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Silly racing game Foreveracers is now out on Steam, it's pretty good

30. März 2018 - 15:39

Tags: Racing, Steam, Indie Game, Unity3D

For those who like your racing games to be a bit on the silly side, Foreveracers [Steam] is now out on Steam and it's pretty good.

It's a multiplayer arcade-style racing game with some silly physics behaviour that makes racing around really quite amusing. Some of the vehicles available are so ridiculously hard to control, it becomes quite a challenge.

It takes place in a sandbox environment, so you can drive around and see everyone else and challenge other people to races and amusing game modes. One such game mode, the Rust-Bucket Survival challenge is essentially car-zombies. One person starts as the Rust Bucket and has to smash into other cars to turn them before daybreak (there's a day and night cycle) and anyone left as a normal car wins.

There's normal racing too, so you can perform your own time-trials on each track and find some hidden race tracks as well. It's quite a simplistic game overall, but still an interesting idea. Especially fun is the racetrack that takes place up in the air, as you all struggle to stay on it with the ridiculous handling you're also watching out for everyone trying to bump you off.

I played it last night on the livestream (Twitch Channel), with the developer also racing around it was quite an experience. Here's a cut of the livestream featuring Foreveracers:

It does have a problem with input being doubled up right now, sadly another Unity game engine bug which has affected a number of titles. It works perfectly with a gamepad and the developer is looking into it to fix it.

I've had access for a while and I've really enjoyed my time with it. You can find Foreveracers on Steam.

Valve has removed the Steam Machine section from Steam

30. März 2018 - 15:04

Tags: Valve, Steam, SteamOS, Editorial

In a move that's not exactly surprising, Valve has quietly removed the Steam Machine section from Steam.

Previously on Steam, if you hovered over the Hardware category there was a Steam Machines link in the drop-down, which is now gone. In fact, the entire Hardware page on Steam is now gone. Looking back on it and doing a bit of quick research, it seems the change came this month.

I'm not surprised they did this, since currently no one is announcing new machines and the whole Steam Machine idea from Valve never really gained any steam. While it didn't really do the big splash many were hoping, it has done quite a lot of good for Linux gaming overall. As a result of the initial push from Valve, many developers and game engines have moved into doing regular Linux support. This is important, because many of the barriers involved in getting games on Linux have been removed.

We know for a fact that porting companies like Aspyr Media (original interview) and Feral Interactive (original interview) started doing Linux versions thanks to SteamOS and Steam Machines, with them both still continuing the effort. It's also likely what pushed GOG to support Linux on their store too, since they didn't want to miss out on the possibility of more Linux gamers to buy games.

Realistically and looking back on it all, the time just wasn't right. There were long delays, not enough "big" games to make people truly interested in the platform (especially when the likes of The Witcher 3 was confirmed and then never happened—still hurts) and various other reasons.

We now have over four thousand Linux games on Steam, with more releasing every day. Of course, that's just a number and there's a fair amount of rubbish, but that's only natural to see. The good news, is that we get a lot of decent games arrive on Linux too and there's no signs of it slowing down.

It will be interesting to see if Valve do another SteamOS/Steam Machine push, with SteamOS still seeing updates this year it's entirely possible. Either way, Valve has done a lot of good and continues to do so. They're not a perfect company, not all their ideas work out and that's fine.

Linux gaming still faces an uphill battle—a large one at that. Thankfully, no one company "owns" Linux and so it can essentially go on forever, keep improving and gradually get better over a long time. We will still be here no matter what, we love Linux and we have so many good games already we don't know what to play half the time.

Thanks for the tip, kreativt.

Open source RPG game engine Flare had the big 1.0 release recently along with a campaign to play

30. März 2018 - 14:35

Tags: RPG, Free Game, Open Source, Game Engine

For those who like your old school action RPG games and you're interested in game engines, Flare [Official Site] hit the big full release recently along with the new Empyrean Campaign.

For those not familiar, Flare is an open source, 2D action RPG that's highly moddable enabling anyone to create their own entire games with it. I had followed development quite closely years ago, but it went quite a while without any news so I honestly thought it wasn't being developed further. Great to see it out though, especially since they put in their own campaign. Here's the trailer:

You can download it directly from the official site or from itch.io. If you grab it using the itch client, it will keep it up to date for you.

Anyone planning to use it for your own creations? Let us know!

Void Monsters: Spring City Tales, a 2D RPG with monster capturing has Linux support

30. März 2018 - 13:51

Tags: RPG, Indie Game, Steam

For those who love your 2D RPGs, you might want to check out Void Monsters: Spring City Tales [Steam] which recently added Linux support.

It released on Steam on March 6th, with Linux support landing on March 9th. It was fun to see their announcement, as the developer ended it with "Beth (a fellow Ubuntu warrior)". As usual, it didn't show up in Steam's newly released for Linux/SteamOS as the Linux version was added a few days later.

I picked up a personal copy to play around with and it's quite nice, it does have a few issues with random slowdowns, but since it's a 2D RPG where the battles are turn-based, it's not really an issue. The art isn't the best, with it noticably low-resolution, but for such a cheap game you can't expect much in the way of looks. It does make up for it based on everything you can do in the game, along with the relaxing soundtrack.

Story:

Hoping to escape your destiny as a monster trainer you left the home of your famous parents to find your own way in the world. 

Within two years of leaving home your parents had been murdered and now you've been called back to inherit their failing farm.

With the farm heavily in debt to the bank, and with a burning desire to find and kill your parents' murderer the only option is to take up the mantle of monster trainer and the destiny you tried so hard to escape.

It's an open-world RPG, as zones aren't locked down and you can explore as you see fit. There's around 100 monster to collect, train and evolve as well. You don't catch the monsters from battles though, you collect special runes from quests, battles and so on which you can then take to temples to then unlock that monster. You can also gain special tickets, to play a card game of match 3 to also unlock these runes.

The developer says the main story will take around 40 hours, with the chance to continue playing on indefinitely. In addition to the quests, monster catching and so on, there's also a farming system with plants and animals, a crafting system and quite a lot more features. What I like about it, is that there's multiple paths to take so you could probably go through it more than once.

Find it on Steam for £3.99/$4.99.

The big Factorio update is now out with Artillery, high resolution terrain and more

30. März 2018 - 13:08

Tags: Steam, GOG, Humble Store, Early Access

Factorio [Humble Store, GOG, Steam], the crazy time-sink Early Access game about automation has a big update that's now in their stable build.

The first major new feature is the ability to build a huge Artillery weapon. You can officially rain death on your enemies or the aliens from afar now. You can let it target automatically for you, or you can manually target locations. You can even stick it on a train to move it around. It looks incredibly menacing too, the art is really quite detailed.

There's also all the new terrain additions included. All tiles, trees, rocks, and decorative objects are now available in high resolution making the game quite a lot nicer to look at. They've also added in the cliffs now, making maps a lot more interesting. If the cliffs annoy you, blow them up.

In regards to future updates, they've also updated their roadmap. The next update sounds just as exciting with more UI improvements, mini-tutorials, a new graphics back end with SDL, texture streaming, VRAM usage optimizations and shaders and even more high-resolution sprites so it's likely to look even more awesome. 

I've likely said this before, but I will say it again. I absolutely adore Factorio! For a game about survival, crafting and automating everything you possibly can it's an extremely accessible game. I tend to get confused quite easily in games that deal with automation, production lines and so on, but Factorio makes it all easy.

Absolutely recommended. Find it on Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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Something for the weekend - Spec Ops: The Line is free on Humble Store

29. März 2018 - 22:37

Tags: Free Game

Just a quick tip, Humble Store is currently giving away Spec Ops: The Line which has a Linux version. It's free to grab a permanent copy (no strings attached) for another 1 day and ~20 hours.

Spec Ops was ported to Linux by Virtual Programming back in 2015. Here's a little more about the game itself:

Spec Ops: The Line is an action-packed Third-Person Shooter that delivers heart pounding physically close combat through a squad-based play mechanic. Players lead a team of three characters, Captain Martin Walker, Lieutenant Adams and Sergeant Lugo. Each character has his own distinct personality and specialized skills, and the mature story they each play a role in explores the dark side of war in a realistic way, in which there are no good outcomes, only hard choices. As missions are completed more advanced weapons and equipment are made available. In addition, the desert environment of Dubai is brought into the game in a unique way with stunning visuals, and dynamic sandstorms that actively effect level designs, and which can be used to help and hinder progress. The vertical interiors of Dubai high rise buildings also provide tactical advantages and risks that can used be by players. Multiplayer campaigns bring new modes and unusual situations and environments to expand the single player experience.

If you see stuttering issues, you can try opening the file "steamapps/common/SpecOps_TheLine/Engine/Config/BaseEngine.ini" (or just right click in Steam -> Properties -> Local Files tab -> Browse local files) and adjust the "PoolSize" option under the "TextureStreaming" section to something like 256 which can make it quite a bit smoother.

If you grab it using our affiliate link, then we can also earn a little extra if you decide to pick up anything else within 24 hours.

Dying Light adds more free content with the latest update, including a whole new challenge area

29. März 2018 - 16:05

Tags: Steam, Zombies, Update

Dying Light [Steam, Humble Store] is easily one of my favourite Zombie games ever made, Techland did well with it and they've continued adding free content.

The latest addition, Content Drop #4 adds Prison Island, a new area that gives you access to the Prison Heist game mode. A time-based challenge that sees you attempt to break into the armoury as fast as you can. It's available in single-player and co-op too! It's damn difficult as I found it. I tried it and failed many times, but it's seriously good fun. You're not just against normal zombies, but heavily armed soldiers as well and there's a lot of them, there's also some special infected too. Going in rather unprepared as I did was not the best of ideas!

Some advice for those taking it on—Craft a lot of medpacks, lockpicks, get some decent ranged weapons and throwables and…pray. Here's a few cuts of me attempting parts of it:

To get there, you need to be in the original area shown at the start of the video (not The Following's countryside) and pick the quest to find the boat.

Content Drop #5 is also now available, which adds a new enemy variation. Sgt. Deathrow, a previously unknown Demolisher mutation (the big guys) into Old Town. He's strong and a bit crazy, but the XP reward is pretty big for taking him down.

They've said the next content drop is due in April and they said "we strongly recommend getting good at Prison Heist - it might come in handy soon..." so it sounds like the next free content update is going to be interesting.

On top of that, there's an Easter event going on which sees you hunt down a zombie easter bunny, if you manage to collect enough eggs you will unlock a new outfit.

Still don't own Dying Light? You can grab it with the big The Following expansion from Humble Store using our affiliate link to support us.

Also, for those wondering, Dying Light: Bad Blood the new standalone game from Techland is currently going to be Windows-only during the Beta period. When I last spoke to Techland, they weren't sure if it will see Linux support later or not.

Blade Symphony: Harmonious Prelude update will add Linux support to the third-person tactical swordfighter

29. März 2018 - 15:46

Tags: Coming Soon, Steam, Indie Game, Source Engine, Fighting, Action

Blade Symphony [Steam, Humble Store], a game where you need to prove you're the world's greatest swordsman is coming to Linux with the Blade Symphony: Harmonious Prelude update next month on April 12th.

Turns out, they actually sent word nearly two weeks ago to us about this. Sadly, their email ended up in my spam folder that I happened to check over today! Writing in the press email to us, the developer said the update will add in:

  • New Multi-Match functionality, allowing multiple simultaneous duels
  • Gain XP and unlock cosmetic masks, armor, emblems and glowing swords
  • Mac OSX and Linux version
  • Hundreds of bug fixes, performance tweaks and optimizations
  • Exclusive mask, skin, cape and sword for current owners

In regards to the Linux/Mac ports, they said "These have all proven to run extremely well on our test systems, and we’re pretty excited." and they recently shared a quick video of it running on Linux:

 

The game is actually using Valve's Source Engine, they said they've updated it from the Portal 2 version of Source, to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive version.

They're still planning to make the game free to play, however, they've decided to drop the price of it for now to encourage more people to pick it up and help them along with some revenue, as they still have more to work on.

Humble links are affiliate links.

Strategy game Sudden Strike 4 to get a Finland - Winter Storm DLC

29. März 2018 - 11:58

Tags: Strategy, DLC, Coming Soon, Steam, GOG

The strategy game Sudden Strike 4 [GOG, Steam] is to get another DLC with 'Finland - Winter Storm' that's due for release on May 25th. 

They've said this new DLC will include 6 new missions, 3 new commanders, and 19 all-new vehicles, along with additional buildings and units. The single-player is actually pretty good and they've steadily improved all aspects of the game since release, so it's pleasing to see more content come out for it.

They've released a new trailer, as the game is also coming to Xbox which shows off some normal gameplay as well as a few bits from the new DLC:

 

It's still a shame it didn't get cross-platform multiplayer as they told us it would before release. We've reached out to the publisher again to find out if it ever will, we will update you if we hear back. It's not a huge loss, since the multiplayer isn't amazing anyway and the meat of the game is the single-player experience.

They also patched the game again earlier this month, to actually improve the AI even more in the Domination mode, so it now makes smarter unit purchasing choices and makes better use of air support as well.

GOG links are affiliate links.

Survival horror games Outbreak & Outbreak: The New Nightmare now on Linux, the next game is coming too

29. März 2018 - 11:32

Tags: Horror, Indie Game, Steam, Survival

Dead Drop Studios has just released the survival horror games Outbreak [Humble StoreSteam] & Outbreak: The New Nightmare [Humble StoreSteam] on Linux, their next game Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles is also now coming to Linux.

Quite surprising to see this really, it's not often developers add Linux support to their older titles and then go on to announce Linux support for a title not yet released. Regardless of how good the games are, you have to appreciate the effort Dead Drop Studios is putting in.

So first up we have Outbreak, a 2D co-op survival horror released back in 2017. It has cross-platform multiplayer too, so you can play with anyone:

 

Next up we have Outbreak: The New Nightmare, also a co-op survival horror but this one is 3D and originally released in January. They say this also has cross-platform multiplayer:

 

And finally, their next game Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles which is due for release sometime this year. This one seems a bit different, while it's still a survival horror game it seems this will be a story-based single-player episodic experience. They've also announced Linux support for it now too:

 

We've reached out to the developer to get keys to review them, hopefully you will see something on each on them in future articles and livestreams—stay tuned!

Humble links are affiliate links, they don't have a Linux icon yet but it's just a Steam key.

Albion Online developer explains why existing owners won't see a Steam key

29. März 2018 - 11:09

Tags: MMO, Steam

In our last post talking about Albion Online coming to Steam, we talked about how odd it was that existing owners weren't getting Steam keys. The Albion team emailed us this morning to link us to some new information.

They sent us a link to this forum post from the Game Director, who essentially says that Albion's funding seems largely thanks to people buying gold and subscriptions to the Premium account in-game. When the game is on Steam, they're claiming this micro-transaction model is then forced to go through Valve using the Steam Wallet, so Valve take a cut:

As some of you may know, when a game is launched on Steam, payment of microtransactions (in our case gold purchases and subscriptions) have to be handled via Steam wallet.

Valve taking a cut of this obviously eats quite a large portion of their funding, so moving thousands of players over to a model where they get less funding obviously makes no business sense. It's understandable then why they're not giving out Steam keys, even if it's not great for existing owners who want all their games in one place, it's a very business-orientated approach to it without giving players an option. Understandably some players still aren't happy, since there's many games on Steam with micro-transactions which have no problem allowing players to link their accounts.

We've never heard before that micro-transactions are forced through Valve's systems, but it wouldn't surprise me. I've asked both the developer and Valve for clarification on this, as surprisingly no developer has ever told us this and trying to find information myself turned up nothing to say so.

Long Gone Days, a 2D mix of a character-driven RPG is still planning Linux support

29. März 2018 - 10:42

Tags: RPG, Steam, Indie Game, Early Access

Long Gone Days [Steam, Official Site] seems like an interesting game, one that combines a character-driven RPG with a shooter and a visual novel, but sadly they have no ETA on the Linux version.

It's been confirmed for Linux for a long time, going back to 2016 at least and now it's in Early Access on Steam but only for Windows. I did speak to the developer back in February on Twitter about their demo, which didn't get Linux support. They told me then, the demo was using an older engine which couldn't do a Linux build. They were using RPG Maker MV, which has Linux support for the editor, but cann't deploy Linux builds.

Now it's released on Steam in EA, they're saying it's still planned but no release date in mind.

Hopefully it won't be too long, one to keep on your watch list for now.

Cel-shaded third-person shooter 'Crazy Justice' will have a Battle Royale mode and Linux support

28. März 2018 - 15:56

Tags: Battle Royale, Action, Steam, Indie Game, Unreal Engine, Coming Soon

It's been a while since we talked about Crazy Justice [Official Site], the third-person cel-shaded shooter and we have good news. Not only will it have Linux support it's also getting a Battle Royale mode.

Last time we talked about it, the game was still going through funding on Fig. Since posting that article, they smashed all their funding goals and something we completely missed—announced a Battle Royale mode.

This is showing off gameplay on the Switch, but it will be comparable on PC and they've also announced it will also feature cross-play from PC to consoles. Although, apparently PS4 will not see cross-play:

In regards to Linux support, we asked them on Twitter today if they have been regularly testing their Linux builds and they said this:

Yep, we're testing the dev stages on all platforms in the same time :D

Fantastic to hear that, I know they said a similar thing last year, but knowing they're still doing so is great.

Well—this might actually be the first game on Linux with an official Battle Royale mode. Exciting, right? It will have other game modes too, so hopefully it will be quite popular and easy to finds games.

In regards to a release date, it doesn't look like they're sharing one just yet.

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered announced by Klei with a brief teaser (updated)

28. März 2018 - 15:42

Tags: Stealth, Teaser, Indie Game, Steam

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered has been announced and teased by Klei [Official Site], their rather good stealth game is going to get even better. Mark of the Ninja is actually a fantastic game overall, so this was quite a welcome surprise. Updated: See the bottom.

They're not giving out a lot of details just yet, but they did say this:

The critically acclaimed stealth platformer is back and slicker than ever. Mark of the Ninja: Remastered will feature fully redone 4K visuals for both gameplay and cutscenes along with enhanced audio and new particle effects. It will also include the Mark of the Ninja Special Edition expansion content and be released for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam.

We've reached out to clarify what they mean by "Steam" since that might mean it's Windows only, but with the original supporting Linux and Klei generally being great with Linux support it should hopefully have a Linux version. Will update you all when we get an answer.

Here's the teaser:

Update—After reaching out to Klei about Linux support, here's what they said to us directly:

We intend on supporting Mac and Linux, it just may not launch at the exact same time as the PC version. Once we are further along with the new Remastered build we should have a better idea on Mac and Linux timelines. But we want to, and see no reason why it wouldn't be there too!

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered announced by Klei with a brief teaser

28. März 2018 - 15:42

Tags: Stealth, Teaser, Indie Game, Steam

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered has been announced and teased by Klei [Official Site], their rather good stealth game is going to get even better. Mark of the Ninja is actually a fantastic game overall, so this was quite a welcome surprise.

They're not giving out a lot of details just yet, but they did say this:

The critically acclaimed stealth platformer is back and slicker than ever. Mark of the Ninja: Remastered will feature fully redone 4K visuals for both gameplay and cutscenes along with enhanced audio and new particle effects. It will also include the Mark of the Ninja Special Edition expansion content and be released for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam.

We've reached out to clarify what they mean by "Steam" since that might mean it's Windows only, but with the original supporting Linux and Klei generally being great with Linux support it should hopefully have a Linux version. Will update you all when we get an answer.

Here's the teaser:

 

FOX n FORESTS, the retro 2D action platformer has a new gameplay trailer

28. März 2018 - 14:58

Tags: Platformer, Action, Steam, Video, Coming Soon

If you like the idea of a 2D retro-inspired platformer where you can change the seasons, come check out the latest gameplay video.

The developers of FOX n FORESTS [Steam] say it will take all the best and beloved elements of the 16-bit era and combine them with modern game design, a chiptunes soundtrack along with the retro look and feel. As a reminder, the current plan is a day-1 Linux release sometime this Spring.

Unlike previous teasers, this new longer gameplay video actually gives you a pretty good look at it:

Funded on Kickstarter a while ago where the developer gained €107K in funding, it looks like it was well spent. Looks like a really charming game!

Will you be grabbing a copy? It certainly looks like a game that would have fit in on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.

Wednesday Madness, a look at some good Linux games currently on sale

28. März 2018 - 12:51

Tags: Game Sale

It's Wednesday and it's been a while since we took a look at some good Linux deals going on, so let's take a look. Here's a quick top 10 of titles to take a look at if you still haven't. All games I personally consider to be really worth playing!

  • Tomb Raider - 85% off - Steam. A perfect time to pick it up and prepare for the next one that's coming to Linux sometime soon.
  • Broforce - 75% off - Humble Store.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - 75% off - Steam. Chaos Rising - 75% off - Steam and also Retribution - 75% off - Steam (yes, I'm counting these three as one)
  • Darkest Dungeon - 60% off - Humble Store.
  • GALAK-Z - 60% off - GOG.
  • The Banner Saga - 50% off - Humble Store + Steam.
  • The Long Dark - 50% off - GOG.
  • Slime Rancher - 40% off - Steam + Humble Store.
  • Hollow Knight - 34% off - Humble Store.
  • Slay the Spire - 20% off - Humble Store. A personal favourite of mine right now, I've put quite a few hours into it and it's become a minor addiction.

Then there's also the Humble Indie Bundle 19 as well of course.

Note: GOG & Humble are affiliate links.

The RPG 'Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues' has released

28. März 2018 - 12:45

Tags: Steam, RPG

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues [Steam, Official Site] made big promises, but sadly it has failed to deliver overall. The official release is now here. With the release, the in-game map still doesn't work on Linux and the performance of the Linux version is quite terrible.

Considering Shroud comes from Richard “Lord British” Garriott and Starr “Darkstarr” Long, you would expect some level of quality and direction in what they're doing, but it's a painful experience.

I do like the fact that you can choose to play it either online or offline and that some of the quests can be somewhat interesting to do, but it doesn't make up for all the other issues present in the game.

Even on the most basic graphical setting, the game struggles to hit 30FPS, often dipping below and it makes it a pretty awful experience honestly. It's stuttering, it actually feels sluggish to control and to play as well.

It's not just the fact that performance is shocking, there's also the issue of the real-money shop, which for a pay to play game that isn't cheap to buy at £30.99 and one that recieved Kickstarter funding of $1.9 million that rubs me the wrong way a bit. I mean come on, they're selling a single sword for $15 (currently reduced from $30!).

The conversation system with you being able to type your questions or just click the shortcuts is interesting, but it feels so watered down it becomes nothing more than a gimmick. Can't find someone? Try asking "where is *name*" and get a gibberish response. With such a conversation system, you would think something so simple as asking the location of someone they should know, would actually do something. The Quest system is also a bit of a nuisance, some quests have bugs where the indicator doesn't update back to the NPC once you've finished it.

I could get interested in it in future, if they fix the glaring performance problems and get the in-game map working for Linux users. It's incredibly difficult to enjoy something, when it's as sluggish as this and when such a basic feature doesn't work it feels like we've been left out in the cold.

I know the die-hard Shroud fans will argue against my thoughts on this, but the experience really just isn't good right now.

BATTLETECH to launch in April, Linux version will be 2-3 months behind

28. März 2018 - 10:53

Tags: Coming Soon, Strategy, Steam, GOG, Humble Store

Harebrained Schemes has announced that BATTLETECH's new launch date is April 24th, it's quite exciting but Linux gamers have to wait. Getting confirmation again yesterday, they let us know that the Linux version is going to be around 2-3 months after the Windows release.

They have a new story trailer out:

“The entire team at Harebrained Schemes has been eagerly awaiting the day we deliver BATTLETECH to long time fans and introduce the joy of tactical ‘Mech combat and deadly interstellar politics to new ones,” said Jordan Weisman, CEO of Harebrained Schemes and creator the MechWarrior and BATTLETECH universe. “We’re massively thankful to our Kickstarter backers and fans of the MechWarrior legacy. Without their patience, dedication and support, this modern turn-based BATTLETECH wouldn’t soon be launching on PC and Mac.”

On the subject of the Linux release, we have no reason to doubt Harebrained Schemes. They've put out various titles like Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun: Hong Kong, Shadowrun: Dragonfall that do support Linux.

You can pre-order on Humble Store, GOG and Steam. Not that we recommend it, as we always suggest waiting until the Linux release but the choice is yours.

GOG & Humble are affiliate links.

The MMO Albion Online is heading to Steam

28. März 2018 - 10:39

Tags: MMO, Steam, Coming Soon, Unity3D

The MMO Albion Online [Official Site] is now officially coming to Steam, but they will not be giving keys to existing owners.

I think it's great it's heading to Steam, opening the game up to a bigger possible playerbase, but honestly not allowing existing owners a key for the game is quite a shame.

Speaking on the forum, they said this about it:

Can I play Albion Online on Steam with an existing account?

In order to play Albion Online on Steam you must purchase the game through the Steam store and create a new account. Once you have done this, you can either play on Steam with your new account, or login via an existing account.

NOTE: While ingame purchases of Gold and/or Premium status will be credited to the currently logged-in account, Epic and Legendary Packs purchased through the Steam store can only be used by the primary Steam account.

I actually find this a little odd, since I've seen hundreds of developers give out keys for existing owners, when purchased directly or on itch.io and other places. It strikes me as very strange that they're not able to do this. They already have their own login system, so it should just be a case of giving owners a Steam key, which is free for developers to generate. There's other games out there that let you easily link an email to a Steam account too, it's not difficult to do. Hopefully they will clear this up a little more.

No actual date is being given for the Steam release yet.

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