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[Linux Game Updates] New 3D RPG Games, More

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 06:31 AM PDT

Some new games have announced Linux support recently. Check out a brief summary below.

Shadow Remnants is a turn-based tactical role-playing game. As you travel through the vast country of Avatia, you will battle against the tides of corruption to uncover an ancient power with a terrible secret. Using the wide range of character classes at your disposal, assemble a band of followers to aid you in battle.

The game is currently on Kickstarter and a Linux version has been confirmed, However, it will be slightly delayed from the initial Windows release date.

Expeditions: Conquistador is a story-driven tactical role playing game with a touch of strategic resource management and a pinch of choose-your-own-adventure.

You will take on the role of a Spanish Conquistador in South America in 1518-1520. Select the members of your expedition and explore campaign maps based on the actual topological maps of Hispaniola and Mexico. Through intricately branching dialogue, you will engage with the characters and situations that you encounter across these uncharted areas, and when it's time to spill blood, a tactical combat system of great depth and brutality will let you control your individual troops in battle. 

The game is currently on Kickstarter and Linux support has been confirmed.

Unity 4 is slated to have Linux support, and we've already pre-ordered a Unity 4 Pro license. We really love the Linux community, and once Unity 4 is out, we'll start testing a Linux build of the game as well.

Unepic is a combination of platforming and role playing games. The game takes place in Harnakon, a huge medieval castle and there are many hilarious references throughout the game.  It is set in the hardcore NES Style, yet refined with the latest features. 

Unepic is very popular and it has a huge fan following. It stood at 3rd position in Indie Game of the Year contest by IndieDB and Deusra.

A Linux port of the game is in progress.

A friend is going to port the game to Linux. No more Wine will be needed. Althought he is doing it for free, any donation will be welcome.

You can donate to developers from this page.

Lastly, Forceline, a 2D sidescrolling game has been released on Desura. You take control of the prince of the realm of Athretia and your quest is to rescue the princess from the evil viscount and his minions.

A Linux version of Forceline is available on Desura for $3.

Install Latest Build of Terminator from PPA

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 05:34 AM PDT

Terminator allows users to have multiple terminals in one window and use key bindings to switch between them. It provides an efficient way of filling a large area of screen space with terminals.

Some new features and fixes have been included in Terminator since its last release, so I have packaged it into a PPA. 

  • Auto-resize columns/rows: Double clicking on a splitter evenly redistributes columns/rows in that grouping
  • It is now possible to rename multiple windows of Terminator using a keyboard shortcut
  • You can now add a keyboard shortcut for inserting terminal numbers
  • Added possibility to rotate the paned containers. Super + R for rotating terminals clockwise and Super + Shift + R for rotating terminals counter-clockwise
  • Fixed, titlebars not refreshing when using some keyboard shortcuts
  • Fixed initial terminal sizing with non-default font sizes
  • Many other fixes
You can download latest build in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 by running the commands below. Do note that this is not an official stable release from developers.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:niteshgupta16/ubuntuvibes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install terminator

RIM Releases New Version of Open Source 3D Game Engine 'Gameplay', Linux Support Coming

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 12:15 AM PDT

Research In Motion Limited or (RIM), popularly known for its product BlackBerry smartphone, has just released a new version of its open-source and cross-platform C++ game engine Gameplay.

This new version introduces many new features but the most interesting part is that they are adding Linux support in their next release.

Check out the changes in Gameplay version 1.4 from here. Linux support is at high priority and it will be included in their next release, version 1.5. For more info see their public repository.

Guake Terminal Updated, Install from PPA

Posted: 07 Aug 2012 11:00 PM PDT

Guake is a drop-down terminal allowing you to invoke it with just a key press. Guake supports hotkeys, tabs, transparent background and many other features.

A new version of Guake, version 0.4.4 was released recently with new features and fixes.
  • New icons for both guake and guake-prefs
  • Add option to start in fullscreen mode
  • Fixed terminal scrolls to the wrong position when hiding and unhiding in fullscreen mode
  • Fixed toggle fullscreen malfunction 
  • Fixed Guake overlapped the second screen in a dual-monitor setup with a side-panel
  • Many other fixes
I have packaged Guake in a PPA, install it in Ubuntu 12.04 by running commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:niteshgupta16/ubuntuvibes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install guake

New Unity3D Game 'Sir, You Are Being Hunted' Coming to Linux

Posted: 07 Aug 2012 10:38 PM PDT

Sir, You Are Being Hunted is an open-world action title currently being developed by Big Robot.

The game is being made using Unity3D engine and Linux support has been announced with its alpha teaser trailer.

Check out the video:

The game will feature procedurally-generated landscape means nothing has been pre-decided or hand placed. It also aims to combine exploration, AI interaction and survival for delivering a true open world experience.

KDE Running on Windows 8, Replaces Metro [Video]

Posted: 07 Aug 2012 10:03 PM PDT

KDE Windows Initiative provides an easy installer to install your favorite KDE applications and desktop environment on Windows.

AcouBass, who was trying out Window 8, decided to test KDE on Windows 8 after he got tired of Metro UI. Though KDE on Windows does not seem as responsive as Linux.

Check out the video: