?

No. There's a somewhat Heavy-Rain-like aspect of puzzles and some dialogur and some walking/exploring, but it's very, very story driven. So far (thankfully) there hasn't even been any QTEs. It's not that kind of game.

Daedalic Entertainment's futuristic thriller 'State of Mind' is out with day-1 Linux support
15 August 2018 at 8:48 pm UTC Likes: 1

stanIs it possible to switch to a first person view? I hate this kind of offset third person camera, makes it hard to move/target things, on top of course of the character hiding a quarter of the screen.

Sadly, no. Not that I have found. And yes, the targeting is a bit negatively impacted by exactly that problem. It's not gotten in the way too much though. As a style choice, I get why they went over-the-shoulder, but like you, I prefer first-person for all such games.

Daedalic Entertainment's futuristic thriller 'State of Mind' is out with day-1 Linux support
15 August 2018 at 7:57 pm UTC Likes: 9

I'm about three hours into it now - superb presentation, very story-driven. Object interaction is a little bit hit-or-miss, but voice acting is top-drawer and the atmosphere is off the charts. Enjoying it immensely.

Kingdom Rush Origins to release on Steam in the next few months, looks like Linux will be supported
14 August 2018 at 5:36 pm UTC

For those who think these games are hard, just to point out that they're hard as nails on mobile as a motive to make you buy and spend gems on balance-breaking (but no doubt profitable) one off upgrades like freeze gems or tnt.

On Linux, they are perfectly balanced and much, much more fairly scaled in difficulty. Note though that the second game, Frontiers, does require a little bit of grind to maximise your hero level. Some maps are just too difficult without a high level hero.

Insurgency: Sandstorm is looking real good in the latest videos, Linux version should come in the first couple updates
14 August 2018 at 1:14 pm UTC Likes: 2

I've just noticed that Sandstorm will feature 8-player co-op... with vehicles! Can't wait for this one. Really hope they pull it out of the bag for Linux support. I'm a bit gutted I won't get this on release, to be honest.

Play It Now - Invisible Inc
14 August 2018 at 1:10 pm UTC

Yep, the mission timer is a real love/hate relationship for me too, as I alluded to in the not-so-nice section, noting how hard it is to fit in NanoFab visits during an already time-limited mission. I don't think the game would have the same tension without it though, and ultimately, it does force you to take some risks which occasionally throws the cat amongst the pidgeons. When it goes wrong in II, it goes really wrong! I played a mission last night where I lasted a staggering 38 rounds - that's 8 rounds at the highest alarm level, which introduces a second and third enforcer (you get one at alarm level 5 too) AND pinpoints the location of all your agents! It's possible to survive these, but you do need a bit of luck if your game has gone off the rails that badly! I like to leave before hitting alarm level 5 usually!

Agree about the ending and it does lend itself to a natural sequel, but two reasons I can't see that happening. First, I'm not led to believe that it did particularly well commercially, and second, Klei have never really done sequels since their early Eets/Shank days. I think the Eets sequel was due to moving to Steam, while Shank 2 was a result of Shank 1's success and likely because Klei were a smaller studio now.

Since then, they've produced Mark of the Ninja, and Don't Starve without sequels and are working on finishing Hot Lava and Oxygen Not Included, while starting their new Griftlands IP. I can't see room for an Invisible sequel in that workload, sadly. Although I'd buy it in a heartbeat - loved the idea of making the game a more management-style spy thriller!

Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy now has a Linux build for testing
13 August 2018 at 6:55 pm UTC

DedaleI like the humour. Won't buy it still.

Yeah. The "me" that would have bought and "enjoyed" this experience died somewhere between N+ and Guitar Hero. Although I'm somewhat reliving that frustration with Dead Cells... that game at least mixes in some constant satisfaction which keeps me coming back. My days of Super Hexagon and the like are over.

Side note - this reminds me of that "Trials" game I used to play years ago. It was a free java game, I think? Vaguely similar to this - frustrating attempts to get your bike over crazy big obstacles. Fun, but also induced an almost feral rage when you cocked up a manoeuvre and ended up further back than you started out.

Insurgency: Sandstorm is looking real good in the latest videos, Linux version should come in the first couple updates
13 August 2018 at 6:32 pm UTC Likes: 4

SadLer.. guys.. I think someone must point out that the "old" insurgency game is right now free on steam

I've added this as an update the article - magic find. Completely superb game too. Incredible that they're doing a freebie that not only gives you the game but also gives you a discount on the next big thing!

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