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    Space Station 14 – Devenez Thomas Presqu’et

    news.movim.eu / Korben · Sunday, 1 May - 07:00

Si vous n’avez pas d’ami, pas de famille, pas de travail et peu d’interactions sociales, il est temps de vous sortir les doigts de la combinaison spatiale pour vous rendre sur la Station Spatiale 14 !

Grâce à ce RPG libre et open source, vous allez pouvoir rejoindre une mission spatiale dans laquelle vous incarnerez un astronaute qui devra joué son rôle à la perfection. L’idée de jeu, c’est vraiment de faire du roleplay (jeu de rôle), c’est-à-dire de jouer à fond son personnage comme si c’était la vraie vie.

Il pleins de serveurs disponibles donc à vous de choisir la communauté qui vous plaira le plus, et vous pourrez embrasser une carrière d’astrobiologiste ou de clown de l’espace. Bref, devenir presque comme Thomas (Pesquet).

Comme c’est un logiciel libre, il n’est pas simple à prendre en main , donc il faudra vous accrocher. N’oubliez pas que pour vous déplacer, ce sera les touches WASQD à l’ancienne.

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    Pixel-art turn-based RPG fans - check out the demo for Of Blades & Tails

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Monday, 10 January, 2022 - 14:13 · 1 minute

Interested in checking out a fresh upcoming pixel-art turn-based RPG? Of Blades & Tails looks pretty great and there's now a demo available to try.

The developer explains that it's inspired by Diablo, Tales of Maj'Eyal and Stoneshard but there's no permadeath so you don't need to worry about any brutal difficulty here. That's not to say it will be easy but it will regularly give you a save so that's nice. On top of that the lore is inspired by the classic point & click adventure Inherit the Earth. Made with Godot Engine , you can see a trailer below:

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Game Features:

  • Turn-based Combat that allows for quick action or strategic planning
  • An Open World with lots of places to discover
  • A fresh, animalistic setting in a vibrant pixel art look
  • Procedural generated dungeons and caves
  • A Main Storyline and various side quests
  • Classless Character Development with many abilities to unlock
  • Equipment of different qualities and Unique Items with special powers
  • Hunt giant bugs or gather herbs and other useful resources
  • Many Enemy Types with different skills that may require tactical decisions
  • Trade with rats and other profit-seeking animals
  • ... and more to come!

Try out the demo on itch.io and Steam .

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    Check out the new demo for party-based RPG Call of Saregnar

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Thursday, 6 January, 2022 - 14:24 · 1 minute

Giving a firm nod to classic 90s RPGs, you can try out a brand new demo for the upcoming Call of Saregnar. Blending together low-res visuals, with shots of real-life actors for the conversations, it's certainly a weird looking mix but it absolutely works.

Not seen it before? Check out the trailer:

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"Call of Saregnar is a nod to the wonderful era of party-based RPGs from the 90's. It’s got an intriguing story and interesting characters in a unique low-fantasy medieval setting. The graphics are charmingly old-school with billboard trees and a low-poly 3D world. All the characters are photographs and frame sequences of real actors, that you can interact with, see them in the world and fight with. The combat system is a turn-based hex grid affair with many tactical options. Also the game has a magic systems based on gods and divine favour, which is really unique and immersive. Overall the game has a very relaxing pace, and it feels like reading a good novel; Makes you feel right at home."

Features at a glance:

  • 10 chapters involving a mature story in a believable world,
  • A tribute to the early 90’s: Low-poly 3D, hand-pixelated custom goodness,
  • Real-life digitized actors as characters,
  • 100% hand-built levels, 100% hand-placed props, enemies and items,
  • An open world to explore, filled with engaging NPCs, locations and quests which support the main storyline,
  • Classless per-use skill-based character development,
  • Strategic turn-based hex grid combat,
  • Unique magic system based on divine favour,
  • Less is more: fewer, but well-defined items,
  • You won't find a quest marker here, just a map and a journal to aid you in your quest.

Try out the demo now on Steam . It's built with Unity and seems to work great on Linux in my own testing.

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    Play some socially-distanced tabletop games with a new FoundryVTT release

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Thursday, 23 December, 2021 - 10:05 · 1 minute

FoundryVTT version 9 has been released, further improving many big parts of this excellent cross-platform virtual tabletop experience and it's looking awesome. Allowing you to play many wildly different game packs, with lots of officially licensed games from various developers, virtual-tabletopping is in a really good place right now.

One of the major new features of this release is support for card games, as it now has mechanics hooked up for handling Card Decks, Card Hands and Card Piles. This was of course done in a system-agnostic way, allowing game developers to make full use of it for whatever they need:

Version 9 brings support for card games to Foundry VTT. We have implemented a system-agnostic method for handling Card Decks, Card Hands, and Card Piles which can be assigned to users in your game. The Cards system brings with it everything you need to play a functional (if rudimentary) card game using the FVTT UI. More importantly, Card Support empowers game system and module developers to build upon it and offer support for a variety of card games. Card decks, hands, and piles can be created from the Cards sidebar and include support for most of the common operations a card game might require: dealing, shuffling, playing or passing cards amongst your players. We also took the time to prepare and package two default playing card decks, including custom card art for both a dark theme and a light theme.

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There's also a bunch of new lighting animation types available to spice up your boards, performance improvements with new modes to pick from to help lower-end machines, a new keybinds system to further make it your own, various upgrades to the UI and audio improvements with new drag and drop features.

At $50 (plus VAT), it may seem a little on the pricey side perhaps but what it offers is quite phenomenal, especially since only the host needs to own it. Also pretty sweet that it's built on Linux — for Linux, as the developer noted before.

Check it out on the official site .

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    Book of Travels did not have a good launch, Might and Delight let devs go

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Wednesday, 22 December, 2021 - 11:56 · 1 minute

Times are tough for some developers with the latest victim of a poor release being Book of Travels from Might and Delight.

Following on from a successful crowdfunding campaign for their small online RPG, the developer managed to raise around £207,362. That was back towards the end of 2019 and it saw a few delays before entering Early Access in October 2021. Seems the release did not go as well as they had hoped.

Writing in a joint update on Steam and Kickstarter, the developer said:

In light of the launch not going quite as well as we had hoped, we have had to make some rather big, and difficult, cutbacks to our beloved team. In order to stay alive, we have been forced to cut down our team from around 35 people to 10 people. Saying goodbye to so many skilled, trusted and loved Might and Delighters has been, without a shadow of a doubt, our most difficult test in our 11 year history.

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The remaining team make it clear they're still going with it and the game will continue to see updates, but naturally upcoming planned content will be affected by letting go so many people for an already small team. One thing they've done is put up the soundtrack and a 'Cup of Kindness' DLC on Steam for people to buy to support them some extra.

Book of Travels is definitely a unique experience, and the bugs at release certainly didn't help (many of which they've solved) and the glacial pace the game progresses at is easily a turn off for a lot of people. Hopefully though, they can continue to realise their full plan for Book of Travels eventually.

You can find Book of Travels on Steam .

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    Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance re-release is out now with Linux support

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Friday, 17 December, 2021 - 16:14 · 1 minute

Only a day after we mentioned that Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance would be getting a new PC release and it's here already, along with Linux support! Your chance to relive another classic thanks to Interplay Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast.

"This revival of the original Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance puts the ‘action’ back into the action-RPG genre, plunging players into the heart of Faerûn. As well as looting and leveling, players must actively defend against and dodge attacks, evade deadly traps, and fight hordes of monsters ranging from swarming kobolds to the iconic and all-consuming Gelatinous Cube.

Featuring three customizable heroes, this epic adventure spans dozens of locations across three massive acts, through the dungeons beneath the city of Baldur’s Gate, to the peak of Burning Eye mountain, deep into the Underdark and beyond."

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Feature Highlight:

  • A re-release of the beloved console classic
  • Three race and class combinations. Play as a dwarven fighter (Kromlech), a human archer (Vahn) or an elven sorceress (Adrianna).
  • 11 vividly rendered spells, including Magic Missile, Otuluk’s Icy Sphere, and Mordenkainen’s Sword.
  • More than 40 different types of monsters and boss villains.
  • Over 25 active and passive skills to buff your adventurer’s ability to deal and take damage.
  • Varied environments, from the sewers beneath the city of Baldur’s Gate, to the Sunset Mountains, to the Marshes of Chelimber.
  • Four difficulty levels to challenge even the hardiest adventurer; "Easy", "Normal", "Hard" and "Extreme".
  • Fully voice-acted by an all-star cast.
  • Local co-op support!

The press release mentioned that the Steam version has been tested working nicely with Remote Play Together too, so you can team up with a friend anywhere.

Available on GOG.com and Steam with day-1 Linux support.

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    Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance to get a Steam release and for Linux too

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Thursday, 16 December, 2021 - 12:02 · 1 minute

Well this is something of a surprise, the classic Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance appeared on Steam just recently and it seems the developer is ensuring there will be a Linux port too.

Originally released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and later other consoles it recently saw an improve re-release for the latest generation of consoles. Black Isle Studios are now bringing it to Steam , with the store page going live just recently and going by the store page trailer it will go to GOG too but no store page there yet.

Black Isle Studios have been working on older titles a fair bit recently, bringing more retro games to Steam with Interplay and this is another that will have a Linux version.

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"Experience the massively popular world of Baldur's Gate as never before. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance thrusts you into an epic Dungeons & Dragons adventure filled with intense action, intricate puzzles and sinister intrigue, where your mastery of cold steel and devastating spells is the only thing between you and ultimate evil."

No release date is being given yet but the team did mention on Twitter that it would be "very soon".

Follow on Steam .

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    Last Epoch gets improved controller support and a first dungeon

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Monday, 13 December, 2021 - 10:46

Combining together time travel with an action RPG full of dungeon crawling and lots of replay value, Last Epoch continues showing off its promise with the Eternal Legends update.

Firstly, as we will no doubt see plenty more games do over the next couple of months for the Steam Deck, Eleventh Hour Games have improved controller support with this update to make more of the UI easily accessible with it. There's also been a number of parts optimized for better performance like the minimap, enemy / minion movement and attack animations and so on.

As for content, there's quite a lot including a rework of the Druid to including new models, skills and new final form. The big one though is the inclusion of the Temporal Sanctum, the first actual dungeon for Last Epoch which they say is the first of many and it comes with a special ability allowing you to do some time travelling which sounds interesting.

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You can buy Last Epoch on Steam .

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