Monthly Archives: March 2012

Some time ago I’ve been contacted by Gabe Kerr, he wanted to tell us about how an indie game developers named “Sick Kreations” who created the game “End of Days:Infected Vs Mercs“, listen to the community and patch/fix/improve their game upon request.
However the game currently has only an Xbox client (which doesn’t sound promising), but Gabe Kerr contacted the developers and they said that a GNU/Linux client is “In the works”.
Now that this matter is settled, I can publish his story ;)

“Hi, I’m contacting you with regards to this amazing story I have recently watched develop in the past 3 weeks.
There has been an over-whelming amount of acknowledgement and gratitude given to us the fans from a developer in recent history.
Just recently an Indie game known as “End Of Days” Created by: Sick Kreations has swept the Xbox marketplace by storm.
It has grabbed the attention of many Youtube commentators and game developers nationwide. “ONLYUSEmeBLADE” A Youtube commentator himself single handedly made this game go from “Just another FPS” to possible “Call Of Duty Killer” and a little under a week.

This video has reached over 1.4 MILLION views in 6 days !!!

The creators of the game (Sick Kreations) watched his video and took his opinions into consideration.
Not only did they improve the game itself they made it even more fitting for him! With the understanding of his frustrations of using the knife, they accommodated him and fortified the knife to better suit his and our needs.
One person made a video and they respond by fixing/patching it in under a week!
I have never seen a game developer respond so fast and listen to the people with such willingness.
Sick Kreations is now a game developer I will forever trust and stand by for the rest of their service in the gaming community.
They truly do listen to the fans and take every complaint and complement into consideration.
This is what builds trust in your fans and consumers and this is what EVERY gaming company should strive to do.
Here you will find the thread they made to personally address ONLYUSEmeBLADE and the fans issues.”

In our Indie Gaming world, lots of developers listen to the community – but for a Windows user who usually plays “blockbuster” games from big developers with huge budgets, listening to the community is unheard of.
So here I say thanks to all the indie developers who listen to the community and choose to support GNU/Linux.
THANK YOU ALL !!!

We’re back to bring you five incredible games never-before-seen on Android devices! Introducing another cross-platform showcase: The Humble Bundle for Android #2! (And Windows, Mac, and Linux!)

Five games—never-before-seen on Android—for your phones and tablets. We’re bringing the hottest mobile entertainment to your Android devices. Pay-what-you-want to get Zen Bound 2, Canabalt, Cogs, and Avadon: The Black Fortress (tablets only). And if you pay more than the average price, you’ll also get the vibrant, side-scrolling strategy game Swords & Soldiers.

Playing at your desktop? No problem. Buying the Humble Bundle for Android 2 also gets you Mac, Windows, and Linux versions of all the games! Customers will also receive digital audio for each game with an official soundtrack.

Pay what you want. If you bought these games separately, it would cost around $57. We are letting you set the price!

The games work great on Mac, Windows, Linux, and Android (system requirements here). Note that this is the initial release of all the games for Android, and most of them for Linux. Please be patient while the developers fix any 1.0 bugs as quickly as they can, and of course, don’t hesitate to contact us if you encounter any issues.

You can support charity. Choose how your purchase is divided: between the developers, the Child’s Play Charity, or the Electronic Frontier Foundation. And if you like this deal, a tip to Humble Bundle would be much appreciated!

As with many other games recently, Anthony Bertolo also asking to fund his game “Heroes Of Forevia” on Kickstarter.
He asks $10,000 BUT if $20,000 will be raised then he will create a GNU/Linux client.

Here what they have to say about the GNU/Linux version :
Will there be a Linux port? Well, if we can reach $20,000, there absolutely will be. We’ve been developing the game on Windows and Mac, but we all have Linux installed on a personal device of some flavor (Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.). We think a Linux port would be awesome, but it would also be a little more costly, because let’s face it, the game development tools on linux are lacking. That doesn’t mean we can’t do it, just that it will be more costly in terms of time and resources.

That means, if you guys can help us reach double our target goal, we will support:
Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS Tablets and Android Tablets.
When we first thought up Heroes of Forevia, one of our primary goals was to make a game that would look good, yet something that could be ran on a wide range of hardward. A delicate mix of beauty and performance, not unlike Pat.

Heroes Of Forevia
Heroes of Forevia is inspired by the fun, arcade action rpg Gauntlet Legends. The entire idea of HoF is to be a game you can just jump in to and start having fun right away. Not only will Heroes of Forevia provide a fun campaign, it will also have a fun and engaging online multiplayer mode where players share the same view reminiscent of the console and arcade game playing days.

The Story
A group of heroes battle through the many lands of Forevia on a search to destroy the king of evil, Paticus. Throughout their journey our heroes are faced with countless minions and multiple realms testing the very hero inside them.
Our heroes will be armed not only with swords, axes, bows and staffs. They will also be armed with unique special abilities and magic spells they can improve over the course of the game.
If at any point you realize the job is too great for one hero to handle, you can jump online and use the skill-based matchmaking system to match you with heroes just as good as you are.
With many puzzles to solve and enemies to fight, only one question remains: Who’s your hero?

Multiplayer
We really want to dedicate a lot of time in making sure we can replicate the experience of playing a multiplayer game on the same T.V. To do this, we’ve developed a shared screen. When you play Heroes of Forevia online, all players have the same view, and are constrained to the area the camera shows until all players are ready to move forward. This is something many arcade and console games have, but something we feel was needed for a fast-paced action RPG.
Both in Campaign and Multiplayer, you will be able to level your hero up, learning a few new skills along the way. Although we’ve only played our early alpha version of the multiplayer mode, it’s well on it’s way to being just as good as we planned it to be.
The last major component to our multiplayer system is matchmaking. Although our target platform is Mac and PC, we wanted to have a solid matchmaking experience, where our matchmaking server will match you with players very similar to your own skill level. Although we have many ideas for the matchmaking system, this is one of the components we stand to gain a lot of great ideas from those pledgers who will be taking part in the game development forum.

Thanks to c704710 for letting LGN know about this project

Links
“Heroes Of Forevia” on Kickstarter
The GNU/Linux version of “Heroes Of Forevia”
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As some of you might know Wasteland 2 is currently being funded on Kickstarter with the initial goal of $900,000.
To this moment $1,157,646 already been raised and it’s still 31 days to go.
Max Zettlmeißl and other GNU/Linux users have requested on Wastlands2 forums a native support for our beloved OS bringing valid arguments on why they should support us.
Brian Fargo finally agreed to make a native GNU/Linux client if (when) 1.5 Million will be raised.
#Linux users. We’ve heard your requests, and will include a Linux version (in addition to more content) at $1.5 million in pledges.

About
Wasteland 2 is an upcoming post-apocalyptic role-playing video game from Brian Fargo and InXile Entertainment.
It will be the sequel to 1988′s Wasteland

So if you want to help make the GNU/Linux native client a reality AND preorder the game for a low price of $15 (or more if you want to donate), then please support Wastelands2 on Kickstart !

Thank you Max Zettlmeiß for MAKING those great news come truth.

Links
Wastelands2 Kickstart Page
Brian Fargo Twitter Announcement
Wastelands2 Forum

Hello !

It’s been months since I’ve last posted on LGN, and it wasn’t because I didn’t have any news to post about.
I’ve been fired from my job as a Linux/Windows Sysadmin because frankly – there was almost no work for me there.
Since that time I’ve been searching for a suitable job, with no luck.
When I have no job (but have a lot of free time) I lose motivation and the will to live, so I stop seeking for news and posting at LGN.

Recently more and more people asked me to post news, and as this site was the longest thing I’ve ever did except living, I wouldn’t want to let it die off.

So I hope to resume posting in the near future.

P.S
LGN Facebook group have migrated to the new format ,so all members need to rejoin the group.
So if you have Facebook and want to get updates, feel free to join LGN Facebook group.

Thank you all for the support
Maxim Bardin.