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The Humble Indie Bundle 20 is now officially live!
5 March 2019 at 7:37 pm UTC Likes: 2

Now I can get Dream Daddy... Just what I always wanted. /s

I already have Tooth and Tale, not really interested in Getting Over It or Overgrowth, so I will probably get the cheap tier only.

Undead Horde from 10tons to arrive on Linux after the initial Early Access launch
5 March 2019 at 1:07 pm UTC

Perkeleen_VittupääWhy not to delay the EA launch until all planned platform ports are go?
Usually the reason is money. It is expensive to develop a game. Getting some return on investment sooner rather than later can make a big difference to a small company.

Railway Empire has another DLC out featuring Germany and a free content patch
5 March 2019 at 1:03 pm UTC

I had bought this game on the hope it would fill my need for a strategic simulation along the lines of Railroad Tycoon... Simply said, it didn't.

In comparison, this game has wonderful graphics, but the actual gameplay is quite shallow. I must have had hundreds of hours playing the original RRT2, and its expansion... Also, regularly returning to it as well. Railway Empire is worse than Railroad Tycoon 3, which was a flop as well.

IMHO, once the effect of the pretty graphics wears off, there is nothing left to keep you interested in the game.

Factorio has a major new experimental release out ready for testing, loads changed
27 February 2019 at 10:59 pm UTC

scaineI thought this left EA last year! When are they actually going to finalise its content??
A while back, it was expected that release 0.16 was going to be their Release Candidate for 1.0 and leaving Early Access. However, their Roadmap (updated 9/2018) shows what is expected to release in 0.18.

Personally, I have had the game since 0.14 (back when you had to kill biter nests to get alien artifacts for the top tier science.) I have been impressed with the majority of what they have done with the game since. Right now, most of the changes seem to be spit and polish while making it slightly more noob friendly.

If you look at the roadmap the majority of the work for 0.17 (and expected for 0.18) has been on backend improvements, better GUI, more hi resolution graphics, and tutorials/campaign. There has been a few balancing tweaks, but no major gameplay changes.

GOG are ending their 'Fair Price Package program', soon after letting staff go
26 February 2019 at 9:42 pm UTC Likes: 4

This is sad... As one of the few stores out there that doesn't just resell steam keys, this is a blow to competition.

Personally, I could not care less about GoG Galaxy... Instead I respect the fact that they do sell title supporting linux. However, even this aspect "needs improvement." There are far too many titles out there that actually have a linux version where the linux version is not available on GoG. This is the number one reason why I am slightly reluctant to use GOG.

I have 487 titles on steam (though most where bought through bundles) and only 129 games on GOG. (and many GOG titles are back from when it only dealt with "Good Old Games" or GOG Connect.) I have bought a few titles through GOG recently, but most titles by far are through Steam or Humble Bundle due to not knowing if or when a title will support linux on GOG.

I do not think this is the end of GOG... and I would not want that. However, they do need better linux support in the actual titles they offer if they want me to spend a larger portion of my money there.

Rise of Industry has another huge update, full release date announced
23 February 2019 at 5:27 pm UTC

I'm a big fan of the game. (My Steam review)

On the hope that the developer revisits the forums here on GoL, let me ask this question... With a name of
Dapper Penguin Studios
, are you actually developing directly on linux at all? (Don't worry, despite being a linux site, we are happy you support us, and will not think negatively of you if you say no.)

What have you been playing recently and what do you think of it?
19 February 2019 at 6:52 am UTC

Ketil
stretch611
Jack_BlackI have started playing The Walking Dead: Road to Survival again. It is an Android-App, that I am running with Genymotion and a few adjustments. Great game, high potential for addiction. Cool that Android-Emulation on Linux is possible, too.
So, you are running an android app through Genymotion, a windows app that you are running on WINE?!?
Genymotion is using virtualbox and runs on Windows, Linux, mac. As long as you are not using it for anything work related you can use it with a restrictive personal license without paying. Not every game/app works too well though, and you get sample ads rather than real ones.

Ahh, I did not know that. I thought they were windows only.

In the past, I have used the Android-x86 Project. An open source project to port Android to x86 processors. It can installed stand alone on a PC, or run in a virtual machine. Unfortunately, there is a limit to the applications that run on it.

What have you been playing recently and what do you think of it?
19 February 2019 at 12:27 am UTC

Jack_BlackI have started playing The Walking Dead: Road to Survival again. It is an Android-App, that I am running with Genymotion and a few adjustments. Great game, high potential for addiction. Cool that Android-Emulation on Linux is possible, too.
So, you are running an android app through Genymotion, a windows app that you are running on WINE?!?

What have you been playing recently and what do you think of it?
18 February 2019 at 5:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

voyager2102
  • Particle Fleet: Emergence - being a HUGE fan of Creeper World III I just had to play this. What should I say - played through the campaign in one day... probably not going to play it again since while it is not a bad game it is just so much less than Creeper World 3.

I enjoyed Particle Fleet, but yes, I also agree that Creeper World 3 was better.

Good News, the devs at Knuckle Cracker currently have Creeper World 4 in development. It is essentially a 3d version of Creeper World 3. While linux is not listed on the Steam Page, I believe I read somewhere that they said that being a unity game, that they will bring it to linux.

Edit: According to the developer's website it is planned to come to Linux, just no guarantee until they start testing it more.
QuoteNo, it just means I’ve not fully tested the current build on Linux and I like to be conservative with what I say. I have tested some on linux, and it is working for the most part (in opengl3.3). I have not tested using Vulkan, etc. It’s my intention to release on Linux, I just can’t say with 99.9% certainty yet that I will, hence leaving it off the store page for the present.

What have you been playing recently and what do you think of it?
17 February 2019 at 11:28 pm UTC

AnanaceWith Factorio you sit down to do one thing, only to then realize that suddenly four hours have passed.
Dirt Rally doesn't rob you of the time comprehension as much, you really feel every second when you're busy wrestling your car around the track.
Ahh, Factorio... probably my favorite... I can't wait, about a week and a half until 0.17 is released.

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