Category:  News

By RootGamer, December 3, 2012 2 Download, News, RetroBooster

Although the news is a couple days old and the game looks like yet another 2D space shooter but the demo is a true challenge. The game is more about the pilot skills compared to similar games. And features some colorful explosions and particles when blowing up spaceships and objectives. The developer Terry used to work for NASA on visual simulation and virtual reality. He is using that experience on game… Read More »

By RootGamer, December 2, 2012 0 Crayon Physics Deluxe, Download, News

Crayon Phisics Delux is a 2D physics puzzle / sandbox game, in which you get to experience what it would be like if your drawings would be magically transformed into real physical objects. Solve puzzles with your artistic vision and creative use of physics. Many would label this game as simple and easy and only suitable for the casual gamer. But there is more that… Read More »

By RootGamer, December 1, 2012 0 Crowd funding, Forced, News, Report

It was make or break for FORCED; as it seemed the funding would not be achieved with just a couple days remaining. However a final guerrilla-marketing attempt of BetaDwarf, proved to be sufficient! And right at the end they exceeded the $40,000 goal with a final score of $65,413, thanks to the 1900+ donations. This can only mean one thing:  the dungeons of the co-op… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 30, 2012 0 Download, Fotonica, News

Fotonica a unique  first person game all about running,  jumping, sense of speed and discovery. The key is timing, the goal is to explorer and travel through the space-like environment. The game graphics are somewhat unusual, due to the abstract and two-tone outlined world. Game looks like it could be from the 50’s The game is now available on Linux!  And can be bought for 5 bucks; http://www.fotonica-game.com/ Features… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 30, 2012 0 Download, News, rick rocket

The Adventures of Rick Rocket  v1.1.2 is available for Linux! This is a Linux-only patch to fix some issues reported by a few gamers. Defend the Earth from alien invaders in this  1950s style space shooter! It’s the golden age of space exploration. As mankind begins to venture out into space, a mysterious alien armada appears and launches an all-out assault on the Earth. Space Command… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 30, 2012 0 Crowd funding, News, Pier solar hd

Today  the  linux 16-bit RPG game ‘Pier Solar HD‘, achieved it’s original  goal and collected over $139.000.  At current moment of writing The Pier Solar HD project collected over $159.000, meaning the ‘Directors Cut’-edition is within reach. Pier Solar is a 16-bit RPG that tells the story of Hoston, a young botanist who is on a quest to save his father from a mysterious illness. Along with… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 29, 2012 0 Download, News, Oilrush, Steam

Steam: Oil Rush is now available for download in Steam Linux beta, only not yet shown under Linux games. Oil Rush is a naval strategy game that takes place in a world where nuclear war has melted the ice caps, changing the face of the planet forever. Oil Rush offers unique gameplay, avoiding micromanagement of every single unit, while still providing full control over all… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 29, 2012 0 Crowd funding, Maia, News

Inspired heavily by the 70’s Sci-fi aesthetic, Maia is a colony management simulator where you must keep your colonists safe, fed and happy. Liberally influenced by nineties god games (Dungeon Keeper), the game will have a dark sense of humour and more toys to play with. Funding crossed the  £140,00 milestone on the final day at kickstarter. However the project did not reach its goal to… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 29, 2012 0 Download, News, OpenRA

After four months worth of patches and tweaking the developers at OpenRA released a ton of new features! Support for Dune2K is added with release 20121019. And  also new maps are available with RedAlert.  You can play along using a VPN which made easy using Hamachi to connect between friends. OpenRA is a Libre/Free Real Time Strategy game engine supporting early Westwood games like Command… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 28, 2012 0 Crowd funding, News, You Are Being Hunted

With a couple days left on the clock, kickstarter Sir, You Are Being Hunted-funding crossed the £80,000 mark and unlocks multiplayer support!!  However multiplayer will NOT ship with the initial release of the game. But will become available as a free add-on later, once BigRobot completes development on the main game. Single-player is the true purpose of the gameplay experience and multiplayer is like a tasty bonus 😉 The game world is a… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 28, 2012 0 Download, News, SoftwareStore

Mac’s successful racegame, RC Mini Racers by Decane  is available  Ubuntu Software Center for $5! RC Mini Racers is a fast paced and explosive racing game with 22 different remote controlled mini cars, lots of missiles and mines, turbos for an extra boost as well as great hard rock music. The car pimp shop lets you customize you RC car by changing the color, the wheels… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 27, 2012 0 Discount, News

Unity of Command is an innovative and refreshing operational-level wargame that covers the entire 1942/43 Stalingrad Campaign on the Eastern Front. Playable from both the Axis and Soviet perspective, it strives to recreate the strategy, the forces involved and the general tension of that crucial period in World War II. Experience the highly fluid, enormously large battles of maneuver in a turn-based strategy setting. Take… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 27, 2012 3 Doom3, Download, News

The engine released under the GPL also excludes some proprietary code used in the full retail release, notably the Bink Video Player code used for intro and outtro movies, Steam integration and a method of rendering stencil shadows developed by id co-founder John Carmack known as ‘Carmack’s Reverse.’ Dispite it’s age – Doom3 was released back in 2004 – the engine is pretty solid. With… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 27, 2012 1 Crowd funding, Dear Esther, News

Dear-Esther build on the source engine  and developed by The Chinese Room will find its way toward the linux platform. Robert Briscoe (Artist & Level Designer)  is involved with Dear Esther‘s development. Announced on twitter the beta tester selection round has ended. Thanks for all of the volunteers to test Dear Esther Linux, we have enough testers for now, but I will tweet again if we need more!    

By RootGamer, November 20, 2012 0 News, Zero-K

Zero-K is a FREE, multiplatform, open-source RTS game. It aims to be dynamic, action-packed and hassle-free, full of clever strategies and constantly moving combat with games lasting an average 20-30 minutes. They released a new build some time ago, and published a nice trailer today. The game got some promising features and aims to be an advanced RTS build by players for players. Features: Epic Scale from… Read More »