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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: 9

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).

Brutal Hexen-inspired FPS 'Apocryph' is planning to release on April 27th
23 April 2018 at 6:55 pm UTC Likes: 8

TheSHEEEP
Xpander
PublicNuisanceThose that wish to see a DRM free version can vote here:

https://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/apocryph

how you know if the steam version is with DRM? it doesnt have multiplayer afaik, so it probably wont use steamworks and if the developers do not add any other DRM stuff then its DRM free there also
Steam is in itself a kind of DRM.

Not this again ... Can't we continue that one in the forums?

Graveyard Keeper looks weird and interesting in their new gameplay reveal
21 April 2018 at 10:47 pm UTC Likes: 1

Wow! This game looks like it has it all! Farming, Crafting, RPG elements, Adventure, Humour; throw in a bit more sarcasm and possibly a bit of the supernatural and it would check all my boxes for hours upon hours of entertainment

Retro-inspired racer Horizon Chase Turbo announced with Linux support
17 April 2018 at 8:26 pm UTC

This is going straight on my wishlist! I got some lovely Lotus 2 flashbacks from that trailer

Nightdive Studios show off how System Shock is returning to the original vision
13 April 2018 at 10:58 pm UTC

FeistSounds rather hopeful at least.

Though I am kind of curious about what *precisely* they were cooking up before they started over. Was it really so wrong/disastrous/fragmented as they are making it sound like? Or could most of what they had worked on been integrated into the finished game without making the end result a horrific "non-system shock" failure...?

There are a number of videos and images posted of their progress on the previous build on their Kickstarter page; seemed like they were doing something along the scale of the new Prey or Dishonoured. It looked like it could have been quite good, but also at a much higher budget than the current version and diverging significantly from the original System Shock.

AMD has announced 'Radeon-Rays' an open source ray tracing SDK using Vulkan
24 March 2018 at 12:45 am UTC

In the meantime, isn't Blender doing almost the same with their realtime Eevee renderer? I know Eevee is not technically a ray tracer, but isn't it pulling similar tricks?

If you can, please support GamingOnLinux
18 March 2018 at 4:55 pm UTC

I'm supporting you on Patreon and Flattr I suggest other look into either as well (Flattr in particular is pretty clever).

The 25th Ward: The Silver Case, the follow up to The Silver Case released with day-1 Linux support
16 March 2018 at 3:03 pm UTC Likes: 3

Sorry if I missed it, but what type of game is this? The trailer didn't tell me anything (at all) and the description could be anything from a point'n'click adventure game, to a platformer to a story-based FPS.

Oh wait, it has a "Visual Novel" tag. Is it animated then? In what way is it HD now?

EDIT: To answer my own question, this other trailer gives a much better indication of what type of gameplay and presentation to expect: View video on youtube.com

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