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Quantum mechanics-based puzzle game The Long Gate launches in September
21 August 2020 at 1:06 pm UTC

Quoteit's an attempt to blend aspects of The Witness and Talos Principle
I'm torn. I really, really loved The Talos Principle but was completely turned off by The Witness so now I don't know what to think about this game

Crusader Kings III launches for Linux on September 1
15 May 2020 at 9:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: scaineI like to support developers who support Linux. But I just can't bring myself to play this genre of games. I bought Stellaris in the hope that I could get into it, but it's just not for me.

Thanks, that was much clearer!

Crusader Kings III launches for Linux on September 1
15 May 2020 at 2:33 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: scaineI'm properly delighted to hear that they're supporting Linux. I'm just gutted that, along with City Skylines, Tropico and nearly every Warhammer tactical/strategy game ever, I won't be part of the support effort.

Really gutted. But I'll bet for every sale of this franchise, there's a 100 people that are gutted when the next FPS or RPG/Action title launches natively.

Them's the breaks, I suppose. Can't support everyone.

Famous poet John Lydgate: "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all the people all of the time"... god we're so fickle, eh? :)

I've read your post 4 times now and I still have no idea what you are talking about. What "support effort"? Why are you gutted? I'm really confused :)

Gloomy and surreal adventure game Mosaic from Krillbite Studio is out now
6 December 2019 at 7:37 pm UTC Likes: 1

Well, I had no idea this was coming and that trailer looks right up my alley, sold.

This War of Mine turned 5, so 11 bit studios gave it a big free Final Cut update
15 November 2019 at 7:41 pm UTC Likes: 11

Quoting: PatolaYou recommend playing a game for having no fun? Can you expand on this?

I'll quote my Steam review from almost 5 years ago:

QuoteThis War of Mine is not a fun game. If you think games must be fun, walk away and pretend this doesn't exist.

TWM is a harrowing, depressing experience which puts you in a war torn city, with a small group of truly ordinary citizens. A math professor, a football player, a fireman, a thief, a gourmet chef...

One of the very first things you realize is you are not playing this to win. This is war and war is hell, there is no winning. You are simply trying to survive, to keep on going for one more day at a time, hoping for better times.

You start out in a heavily damaged house, with holes in the walls and barely any food or materials. Over time you try to improve your living conditions, by making beds, chairs, stoves etc. If you are lucky, maybe you can make some rain water collectors, or maybe even a moonshine distillery?

As the days pass and the war keeps raging on, resources become scarce and everyone, the military, militia and even ordinary citizens become more and more violent and depraved, all in the name of survival. Whereas you could trade a few gems for a ton of supplies in the early days, you could end up trading your shotgun for a few pieces of rat meat in the cold and unforgiving winter...

In a world where we are all too quick to dismiss the wars in the Middle East or Ukraine with "not my problem", turn down asylum seekers based on our prejudices of race, religion and ethnicity, This War of Mine provides us (especially the Western audience) with a fresh perspective and maybe even a lesson in humanity...

Nebuchadnezzar looks like a beautifully styled classic isometric city builder coming to Linux
4 November 2019 at 2:23 pm UTC

Woah, looks amazing! Seems to be pretty much Pharaoh 2.

Supergiant Games is turning ten years old, big sale on their games and HADES is heading to Steam
24 August 2019 at 7:42 am UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: orochi_kyoIt is fun to see a game being sold as full game on EGS

JFC I wouldn't mind you anti-Epic crowd if only you could get your facts straight. You have never once opened the EGS page for Hades, have you? Here, let me do it for you:

QuotePlay Now in Early Access: This is a living game in active development! Hades is already a big, feature-rich game, filled with thrilling responsive action, dozens of colorful fully-voiced characters, and the rich worldbuilding and storytelling Supergiant is known for.

Event Horizon (Tower of Time) show off the first gameplay from their next RPG Dark Envoy
21 August 2019 at 7:28 am UTC

Tower of Time worked perfectly on Linux and had a great story so I'm really looking forward to this. The new mode sounds interesting as well:

Quote[...] a new mode called Player vs World where Player 2 acts as the final boss seeking to destroy Player 1 before they become too powerful.

Areia: Pathway to Dawn aims to be a relaxing meditative adventure game
21 August 2019 at 7:24 am UTC

Looks gorgeous! Any spiritual successor to Journey is an instant buy for me.

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