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Language learning game Lingotopia to release on August 16th with Linux support
10 August 2018 at 7:48 pm UTC Likes: 7

For anyone curious about what languages they might learn from it:

QuoteThe official languages are Arabic Mandarin Chinese, French, Japanese, German, Russian and Spanish. You'll be able to learn these languages in English, or learn English in any one of the official languages. There are also many languages that have been partially translated by the community.

At the moment, these are:


Basque (32%), Croatian (72%), Czech (33%), Danish (40%), Dutch (100%), Esperanto (99%), Estonian (41%), Greek (33%), Hungarian (35%), Icelandic (100%), Indonesian (48%), Italian (64%), Lithuanian (33%), Norwegian (98%), Polish (90%), Portuguese (PT -44% and BR -90%), Romanian (37%, Slovak (33%), Sranan Tongo (36%), Swedish (87%), Turkish (49%), Vietnamese (62%) and Westrobothnian (30%).



The number refers to the percentage of content that these languages have translations for.

Retro FPS 'Ion Maiden' is officially getting multiplayer, a delay in the final release and a limited run boxed copy
28 July 2018 at 8:43 am UTC

If that box had a Tux logo next to the IBM one, I'd be tempted to pick this up and place it next to my Quake: The Offering box

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The sci-fi mystery game 'The Station' sold around 15% on Linux with low overall Steam sales
28 July 2018 at 8:37 am UTC Likes: 1

liamdaweThey responded further, with 75% of sales actually being on console.

So Linux is 15% of 25% of 20,000. So the Linux percentage was good, but that does mean it sold poorly on Steam. Will issue an update when i'm at my PC.

I read it as 15% of total sales being Linux (3,000 copies) and 25% of total sales being on Steam (5,000 copies), which are mighty impressive numbers (60% being Linux sales).

Guess it depends on whether one reads "about 15% of our players so far have been Linux users on Steam!" as written or as "on Steam, about 15% of our players so far have been Linux users!" - can't say for sure which one they really meant.

Rocket League to get a Jurassic World themed DLC pack, Salty Shores arena update is out
9 June 2018 at 2:25 pm UTC

I'm sorry for the irrelevant comment, but look at those little T-Rex feet go! It looks like a toddler trying to run; adorable

Microsoft acquires GitHub for some loose change
4 June 2018 at 4:51 pm UTC Likes: 2

The most logical speculation I've heard as to why on earth Microsoft would want GitHub is the idea that they might link it to their other recent acquisition, LinkedIn. Doing so would let them compete with the more programmer-focused job sites out there.

I'm not sure whether I'll start migrating my projects just yet, but new ones are likely going on GitLab.

PSVR is running on Linux with OpenHMD and OpenHMD-SteamVR
25 May 2018 at 12:14 am UTC

ObsidianBlk[...] Valve hasn't done much better, with the exception that they never actually promised Linux would have the VR (or did they?). [...]
Oh they did; there was mention of Linux support right on the actual purchase page. It was pretty clearly false advertisement when it came out.

Cool retro-inspired racer that was developed on Linux 'Slipstream' is now out
25 May 2018 at 12:06 am UTC

Controller support is ... flaky, it seems. I've seen reports of it working, but I can only get my Steam Controller to work with the game if I set it up to emulate a keyboard - which is absolutely necessary if you're on a keyboard layout that doesn't have X and C near each other, such as Dvorak; rebinding the keys is not possible in the game.

There's also no support for ultra wide monitors, the game will instead cut off the top and bottom of the display.

Also, if you're using a screen modeline that contains anything other than "XxY" (such as "_100" on the end - mine was "3440x1440_100.00" ), the game will fail to launch.

In short, it's a great little game, very pretty, very fun, but it might be worth waiting for an update or two before purchasing it.

A Linux beta build of Solstice Chronicles: MIA may come soon
20 May 2018 at 2:41 pm UTC

Patola
Cybolic
PatolaJust like shadowgrounds, but closed-source and with modern graphics (and hopefully without the awful bugs). Right?

Isn't Shadowgrounds closed-source as well? I remember this being the reason for the Linux version not being on Steam; the existing build no longer works and they don't have the source code for the port.

Sorry, you are right. It is not an open-source (nor free software) license, it is a free non-commercial license. I have read that it was open-source from elsewhere, found the github address and used it to recompile the executables for my distro, without ever verifying if the license complied to the Open Source Definition or Four Software Freedoms. Now I have, to my disappointment.

However, the source is there, and if there was any interest in it, people would have fixed the bugs which almost make it unplayable. It seems though that you simply can't get proper attention and mindshare if you try to lure people with half-baked licensing terms. I was going to study the code but realizing this also put me off.

BUT: the source code is there. And I compiled it successfully, got to the ending of Shadowgrounds and played a few levels of Shadowgrounds: Survivor, up to Episode V so far. Aside from the bugs, the game is great, fun, engaging and beautiful even to today's standards.

Ooh! I did not know that the source was freely available! I spent an awful amount of time trying to wrap the existing executables in something that would work with a modern installation of PulseAudio, Glib, etc, without much luck. Truth be told, I'm in the same position as you now; not really that interested in getting it running, especially with Solstice Chronicles: MIA on its way.

A Linux beta build of Solstice Chronicles: MIA may come soon
19 May 2018 at 11:44 pm UTC

PatolaJust like shadowgrounds, but closed-source and with modern graphics (and hopefully without the awful bugs). Right?

Isn't Shadowgrounds closed-source as well? I remember this being the reason for the Linux version not being on Steam; the existing build no longer works and they don't have the source code for the port.

Valve seem to be tightening their rules on games with sexual content
18 May 2018 at 7:45 pm UTC Likes: 11

liamdawe
RussianNeuroMancerhttps://endsexualexploitation.org/articles/victory-steam-remove-sexually-explicit-violent-videogames-platform/

They not gonna get TW3 or GTA removed, but they is dedicated to hurt VN sales for sure.
I will probably annoy someone with this, but reading that article made me literally say "what the fuck". What a bunch of drivel.

Could not agree more. How anyone could ever think hiding all sexual content or references away could ever somehow make people more in touch with or responsible for their sexually related behaviour in real life, is completely outside my limits of understanding.

We need more sexually related content, more voices, more points of view, not censorship and limiting sexual content to only what's commercially viable (ie. punching prostitutes, since that's apparently more morally correct content for Steam).

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