Category: Linux Video Games


Indie developer Puppy Games today announced that its tip-top tower defense gameRevenge of the Titans will officially launch tomorrow, meaning that today is your last chance to get it at the bargain pre-order price.

Revenge of the Titans can be pre-ordered now for $13.37, though it’s due to go up to $27.72 when it launches tomorrow for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Indie top-down action shooter steel storm is planning a relselase of episode II.

Luckily today they have decided to post a video teaser on youtube which can be viewed below.

 

More videos can be found in their YouTube channel.

Most importantly if you like Steel Storm, head on over to the IndieDB page and vote for it in the Indie Game of the Year awards.

“Seasons after Fall”, previously known as “Seasons”, is a 2D puzzle / platform game intended to be available on PC / Mac / Linux and consoles’ download services in 2011.

As a wild fox, the player travels across the countryside, through forests and rivers, taking advantage of the changing seasons.

Non-violent, poetic and even a little bit ecological, “Seasons after Fall” appeals to the player’s curiosity, his sense of discovery and reflection.

I must say the graphics are amazingly attractive and well done. It really does have this attractiv poetic theme to it that makes you want to play it to get away from stress and enjoy some relaxing seasons, nature, and hopefully music such as the one presented in the video.

Here are some screenshots of the progress of the development:

 

For more information, please visit their webiste:

http://www.swingswingsubmarine.com

 

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Howto: installing 0 A.D (Zero Anno Domini) on linux/ubuntu

0 A.Dis an open source Real time strategy game developed by wildfiregames. This game has extremely well done graphics and is a must for any gamer.

Since this game has very good 3D graphics, the requirements are kind of high too. The developers say that having an Geforce 4 or Intel 945GM graphics card or worse will give you very bad gaming results and therefore you are advised not to play the game if you have such a graphics card.

Installing:

1. Make sure you have svn installed. If not, install it:

sudo apt-get install svn

2. After you have SVN installed, you can then download the latest version of the game:

svn co http://svn.wildfiregames.com/public/ps/trunk/

Leave this terminal window open because the download will take a while and until the game finishes downloading, go to step 3.

3. Install needed packages for compiling:

sudo apt-get install build-essential libsdl1.2-dev zlib1g-dev libpng12-dev libjpeg62-dev libgamin-dev nasm libwxgtk2.8-dev libboost-dev libboost-signals-dev libopenal-dev libalut-dev libvorbis-dev libogg-dev libcrypto++-dev binutils-dev libnspr4-dev libdevil-dev libenet-dev libxml2-dev

4. Before compiling the game, you should install SpiderMonkey for better memory management. To install it, follow the steps below:
a) Download it:

wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/js/js-1.60.tar.gz

b) Extract the archive:

tar -xzf js-1.60.tar.gz && cd js/src

c) Compile it:

JS_THREADSAFE=1 INCLUDES=-I/usr/include/nspr OTHER_LIBS=-L/usr/lib make -f Makefile.ref && make -f Makefile.ref export

d) Move the files to their respective folders:

cd ../../dist/Linux_All_DBG.OBJ && sudo cp lib/* /usr/lib &&sudo mkdir /usr/include/js && sudo cp include/* /usr/include/js && sudo ldconfig

Compilling 0 A.D. (Zero Anno Domini)

Now everything is ready and we can proceed on compiling the game:1. In the terminal that you used to download the game (or open another one and navigate to the folder where you downloaded the game), paste this:

cd trunk/libraries/fcollada/src && make

2. And then change the directory to where we need to run script that takes care of the files needed for compilation:

cd ../../../../trunk/build/workspaces

3. And run the script:

./update-workspaces.sh

4. Now we can proceed to compiling:

cd gcc && make -j3

5. After the process finishes:

cd ../../../binaries/system

6. If all goes well, there there should be a file named “pyrogenesis_dbg” in this folder, which is the game. So you should now be able to run the game like this:

./pyrogenesis_dbg

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks while running from skeletons. Or something like that..
Well i suggest watching this video to get a better understanding.

Now that your updated, lets talk about it. This is an indie game which is free, but the free edition is limited. Everything in that video wont be be in the free edition. Now if you want the full game it cost about 14USD or 9EUR. Which isn’t to bad.

Minecraft Alpha [The latest!]: In browserDownload
Minecraft Classic [Free!]: Single playerMulti player

This is available for linux, windows and Mac. Luckily.
So why not try it out ans support your local indie game developers!
-Pastelinux

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Naev is a 2D space trading and combat game. If you ever played Escape Velocity, then you will find this one very simaliar.
Gameplay:

Information:

NAEV is played from a top-down perspective, featuring fast-paced combat, many ships, a large variety of equipment and a large galaxy to explore. The game is highly open-ended, letting you proceed at your own pace.

This game also has some RPG Elements to it, so you surely will be hooked. You earn money by completing missions. which from there you buy arms and equipments. Then if you want upgrading the system and other open ended features are involved.

The controls to navigate the ship may seem awkward to some of the users who have not played Escape Velocity earlier. But once you get a hang of it, its quite easy to move your ship around the space. It is highly recommended to go through the tutorial once.

How to install:

  • Get the two files: naev-0.4.2-linux-x86-32/naev-0.4.2-linux-x86-64 and ndata-0.4.2 from here
  • Both the files should be in same folder
  • Install the dependencies by running the following command (Ubuntu 10.10): sudo apt-get install libmikmod2 libsdl-mixer1.2 libsmpeg0
  • Run the file naev-0.4.2-linux-x86-32/naev-0.4.2-linux-x86-64 to launch the game

If you go here you can get this game for windows and mac. Plus source is free to download.
Enjoy!
Pastelinux

Chronic Logic

I have had a chance to catch up with Chronic Logic’s intern Bryon about a possible interview. Well Bryon contacted back with me, and Chronic Logic is willing to do an interview with me at pastelinux. For those who don’t know who Chronic Logic is, they are really great indie video game developing company who are best known for Gish, Zatikon, Triptych and Bridge Construction Set. Which you guessed it are all suitable for linux. Although they are not currently free to download, they do allow a “pay as you like” plan which allows you to decide how much you would like to pay for most games.

If your not a linux user, they also have ports for Window and Mac. Sadly Chronic has more games for Window and Mac then linux. But we will find out if they will be porting these to linux once the interview is done.

So look forward to that and enjoy some great games from Chronic Logic.

Thanks,

Pastelinux

 

Lxdream

 

When you think of dreamcast emulators names like nullDC, Makaron, or Chankast fist come up. Now who needs those mainstream emulators when Lxdream is offered for linux users?
Lxdream has been in production since June 2006 and still growing. Nkeynes aka Nathan Keynes is the lead developer in this great emulator.
Keynes has provided the community with a wiki, forum and constant news update to keep everyone informed. In addition a Mailing list is intergrated with his updates and community issues.
Lxdream has a great stability as well as Compatibility page .
So if you interested in intergrating Lxdream into daily dreamcast needs (i know you linux users love your dreamcasts) then take a stop by the download section and get your game on.
Enjoy!
~Pastelinux

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FreeCol is written in Java, it looks and behaves great. Freecol resembles the Colonization game, under the slogan ‘the Colonization of America’ but having better graphics and being actively developed.
It opens up in fullscreen windows mode which is nice.
It took matter of minutes to get the game going.
it has online servers for online gameplay.
Tested on: Mint, Fluxbox 9, ubuntu 10.10
Rating: 7/10

Install:
sudo apt-get install freecol
 

Few of us know Steel Storm has been only a beta, Yesterday Episode 1 version 1.o was released to the linux community. The game is an addicitive fast paced action with enemy annihilation. Episode 1 is free to download for linux, mac and windows.

Gameplay:

Gameplay Features:

  • Deathmatch and coop game modes
  • Exploration and time-trial gameplay types
  • Competition driven gameplay – master your skills to stay ahead
  • Intelligent AI knows no mercy
  • Hordes of enemies to destroy
  • Vast numbers of destroyable structures and obstacles
  • Huge territories to reclaim
  • 6 missions of various difficulty, for beginners & hardcore gamers, coop oriented
  • Edit or create your own missions with Sand Storm in-game real time multi-user editor
  • Nice Background score and sound effects
  • Download:

    Download the game from here, extract the archive and run the file steelstorm or steelstorm64 with executable permissions.  I have tested it on fluxbox mint 9 and it works like a fine. The game graphics details is configurable so it will be playable on many system with few changes in settings.

    More info at Official Website

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