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    Park management sim Indoorlands now lets you make your own rides

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Monday, 20 December, 2021 - 10:59 · 1 minute

Indoorlands is a pretty unique game when it comes to building up a theme park and the developer just put up the biggest and most interesting Early Access update yet.

"The indoor park management simulator where you can create your rides from scratch, control them and freely design your halls. Manage, expand and develop your own park to inspire your visitors. Satisfy your visitors' needs by unlocking and researching new buildings, rides, transportation and more!"

With the latest update, they've enabled a new ride editor that had previously been in public experimental testing. This editor allows you to actually build you own ride from parts. This even came with Steam Workshop integration to upload and download creations.

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Playing your way is also a lot easier now too, with the introduction of a Sandbox mode that allows you to tweak all sorts of settings like giving infinite money so you can go wild and just build whatever the heck you feel like.

The size of parks has been increased massively too. The game is based on big halls, since the whole idea is that it's all inside in these massive spaces. The amount you can build to place attractions in has gone from 7 to 16 which is huge. On top of that there's also some Christmas themed content, performance improvements and other general upgrades.

You can buy Indoorlands on Steam .

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    Colony building, automation and logistics galore in Kubifaktorium out now

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Saturday, 18 December, 2021 - 15:37 · 1 minute

Kubifaktorium isn't as well known as a number of other building sims but it's certainly an interesting one and now it has left Early Access as a finished game. Developed by a small two-person indie studio based in Sankt Augustin, Germany. This is their second game following BossConstructor in 2016.

It's got quite a mixture of genres here and doesn't seem to really fit into any alone. There's city-building a little like Settlers and plenty of automation a bit like Factorio. Not surprising, as the developers mentioned those games (amongst others) as inspiration.

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Game Features:

  • Build, manage and grow a thriving colony and discover new lands in Kubifaktorium. The game features different biomes to explore, plenty of resources to exploit, complex machinery to build and interesting production chains to master.
  • The heart of your colony consists of loyal colonists who will mine resources, farm crops and craft tools and weapons. Each colonist has a different set of skills which will change based of the jobs he or she performs. Managing your colonists' needs and abilities is vital to ensuring your colony's efficiency.
  • In the course of the campaign you explore and colonize multiple islands and encounter different biomes. Each biome features new challenges but also new resources to discover and process.
  • While your colonists are awesome, their work power is limited. Fortunately, your colonists know how to craft advanced machinery like automated farms, smelters and more, which you can use to automate more and more of your production.
  • As your colony grows and your production hums along, transporting the resources you need becomes a bottleneck. Kubifaktorium features a number of transportation systems like trains, conveyor belts, zeppelins and more. Automated depots and inserters are there to help you store, sort and keep track of all your goods.
  • The game is designed to be mod friendly and allows players to create anything from new goods and industries to total conversions with new terrains, scenery and stories. Created mods can be published and managed via the Steam Workshop.

Available to buy with Linux support from Steam .

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    AI Kingdoms arrive for Kingdoms and Castles in a new Beta

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Friday, 17 December, 2021 - 16:45 · 1 minute

The massive AI Kingdoms update for Kingdoms and Castles has finally hit Open Beta for anyone who owns it, so you can now see what the developer has been working on for quite some time.

Kingdoms and Castles is a city-building simulation game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle. It has gradually grown from quite a small and relaxed game into a much bigger city-builder / RTS hybrid, although you can still pretty much play how you want and AI Kingdoms are optional to add in.

Here's some highlights of what's in the current Beta:

  • AI Kingdoms you can add when starting a new game
  • Talk, trade, or fight with these AI kingdoms
  • Hall of Diplomacy where you can make diplomats used to interact with the AI Kingdoms
  • Fog of war system
  • Siege Workshop which builds Catapults
  • New harder 'Survive 250' game mode
  • Theatre and Jousting Arena
  • Transport carts
  • Minimap
  • Ability to set maximum workers per job category
  • Lots of other various improvements

I managed to set aside some time and play through the Beta today and it's looking absolutely fantastic. Kingdoms and Castles was already a wonderful game but now it just has so much more depth to it, giving you a great many more hours of building - without making it too complicated.

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For the Beta, it's currently Steam-only until it's finished and then it will be up as a normal update for other stores. If you wish to try it on Steam simply right click the game and go to Properties, hit the Beta tab and select "next-version-preview".

You can find Kingdoms and Castles on Steam , GOG and itch.io .

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    Oxygen Not Included - Spaced Out! has officially launched

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Friday, 17 December, 2021 - 11:55 · 1 minute

After a year in Early Access, the Oxygen Not Included - Spaced Out! expansion has now officially launched.

This is a pretty great looking expansion for a game that I already firmly loved, with Klei Entertainment really putting in the effort on this one to give players many reasons to go out and buy it. The idea of sending your little people off into the unknown to start another colony is great. If you were after the ability to build up a whole lot more, this is an essential purchase for ONI fans.

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Feature Highlight:

  • New Multi-World Gameplay : manage multiple colonies simultaneously and switch between new planetoids in real-time!
  • Expanded Rocketry : customize new modular rockets to explore the newly overhauled Starmap—new mid-game Rocketry options give your Duplicants an edge in the asteroid space-race!
  • Radiation and Nuclear : harness the energy of new radioactive elements and ambient radiation to power nuclear machines!
  • New Critters : get acquainted with some new fuzzy friends—if you’re nice, they might help you out around the colony!
  • New Resources, Biomes, Tech and More : discover a whole new universe of unfamiliar biomes, valuable resources and freshly designed tech!

ONI is a game that makes me feel constantly stupid, I love it. The sense of wonder you get from the early hours in it is not matched by many other similar such building and management games.

You can buy Oxygen Not Included on Steam . The Spaced Out DLC is here .

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    Settlement-builder King under the Mountain hits Early Access

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 - 17:02 · 2 minutes

King under the Mountain is a fresh take on building up a settlement, this time with a fantasy setting that looks a bit nordic.

The visual style of it will be instantly familiar to anyone who has played the likes of Prison Architect and RimWorld, with the small floaty characters and colourful tile-based building. Currently in Early Access, for the second time, after initially being available on itch.io as an early Alpha. This version is much further along although still largely incomplete.

While their trailer is pretty old now, with it being the same one for Kickstarter with the end cut off, it's good enough to show what the basic gameplay is like as it's largely unchanged mechanically and visually:

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It's largely like a mix of RimWorld and Dwarf Fortress, that really is the easiest way to explain it, although it doesn't (yet) have the depth of either but it's initial showing is thoroughly promising and reminds me of the early days of both aforementioned games. There's a lot to like about it already with plenty of hours of building and expansion possible.

Much like other such building and management sims, it's whatever you make or do with it. Most of my time has been largely due appreciating all my little people wandering around doing their chores, and me setting up more for them to do as I continued to expand. It's really quite relaxing and easy to zone-out with.

The UI is currently a bit lacking with it being rather basic (and ugly) but it does at least get the job done. It's particularly a problem during the tutorial more than anything, as the large ugly text boxes take up a lot of the screen. Outside of that though, it's quite minimal and stays out of your way. It will need sprucing up a bit when its progressed in Early Access for sure.

While a lot of the basics are there, seasoned building-sim fans will notice it lacking a lot too. The developer knows this and plans to add in tons of extra mechanics including the likes of: law and order, hostile invasions, nobles and their demands, more biomes, play as other races and so on.

Linux support is all there as expect and it appears to be working nicely too.

Available on itch.io and Steam .

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    Megaquarium: Architect's Collection is out now with 15 new animals

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Friday, 12 November, 2021 - 18:42 · 1 minute

Megaquarium: Architect's Collection is a new and exciting sounds expansion pack for the impressive aquarium building game that's now available.

Developed by solo-studio Twice Circled from Tim Wicksteed, released originally in 2018 Megaquarium is their second game following on from Big Pharma in 2015. You can pick from tons of different species to house in your exhibits, satisfy their needs and don’t let them die, all while you try to keep your guests happy and busy. This new expansion gives players new ways to build up your aquarium spaces with bridges, archways, tunnels and more along with new creatures.

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Here's what you will find in it:

  • 15 new, iconic animals, including a Japanese Spider Crab, majestic Ocean Sunfish, beautiful Decorator Crab and notorious Mantis Shrimp. In total, this DLC features 11 tropical and 4 cold water marine species.
  • New architecture features, including the ability to build bridges above existing thoroughfares, create tunnels under tanks, magnificently designed archways and charming roofs.
  • New decorations, including a new selection of paintable facilities, 7 new paints and a bumper pack of Greek-themed decorations. Players can give guests to their aquarium an unforgettable experience with themed walls and dividers, ropes, glass panelling and more.
  • New items, including a new gift shop toy and two new customer-focused accessories.
  • New objectives to enrich the sandbox experience will become available, specifically designed to take advantage of everything this new collection offers.

Available from GOG and Steam .

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    Colonize the red planet in Terraformers: First Steps on Mars, a free prologue out now

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Friday, 29 October, 2021 - 14:45 · 1 minute

Terraformers: First Steps on Mars is the free prologue for the upcoming colony sim from Asteroid Lab and Goblinz Publishing. Available now to try out.

Terraformers is a strategy game with roguelite elements in which you terraform Mars. Explore the planet's wonders, exploit its resources and expand by settling new cities. Start the terraforming process: warming the planet, creating oceans and spreading life. This free prologue offers up an exclusive challenge to lead humanity's first attempt at settling the Red Planet.

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Game Features:

  • Explore the Red Planet
  • Send your leaders to mysterious locations and be the first to discover rich resource depots, giant crystal caves and stunning natural wonders.
  • Develop your cities
  • Found new cities on craters and in lava Tubes. Make them thrive and meet your population's rising demands.
  • Manage your resources
  • Mine the rare metals of Mars, manufacture them into advanced goods and set up an effective transport system between your ever-growing cities.
  • Terraform with ambitious projects
  • Restart a volcano, construct giant space mirrors or crash ice asteroids to geo-engineer the entire planet.
  • Become a gardener of life
  • From spreading adaptive bacteria, to planting full-grown forests with bears. Each life form has specific requirements and provides strategic benefits.

Try it out on Steam . You can also follow the full game on Steam - no release date given yet.

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    Megaquarium: Architect's Collection expansion announced for November 11

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Tuesday, 26 October, 2021 - 12:36 · 1 minute

Megaquarium: Architect's Collection is the next expansion for the great aquarium building game from developer Twice Circled and it's ready to release on November 11.

This is the second expansion pack for Megaquarium. The first, Freshwater Frenzy, launched in 2020 and gave players freshwater habitats, the ability to develop hybrids, new campaigns and more. With Megaquarium: Architect's Collection you get to focus a bit more on spaces outside of tanks with new architectural features such as bridges, archways, tunnels and more and of course it comes with some new creatures too.

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DLC features:

  • 15 new, iconic animals , including a Japanese Spider Crab, majestic Ocean Sunfish, beautiful Decorator Crab and notorious Mantis Shrimp. In total, this DLC features 11 tropical and 4 cold water marine species.
  • New architecture features, including the ability to build bridges above existing thoroughfares, create tunnels under tanks, magnificently designed archways and charming roofs.
  • New decorations, including a new selection of paintable facilities, 7 new paints and a bumper pack of Greek-themed decorations. Players can give guests to their aquarium an unforgettable experience with themed walls and dividers, ropes, glass panelling and more.
  • New items, including a new gift shop toy and two new customer-focused accessories.
  • New objectives to enrich the sandbox experience will become available, specifically designed to take advantage of everything this new collection offers.

You can buy Megaquarium on GOG and Steam .

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