Archive for the ‘Review’ Category

Amnesia, Scariest Game Ever, to Get Sequel

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Very few in Linuxland haven’t heard of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, one of the scariest video games every built. It scored high on many lists of favorite games in large part because this independent gaming house chose to release their high quality games for Linux as well as the more lucrative Windows market. Well, these talented young developers are now planning a sequel of sorts.

Joystiq.com has been following all the developments and even scored exclusive interviews with key participants. Xav de Matos describes the excitement in Thomas Grip’s voice as his team can talk about the upcoming Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.

Read more at OSTATIC

Three Great Linux Gaming Services/Applications

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Today I would like to take a moment to talk about three different ways to get access to some great games on your Linux PC. They are DJL, Desura and Gameoltih.

Read more at Thoughts on Technology

Hale RPG

Friday, December 16th, 2011

This post would be slightly longish post about an RPG game called Hale

Hi all,
If you have been reading this blog for sometime you would have realized that the writer has a thing or two about RPG’s. While defining RPG as a genre is hard, here goes nothing. In Role-Playing Games where you start from being the poorest of people, person and then gradually become the most powerful (levelling up, gaining xp) and take all sorts of challenges and quests and usually set in fantasy or medieval setting.While the game developer is free to change or implement some of these or more things one could arguably call a game which has the above elements an RPG game.

First of all let’s get the obvious things out of the way, Hale can be found at https://sourceforge.net/projects/hale/ and the wiki and issue/bug tracker can be found at the same site.

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5 great FPS game for Linux

Monday, November 21st, 2011

It’s some time that i don’t do a roundup of games, and so today i want to present you some of the best FPS available for Linux.
Like i always say, the time where Linux games were not comparable with the Windows counterpart is past, and now , with the right hardware, you can play some great games also on your Linux box.

Let’s take a look at : Warsow, World of Padman, Urban Terrror, Open Arena and AssaultCube

Read more at Linuxaria

Zombie Grinder: New Zombie Shooting Action Game for Linux with Some Cool Retro Graphics

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Zombie Grinder is a new action game for Linux game featuring fast paced zombie shooting combat and retro 16 bit style graphics.

The game will feature numerous weapons, ammunition types, achievements and will allow up to 4 player online co-op. Devs have presented the game at MineCon and a special pre-alpha demo has been released which is Windows only at the moment. However they have promised that Mac and Linux builds will be released as soon as possible.

Read more at Ubuntu Vibes

Let’s Play: SuperTuxKart

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Welcome to my first native Linux game comparison! Let’s take a look to this free Mario Kart clone game: SuperTuxKart!

A hard choice… Or not?

Of course there’s no hard choice this time. There are a native Linux client (one for each existing Linux distribution), a Windows client and a MAC OSX client, and since we’re talking about Ubuntu, your choice is only one!

Talking about performances…

First of all, my hardware:

agp_aperture_size: 256
cpu: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+
cpu_ghz: 2.40

Read more at UGP

Unique 2D game ‘In The Dark’ Seeks Kickstarter Funds

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Novacut’s recent success on Kickstarter has kickstarted an raft of Linux-based projects contacting us for coverage of their money-drives on the unique social funding service.

One that caught our eye was ‘In The Dark’ by Escapement Studios.

Read more at OMG! Ubuntu

Linux Gaming: OpenClonk

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Until recently, I had presumed that a Clonk was the sound that my hard drive made just before I realized that I hadn’t backed it up properly. However, in this case, a Clonk is a tiny chap who can jump, climb and fire weapons in the service of reaching his goal. OpenClonk runs on Linux and is the latest in a series of side-view platform games that started life as a DOS shareware series.

Although, superficially, OpenClonk could be classified as a platform game, the pace is thoughtful rather than breakneck. It borrows its control system from first person shooters, and the familiar WASD key cluster is teamed with mouse control for movement and aiming respectively.

Read more at LinuxJournal

Desktop Linux Gamer’s Guide

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

MyGaming takes a look at some of the great games out there for Linux and Ubuntu gamers

So you’ve installed one of the popular Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, and you’ve activated your graphics drivers; now what? While mainstream gaming has not quite found it’s way onto Ubuntu there are a number of worthy titles to keep you from booting up that old Windows partition. This article was written with Ubuntu users in mind, but it may be possible to get these games running under other Linux distros. All prices displayed below are approximate conversions from other currencies. All the games (and crossover) can be bought online and downloaded.

Minecraft – Cost: R200 (R150 promotion ends 11 November 2011)

Being a Java application Minecraft runs on pretty much anything. At the moment only Windows, Linux and Mac are officially supported but, XBox 360 and Android ports are apparently in the works. Whatever the platform, this addictive little gem is a sound purchase.

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Tutorials: GameTree Linux – Part 3 – Debugging and crash logs

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Sometimes, a game just doesn’t wanna run or install. And sometimes, it gives an error, which could help you identify the problem about running or installing the game. How? Well, when the game crashes, it usually gives an error, and GameTree Linux helps you showing “# new alerts”, where # is a number.

Of course, you would like to know what kind of alert is. To do this, just click on alerts, and it will show you date, time, folder, name of the crashed process, and the message. Easy, huh?

Read more at UGP