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Games: Beyond a Steel Sky, Rebel Cops, Protolife and More

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  • Looks like Beyond a Steel Sky, the sequel to the classic Beneath a Steel Sky is coming to Linux

    Announced earlier this year from Revolution Software Ltd, they're working on a follow up to the absolute classic Beneath a Steel Sky called Beyond a Steel Sky.

    We didn't report on this initially, as Linux was nowhere to be seen in any announcements. However, their Steam page recently went live last week and in the system requirements we can clearly see a "SteamOS + Linux" section. Not only that, it's properly filled out too requiring "16.04.3 LTS + SteamOS (latest)" so it's certainly seemingly like no accident.

  • If you can't login to World of Warcraft or WoW Classic on Linux, here's a quick fix for now

    It seems Blizzard have been having some issues with World of Warcraft and the newer WoW Classic with them coming under a DDoS attack. Their countermeasures (well, whatever they've done recently) seem to have blocked Linux players in Wine but there's a fix.

  • Rebel Cops, a turn-based spin-off game from This Is the Police is coming to Linux

    Announced only recently by Weappy Studio and THQ Nordic, Rebel Cops will pull out the turn-based strategy element from This Is the Police and create a game out of it.

    The XCOM-like strategy layer appeared in This Is the Police 2 and I actually quite enjoyed it. I adore turn-based tactics anyway, so hopefully it will be nicely polished.

  • Large scale 2D RTS Rusted Warfare has a big new release out

    The recent update released on the weekend continues expanding and improving upon the base game. There a new ten player map, a new Tier 2 Mech Engineer unit which can build and it has an AA attack, the pathfinding system was improved with much better performance and less memory use, the AI was improved in the late-game, Rusted Warfare can now handle many more installed mods, support for installing compressed mods, the ability to easily switch team layouts when making a game (like 5v5 to FFA and so on). There's more smaller new features plus a few balancing changes.

  • Unique tower-based strategy game Protolife is heading to Linux, needs more testing

    Protolife is a strange beast, not really like other tower defense strategy games and little over a year after the release it's coming to Linux.

    I've been testing it for quite some time, after chatting to the developer since last year. To see it finally coming is excellent. The developer, Volcanic Giraffe, just recently released a big update to the game including a level editor and Steam Workshop support.

  • Visual Novel Misadventures of Laura Silver: Chapter I released for Linux

    If you need a good Visual Novel, the Misadventures of Laura Silver: Chapter I released with Linux support last month.

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